I tried to chase you down 
To spill my guts 
But you are wiser than I thought
I still wonder what would happen 
if I could catch you
Please let me catch you


©2014 Dan Fury


the sound of your voice is tearing me apart.

maybe someday I’ll sing a happy song about the day I let you in.

I feel like I’m mourning the loss of something I never had.

and I’ve felt this before.

oh, I’ve felt it before.

anything to get the song out of my head tonight.

but, you look like you have something to say.

you always do.


©2014 Dan Fury


And there she is
Living her new life.
One I had no desire for.
But she used to be mine in the middle of the night
In places we paid to sleep
And places I didn’t belong.
She’d fill my glass just enough to ease the guilt.
But really, it was fun.
22 and dangerous.
23 and hopefully forgetful.
24 and nostalgic in secret.
And years go by.
And she still owes me one more.
And there she is.


a little part of you
and a little part of me
will always wish for a bigger part of each other


Buried on New Year’s Eve

I buried myself in your mouth for the first time

On the eve of that new year.


It was a night of firsts

And in the morning, it was clear the world was a different place

And your plans were broken.


You knew I was different

And you made the most of it.

I was fooled by your artifice

Which cast a shadow over your perversion.


It took months to see through

And it’s been years since I called your bluff.

Still, I smell your skin in my daydreams

And I love that scent.


Our experiences etched deep lines

And we could never stay together on one side or the other.


I know you still see my eyes

In the darkest hours of the night.

You feel my teeth, my fist of your hair

And my deepest breathe.


And you know it will never end.


©2013 Dan Fury

Tags: poetry

Kaddisfly - March 2013


©2013 Dan Fury


I remember that night in New York City
Too scared too touch her
But did she want me to?
Foiled again by chivalry
and uncertainty.
My consciousness dissected that day
Between possible future and the fleeting present
Part of me is still in that apartment
But she is long gone.

- Dan Fury // 2013


During the weekend of March 16th, 2013, the members of Kaddisfly reconvened in Portland, Oregon to play together for the first time 4 1/2 years.

After entering a hiatus after the summer of 2008, the band has finally resumed work on the 3rd album in a proposed trilogy (after Buy Our Intention; We’ll Buy You a Unicorn in 2005 and Set Sail the Prairie in 2007).

During this weekend, the activity was captured on cameras and iPhones by Zach Boes, Tucker Stevenson, and myself, Dan Fury. I used this footage create a 3 minute teaser for the forthcoming album, Horses Galloping on Sailboats.

I am just as excited as anyone for what is to come in MMXIII.

Stay tuned. Stay alive.

- Dan Fury




New York City, April 2007. One of my favorite photos I’ve taken.

New York City, April 2007. One of my favorite photos I’ve taken.