Candle to the Gun

from Corvidae by Myshkin's Ruby Warblers

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It’s how you walked along
Streets too windy for you
Pulled your coat around you
Held your candle to the gun
So we can’t get on
In this catalogue world
Rip some pages out
Fold ourselves a bigger one

I see your mouth set
All on fire
I see the map of how I’m wired
We slip into each other’s gears
Come here

It’s how I pull it out
Through the riddle of doubt
Pull the sound around me
Hold my candle o the gun
So we can’t get on
In this mercenary world
We’ll hold our own parade
Build our own bomb

Word and graph and note on staff
And drifting fallout aftermath
All the way to the wilding water
The seeds of things you find in springs
Sealed up to keep the promise in
Where the miners all lose their daughters
Your feral eye your tulip thigh your jack-knife mind
I’m going for a dive

I see your mouth set
All on fire
I see the map of how I’m wired
We slip into each other’s gears
Come here

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from Corvidae, released June 1, 2004

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Myshkin Warbler 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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