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lyrics

the words used to be alive in my mouth
trying to find a way out
strange how it was -
I could never make them stay
or go away
willful were they
and caught in their clutch was I

unholy the days when I stood
in their wake
loneliest of hours
but joyful and mad
when they made it back
to alight on my loosened tongue
willful were they
and caught in their clutch was I
willful were they
and sold by their sound was I

now two years gone and for all I long
the flock doesn’t come around
but watchful I wait
by my window and pray -
wing your way back to me
but still is the sky
and quiet the time flies
still is the sky
and quiet this life flies

but I won’t be alarmed
I won’t be afraid
if I listen just right
I’ll find another way
I won’t be alarmed
I won’t be afraid
if I listen just right
I’ll find something to say…

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from Ghost of a Gardener, released February 18, 2014
Rachel Ries: piano, vocals
David Vandervelde: electric guitar, vocals
Ari Bolles: upright bass, vocals
Evan Bivins: drums, percussion
Kristin Slipp: vocals
Cole Kamen-Green: trumpet
Alec Spiegelman: flute
Devon Sproule, Raina Rose, Carrie Elkin, Danny Schmidt: choir

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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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