heavy on the heart
one you can't harden
strife is the blood inside her

easy on the mind
open a window
and listen, listen to the sound she makes

born to a soldier
minds full of smoke, heroin, and rape
and t.v.

it hangs on her now
and on the men she responds to
the promise of someplace
she'll feel better

she'll feel better

she falls like a sparrow
'neath the eyes of her savior
alone, and hungry
and flightless

she remembers the warmth
of our place in the mountains
of the river, and laughter

she sings,
"son won't you take me in?
babe won't you rescue me now?
why won't you undo this hurt?
I'm flickering out."


from Some Magical Animal, released July 19, 2016
Written by Jake Greider



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Some Magical Animal Tempe, Arizona

Jake Greider - Vocals, Guitar.
Rick Heins - Guitar, Pedal Steel.
David Libman - Drums.
Jess Pruitt - Bass.

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