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*EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*
When we get mad at our loved ones, sometimes we say things we don't mean. And sometimes we say things we *really* mean.

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I awoke to the sound one night of two birds
Fighting outside my window
Cawing and tearing, cussing and swearing
Each thinking their heart was in the right
Oh birds, oh birds, won’t you lay to rest
All that fluttering, fluttering inside my head
For I got enough that’s laid on my chest
I don’t have the heart for this

But oh, blow for blow they traded their words
There was nothing that I could do to stop those birds
So I found a tune to carry me through
And help me pretend that I hadn’t heard what I heard

None of your poems were written about me
My pain is a giant, so bring on the cavalry
This is a list of all the reasons why
You’ll never be perfect or useful so stop fucking trying

It’s just not healthy, we’re not getting better
Don’t patronize me, I won’t wear this damn scarlet letter
I can’t take the pressure, I can’t take the pressure
I can’t take the pressure, I can’t take the pressure!

Oh birds, oh birds, you sing so loud
That you’re filling the air and you’re drawing a crowd
Don’t make your cries into my morning shroud
Light is coming through my windows now
Oh birds, oh birds, won’t you lay to rest
All that fluttering, fluttering inside my head
For I got enough that’s laid on my chest
I don’t have the heart for this

Sing loud, it’ll go away
Sing loud, it’ll go away
Sing loud, it’ll go away
Sing loud and it’ll go away

Sing loud, it’ll go away
Sing loud, it’ll go away
Sing loud, it’ll go away
Sing loud and it might stop

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from Persephone Is Dead, Long Live Persephone!, released September 24, 2015
Dogwood: vocals, tenor ukulele
Nathaniel Johnstone: guitar, bass
Tom Coyne: drums

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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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