Shoulders

by Catherine Harris

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The first EP from Catherine Harris is a collection of songs written and recorded during a cold February in a small bedroom in Lincolnshire.

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released March 16, 2011

Album Art by Eleanor Doughty at www.eleanordoughty.com

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Track Name: Shoulders
I've been keeping you in a mason jar
Full of milk and smeared with tar
And in the winter you seep out
settling into your scar

you're so cold and i've been just shoulders for so long
you're so cold and i've been just shoulders for so long
you're so cold and i've been just shoulders for so long

You pull your feathers one, by one
Your throat all bloated voice withdrawn
And soon each and all of your
tethered body parts are gone

you're so whole and i've been just shoulders for so long
you're so whole and i've been just shoulders for so long
you're so whole and i've been just shoulders for so long

You've become a lump of moulded clay
Folded to keep the ghosts at bay
For all the times you've been called
hollow, in more than one way.

you're so whole and i've been just shoulders for so long
you're so whole and i've been just shoulders for so long
you're so whole and i've been just shoulders for so long

You've been tarred and feathered
You're broken and you're weathered
Your pipes are dusty clay
white and hollow veins
Track Name: Sinews
you taste of sweat and milk,
And your girlfriend cuts your hair
She says your eyes are like silk
You're shining white in the dark,
You're getting blood in the bath.

Sarah says she'll hold you like honey
Sarah says she'll fold you in the dark
Sarah clasps your clammy hand
and whispers in your ear that it's not real
That you can feel

You can feel the
steel slipping over and under you,
gears wrench your fingers and sunder you.
wallets and damp clothes and cold rubber circles
don't phase you
they embrace you
and every tendon and ligament you are.

Your hairline's delicate,
And your jawline is indiscrete.
your basal metabolic rate,
has slown to a crawl,
you're not born.
You're getting wet in the dark,
You're leaking blood in the bath.

You can feel the
steel slipping over and under you,
gears wrench your fingers and sunder you.
wallets and damp clothes and cold rubber circles
don't phase you
they embrace you
and every tendon and ligament you are.
Track Name: Linings
There's bits of your womb on the bathroom carpet,
We didn't want carpet at all,
As evidence goes it's a timely reminder,
That nothing we want comes to fore.

This little thing growing,
This little thing floating,
In the space between nothing and life,

The wall and the lining,
The silence and pining,
The yearning for something to bear

You let me be your future tense,
Become your northern hemisphere,
There are trees in the woods, there is milk in the blood
There is nothing to indicate more

This little thing growing,
This little thing floating,
In the space between nothing and life,

The wall and the lining,
The silence and pining,
The yearning for something to bear

And arms flung wide, we'll run into the tide.
And arms flung wide, we'll run into the tide.
Arms flung wide, we'll swim against the tide.
and there'll be marrow, floating in the water