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Homing Pigeon

from Burning City by Sweet Soubrette

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    (photo credit: Claire L. Heuchan)

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Inspired in part by Ann Hamilton’s exhibition “The Event of a Thread” at the Park Avenue Armory, December 2012-January 2013.


Is it the place you come from or the place you stay
They say it’s where the heart is but the heart’s a fickle flame
I think it’s where you live until you run away

Home home home

O racing birds and messengers they like to face
The same direction perched inside their aviary crates
Their beady little gazes pointing back the way they came

Home home home

If you were a compass needle you would always know
The pull of the great magnet that’s fastened at the pole
Something deep inside you would tell you where to go

Home home home

When you’re landlocked can you hear the ocean beating at the coast
Are you guided by a vision of what you love the most
Like a homing pigeon or a restless ghost

Home home home


from Burning City, released January 21, 2014
Ellia Bisker: lead vocals & ukulele
Heather Cole: violin

Engineered, produced & mixed by Don Godwin (dongodwin.net) at Phantom Center, Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by Stefan Heger at Fisheye Studios, Cologne, Germany.

Written and composed by Ellia Bisker.
(c) 2013 Sweet Soubrette Songs (ASCAP)


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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has 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 fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016. ... more

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