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Olena, Olena,
Where do you hide?
Where do you find
The lines that you write?
Who’s tucking you
Into your bed tonight?
Maybe he’d sing you
My lullaby

Olena, Olena,
Don’t get me wrong
I ain’t sending you signs
I’m not courting love
Olena, Olena,
I don’t crave a reply
But I’d trade you a poem
For my lullaby

The raging winds
Upended my trees,
Rains flooded
My side of the creek
But the path to my door
Is a carpet of leaves
All flaming and jeweled
Lit kerosene

And the wind whips up the leaves
And a shiver dances through me
And I shake till I freeze
But then I burn like a star through the evening

Snow on the mountains
Is crawling towards town
Woodstove is burning
Aurora is out
A long winter’s nap
Is beckoning me
Olena, Olena
Gonna read me to sleep
Olena, Olena
Give me to my dreams


from Hope, Alaska, released October 24, 2014
Jonathan J. Bower: vocal, guitar
Kat Moore: piano
Bryan Daste: pedal steel
Evan Phillips: bass
Greg Geddes: drums



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Jonathan J. Bower Anchorage, Alaska

On the release of his 2012 EP, But So Beautiful, The Anchorage Press wrote, “[This is] masterful storytelling…These songs weave beautiful, forlorn tales in a matter of minutes, but with a defiant note of hope.” Jonathan is currently readying the release of his follow-up to the EP, a full-length album to release in 2014 titled, "Hope, Alaska." ... more

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