Ornette Coleman
(Michael Timmins)

Ornette Coleman died last night
took his plastic horn and his tone so bright
circles got so small he spun himself underground.

I saw him once in a downtown Bodega
buying apples, I think, and a can of cream soda
his music made me question the shape of my life to come.

And now he's gone and screwed himself in the ground.
the circle went 'round and turned my world upside down.
The circle went 'round and turned my world upside down.

There was that night in Nottinghill Gate
when the music splintered and we were cast to our fate
we held our breath and wondered what was to come.
Then Ornette and Don and Charlie became one.
You, me, Ornette, Don and Charlie becoming one.
Ornette and Don and Charlie became one.
You, me, Ornette, Don and Charlie becoming one.

Ornette Coleman died last night
took his plastic horn and his tone so bright
his music made me question the shape of my life to come.
His music made me question the shape of my life to come.

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Last update: April 19, 2020
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