The Briar In The Rose

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The Briar in the Rose
© 2013 Hans Bilger

I’ve been following a different tack
drawing from another vein
I’ve stopped waiting for the moon to wax
when it only seems to wane

cause dear, when I found you
I thought you would be the last I’d have to find
although it confounds me, dear, heaven knows
I think I’ve found the briar in the rose

do my letters seem perfunctory?
do our conversations stall?
do you marvel at the way we seem
to totter back and forth but never fall?

there’s no blame
don’t you feel the same?

we’ve been struggling to reconcile
what we saw with what we got
we allowed ourselves to be beguiled
thinking that we had what we did not

cause dear, when I found you
I thought you would be the last I’d have to find
I thought we would always be, heaven knows
but I think I’ve found the briar in the rose

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from Old First, released September 17, 2014

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Hans Bilger New York

I'm a bassist, ukulele player, and singer originally from Brooklyn, NY. I'm junior at Yale University at the moment, and I spend most of my time playing music, sleeping, and learning about ecology. I'm also trying to build an electric oud.

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