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(James Senior)

She’s faster than you think on ice
She’s fatal too, you don’t look twice.
Skating high in darkest shades
Pressing on four silver blades.

Louche nails caress the air
Quiet mind, a guarded lair
A line, serpentine
Crossing over she looks my way

Rocket lips, ruby red,
Shining black, tawdry head
It’s said she doesn’t breathe
So grant the diva this reprieve
Magnificent. Magnificent.
She’s tight, close in spin
and then Magnificent.


from Motel Queens, track released March 25, 2016
James Senior



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The Canary Birds Marquette, Michigan

The Canary Birds is a haunting sound from the Northern forests of Lake Superior. The songs are about micro emotional peaks in the forgotten towns of the Great Lakes.

The musical style is the tradition of baritone singers like David Bowie Scott Walker and Nick Cave. The sonic atmospheres is like Portishead, Massive Attack and Mike Oldfield.
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