A Mouse in God's Country

from by Don Ryan

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(And now, ladies and gentlemen, introducing...
The world's tiniest sound!)

The welcome wagon isn't lost,
It's only lost its wheels
Matricidal hooligans have made them disappear

A mouse in God's country
Seeks insight from a broken clock
It's always wrong but twice a day
But still he takes such stock

The governor's ball has been saved
By the sympathetic eyes
Of the optometrist's semi-precious
Stone cut from the lies

Lubricants, synthetically, are ridden with disease
While the blissfully ignorant mansion gets on its knees

Demigods with credit cards
Feed books into the fire
Inebriation swallows heads,
But still it's worth the while

Evolution's opposable thumbs cause silly thoughts
And common sensible ignorance keeps mouths away from troughs

A mouse in God's country rolls on,
Though his welcome wagon's gone.
An armless mother's only son
Stirs the pot that boils on.
We're all happily wed,
Till we're dead


from Tangle Town, released November 3, 2011


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Don Ryan New York, New York

Don Ryan is a singer/songwriter whose compositions are delectable cocktails of ageless beauty and gritty discord — a hypnotizing blend of classic Americana and gypsy jazz with a more modern, psychedelic-folk sound. This is a brand new spin on old music. ... more

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