Marissa Nadler

by Marissa Nadler

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1.
Where did you go When the snow fell that year you were inside these wooden walls like a bear eager child for the end in your lair for the end of the year And that old familiar fear creeps up your little arms and runs through your veins like blood through your songs like blood through your songs like blood through your songs And then summer came and he wore you like a charm and you knew yourself that what had come would soon be gone well sometimes in your burrowed hole you love to be the pawn always moving on Oh where did I go when the rains fell that year we were inside that wooden house like a bear eager child for the end to be near for the end of the year And then winter came and I wore him like a charm and we knew that what had come would soon be gone well sometimes in my burrowed hole I feel it coming on Always moving on An island is always alone and you were breaking yours with a stone so I took you home to a bastion a hurricane by any other name so I took you home and I crashed you a hurricane in your veins
2.
When you came to town I fell for you it seems to a house with twisted branches and a candle dream I'll be your Alabaster Queen Your Alabaster Queen When I hear you play I think of water and sunshine and i never really mind all your women wistful wanting you all the time I'll be your Alabaster Queen Your Alabaster Queen Your Alabaster Queen And Sunshine King
3.
It's a beautiful day and I went for a walk but I saw that old dirt path where we used to talk where is the rain cause some spring lovers are bringing me down again the years have come and your hands have gone but your land is something lost in a song why does the sun always remind me of you yes it does i hope a new day will come and cover up what i done Why does the sun always remind me of you I would know that there ain't nothing but love songs on the radio turn on the colored days to peel away the skin the sun will turn my hands to gold more than any alchemist sea water it rounds the edge of shard and turns to sand I heard you bought a house and light it up with glass and second hand why does the sun always remind me of you yes it does i hope a new day will come and cover up what i have done Why does the sun always remind me of you i would know that there aint nothing but love songs on the radio always reminds me of you yes it does it always reminds me of you yes it does, yes it does, yes it does why does the sun always remind me of you i hope a new day will come and cover up what i have done why does the sun always remind me of you i hope a new day will come and cover up what i have done why does the sun always remind of you i would know that there ain't nothing but love songs on the radio
4.
Mr. John Lee what is happening to me last time I saw you bringing fire wood into your house from a tree but I didn't love you quite as much as sweet Marie the sherriff he never had to come to wade through the water swamps and some strange mystery to find Marie Me clad in Velveteen red lips and high heeled shoes i carried you your weight for a long time through years and towns and took refuge and I carried your weight upon mine Marie got married to a man and I found your footsteps in summer lands to your lady Marie has a daughter and a new city now and your skin is soft and tired from the years but your happy now Me clad in Velveteen red lips and high heeled shoes I carried you your weight for a long time through years and towns and took refuge and I carried your weight upon mine Mr. John Lee what is happening to me last time I saw you bringing firewood into your house from a tree
5.
Baby I will leave you in the morning sunny day i won't know what to say ray of sun and days of running stage lights I don't really know another way Baby you will need to set me free Baby you will need to set me free California drank till i could sleep right some were strange and that I cannot lie evil was the man that i did live by no drink no one could make me come alive Honey i don't want to go away Honey i don't want to go away Baby will you love me when I return promise i will hold you in my palm every night i dream you sleeping next to me sing a song and keep you like a balm Baby you will need to forgive me Been a sinner all my life you see New york city drank till i could sleep right next to one I truly though i loved funny how the time can turn your head lights shining like a fire from above Baby you will need to forgive me Been a sinner all my life you see I am getting higher by the moment days too long and nights too cold in song I am getting higher by the moment I was wrong to leave you I was wrong
6.
