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IOWA 04:35
I am waiting for this book to get good, I do not have your patience, So I'm driving up to Chicago, I’m getting weird looks at gas stations, I did not bring a winter coat, I do not have your foresight, A holistic practitioner told me once, It’s why I will not live a long life, I am trying to remember where I gave up, If it was not in Iowa, Iowa, Somewhere in the middle of the middle of the Great Plains I saw, A little girl waving her hand out the window of a car, Saying goodbye to her ma, Iowa, where the tall grass prairie used to ripple like the ocean in the breeze, and the hummingbirds still suckled from the flowers in the trees, it’d bring you to your knees, I can imagine my whole life, Sweet and never-ending, In every house I float by, But they’d never let me blend in, I called a taxi in Des Moines, I met him at the corner, When I asked about his army coat, He said he would not tell a foreigner, Iowa, Somewhere in the middle of the middle of the Great Plains I saw, A little girl waving her hand out the window of a car, Saying goodbye to her ma, Iowa, where the tall grass prairie used to ripple like the ocean in the breeze, and the hummingbirds still suckled from the flowers in the trees, it’d bring you to your knees, I am waiting for this book to get good, And you won’t meet me halfway, So I’m driving up to Chicago, I am sorry to keep you waiting.
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Written by Donovan Woods & Aoife O'Donovan

Produced by James Bunton & Donovan Woods

Vocals: Donovan Woods & Aoife O'Donovan
Guitars & Mandolin: Todd Lombardo
Whistle & Uilleann Pipes: Spencer Murray
Additional sounds: Donovan Woods & James Bunton
Mixed by Darren Schneider
Mastered by João Carvalho

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released May 7, 2021

I am waiting for this book to get good,
I do not have your patience,
So I'm driving up to Chicago,
I’m getting weird looks at gas stations,
I did not bring a winter coat,
I do not have your foresight,
A holistic practitioner told me once,
It’s why I will not live a long life,
I am trying to remember where I gave up,
If it was not in Iowa,

Iowa,
Somewhere in the middle of the middle of the Great Plains I saw,
A little girl waving her hand out the window of a car,
Saying goodbye to her ma,

Iowa,
where the tall grass prairie used to ripple like the ocean in the breeze,
and the hummingbirds still suckled from the flowers in the trees,
it’d bring you to your knees,

I can imagine my whole life,
Sweet and never-ending,
In every house I float by,
But they’d never let me blend in,
I called a taxi in Des Moines,
I met him at the corner,
When I asked about his army coat,
He said he would not tell a foreigner,

Iowa,
Somewhere in the middle of the middle of the Great Plains I saw,
A little girl waving her hand out the window of a car,
Saying goodbye to her ma,

Iowa,
where the tall grass prairie used to ripple like the ocean in the breeze,
and the hummingbirds still suckled from the flowers in the trees,
it’d bring you to your knees,

I am waiting for this book to get good,
And you won’t meet me halfway,
So I’m driving up to Chicago,
I am sorry to keep you waiting.

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Aoife O'Donovan New York

Aoife O'Donovan is a singer-songwriter living in Brooklyn.

“Age of Apathy” her third full-length studio album produced by Joe Henry, will release January 21, 2022.

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