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thank you for the pictures you sent
the clouds were marveling
I don’t know what you meant by them
but I will give you anything

when the prairie freezes over
I’ll be gone again
to the east where there’s no grassland
to dance with the wind
to the east where the asphalt
shivers under the wind

there are prayers that I utter in waking
and don’t even know the words

when the prairie freezes over
you’ll be breaking down
your best intention
strewn on the shoulder
hitch a lift back to town

my remorse is useless - and I know
but here it is again
you stay sober
and I’ll come over with a bottle of gin
you stay sober and I’ll come over
with a bottle of gin

god have mercy and let us be married
and never drink again
god as my witness and you as my kin
I’ll never drink again

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from Ghost of a Gardener, released February 18, 2014
Rachel Ries: vocals
David Vandervelde: acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals
Ari Bolles: upright bass, vocals
Evan Bivins: drums, percussion
Emmett Kelly: lead guitar
Cole Kamen-Green: trumpet

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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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