Diamond Eyes

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The other yesterday, on the six past the Forest Station
so the river’d wash away the crawling in my ear,
and everything’s a phantom, until it’s real.
So why are you asking me, “is it warm?”
when I’m up to my neck, in that water again?
There is no still boat on a strong line, my sure foot is on new ice,
darling there must be diamonds in your eyes,
for you to look, at me that way, all the time.
I tried to let it be, this river is dark for a reason
we can’t drain it all with dynamite,
because it looks so very fine,
on its own, in the right kind of light.


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."
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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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