How To Pour Whiskey For Strangers

by Sarah Hiltz

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Nighttime fell hours ago;
Black jagged landscape against a sapphire glow.
I'm sitting still but somehow moving
Through tunneled darkness, towards moonlight.

I guess that means I lost a bet.
I owe someone somewhere an unpayable debt.
I guess the night has many faces,
And some of them must put me through my paces.

I'm staring into faces that I don't know.
C'mon, look me in the eyes, I need to feel somebody's soul.
I can see you keep your secrets hidden underneath that hat.
Won't you tell me everything about that?

Let's share another drink to pass the time.
I'll share my whiskey like you shared your wine.
Rye smooths over rougher edges
Of Rocky Mountains and conversations.

I measure the weight by rhythm:
Hold horizontally for so long.
I make it equal by the sound:
Stop the pour before you hear this note's gone.

I'm staring into faces that I don't know.
C'mon, look me in the eyes, I need to feel somebody's soul.
I can see you keep your secrets hidden underneath that hat.
Won't you tell me everything about that?

You're standing on your own two feet, pretending that you can't,
But if we're gonna waste the night away that's the worst thing to pretend.
Pretend you know me well and that we've always been good friends,
Just pretend until the night has ended.

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released March 5, 2012

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Sarah Hiltz

Sarah is emerging as a singularly talented songwriter with a voice all her own. In a modern blend of two classic and very different genres, echoes of Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell and Feist ring out faintly through the structure of Sarah’s artistry.

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