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lyrics

oh warm milk on my throat! i want to sing!
honied and spiced; i'll go on it feels nice
to put my voice in the air
move it around it belongs there
put my song on the breeze
and stir the tips of the trees

we said there's nothing that is me
we rush always to the sea
(and its there we ever be)
till the tide moves us away
(back unto from where we came)
and though they could see we're changed
they could still recall our names

so they called us back to them
they called us back to them
and though they could see we're changed
they could still recall our names
so they called us back to them

oh she's been tossed and she's tumbled
but she'll wake with a clean slate
its never too late
to find the one 'been speaking for you
and grab them by the neck

so put your voice in the air
move it around it belongs there
put your song on the breeze
make babies kick and sprout seeds!

but are there ears in this world for a voice like that?
gone away so far then come back
can we hear it?
the machine churns so loud
the machine, machine, machine
can we grow in our labs a culture of hearing?
here we go...

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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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