Stop Moving So Fast (Mapping Manhattan)

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Inspired by the book Mapping Manhattan by Becky Cooper. Performed in the Bushwick Book Club at the Living Room, NYC, on June 18, 2013.

www.bushwickbookclub.com
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Have you seen a hummingbird up close?
Its wings, its heart, its monster ambition
To the people who are still open to the world
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom

Look around
Take photographs
What you know is yours
But it won’t last
Learn to walk over water
And learn to dance
We're on an island
Stop moving so fast

This city is a diamond iceberg
A brass chest of coins that you bury and find
We make it up together
You can call it New York or whatever you like

Look around
Take photographs
What you know is yours
But it won’t last
Learn to walk over water
And learn to dance
We're on an island
Stop moving so fast

This is where we say goodbye
Home all the more when you leave and return
All that you love and don’t want to lose
This map is a way you can keep them for good

Look around
Take photographs
What you know is yours
But it won’t last
Learn to walk over water
And learn to dance
We're on an island
Stop moving so fast

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from Songs About Books (selections from the Bushwick Book Club), released August 10, 2013
Ellia Bisker - vocals + piano

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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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