calling down the moon

from a fire in the dimming light by the Nabokov Project

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When we were in the alley
We found our heart strings
We tripped through your doorway
And crawled inside
There’s something wrong with November
It breaks us down
Cursed bottles and ring fingers
It breaks us down

We lived in a dirty city
It kept our hearts
Soot stains and the midnight sirens
We slept entwined

Gunshots and the open windows
It broke us down
Our lives in plastic bags
It blew us ‘round

If you were to tell me years ago
We’d be sitting here alone
The night we called the moon/down
To the carpet in your room

Wish I could forget half/of/everything
In this life there’s too much time
And I can’t recall anything
Except your whispers in the dark

I look down the empty hallway
Night has set in
Shadows dance on the quiet walls now
Sleep rushes in
We’re cut by the January
It tears us down
Cursed bottle and ring fingers
It pulls us down


from a fire in the dimming light, released January 2, 2020


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the Nabokov Project Appleton, Wisconsin

Formed in a basement in Eau Claire, WI in 1998 (2 doors down from "third and lake it burnt away" from Bon Iver's "Holocene"), the Nabokov Project is the work of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist m gargo.

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