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Written by Paul Conant.


The girl I love, when she was five
said you’re a cloud after you die
and born from a wheel spun of gold in my arms
made by god and built with yarn

but once underground, we will darkly decay
with singing needles threading all our days
over and over and over again, holding close the light to prove
that you’re only just beginning now to move

The girl I love, she sails a ship
That she cant leave, where she will die
and all i can do is simply sweetly taste her wake
and watch her ship as it sinks to the sky

But once frozen over in the belly of the snow
we’ll find our souls some place we couldn’t have known
where I’ll hold you dear, like a motherless child and I will find a home for you
cause you’re only just beginning now to move


from Fall of the Tin Can Empire, released August 25, 2012
Paul - Vocals, Keys, Electric Guitar, Piano, Drums, Effects
Sam - Trombone, Cello, Accordion, Bass
Bill - Trumpet
Erik - Samples



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Fall of the Tin Can Empire

With an eclectic and unique sound, Fall of the Tin Can Empire takes folk music to another level but returns it to its pleasing sing-songy roots through songs that go from light to heavy, psychedelic to classical and grandiose to minimalist, making use of instruments like viola, accordion, banjo, and horns. Fronted by Paul Conant and Sam LeBeau. ... more

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