Seven Cities

from by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff

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lyrics

© 2008 Jeff Bohnhoff

The sun rises cold
On a city so old
And you have come asking questions.
The moments we keep
Between the second hand’s sweep
Ephemeral suggestions.

Is love the answer?
Or a door to some other end?
And when its flame stops burning,
What’s left to defend?

Foundations are built,
On yesterday’s silt.
A thousand years of connections.
Spider web cracks
A mosaic of tracks
Lead me in one direction.

Were we made to wander?
To make a home of wind and dust?
And when this journey’s over,
Who will you trust?

Ooh seven cities
Feel the stones beneath my soles
Ooh seven cities
The blowing dust will mark my goal.
I’ll learn to lose control
In seven cities.

Content with this ground
I ignore light and sound
And see no beginning nor ending.
The prologue was long
Not sure where I belonged
I’ve had enough of pretending.
Amazed I have to wonder
How deep it goes to stand so long.
A brand new sun cracks the horizon.
With light as old as the first song.

Ooh seven cities
Feel the stones beneath my soles.
Ooh seven cities
The blowing dust will mark my goal.
I’ll learn to lose control
In seven cities.

When it comes to the last,
When prologue is past,
To learn that I have nothing,
And it’s enough.

credits

from Mobius Street, released August 12, 2008
Maya Bohnhoff - Lead and Background Vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - Guitars, Piano, Drum Programming
Victor Gonzalez - Bass
Chris McHugh - Drums
Michelle (vixy) Dockrey - Background 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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