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Grief in Exile

by Mariee Sioux

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1.
Black Snakes 05:51
Our skin tied over the drum An elder’s eyes into the woods did run Children tied into the drum A newborn’s tears with the river did run Eagle cries over the drum An ancient seed smiles into the light of the sun While Medusa’s head of black snakes Tears through the loss and what remains Praying while dogs snap between labor pains Empty words spoken again and again The Sacred Hoop broken that we’re trying to mend So we’ll split the light in two we’ll split the light in two So we’ll split the light in two we’ll split the light in two We’ll split the light in two we’ll spit the light in you ya-na-we-na-he-ya-wa-na-he-ne ya-na-we-na-he-ya-wa-na-he-ne-o-a Our men within the drum Spirit ladder starlight the rungs Women feeding the drum Planting kernels of corn awakening has begun Wolf crying over the drum Ancient seeds smile into the light of the sun While Medusa’s head of black snakes Tears through the loss and what remains Praying while dogs snap between labor pains Empty words spoken again and again The Sacred Hoop broken that we’re trying to mend So we’ll split the light in two we’ll split the light in two So we’ll split the light in two we’ll split the light in two We’ll split the light in two we’ll spit the light in you. ya-na-we-na-he-ya-wa-na-he-ne ya-na-we-na-he-ya-wa-na-he-ne-o-a
2.
Baby Wave 03:14
Tried to carry a baby wave To her cradle but she slipped away Even boat arms could not save her From a red coral grave Silence silence an alien silence Crept over the wildlife When you took yours Balance balance earthy balance Fled from our lives When you took yours Violence violence ungodly violence Tore through my mind When you lost yours Held on to all my eels But I lost my feelings To the fated scarabs wings Where iridescent honor rings Silence silence an alien silence Crept over the wildlife When you took yours Balance balance earthly balance Fled from our lives When you took yours Violence violence ungodly violence Tore through my mind When you lost yours
3.
Goose Song 02:27
Where has my goose gone? Down as soft as light of dawn Where did my goose go? Was he lost to blinding snow? Where has my goose flown? Finest gander I have known In this mess again I guess it’s supposed to be A lesson in get lonely And lay by your own side Could you see me call tonight I was pulsing and alive Like beckoning starlight I thought geese mate for life But where has my goose gone? Where did my goose go? Where has my goose flown?
4.
Never Known 02:04
Never known this kind of love Like my heart found her den of cubs Never known this kind of fear The pheasant feels the hunter near Never felt so awake Painfully clear what is a stake Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Ya Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Ya Phoenix in the temple of flames Forgotten from where we came Feathered ash where once were names Become from where we became So remember your honor to cry Spirits can’t drink from dry eyes Remember your honor to grieve The well’s dryer than you’d believe Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Ya Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Ya Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Ya
5.
On a hallowed wind The song of a missing twin I could have sworn that he’d be dead (laid to rest) In a sweet grass and cedar bed (dressed in his best) A child of God an ancient seed smile (all the while) A Grief in exile A Grief in exile Grief in exile Hold on tight and like a child You won’t miss a beat you’ll just skip stones A lioness and a coward My power prowess and prayer My truth feeding in the lair Bloody paws mane of flowers Our powers out magic theirs Our truth feeding in the lair So gather the necessities For a ceremony, Oh life! Only take what you need And learn to give thanks for your time Abalone shells sage and cedar Tend to the coals that feed Imaginations of ether Beat with the arteries That burn with a humble fever Tend to the ones in need Of an honorable griever Bend with the corn and weed out The creeping deceiver All the while Grief in exile Hold on tight and like a child You won’t miss a beat you’ll just skip stones A lioness and a coward My power prowess and prayer My truth feeding in the lair Bloody paws mane of flowers Our powers out magic theirs Our truth feeding in the lair So gather the necessities For a ceremony, Oh life! Only take what you need And learn to give thanks for your time Abalone shells sage and cedar Tend to the coals that feed Imaginations of ether Beat with the arteries That burn with a humble fever Tend to the ones in need Of an honorable griever Bend with the corn and weed out The creeping deceiver
6.
How to forgive Being pushed from the edge of the cliff? How to forget When giving was all I had left? All time is deaf Loss we’ve all heard to expect Blanketed in fig leaf and death Oh, the fleeting caress The end merely a guess Don’t know how to love my way through the fall Don’t know how to rise with the weight of the gall Don’t want to spit out your own tail The vine flowers around endless scales And children were peaking from behind the veil How to forgive Being pushed from the edge of the cliff? How to forget When giving was all I had left? All time is deaf Loss we’ve all heard to expect
7.
