I Don't Know Why

by Sarah Derr

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When the seeds that you have sown lie upturned on the path,
And you ask me why this sorrow must always come to pass,

I’ll tell you

I don’t know why the bluebirds fly, but I don’t.
I’ll tell you I don’t know why I don’t know why, no I don’t know why
I don’t know why some loves must die, but ours won’t
I’ll tell you I don’t know why I don’t know why, no I don’t know why

When the lies we weave start breaking down and our eyes are opened wide,
We’re the Adam and Eve of this figless town and there’s nowhere left to hide,

I’ll tell you

I don’t know why the bluebirds fly, but I don’t.
I’ll tell you I don’t know why I don’t know why, no I don’t know why
I don’t know why some loves must die, but ours won’t
I’ll tell you I don’t know why I don’t know why, no I don’t know why

But I think the answer lies behind your teeth, beneath your tongue.
And above the heads of those who weep for the longing of the young.
For your upturned seeds and our bodies bare will always come back around
Our paths will cross again, in another place and another time.

I’ll tell you

I don’t know why the bluebirds fly, but I don’t.
I’ll tell you I don’t know why I don’t know why, no I don’t know why
I don’t know why some loves must die, but ours won’t
I’ll tell you I don’t know why I don’t know why, no I don’t know why

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released March 23, 2014

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The Commanderrs Durham, North Carolina

Their first album, Set Sail, recorded at the Rubber Room Studio in Chapel Hill, NC, was released in September, 2014. Since mid 2013 performed 62 shows in Central NC, Coastal NC, and the foothills of VA. Recently finished the recording process on a 2nd CD featuring songs written by Isaac. Isaac is a Freshman at Loyola of New Orleans,, and Sally graduated with a degree in psychology in 2013. ... more

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