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released June 21, 2012

All songs produced, written, arranged and performed by Mira Cook
Produced and mixed by Saul Simon MacWilliams at The Lovely Light
Mastered by Roy Silverstein


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MIRA COOK Brooklyn, New York


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Track Name: Tropix
A killer's in the grass so you better watch your ass
And hide your things when you hear the doorbell ring
Don't be a fool
And remember the golden rule
Now let me see your face, it's covered in grease and I'm wearing lace
Now I'm gonna make you food and mine is really good
Don't be a barbarian
And don't make me out to be a prude librarian
A fool for you
Track Name: Mercy
Well the steeple pierces high into the sky but I can do the same with my eyes
And the Trees roots find the water under ground but you'll never tap the roots of my sound because they're inside me
And they're brewing stronger like a tea
I'm aging and trying to get more for free
The forces of nature are reversing themselves on me
Mercy, mercy me

Well the shape of things is a mountain and we're still climbing up to the peak
I can use a pin to poke through an egg or I can push right through with my leg, the choice is inside me
I'm angry, or so peachy sweet, we'll see

When we get there high in the sky, low under ground
We'll evaporate and we'll always be around
Now we're sound
Track Name: Winter
Warm up my toes in the tub
Warm up my throat with your love
The symbol of happiness-dove
Symbol of grittiness-grub
And I scrub and scrub and scrub it all away but it stays

Drinking some tea in my chair
Combing my fingers through your hair
Is this the start of the winter
Well then that makes us beginners
You can scrub and scrub and scrub it all away but it stays
I close my eyes and pretend it's okay but it stays

Only the lord and I know
When it is going to snow
Signal the start of the winter
The winter's to punish the sinners
And my skin turns light and clear like a salamander
Oh great king Alexander
I wish that I could just shuffle away but I'll stay

The symbol of stubborn is wood
Try to push me out but it's no good

So when I look out the window
The black cat and snowman "hi" friends
Oh and the rue of the snowman's the puddle
We're all melting away though it's subtle
The symbol of stubborn is wood
Try to push me out but it's no good
And don't look at me with that electric wood saw
Cause I'll chop more firewood than ya'll
Track Name: Our Times
You could hide away, but not today
We're all on stage so negotiate in your own way

I like your face, you're an image of God's grace
And life is so full, cause together we're unstoppable
Not like those dyed in the wool who knows whos

And how much would it take to break away from the density the shear immensity or our times and all our minds

I feel your eyes on me, it's driving me crazy, it's driving me to new heights

I feel your eyes watching me and driving me crazy and driving me to new heights

And how much would it take to break away?
Track Name: Africa Time
Trees lean away from the ocean
The sea is a magical potion and it errodes
Salts are like little electrodes
Insatiably hungry microbes eat away the grime
In Africa you're on Africa time

I like a messy sensation and stay messy except on occasions when I look good for thy
Salt water ruins your make-up it's not a good look for a day job unless your day job's mine
I dance and dance and the sweat burns in my eyes
Faster and faster and slower and slower and slower and slower
When in Africa stay on Africa time

Trees lean away from the ocean
Track Name: Song For Plants
Hey little babe don't be afraid
I'm taking off your dry leaves
Make way for the high leaves to reach up for the sun

Hey green girl prettiest plant in the world
Put you on in shelf in a cluster
Watch your buds pop out and rupture Spring time is here
Pet your purple velvet ears
If I took your example, all my fears would be gone gone gone
How could I get it wrong

Hey pretty friend where does your spiral end?
Grabbing on with tendrils
Sticky hands like noodles expand your living zone
My how you've grown

Hey little thing what kind of injury closes up over metal but remains unsettled solution unseen
And were the doctors mean
Please baby skin
I need you to mend
Glue tight together, cemented forever
And I will dance for you and the houseplants too
If I took nature's example I could be strong strong strong
I don't know where I went wrong
Track Name: Broken Bones
Broken bones, broken bones when the house of your body is not very homy anymore
Take little trips away from the house but don't go far you're like a broken down car
You got in a wreck and now you have a surgery scar
You can't move so you've obviously lost your groove
And don't be afraid anymore
We're all in pain it's just that you are bored

Now it's time to drink some milk, put on scar cream, take a nap you can dance in your dream
Fly to the edges of emotion come back to the middle and stay there and be still and just chill
You're getting lighter like a feather, body stiff as a board
And don't be afraid anymore, don't be afraid anymore

Don't try and move before it's your time
Good bones are like granite but right now yours are like lime
And isn't it the worst thing waiting for time time time
You can't move so you've obviously lost your groove
And don't be afraid anymore
Stick to the bench stay off the dance floor