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Birdflesh Redux

by Helen America

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A remix of sorts, with more instrumentation, to accompany the "Birdflesh" music video.

The original acoustic version of this song is on "In The Palace of Green Porcelain".


Here's a table in the garden
Pretty bird now drink your feathers
Pretty thing you are so pretty
Talk to me about the weather

I have wings and I have whistles
I make noises like an airplane
You have eyes like honey buttons
If I ate them would you complain

(Occupy your shaking mouth
All you need is gin and tonic
I would swallow rope and light bulbs
Though my love is embryonic)

If you blinked into my waistcoat
I would leave a blueish stain
And bite through all the icy fibers
Of your little frozen brain

(Now my friends and mutilations
Listen to me spit through silence
Wrapping butterflies in metal
Nothing's more sincere than violence)

Butter spread between your eyebrows
Here's a napkin for that mouse ear
Yes the sky seems greener lately
I know you must like it too dear


released December 5, 2016


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Helen America Seattle, Washington

Helen America's delicately-crafted, profusely literary songs evoke fairytale worlds laced with menace - her haunting lullabies for two-headed turtles and murder ballads have a crystalline purity that belies their obsessive intensity and sometimes grotesque imagery. 'In the Palace of Green Porcelain' has been described as "the sound a butterfly's heart would make, if butterflies had hearts." ... more

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