Who Can Explain?

from by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff

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© 2008 Jeff Bohnhoff

I came here,
Among spray-painted ruins.
Sending up some trial balloons.
But I never really had that much to say.
I wandered,
My better angels eased my way.
I pled with them to stay.
But I never read the signs along the way.

Who can explain the hurricane?
In the silence of the eye
The wind won’t be denied.
Who can explain the hurricane?
Feel the gravity of need
When the western waters bleed to red.

A raindrop,
Suspended on a hanging leaf.
On the edge of disbelief.
But somehow it just never seems to fall.
I know you.
From some other place,
Or a moment of pure grace.
The wind will help us raze these crumbling walls.

Who can explain the hurricane?
In the silence of the eye
The wind won’t be denied.
Who can explain the hurricane?
Feel the gravity of need
When the western waters bleed.
Who can explain the hurricane?
We all guard our fragile seeds.
Watch the tattered storm clouds speed.
Who can explain the hurricane?
When our better angels call,
Something better for us all this time.

credits

from Mobius Street, released August 12, 2008
Maya Bohnhoff - Lead and Background Vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - Guitars, Organ, Drum Programming
Victor Gonzalez - Bass
Chris French - Alto Sax
Greg Morrow - 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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