Annabelle

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lyrics

Here she comes with great ambition
Scurrying like a rat to the stage
Here she comes with the kind of discipline
Quite atypical for a girl of her age

Here she comes—and she's bringing her mother
Fat and brooding and dripping with sweat
Fraught with worry, she's holding her daughter
Very very tightly at the edge of the set

Chorus
Annabelle
Take one
With your ribbons and lace you come
Annabelle
Take two
Poor little girl—all the world's watching you

Here she comes with her family all made up
Poor and ignorant and humble
Here's the camera—start the performance
Young and very cute and prone to stumble

Something like this makes for good television
Good for an evil kind of laughter
Here comes Annabelle—there she goes smiling
Here comes the cameraman rolling on after

Chorus

Ten years old—she's been
Heavily scripted and
Blown apart by the
Highbrow heart of the
Panting public—they're
Clawing out for her—they're
Screaming for her—
They just adore her!

In the aquarium, swim lazy circles
Swim past the glass as the passers-by gaze
Swim blithely, cavorting and carefree
'Til the witnesses all turn away

Chorus

Annabelle
Take one
With your ribbons and lace you come
Annabelle
Take two
Poor little girl, we'll never get tired of you

credits

from Portraits, released March 24, 2017

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Pale People Missoula, montana

Led by Mack Gilcrest (piano, vocals), Pale People's songs range from soft confessionals to howling rants about the lonely and insane. Kurt Skrivseth (bass, guitar) brings a commanding slap-bass style reminiscent of Rush and the Chili Peppers. Austin Graef (drums, percussion) is a jazz drummer who prefers to rock and refuses to waltz.
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