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The Last Room You'll Ever Sleep In

from A Small Arrival by Swale

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In the end, you know the time is right to be old: everyone likes you and everyone’s scared. “Don’t talk too loud. Don’t move too fast. Don’t wake him up, he’s beautiful whenever he’s like this.” Down the hall, daughters seldom call. Welcome mat and walls, crucifix and schawls. Lord, believe, breathe, and choose the Beatitudes, the King of Jews. Rules may lay you to bed but no one is better off dead. You could come back as dust. You could come back and rust. You could tell us that nothing is worse than waking up in a world God made up.

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from A Small Arrival, released September 12, 2012

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Swale Burlington, Vermont

Swale started in 2002 as part of the house band for a burlesque show. For the most part, Amanda plays the keys, Jeremy plays the drums, Eric plays the guitars, Tyler plays the bass, and all four of them sing the songs.

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