Talon of the Blackwater and Graces

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"While the voice gives "Talon of the Blackwater" its beauty, her writing is what gives it depth." (Donnie Moorhouse, The Republican)

Released March 2009. Produced by Jay Hovnanian, mastered by Jeff Lipton. Siersema--fluid guitar, vocals; Michael Farquharson--fretless bass; T Lavitz--synthesizer; Nate Comp--lead guitar; Nick Falk--frame drum; Marcelo Woloski--congas

"Dreamy, visionary, cutting edge." (Holly Popple, Herndon Festival)

"Siersema brings the power of her crystalline voice and compositional skills to bear on her third release...understated accompaniments are at times brilliant..."
(Progression Magazine, Quarterly Journal of Progressive Music)

"Experimental, serene and surreal." Sarah Craig, Caffe Lena

TALON OF THE BLACKWATER (AND GRACES)
Somebody pulled the hair right out of my head
something so small
'bout a quarter size
not me that's pointing a knife
admit that you're wrong not to matter--

Don't you remember anything
denting the car, the machete
stealing bread and meat under your jacket
get afraid and lie
get afraid and twist things up
your riddle
underneath I go--

Scraping up the sides and dropping down
talon of the blackwater and graces--

Hurling shotgun shells at a wedding party
brother half-cocked at the pulpit
nausea always skimming just beneath
what's cheated you--
it's all coming up--

keep it down, keep it quiet
it's a tailspin
let's just get away--

Scraping up the sides and dropping down
talon of the blackwater and graces--

So put me in your dress and step on my shoes
tell me how much you like them
take my picture, press it all over the house
tear this roof off my head
this throbbing in my heart--
keep it down, keep it quiet
it's a tailspin
let's just get away--

Scraping up the sides and dropping down
talon of the blackwater and graces--

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