Left By Me

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written by Sean Michael Robinson


Left by Me

It shouldn't seem so lonely,
this singing to yourself
but your voice is sounding strained these days
and nothing seems to help
you were thinner at the eyes and you were
rounder at the waist
just whistling the old lines
to fill up the empty space that was
left by me

on the periphery of the revelry
the tired tent was placed
you were captured by your keepers
ensnared by their embrace
you were always fond of pretty things
that with your promise you deface
you'll always be the empty one
some song learned and forgotten,
left by me

and who protects the lonely?
who preys upon the sick?
and who made up all the stupid rules
but can't stand to make them stick?
I was weaker when I met you
I was just a little bird
in a terrifying windstorm
when I found my only shelter
next to you

and maybe you will find her
that lover that you serve
but for now you'll have to settle
for the one that you deserve
and that's no one now, you knew it then
as you stumbled through the night
you said,
“no one will ever understand me”
“no one will ever understand me”
it shouldn't seem so lonely...


from Comfort, released September 7, 2016
Rachel Erin Robinson — vocals, fiddle
Sean Michael Robinson — vocals, guitar
Dave Bush — drums
Mitch Ebert — banjo
Ben Fox — bass
Mara Sedlins — viola

Recorded and produced by Tim Franklin and Sean Michael Robinson. Mixed by Sean.



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The Summer Januaries San Diego, California

Rachel Erin Sage - vocals, fiddle, guitar, piano
Sean Michael Robinson - vocals, guitar, piano

The Summer Januaries formed as a busking duo in Seattle, injecting fiddle tunes into harmony laden arrangements of their favorite songs. These inventive arrangements soon became the defining element of their sound. They have continued writing original music, performing throughout the world.
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