The Man Behind the Big Mulch Pile

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Heather Lockie – vocals, viola, percussion
Clay Chaplin – synths, drum programming, organ, piano
Max Kutner – electric guitar
Joe Berardi – drums


Behind the big mulch pile up by the river, under the freeway, that nbr 5
There lives a man by a chain-link fence, his nightly shelter the LA sky

What does he eat? What does he drink? What does he do to stay alive?
But the bigger question in my mind is: how does he tolerate the noise of the 5?
Doo Doo…

Now I did see him when Clay and I went to shovel mulch from the big mulch pile
To make a garden and grow tomatoes and purple carrots under the LA sky

Now I did see him bringing water, like men have done since the dawn of time
I had to wonder does he have a garden made up of mulch from the big mulch pile?
Doo Doo…

Paper and plastic camouflage the chain link walls of his living room
Just like a brown bird on a branch, I couldn't see him when he moved

I have a bit of thought to give to what it takes to be alive
Without a heater, no running water, when every night you hide and hide

The plight of man is something more than training water down the path we want
There's not much more after food and love that I desire that I don't got
Doo doo…


from Marshweed in the Garden, released April 1, 2018
H Lockie words and lyrics Copyright 2016
Recorded by C Chaplin


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Marshweed is Heather Lockie, and various friends.

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