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I am the space where I am
This house is hung with curtains
The lightbulb left through the door
And the walls seem uncertain
The ground has just died a death
I back into the corner
The arch fifteen feet away
Like some kind of fortress

Maybe this is a test for me
It may turn out to be failure
The truth I hear is rather queer
And dished out with a ladle
After the deeds are done
Success has come or not come
And I am brought to the fore
Brought to the foreground

At the end of the line
There is a dirty doorknob
The windows hum but they never sang
And the bed cries out with boredom
The coroner waits with a smile
An unmistakable purpose
Come inside for a while dear
We’ll wipe down the surface

Maybe this is the truth
You fool, it’s dust gathering upon the shelf
The walls have fallen back in time
And the house has turned on itself
Hell-bent on energy
To sustain a cozy feeling
Tip tap toe
Dips fall from the ceiling


from Five Miles to Vaudeville, released May 17, 2013
Mark Baker - Vocals, Guitar
Brian Cannon - Violin, Vocals
Chris Rafter - Trumpet
Pierpaolo Vitale - Piano, Vocals
Edward Tapceanu - Double Bass
Cathal O'Leary - Drums
Truly DiVine - Vocals



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Saint John the Gambler Dublin, Ireland

Saint John the Gambler is an exciting original Gypsy Swing band with a dance-inducing spirit. This Dublin-based band have melded sounds from by-gone eras and distant lands with modern songwriting taking in influences from Old-Time Jazz, Klezmer, Latin and Vaudeville to create a bluesy gypsy piracy. ... more

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