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Sound The Bells

from Parts of Speech by Dessa

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Boys sound the bells
the sun rose from the west today
I doubt we’ll see it set
Oh and boys bear it well
put all your paper maps away
Mercator here can’t help

Go lift your sails up
for one last swell
Go lift yourselves up
to sound the bells
Sound the bells

Looks like our writing on the wall
is lorem ipsum after all
A higher tide will wash it all
wash it all away
The lighthouse keeper’s last relay:
hand shadows and a final wave
Now’s the time to rouse yourself
spend the strength you’ve saved



from Parts of Speech, released June 25, 2013
Written and Performed by Dessa, Sean McPherson, Joey Van Phillips, and Dustin Kiel
Additional performance by Rebecca Arons, Gabriel Douglas, Aby Wolf, Benjamin Burwell
Published by Lorem Ipsum (ASCAP)


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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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