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In a secret place
I held your face
With every fallen tear I'd taste
The salty streams
The flowed from dreams'
Sweet reservoirs that time depletes.

From empty fields
Rose worlds unreal
That towered over mortal fears.
Great walls of trees
A kingdom between
Where giants roamed and dragons feast.

We rode the waves
To higher planes
Where seraphs held the snakes at bay
The flood gave way to vibrant shades
You put the color in my face
In a secret place.

I'd never known
We'd one day fold
Into the shadows of our own.
Our roads would bend
Arced by the hands
Of fates too wise to understand

With thunder came
White sheets of rain
That flushed the pink out from your face.
A kingdom lost
I couldn't reclaim
A wilted fern adorns a grave
In a secret place
In a secret place
In a secret place.

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from Maps of Outer Space, released December 15, 2016

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Elmer and the Ceramic Trees Janesville, Wisconsin

Conceived in the summer of 2012 by Janesville, Wisconsin singer-songwriter Robbie Haas, Elmer and the Ceramic Trees blend the lush melodies of bands like The Beatles and Big Star with the doom-and-gloom pop of The Cure and The Smiths, the college rock jangle of REM and The Replacements, and the big choruses of u2 and Arcade Fire, to form a style of indie pop that is both catchy and honest. ... more

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