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I was walking on my hands
in the windless canyon lands
seeing gold in all the bruises of the sky
Smoke was rising from the south
and the blood inside my mouth
found its hollow in a red and lonesome sigh
Painted like a headless clown
takes so long to spiral down
and the smile dries hard on my skin
I've been running for so long
don't know where I first went wrong
Left holes every place that I've been
Took a walk up in the sky
stepped upon a butterfly
he spit on my boots and he said
This is no place for you
if your eyes are still blue
I said mine for a long time been red
In the smoky cotton skies
those are pearls that were his eyes
can't go home with a brain drowned in gin
And I hear the singing birds
and they hear my flightless words
And I'm back on that dead road again


from In the Palace of Green Porcelain, released December 4, 2009


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Helen America Seattle, Washington

Helen America's delicately-crafted, profusely literary songs evoke fairytale worlds laced with menace - her haunting lullabies for two-headed turtles and murder ballads have a crystalline purity that belies their obsessive intensity and sometimes grotesque imagery. 'In the Palace of Green Porcelain' has been described as "the sound a butterfly's heart would make, if butterflies had hearts." ... more

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