April in Texas, April 20, 2013

Bass Concert Hall

Austin, TX


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April in Texas

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I came to see spring
On the river shore
Under the oak trees
And sycamore.
Sixty degrees and I'm filled with emotion
At the smell of grass
And suntan lotion
Music floating
From afar
The sweetness of
An old guitar

April in Texas in your company
As close to heaven as a person can be
Wish it would last a year and a day
Wish that I wasn't going away

The kites are flying
A pale blue sky
Over the grass
On which we lie
Dogs touching noses
Birds making nests
Couples on blankets
Nature at rest
Man in a baseball cap
Girl in the sun
A golden retriever
Who greets everyone

April in Texas in your company
As close to heaven as a person can be
Wish it would last a year and a day
Wish that I wasn't going away

Little kids riding
Around on a train
Birds fly over
And a Styrofoam plane
People in varying
States of undress,
In the pursuit of
Happiness.
Girls in bikinis
Wonder who looks
But people around them
Are all reading books.

CHORUS INST

Downtown Austin
Shines in the sun
Blue glass buildings
New construction
The U.T. tower
Rises above
People on bicycles
People in love
People with dogs
Sharing ice cream
Springtime in Austin
Life's like a dream

April in Texas in your company
As close to heaven as a person can be
Wish it would last a year and a day
Wish that I wasn't going away

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