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from Silver Cords by Beerjacket

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lyrics

Our buttons pull closed our coats
Most sink but ours always float
'Cause our home is built on flesh and bone
Hours vanish down the sides of our wrists
Magpies dress the walls of our nest
'Cause we sold the things that kill the soul.

Our red thread knots the heart to the head
It's the twine that binds our lives
Flowers that bled are blooming instead
You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind
Like the button you seek but can't find.

Unburdened of the ties round the throats
Folds make our family float
Cause our gold has no guilt at all.

Our red thread knots the heart to the head
It's the twine that binds our lives
Flowers that bled are blooming instead
You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind
Like the button you dream with at night.

We're sewn like a blanket of snow
We're the movement below the waves
We're stone growing out of the core
We're the light from beyond the cave.

Our red thread knots the heart to the head
It's the twine that binds our lives
Flowers that bled are blooming instead
You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind
Like the button you seek but can't find.

We're sewn like a blanket of snow
We're the movement below the waves
We're stone growing out of the core
We're the light from beyond the cave.
We're sewn like a blanket of snow
We're the movement below the waves
We're stone growing out of the core
We're the light from beyond the cave
Like the button that's lost when it's saved.

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from Silver Cords, released November 23, 2018
Written by Peter Kelly

Vocals, guitar, mandolin, stomp - Peter Kelly

Percussion - Stuart MacLeod

Vocal - Julia Doogan

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Beerjacket Glasgow

Beerjacket is Scottish singer/songwriter, Peter Kelly, who has opened for The National, St Vincent, Kristin Hersh & Frightened Rabbit.

In 2018, Scottish Fiction released album/book of songs & short stories, Silver Cords, leading to an appearance at Edinburgh International Book Festival, a sold-out show with Cairn String Quartet at Celtic Connections, & radio play from BBC Radio 6 Music and KEXP.
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