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soil's poor, i stretched to breathe
so i drank from you, your blood, your trees.
you were me and i was you in streams
of our our blood, diluted everyday
(breathing from the thickest mountains
fixing carbon flesh from your breath
i fell deeper in your thunderstorm
take what i offer you now)

and we were the forest darling
and we heard the forest falling

i feel the weight and i supersaturate
and i am insoluble, insoluble
i don't want to sink, i don't want to float, i only want
to dissolve, dissolve
i lived on so little natural light, i got it from you
i got it from you, oh
now all these lights from all around like a surgeon's table
i'm opened up, oh

lay me down
where i am
where i am

lay me down
where i am
where i am

i lie awake on the surgical table and wait
wait for what? i don't know
i bleed away, but my blood leaves no stains
i don't know, i don't know
i see your face on the screen in new york
i don't know, i don't know
here, there are seasons, there are seasons and they change
and they leave me insoluble, insoluble.

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from The Forest Darling, released April 22, 2011

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Ptarmigan Columbia, Missouri

Ptarmigan is a modern band of the powerfolk ambioPop genre formed in Columbia, Missouri in 2007. Evan Walton, Peter Marting, and Ted Carstensen create intricate, powerful explosions from simple folk roots and catchy melodies over levels of ambiance. They often infuse field recordings and laboratory discoveries in their songs to paint pictures of nature and longing. ... more

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