Vespers

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about

Scars are maps of what hasn't killed me yet.

lyrics

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LYRICS:

It was a holy smokes sunset
I found myself on my way to the shore
In a crowd of silent strangers staring westward
To plead, praise, and mourn

A girl gets good at losing things
And I have lost them all before
Nothing for it but to name them to the sun, one by one,
I'm done keeping score

In the last light, my scars all bear witness to what I've lived through
And I dreamed up another tattoo​
(Learning things that we already knew)
Yeah, I dreamed up a brand new tattoo

​Oh, you know the old stories, you know how it goes:
​The gift is the curse is the gift is the curse and
My binaries break in the dark after dusk,
​so I’m done running from what was hard and what hurt

​So our suffering wrote us a song
​So our bravery broke all our bones
​So the sunset is killer tonight --
​The sky laughs as it tells us we're done
​And it's no

No surprise, no surprise, no surprise...
​No surprise, no surprise, no surprise
​No surprise, no surprise, no surprise

In my garden twelve columns stretch skyward
They were pedestals not long ago
Where my youthful ideals and precarious idols did go
But with ropes and resignation
I tore all the tyrants down
They were poor substitutes for heroes and hope anyhow

(Nothin' to do but know we were wrong
Nothin' to see but a sky without storms
Nothin' to hear but the space where there should've been songs)

They thanked me, my statues
They wandered off, fractured but free
They could not hold my meaning for me
They could not hold my meaning for me

​So our suffering wrote us a song
​So our bravery broke all our bones
​So the sunset is killer tonight --
​The light laughs as it leaves us alone
​And it's no

No surprise, no surprise, no surprise...
​No surprise, no surprise, no surprise
​No surprise, no surprise, no surprise

(Now we got nothin' to do but sit here and know
We were wrong, and know we were wrong
Now we got nothin' to hear but the space where there
Should've been songs, should've been songs)

So your victory came at a cost
So to find yourself got you so lost
Holding tight made it slip through your grasp
The storm drove you to shelter at last

​So our suffering wrote us a song
​So our bravery broke all our bones
So our scars map our fight to survive
Empty hands help you find your way home

Empty hands help you find your way home
Empty hands help you find your way home

credits

from Standing Stones, released February 24, 2017

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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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