C. Prauss

C. Prauss

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BandFolkAlternative

Biography

C. Prauss. Songwriter/singer/instrument player, electronic folk music created with common, modern tech tools and real instruments.

Lyrics

Willow

Written By: C. Prauss

Willow

You were always there
In the day
Providing shade

Shimmering green
In the sunlight
And in the dark night

Swaying violently
In a storm
Like behemoths
Fighting a war

You bent you bent you bent
The oak it broke it broke it broke
You bent you bent you bent
The oak it broke it broke

Like offspring
In your crook
You rock me
And gave me strength from your roots

Of course they criticized
That’s all it took
And they cut you down

Now a war torn amputee
Your stump
Is all that’s left to see

Memory Block

Written By: C. Prauss

Memory Block

You live for quite a few years
But you have no clue
Not careful to watch history repeat itself
Over and over you lose

I’m sorry for your “I haven’t done so bad” delusion
If you only knew
Watch a TV talk show
And see you’re not alone

Up went a block
When you were very young
Restricted your freedom for you
Unable to use to memory as a reference
They eat you alive
Every time

You paint such an ugly picture
It drives the kids away
They can feel your tension
And see it in your neck veins

Faking it in a nice dress
Pretending that’s what you wanted
Settled for so much less
Begin the years of security
Mrs. Stress

Up went a block