This Stubborn Glacier

by Kate Powell

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released February 22, 2015

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Kate Powell Santa Fe, New Mexico

Public radio reporter/junior producer making jams on the side.

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Track Name: Tunnel of Love
my first time down the tunnel i was coached through it
gloved hands on my back pushing me into it
all i had to say was i want to do it
and there it was for me to slip into it

i'll spend this time with you before we do it
practicing knots before we gaze unto it
testing our headlamps in a lesser darkness
making agreements as we check our harness

if i had faith before beneath its surface
now i have something more than faith
and if i do say now i want to do it
no rough hands on my back, just rope between my legs
Track Name: Of Age
I will climb
this stubborn glacier
to prove that I
am of age

While you are gone
to your meeting of the minds
I'll pet the doors to quiet them
I'll take the pins out of the hinges
Track Name: Ars
I shall not name
the months as though we all mean
the same things by them

Forbidden also
are the days of the week
in place of feelings
with names of their own

Never will I
make a song called Caroline
the world has suffered enough
for those three syllables

I have been kissed
by gentle Euterpe
I'll tell the whole truth
I will not be lazy

Nor shall I make
explicit reference
to the fact that a song
is going on

Never will I
make a song with "song" in its title
or any of the following words:
sad, heart, waltz, today, yesterday

For I have been touched
by the hand of sweet Euterpe
I will give no cause
for her to forsake me
Track Name: Portail d'amour
les doigts croisés
en dessous du comptoir de concierge

les yeux fixes sur la porte
tambour

c’est comme ça
que tu vas rester
jusqu’au moment où il arrive pour to carry you away

c’est comme ça
que tu va rester
jusqu’au coup de foudre

i’m lookin’ for the girl
who crossed my heart
on a tightwire
i’m looking for the girl
who crossed the ocean
on a telephone wire

i’m lookin’ for my girl
i’m lookin’ for my girl
i’m looking for the girl
who crossed my heart
on a tightwire

tes yeux fixes
sur le portail d’amour
tes yeux fixes
sur le portail d’amour
tes yeux fixes
sur le portail d’amour