Sad But True

by Louie Lahana

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A Love Song to Greenwich Village and a girl named Mimi.

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SAD BUT TRUE

sad but true
and I, and I held your hand

knuckles rubbing gently
walk the sand

snuck a kiss
amidst amidst
Bleecker St. and

lie with me, my love
crinkled sheets

fire escape
grey smoke forming shapes
dusty window across
bodies moving with haste
obviously lost
The taste for salty paprika cucumber
maple syrup summer
under awnings there's shrouds
yawning plumbs blooming clouds
camel smoking
cloaking the crowds

'tween black metal grates
throbs raisin bran sun
when I was 8
fate shook me undone
tied a rope to a rail
boy scout would’a nailed
bow broke
so slow-motion I fell
and each stone of the stair
scared loose brutal truth
revealed in 12 thump thumps
hot flash photo booth

dumb dumb
head numb what to do?
Zoltar strip slip answering you
trust only what works
not what you wish
take a steady heart
over sparkles of bliss

lie with me my love
rib bones glide and dance

touch our eyelids
humming birds wings land

auburn eyes mirror me
the farther I ran

live with me my love
together we can

down third floor walk up
dim lit streets
crowds sounding like crickets
herding churning like sheeps
West 4th barkeeps
tequila shots drop gullet
tattooed dudes, greasy mullets

gauzy eyes seeing double
lamposts vibrate
traffic light color stutter
can’t see straight
some red blend green swerve
throb yellow
trouble walking mangled elbows

still it’s quiet in the park
upright bass
saxophone
crooning jazz tunes and
brush your goosebumps in the dark
weed dealers chase
dime bag dime bag
avoidin' eye contact

ride with me, my love
rusty chain roller coaster seats
horizon rising
butterflying free

squeeze our eyes shut
both clenching teeth
ride with me love
station rolls in finally

but the trees rustle
shawarma wafts moon glows
lamplight throws halos
chess shop closed
dark neon
lean on a
bench to kiss
cold metal, but warm lips
cat licks,
empty tin rattle
sleeping pigeons battle
for perch on a cedar branch
seize the chance

I see the light come in
I see the light
something taking hold of me
in these Gotham nights

lie with me, my love
cold feet slide and seek
honeysuckle earlobes
faded bleach

lie with me my love

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released May 26, 2019

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Louie Lahana New York, New York

Louie gained his rapping chops along the California coast as part of the hip hop group Dichotomy. Sharp edges dulled over time-- his music now slow dances with acoustic melodies.

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