Stranded Songs

by annie bacon & her OSHEN

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1.
I feel like a flower in a crannied wall I don't want to admit that I'm stuck But I've gotta I feel like a tugboat leaving Coronado I don't want to look back at The Del But I oughta Oh root and all, and all in all Pluck me from my crannied wall I guess I'm happy after all I feel like a palm tree in a hurricane I don't want to stand up straight But I've gotta And I feel like a cumulous cloud in a sunny sky I don't want to make you think of the rain But I oughta Oh root and all, and all in all Pluck me from my crannied wall I guess I'm happy after all I feel like a plastic bag on a windy day I don't want to just blow where I will But I've gotta And I feel like a geranium in a rose garden I don't want to think you're here to see me But I oughta Oh root and all, and all in all Pluck me from my crannied wall I guess I'm happy after all
2.
I think I see Your iris in the sonogram I think I see I can't believe that you're a part of me You are he Plus me and love that makes the three of us Little seed I can't believe that you're a part of me Take what you need I'll have more in store for when the winter comes And when you're free I will be your biggest fan I can't believe I can't believe that you're a part of me I can't believe I can't believe that you're a part of me
3.
Sous le dôme épais Où le blanc jasmin À la rose s’assemble Sur la rive en fleurs, Riant au matin Viens, descendons ensemble. Doucement glissons de son flot charmant Suivons le courant fuyant Dans l’onde frémissante D’une main nonchalante Viens, gagnons le bord, Où la source dort et L’oiseau, l’oiseau chante. Sous le dôme épais Où le blanc jasmin, Ah! descendons Ensemble!
4.
A mid-autumn's eve we wander in The woods to hear a pleasured din. Leaning towards and back again, But now the hiding harmonies must end. Mark not steps upon the ground Clothed in leaves, while Autumn's sound Coos a mighty wind around This enchanted wood and canyon.
5.
A painter he told me "Do not discount your dreams Cause there's something to learn From ripping at the seams And peering inside the subconscious mind Where gravity's a woman who is Asking the time Where gravity's a woman who is Asking the time" There is a woman I know From a trip on a train I call her up every now and again The last time I called, she said "My son is dying" And I could tell that she was crying but I don't know How she'll survive this I could tell that she was crying but I don't know How she'll survive this A statesman he said "Oh I would not be so grand If war weren't raging all across the land So I'll be Grand In Life and Humble In Death When the Reaper makes equal, oh, Our worst and our best When the Reaper makes equal, oh, Our worst and our best" Oh the Reaper's gonna equalize So you better be set!
6.
I've been Wallowing in loss for a long time Oh oh, oh oh I'm not trying to wallow It just happens that way When everything around you breaks and mends Comes and goes, ebbs and flows, starts and ends When the wind blows through the trees You can't imagine what that does to me Oh oh, oh oh And if a pair of Lilac Rollers Turn their beaks into the wind And Their green throats strike like lightning Well I'm done And when anybody laughs It's my Beloved's laugh I hear And when anybody cries I feel my life pass in their tears Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh It's all so fragile and enduring I grow strong when I feel weak And by wallowing in loss It's life I get to keep Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

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These songs are here to help you feel good. There is darkness, death, loss and suffering in them, pitted against the playful levity of my Oscar Schmidt (by Washburn) concert uke. In this dual dance, we are left with a sense of humanity and goodness.

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released March 4, 2015

Annie Bacon - vocals, ukulele, u-bass
Omar Cuellar - drums, percussion, vocals
Tal Ariel - piano, electric organ, guitar
Jeremy Mulder - u-bass, vocals
Miles Gordon - saxophone, vocals

Recorded by Toan Pham in Oakland, CA
Mixed by Robert Shelton in San Francisco, CA
Mastered by Ruairi O'Flaherty

All songs written by Annie Bacon except Flower Duet by Leó Delibes from his opera Lakmé. (c) 2015 Annie Bacon/oshen music All rights reserved, but if you wanna use this music, just ask!

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annie bacon & her OSHEN Ann Arbor, Michigan

Annie Bacon is a songwriter musician in Michigan. She aches for a more empathic humanity + her creativity orbits around this. She also composed a Folk Opera.

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