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by lauren elle

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the sounds you hear are vocal cords and a handmade tenor uke

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released January 7, 2013

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lauren elle London, UK

midwestern gal who digs on deep, deep roots.

transplanted to london, UK.

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Track Name: the shore, the slope
pt 1
on the shore of galilee / crumbled towers under feet
why you swimming in the dark? / you’re afraid of everything
casting nets on every side / have you all forgotten me going to the hill alone / on the shore of galilee

pt 2
i’m gonna kiss all your birth defects till they come off you & drink all your sins until they don’t haunt you / i’m gonna be your first love / i’m gonna be your last love / i’m gonna be your only love
Track Name: mama bear (redone)
now my mug is spilling
, i don’t remember it being this full

and brights only make everything seem closer 
on my drive back home

minnesota’s freezing, well we’re just not as slick as we thought

and this passengers’ seat
 hasn’t gotten any warmer

everybody here is from somewhere
 no one knows the road out of this place
 and there is part of me okay with feeling trapped 
if you didn’t want to leave here so bad

you’ve lost sight of your own hands
 and i’ve never felt this cold
 - just let me sip on my water
 from the jar that we found in the road

where’d i put those blankets? could’ve sworn that i left them right there

we are crawling pine trees
 braiding sticks as we go through our hair

i will sleep here forever on a mattress that’s made of my bones
 and as my vision goes crooked
 your face gets misplaced in the snow

everybody here is from somewhere

no one knows the road out of this place

Track Name: white light
i know the joy, i feel the heat
of my eyes
in the morning
flush’ed cheek, go
what did you know in the night

making our own:
we are the strong and the broke and the orphaned
hanging like teeth:
tiny, easily lost

i am a prisoner, i am a counterfeit
i am a loser and i am in love
i am a rebel & i’m full of cowardice
i will kill everyone (i’ll do it)
with words

---but you’re shining light all over mine---

my toes’re frozen
writhe on the ice of the driveway
i never got why you thought me as good

how could we not cry in the dark,
in our jackets
?
shadow on skin
grin
and snow quietly witnessing

though we can be prisoners, though we may take counterfeits
though we are losers, we are in love
though we’re rebellion, though we’re afraid at times
& though we kill everyone – (we do it)
with kindness

you’re shining light
(your shining light)
all over mine
your shining light
(you’re shining light)
all over mine, all over mine
your light
you’re shining light
all over mine
over mine
all mine
you’re
Light