Anchorage

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(This song is a single from Marian Call's upcoming album "Something Fierce," mariancall.bandcamp.com/album/something-fierce. Release date 10/1/11.)

Thoughts on "Anchorage:"

He said we are a stony desert boundless acres wide
Endless spreading rocky sky / endless X by endless Y
And that I should turn up every rock / and space them evenly
And ask instead of tell them what the context looks to be

Home is where you know yourself.

Age quod agis.

lyrics

Today my childish laughter falls away
The stakes were real and we won't feel okay
With a knot of bitter worry in my eyes
And a tearless year or two since the last day
The last damn day, the last day that I cried

No no no no / take me back home
No no no no / take me away
Bring her 'round slow / no no no no
Tie her up right / I'll sail round the night
I'll dock when it's day
No no no no / I got no home
No no no no / only a way
Bring her 'round slow / no no no no
I know where I'll land
I'll unclench my hands
I'm willing to stay

So see me down, see me down to the edge of the wild
Stroll me out to the end of the pier
Reel me in to the places we knew our own faces
Over wine, over coffee and beer
And anchor me anchor me anchor me anchor me here

Walk with me, the sunset’s three hours long tonight
We’ll blind our disbelieving eyes with light
And if the dusk admits our fear of death
We’ll write a worthy hymn and cork it fast
Cork it fast, we’ll float it west

No no no no / got a ring full of keys
No no no no / not a one of 'em mine
Bring her 'round slow / no no no no
Fold up the maps
If love goes by haps
Why look for a sign?
No no no no / I got no home
No no no no / only a way
Bring her 'round slow / no no no no
The water's not clear
But I've washed ashore here
And I'm willing to stay

So see me down, see me down to the edge of the wild
Stroll me out to the end of the bow
Point me back to the places we knew our own faces
Without wondering much why or how
And anchor me anchor me anchor me anchor me now

My body and my mind have scarcely met
I’ve spent my whole life being elsewhere and elsewhen
So ground me in the only house I own
Forgive my absence, love
And teach me to live
Teach me to live, to live alone, no no no no
See me down, see me down to the edge of the wild...

And anchor me anchor me anchor me anchor me here

credits

from Something Fierce, track released September 8, 2010
Vocals & Goat Toenails: Marian Call
Piano: Paul Pew
Cello: Ellen Pew
Guitars: Jordan Shindle
Bass: Scott Barkan
Drums: Colter Lemons
Album Cover Photo: Brian Adams

Recorded at Red Room Studios and Avast Studios in Seattle, WA by Shawn Simmons, engineer, and in private homes in Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AK by Marian Call. Edited by Marian Call. Mixed and Mastered by Brian Taylor.

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Marian Call Alaska

Marian Call loves making music for you. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell meets They Might Be Giants & Regina Spektor for bourbon & laughs. She hails from Alaska but can often be found touring North America and Europe, and she lives on Twitter. Her songs are quirky, geeky, eclectic acoustic confections that taste like vanilla-cinnamon-chipotle something. ... more

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