The Lovebird's Throat

by Clara Engel

Not Knowing 03:29
whenever you arrive, telephone me, please so I know that you're alright it really worries me the not knowing the not knowing I'll lend you my clothes, my flashlight I'll send you anything you need nothing feels like home or feels right but I'm learning how to come clean with not knowing with not knowing the swollen river could rise fire could flare through these trees you left me here to survive you left me here to make peace with not knowing with not knowing
a bead of light longs to nest in the tiniest branch of my lung like a bee longs to light a golden infection under the sun a loom of buzzing light weaves a dark maze radiant, when ripped apart under the stars a crimson bird is crying in the bracken of my nerves a bell cuts the blue air in ribbons where does it hurt? a silver berry is pierced a stream of light hisses forth from its porous core I found you swimming in my blood I will deliver you from this world pierce the dancing flame right through the heart disembody my voice let the rivers fly up to the stars I'll never look back and I'll never look down
we are married to the bone sunrise, the sweetest palindrome and my terrifying weakness doesn't turn you on we are married to the bone parts of pleasure come undone on the forks of lovers' tongues I'd rather howl at the moon we are married to the bone so fuck it, lets get happy, love if we're married to the bone little ragged robin teach me how to love the way you sing away the day the way you sing the day away
Lovebirds 05:59
to collapse in the fire isn't worth the pain she'll come and put me together again every time I cut off your head you grow another lovebirds mauled your hand when you reached into their cage tell me, what have you learned? the same fire fuels love and rage or some other sad cliche bloody roots of a flowering sky you can fry my third eye with your fingers of flame touch me, and dissolve my mind blue cascade of sound a simple bell the sea's singing bones your bloodied hand rests still upon the lovebird's throat


released July 17, 2012

Recorded on March 14th 2012 at Bang A Song Studios, in Gloucester MA, engineered by Tony Goddess.
Overdubs recorded at The Slaughterhouse Studio, in Toronto, engineered by Mitchell Girio.

Mixed by Mitchell Girio and Tony Goddess.

All songs written and performed by Clara Engel

Clara Engel: Voice, Guitar, Pump Organ, Banjitar, Synthesizer, Piano.
Nate Greenslit: Drums and Percussion
Valerie Kuehne: Cello

Cover Image by Ebrahel Lurci

Photographs by Clara Engel


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