Bees in Our Basement

from by Lea Grant

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We fingerpainted the plans we planted
Our trees were barren but for some seedy hearts
Fingers bloodied with pomegranates
We tried to cover up all our scars
The bees in our basement were hiring replacements

Our mothers spoke and drank tea for hours
While I sang in the microphone
And we kissed and ate passionflowers
Rolled around in our overtones
The bees in our bonnets were churning out sonnets

Oh, I want to love you, truly
And there's no way I can explain what you do to me
Oh, I want to love you, truly
But you change your name again
You don't like The Shins and you're not who you used to be

In forests and restaurants you fashioned the breeze into an orb
enveloping us...
Puncture it with a word and wound your pride as fragile as a beard and as easily removed

I'm finally learning that love is lawless
and her arrows are seldom true
While she empties and stocks your wallet
with burning embers and feverfew
The bees in their boxes smoked out by our foxes

Oh, I want to love you, truly
And there's no way I can explain what you do to me
Oh, I want to love you, truly
But you change your name again
You don't like The Shins and you're not who you used to be

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from Cities of Snow, released November 10, 2013
Vocals & piano- Lea
Drums & percussion- Jason Slota
Bass- Jesse Cafiero
Trumpet- Darren Johnston
Backing vocals- Alanna Taylor-Tobin & Rebecca Eiseman

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