Riverside

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All my days I have lived by the riverside
Old tin roof, Queen Anne’s lace, skeleton pine
Painting the expressions of all the pretty faces that pass me by
Some say I’m a dreamer always want what I can’t find

Grow your hair down to the cold ground my little girl
Dress your words up in glamorous gowns, ink and pearls
I don’t recognize you when you criticize my unkempt ways
I long to belong on your doorstep, I cannot stay

I’m not sure what it is you want me to say
Sentences spur, I’m no follower you bird of prey
Lazy little schemer walking towards you backwards, she’s chosen fear
30 minutes on a highway, this tune that you wanted to hear

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from AFRAID I CAN'T SWIM, released October 20, 2015

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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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