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it was Spring when the robins came
making their nest at her window
building life while the soul inside
struggled to stay alight

“make room, make room”
we had no ritual

but i chose to believe
when this all started
i chose to believe in
Love what you leave is a heart on fire
a tongue and a wind and a dove

oh Priestess of Hospice
oh Holy Ativan
an you purify?
can you canonize?

soon it became quite clear
we couldn’t hold her here
nothing to do but watch
as the robins flocked

oh, where i’d go for your Holy Ghost!

i understand you now
the fire has burned me out
a Rosetta Stone for the pain: translating

“make room, make room”
we had no ritual

i chose to believe
when this all started
i chose to believe in Love
your legacy is a heart on fire
a tongue and a wind and a dove

“make room, make room
for the new rituals”

it was May when the robins strayed
slamming themselves at her window
making room for her soul to move
up and out
out of the house

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from the Republic of Heaven, released January 1, 2005

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The Endless Los Angeles, California

The Endless are a husband-and-wife folktronica duo from Los Feliz, CA, mixing haunting female vocals and electronic shoegaze and dreampop sensibilities while evoking such artists as Florence + The Machine, Bat For Lashes, and Imogen Heap. Their four albums have been met with worldwide critical acclaim and they are hard at work on a new album for release in 2015. ... more

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