Living Rooms

by Elder Sister Plum

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1.
Been waiting on a promise Feels more and more like a bet They say there’s light at the end Of this tunnel yet But my nails are getting shorter And my stomach’s getting small I feel tired all the time And now my hair’s falling out “Go get dressed And get yourself outside Eat a proper meal And get some exercise” Well that all sounds great But it’s easier said than done That’s an awful lot of steps And i’m stuck at the first one I swear if you let me I could sleep all day But I guess I gotta eat some time And there’s bills to pay So I slap on a smile And I serve the masses coffee Wondering, if I walked out Would anyone even stop me Been called heartbreaker A time or two Truth is i’m just lonely With no idea what to do So I reach out for the warmth Of a body next to mine And as soon as I feel something Then I go back inside I wouldn’t go as far as saying That I want what I can’t have But I would say I am fickle Yeah, i’d go as far as that The sun is bright And too hot on my skin Ya see, I burn like paper And I smoke like sin And I drink like a fish Who’s been stuck up on shore It makes me feel like shit But I always go back for more I’m sure you said you love me But I barely heard the words I was thinking about flying With the pollen and the birds See, every day’s a gamble And my luck is running dry And my voice is starting to break From this ‘ol battle cry I played my cards as best As any honest player could I never was no good at bluffing No I never was no good No I never was no good No I never was no good
2.
Cicadas and gulls They scrape on the hull The land and the sea They're distant from me I'm in the sky, sky, sky I'm in the sky Thoughts are like pearls And flags are unfurled When we're in the dark I'll ride you like the ark Because you're mine, mine, mine Because you're mine Maps can be poems When you're on your own And distance is braille And all that entails I'm in the sky, sky, sky I'm in the sky I'm in the sky Empty as a page As high as a stage As full as a room When we're in the spoon
3.
Is This It 05:29
Sitting here, sitting here with my treasure Sitting here, with my empty bed Waiting here for something to clear my head And if you know what’s good for you If you know where to draw the line Then you don’t need me tonight Sometimes I, I can hear the moon And sometimes she, she can hear me And sometimes I can hear your heartbeat But when I go to speak I don’t Yeah when I go to speak I choke Well who are you to size me up When I’m lower than the ground Yeah when I’m thrown out to The hounds Is this it Is this it I hope you’re ok I think I might be But it gets hard to tell Because I still don’t eat I still don’t really sleep Can I be ok Like this
4.
Lay Low 04:42
Well i probably should be Drug out to sea Where I can't hurt no one And no one can hurt me At least I'd be free And probably I'd see What caused me to be So detached completely Jumping a rope Through a thick cloud of smoke Fumbling through all Of the letters and the notes The ones that you wrote Did they keep me afloat Or just wrap 'round my throat l Like a noose on a rope Probably both So lay low baby I won't be back anytime soon If it gets too lonely I will follow you 'round in this tune I don't know what to do What I'd do if I knew But we go through our day And get by and get through But my heart is with you You probably knew Your love is like glue So lay low baby I won't be back anytime soon If it gets too lonely I will follow you 'round in this tune Oooooo ......... Oooooo So lay low baby Just for a little while more If you can't keep waiting I will find my way back to your door

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A collection of recordings made in various living rooms, in different times and different places.

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released June 24, 2016

All sounds made by: Elder Sister Plum
Mixed by: Tanya Semple
Photography by: Vic Horvath

Tracks 1 and 3 written by: Elder Sister Plum (SOCAN)
Track 2 written by: Leslie Feist
Track 4 written by: Shovels & Rope (Michael Trent & Carol Ann Hearst)

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Elder Sister Plum Victoria, British Columbia

Elder Sister Plum is a genderqueer folk musician who draws from their experiences with mental illness, the power of the natural world, and the complexities of human relationships and dynamics, to create poignant and captivating songs.

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