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lyrics

Play at the sun
green glow-worms twinkle on their strings
in your light
ribbons hanging from my bones and I am you
a jellied chrysalis untouched by the frost
of the sun

Open your hand
you are paper in the rain a singing bell
I can’t tell if holes were made by birds or stones
would you hide the veins of sugar in your eyes
in your hands

Look at the sky
there is something in the light that makes me cold
see how crystallized our bodies would decay
not knowing what the sky looked like before we knew
it was a sky

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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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