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lyrics

I AM singing to you

Soft as a man with a dead child speaks;

Hard as a man in handcuffs,

Held where he cannot move:
Under the sun

Are sixteen million men,

Chosen for shining teeth,

Sharp eyes, hard legs,

And a running of young warm blood in their wrists.
And a red juice runs on the green grass;

And a red juice soaks the dark soil.

And the sixteen million are killing. . . and killing

 and killing.
I never forget them day or night:

They beat on my head for memory of them;

They pound on my heart and I cry back to them,

To their homes and women, dreams and games.
I wake in the night and smell the trenches,

And hear the low stir of sleepers in lines--

Sixteen million sleepers and pickets in the dark:

Some of them long sleepers for always,
Some of them tumbling to sleep to-morrow for always,

Fixed in the drag of the world's heartbreak,

Eating and drinking, toiling. . . on a long job of

 killing.

Sixteen million men.

credits

from Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems, released October 14, 2016
Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone
Jean Cook: violin
Therese Cox: accordion
Andrew Hall: upright bass
Clara Kennedy: cello
Dana Lyn: violin
David Nagler: vocals, piano, nylon string guitar
Jon Natchez: clarinet, alto saxophone
Jessica Pavone: viola
Kelly Pratt: trumpet, French horn
Mike Pride: drums & percussion

Lyrics by Carl Sandburg, Music by David Nagler and Jon Natchez

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David Nagler is a Brooklyn-based musician and composer. He is the founder and frontperson of NY metropolitan area pop group Nova Social, the musical director for Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders at City Winery, and the host of The Oracle Show at NYC piano bar Sid Gold's Request Room. ... more

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