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It was a bruise blue night,
and she talked to the knotted plants
because she missed him,
and there was no one else to talk to.

It was a bruise blue night,
and she talked to the knotted plants.
They could read the ground,
hear footsteps
even when the snow mutes the sound.

Their roots grew
deep as the dead.
Their roots knew
where he went.

Their roots grew
deep as the dead.
Their roots knew,
but they couldn’t talk back.

The snow falls in a spider web,
gets caught,
and I couldn’t care less.

It was a bruise blue night
and she talked to the holes in the sky
where the light shone through the night.
Gnats were swarming beneath her feet
but movement only says one thing: goodbye.

The quiet of the road,
the direction of the river’s froth,
the litter of the stars
only tell her north

Their roots grew
deep as the dead
their roots knew
but they couldn’t talk back.

Their roots grew
deep as the dead .
Their roots knew,
and she left.

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from The Snow Queen: A Folk Opera, released August 8, 2014

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Laura Dunn and the Ghosts of Xmas Past Portland, Oregon

with Bjorkish runaway melodies and surreal lyricism, Laura Dunn and the Ghosts of Xmas Past combine banjo-driven creepy folk music with opera singers, toy pianos and rattling chains.
She sounds like "Emmylou Harris singing in a haunted house" --James Duval, Virginia Omnivore
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