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Recorded by Peter Rodocker
Violin and Octave Violin and harmonies Anna Tivel
Bass Arcellus Sykes
Guitar Amanda Breese
Banjo and Vocals Jenna Ellefson


like waking up from a sweet, sweet dream
head in the clouds and thick with sleep
the weight of the sky I’m underneath
the earth fell away from under my feet

singing the words that lovers do
your fingerprints all over the moon
saying the words with my eyes closed
just let him go

oh sweet boy like the summer sun
you came to me with honey on your tongue
then easy as water, soft as rain
said oh sweet girl it’s better this way

and it’s too late
nothing to save me
you are not what I thought
it’s not what I thought
there is blue sky
birds are singing and I’m breaking

I will lay me down and the ground and sleep
by daylight I won’t remember a thing
the scent of flowers the hum of bees
the warmth of your hands when you reached for me

mourning doves will call and call
and I never kissed your mouth at all
the poppies will hang their heads with dew
and I never loved you


from Blue Night Yellow Day (EP), released June 20, 2013


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Jenna Ellefson Portland, Oregon

Jenna grew up in lush Oregon, beside waterfalls, amid tall trees and foxgloves. One flowery spring, on a whim, she bought a little banjo...and suddenly all the poems she had been scribbling, and all the melodies she had been humming, and all the beautiful places she had seen spilled out over its little plucky strings and finally...she had songs to sing. ... more

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