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Shed of Leaves


the shops are closed, at least in my imagination
nowhere to go, no jobs to do
I feel released from all consumer indecision
feeling pink & sleepy, dreaming through

these are the hard husks of my lonely fatalism
only a fool would see it so
I had no means, I had no way of buying trouble
so I stayed out of trouble, I stayed home

home – that’s where I’ll be
entirely on my own, I’m free to

I’m going to weave a nest around you where I find you
if not tonight, some other time
until I feel your shadow folding my horizon
there’s nothing lovelier than be alone

home – that’s where I’ll be
entirely on my own, I’m free to

I’m going to build a shed of leaves and shelter in it
& bring you home, my bowerbird
and be content until time starts to prise it from me
the one thing lovelier than be alone

home – that’s where I’ll be
entirely on our own, and free to

and when you eat me like a bird who eats the shell & all
your every word a kind of call
we’re going to pool together all of our resources
and spool it all together, here at home

we’re going to build a shed of leaves & shelter in it
only two fools would see it so
I’m going to feel your shadow holding my horizon
o, home

credits

from Hey, Big Splendour, released July 29, 2011
Eliane Delage: guitar
Gjilberta Gelag: cello
Dan Walsh: February drums
Jaime Suarez: June drums
Cathoel Jorss: song, vocals, backing vocals
Taylor Ryan: guitar, engineering, mix & mastering

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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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