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written at the old Laundry Rules house, Portland, Oregon

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I dreamed
that Idaho
was on the coast
but I couldn't find the state
to take its place

we stayed up all night
listening
to your grandpa's 78s
'til the lights
begin to glow
and shadow
all the lines in your face

cast off
your belongs
let the rain fall
on the awnings
and age each day
a hundred years
'til you've grown
as old as the sea
at night
a sleepy thousand years
old as the rocks and the trees
old as the rocks and the trees

I've never
been so far
as Idaho
but I hope
to make it there
one stormy day
and hear
a cowboy song
to keep me
in this empty
state of grace

the lights
will start to glow
and shadow
all the lines
in my face

cast off
your belongings
let the rain fall
on the awnings
and age each day
a hundred years
'til you've grown
as old as me
at night
a sleepy thousand years
alone as a poor soul could be
alone as a poor sould could be

credits

from A School of Secret Dangers, released January 1, 2001
Amy Annelle: vocals, guitars
recorded upstairs at the old Laundry Rules house, Portland, Oregon
mixed with Adam Selzer at the old Type Foundry, Portland, Oregon

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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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