Cassiopeia
Newsom Joanna Lyrics


Feel the matress tense beneath me
Like the muscle of nonsleepy
Feathers flexing will defeat me
And it vexes me completely

And the hexes heat covertly
Like a slow low-flying turkey
Like a Texan drying jerky
But his meaty mitts can't hurt me
With my steely will compounded
In a mighty mound that's hounded
By the snap your steel string sounded
Just before your snores unwound it

And in store are dreams so daring
That the night can't stop from staring
And I'll swim sweetly as a herring
Through the ether, not despairing

Go to sleep, you stunning sky
Gently creep cunning by
A quiet hum is amplified
By your thumb
That you suck dry

Hundred raging waters snare the lonely sigh
Oh when you hold your breath and clasp at Cassiopeia

Hundred raging waters snare the lonely sigh
Oh when you hold your breath and clasp at Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia
Oh oh, Cassiopiea

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Joanna Newsom

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TheVeilChronicles

I feel like this song is.. like the strum of time. I feel so odd when I listen to it, like listening to someone simply dancing about time, beyond it.

RainInTheSunshine

I cannot believe this album came out twelve years ago....

steph anie!

17 now

ncndnz

it felt like it existed out of time, didn't it? hasn't it always? warmer and more careworn than anything of any time. a stuffed animal that you can't really place out of the context of your own life.

I'm not sure that even makes sense, does it? sorry. think her voice back then just had the loveable feel of a ragdoll, maybe.

RickesRives

And in store are dreams so daring that the night can't stop from staring...

0m

I have anxiety and sleeping problems, and although I take medication for both and they work, sometimes I still can't sleep. Sometimes only this album really does the trick. As a fellow songwriter, and just as a listener, this is one of those rare musical gifts that I am truly thankful for.

Timothy Yorek

0m until three little babes comes on....lol

thelastgoodbai

she should've written the sundtrack for coraline! jasdhgfhrgfhgdhf she is amazing

pocketsnatcher

also this album cover is like a magical quilt.

IrishLion

This is the only place on the internet I think I am safe from " Taking an arrow in the knee" jokes and the best part I love it joanna newsom your amazing

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