flora flora

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Written and recorded in Virginia Beach, Marshall, and Richmond, VA.
For more information or contact, email: florasapphira@gmail.com

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released October 1, 2010

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Track Name: seaworthy
all of our vessels
all of our vessels
all of our vessels
are seaworthy, mam

there's no need
to ask around
there's no need
to ask around
I guarantee you
inside the cabin
of this ship,
you'll never drown,
you'll never drown

you've heard of
a hurricane
you've heard of
a hurricane
not a hundred
and one have
sunk one of ours
in a decade

you can feel safe
you can feel safe

safe
safe
safe
safe

all of our vessels
all of our vessels
all of our vessels
are seaworthy, mam

you can feel safe
you can feel safe

safe
safe
safe
safe
Track Name: all i can do
you're trying to sell me
something i can't afford
i would love to go swim
in the mercury dark waters
taste the salt
in between my lips
call on the fish and stars
to guide me

and i would love to swim
but i'm too afraid
to jump in
and i don't want to fall,
so, all i can do
is walk
all i can do is walk

all i can do
is walk
all i can do is walk

you're trying to sell me
something i can't afford
i would love to go swimming
in the lantern-lit water
feel the wind toss
the board and nails
beneath my skin
while the whales
swim beside me

i would love to sail
but i can't afford
the ticket to board

and though i might fail,
all i can do
is walk
all i can do is walk
all i can do
is walk
all i can do is walk
Track Name: i guess it was not love
i guess it was not love
the white petals all around me
just something we were dreaming of
said the moon to the magnolia tree
i guess it was not love

i guess it was not love
a moment staring at the sea
just something we were reminded of
said the goldfish to the open sea
i guess it was not love

the scent, the taste, the feeling
of your two arms wrapped around me
white stars, white leaves
of magnolia
the whispers of rivers and records
and roses,
all just ripples in the wine-dark
water
well, i guess it was not love

i guess it was not love
drifting together over the trees
just something we were projections of
said the cloud to the water lilly
i guess it was not love

i guess it was not love
Track Name: flashlights
if we had flashlights,
then we could go outside
and play at night

if we had flashlights....

if we could be really quiet,
then we could go outside
and explore our neighborhood

if we could be really quiet....

in the pines,
the ferns the flowers,
we found a well
and drank its waters

i sensed the spell
from the kiss of her lips
the taste of bloodroot
and cayenne peppers

but it was summer,
i knew no better,
so i followed her
for a drink of water

beyond the vines,
the hills the towers,
there lives the girl
i meant to marry

but we were young,
and i was scared
she was hungry
and i was thirsty

now, children
playing in the meadows,
singing songs
and chasing crows

listen to me
carefully
don't you do
what i have done

if we had flashlights,
then we could go outside
and play at night

if we had flashlights....
Track Name: quiet ravine
after the service,
you wait
by her grave,
and you hope that
the undertaker
won't take her away,
away,
away....
you say

the bridges we built
have all come undone,
they dangle below us
in rivers and streams,
the bridges we built
have all come undone,
they hang beneath us
in a quiet ravine
in a quiet ravine
in a quiet ravine

you place a candle
in the lake
and walk away
and you wish that a fish
would follow you
and swallow you today,
today,
today....
you say

the bridges we built
have all come undone,
they dangle below us
in rivers and streams,
the bridges we built
have all come undone,
they hang beneath us
in a quiet ravine
in a quiet ravine
in a quiet ravine

the nights are now quiet
and the days are so long
and you forget it's over
she won't come over to play
to play,
to play....
you say

the bridges we built
have all come undone,
they dangle below us
in rivers and streams,
the bridges we built
have all come undone,
they hang beneath us
in a quiet ravine
in a quiet ravine
in a quiet ravine
Track Name: firetruck
firetruck, firetruck,
where are you going
so far down the street
without ever slowing?

grampa is telling
all of his stories
the ashes are blowing
our building is burning

firetruck, firetruck,
why aren't you turning?
your sirens are screaming
your engine is roaring

grampa's against the wall
unconscious he falls
a window, a window
no latter at all

(sirens and humming)

firetruck, firetruck,
where are you going
so far down the street
without ever slowing?

grampa, you see,
it's getting hotter