We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.
/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Myshkin trying on a plethera of musical styles like pretty hats, with the help of some of New Orleans best players, and they all look good. Packaged in a jewel case with a 12 page booklet including all lyrics, and original collage artwork by Myshkin.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Why Do All the Country Girls Leave? via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $16 USD or more 

    You own this  

     

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

    You own this

     

  • Full Digital Discography Full Digital Discography

    Get all 10 Myshkin Warbler releases available on Bandcamp and save 10%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Ravens (single), Peace (single), Trust and the High Wire, Faithless (single), That Diamond Lust, Sigh Semaphore, Corvidae, Rosebud Bullets, and 2 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $72 USD or more (10% OFF)

    You own this

     

lyrics

i didn't like the way you moved, all jerks and bumps
and the way your sneakers stuck out from your rolled up cuffs
cause i was sitting in the lonely sweatshirt of the boy you left behind
but we started talking and we locked, we gave each other all each other's keys
we talked about that boy, you and him, him and me
all the way to your house under the apricot tree
and every day after work that is where we'd be
in that little tiny house under the apricot tree
you and your new junky boyfriend and me falling apart under the apricot tree 
and i did like the rush and the silvery speed
but i could never handle all that belly full of need
cause my life then was like some very pregnant seed
that could not find any soil to scratch a hollow in and breed
and every day after work that is how it'd be
in that little tiny house under the apricot tree
you and your new junky boyfriend and me falling apart under the apricot tree
and i would drive home at the end of every shaky night
all strung out cross the desert like some sad holiday lights
and listen through the wall to the sighs of the boy you left behind
and i know a fruit that's too ripe will never last too long
and maybe two weeks after all the apricots had come and gone
came that bleeding screaming night when it all went so terribly wrong
'cause every day after work that is where we'd be
and that night the boy you left behind just had to come and see
you and your new junky boyfriend and me, and we all fell apart under the apricot tree
now i know that for you the nightmare it went on and on
but for me everything after that night was denouement
cause after i had saved his life i oh so slowly fell all out of
unrequited love with the boy you left behind
and by the way i like the way you move, all jerks and bumps
and the way your sneakers stick out from your rolled up cuffs
and we never even needed all that dope to be tough girl, we were tough already
and one day when our work is done i'll tell you where we'll be
some little tiny house under an apricot tree
you and your true love and my love and me just eating apricots under the apricot tree
winter 98 Austin TX
© myshkin 1999

credits

from Why Do All the Country Girls Leave?, released January 1, 2000

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Myshkin Warbler Astoria, Oregon

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

contact / help

Contact Myshkin Warbler

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account