Stolen Equipment In 1969 Someone broke Into a van And they stole All the Equipment From a Rock and roll Band They stole The Vox Amps And they stole The Tone Benders They Stole the Box Fuzz And they stole The Stratocasters But the band That owned That van Had a certain Kind of Sound Because the band That owned That van Was the Velvet Underground And under Screaming lines Of feedback Was the way They always Played Sometimes For thirty Minutes When the Song was Sister Ray But stripped Of all That gear The band Sounded clean And sweet So they Went back to The studio And recorded I’m Set Free And they Recorded After Hours And That’s The Story Of My Life They recorded Candy Says And Beginning To See The Light And ain’t that Just the way It goes With possessions And with Noise? Sometimes the Things that fill The space Can also Cover up Your voice And don’t all of us Get robbed Sometimes And have to Work with Less? But maybe On the Other side We’ll find Pale Blue Eyes Or Jesus A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Benjamin Adair Murphy Poetry/Songs inspired by Leonard Cohen from Benjamin Adair Murphy
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Bio: Benjamin Adair Murphy’s album ‘Let’s Make a King’ was named one of the best albums of 2020 by multiple publications. His lyrics and poetry have been published in Fevers of the Mind, Headline Poetry and Press, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Rabid Oak, Coven Poetry, Goat’s Milk Magazine, and others. He lives in Mexico City.