The White River

by Apartment Lights

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released May 24, 2012

All songs written and performed by Grace Sullivan. Produced, engineered & mixed by Douglas Jenkins at Studio 606 in Portland, OR. Mastered by TW Walsh. Photos by James Bailey.



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Track Name: The Feeder
Ruff up, inopportune
I strive for you
I’m done setting it

spiked and laced, spiked and laced

Move your tongue
I’m not finished yet
I pour what you get,
And you’ll never tell, will ya?

I poisoned the well, I poisoned the well

Lamp is good,
dining, icing
I push the fur from your eyes
and it’s sharpening, knifing

I’m sure it’s sugar, sugar sugar sugar

While we’re sitting
here I took in the news
flaunting the reigns
and a harbor unused

Unwed to you, unwed to you
Track Name: The White River
My kingdom for years, late
Dropped deep a heavy bait

Scotch broom shoes and boots
Lifted like each way could tune

Raised and round
Rolling, swollen

There’s money in that, too

Thick lips and ask me, wait
It’s useless aftertaste

a photograph against the passing of youth
a single meteor under the pressure of the moon

Raised and round
Rolling, swollen

Every hook can stick with us
Over every underbrush
Softly, blacking ‘long a tusk
Track Name: Pink Beneath
Is it a colored river?
Is it deep and wide?
A table, lovely laden,
One continual feast?

I can see it now:

You’re stronger
not sicker
I’m sober
not weak as a kitten

I can see it now:

I’ll beg forgiveness
for knowing everything
No time lost between us
Fountain, youth is sweet
The clouds at last below us
Gorgeous, pink, beneath