Girl From Tunis

from by Caleb Miles

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True story.


just when he thought he’d convinced himself to believe
that perfection was a trick of the mind, the heart to deceive
there she stood - - proof of all he had missed
the mind’s eye could not conjure this
with raven black hair - - there stood the girl from tunis.

just when he thought what was left must somehow be right
just when he’d crossed from true darkness into false light
there she stood - - her eyes, two black desert suns
she was ever the one
with teeth white as pearls - - there stood the girl from tunis.

in midnight he lies alone unable to sleep
his heart like carthage in ruins, ashes piled in a heap
there she stood - - somebody mentioned her name
he’ll never see her again
but he’d trade the world for a glimpse of the girl from tunis.


from Long Dark Road, released October 14, 2014
All instruments and vocals by Caleb Miles.



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Caleb Miles Nova Scotia

Caleb Miles is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who also plays drums, bass, and keyboards. His music blends blues, folk, and rock into a tasty retro milkshake that delights the ears and gives strong support to evocative lyrics. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Caleb now calls Nova Scotia home and can be seen playing up and down the Annapolis Valley, solo and with various bands. ... more

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