Song From Far

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One night remains, in the year of red tape
with a bottom that scraped, the skin off our teeth
and the speck of concrete, still left in your knee
that you showed to me, when I didn’t believe
that the bottom is not, a stone we are tossed on,
its a road of loose rocks and
we grab some as we go.
the sage is blackening the room,
I’ll send some to you.
Twelve thousand you owe, is twelve thousand you don’t.
Oh, I know
that the grey under blue, over your avenue,
is the ether you threw, all that you’ve never done.
If you’ve fallen in well, you need only to yell
to remake your self, or a self, just this once.
If you’re finding yourself, on the ceiling of a plane,
and the seat-belted sane, are more scared than you are,
then it’s much like a dream, the kaleidoscope things,
matter less than they mean, but the feelings,
you cannot explain, though you try anyway,
we’re so trifling, in most of our ways.

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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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