We Sink Ships

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When the loon dives, I do too
I’d like to take you down to
the place where the broken glass lays

When the siren cries I do too
I’d like to drag you down to
the place where sun never stays

When the fire flies, I do too
I’ll steal you away to
where earthworms and corpses still play

We sink ships at rapid clips,
aided by the loons that fly.
Nevermind that anchor you,
just sail that voice aloud, you.

A goldfinch by chance, I gave it to you,
now don’t you leave me too.
You’ve taken away all my fear.

Silver Kings advance, I do too
won’t let ya steal her away too
I reckon she’s stayin’ right here.

Yo ho ho, yo ho ho...

We sink ships at rapid clips
Aided by the loons that fly.
Beware ye this mortal coil,
where sailors drown and blood boils.

When the cranes dance, I do too.
I’ll steal her away to
where death cannot touch you, my dear.


from We Sink Ships, released April 22, 2012
Jessie Shaffer ~ main vocals, violin
Heidi Harris ~ clarinet, classical guitar, melodica, supporting vocals, tambourine, ankle bells
Christen Napier ~ banjo, slide banjo, supporting vocals, ankle bells
Mike Milazzo ~ mandolin, supporting vocals
Matt Boyle ~ supporting vocals

Written by, Jessie Shaffer



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Cutleri Brooklyn, New York

An eclectic, avant-garde approach to traditional folk, combining three-part harmony with unconventional instrumentation accented by otherworldly, abrasive violin licks and slippery, psychedelic clarinet lines, all underpinned by a banjo sound that can be melodious and soothing one moment and percussive and arrhythmic the next.

Fork: Jessie Shaffer
Knife: Heidi Harris
Spoon: Christen Napier
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