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The Idea of Harry Houdini Escaping

from The Leaves by Short Hand



The idea is that you rise up out of the fog
The cars in the city, tucked up under the darkness
With Harry Houdini escaping
A small piece of string in Houdini's shirt sleeve

A hat in your hand you disappear into a dot
The storm through the window, the water, the clock
With Harry Houdini escaping
From a locked milk can come Houdini's fingers

The idea is that everything old was once knew
Into the classroom the teacher, the distance, the students
With Harry Houdini escaping
The problem of history, ta-da! Harry Houdini

The idea is that truth is something you choose
You cut through the jungle, the foot you slip into the loop
With Harry Houdini escaping
In a moment of weakness, Harry Houdini

The idea is a nightlight, a nightmare, and a trapdoor
The past you imagine, a mirror, a bathroom, a bathrobe
With Harry Houdini escaping


from The Leaves, released January 1, 2016
All music, vocals, and lyrics by Shorthand P. Davis ©2016


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Short Hand Muncie, Indiana

Short Hand figures that it's easier to learn to play an instrument than it is to find someone who can play it. He also figures that it's easier for him to do the writing, recording, mixing, artwork, and anything else that might need to be done. In the end, a set of sounds collect themselves into different shapes one might call "albums." Some sound like this and some sound like that. ... more

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