That Diamond Lust

from by Myshkin's Ruby Warblers

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    NATIONAL U.S. RELEASE 12/4/12
    Myshkin's 7th record — 5 years in the making: dark and delicate revolutionary love songs, barefoot in a tango-tronic dancing dress.

    Comes in a gorgeous all-cardboard package, original collage art work by Myshkin.

    Includes unlimited streaming of That Diamond Lust 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

oh that diamond lust it is contagious
all the billboards and the barkers
all the racket of the market
and all I’ve sold and bought so far
it’s outrageous
spinning wheels and chasing tails
spinning gear in some great big railroad
I would rather sit down by the river
never sing one note more
hear no knocking at my door
silent and alone still it’d be better
than the way a lie looks in your eye
than the way a lie sounds in my sigh

you can’t keep it in your hand
just cut your palm up and turn to salt and sand

could be the lies of love and art
are just stuck phases
true intent that just stops growing
caught in habit and unknowing
and surrounded so by force
we become faceless
force our feelings in two shapes
we read as stay or run away
we’re like wolves all saddled up
in tack and traces
not supposed to pull on anything
but we can’t bend back and break the string
so we carry down the road toward the city
but it’s thin as smoke and mirrors
master the trick and get out of there

you can’t keep it in your hand
just cut your palm up and turn to salt and sand
what is love now
ride that pony til the sun comes up

how much of this play is fact
how much creation
seen all those scenes in different lights
every time I blink my eyes
all my stories get so pat in isolation
then i see your cautious face
tales i tell myself erase
tragedy’s seductive and contagious
all the barters and betrayals
all the games fates cards and players
ah but why we here if not to be courageous
make up something bold as love
ride that pony til the sun comes up

you can’t keep it in your hand
just cut your palm up and turn to salt and sand
something bold as love
ride that pony til the sun comes up

credits

from That Diamond Lust, released February 14, 2012
Sailor Banks: bass, beats, synth
Myhskin: everything else

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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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