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We’re okay in the night
With clear strength in our blood

You kneel above me as if in a nest
I pray to you in song
Singing along

You watch over me
Sweet sick bird
I’m cracked through this shell
I let the egg run through your fingers
Through your hair

The others melt away
People fall away and leave
Leaving you and me in the room
Me in the wooden nest you protect


from Stratospherical, released March 6, 2012
Ajda the Turkish Queen: vocals, piano, melodica
Tony Savarino: electric guitar
Rich Cortese: electric bass guitar
Brian Viglione: drums

Recorded by Danny Gold at NEIA & Martin Bisi at BC Studio
Mixed by Martin Bisi at BC Studio
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering NYC


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