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that old crow came back today
sitting in my window like a prophet
out on the fire escape, to say
anger is just love, left out, gone to vinegar
you wake up a stranger to yourself then you
learn to live with her
sit in her clothing ‘til you fill out her figure
you know life’s no bella telanovela
the tightrope bows with your weight in the center
the slide show don’t put all the pictures together
you try to do it right though
right though, until you let the kite go
death and romance, the riddles of our lifetimes
tryna get a slow dance, middle of a knife fight
you get up and you, you give blood
even on a good night even on a good night out
you send signal, you listen for an echo
at the first splinters you run to tell Geppetto
and in the worst winters the whole thing feels untenable
Crow took me by the shoulder
and he told me honey, don’t let go

nobody fears the height, you all just fear the fall
go to the edge sometime
and prove your body wrong
you land badly, but you crash standing
you land badly, but you crash 

he took me to the workshop
showed me where the built the bodies
a blacksmith, a mason, a carpenter
and in the darkroom, where the whole assembly started
all the clothesline where the hearts hung to harden
you come as fragile, soft machines
and you’re bound to fast, you’re bound to grieve
but you’re built to balance on two feet
so why you living this last year from your knees

oh please put me down again

I know you lost a bet
g’head and catch your breath
but when the worst relents
you learn to live on less
you duck some, you take some square
your luck runs out, you’re there in midair
and when the big one comes
you’ll know by the snare roll
you can be too careful
ignore all the scarecrows
time flies like the crow does
no regard for the grid
I can’t ask you to show love
but would it kill you if you did

nobody fears the height, you all just fear the fall
go to the edge sometime
and prove your body wrong
you land badly, but you crash standing
you land badly, but you crash

"the crow," dessa

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fuckyeahtattoos:


When I ran out of threadI couldn’t let goBut that’s not sewingThat’s, that’s just poking holesAnd it’s a strange breedA different kind of creature That looks for love through the eye of a needleBut the creed of the seamstress isThat you’re pretty in pieces

Last line taken from the song Seamstress by Dessa.
Tattoo by Stacey Martin at Dovetail Tattoo in Austin Texas.

unnnnnffff dessaaaaaa. this is maybe my favorite song by her.

fuckyeahtattoos:

When I ran out of thread
I couldn’t let go
But that’s not sewing
That’s, that’s just poking holes
And it’s a strange breed
A different kind of creature 
That looks for love through the eye of a needle
But the creed of the seamstress is
That you’re pretty in pieces

Last line taken from the song Seamstress by Dessa.

Tattoo by Stacey Martin at Dovetail Tattoo in Austin Texas.

unnnnnffff dessaaaaaa. this is maybe my favorite song by her.

(via deserthooker)

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fuckyeahdoomtree:

Doomtree at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle, WA
Photos by Alex Crick.

i take it all back.  i would sell my soul for dessa’s love and company.

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sometimes i wish two years and five months ago i’d erred more on the side of dessa’s perspective in this song.

also wish music was less monogamous and straight. but whatever.

in other news about this song, it is still my dreammmm for someone to play a night of dirty, slow, grindy r&b, and then play this song as the last track of the night. it should be raining outside. and the dj would have to be sad enough to want to ruin an entire party full of people’s nights. but i would respect them forever if they did it well.

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dessa (doomtree)//scuffle

i just posted this on fuckyeahhardfemme in answer to someone asking about hard femme inspirational jams…

if this song doesn’t have you both turned on and intimidated at the same time, idk what to tell you.

"spread those broken wings, spread those busted wings, you fuckin’ walk"

SO sad that getting dumped/leaving late for boston/panic attack caused me to miss dessa/doomtree in boston last friday. had tickets and everything.

(Source: direwitch)