The Pusher

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The Pusher he pushes the air in my chest
And he pulls up the wind to blow through my breast
And he reaches his arm down my silent windpipe
And he pulls out the sound of the old riot life.

Oh, oh, now don’t you think to make me stop and dream would give me one last try?
If the reason is right I’ll give you just tonight to make these words see light.

So he pushes a pen towards my dying right hand.
But it’s no use at all, my mind’s aching.
But then with two solemn fingers of gold
He pulls out a word that lay silent and cold.

Oh, oh, now don’t you think to make me stop and dream would give me one last try? If the reason is right I’ll give you just tonight to make these words see light.

Calls me back from the dead
Gently lifts my lowered head
Pulls me out of bed

So he gives me a sheet from the skin of his teeth
And a pen of his blood, so I write what I see.
And the word in his hand that’s been deep in my chest
And the fear all along, well it stopped up the rest.

Oh, oh, now don’t you think to make me stop and dream would give me one last try?
If the reason is right I’ll give you just tonight to make these words see light.

credits

from How Not to be Alone, released March 25, 2014
AK - Lead vocals, Piano
Hajnal Pivnick - Violin
Lindsey Cosgrove - Clarinet, Flute
Carl Limbacher - Upright Bass
Ross Marshall - Drums

Produced by Renato Milone in Brooklyn, NY 2013

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AK New York

AK is a powerful new voice on the New York music scene. Formerly a trained opera singer and a traditional folk singer, AK found her own voice writing about her life on the east coast. Removed from her native California she discovered a love of seasons, deep wonder at the power of winter, wind and rain and the new bonds that form during hurricanes and floods. ... more

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