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Here Comes the Monster

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"Here Comes the Monster" was inspired by The American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Ocean Life.

www.amnh.org

This is the first installment of a new song project: Exhibit.

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks I will spend time in a New York City museum. Within one week's time, I will compose and record a song inspired by the visit.

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HERE COMES THE MONSTER

Here comes the monster so ready yourself
A cupful of ashes, a knife in your belt
Here comes an answer that I harpooned
Dragged it to deck now, so we should know soon

No not another lie from me or you

Oh no it's coming round just like you said
Can't keep my promises, can't keep my head
I'll bring the gunpowder you bring the lead

Crossed up my fingers and let the cord rip
With barely a whisper we set you adrift
You might not come back love, but what if you do?
Hammers and torches just waiting for you

No not another lie from me or you

Oh no it's coming round just like you said
Can't keep my promises, can't keep my head
I'll bring the gunpowder you bring the lead

How can you lie when you're about to die

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from EXHIBIT, track released December 4, 2012
Written and recorded, at home all alone, by Jenny Owen Youngs

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Jenny Owen Youngs Los Angeles, California

Singer, songwriter, and natural history enthusiast Jenny Owen Youngs grew up in the forests of northern New Jersey and now spends much of her time writing with and for other artists in Los Angeles and working on her next record. She has toured extensively in the US and Europe, and her songs have been heard on Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Suburgatory, and Switched at Birth. ... more

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