La Legna

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lyrics

Awake to the shakes and that hallway
Vague winter birds in the morning
Ghosts and hosts, medusa throats, expired firecrackers float
Hissing up the ends of the air
Gaze, free the face, flee the chair

Love like all end honey, sweet sweet drawl, forgiveness
Precious martian, money paper doll and all
Here take this
You know that I did try and try
To buy the lines that'd say the thing more saintly
Now I'm floored, the lion's roar:
Torn pages from our poisoned shore
The truth, it don't cost a penny

That dream to recall, the horse, the fall, the land:
Liquid language cupped in my hand
Unlike so many things so countable now
Like rings in dead trees and heartaches to plough
And the times that I turned and ran
It's all a chance at a chance at a chance to understand

That it is ever-always the last night of our lives
That we were all born to bloom forever in each other's eyes,
Born to briefly walk along the endless edge of brimming over light
Encora adentro inverno freddo questa sogna è la legna

Love like all end honey, sweet sweet drawl, forgiveness
Precious martian, money paper doll and all
Here take this
You know that I did try and try
To buy the lines that'd say the thing more saintly
Now I'm floored, the lion's roar:
Torn pages from our poisoned shore
The truth, it don't cost a penny

credits

from Winter Sister Sally, released June 19, 2016
Thanks to Mike Spielman for the poem which inspired these lyrics.

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Iona Swift Nevada City, California

Iona hails from the hills and sings from the heart. A young songwriter, she's developed a unique sound she calls Folkadelic Soul. Solo and acoustic, Iona's performance emerges from a rich variety of musical influences. Iona's writing is thoughtful and rooted in her connection to the natural world. It gives lyrical nods to female power and conscious hip hop. ... more

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