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Persephone you and your ease are going on trial so listen up, child.
Your remedies, your own season's tease is taking a while.
All your come and go, your wax and wane
Your flowers grow and die again
In the snow, they'll go.
Pawing rhythmic heel and toe, the frozen dreaming down below

(CHORUS)Because the bees, they get to buzz and I can't quit my itching
The trees, they get to bud and my hands just keep sivving
My knees, they will not budge, and the world goes on spinning
The seas, they get to flood, and I go on breathing.

Miss Artemis, miss misery, it was not me who threw out the key.
We agreed on enduring ourselves in our sleeves, until terminal 3.
Moon-eyed, gloaming, guilty, loaning, lost
Tongue-tied, knowing the casm was growing not crossed.


And I go on breathing, yes I go on breathing.
You cannot turn off, all's not lost
You have to catch the breath you cost in the frost
Cellophane springtime, malarkey in my lung
Unwrap every nightmare in the sun, it will come.
It will come.


from Winter Sister Sally, released June 19, 2016



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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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