Sand and Water (live)

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Deep in their homes people creak into bed, dragging their hearts behind them,
Sleeping in holes dug by shivering hands, leaving their claws inside them,
and they wonder,
"Will I be coming back as sand getting stuck in the small ruptures of your skin?
Will I be coming back as water falling through your faults, flowing out and in?
Will I be coming back a hungry whisper rushing through the wrinkles in your head?
Will I be coming back a hardened memory ground in your sleep into sand?"
Slumber with those broken mirrors, small for now and small
forever Sand and water, just like children,
None forgotten,
None forgiven.


from Sleeping, released September 3, 2013



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9 Swords Providence, Rhode Island

9 Swords has been

Marlon Battad - composition, guitar, piano, percussion, vocals

with (at various times)

North Star - glockenspiel, percussion, vocals
Lex Lambert - upright bass, vocals
Robert Levin - accordion, glockenspiel
Walter Prettyman - violin
Sal Geloso - vocals
Eli - vocals

and honorable mention to
Heather Fisch - clarinet, accordion, ukulele, vocals
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