From the recording Letters & Landlines

Lyrics

Polaroid Time©
by Lost on the Metro™ 2020

Upturned gritty faces
edged in blemished lines
in the background, familiar places
stained memories of our better times
behind bell-bottomed blue jeans
face in the window, watching all that light
All that light


And we knew where we belonged
we belonged to the land
a child stands in the mud
feet bare
she holds she holds
She holds the sun in her hands


beyond the garden bed
brother’s hand on her head
our old farm dog past her prime
summer sunshine on polaroid time
All the love, in tinted smiles
Becomes a relic in a keepsake pile

And we knew where we belonged
we belonged to the land
a child stands in the mud
feet bare
she holds she holds
She holds the sun in her hands

Worry lines that showed
A hundred years ago
Kodachrome ghosts
Leanin on old fence posts
take a breath and breathe it slow
before I let it go
Before I let it go.