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Body for Safekeeping

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Body for Safekeeping

I gave my body to you for safekeeping
there’s no point believing me
or disbelieving me
and as you’d only this drawer that you sleep in
then that’s where I stowed away
that’s where I stayed

you calm, you calm me

and in my body I store things that mean something
my self and my soul
my eyeholes & arsehole
everything I have is yours for the keeping
I know that’s old-fashioned
I know that it’s dull

you calm, you calm me

I don’t know why you don’t cry when you see me
did you ever see me
o did you believe in me?
now, looking down on us both from the ceiling
I know love conceals you
I know love reveals me

you, you, you calm, you calm me


from Hey, Big Splendour, released July 29, 2011
Mark Rogers: mandolin, banjo & guitar
Taylor Ryan: engineering, mix & mastering
Cathoel Jorss: song, vocals, production
Suzanne Davenport: piano accordian




Cathoel & the New Government Melbourne, Australia

a collective of musicians who love jazz, folk, funk, punk, country, poetry, & silence. we met on subways & on the street, in cafes & bars, at gigs, in Melbourne, Brisbane & New York.

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