Crowsfeet and Greyskull

by Keri Latimer

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released May 25, 2012

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Keri Latimer Winnipeg, Manitoba

“..infectious alt-country noir, fractured folk-swing and surreal songwriting..” Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Music awards with her band "Nathan" include Juno, Western Canadian Music, and Canadian Folk Music. A collaboration with Peter Golub and Shahzad Ismaily on the score for the film “Frozen River” was nominated for 2 Academy Awards, and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Track Name: crowsfeet and greyskull
you and me
walking a dark street
the sun is about to rise

and one by one by one
the birds sing like lunatics
at the top of their lungs

this is a new day
this is a new day
everything that's done
is done
and flown away

and the kitchen it calls out
children, oh children
i'm echoes and cobwebs
come back at christmas

and you take my hands
hold my eyes with you
crowsfeet and greyskull
and i've never loved you more

flies away

and the radio calls out
hits of the day
and we're aliens finally
pack up our things

tell the highway he's leading
cling to your waist
feel the air staying put
as we rush away waving like crazy
Track Name: mud and slobber
measure me with spring's dirty mind
calculated to unwind burst anew
gasp a lifetime's worth of breath
and sing a song
where the guy tells the girl
he is dying with desire

shuffle of a june-bug
is an earthquake to an angleworm
that sings about a bed of flowers
whiskey mouth
and high and holler

throw me down throw me down
the mud and the slobber
and come and lay with me

show me where you're hurting
butter fingers fly and light
upon the lipstick of a lover
add a shade of your own color

flower soft and sweetly sighing
timid free and flesh and blood
gasp a lifetime's worth of breath
whiskey mouth and high and holler
Track Name: kindred spirit
i found myself a kindred spirit,
down in the dust and the grey
hand reaches out
like an escape from the grave
don’t you take me today

i found myself a kindred spirit
clear as the day glazes bright
we don’t take the side roads
let them stare on main street
tapping our feet

and you know
like a bird knows a song
you are home
and you pray
that it stays

i found myself a kindred spirit
matches me sin for sin
helps me down the hard way
stumbles right behind me
we climb back out again
Track Name: so long
this ship has sailed
this flight has felt it’s last caress against the sky
it’s last lap against the shoreline

left to myself
what levels of disgrace have i embraced
did i just take whatever was given to me

so long

this could have run
whatever way we chased it
corners have a way
of knowing what lies deep within you

every time a chapel bell
rings out a chime
i feel it well
but not the way it means
Track Name: liquidation sale
it's a sale
get whatever you want
have enough left over for what you need

it's a sale
everything must go

no offer will be refused
it's a matter of urgency
no offer will be refused
it's a one day only liquidation sale
it's a sale

it's a sale
there is no return
there is no exchanging
it's as it is

it's a sale
everything must go

stealest deal
in this town
i have slashed my prices down

i would gleam
i would shine
but you would have to wait in line
Track Name: persuader
you have lines cast in water
surrounding my heart
dollars for spending
and love’s tender touch

you have answers for questions
not known that i had
helping themselves
to whatever i hold dear

tell me what ails you
lonely checkout girl
have you no suitors for your labours?
persuaders
persuaders

wager your credit
don’t pay until the spring
your deepest dark secrets
are safest with me

persuader persuader
you’ve taken me again
what you can do swiftly
takes years to unmend

tell me what fails you
over and over
just one more installment
and peace you shall find

persuader persuader
you’ve taken me again
what you can do swiftly
takes years to unmend

persuader persuader
i’ve only this dime
i hid in the larder
for desperate times
Track Name: starry night
faucet drips and i’m off dreaming
dishes with the crickets creaking
kitchen curtains rustle in the breeze

you lean in and while you whisper
springtime trickles down my neck
and you say leave the sharper knives to me

and i hold on and i hold tight

swishing of the wheat field wind has
my heart itching like the skin we
threw ourselves on broken stems
emergency trespassing

and i hold on and i hold tight
and i try to let go

headlights blaze when the stars fire up
you’re a million miles away
starry night a million ways to break my heart

your old car retired out back
where the gladioli sway
but when the wind
picks up dust
i hear it start

and i hold on and hold tight
Track Name: bloomington
the moon draws lines of yellow through the blinds
across the sheets
it watches you sleep

bloomington got father dancing
no matter what his woes
stars would shower and vertebrae
shuddered in their bones

i was not like the others
but i tried but i tried

the moon is chasing cars and shadows on the walls
the bird that i killed
the fairy tales i’ve told

bloomington got mother jumping
higher than the sky
clear as night and let’s stay late
i’ll take a short sleep in the day

the moon shines the brightest on bloomington
it’s eye on a lover
it watches me sleep

i am not like the others
but i try but i try
Track Name: here comes ted
you’ll take trashed to staying sober
punching clocks, and working days away

you’ll take ditches over made up beds, and floors that sparkle
tiny clothes to fold and tears to smooth away

suitcase in hand
picket fence behind you
farther and farther away

here comes ted running like a train to try and catch me
don’t you go

and i can’t tell if he means stay, i love you
i can’t bear to face a day without you

or does he think the more freedom
rushing through my veins the less for him

don’t you go

a sister not too far, past the coulees by the rail yard
kitchen clatters, she doesn't blink an eye
the children should be fine

here’s comes ted running like a train to try and catch me.
Track Name: strange love
i want us to be together
nobody has to speak
nobody has to explain
an orange is an orange
a peach is a peach

oh apple of my eye
we can't wait for the world
we'll be waiting forever

a hope in a million chances
a path of yours crossing mine
tripping on coincidences
you land in my arms
i fall into line

oh lighter of my life
we can't wait for the world

the sands of time are spending out
whatever lines you told yourself
can take their bows and kneel down
to this strange love

i want us to be together
nobody has to speak
nobody has to explain
an orange is an orange
a peach is a peach

oh lighter of my life
we can't wait for the world
we'll be waiting forever