casual karen

from by vaughn montgomery

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an ode to the israeli valley girl who pulled me out of california and into new york without even having to ask. i guess she did it with her owlish eyes and authentic way. also i might have invited myself. the song pretty much came out like an exhale after i met her. sort of a goodbye to the old me and a shalom to the new.

i play guitar, wurlitzer, harmonica, xylophone, kazoo, & sing. dony wynn plays drums. me & mike johnson play percussion. buddha plays the box provided by mick flowers.
adam durflinger took the photo of me & karen. it's from the morning after our first date!


hey there casual karen,
i just want to tell you already i love you.
i guess i left my mouth open,
you jumped in & said i love you.
eyes for sharin’ light & realizing
all our years were right.
we live to die,
but long enough in your eyes
& i can see more;
see some seeds are slowly growin’.
karen, karen, yeffa shelli;
yeffa shalom shelli.
hey there, now you’re the first girl
& every woman i ever loved;
somehow already you’re more;
already you’re more:
each creature of the earth;
planets under water & higher.
i could lose more;
lose my seagull eyes & whorin’.
karen, karen, yeffa shelli;
yeffa shalom shelli.


from small goals, released August 24, 2012



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vaughn montgomery Ojai, California

i'm not sure if i know who i am. or maybe it's just strange to try to say. i guess the songs can tell you better than i can. thanks for every thing.

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