My Poor Boy

from by Sven-Erik Olsen

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“Whatever became of you?,” the wise old man did say
Walking down the hallways and the rooms all decaying
The empty mansion across the river did agree
I wound up inside your heart, babe

My poor boy will always stay faraway

Seen your skeleton in armor
A rose inside the ribbons in your hair, in your hair
Standing outside the edge of hearing
The fire escape’s disappearing
And you’re in the farmhouse in the dark

My poor boy will always stay
Will he ever run too far?

And then you open up the telegraph
The moon shines on tomorrow in Greenland
Can you see me?
Well, never try and find divine inspiration in the dark
In the middle of the night you turn on the radio
And you slow down

My poor boy will always stay faraway


from Shadow Reckoning, released November 4, 2014
Sven-Erik Olsen: vocals, acoustic guitar



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Sven-Erik Olsen Minneapolis, Minnesota

Singer-songwriter SvenErik Olsen is the leader of Minneapolis cult favorites Ostramingo. A veteran of the Minneapolis music scene, he is the founder of bands such as Tuesday's Lifted, The Pundits, The Flying Shoes and the Homers. His masterpiece, At Glen Oaks (due Oct. '16) is an adventurous melange of Wilsonesque chamber pop & Dylanesque Americana. ... more

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