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This is a recording from approximately September of 2008.

Topsy was a circus elephant at the turn of the last century who came to a very sad end at Coney Island.


Abul Abbas was a much more fortunate elephant- Charlemagne's favorite pet- hundreds of years earlier.



It's twenty-eight years
twenty eight years in the ring
no more swing
I'm holding my ears to the wind
no more spin

I stood on two feet
on two feet like a good girl
no more twirl
out here in the street
I'll stand on bricks
no more tricks

Abul-abbas, all I know
is those old bones
sleeping so
sound on the ground
though I may
be far away

Abul-abbas, all that
I feel is the tall grass
don't you fret
I forget
better and better
every day

Goodbye to their gloves
to their gloves and hands
no more dance
they are gonna play
rough with me now
no more bow

Abul-abbas, all I know
is those old bones
sleeping so
sound on the ground
though I'm far away
Abul-abbas, I'm dreaming
of those old bones
I never been
there but in
very good time
I'll go to stay

Let them burn me like an ember
who will remember them?


from Each One a Creature (Demo), released May 22, 2014


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