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Love is like wine
I must let myself think if I'll drink every time
For I swallow so fast
As each moment rolls past
Each night gets so dizzy down under the last

Love's like a house on the moon
I get carried away if I build it too soon
I don't mind floating free
But there's no air to breathe
And a man can't believe when it all feels so empty

Love's like a wolf in the woods
Now we see eye to eye and it's well understood
It's a one-sided game
and only I am to blame
For picking a shot I don't know how to aim

Love's like the dance of the stars
It seems so much bigger than all that we are
I can look up and see
Such a beautiful dream
But it's the trick of the hook that pulls fish from the stream

Love's like a wave on the beach
Some say it's safe on the shore but it's so out of reach
If I want it to stay
And not sweep me away
To a world that will swallow me up in a grave

Love's like the rain comin' down
When it's fallen so far just to break on the ground
The rivers all know
It was round long before
It rusted the key you kept secret for me by the door

Even as a stranger
Counting quarters in the midnight fall
I now see that love can be
Anything I want at all


from Before the Light, released December 25, 2014



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James Thomas London, UK

James Thomas is a singer/songwriter from Vancouver. A blend of Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon. He plays in a finger- picking acoustic style with literary influences from Henry Miller to Walt Whitman. His songs deal with themes of conflict between the search for peace, alienation, women, the imagination and self-destruction. ... more

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