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we scraped the ground till we
were both covered in dirt
on our hands and knees we buried
secrets in the earth
in a field watched by
men made out of straw
and all the crows they
labored to scare off

on our toes we stood as
tall as we knew how
and stared out at the city
while the sun was coming down
we saw the wisemen putting
prices on their words
as they auctioned off their wisdom
to the grateful listeners

we whispered with the raves
as we strained our eyes
in the branches of a sycamore
we stared into the night
we saw the wisemen
building castles in the sand
as all the virgins burned the oil
from their lamps,
burned the oil from their lamps


from The Perennials, released October 28, 2016
Produced by Thomas "Doveman" Bartlett
Recorded and Mixed by Dave Groener
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian



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The Perennials are Pete and Amanda Wells. Originally formed in Spokane, WA, the two now live in Brooklyn, NY and been working with producer Thomas Bartlett a/k/a Doveman (The National, Glen Hansard, and Sufjan Stevens) on a series of new EPs.

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