Song of a Burning Tree

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Song of a burning tree
worlds away
how is it I can hear it
on your lips today?

A thousand years ago,
a mirror was smashed by clouds.
To this day, it’s still raining down—
raining down.

I watch the red and blue of my T.V. screen.
Is this seeing?
I want to see.

Wind rushes down the street tonight—
it happens to us all—
You got something in your eye

There’s a wind from china
blowing dust on my shoes.
I write songs to remember
all that I lose.
Two people at a table,
noses glowing in their phone light,
no, this isn’t sight, I want sight—


You turn away, something in your eye
you turn away, something in your eyes
blinking is your eye waving goodbye

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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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