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Grapefruit From the Tree


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We headed for the coast on the fifth of April
With bodies as pale as plain white eggshells
There was frost on the ground and snow in the air
Gonna get somewhere far from here
Headed southbound put a ribbon in you hair
Gonna get somewhere far from here

There was a wreck on the highway the Southside of Chicago
Then it’s hour after hour of barns and silos
Driving through the night I don’t need any sleep
Wanna put my toes on a sandy beach
Listen to the jokes coming from the backseat
Rubbing my eyes and drinking my tea

It’s been a long wintertime
We gonna find some sunshine

And we would not take no for an answer
When the sun came up we drove a little bit faster
Through the Georgia pines singing Leadbelly songs
Over the border and into the swamp
Traffic is a bummer this time of year
But, we made it through Orlando and we’re nearly there

It’s been a along wintertime
We gonna find some sunshine

We’ll be chasing the light
Hey alright
Hey alright

So I pulled in the drive and I kicked off my shoes
Leave the bags unpacked I’m headed to the pool
I’ll jump right in in all my clothes
Staring at the sky while my body floats
I feel so good I never wanna leave
Surfing everyday grapefruit from the tree
I feel so good I never wanna leave
I feel so good I never wanna leave


from A SHIP CALLED BLIND DEVOTION, released June 11, 2023


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Matthew Davies Wisconsin

Songwriter, singer, swimmer and father of four, Matthew Davies is a busy man. For the past decade he’s been fronting Milwaukee based band of ringers, Thriftones, as well as releasing solo work and performing regularly in multiple capacities.

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