Read the Stars

from by Kim June Johnson

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Produced by Marc Atkinson

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It’s such a shame that a heart breaking
Happens so quietly
If it was loud then everyone around
Could come running
And they’d press the broken parts
‘Til they started to mend
And folks all over town
Would talk about that near-fatal end

They say that two is company
But I’ve never felt so alone
Than when I sat right next to you
After that space had grown
Is this an ending
Or is it a start?
I cannot tell yet
And I don’t know how to read the stars

It’s such a shame that a heart breaking
Happens so subtly
Too bad there’s not some number to call
Ambulance or police
They’d bring their stretchers
And their oxygen
Get that heart somewhere safe
And give it some medicine

What does the future hold?
I can’t see that far
Will this heart beat again?
Oh, I don’t know how to read the stars
Oh, I don’t know how to read the stars

credits

from Canvas & Clay, released May 18, 2014
Kim June Johnson: vocals, acoustic guitar
Marc Atkinson: bass, drums, e.guitar, strings

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Kim June Johnson British Columbia

Kim June Johnson is a poet and award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter. Her new album, Canvas & Clay was released in May 2014. Produced by Marc Atkinson (The Bills) it features guest performances by Daniel Lapp (trumpet and fiddle) and Scott White (upright bass). It is Kim's most pop-oriented record to-date and garnered her a 2015 Vancouver Island Music Award. ... more

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