Forest Girl

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I ran away
from the compulsory mass
before the tray
of blood and body was passed
There is a wood
just past the chapel grounds
where I can lay
all my burdens down

Even alone
I know my heart must be tamed
lest my hot breast
should set the trees all aflame
There is a glen
lit by a slip of moon
where I can land
should I start to swoon
(sigh)

Huddled in a
puddle in the
middle of the brush and bracken
cradled in a
cave within the
belly of a mossy burl
mistletoe and
thistle hair and
leafy limbs with nails of lichen
I'm a little
I'm a little
I'm a little forest girl....

There goes the bell
to toll the closing of prayer
They'll look for me
and they will see I'm not there
There was the call
I refused to heed
so I remained
and became
a tree
(sigh)

Huddled in a
puddle in the
middle of the brush and bracken
cradled in a
cave within the
belly of a mossy burl
mistletoe and
thistle hair and
leafy limbs with nails of lichen
I'm a little
I'm a little
I'm a little forest girl....

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from Mockingbirds, released March 15, 2012

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Sweater! Portland, Oregon

Sweater! is home-spun electronica from Portland, the
sleeper side project of Paul Alcott (other/prior projects: Parenthetical Girls, Ramona Falls, Dykeritz, Dat'r) and Anne Adams (other/prior projects: Grey Anne, Dino Tarot, Per Se)

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