Diminished Things

from by Joseph Huber

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Running down the North Central Plains,
Shaky hands holding the reins,
Sunlight's implied, but dark solely remains,
Me, I'm headed south.

Blue and black stitch sky and sand,
Windswept heart in a windswept land,
Where the wheel's the only one to take my hand,
And carry me around
Holding all of that lonely down.

I got a letter from a friend,
It said I never let no one in,
Like a heart with a veteran sentry guarding it,
No, it never makes a sound
Holding all of that lonely down.

Well, I'll be alright I swear,
Just sometimes seems a lot to bear,
What, with all this rolling 'round
Holding all of that lonely down.

Strangers in a foreign land
Couldn't care, much less understand,
They just pass like grotesque masks in a second-hand.
Me, I keep my eyes to the ground.

I met a girl down in Hot Springs.
I said, "I don't do that kinda thing."
She said, "boy, don't confuse a friend with a fling.
We're both just new in town
Holding all that lonely down."

You'll be alright. Take care,
And hide it in a song to share.
Tomorrow's another town
Holding all that lonely down.

You can cry out if you want to;
You can make the midnight ring
From the hollows that haunt you,
You can find 'most anything,
Like the right words to sing
Under cold, diminished things
That feed on your heart
While your voice cuts through the dark
Letting all know that bound
Silence ain't the only sound
Of holding all of that lonely down.


from The Suffering Stage, released April 21, 2017



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Joseph Huber Milwaukee, Wisconsin

After 7 years of hard touring and playing banjo with the influential streetgrass group, .357 String Band, Joseph Huber has found an individual voice that covers a vast range of influence. Playing all the instruments, from fiddle to harmonica to banjo to tambourine (and as many as he can at once) he amazes and entertains, but also reveals substance. His songs are lyrical, but he knows a good hook. ... more


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