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Dandelion Breaks

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dandelion breaks apart in the sky
dancing willows hit the crow's naked eye
grass in the morning's wet then it's dry
walking insects so suddenly fly

up to the edge where no flower grows
'til one shows its face to tell us it knows
crying for purples and for yellows
for wasted appointments and lost small heroes

sounds of the side-yard birds in a tree
buzz about the mouth of a solitary bee
certain dull flowers needing a frame
certain spring players needing a game

of emptying cups won't be there in june
now open champagne like you open the moon
although in dream time the champagne is flat
this dandelion breaks into an antidote to that


from Deep Time Songs, released December 1, 2013
cynthia nelson: 1st guitar + vocals
marisa anderson: 2nd guitar
katy davidson: drums + backing vocals
margaret douglas: bass


tags: rock Portland


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Cynthia Nelson Portland, Oregon

cynthia nelson writes songs and sings them and plays them on instruments. in order of appearance: ruby falls, retsin, the naysayer, the sophie drinker music project, cynthia nelson, cynthia nelson band. new album forthcoming in 2017.

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