Under Your House

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released February 29, 2012

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Track Name: Cassilda's Song
"Along the shore the cloud waves breaks,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
........................................In Carcosa.
Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
..................................Lost Carcosa.
Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
....................................Dim Carcosa.
Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
...................................Lost Carcosa."

Cassilda's Song in The King in Yellow. Act I. Scene 2.

Text taken from "The King In Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
Track Name: Still Lost
If you leave the world with empty pockets,
It’s easier to let go
No voices crying out to remind you
Step into the unknown
until there's only the unknown

the prodigal son returns to the world
only to find that the world is is cold and strange
only to find
Track Name: Bear's Winter
Bear did you know
I've been waiting for you.
Oh I'll bet you knew
I've been waiting so long to go
in search for all I've never had,
in search for all I've never had,
I'll search for all I've never had
under the snow.

I was afraid, so afraid
to come out
with the mud all down my dress,
So I remained against the earth,
her hollow spine, I was drinking her
winter wine til you told me it's okay
no need to struggle
And so out I came
I stitched myself a gown
with what I found

You'll breathe for me,
my eternal friend
til my journey reaches its end,
you're the bear.
Track Name: No, Never
Will you?
Track Name: Beauty (For Vic Chesnutt)
2 years ago today, Vic left the world
while Christmas day held its breath
like a bird forced underwater
I never knew him save for the shadow his songs stained across my mind
And I’m hungry for one more melody
Like a baby at breakfast.

And the gritty corners of pillows
Threadbare and matted from years of slumber
lay unrecognized now,
no one sees their beauty.

And the maggots lodged inside
The glistening roadkill’s jewel-like eye
lay unrecognized now,
no one sees their beauty.

Now there can be no sweetness in our sadness,
Onions have been all emptied of their tears,
Our world has lost its one and only
lover of all things scared and lonely,
like granny scrubbing false teeth in the kitchen.
Track Name: Onion Dream
Dreamed you shot off bottle rockets
over my kitchen sink.
Small fires erupted behind the window blinds.
Mom found the old super soaker
and saved all our lives.
You were charring onions black,
All soot and sickly skin peeled back.
Track Name: Ash Mother
Ash mother, you were born after
the flames licked clean
the gold from the straw
and left behind the black bone smoking,
to be chewed upon by the dogs.

Ash mother, you will live now
in the shadows and the brick work,
smoldering in the ovens,
in the torches
that have just gone out.

You can wrap yourself in darkness,
you can sink into memory of your children,
You can sit in somber silence,
You were the first to go,
and now your ashes glow.
Track Name: Untitled
What secret do you have
that makes me love you fearlessly?
No storm clouds swallowing the whole of the sky,
No shadows lengthening in the loneliness
of the single soul,
No couch or a bed or a dining room table
for one, after an inevitable loss.
How could there life after the life of you has gone out?
But it matters not. Fearlessly, I love you.
Track Name: I Can't Be Quiet (For Dar Williams)
All my friends are far away,
but I’m trying to be strong.
If I wasn’t singing about it right now
I’d probably be crying about it.

In an empty apartment
nestled right on route 15,
my feet are going numb on the carpet,
I want to dance and scream.

No, I can’t be quiet,
not when there’s so much noise to be made.
No, I can’t be quiet.
I will never set the table
For the loneliness I feel.

I put on your record and
I feel like I’m at home.
I feel like I’m with Em
On the day we first sang
“The Ocean” together.

Why is it always so hard for me
To be still when you sing?
It’s because my heart remembers you
and she’s jumping out of my skin.

And I can’t be quiet,
Not when there’s so much noise to be made.
No, I can’t be quiet.
I will never set the table
For the loneliness I feel.

You taught me to be strong,
you taught me to be brave,
you taught me that being a woman
Doesn’t mean I am a slave.
So I dance like my body means nothing,
and I sing like my voice means nothing,
because in this world of nothing
I am finding my way.

No, I can’t be quiet,
not when there’s so much noise to be made.
No, I can’t be quiet.
I will never set the table
For the loneliness I feel.
Track Name: Will You Come Visit Me?
I’m not your friend,
I want to be something more.
And if you say no,
I’ll die right here in your door frame.

You can bury me under your house;
that’s where my heart beats anyway, anyway.

I’m not your lover,
I want to be something more.
And if you say no,
I’ll die right here on your floor tiles,
I’ll stain them black.

You can bury me under your house,
That’s where my heart beats anyway, anyway.

Will you come visit me down there, down there?