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Reina del Cid

  • The Cooling

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    "The Cooling" recorded live at our favorite record store, Hymies Vintage Records in Minneapolis.

    Thanks so much to string players Kate, Laura, Charles, and Blake for bringing this song to new heights with their beautiful artistry!

    Directed by the extraordinarily talented Dan Huiting.

    Thanks to Dave at Hymies for lending us your awesome space for the evening, and to Brad Matala for the onsite audio recording.

    This song will be on our upcoming record, coming out this May. We're also submitting this to NPR's Tiny Desk contest, so wish us luck!
    UPDATE: http://www.npr.org/blogs/al...

    Players featured:
    Toni Lindgren - guitar
    Zach Schmidt - drums
    Kate Jarvis - violin
    Laura De St Croix - violin
    Charles Asch - cello
    Blake Bonde - upright bass
    Reina del Cid - vocals

    "The Cooling"

    The first thing to go
    it might surprise you to know
    it's not the blood from the muscle
    or the strength from the bone

    Between you and me
    it's the simplest thing
    it's the warmth of the body
    when the soul is at home

    It's the heat
    and you struggle to keep it inside
    but it seems
    it's stealing away in the night

    -
    When you first realized
    that your body had died
    you went to the tunnel
    to wait there alone

    And you stood there for days
    but the light never came
    so you took your poor body
    and you walked it back home

    Now you're popping some pills
    oh to fight back the chill
    and you're picking some flowers
    to help with the stench

    But no manner of blush
    will be quite enough
    to cover the pallor
    that spreads 'cross your skin

    and they said
    that hell would be fire and smoke
    but in the end
    it's this cooling that scares you the most

    -
    There's a pretty young thing
    with a pretty gold ring
    and she talks to you every night
    'cause she don't know you're dead

    And you can't figure how
    when you're walking through town
    no one's noticed the knife
    sticking out of your head

    Now you're living in fear
    that sometime this year
    they will finally notice
    that you're heart doesn't beat

    And they'll dig you a grave
    and they'll put you away
    but you still won't be ready
    you'll grow back like a weed

    Like a weed
    and you wonder what you're waiting for
    'cause it seems
    there's no honor in death anymore Show less
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