Breathe Out (5 minutes version)

by Unwoman

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(Subscribers: this is a very slightly different version of Breathe Out, which I am posting publicly as part of the process of submitting it to Welcome to Night Vale)

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The songs of two battle-bloodied birds
The last green leaf of a blighted bay
The love that grows inside me now
The new love it pulls in its wake

Breathe out dullness and hopes neglected
Breathe in fullness and nerves electric

Only wish for luck and more wishes
Let go of desires selfish

The best spells are made of letting go
Not reaching or climbing, but saying no
There’s no room in any heart for something new and something broken

They warn you about the emptiness
Where fools rush in (but you’re a fool too)
Or they tell you it will come when you stop looking
So you stop
Still, your hope blocks the door
And you can’t clear your mind
Of the pictures they planted
Of happiness as a commodity
Of the life you planned

Still your hope blocks the door
Until you let go
Until you learn to say no

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released May 31, 2000
Image is a crop of Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_William_Waterhouse_-_Magic_Circle.JPG

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Unwoman San Francisco

Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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