Old Crow's Song

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Old Crow’s Song

What do I know? I’m just a shy ol’ crow
with a list of places I’ve never been.
What do I know? I’m just a lying ol’ crow
with a longer list of my sins.

You want to know about longing?
I live on the wind.
You want to know about longing?
my love has a door she won’t let me in.

When it snows, I look in the pond
that cracks like the crow’s feet
that stretch from the eyes
of my love when she tries to talk to me.

When it snows, we meet in the garden
where the weathervane fell.
She smells of linen
and rooms I’ll never go in,
and things she’ll never tell.

You want to know about losing?
The sky is deeper than the sea.
You want to know about losing?
between the night and a crow
there is no seam.

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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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