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Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
  • Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
  • Joanna Newsom
  • Joanna Newsom & the Ys Street Band
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Joanna Newsom - Clam Crab Cockle Cowrie (Ys Street Band Version)

I do as I please
Now I’m on my knees
Your skin is something that I stir into my tea
And I am watching you
and you are starry, starry, starry

Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
  • Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
  • Joanna Newsom
  • The Milk-Eyed Mender
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Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie - Joanna Newsom

I don’t feel comfortable declaring that I have a favorite Joanna Newsom song, but if I were to ever do that this would break the top 3. Ok, top 5. Ok they’re all tied for number 1.

I do as I please
Now I’m on my knees
Your skin is something that I stir into my tea
And I am watching you
and you are starry, starry, starry
and I’m tumbling down, and I check a frown
Well, just look around
It’s why I love this town
just see me serenaded hourly! celebrated sourly!
dedicated dourly; waltzing with the open sea
Clam, crab, cockle, cowrie
will you just look at me?

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there are some mornings when the sky looks like a road

there are some dragons who were built to have and hold

and some machines are dropped from great heights lovingly

and some great bellies ache with many bumblebees

(and they sting so terribly)

i do as i please,

But now i’m on my knees

Your skin is something that i stir into my tea

(joanna newsom–clam crab cockie cowrie)

Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
  • Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
  • Joanna Newsom
  • The Milk-Eyed Mender
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that means no
where i come from
i am cold, out waiting for the day to come
i chew my lips, and i scratch my nose
feels so good to be a rose

oh, don’t, don’t you lift me up
like i’m that shy, no no no no no,
just give it up

there are bats all dissolving in a row
into the wishy-washy dark that will not let go
and i will not let go
and so i thank the lord
and i thank his sword
though it be mincing up the morning, slightly bored

o morning, without warning, like a hole
and i watch you go

there are some mornings when the sky looks like a road
there are some dragons who were built to have and hold
and some machines are dropped from great heights, lovingly
and some great bellies ache with many bumblebees
(and they sting so terribly)

i do as i please, now i’m on my knees
your skin is something that i stir into my tea
and i am watching you
and you are starry, starry, starry
and i’m tumbling down, and i check a frown

well just look around, it’s why i love this town
just see me serenaded hourly! celebrated sourly!
dedicated dourly
waltzing with the open sea
clam, crab, cockle, cowrie
oh, will you just look at me?

Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
  • Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
  • Joanna Newsom
  • Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band EP
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clam, crab, cockle, cowrie - joanna newsom (EP version)

there are some mornings when the sky looks like a road
there are some dragons who were built to have and hold
and some machines are dropped from great heights lovingly
and some great bellies ache with many bumblebees
they sting so terribly