And when the spell breaks It might break your fall But when the fall stands The heart’s still at fault Fumble through the day Can’t seep I just lie Starving bleary eyed Electric eels my spine The sweetest birds Just drop in mid flight And I have known you Like snow knows white I have known you Like the bull knows the fight Like snow knows white And all of the webs We swallowed with pride All of my spiders inside Oh I will spin the sun and return with Saturn And I have known you Like fire knows the burn And I will burn true ‘Till seasons lose their turn 'Till seasons lose their turn I will burn through and through So won’t you come along Bring the countless wrongs Promise won’t stay long But stars caught in the web shine Constellation of this life I took myself as my own wife Could no longer leave her behind All my branches they're raven lined All my smartest birds gone blind Oh but the wing of love’s feathers light Up my unborn song inside All my planets they sing inside With my unborn's song inside da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da dum And when the spell breaks It might break your fall But when the fall stands The heart’s still at fault Fumble through the day Can’t seep I just lie Starving bleary eyed Electric eels my spine And the sweetest birds Just drop in mid flight And I have known you Like snow knows white I have known you Like the bull knows the fight Like snow knows white
8.
I’ve bathed in the yarrow and the rose Remember it’s not just babies that grow Though they might hold the miricale first breath Air’s not the only beginning you’ll know Trickster we slip into the old ways And with your crooked ears we play Coyote with the Flowering Heart Can’t even tell my own selves apart And the catalyst shows As a belly with your own Honest as an oak As sudden as flash flooding Obsessive as smoke Remote as the Dead Sea So embarassing I’ll still be your coat In colder than below zero I’ll try and act normal Waiting for her Running off would be the cruelest herb Forgot I knew just how to be heard Coyote with the Flowering Heart Bouquet your veins till death do you part Happiness an Invisible horse Someone please feed that strong beast before All we have left are motherless foals In soft bales of hay Miracles unfold And the catalyst shows As a belly with your own Honest as an oak As sudden as flash flooding Obsessive as smoke Remote as the Dead Sea So embarrassing I’ll still be your coat In colder than below zero I’ll try and act normal Waiting for her
9.
This love Like water of life Fell for the summer Home in each other We’ll finally be safe for winter We nursed an infant stream Headwaters crystalline I knew you survived this time Sucked stones dry for the divine Might have rose a thousand lives To meet this ocean wide With this love Like water That might frost over anger Like this childless night Be born to remember We nursed an infant stream Headwaters crystalline I knew you survived this time Sucked stones dry for the divine Might have rose a thousand lives To meet this ocean wide And in the vision Black snakes Headless and hollow Hang from the soul’s gate Twins shriek in unison The language of the land does follow And bison like mountains Blooming with Foxglove Circle around the calves of love Hallowed dove I found you Not a moment too soon This love Like water of life Fell for the summer Home in each other We’ll finally be safe for winter
10.
My Birds 05:36
Empty Where she once filled a void in my home But It’s ok I’ll live while alone circles the womb Afraid of the "we" But I’m still standing while the rock in my hand turns to dust I’m still breathing while the air in my lungs falls like sand And I’m still needing the generous love of my man And I’m still weaving this life with iridescent strands And we’re all fucking nuts but the future still depends on us Mourning birds they bring in the dawn, the dawn’s unfolding wings My birds they bring in the dawn, the dawn's unfolding wings My birds they sing for the dawn, the dawn's unfolding wings But I’m still standing while the rock in my hand turns to dust I’m still breathing while the air in my lungs falls like sand And I’m still needing the generous love of my man And I’m still weaving this life with iridescent strands And we’re all fucking nuts but the future still depends on us Mourning birds they bring in the dawn, the dawn’s unfolding wings My birds they bring in the dawn, the dawn's unfolding wings My birds they sing for the dawn, the dawn's unfolding wings Alive, Alone, still got my bones Alive, Alone, can still cast shadows Alive, Alone, won’t my love come home? Alive, Alone, still got my songs Alive, Alone, I can still turn stones Alive, Alone, a void in my home Alive, Alone, avoiding my home While my birds they bring in the dawn My birds they bring in the dawn My birds they sing for the dawn my birds they sing for the dawn The dawn’s unfolding wings

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Grief in Exile is Mariee Sioux's 3rd full length record, recorded in the Spring of 2018 in Bolinas, Nevada City, and Los Angeles California. It is set to be released in June of 2019.

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released June 7, 2019

All songs written by Mariee Sioux
Engineered by Tim Ramsey (Mandolin by Tom Menig)
Produced by Mariee Sioux, Kacey Johansing and Tim Ramsey
Mixed and Mastered by Oz Fritz @ Ancient Wave Studios, Nevada City, CA
Album art and design by Jaclyn Tobia
Fonts by Jeremiah Conte (@fleasmokey Instagram)
Polaroid photos by Fin
Insert poster art by Bubzee (@Bubzeeart Instagram)
Poster lyrics layout and Datura Stramonium sketches by Jaclyn Tobia

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Mariee Sioux Nevada City, California

Mariee Sioux was raised in Northern California and is of Indigenous and Polish Hungarian ancestry. She prefers to be known as an abstract storyteller and a voice for the natural world and trials of humanity through song. Shes been sharing songs for over 15 years. Her songs have been described as medicinal, hallucinatory, and haunting, with a trance like performance. ... more

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