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from Safflower by Alex Riggen

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We'll hold your cradle still
We'll bury you in the mill
Drink in the chlorophyll
It's all in the way you fill

We'll sing about how you woke
We'll train the horse and the yoke
Your arms, your hands and feet will soak
When the blood drains from your cloak

We'll love you til winter comes
We'll kiss you deep in the plums
Fruit that ripens, summer hums
A distant tune of cummerbund

We'll prance low upon the brow
We'll swing the fence quickly now
Drank the milk from trusted cow
The dairy spills, you all must bow

We'll love you with arms held high
We'll miss you and start to cry
Sing me sleep and sing me nigh
It's all the same to you and I

We'll open all the cupboards bare
We'll brush your teeth and comb your hair
Drunk on grass and rotten pear
Just say the word and we'll be there


from Safflower, released September 20, 2015


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Alex Riggen Illinois

Alex Riggen has been writing and recording music since he was a wee lad. His first band, Ygro Wok, was formed in 1999 and since then, he's been a member of the alternative rock band, Far From Words, and the post-metal band, Murnau. Rabbit's release in 2012 marked his first foray into the solo musician world and coincidentally was his first album with a rabbit on the cover. ... more

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