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lyrics

You knock down my door
Standing there frozen.
Mumbling excuses
For the things you have chosen.

You always were wild.
You were chaos in motion.
I was your anchor.
Or was it deadweight emotion?

All of the waiting
All the debating
Makes a perfect circle of logic.
You're disappearing
And all that I'm hearing
Is poetry I can't understand.

Don't speak to me in a dead language.
With words I'll never know.
Don't speak to me in a dead language.
With words piled like the walls of Jericho.

You seek me out
To tell me you can't be bothered any more.
Is it rage or indifference
That keeps you standing at my door?

The more that I pull back
From the hints and allusions
The closer you draw in
Using words as illusions.

All of the waiting
All the debating
Breaks the perfect circle of logic.
You're disappearing
And all that I'm hearing
Is poetry I can't understand.

Don't speak to me in a dead language.
With words I'll never know.
Don't speak to me in a dead language.
With words piled like the walls of Jericho.

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from I Remember the Rain, released February 11, 2016
Dead Language (lyric and music ©2013 Jeff Bohnhoff)

Maya Bohnhoff - Lead and harmony vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - Guitars, synthesizers, drum programming
Mike Mallory - Bass
Michelle (vixy) Dockery - Harmony vocals
Mary Crowell - Harmony vocals

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Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff San Jose, California

Jeff and Maya have an identity crisis. Their music is sometimes uproariously funny parody (like their spot-on "Bohemian Rhapsody" parody "Midichlorian Rhapsody", or hauntingly beautiful, like "Road to Jerusalem" or "Manhattan Sleeps". One way or another, their music will create strong emotions. Jeff and Maya have been creating music together since 1979, and plan to continue for some time to come. ... more

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