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We got something held up like a canopy with our arms
pointed at the sky they are four thin, frail rails.
numbness in our fingers, growing tired, getting pale
Haven’t seen you in a while, how you doing over there?
Oh this cracked canvas skin, held over a house
I can’t remember being in.
There’s an anvil in the middle, falling from some cartoon cliff
fighting for the ground showing how gravity exists.
It’s dancing on Chicago, her ceilings dropping cold, white dust
It’s been there for a while, it steely sheen has gone to rust.
Is it spread out like a blanket over a child we adore
or laid out like a towel over oil on the floor
there may be a reason we should hold this canopy tight
everyone gets tired, if your hand don’t slip, mine might

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from Song From Far, released January 20, 2015

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Grand Lake Islands Portland, Oregon

"Grand Lake Islands...Rides the link between cerebral folk mysticism and dreamy beach-bum sunshine nostalgia with surprising ease."
-Independent Clauses


Grand Lake Islands is a hazy folk collective led by Portland-based songwriter Erik Emanuelson. Emanuelson’s expressive tenor recalls Nashville Skyline era Dylan and delivers lyrics soaked in metaphors and stark emotional landscapes.
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