Pressed Between the Pages

from by Landlord's Daughter

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Alice is singing in the garden
a host of wild flowers at her feet
and when she dances they are trampled
as her sisters start in with the harmony

Alice is reading in the schoolyard
her ringlets taken by the breeze
she sees the words, she sees the pictures
she sees him watching from the boundary of trees

one day Alice noticed she was older
in the looks of all the people in the street
she knew for sure her world was of a transitory nature
built on brittle smiles and dirty dreams

Alice is standing in her garden
her image captured by machine
now on a hundred thousand postcards
she’s staring out from glossy magazines

and if she’s tired she don’t show it
down in the hole she never has to dream
the bottle whispers, “Drink, honey, let's get smaller"
then she fades till just her smile remains

another night of bad intentions,
another night of syncopated sleep
and Alice still the same, pressed between the pages
suffocating you can't hear her plea
burn the book and let her have some peace .
you can break the glass and end this misery.


from the Passengers, released May 21, 2012
Music by Sean Michael Robinson. Lyrics by Sean Michael Robinson and Alma Garcia De Lilla.

Mitch Ebert-- drums, backing vocals
Alma Garcia De Lilla-- lead vocal
Chad Lindhorst-- electric bass
Christy Mooers-- violin, violin solo
Sean Michael Robinson-- backing vocals, guitars, guitar solo

Jonathan Spruance--wurli

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."

—Line Out, The Stranger
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