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Joanna Newsom, Sawdust & Diamonds

03 Sawdust & Diamonds.mp3


"I wanted to say ‘why the long face?’

[slowly slip away with your long face]

Sparrow perch and play songs of long face

Burro buck and bray songs of long face

Sings ‘I will swallow your sadness and eat your cold clay just to lift your long face

And though it may be madness, I will take to the grave

Your precious long face

& though our bones they may break & our souls separate

Why the long face? Milkymoon

And though our bodies recoil from the grip of the soil

Why the long face?'"


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