Body Aha

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April and recently married
A tree outside my window blooms
heavy and tired and blown out sprawled
on the ash-dark wall it blooms

Paint on the shutters thrown open
Paint on the outthrown eaves
Lush spring blue is clinging to
The tightly folded leaves

My body is a house
I rent on unknown terms
I build it up
Painting each room white and new
Painting each room for you
Painting each room for you

I roll my sleeves to the elbow
I roll each pant to the knee
Dresses for sale are hanging down
Like the flags of liberty

My house is not a child’s house
It’s a heavy house and mine
and the air that burned me bathes me now
down the bud-soaked sidewalk lines

My body is a house
I rent on unknown terms
I build it up
Painting each room white and new
Painting each room for you
Painting each room for you

Celandine grows down the street
all plated leaves and choking blooms
Our flattened boxes on the floors
and dusty pages fill our rooms
But your body
holds tight to me
Spring pushes through
The walls of this city
White arms are
Enfolding me
Spring pushes through
The walls of this city

My body is a house
I rent on unknown terms
I build it up
Painting each room white and new
Painting each room for you
Painting each room for you

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from Body Aha, released July 28, 2015
Music by Noam Hassenfeld; Lyrics by Talia Lavin

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Three Thousand Rivers New York

Three Thousand Rivers is influenced by folk, funk, and indie rock (particularly Neutral Milk Hotel, The Mountain Goats, Jack White, and the Dodos), as well as the members' diverse musical backgrounds, including Balinese, West African, and South Indian drumming, modern classical music, funk, klezmer, and jazz. TTR is Noam Hassenfeld, Nick Demirjian, Jack Cashion, Warren Loegering, and Zoe Aqua. ... more

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