I wanted to wake you, It seemed you had a bad dream.
What with the way you sweat and shook,
what with how terrible you looked,
and you were swollen at your seams.
And I had just sewn you up,
put you to bed and then I tucked you in.
But we're just full of these tremors and quakes.
It doesn't matter if we're asleep or awake.
Like giving birth to something everyday
that was just born to perish and decay.
But do the dreams hide in thte folds?
Where they're forgotten unless written down or told
I wanted to know you but I wasn't even close.
You see there's something there that's broke.
A little flower that gets choked from sun and air
by the weeds that grow easily,
they just pop up you didn't even plant the seed.
And here I tended and toiled like a fool.
I thought to survive tht's what we had to do
but now I know that you don;t have to work.
you could always just settle for what's in the dirt.
God I want to break through but i just keep hitting walls,
the little bird hits glass and falls,
and was she trying to fly to her reflection?
And if it had been a real bird,
I'm sure she would've know to swerve.
She would've loved me for my nerve.
i had a dream I was in the woods,
shimmering snow and shimmering birds.
Silver feathers glowing blue and green,
and they were birds that I had Never Before Seen,
I Had Never Before Seen.
Lightnin' Seed is Brenna Sahatjian and Mark Gunnery. They sing songs about herbs, storms, and natural phenomena. They are both members of the Riot Folk Collective and are DIY herbalists, artists, and writers.