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lyrics

Elsa and Boris knew
all of the pink feathered hives
wrapped in their cellophane blues
limpid with preciousness
my true love waits
washing the dust from the shivering house
watching from cloudtops
the flight of the envious bees

Elsa and Boris fly
holding their heads on their strings
wearing the weather like raincoats
and buzzing diaphanous wings

I tell you I know
where the waterbugs go
when your eyesight begins to grow dim
you tie the white sail to your anklebones
and you ache like a phantom limb

Back in the darkened tree
deep in her moss-quiet eyes
he finds a boat and an ocean
leaving the anchor behind
us we sail out to the foam at the edge of all light
no cobweb no parachute
last freed itself from blue

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from In the Palace of Green Porcelain, released December 4, 2009

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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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