Pulling at My Skirts

by Jessie Shaffer

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Performed and recorded by Jessie Shaffer in the later half of 2011.

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released November 11, 2011

Thank you to Plastic Shores, for his trombone stylings on Gnarled, and for being so supportive during this process.

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Jessie Shaffer Brooklyn, New York

Jessie Shaffer is a classically trained violinist, self-trained singer, mandolinist, and guitarist whose approach to music making can be both sassy and emotive, with a fondness for dissonance, rich vocal layering and unconventional percussive elements such as pinwheels and knitting needles. Shaffer is currently working on her second solo album, scheduled for release in autumn of 2012. ... more

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Track Name: Arms in Line
I lost my limbs
while you were sleeping
and I couldn't find
where I was to you.
They hid inside
wasn't for safe keeping
stolen arms in line
bending down to you.
I fell in
Wherefore've all my pieces been?
Strung on up, upon your line
Outside
Witness where your folly lies
Twisted up, bound in your mind
Wrapped in time
Never gonna feel your arms bound, wrapped with mine.
I lost my nerve
trustin' only lyin'
painted up so fine
visions real to you.
It broke inside
a whit of what once was
pools of brilliant time
frozen sliced in two.
I fell in
Wherefore've all my pieces been?
Strung on up, upon your line
Outside
Witness where your folly lies
Twisted up, bound in your mind
Wrapped in time
Never never never gonna feel your arms bound, wrapped with mine.
Track Name: The Hour in Tides
For thee
I'd hide
On yonder mountain for two
Years of snow and fortune

The Hour
In Tides
I'd wait them all out with you
As whirlpools who shift do

Never goin' elsewhere to find
Life gone, forsaken, outlyin'
Searchin' every beat to see
What can exceed all I need

For thee
I'd ride
Our words they're sailing forward
Away from storms and fakers

Dear you
Can live
Looking 'round for a new way
Not worryin' now nor another day

Never goin' elsewhere to find
Life gone, forsaken, outlyin'
Searchin' every beat to see
What can exceed all I need

The sea
The air
Will be there
Track Name: Skip the Stone
If you'd like to live freely
you must give
To yourself the love
denied you from above

Death waits upon the stair
fixing you in its glare
When you come for me
I won't reach for thee

(la la la la la la)

Life's game of skip the stone
skims o'er the edge of home
If you loose your grasp
you'll find your life has past
Track Name: Gnarled
And where will I find you?
Over the plains, beyond the dew
With shepherds to guide you
O'er sinking sands they'll guide you through

A gnarled tree, twisting my vision
Better be lacing memories, this desert's new
And where will I find you?
Over the plains, beyond the dew

We came, without a reason for blame
How can life feel the same?
It doesn't matter.

It's true, let's wash this season anew
Look on for a way through?
You can't be bothered.

And where will I find you?
Over the plains, beyond the dew
Track Name: Whisper me now
The leaves
The song
Won't tell me where you've gone
Whisper me now how time flies

The slight
The shift
Won't sell your pretty face
Whisper me now if she sighs

The night
The raft
It's floating near and aft
Whisper me now how hope dies

The shove
The cry
Its well you're dead inside
Whisper me now where hope lies

The leaves
The song
Won't tell me where you've gone
Whisper me now how time flies

Whisper me now how time flies
Whisper me now how time flies
Whisper me now how time flies
Track Name: Pulling at My Skirts
I wanted to wake up
Pulling up the wool from before your eyes
Hoping your jailer would not see me
Blaming the weather for your tell
I won I won I won
I won I won I won
I wish you'd wait for me
Falling far, far from me
I push you, you shove me
(I wish you'd wait for me)
I need you, now I see
(Falling far, far from me)
I looked for a way out to
Find you pulling at my skirts somehow
There's nothing here, here to see
Keeping my bloomers on for now
I won I won I won
I won I won I won
I wish you'd wait for me
Falling far, far from me
I push you, you shove me
(I wish you'd wait for me)
I need you, now I see
(Falling far, far from me)
Track Name: All the While
All the while, while I wanted you
You weren't so far, as far as I knew
Anytime that I needed you, you'd not complain
And I'd pull through

All the while, while I wanted you
You weren't so far