What Is It This Time

from A School of Secret Dangers by Amy Annelle



written in the Lonesome Attic, Portland, Oregon
for Ryan


what is it this time?
what do you need from me now?
mouth half-open again
what should I put in?
you say you're like a kid again
but your lines are deep as ever, oh

the way you take him
is not so tender or delicate
near to some river
whose name I don't know
and the safety fence keeps me
from getting close

the waves are lazy
and the birds have left for
a better stretch of shore

everything is fluttering
hovering and eating
mouth half-open now
what is it what is it
what is it what is it?


from A School of Secret Dangers, released January 1, 2001
Amy Annelle: vocals, guitars
recorded at the Lonesome Attic, Portland, Oregon


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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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