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Kristin Hersh
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(written by Kristin Hersh)

My lipgloss froze off
Outside the airport
On a hard bench
Beside a dingy Santa
I searched every face
What are you?
Animated soft tissue
Shifting neuropeptides
A social pyromaniac
A plate-spinner
And it's smoky around you
I can hardly breathe
I watched your eyes go dark
I saw them look blank
I wasn't there
I saw it in pictures after the fact
And it's smoky around you
I can hardly breathe

CASH Music

Guitar Tab (courtesy of Red Eyes)

- Crooked Beginnings, 2010

- "This song was written under water.
On my last tour, our bus broke down and left us stranded in Idaho for a few days. When my band members and I finally arrived at a hotel, we were at first too dirty and disoriented to mind that we were either trapped in our rooms watching bad t.v. or trapped in the hotel lobby with sports fans and evangelist types. It got old fast, however and so did living on complimentary apples from the front desk.
I took refuge in the pool where it was quiet, swimming laps for days. Under the green, hyper-chlorinated water I began to time trip back to a winter night at Logan airport where I sat on a bench in the cold for hours, waiting to be rescued, as I was doing now. This is how songs work; they take your life stories and mix them up because, like old relatives and unconditional lovers, they really don't care about getting it right, they just care.
When Mudrock suggested we throw a KH solo song down for CASH during the recent 50FootWave recording session in LA, I knew this was the song. Rob Ahler's emotional drumming is somehow wintry, Mudrock's production anthemic without pretense.
Love, Kristin"

Fireworks for you in the ozone snow.