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©2004 by Amy Annelle/High Plains Sigh Music (BMI)

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if you took every hostile atmosphere
and pumped it full of air
until the deadly gases disappear
would a heart start beating?

somewhere i know
it's starting now
and though
there's no way to really know
it's growing arms
and it's growing legs
and soon
it's starting thinking:

"clean starts or starting over
it just can't happen here
I'll never know what you want
all the space is already taken"

and all that's broken off
comes back
to circle you
get clean, start breathing again
those broken-off things
are sickening

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from Call It Sleep, released January 1, 2004
Amy Annelle: vocals, electric guitar
Ryan Stowe: baritone guitar
Zak Riles: acoustic guitar
Michael Schorr: drums
Paul Brainard: lap steel, trumpet

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Amy Annelle Austin, Texas

A prolific writer and interpreter of songs, Amy Annelle maps out the farther reaches of American music, while conjuring visions of our restless musical past. Over the course of ten albums & thousands of miles logged on the road, Annelle has cultivated a rarified voice and repertoire that "blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude”(Crawdaddy). ... more

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