These Chains

from by Sven-Erik Olsen

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Dusty chains lay down on Main Street
Got your neon signs, applaud your city lights
All those women in the basement need to get to sleep sometimes
With their ice cream social evenings and your Johnny Appleseed

Well, I seen you in the window
And it somehow brought me down
Won't you stay a while my love?
I miss your smile, the brandy on your breath
We can walk around the streets of town

Well, I broke down along the way
With your memory in tow
I need someone to show the way
I can't count the ways, no
I gotta jump when the feeling shows
But someone threw it right away

So now you know how I feel about them dusty chains
The driftwood on the boardwalk looks so sinister and changed
Won't you stay a while my love?
I think I really need you now
We could dream about the streets of town


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



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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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