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I could braid my hair for hours
Into plaits and rows of flowers
Threading strands of finished fibres
Growing like a graveyard
My head's a tiny graveyard

Sister I will braid your hair
And pull you sleepy up the stair
Your left hand's warm in my right
But we're both warmer than the night
In your pale green pajamas
In my pale pink pajamas

Talk until you fall asleep
I give your head a kiss to keep
Thinkin' about the day when you were born
I found you ugly, kinda boring
Your head bald as our fathers'
You got your laugh from our father

I slip into the cold
Too old for this I'm centuries old
Slip into the woods are near
The stars fit nicely in my ear
The trees grow like a graveyard
A very pretty graveyard

They're in the wood and in my hair
You might say my logic's weak
I know I've got a morbid streak

I see graveyards everywhere
They're in the wood and in my hair
But there's something lovely I find
'Bout people lying side by side
I call out to my sister
My braids they match my sister

Johnny Flynn said the people
In my head won't be there when you're dead
But if those people turn to hair
Then when you die you're both still there...


from Lost in the Sight, released January 2, 2015



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The Strange and the Charming Edmonton, Alberta

We're three friends from Edmonton, Alberta. We're three folk musicians making our way through the brambles. We're three humans finding our spots in the noise. We spend a lot of time drinking tea and laughing in each others' arms.

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