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I love to sleep all day since I read your poisoned letter
my father says it's not a sin but I know better
under the apple trees where the worms consume their tokens
I sleep like rotten food in the scent of sweetness broken

you said you loved me so you would almost die to hold me
your tongue rots through with holes from the saccharine lies you told me
I saturate my heart with the drowsy blood of sleeping
but in my quiet dreams like a worm you're always creeping

darling I know you are tired and dull but the knife in my pocket is sharp and it shines
like the white harvest moon in your eyes

come lay down here with me listen to the insects crawling
the dried decaying leaves can you hear extinction calling
deep in this endless dream you would cruelly have denied me
from this sweet moment on you will always sleep beside me


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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