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For Sarah, who was taken from her mother's side, always <3

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Persephone was a friend of mine
Warm hair and honey eyes
Taken from her mother’s side
Persephone was a friend of mine

She sailed so far away from me
I didn’t miss what I didn’t see
But how could I not feel that breeze
She sailed so far away from me

Baby, come home
We miss you so
These fields won’t grow
Without you by my side
Baby, please stay
I need your strength
I can’t plant these seeds on my own

She slipped into the loin’s den
The chasm closed over her head
Thought that I’d never see her again
She slipped into the loin’s den

Oh God, what have you done?
You’ve gone again and took away the sun
How will my love see to run home?
Oh God, what have you done?

Baby, come home
We miss you so
These fields won’t grow
Without you by my side
Baby, please stay
I need your strength
I can’t plant these seeds on my own

Persephone was a friend of mine
Warm hair and honey eyes
Taken from her mother’s side
Persephone was a friend of mine

She slipped into the lion’s den
The chasm closed over her head
I never saw her again
She slipped into the lion’s den

There is so much danger when we fall in love
There is so much danger when we fall in love
There is so much danger when we fall in love
There is so much danger when we fall in love with death...
Death...

Oh, Persephone was a friend of mine
Warm hair and honey eyes
Taken from her mother’s side
Persephone was a friend of mine
Oh, Persephone was a friend of mine
Oh, Persephone was a friend...

credits

from Persephone Is Dead, Long Live Persephone!, released September 24, 2015
Dogwood: vocals, tenor ukulele
Nathaniel Johnstone: twelve string guitar, percussion, sound effects
SJ Tucker: djembe
Betsy Tinney: cello

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Dogwood Seattle, Washington

Hailing from the hedge and loam of Seattle's undergrowth, this chimerical songbird aims to weave historical and wax hysterical in the old-new traditions of mountain men, shantymen, and her fellow men as she tromps and twirls acro'st both ancient myth and accidental malady. This little troubadour delights in bringing life to the voices of the past, so come and share a pomegranate seed or two! ... more

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