The Drinking Song [No Jewels Maxi​-​Single]

by Tai Allen

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  • This book, No Jewels, is centered around abuse & love, especially how the two interact. And, then, I wrote a soundtrack to both support the words and show what happens after you emerge from abuse.

    No Jewels is a book that tries to narrate a young man’s life that was loved well, loved wrong and, once, not loved at all. Sadly, this story is not an aberration or oddity. There are numerous No Jewels tales in every city. This book of lines, devices, stanza and spaces hopes to serve them all. Tai Allen writes from a place in which understanding innocence lost is not the fault of a child. Nor should it ever be.

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#NoJewels is special. A chapbook centered to discuss how love was used to abuse and control. The book wonders aloud; asks who cared to know; thinks some pains are memory sticks; and, knows love for self is the guiding light from "the evil that men/women" do.

These three songs represent how coping is not real but fallacy ("The Drinking"), learning to love the self is a life requirement to growth ("Love The Morning") & we should whistle while walking these roads of/for change ("Travel Song").


No Jewels

nothing to offer
but remembers (without "whys")
of a fall i raked,

bagged and placed on the
curb -- cliche-close to the cans
waiting for trash day

-tai allen


released April 11, 2017

Tai Allen - music x words

Vespertine - music
Joy Jones - chorus melody & words
Tai Allen - verse melody & words

Tai Allen - music x drums
Jonn Nubian - drums sounds and add'l drums for chorus



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tai allen Brooklyn, New York

maker of fine things with words, melodies and images.

and, if you ask, he loves apples, grapes & craft beers. (he curates a beer & wine festival...

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