Handprints in the Applesauce

from by Landlord's Daughter

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Your handprints in the applesauce
a little bit of glass
a clue, some fraction of a grand design
that broke and disappeared with all the rest

your handprints in the applesauce
a sign, a sin or something less
the things we leave are left to us
as we push about this complicated mess
as we learn to leave the ones we love the best

the sky is clear and uncomplicated
your lips are chapped and dry
the swarm of strings just punctuation
for the understated, oversold goodbye

your hand prints in the applesauce
once buttressed by the jar
I could not clean it up or put it back together
cause it's flecked with dirt and filled with tiny shards

I do not mean this figuratively
it used to have a shape
a single blow has turned it over
now all that's left is implicating space
now all that's left is implicating space


from the Passengers, released May 21, 2012
Mitch Ebert-- drums, piano, piano solo
Alma Garcia De Lilla-- violin, backing vocals, first violin solo
Chad Lindhorst-- electric bass
Christy Mooers-- violin, backing vocals, second violin solo
Sean Michael Robinson-- lead vocals, guitars, organ, guitar solo

Written by Sean Michael Robinson.
Engineered by Chad with Sean. Mixed by Sean.
Produced by Sean and Landlord's Daughter.



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Landlord's Daughter Seattle, Washington

"The violin and guitar work on the album are impeccable..."
"The Passengers isn't a rock musical, per se, but the album certainly strikes that chord. In the vein of the Decemberists' The Hazards Of Love (though a little less gruesome), Landlord's Daughter are melodious, theatrical storytellers."

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