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O my sleeping boy,
this city has lived 10,000 nights
and been seen with just as many closed eyes.

O my sleeping boy,
is your life just as new?
You run on stones
where the weeds once grew.

The crow says it’s you,
is it you?
and away to my home, that zephyr blew you.

O my sleeping boy,
don’t turn around. Is it you?
or someone else that I’ve found.

O my sleeping boy,
look at all 10,000 lights,
like you, they reach from the ground
toward the sky.

The crow says it’s you,
is it you?
a boy who once only said no,
now says “I do.”

There’s a bridge and a garden
and a fire to warm your feet.
A bridge and a garden,
what else would you need?
There’s a bridge and a garden
and a fire to warm your feet.
A bridge and a garden,
wont you stay with me?

O my sleeping boy,
awake to empty streets.
My footsteps in the wind—
a far off melody.

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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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