The Storm in Our Head

from The Storm in Our Head by Kathleen Dunbar

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The Storm in Our Head
By Kathleen Dunbar
Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar

the gas station job’s what he had
she’s hopin she saw in him more good than bad
she left school and she had their son
how do you get that old when you’re still that young?
she felt like she never was young
his beauty was like a dark poem
till he landed his fist and she wouldn’t go home
she fell down the stairs and she broke
tears were her words and pain what she spoke
pain, pain what she spoke

let’s all sing the storm in our head!
can we sing till it clears and we’re shinin instead?
if it happens the garden’s ploughed under the road
will we still smell the flowers while carryin the load?
la la la-la-la la la-la la-laaaa

the devil he left her his clothes
bein naked she took em to keep out the cold
an angel tried to lend her his shoes
I can’t walk with you angel cuz I always lose
angel you take back your shoes
the color of heartbreak is blue
it’s the color of love when the love is all through
beauty’s the shape of a rose
beauty’s more sweet cuz the thorns that we know
breathe cuz of the thorns that we know


she prayed at her bedside for dreams
before her whole life fell apart at the seams
when she’d rest, when she’d sing, when she’d sleep
she’s still diggin the hole that is grave-digger deep
the hole that is grave-digger deep
when you love you fall under the waves
if you never fall you can never be saved
sometimes it’s grace sometimes luck
when a hand reaches out and you take it up
and you, you take it up



from The Storm in Our Head, released March 23, 2012
Kathleen Dunbar/vocals, Gawain Mathews/guitars, keyboards, accordion, mandola, shaker, tambourine, Dan Feiszl/electric bass, Dave Tweedie/drums


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Kathleen Dunbar San Francisco, California

You may notice my songs are about angels and devils, birth, life, death, about creation and crumbling destruction—the troubles we humans get ourselves into and the choices we make—some of them funky, some of them ending in the dark, others rising into the light of morning. Touching, humorous, spellbinding storytelling—my songs brings you into the irony, the tragedy, and the possibilities of life. ... more

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