Freedom's Confines

from by Keith Cooper

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Yes, yes I accept
The future has been fenced
But I'm free on this property for at least today

Youth runs around the yard
Like feverish dogs that guard
Against unseen threats but love is the lock on the gate of this age

I like my feet better than my fate

A baby born in prison
Inherits a kingdom
When isolation is your natural condition you learn to love your cellmate

It's tiring to stand on your own
And seats of judgement are available in waiting rooms
But I return the embraces of my shoelaces and prepare for a brief escape

I like feet better than my fate

The journey has now begun
A search party is out looking for the setting sun
But the bridges were lovely and they all fell for me so behind I had to stay

I like my feet better than my fate


from You Didn't Know Me, released February 23, 2016
Keith Cooper - vocals, acoustic guitar
Zach Toporek - piano, acoustic 12 string guitar
Wayne Whittaker - bass
Harrison Seiler - drums



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Keith Cooper Somerville, Massachusetts

Arizona born musician. Cooper played in Tucson based band Overcast Off from 2008 - 2011, gigging frequently and touring occasionally, before moving east to continue writing songs and playing with various other musicians. In his free time, he works full time and writes poetry. ... more

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