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    releases June 9, 2017

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Pretty Things
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03:58
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Capacity
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Watering
5.
Coma
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Great White Shark
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Objects
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Haley
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Mary
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Black Diamonds

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releases June 9, 2017

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Big Thief Brooklyn, New York

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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Track Name: Shark Smile
she was a shark smile in a yellow van
she came around and i stole her glance in my youth, a vampire
evelyn shown quiet as roses sting

it came over me at a bad time, but who wouldn’t ride on a moonlight line?
i had her in my eye, 85 down the road of a dead end gleam

she said woo
baby take me
i said woo 
baby take me too

it came over her at a bad time, riding through Winona down the dotted line
she held us, gunning out 90 miles down the road of a dead end dream
she looked over with her part smile, caught up in the twinkle it could take awhile
and the money pile on the dashboard, fluttering

as she said woo
baby take me
i said woo
baby take me too

evelyn’s kiss was oxygen, 
i leaned over to take it in as we went howling through the edge of south des moines 
it came over me at a bad time, she burned over the double line and she impaled as i reached my hand for the guard rail, the guard rail, the guard rail 

she said woo
baby, take me
i said woo
baby take me too
Track Name: Mythological Beauty
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