• To Be Alone With You
  • Chicago
  • Casimir Pulaski Day
  • Jacksonville
  • John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
  • The Dress Looks Nice on You
  • Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
  • The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
  • For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
  • The Seer's Tower
  • A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But for Very Good Reasons
  • Prairie Fire That Wanders About
  • All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
  • Niagara Falls
  • The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
  • Futile Devices
  • Should Have Known Better
  • Henney Buggy Band
  • Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
  • Abraham
  • Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
  • Holland
  • Come on! Feel the Illinoise!
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  • Out of Egypt, Into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt From My Sandals as I Run
  • Romulus
  • In the Devil's Territory
  • Size Too Small
  • The Only Thing
  • They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!
  • Seven Swans
  • We Won't Need Legs to Stand
  • Sister
  • Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
  • No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
  • He Woke Me Up Again
  • Death with Dignity
  • I Walked
  • Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
  • Too Much
  • The Transfiguration
  • The Upper Peninsula
  • Vesuvius
  • Tahquamenon Falls
  • All of Me Wants All of You
  • Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!
  • To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
  • The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders
  • Alanson, Crooked River
  • Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)

Golden rod and the 4-H stone
The things I brought you
When I found out you had cancer of the bone

Your father cried on the telephone
And he drove his car to the navy yard
Just to prove that he was sorry

In the morning through the window shade
When the light pressed up against your shoulder blade
I could see what you were reading

Oh, the glory that the Lord has made
And the complications you could do without
When I kissed you on the mouth

Tuesday night at the Bible study
We lift our hands and pray over your body
But nothing ever happens

I remember at Michael's house
In the living room when you kissed my neck
And I almost touched your blouse

In the morning at the top of the stairs
When your father found out what we did that night
And you told me you were scared

Oh, the glory when you ran outside
With your shirt tucked in and your shoes untied
And you told me not to follow you

Sunday night when I cleaned the house
I find the card where you wrote it out
With the pictures of your mother

On the floor at the great divide
With my shirt tucked in and my shoes untied
I am crying in the bathroom

In the morning when you finally go
And the nurse runs in with her head hung low
And the cardinal hits the window

In the morning in the winter shade
On the first of March on the holiday
I thought I saw you breathing

Oh, the glory that the Lord has made
And the complications when I see his face
In the morning in the window

Oh, the glory when he took our place
But he took my shoulders and he shook my face
And he takes and he takes and he takes
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