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Candle And A Knife

from Of This Dirt by Artemis

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powdered sugar
coffee and fried dough
clouds huddle
like the people in the road
ladies round the next table
with their eyes all looking down
lost in their devices
together and alone

seem to have forgotten
how the conversation goes
all thumbs and digits
ones and zeros

just before the sky cracked open
storm flashed in my eyes
i avert my gaze
so you won't catch me when i cry
you take my hand
rain runs rivers through the town
if i wasn't running
i'd a laid down

standing under shelter
call your mama on the phone
sound of her cooking and cleaning
feel like home
while ladies on the tv screen
are at each other's throats
seem to have forgotten
what to reap
what to sow

the nice man at the counter
rubbing voodoo charms
just to help us all
keep running
into each other's arms
but maybe all we need
is a candle and a knife
to burn away
cut through what ain't right
and shine a light


from Of This Dirt, released October 27, 2018
Written by Artemis
Produced & mixed by David Earl
Mastered by Ian Shepherd
Piano, vocals: Artemis
Cello: Daniel Berkman




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Spectral keyboard washes and sinuous dance beats set up a feeling of warm alienation while Artemis’s voice heats things further. Over the thump and shimmer, she croons with detached fervor, the music dissolving in a storm of pixie-dust disco until a rude riot of effects snaps the tether and she vanishes. ... more

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