The Window Washer's Daughter

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the window washer’s daughter takes lots of pills
she slips out at night with twenty-dollar bills
the long beaded locks on the head of his little girl
all tied into knots where there once were curls
evening air clings to their shirts and their hair
as they lay in separate beds a solitary pair
but he laid awake listening to her sleep
as she danced in her dreams to electronic beats
he slipped into a well where moss ran up the sides,
where deep dark secrets like slimy creatures lie
he lost his mind, he lost all his will
he put all his heart on a cold window sill
she’s so high, so light she flies out through the window
past the buildings and forests down to the seaside
and she splashes in the water and drowns in the waves
he watches his daughter get washed away
he wakes with the sun the dew at the dawn
he looks out his window and lets out a yawn
he looks for his girl between a bear and a bed
‘neath the shelf full of books and stories that he’d read her
but he knows she’ll be gone to another man’s arms,
where pain meets pleasure meets dull-eyed charm
she says I’m so high, so light I fly out the window
past buildings and forest and down to the sea
I splash in the water and drown in the waves
and I’m sorry my father but I’m washing away


from Sultans So Old So Cold, released April 15, 2014
Matt McInnis - Guitar, Vocals
Michael McInnis - Synth
Annika Earley - Vocals
Charlotte Royer - Vocals
Michael Burd - Bass
Saeko Nishimura - Accordion
Robby Coffin - Guitar



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Sea for Miles Portland, Maine

Sea For Miles is a Portland, Maine, based experimental folk band.

Matt McInnis- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Joe Perullo- Drums

Craig Reynolds- Electric Guitar

Tanner Olin Smith- Bass
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