Once your eyes were the master muse to all my songs cobalt and sea come back to me I'll never do wrong Winter would come and nothing would move summer's undone with all did I choose cobalt and sea come back to me i'll never do you wrong I was your pearl and I knew that you lied I was your pearl and I knew that you lied Lately all I want is you sometimes I believe I do fifty strings of yarn and glue puppet master see me through lately all I want is you puppet master see me through Scissors in hand a knife at my strings an odd way to go but I seen stranger things oh I grew the finest wings over the water And on my old menagerie a bottle that you made stood me cobalt and sea come back to me I'll never do you wrong I was your pearl and I knew that you lied I was your pearl and I knew that you lied Lately all I want is you sometimes I believe I do fifty strings of yarn and glue puppet master see me through lately all I want is you puppet master see me through
7.
Wind Up Doll 03:49
Wind her up, wind her up it's been years since she came over on the green plains to you She calls his name Shannaddee a dee a dee a dee over rock and sea to her baby When the box went in the ground cedar trees were all around a war did take him from her town and she aint nothing but a ghost now wind up doll in the back wind up doll click and clack click and clack She will never be what you want her to be She has dreams every night that the box of cedar where where you went to lay will come to life hold her on the greens hold her on the green plains like you used to do but she ain't nothing but a ghost you you wind her up in the back wind up doll click and clack click and clack she will never be what you want her to be wind her up to walk and wind her up to speak Hold her on the greens Hold her on the green plains like you used to do but she aint nothing but a ghost
8.
Wedding 03:52
When you land I'll be around I'll wait for you to come around When you land I'll be around I'll wait for you to come around Give me a chance I'll make you a ring and we'll fly to our wedding give me a chance I'll make you see and fly to our wedding When you rise I'll be around I'll wait for you to come around and when you land I'll be around I'll wait for you to come around Give me a chance I'll make you a ring and we'll fly to our wedding give me a chance I'll make you a ring and we'll fly to our wedding
9.
Little King 03:38
Little King you grew up a mile from my town and I never thought to write it down raking the autumn leaves and hoping for some pretty company I was always packing a suitcase in the dark In my mind a highway to the western spark only an overpass over the hills of dusty grass And I would have taken all your rifles And I would have taken all your bibles And I would have taken all your rifles for a ride Little King I swear that this is not a dream I read that this is what it should be in a magazine sun of the broken down daughter of a love and prison town and I would have taken all your rifles and I would have taken all your bibles and I would have taken all your rifles for a ride for a ride for a ride We can drink whiskey or sit inside the car and listen to the silence of the stars only an overpass sprung from hills of broken glass many lands of sorrow and wishing for tomorrow make me your sweethearted lady
10.
In a magazine I saw you breaking down I saw you breaking down and I recognized your face you looked like someone I used to know my hands are tied and the rain falls my hands are tied and the rain falls you look like someone that I used to know you looked like someone that i used know underneath the stairs remember all those worlds we waves the sky to white as the light rays flickered in but the time it drained the color from your skin my hands are tied and the rain falls my hands are tied and the rain falls you look like someone that I used to know you look like someone that I used to know in a magazine i saw you breaking down and i recognized your face you looked like someone that i used know you looked like someone that i used know you looked like someone that i used know you looked like someone that i used know
11.
There are days that I feel something is really next to me on my arms and inside the room a cold wind does blow there are two of us here that i know daisy where did you go? you left first and I didn't know how to unfold the gatekeepers light i am stuck here in this plight of woe I had a sister and I had a home with many chairs and we earned our keep in the circus deep and deflected all the stares daisy nothing could scare you as you'd enter into the room so why did they take you first and leave me too soon? Daisy where did you go Daisy where did you go with my phantom limbs and eerie hymns there are two of us here that I know Daisy where did you go Daisy where did you go with my phantom limbs and eerier hymns there are two of us here that I know Daisy where did you go daisy where did you go with my phantom limbs and eerie hymns there are two of us here that I know Daisy where did you go daisy where did you go with my phantom limbs and eerie hymns there are two of us here that I know

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All Songs written by Marissa Nadler*

Produced by Brian McTear
Engineered and Mixed by Brian McTear and Jonathan Low
Recorded at Miner Street Recordings, Philadelphia, PA
Mastered by Paul Hammond and Paul Sinclair at Fat City, Blue Bell, PA
Collages, front photo and layout by Ryan Walsh.
*Puppet master by Marissa Nadler/Carter Tanton

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released June 14, 2011

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