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Do you remember when December
Wrapped its bony hands around my neck
And pulled the sky out from under my feet
Aye, I plummeted, barrel-rolled, not quite a comet
But the nettles were there to break my fall
The nettles were there to break my fall
It stings my eyes so the sunrise
Star light, star bright, I feel I’m fading
Hydra, Corvus, steady on your course
Never floundering in Argo’s wake
But the nettles were there to break my fall
The nettles were there to break my fall
The nettles were there to break my fall
The nettles were there to break my fall
The nettles were there to break my fall
When the night turned crimson
The nettles were there to break my fall
Tumbling over the horizon
The nettles were there to break my fall
The Swan, the Fox, the Goose, the Lyre
The nettles were there to break my fall
As I spiralled down
Raining shards of Urania’s Mirror down upon my head
Raining shards of Urania’s Mirror down upon my head, Noctua
Raining shards of Urania’s Mirror down upon my head, Noctua
When the last days of autumn roll around
When the last days of autumn roll around
When the robins forage but few mouthfuls are to be had
Will they know by these hollow bones
That a little owl once sat proud in the heavens here?
But the nettles were there to break my fall
When the night turned crimson
The nettles were there to break my fall
Tumbling over the horizon
The nettles were there to break my fall
The Swan, the Fox, the Goose, the Lyre
The nettles were there to break my fall
As I spiralled down
Noctua
Noctua
Noctua
Noctua

© Vanessa Laurin

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from Swallowed by the Sea, released October 30, 2012

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Vanessa Laurin Ottawa, Ontario

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, producer and visual artist. She isn't with the band; she IS the band.

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