Whalebone Skirt

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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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 7 Myshkin releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    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

hush baby hush baby
who you gonna call
everyone with any heart
is up against the wall
still baby stlll baby
where you gonna run
everywhere with any soul
been driven underground
or drowned
dig baby dig baby
dig into the dirt
scratch a root walled hollow
in her whalebone skirt

you’re not a technician
of the science of sound
you’re not running
anyone’s machine
you pick up a thread
from every piece of ground
and as you walk you weave
as you walk you weave
you do not speak
for the state or the crown
you’re not a mascot
for a winning team
you collect signs sins
and hometowns
and pockets full of leaving

somewhere in the quiet
that you make yourself
empty out your pockets
on a lacquered shelf
string under your fingers
stories under string
big enough to make you
scratch a root walled hollow
in her whalebone skirt

live baby live baby
how you gonna be
a little bit anxious
and a little bit free
dig baby dig baby
dig into the dirt
scratch a root walled hollow
in her whalebone skirt

somewhere in the quiet
that you make yourself
empty out your pockets
on a lacquered shelf
string under your fingers
stories under string
big enough to make you sing

credits

from That Diamond Lust, released February 14, 2012
Sailor Banks: bass, synth
myshkin: 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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