Josephine

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Come see the amazing Josephine
Come watch her eat the flying machine
She'll choke it down for your amusement
Sinew, bone, and flesh abused and
Polished by the metal nice and clean

Come see the amazing Josie fly
If you're a good boy we'll let you try
Come see her death-defying leaps
As faceless Death toward her creeps
And waits—but Josephine will never die

Choking down a plane—swallowing a sword—
Fill your mouth with gasoline—make a fire-stream—
Breathing out flame in the ring
Wrestling a bear—at the county fair—
Straddling a mare—in a chair--in the air—
And you should hear her sing
(And you should hear her sing)
Josephine can do anything!

Come see the amazing Josephine
She'll make your living world a dream
And heaving up your mighty girth
She'll liberate you from the earth
And raise you above her 'til you can't be seen

The amazing Josie walks the wire
She'll throw you winks across the fire
She'll make you shiver in your jeans
And swell to bursting at the seams—
You're just the kind of boy she'd inspire

Josephine goes tumbling
Now you're stumbling
Fingers fumbling for her
Josie's whirling
Wires unfurling
Fingers curled, you're hurling toward her

Aiming for capture
Eyes set in rapture
If any other dapper chap sure of his stature
Tried to catch her, she would fracture him
But yours is strong skin

Plummet through the air—Josie's out of reach—
Falling with a certain style—let me see you smile—
Everything ends in the ring
People on their feet—everything is sweet—
Nothing but a lump of meat—heavy with defeat—
Open your lips and sing
(Open your lips and sing)
Josephine is everything!

Come see the amazing Josephine
Come watch her shake the tambourine
Breathe quietly and close your eyes
And listen to her as she flies
It comforts you as you depart the scene

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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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