Splendid Little Creatures

by The Murkies

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1.
Closing Time 03:00
Here we go it's that time again tell me why good times end they're calling out that call they call 'last call' The music stops the lights come on the dream dissolves then it's gone Tell my why good times end when you lie you're like a friend it helps to forget it's all pretend The dream dissolves then it's gone left you here all alone where to go at closing time Winter sun, summer rain tell me what you'll trade for pain just one kiss could make the dream seem real
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Robins Song 03:26
Candy in your dish grant a birdy's wish the green green grass holds a path for your feet Robins in the street four and twenty meet and we sing as we fly that old king he must die and if you do the deed you can fly with me When your candy's gone sing the robins' song you can fly as you sing 'murder the king' When he's in his cups slice that devil up he will stagger and he'll cry with a dagger in his eye and when the deed is done we'll have some fun Robins on the wing curtains for the king put a bug in his bed put a cracker in his head and when the deed is done we'll have some fun Sugar in your bowl solace for your soul the green green grass holds a path for your feet Chatter on the breeze the robins' song is sweet when that old boy is dead and there's daisies where he bled and when the work is done we can have some fun
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Tell me that story again where you forget the names of all of your friends and wake up to a vision of total love You see a mirror in your mind walk right through it and look behind and find another world much like our own where time is like a sweet caress laughter ripples through your chest and everything is singing in the sun Tell me that story again I'm foggy on the details and I don't know the end and lately it's been on my mind I want to hear that story once more about the secret key to the cosmic door you told me I would find it if I knew it was there You tumbled through the heavens on a twisting beam of light you were airborne and everywhere at once the stars swirled around you and sang through the night until you and the morning lit up the sky and the earth drank you in like a drop of pure rain on a warm day in spring towards the end of May your cloud wandered off into the distant haze and never even told anyone your name You could see your life then: a slow motion spark knowing nothing real in the dark and all your bad decisions like birds taking flight paused to look and think and try to get it right At first you didn't know where you were going then you realized you were going nowhere finally it hit you: you were already there Meanwhile your friends sat around by the pool the wind made the tassles bob and twirl they all talked about a show on tv and waited til you were feeling better and at your last decision your eyes opened wide you told them you had healed the wounds of time At first I don't know where I'm going then I realized that I'm going nowhere finally it hits me: I'm already there
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Arlene 04:56
Arlene, Arlene search the night in a dream Dream, Arlene sweet charms unseen Splendid little creatures bounding and unfound will them with your wish to draw near Search, Arlene when you wake you will dream Softly falls the sweet song of your call ears tilt fear softly hides ever near Green leaves in your fingers whistle through your teeth stepping, turning, looking underneath Soft you call gentle beasts to enthrall Arlene, Arlene you were born to a dream child and queen of a world unseen singling all the layers piercing through the fates dashing all that reason fabricates sleep, Arlene when you dream you will wake

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released August 31, 2019

Songs performed by Kyle Hanson
recorded live to stereo

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The Murkies Seattle, Washington

The Murkies’ principal member is accordionist, composer and arranger Kyle Hanson (Black Cat Orchestra, Spectratone International, El Pegaso). The songs on this page are all solo accordion, amplified or acoustic. Hanson plays the accordion “Murky” style — racking the bellows back and forth at great velocity, making it more of a rhythm and melody instrument with percussive effects. ... more

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