The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

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    • Veni Emmanuel (download)

    • Me I'm from LA Where Nothing is Sacred EP (download).

    • The Motorcycle EP (download).

    • Letters From an Expatriate EP (download).

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lyrics

This is my letter to the world
that left no forwarding address
all the secrets of a girl
whose tongue would not confess
save for the power of the pen
Emily Dickinson
took the boat for england
lost her husband. took a child.
thick lipped. yet delicate. she
sailed away for new york

Brownstone apartment. fire escape.
a view of harlem from the stairs.
The sting of wind against the skin
the call of vendors in the air
and all the downcast and downtrodden (who gather there)

The white horse tavern took her in
poured her absinthe and a shot of gin
(lucky worked the bar on mondays, he said hello).
She met a man who made her smile
he made her laugh. it drove him wild.
and when he turned to pay the tab
he lost her to a taxi cab

(E. D.) took the bus from new york
bound her memoirs of the sea
thick lipped. yet delicate. she
drove to california

credits

from Thirteen Stories, released January 1, 2004
Robert Deeble - guitars/vocals
Matt Claterbuck - bass/vocals
Lili De La Mora - wurlitzer/vocals
Pete Deeble - drums

Recorded and produced by Matt Wignal at Tackyland/Long Beach Ca.

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Robert Deeble Seattle, Washington

"Beautiful music for the sake of beautiful music" Seattle Weekly


"Deeble's authentic lyrics, along with stunning instrumental arrangements, make this album one of his strongest"
Performer Mag


"Few of his albums are more intimately honest than Heart like Feathers..." Stereo Inversion


"I'm not sure I'd want to start rowing toward a deserted island without it." BLURT (9 out of 10 Stars)
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