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Andrew Bird — My Sister's Tiny Hands
Album: Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of...
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Released: 2014
Length: 3:44
Plays (last 30 days): 0
We came in this world together
Legs wrapped around each other
My cheek against my sister's
We were born like tangled vine

We lived along the river
Where the black clouds never lingered
The sunlight spread like honey
Through my sister's tiny hands

But while picking sour apples
In the wild waving grasses
Sister stumbled in the briar
And was bitten by a snake

Every creature casts a shadow
Under the sun's golden fingers
And as the sun sinks past the waving grass
Some shadows are dragged along

Alone, I took to drinking
Bottles of cheap whiskey
And staggering through the back woods
Killing snakes with a sharpened stick

But still I heard her laughing
In those wild waving grasses
Still her tiny hands went splashing
At the river's sparkling shore

So I took my rusty gas can
And an old iron shovel
I set the woods to blaze
And choked the river up with stones

Every creature casts a shadow
Under the sun's golden fingers
And as the sun sinks past the waving grass
Some shadows are dragged along
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 Sends me to PSD within 20 seconds every time.

Baby_M wrote:
Trigger warning: may induce episodes of wrist-slitting despair.

 


ah, bonnie wee song! {#Cowboy}
 fredriley wrote:

Same here. This is a moving song that goes straight to the heart, and the plaintive violin intermezzo adds to the melancholy. 8 from the brimming Nottingham jury.

 
Yes
 Baby_M wrote:
Trigger warning: may induce episodes of wrist-slitting despair.

 
That's what they used to say about a lot of heavy metal music.
Not a Bird fan , but I am a fan of our local band, The Handsome Family. Nice cover.
Trigger warning: may induce episodes of wrist-slitting despair.
Too depressing. 
 DaveInVA wrote:
I usually try and flip Andrew the Bird when his music comes on but I actually like this one...

 
Same here. This is a moving song that goes straight to the heart, and the plaintive violin intermezzo adds to the melancholy. 8 from the brimming Nottingham jury.
Wow, I thought this was Townes
 
This record is made up of covers of Handsome Family songs, I think.
The voice recalls tim buckley. The lyrics just wash you.  Thank you bill for the beautiful start to this sun day.
I usually try and flip Andrew the Bird when his music comes on but I actually like this one...
 calle01 wrote:
More bad music.. Yep!.. something completely different??

 
Eh, what's your problem? WTF does "more bad music" mean? How long have you been listening to anything like music to make a statement like that? The different thing that's needed is your perspective!
Come on. Give it a break.
 lily34 wrote:
ugh. and the cover art...

 
indeed... 
This is an Andrew Bird I have not heard .... no whistling?
ugh. and the cover art...
I like it.  Simple and clean.