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lyrics

oh my little twin bird
don't hop so far
you know that my wings are small
and my breath is here
in the willow flowers
in the birch trees
fingerbone and brown
in the hollows of
tufted eiderdown
lepidoptera
hotly shadowed here
like the warm air
in your little ears
you know every word I know
white throat full of water
pale green of the underleaves
in your haunted eyes
open recklessly
here the dandelions
blow sweet the breeze
in their grains of white-yellow
euphonies
oh my precious one
how can you not see
you are wanted here
let us be the broken dead
moss cooling your forehead
you never were meant to be
unwarm and touched by machinery
now I walk with you
only in my bones
there is broken glass
there are pelting stones
and now death is the
only rock I hold
and how could you not
even wait for me

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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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