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Inspirations: “Concrete Schoolyard” by Jurassic 5, “URAQT” by MIA, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division, stories by Kelly Link

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Here are your instructions
First think of a question
If the pointer’s missing
A wineglass can fill in
Light as a feather
Feel it slide across the board
Is it just a game
Or a mysterious force

The spirits enter yes/no alphabetical
Hungry for contact as half-starved stray cats
Wary but they wanna twine round your ankles
And press against the glass

It’s only Parker Brothers magic
But it seems to work
Spill your little secrets
Like letters in a book
Spelling out the future
They can’t give you proof
But if you just let them work through you
They will speak the truth

Allow your hands to slacken
Let go your motor function
You’re an aperture an open door
You are just the passenger

If I miss the party
Don’t wait for me to show
You should start without me
I’ll send a message home

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from February Songs (demos, 2013), released June 18, 2013
instruments: ukulele, vocals, egg shaker, tambourine, keyboard, and a fortuitous siren outside.

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy love songs have won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's third album, Burning City, releases November 24, 2013. ... more

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