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by Larry Zwier & Austin Kaufmann


In your little black dress,
You cut quite a figure,
But you can’t hide your distress.
I wonder what was the trigger.
You’re feeling small, you step out in the hall.
But please don’t run for the exits, oh no.
I need to give you my last full measure of devotion.

In that string of pearls,
You look so mid-century.
You’re such a pretty little girl
Without the slightest sense of me.
You’re looking at your phone, but you’re still all alone.
It ain’t love if he texts it, oh no.
He’ll never give you his last full measure of devotion.

You misunderestimate your charm –
The whole room’s entranced by you.
Girl you got me muterized, turned around, and paralyzed.
How can I get close to you?

Don’t need no six-inch heels.
You stand tall already.
You’re like a magnet, I’m steel.
Draw me strong, slow, and steady.
You head for the door, I’m the fresh air you’re looking for.
And I’m suddenly next to you.
Can I give you my last full measure of devotion?


from Devotion EP, released December 19, 2015
Sound Engineer: Ryan Wert (Elm Street Recording)



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Austin J Kaufmann Lansing, Michigan

The Dangling Participles are an acoustic music trio from Lansing, MI.

Members include:

Austin Kaufmann (vocals, guitar, harmonica, resonator, mandolin)

Tamiko Rothhorn (vocals, cornet, ukulele)

Larry Zwier (vocals, guitar)

Tim Patterson (bass, octave mandolin)

Tyler Case (percussion)

Former Members:
Maggie Vosters (vocals)
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