Nightdriving

by Jay Speiden

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Incandescent green leaves, wet and translucent in the beams of your headlight glow. Spring nights are for driving, just don't be lulled to sleep by the smoke that roils off the sodden lowlands.

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Tonight's a night for driving, tonight's a night for cars. The boys and girls are out racing, they're open to the stars.

In the purple broken light of midnight, see them scamper to the darker places from afar.

Tonight's a night for driving, tonight's a night for boys and girls in cars.

You'll get yours and we'll go get ours. A thousand stars like diamonds gonna fall. Open up your hand and catch them all. Thousand diamonds falling. Open up your hand and catch them all.

You see one hundred deer standing in a circle in the center of your yard. So silently they disappear into the gloomy, gloomy darkness as the morning starts to break into the dawn. Yeah, the purple morning sunlight is gonna break this open soon you've got to call. I see you standing, your back to everyone, your eyes pinned to something out beyond the wall.

The wet green leaves are iridescent in the headlights of your car. Tonight's a night for driving, tonight's a night for driving, tonight's a night for cars.

Hold this up don't shake it, it won't hold up to much shaking after all.

Tonight's a night for driving, Tonight's a night for cars.

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released May 15, 2014
Written and performed by Jay Speiden

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Jay Speiden 上海市, China

Jay Speiden lives and works in Shanghai where he spends his days making dioramas in his kitchen. He longs for the day when he has enough personal wealth to buy several rubber plantations in Indonesia and then halt production, turning them back to nature, while still paying wages to all laid off workers. He will live there in a tree fort with his dog and wife among the great apes and elephants. ... more

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