Boardtown Prophets

by Doctor Jon

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Boardtown Prophets

All the boardtown prophets live up here
and they don’t know each other
don’t know each other

All the board town prophets live upstairs
and they come down for supper
they don’t earn their supper

And we wait for the day
When they give back all the bread
And we wait for the sound
Of the peal of the bells for the dead

All the boardtown prophets give us stares
when we turned off the spigot
turned off the spigot

And all the boardtown prophets went away
and nobody missed them
nobody kissed them

And we wait for the day
When we take back all the bread
And wait for the sound
Of the wails of the crowd for our head

I’m a boardtown prophet and I live up here
You pay for my supper
Pay for my supper

And when the writing appears on the wall
I’ll kneel before you
I’ll kneel before you

And I’ll bear my neck
And unfold my hands
And if you give a nod
I will work all your lands


released August 22, 2014
All words, music, and performance by Doctor Jon, recorded in the Laundry Room Studio in Starkville, MS. Cover icon Pitchfork by Lisa Aufox from The Noun Project.



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Doctor Jon Starkville, Mississippi

I make music at home with one microphone, a few guitars, an old drum set, and a macbook.

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