Your Antique Parasol

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Your Antique Parasol

Can I be heartbreak for a change?
Can I sing to the morning sun?
Can I be what the people want?
Can I dream of what’s already been done?

Should I be looking for a name
In the fashion magazines,
Should I be fashioning myself
Into the king of the popular scene?
Should I be background for a while
Until I’m breaking through the noise,
Should I be unoffending words?
Should I be someone else’s voice?

I could be the walking theme to your
Local shopping mall
But I’d rather be nothing at all.

Was I bought or was I found,
Was I a bargain shopper’s vice?
Was I cheap enough to take
Without the wager of a sacrifice?
Was I a coaster for a while
Until I made it to the floor?
Was I too rolled in dust to stick
To the loves you created before?

I could be the thin white skin of your antique parasol
But I’d rather be nothing at all.

Am I the after-afterthought
Of ever thought I have of you?
I’m only two degrees away
From being the first thing that I ever knew.
Can I be heartbreak for a change?
Can I sing to the morning sun?
Can I be everything you want?
Can I dream of what’s already been done?

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from Voices From a Broken Window, released July 2, 2009

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Jon Hughes Ireland

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Hughes, has been based in Ireland since 2005. He has shared a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock.

Hughes' latest work, a collection of songs entitled "Where I Sleep at Your Door" is set to be released in March 2015.
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