Cicada (A Collection)

by Jenny Berkel

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    On November 19, 2015, Jenny Berkel is releasing a special, limited edition EP: Cicada, a collection of songs recorded throughout the last two years. Cicada is an intimate look into Berkel’s world, featuring an array of special guests like Daniel Romano, the Weather Station and Michael Feuerstack.

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released November 19, 2015

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Jenny Berkel

“Enthralling, starkly beautiful and poetic.” Since releasing her debut album, Here on a Wire, Jenny Berkel has been intoxicating listeners with her evocative songs and voice. Her consistent touring both on her own and with Daniel Romano's band has garnered fans throughout the world. Onstage, her ability to hush and draw in a crowd dances across the line between concert and poetry reading. ... more

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Track Name: How Red the Bloom
June grew long. I listened for the cicada when all along, the sun was held inside you like a
stone holds heat - the memory of something good.

Summer rain. The wet that holds the pavement before fading (like winter is forgotten) and so far away, you’re listening for words I sent to you.

How red the bloom that comes from deep inside of you
How blue the moon that comes from all the seas in you

In the street, I watch how people say goodbye to those they need. They speak it all from shiny eyes in weighted heat, we cut through it like children half asleep.

Dark falls. I see you in the window with a furrowed brow, I walk a little closer till I see just how
you always want to find a better way.

How red the bloom that comes from deep inside of you
How blue the moon that comes from all the seas in you

How red the bloom
How blue the moon
How red the bloom
How blue the moon
Track Name: Love is a Dark Thing
Where are you going, on foot or on wing?
Feathered and weary in your wandering
I've kept a quiet place here for you
It's all I could do

Up with the crackle of radio news
Up with the creak in the wood as you move
I dreamt a year disappeared in one night
Time was unwinding

Love is a pale thing darkened by dreaming
Love is a soft thing sharpened by seeing
Love is a light thing lifted by sighing
Love is a dark thing

How do you listen, in dusk or at dawn?
Do you hear more when the daylight is gone?
I've spoken thousands of words just for you
It's all I could do

I know how your hand holds the pen to your jaw
I know how your fingers will curve toward thought
You are a question I keep for myself
All this unwinding

Love is a pale thing darkened by dreaming
Love is a soft thing sharpened by seeing
Love is a light thing lifted by sighing
Love is a dark thing