awake in the winter

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what are you doing awake in the winter?
what are you doing awake on the just been frozen lake?
why aren't your senses tucked into bed?
a world of life needs a rest

white beads of water are the sand and the sleep
and the dream, white reflects everything

what are you doing awake in the winter?
what are you doing awake? you must live in the city
where flashing lights keep you awake
in a taut and restless state

white beads of water are the sand and the sleep
and the dream, white reflects everything but the sound

there's no first person way you can see your own face,
there's a life under snow that we cannot displace

white beads of water are the sand and the sleep
and the dream, white reflects everything but the sound

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from the fence around my grave, track released October 1, 2011

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goose Montréal, Québec

Rachel Elliott started goose in 2009 as a sometimes solo, sometimes quintet arrangement with fellow Coal Choir musicians Melanie Benard, Ruth Ainsworth, Kate Forrest, and Arwen Flemming. Inspired by the Coal Choir's folky-choral-drone, Elliott sought to create a sound expressive of the emotional turmoil she recognized in liminal natural spaces:
      "The best parts of a city are the natural area
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