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lion in winter broken because you're bri

i was working on a cocktail called grounds for divorce

This is the song that the title of the previous post came from, since several people were intrigued.

Her voice has elements of Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega to my ear.

Antje Duvekot, "Phoenix," two versions:





I am your daughter carved out of your stone
I'm the seed that you dropped I'm the marrow of your bone
and I am the one who asked no questions
Designed to love you unconditional

I sprouted my shoots and I waited for your hands
and I laid down my roots but the summer came and went
and I looked to the sun, longed to feel your touch
But you knew nothing of unconditional love

And I rose up like a phoenix rose up from your ash
You just turned your back and I'll never understand
Though I had no armor you just let me go
Into the night to battle with your ghosts

If I could go back there I'd be my own angel
She won't buy you a mockingbird, she's incapable
So hush little baby and close your tired eyes
There are no answers so hush now hushabye

And I rose up like a phoenix rose up from your ash
You just turned your back and I'll never understand
Though I had no armor you just let me go
Into the night to battle with your ghosts

So I gathered up my sorrows and I took them on my tongue
and sang them 'til the morning When the sun came in so strong
I sang them 'til the daybreak and that's how I became strong

Comments

It turns out I enjoy New Siberia even more than her previous album. "Phoenix" is a large (but far from exclusive) part of this.