Back to Eden

by Shawnee Kilgore

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This is the second single from the upcoming EP written by Joss Whedon and Shawnee Kilgore.

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there’s a blackbird on the bar
picking cherries from a tin
there’s a scream of daylight
every time the door swings
someone in
there’s a gleaming copper pool of warm
can wash away my sin

if I ask where I went wrong
I hear a thousand voices yell
the air itself will clamor
and the ground begin to swell
I never sleep in silence
but I mean to live to tell

so raise your glass
and your voice in song
gonna drink me back to eden
‘fore too long

I rolled in with my misdeeds
my remorse my fear and doubt
such a crowd we need a bouncer
or the walls will buckle out
but redemption is upended
and comes singing through that spout

to drown these ghosts
and end their moan
gonna drink me back to eden
all alone

I know how you all look at me
I grow tired of what I can’t be
I glow why doesn’t someone see
I glow

when I get back to the garden
I’ll be silent and serene
I will lay my ageless nakedness
upon the whispering green
ain’t no snake gonna show me anything
I ain’t already seen

so wave goodbye
and cry amen
gonna drink me back to eden
once again

so wave goodbye
and cry amen
gonna drink me back to eden
once again

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released March 18, 2016

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Shawnee Kilgore Austin, Texas

"Shawnee Kilgore is to music as velvet gloves are to diamond cutters,” wrote James Hardesty, owner of the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern in Bellingham, WA. “She holds all this beauty in her hand, raw and untouched, then she chips away until it gleams in the light, holding on with a soft gentleness that she has perfected." ... more

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