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Resonance 03:34
It's nice of you to notice but we don't Correct your calculations but we won't We step one two and turn We step five six and turn You'll learn – observe, you'll learn With gazes locked, with faces all alight We know our resonance and road aright You may call us friends or lovers But do not claim you discovered us We've – we've been right here all night And if we're not what you first thought If we're lighter, if we're lively, if we're lovely It's for us and no one else Let the horoscopes be humbled, Let the charts be all redrawn We name ourselves Reprint the books, reissue all the maps Try drafting them in pencil next perhaps How lucky you could find More space inside your mind Heaven's bigger than you figure every time Unwind Our dance is so much older than your admiration of it. Aligned Define dissect divine us, it's fine. It's fine We don't have to rise above it, we are. Feel how far. And if we're not what you first thought If we're lighter, if we're lively, if we're lovely It's for us and no one else Let the horoscopes be humbled, Let the charts be all redrawn We name ourselves
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Good night moon, I'm with you Whatcha say You and me, what say we Both call it a day From screens and skies a-rest my eyes so brilliant, so bright -- all right But now turn out the lights Now turn out the lights Now turn out the lights So I can see my starry ceiling But now turn out the lights Now turn out the lights Now turn out the lights So I can fold up every feeling Good night sky, you know I Spend daytime where I'm not Measuring steps between What we need and what I've got I wanna notice every cloud I wanna jump in every wave I wanna sing every song, but maybe this one's okay I'll give it all to tomorrow -- I gave it all to today -- So brilliant, so bright, but all right Now turn out the lights....... There there worry There there fear You're off off duty And we're here here here here here Now turn out the lights Now turn out the lights Now turn out the lights So I can see my starry ceiling But now turn out the lights Now turn out the lights Now turn out the lights So I can fold up every feeling Good night moon, I'm with you Roll awhile with me Let me learn your one tune Reflect and let it be Reflect and let it be
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Why do we build the wall My children, my children Why do we build the wall? ...Why do we build the wall? We build the wall to keep us free That’s why we build the wall, we build the wall to keep us free How does the wall keep us free My children, my children How does the wall keep us free? ...How does the wall keep us free? The wall keeps out the enemy And we build the wall to keep us free That’s why we build the wall, we build the wall to keep us free Who do we call the enemy My children, my children Who do we call the enemy? ...Who do we call the enemy? The enemy is poverty The wall keeps out the enemy, and we build the wall to keep us free That’s why we build the wall, we build the wall to keep us free Because we have and they have not My children, my children Because they want what we have got? ...Because we have & they have not, because they want what we have got The enemy is poverty, and the wall keeps out the enemy, and we build the wall to keep us free That’s why we build the wall, we build the wall to keep us free What do we have that they should want My children, my children What do we have that they should want? ...What do we have that they should want? We have a wall to work upon We have work and they have none, and our work is never done, my children, my children, and the war is never won The enemy is poverty, and the wall keeps out the enemy, and we build the wall to keep us free That’s why we build the wall, we build the wall to keep us free We build the wall to keep us free
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The Piemaker 03:59
Nobody understood (nobody could) all the precautions and the prayers, rules and restrictions, all the bother to behave But some are so exceptional, so rare -- one in ten million -- even daring to step out into the street is beyond brave It's not what you've lost, it's what you've saved And it's not what it's cost, it's what you've braved The word they use is "gifted" but it chafes when the gift just takes away your freedom and your friends, the recklessness of play But unlike any other, you were blessed, so you use it for the best a taste of beauty the world never expected It's not what you've lost, it's what you've claimed And you've earned every step of your way You look and don't touch You look and don't touch You do not ask much, no You look and don't touch You look and don't touch 'Cause looks can kiss and looks can cut so deep It took training, it took time, and it took tests -- & a few hard accidents -- to learn the limits you'd live with all your days But routine became your solace, expertise -- comfort lives in recipes; you craft a masterpiece, guessing how it tastes You look and don't touch You look and don't touch You do not ask much, no You look and don't touch You look and don't touch 'Cause words can kiss and words can cut so deep Heart of hearts, you are here and that's enough You know your own way to love You know your own way to love Heart of hearts, you are here with me tonight And if I hold you in my eyes -- 'Cause looks can kiss and looks can cut you You look and don't touch, you look and don't touch 'Cause words can kiss and words can cut you You look and don't touch, look and don't It's not what you've lost, it's what you've saved And it's not what it's cost, it's what you've braved
