december

by a million creatures

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released March 18, 2015

written/performed by molly murphy (of a million creatures)
recorded/mixed/mastered by robert raymond (of Robert Raymond Audio & witchdream mansion)

recorded in california in december of 2014

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Track Name: eggshells
there's a cactus in your room
it's whispering something
as it sits upon your sill

remember when you got him?
thought it would be a bad day
but days they can surprise you

at night you lit a candle
and held it to you forehead
so you could feel it burning

and smell a little smoke
said goodnight, goodnight
I'll see you in the morning

and you knew you'd wake again
and you knew you'd ache again
you knew you'd grow again
some inches to your limbs
as your arms and legs extended
reaching for the morning
as it broke like eggshells on your window

you've become the queen
your heart the crown is shining
bright around your forehead
and you're asking all the questions
beautiful and digging
and the answers they surprised you

the light it touched your eyes
and you knew you'd wake again
some rattle in your chest
unsettling unrest
reaching for the morning
as it broke like eggshells on your window

I am your witness
I am a beam
that holds high your roof
I'm a stitch in your seams
when they're bursting, when you break
I will glue you back and hold your shape

and I know you'll wake again
and I know you'll ache again
I know you'll love again
you'll let go again
some inches to your limbs
as your arms and legs extend
reaching for the morning
as it broke like eggshells
Track Name: paper doll
found me staring out from a book
hollowed eyes like wishing wells
sewn with stitches all up my back
sewn together like a railroad track

tore all my limbs up from the page
cut and shaped me made of glue
fixed my joints to the table top
then you made me dance wouldn't let me stop
then you made me dance wouldn't let me stop

great big shadows on the white, white walls
you and me before the light
made like monsters under beds
mapped caves and caverns in our heads

put me in your pocket carried me around
lost me to some dark long drop
the water rising as I fell
an old paper doll down the wishing well
an old paper doll down the wishing well

sewn together like a railroad track
your mind at the bottom of a wishing well
sewn together like a railroad track
your mind at the bottom of a wishing well
sewn together like a railroad track
you're mine at the bottom of a wishing well
Track Name: runner
trip down sipping on our collision
spilling like poison from a cigarette
I've got a mighty conviction for your eviction
honey you can bet
it won't be long
get going gone

you talk a big game but you're a low roller
stakes get higher and boy can you run
away to some kind of answer
your love is an echo
my hearts a smoking gun
you hold it out
point it at my mouth

but the heart of the thing is
you're still on my mind

oh the sweet evisceration
the conversation
that we had one night
if the world went up flames
you'd fall in the fire
wouldn't put up a fight
you liked my songs
so you sang along

but the heart of the thing is
you're often not in tune
but the heart of the thing is
I'll need to be leaving soon

standing on the border
one state or the other
little boy bird in flight
thinking you work harder to be happy
just so you know we're all trying to get it right
cause there ain't no divine revelations
just tiny shining signs along the way
you find home, you hold on like hell
one thing I'll tell you is you sure don't run away

I know you know and you love me
so the heart of the thing is you can't let me go