"Dry Grass and Shadows" as written by and Alela Diane....
There are things that I've seen in my head
While I'm sleeping in bed
That do not wither in the morning light
I'm taken back, oh I'm taken back
To the dry grass and the shadows

Thinking I'd like to look at your teeth lined up in perfect rows
A maze of children's feet and orchard trees
Where the floodlands stretch inside your mouth
And when you laugh all the star-thistles stumble out
The floodlands stretch inside your mouth
And when you laugh all the star-thistles stumble out

Straw spines of valley hills all overgrown in gold
Look softer than a spool of old silk thread
But if we walked down with our feet
I'd be pullin' spines and barbs and fox-tails from your skin
Oh if we walked down with our feet
I'd be pullin' spines and barbs and fox-tails from your skin

There are things that I've seen in my head
While I'm sleeping in bed
That do not wither in the morning light
I'm taken back, oh I'm taken back
To the dry grass and the shadows


Lyrics submitted by holbytla, edited by SexyDexter, smallwonderrobot

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    General Commentmy favorite!
    her voice is so flow-y.
    gypsie cloveron June 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "A maze of children's feet in orchard trees."

    I love the imagery of this song. "Strong spines of valley hills / All overgrown in gold" It's so nostalgic for me, because I picture the mountains around my grandparents house–I really am "taken back" :)
    ereadaloton October 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful piece, really captures the half-dream state of lying in bed. Riffing on images from a lover's teeth is so creative, really makes the song.
    mheineon June 17, 2010   Link

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