Clouds Electric

by Johanna Kunin

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released January 1, 2006

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Tucker Martine at Flora in Seattle, WA. Except piano tracks recorded at Other Room in Seattle, WA. Mastered by Roger Seibel.
Johanna Kunin - voice, piano
Other players: Steve Moore, Tucker Martine, Karl Blau, Eyvind Kang, Matt Chamberlain, Mac Martine, Lori Goldston

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Track Name: Mobius Waves
What is bigger than words
Is bigger than choice
Is bigger than us
And what is bigger than we
Let it open to you the way to remember
We're bigger than the end
And we can just let the world wash over us
Without being washed away

And what is bigger than love
Is bigger than hurt
Is bigger than us
And that which pushes and pulls
Also bubbles and curls your colors around you
It spreads them out near and far
To remind you, no matter how deep
You'll always be beginning again
Until the end
Track Name: Fireflies
Tonight the fireflies are turning out their lights
Tonight the fireflies are learning
The fireflies

And in the dark they remember
What it was like when we were one
And before it's too late they have decided
To go back

And now my eyes come open
I'm not afraid to be forgotten
I won't be alone
Just take me home

Here within the sea of storms exploding in the night
I feel you
Your quiet wings and soft light
Vanishing

Oh, won't you tell me the secret folded up within your wings
For before I awake
I need a reason to remember

And now my eyes come open
I'm not afraid to be forgotten
I won't be alone
Just take me home
Track Name: Olos
I am not me
I am you
I am not me
I am you
But together we are we
And together we are everything
Everything

Oh, when I look toward you (when I look toward you)
I see a tangled forest (I see a tangled forest)
Of things that come between us (of things that come between us)
The forest is dividing us (the forest is dividing us)
We must lose ourselves to cross it
We must lose ourselves to discover one another

Though it's slow going on ground that is moving
Though it's hard
Though it's slow going on ground that is moving
Though it's hard to leave what is safe
Until you do, you are nothing
And every breath tells you so
Tells you so

A hand is just a hand
And blood is just blood
Do you understand?
Have you been understood?
A hand is just a hand
And blood is just blood
Do you understand?
Have you been understood?
Track Name: Boat Song
I'm in a boat now
The slow, steady current
There's no land in sight
Just an endless ocean
There is nothing to do here
But wait, but wait
I do a lot of sleeping

I do a lot of sleeping
I live in dreams
Dreams of underwater places
Dreams where I'm out of sight

But wait, but wait

Now we're over the water
Waves are trying to catch us
They want to take away this feeling
And as we circle
Above the deepest place, you say,
"Look closer"
You say my name
And I hear my voice everywhere
And I see my face on every wave
So how can I escape?
Track Name: Blueberry
Blueberry
This is the color
I don't want to dream
Icy fingers
In the dark water
The dark water

Blueberry
This is the sound
I taste it on your fingers
Like girls in the summer
In the dark water
The dark water

You leave a stain upon my hand
Sweet sorrows I cannot mend
For a blueberry is white inside
But when it bleeds, it bleeds red

Blueberry
I'm on the ceiling
I'm turning on the light
To escape the feeling
Of the dark hours
The dark water
Track Name: Phantom
If I let go
I am a wanderer
Whatever pulls me close
There I go
And my life runs
Like a dry river
That has no power to pull
And the wind is a dark voice I cannot hear
And the air's a body I cannot feel
I'm the spirit of what is now lost

I could almost laugh
All your buckets of tears
And all your clouds electric
They shatter every thought into fragments
And turn every feeling into sand
All but the spirit of what is now lost
All but the spirit of what is now lost
Track Name: City of the Morning
The city of the morning
Shakes off the dreary purple night
Shakes off the dust of fallen stars
After they dissolve into the light

Underneath this sky
We are trying not to try
Underneath these stars
We are trying not to try
To wake up

The way this light is growing
Reminds a part of me to shine
Though I have no way of knowing
Just what has happened at the time

The way this light is growing
Reminds a part of me to shine
Though I have no way of knowing
Just what has happened at the time

Underneath this sky
We are trying not to try
Underneath these stars
We are trying not to try
Underneath these rooftops
We are trying not to try
To wake up
Track Name: Disappearance
Last night
You were in my dream again
I was dancing with a ghost in the rain
He swore to be my friend
His eyes were made
Of poisoned amber
And I believed him
Because I wanted to

Sometimes still
I can feel
Your headlights
On the back of my head
Those eyes
Of poisoned amber

Now I'm waiting
Alone on this corner
When the sky gets dark
I wonder if you're near
A hiss of breath
Across my shoulder
Sends a shiver through my skin
I better go in

Oh and sometimes still
I can feel
Your presence like a knife
That pulls at my skin
Again
Oh, I better go in
I better go in
Track Name: Voices in a Bottle
Let's go back to the water
Back into, into the bottled up spring
Listen to, to the sounds
Water grows out of bounds
Listen to, to the water
Listen to, voices in a bottle

Flowers grow near my water
Flowers grow by my sun and
And they know what she's talkin' about
They're right here when she opens her mouth

And we're already listening, and we're
Already opening up, and we're
All ready, no more waiting
No more waiting, wading through the water
Through the water

And it's already up to our ankles
And it's already up to our knees
And it's already up to our hips
It's up to our wrists
It's up to our shoulders
To our shoulders

Let's go back to the water
Back into, into the bottle
Into the bottle
Into the bottle....
Track Name: Soul Secrets
I am
Yes within me
I know days in and days out
Soul secrets are free

I am
If I
What if
I start over again