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Sugar Skull

from Poppy Seeds by The Corner Laughers



Music and Lyrics by Karla Kane


In the decaying days of fall, you said you wanted it all
You knew the times when it got dark were when we were happy as larks
To think of leaves and birthday rain, Halloween and whistling trains,
And it's a wistful, pleasant pain
Baseball season's over but it will return again
I brought you a marigold and then you left me in the cold
You were sent to kill Orion and I've always kept an eye on
all the stars in Sco-Centaurus, wishing there was something for us
With my hope as bright as topaz
Come to find, to my surprise, we were as close as two cat's eyes
And so I wonder, in the spring, will you still want everything?
Like the flies caught by a spider we want our eyes opened wider
To look for meanings, hidden signs, patterns and crisscrossing lines
Someone's skin like alabaster, someone's face now cast in plaster
It's a beautiful disaster
All the saints around my arms could not protect us from all harm
And when I hear you play the harp all of our songs are in F sharp
You said as you touched every string, "maybe it's a Scorpio thing"
All the saints around my hands will not stop autumnal plans
The only thing that daylight saves is thoughts of all our open graves
It's never easy, never dull, but it sparkles like a sugar skull


from Poppy Seeds, released June 19, 2012
Karla Kane: Vocals, Ukulele
Angela Silletto: Guitar
Khoi Huynh: Bass
Charlie Crabtree: Drums
Allen Clapp: Glockenspiel, Mellotron


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