ICARUS

by EMMA JUNE

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Icarus was burning
His heart was aflame
Oh he tried to put it out by dancing in the rain
Once you’ve tasted flight
The ground won’t be the same

I’m the tar and feathers
Paraded through the street
Oh its felonious fly, so I’m tried for treachery
Run a bone along the bars
Tell the warden set me free
Run a bone along the bars
Tell the warden set me free

Somewhere I once read
A man laughed himself to death
Oh he's buried in the churchyard,
With roses round his head
We all want to be remembered
When there is nothing left

Icarus was crying
Crawled back into the womb
Oh he always had a vision
Of what it means to love
But the grandeur of the moment
Left him looking up above
But the grandeur of the moment
left him looking up above
But the grandeur of the moment
left him looking up above

Watching you break down
When you fly to close to the sun
You fall down, the wax melts
You think you’re the only one :||

Icarus was burning
His heart was aflame
Oh he tried to put it out
By dancing in the rain
Once you’ve tasted flight
The ground won’t be the same
Once you’ve tasted flight
The ground won’t be the same

credits

released December 15, 2016
Emma June/Vox/Guitar
John Sheldon/Vox/Guitar/Bass

Lyrics by EMMA JUNE, melody co-written with Chris Kerrigan. Song recorded, mixed and mastered by John Sheldon at John Sheldon Studios, Amherst, MA.

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EMMA JUNE Amherst, Massachusetts

Emma June sings about the ways in which we build ourselves into empty factories of potential productivity & transform ourselves into lonely machines, the campaign to keep heart, head & hands connected & yes, love lost & won.

Music unfolds into a howl, towers of dreamy harmonies, reverberant instrumentation, while the riverside rings with red-winged blackbirds & takes you away without apology.
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