Misery is in The Water feat. Kris Paries

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This is a mash-up of Blonde Redhead's "Misery is a Butterfly" and "The Water" by Laura Marling and Johnny Flynn. Discovered by myself and Sir TJ Allen!


Dearest Jane, I should've known better
But I couldn't say hello, I don't know why
But now I think, I think you were sad
Yes you were, you were, you were

All that I have is a river
The river is always my home
Lord, take me away for I just cannot stay
Or I'll sink in my skin and bones

What I say, I say only to you
Cause I know and I love only you
Dearest Jane, I wanna give you a dream
That no one has given you
Please help me build a small boat
One that will ride on the flow
Where the river runs deep and the larger fish creep
I'm glad of what keeps me afloat

Remember when we found misery
We watched her, watched her spread her wings
And slowly, slowly fly around our room
And she asked for your gentle mind
The water sustains me without even trying
The water can't drown me, I'm done with my dying

Now that the land that I knew is a dream
And the line on the distance grows faint
So wide is my river, the horizon a sliver
The artist has run out of paint

Now deeper the water I sail
And faster the current I'm in
That each night brings the stars
And the song in my heart
Is a tune for the journeyman's tale


from Having Had Loved EP, released November 21, 2011
Kris Paries, Magician Mike McClellan, TJ Allen, Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Blonde Redhead



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Natalie Raines Houston, Texas

Major influences include Laura Marling, Vanessa Carlton, Tyler Heath and Greg Laswell.

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