September The 1st

from by Kristen and J



Walked to the schoolyard September the first
Sat ourselves down on the swings
We had to talk over some things
But first we just soared to the clouds
Tilted our heads back into the breeze

And you came to know me well
As well as children know
The others on the grass
I came to know you too
I knew you too

Dizziness got the better of us
So we crashed our heels into the earth
“‘Sentimental’ gets you nowhere” you said.
“Let’s talk about today, and dreams that will be!”
There was still something I couldn’t see.


“In a few days,” you said.
“This place will be mad with
laughter, tears, hugs of old friends”
“But without us. I’m sure it will happen without us.”

In time we’ll share our swings with them
On and on and on we’ll go
You’ll say something clever, like:
“We’re slaves to time, don’t you know?”
And I’ll laugh and weave new dreams for you.



from Things That Are Not, released February 4, 2014



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Kristen and J Providence, Rhode Island

Kristen & J is a duo from Providence, Rhode Island. Formerly called Anna’s House, Kristen & J blend upbeat melodies and poignant lyrics to create a unique blend of pop, folk and bluegrass.

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