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Trail Song 01:57
For every furred and feathered thing For hoof and hook and claw and wing The only truth is traveling The only truth is traveling Arrival is illusion oh, the trail the trail is home Arrival is illusion oh, the journey it is home For every path and pack and pair For haw and howl and fey and fair The landmarks are the storyline, The chapters alder, birch and pine To live is motion, stride and steer To live is motion, stride and steer Arrival is illusion oh, the trail the trail is home Arrival is illusion oh, the journey it is home
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If you want your next vacation to be out of this world Aim a little higher when you plan it Take a small step for romance, a giant leap for love Our lunar pleasure cruises are enchanted Come on and take your sweetie to the stars Relaxing from the moment you embark The sea of tranquility will wash your cares away And the kids can bounce around the lunar playground all day Why not throw off the weight of the world And seek perspective on your problems from afar? Your heart will be lighter, the earth will look brighter Come on and take your sweetie to the stars
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Tired-eyed people everywhere, and these ones here I know Pinballin' around my ten-horse town, pilin' barstools high with coats Where'd you plan to land tonight, and what'll we get to eat? There's a band in town, there's a birthday party There's a pallet fire on the beach Oh, I dreamed I'd live in a small enough town I could walk by all the bar windows and find the ones I love and join 'em if I want I dreamed I'd live in a small enough world I could roll up any time of night to a candle lit for me and a kettle on for tea Prob'ly it's the best we'll get to live like this with the ones who'll let us down and lift us Maybe no one's truly good, and we never were, but we still think we could be The circle shifts a tiny bit to make room for my tired feet to fit on this crooked floor we've all tripped over we know the steps by heart We're not all right, but we're all here and I saved a spot for you my dear So tell me all about it, we'll take a draught of doubt and down it We're not all right, but we're all in so I'll talk you through that thing again til we say goodnight at the corner clock and walk I dreamed I'd live in a small enough town I could walk by all the bar windows and find the ones I love and join 'em if I want I dreamed I'd live in a small enough world I could roll up any time of night to a candle lit for me and a kettle on for tea
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So here we land Scraps of Christmas in our hands, Shards of what we celebrated once as girls and boys Trying to reanimate them like our lifeless childhood toys But we've grown up. Families all torn asunder, Irony has cornered wonder, Caution hobbles joy We block our weary ears as the old carols turn to noise. But some songs I'll keep. I like the tunes. I like the smell of pine and cloves I love the food... So if you make a Christmas card, Put some glitter on it, dammit, Put some glitter on it, make it sparkle, make it shine And if you bake a batch of cookies, Put some sprinkles on it, dammit, We'll worry in the new year; this is celebration time With your natal or your chosen family Turn your phone off, eat a lot, festoon a dying tree We can't have Christmas past, we can't have Christmas like the movies But we can play some games and talk awhile, Watch the kids go running wild So bake a cake or pie or yams And put some sugar on it, dammit Put some sugar on it, makes the medicine go down And if you wrap a present, you should Put some glitter on it, dammit Out here things are bleak, and we could use some sparkles now The world is dark. So screw the rising power bill And put those cliché colored lights up in the kitchen windowsill The world is cold. So make a lot of hot spiced wine And have some patience with the kids And be just ten percent more kind The world, it costs And we've cut back a thing or two But if I overspend again, then let me overspend on you The world's unjust So tell the story once again Of how we turned the saints away, How we made no room at the inn The world is wrong. And we are ugly to each other. Ten thousand thousand trespasses We visit on our sisters and our brothers So we take something fragile, something pretty The angel that we cannot be And hang it up where everyone can see (At least until the cat knocks down the tree) So in the rubble, find your scrap of joy And put some glitter on it, dammit Put some glitter on it, dammit, 'Cause somehow we're still here If at the darkest time of year, the stars have put some glitter on it, dammit, Put some glitter on it, dammit Fight the looming fear A thousand acts of mass defiance, Beauty in the face of violence Making something homely special When it's all we know to do And if I can't manage it for me, I'd sparkle everything for you. Some songs I'll keep. I like the tunes I like the smell of spruce and snow I love seeing you.
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released July 7, 2017

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Marian Call Alaska

Marian Call has things to say. She sounds a little like Ingrid Michaelson meets They Might Be Giants & Regina Spektor for bourbon & laughs, which sounds improbable, but give it a try. She hails from Alaska and tours North America and Europe, and she lives on Twitter. Her songs are quirky, sharp, surprising confections in every genre full of rich dark carmelized sugar, savor, & spice. ... more

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