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lyrics

I’ll return time and again
to the door we entered in
no regrets, Mr. Dissident
I see so now I know
I see so now I know

I’m a ghost, I’m a gardener
I’m lost in the room
I am lost with you, I’m lost
I’m a ghost of a gardener
my rows of thistle bloom
I pick them for you

quiet now, let’s go to rest
on the bed of lilies I planted
of course they didn’t take
but a fine bed they’ll make
my dreams full of dirt & you
my dreams of dirt and you

I’m a ghost of a gardener
and my rows of thistle bloom
I pick them for you
I pick them for you

someday when my eyes are clouded white
I’ll see this clear
I will see this clear

and when my hands are gnarled and tired
I’ll lift this up
I will lift this up

and then when my body’s
gone gone gone
I’ll become the ground
I will become the ground

and the lilies, they’ll be blooming
and the garden, a belly-full
and the willow, bent for weeping
and I’ll see this done
I will see this done

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from Ghost of a Gardener, released February 18, 2014
Rachel Ries: vocals, electric guitar, piano, organ
David Vandervelde: electric bass
Evan Bivins: drums
Emmett Kelly: lead guitar
Ari Bolles & Kristin Slipp: vocals
Alisa Rose: violin
Dina Maccabee: viola
Jess Ivry: cello

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Rachel Ries Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rachel Ries, hailing from the prairies of middle America, crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked-hearted. With an electric guitar and piano; a clear voice and steady hand; she deftly pulls listeners in with disarming candor and holds them there with smart and tender poetry. ... more

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