Human Cannonball

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A subtle, lovely, dark-folk-jazz-tronic record, songs of love and wartime. In all recycled carboard packaging with original artwork by Myshkin.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Corvidae via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Faithless, Sigh Semaphore, Rosebud Bullets, Blue Gold, Why Do All the Country Girls Leave?, Corvidae, and That Diamond Lust. , and , .

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lyrics

Today is the city, tomorrow the town
All the boys are pretty but all the boys are clowns
Little lies like fireflies are lighting up the crowd
Big top is swaying high wire’s frayed
You and I are about to get down

I’m gonna light your fuse, I’m gonna count to ten
I’m gonna watch you rise and fall again
Will you land in the stands or in the lion’s den
Either way there’s only hungry faces
Waiting for some hunter to kill them something
And you’re perfect for the part, you’re a human cannonball

Tonight it’s the barroom, tomorrow the park
We’ve been singing with the drunks but we’ll be drinking with the meadowlarks
Little hopes like puffs of smoke are drifting through the dark
I can’t see clear from there to here
But I usually know where you are

Didn’t you light my fuse, didn’t you count to ten
Didn’t you watch me rise and fall again
Did I land in the stands or in the lions den
Either way there’s only hungry faces
Waiting for some hustler to sell them something
And I’m perfect for the part, I’m a human cannonball

Today it’s the taxi, tomorrow might be the bus
All those girls be practicing all those things they must
Fat cats and bar rats they’ll be pointing their fingers at us
But little dreams are sprouted seeds
They just keep coming up through the dust

I’m gonna light your fuse, I’m gonna count to ten
I’m gonna watch you rise and fall again
Will you land in the stands or in the lions den
Either way there’s only hungry faces
Waiting for some human to tell them something
And you’re perfect for the part, you’re a human cannonball

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from Corvidae, released June 1, 2004

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Myshkin Joshua Tree, California

Myshkin and an ever-evolving crew of restless gamblers—string, horn, drum, key, and and wave players. Passions range from tango to electronica, folk-noir to gypsy-swing to modern classical to rocknroll. Literate & spooky. Myshkin mostly plays guitars. When warm, she sings like a shiver down your chakras. Like a heart breaking all wide open. Like one in utter control of uncontrollable things. ... more

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