Silver Hands

from by Alameda



"Let's try to make the most of this," I'll ask this once: my last request.

I count the times that you recede, I slip through (your) hands and kiss your teeth.

Mend your words down side to side
Stutter step, defeat revised

When your words spill out in rust, they billow out and rise in dust.

So start ahead now while you can, and someone will take you with silver hands.

Waltz in form on down the aisle, with perfect pace and in single file.

With patterned plans to mend your streets, they rise in form beneath your feet.

Our darkest days are gone for now, we'll adorn our suits and our best gowns.


from Seasons​/​Spectres, track released March 5, 2011



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ALAMEDA is the Portland-based five piece outfit founded by singer/guitarist Stirling Myles and cellist Jessie Dettwiler, joined by clarinetist Jennifer Woodall, guitarist Tim Grimes and drummer Barra Brown. Compared to the baroque pop of Nick Drake and the slow-core dream pop of early Low, ALAMEDA blends orchestral arrangements with modern instrumentation. ... more

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