An Ark

by Kim Tillman

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I am a tree blossomed with apologies and sometimes I can't breathe into the wind against my face I am afraid of the attention that I'm paid and sometimes I can't sing though I'm sitting on your stage It's a travesty you won't sing with me cause I'm all alone alone in the light I am a fraud all alone with my God though I pray and I pray I've got nothing to say (though I pray and I pray... I've got nothing to say) It's a travesty you won't sing with me cause I'm all alone alone in the light
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Glacier 02:51
I am a glacier framed by a lonely golden sea no one exists here to brave the cold and hold on to me occasionally, a sailboat might wander my way and continue on by God and the waves I am a sailboat adrift on a choppy wide sea there's nobody out here to come rescue me with rain pouring down we can't turn around and then the sky opens wide to push us aside I am a wave I am a wave I'm an original creation in this living population of souls and I swear my hand to God sometimes I just don't know where to go
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I'm not one to tell the truth but for you I'd do anything you want me to anything you want me to I don't know I don't know the lengths I'd go for you to know what's true I'm totally in love with you it's sometimes hard to know what's right but at the end of every night I want your body pressed against my side it always lights me up inside you can have you can have my skin and all the smaller parts within you can have you can have my skin and all the smaller parts within
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These Games 01:53
If, for example, you can't be what I want, I won't be tricked into loving what you got it's a shame you're playing these games I could pretend that i miss you when you're gone act like it wasn't a party all night long I shoulda known I shoulda known I shoulda known you'd prefer the lies I'm not keeping a place somewhere deep down inside for you unwilling to tear any real love apart for you I don't think you see there is no you and me there's a reason you get picked last in kickball you're not the weakest link you're the pitfall you're a blackhole, a vacuum steady to get yourself smacked soon I don't love you I don't like you I'm not doing this to spite you but despite you I'm okay I'm okay (whistling solo!) If for example you can't be what I want I won't be tricked into loving what you got it's a shame you're playing these games
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Lightweight 01:30
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Zoo Song 02:57
I met you at the zoo you were in front of the bears and the lions too when you made fun of the monkeys I already knew I wanted to try some monkey business with you I met you at the park just strolling around till the sky got dark you were walking your dog and feeding the ducks and I thought to myself that's one man i'd like to-- (no, no no no no) I met you at the cafe just sipping your latte with nothing to say when you looked up at me from over your scone I knew right away that you wanted to take me home I met you for the last time walking out of my door and slipping your hand from mine you looked up at the sky and down at your shoes and I knew from then on that I needed to sing the blues
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Lullaby 02:57
It's a fucking miracle that I'm alive today You can thank the coward inside of me they tested out new medication with lethal side effects The fantasy of living rarely meets my expectations and the dreams I have of dying exceed all limitation I can see the tragedy in breathing through the night I keep my body tired so that there's less of a fight The fantasy of living rarely meets my expectations and the dreams I have of dying exceed all limitation this was meant to be a lullaby with a kiss I can sleep through night...
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Constantly 01:56
I am constantly introducing myself to you and then I run away By the grace of our kind and unmerciful God we are here to stay I've put a knife in the back of a lover or two I am a wild dog anxious to dig for the bones in you I've taken this train to the end of the track and there's nothing after that It's plain to my hands but my heart makes demands so unreasonable I am constantly introducing myself to you and then I run away We've erased all our gods and thrown them away still we kneel to pray I've put a knife in the back of a lover like you I am a wild dog anxious to dig for the bones in you I've taken this train to the end of the track and there's nothing after that It's plain to my hands but my heart makes demands so unreasonable (unreasonable) I am constantly introducing myself to you and then I run away
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I met you at the zoo you were in front of the bears and the lions too when you made fun of the monkeys I already knew I wanted to try some monkey business with you I met you at the park just strolling around till the sky got dark you were walking your dog and feeding the ducks and I thought to myself that's one man i'd like to-- (no, no no no no) I met you at the cafe just sipping your latte with nothing to say when you looked up at me from over your scone I knew right away that you wanted to take me home I met you for the last time walking out of my door and slipping your hand from mine you looked up at the sky and down at your shoes and I knew from then on that I needed to sing the blues & The rain that strikes the window pane falls bundled up I await your phone call when your voice crackles on the other end I feel like hallelujah and amen

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released May 30, 2014

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Kim Tillman California

Kim Tillman is a SF Bay Area-based singer/songwriter and classical guitar player. She is the lead singer of band Tragic Gadget and part of the duo Kim Tillman & Silent Films.

Outside of her regular live performances, her songs have been featured in television and film. Armed with a honey-velvet voice and razor sharp lyrics, she aims simply to move you.
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