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Here comes the beekeeper
with her pitcher full of smoke
She’ll put us all to sleep
I hope it’s dreamless and it’s deep
Sweet Prometheus, come home
they took away our fire
and all that scarcity promotes
is desperate men and tyrants

What fine design
what hands, what minds
The envy of Eden
our tools and our reason
it’s clear in the animals’ eyes
We stand upright
build fires at night
made on the sixth day
to rest on the seventh
and now we just try to survive

The surgeon and farmer meet
and each greets the other with a bow
They’re kindred instruments, you know
the scalpel and the plough
And in the shadow of the mountain
we work when work abounds
and we wear out all our prayers
when the work runs out



from Parts of Speech, released June 25, 2013
Written and performed by Dessa, Joey Van Phillips and Jessy Greene
Published by Lorem Ipsum (ASCAP)



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Dessa Minneapolis

Combining wit, tenderness, and poetic sensibility to rare effect, Dessa spins delicate and charged stories and animates them with her expressive alto voice, arresting for its honest, clear simplicity. Transcending the restrictions of genre to reveal an astonishing multi-platform voice. Member of the Doomtree collective. Essayist. Rapper. Amaretto enthusiast. ... more


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