Far From Any Road
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From the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows

hidden in the branches of the poison creosote.

She twines her spines up slowly towards the boiling sun,

and when I touched her skin, my fingers ran with blood.

An Interview with Andrew Bird by Rennie Sparks of The Handsome Family

In the song “Eyeoneye” you sing, “No one can break your heart so you break it yourself.” Do we need our hearts broken? 

Well, I think it might be impossible to break one’s own heart but I thought it was worth bringing up as a possibility. We all know that massaging your own shoulders or cutting your own hair doesn’t feel the same as when someone else does it. The idea that one’s heart has to be broken so that one can know love and therefore have lived, that’s sort of a backward way of going at life.

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Rennie Sparks of The Handsome Family came by Morning Shift today to perform a song about a woodpecker.