Vapor (2016) [Single]

by Jim Byron

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Dedicated to the memory of those close to us who have passed from this world.



Laying in the dark in your bed
Vignettes of grief flashing through your head
Like a silent film of the one
Who has left this world and is gone

And all our tears will turn to vapor
No matter what brought them on
And all we can do is move on

Dark cloud looming thick in my mind
My blues are all tied up in a bind
Shadows dance through under the door
How am I supposed to go on anymore?

And all our tears will turn to vapor
All over the whole world wide
It's your pick, in whom to confide

Night lights glowing through the window
You keep turning your pillow
Fever in your head like a flame
The black of the shadows seeps in your brain

Soldiers mother opens the mail
To learn that all her prayers had failed
Her yellow dress in the bright dining room
Turns a shade darker as the clouds loom

And all our tears will turn to vapor
So hot as they drip down your face
Then disappear without a trace

If the worst has come to pass
For now, I guess we'll make the best parts last
For every ying, they say there's a yang
Sometimes it's hard to see it that way

And all our tears will turn to vapor
No matter how much we weep
Until we can finally sleep


released December 13, 2016
Jim Byron: harmonica, vocal, guitar



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Jim Byron Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Dylan's back, but this time he’s Jameson, aka Jim Byron, who sounds like Youth Spirit incarnate (akin not only to Bob but also Conor Oberst and Daniel Johnston). A kindly soul, likely candidate for the spokesman for his generation, maniac of invention, generating new songs or poems during any good week, his lyrics manage brilliance and innocence with a poignant voice sure to mess up your heart." ... more

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