Blood Bear

from Silver Recovery by Annika Bentley

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Blood Bear

Your blood is moving slow, and thickly so.
Your blood oh it is glancing to and fro and it will not let go.
I've got a bear in my heart and he is telling me it's time, you know,
to say goodbye to the pulse and the aching, squeezing flow.

In this blood are the seeds you've sown, a field of veins you raked and hoed.
But the open flood, oh it never comes, you're dry and scorched,
you bless the crows.
Here comes that bear for my heart,
he's marching chamber dirges as he grows.
Goodbye goodbye, goodbye goodbye,
we count it down, we count it down to zero.

Goodbye, I know.

I'd heal your blood, our stars and cells were made to dance,
to light our way and keep us close.
We hum, we flame, we shine, we shake,
we resonate and then we go.
Here comes that bear for my heart, he is steady dragging as a stone.
He enfolds me in his loving arms, we bow our heads, he takes me home.

I know that bear in my heart, we're symbiotic, toe to toe.
We are resting here in the still of time, a single beat, a final stroke.

Goodbye, I know, goodbye.
That's how strong my love is, that's how strong my love is.


from Silver Recovery, released December 21, 2018
Annika Bentley: vocals & piano
Otto Hauser: drum set & percussion
Keith Parkins: bass
Greg Townson: electric guitar

Written & Produced by Annika Bentley
Mixed & Mastered by T.J. Lipple
Engineered by Keith Parkins

Recorded by Annika Bentley in Rochester, NY. Drum set & percussion recorded by Tyler Wood at Sauce Farm Studio in Catskill, NY. Electric guitar recorded by Greg Townson in Rochester, NY.

Artwork by Margaret Farmer
Photography by Keith Parkins
Design by Darryl Norsen

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Photo by Keith Parkins

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