Lonesome George (single)

by Alexander Dove

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Lonesome George, you were forty years alone; Lonesome George, the goats they brought you down. In the sprint, you could barely beat a stone, but the last standing gets the crown, Lonesome George. You were wild, but they like I were feral; no furrow for your seed, a tame human for your friend. Stones get lonely, but we both know the hare'll always faint first in the end, Lonesome George. Flesh becomes stone, when you live a hundred years; you die alone, as all life knows and fears. The way it ends is never a surprise. You've finished the race, and taken your prize. published by READ THIS TO BE CLEAN
Lavender Earl Gray from a mug with the face of Lina Romay makes it almost feel like an acceptable day, except there's no such thing as an acceptable day. Dead clouds stray, the sun dribbles out one feeble ray; sometimes it feels like everything's fading away, except the hardest things aren't fading away. Lavender Earl Gray from a mug with the face of Lina Romay; Esta nobis praegustatum mortis in examine. Published by READ THIS TO BE CLEAN


This is a single and accompanying B-side I am pushing out into the world as I progress towards an eventual new album that I've been planning for the past couple of years.

The song itself was written in 2012, I believe on the day that I read about the death of Lonesome George, a Galapagos tortoise who had been the last of his species for 40 years before his death at around 100-102.


released July 27, 2017

Alexander Dove - guitar, vocals, bass, piano
Cara Weggler - backing vocals, violin

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Alexander Dove Lempke
Art by Jeremiah Madziarczyk


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Alexander Dove Chicago, Illinois

Alexander Dove is a songwriter, poet, and composer, who also plays in the traditional Celtic folk group Dòrain. Alexander Dove is used for more-or-less solo or self-directed work, regardless of genre. Published writings are under the name Alexander Dove Lempke. ... more

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