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Mythological Beauty

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you have a mythological beauty you have the eye of someone i have seen outside of ordinary situations even outside of dreams
 you lie in bed at night and watch the lines of headlights through your screen there is a child inside you who is trying to raise the child in me
 if you wanna leave you just have to say you’re all caught up inside but you know the way
 you cut the flesh of your left thumb using your boyfriend's knife seventeen you took his come and you gave birth to your first life
 you gave andrew a family who you thought could love and take better care i have an older brother i don't know he could be anywhere
 if you wanna leave you just have to say you’re all caught up inside but you know the way you’re all caught up inside but you know the way
 rented a house in niswah, minnesota, shrapnel, and oil cans, rhubarb in the yard i built a ladder out of metal pieces father was working hard
 standing beneath the oak tree by the front door you were inside baking bread sister came out and put her arms around me blood gushing from my head you held me in the backseat with a dishrag soaking up blood with your eye I was just 5 and you were 27 praying don't let my baby die
 if you wanna leave you just have to say you’re all caught up inside but you know the way you’re all caught up inside but you know the way
 so much more to live your life to walk the floor to say goodnight to leave your light on do you leave you light on?
 you’re all caught up inside but you know the way
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Big Thief’s debut album, Masterpiece, met wide critical acclaim, landing spots on countless “Best of 2016” lists. Their music, rooted in the songs of Adrianne Lenker, paints in vivid tones “the process of harnessing pain, loss, and love, while simultaneously letting go, looking into your own eyes through someone else’s, and being okay with the inevitability of death,” says Adrianne. Big Thief has continued to write and record as they tour their debut. Mythological Beauty is the band’s first release of 2017, featuring a track from their forthcoming sophomore album, Capacity. Release also includes non-album track, "Breathe in My Lungs".

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released April 21, 2017

2017 Saddle Creek

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Listening to Big Thief is like the feeling of looking at a dog and suddenly marveling that it is like you but very not like you; when you are accustomed to looking at a dog and thinking 'dog', watching Big Thief is like forgetting the word 'dog' and looking at that naked animal and getting much closer to it and how different it is to you. ... more

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