Wake Up, Little Dark Eyes

from The Cimarron Banks by Amy Annelle

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wake up, wake up my little dark eyes!
break the spell, come into the light
demons got you in your sleep
feeding you lies

and "here I am, beside you, dear"
he said through eyes of blue
"but we've yet to cross the vastest desert
so let's rise now, while the air is cool"

"the desert?" I said, through eyes of brown
"must we go? I'm a-diggin' this dawn!
you see I've crossed them all, no matter how big or small
now I want to lay my bindle down"

"woman", he said, "just look at those legs.
your limbs are long and strong.
you've had adequate rest, now take this here test
and we'll see if you're all right or all wrong.
you've had adequate rest, now take this here test
and we'll see if you're all right or all wrong!"

"I don't know about no test...
not now when I'm open to my loamy depths!
old air blowin' out the cracks,
and that last test nearly broke my back."

Hey! I'm afraid this man is all wrong
I'm afraid this man is alright
what now to do, but stay up all night
chasing ghosts that fade in the light?
what now to do, but stay up all night
chasing words that fade in the light?

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from The Cimarron Banks, released June 1, 2010

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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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