Live at Cowan Chapel

by RAINBOW STAR

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Live at Cowan Chapel for A MidWinter Night's Dream, an evening of magical music with Jesse Wilhite.

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released February 27, 2019

Thanks to Rachel D for helping me improve the sound quality of these tracks. <3

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RAINBOW STAR Berea, Kentucky

Acoustic folk punk artist RAINBOW STAR aims to heal all your heart-hurts with music from the Rainbow Sparkle Palace, her tiny home in the Appalachian foothills. Influences include Ani DiFranco, Jolie Holland & Kimya Dawson.

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Track Name: Blue Skies
I was born to leave the city
My heart too fragile there
I ran away somewhere green and pretty
The woods, so quiet and bare

And I was quite alone
A little haunted alone
Until you came along
With your little kitty song
And I knew

Chorus
The only thing that makes me smile is
Blue skies and you
The only thing that makes me smile is
Blue skies and you

Oh you little kitty fluffball, you’re my sweetheart
When I call you’re running from the woods
All the world on me, I can’t breathe but you’re the lightest thing
My dandelion seed

White spring days
My mind all in a haze
Don’t wanna be
No human bean
You come to me
You know what to do
Track Name: Dyin'
I think about dyin’
All the time
But I’m really not
The suicidal kind
Oh, no, I’m thinkin’ about death in a healthy way
Thinkin’ about how realistically
I could die today

Tell my mother
Well, I love her
And feel free to release all them songs
Everybody’s gonna love ‘em now that I’m gone
Tell my sister
Mix my ashes with glitter
And if I don’t make it to the pyramids, girl, you goin’
I don’t care if you don’t wanna go
You’ll thank me later

Somebody please take care of my cats
You know they’re my favorite things in the whole world
And somebody’s gonna really enjoy my tiny house when I go
Don’t miss me, I’ll be floatin’ in the ether
I’ll be swirlin’ around every little thing
And you, and everything you love and know

Well, it’s only winter for a while
That cold won’t last forever
And it’s only summer for a while
And in the sun we’ll be together

I think about dyin’
All the time
But I’m really not
The suicidal kind
Oh, no, I’m thinkin’ about death in a healthy way
Thinkin’ about how realistically
I could die any day
Track Name: Mermaid Song
I used to live in the sea of my mother's body
And there I dreamt so peacefully of all of creation
All of creation
And maybe I regretted having signed on for this again
Not this again

And when came time to be set free
Oh, how I kicked, but I did not scream
Cold and bloody, I did not breathe
I refused to breathe, I refused to breathe
I refused to be one of you
I am an angel, I am a fish
I am a mermaid and I belong in the sea of my mother's body

Somebody said, "We got a sick one."
"Well, hit her!"
"That didn't work."
"Well, stab her!"
"Well, that didn't work."
"Well, hold her. Show her it's a warm place here
It can be good as home.
Show her that here is good as home."

It was the first time I committed suicide
Well, I tried, oh, I tried
I didn't want to wake up
I didn't want to wake up
I didn't want
I didn't want
I didn't want to wake up
I didn't want to wake up
I didn't want
I didn't want

Oh, the moment I was born, said, "Send me back!
I prefer a heart attack to this place.
All the lights, all the bright lights and everyone afraid."

There's a little mermaid who lives in me
And longs only for the sea of my mother's body

The sea of my mother's body
Track Name: Rachelcat (Explicit)
My friend says she’s a nerd but I think she's really cool
Has a garden bigger than all of yours
And I think she’s really cool
She taught me how to play ukulele like this
But she didn't wanna take credit

She always calls ya back when she says she will
And if she can’t, she says she’s sorry
She’s the most stellar listener I’ve ever met
And i’m tellin’ you that’s quite a skill these days

She’s supportive in an unobtrusive way
She’s an artist in every kind of way
She’s really cool

And if you ever find a true friend
You’ll know exactly what i mean
Someone to tell your secrets to
And you know in your heart
They’ll never go, never go, never go anywhere else

And zero judgment
That’s a really important part of friendship

When I get cranky & cry
‘Cause I’m too lazy to feed myself, she says
“Would you like some sausage? It’s organic!
And butternut squash soup
Here’s a little snack to take with you on the road
I’ll even write on it, ‘eat me’
‘Cause I know that you need some help sometimes
I know we all need some help sometimes

When I’m like, “Rachel, I don’t think I can do it”
She calmly tells me
“Step 1, step 2, step 3, you can do it
Here’s how you can”
And then I do it
Sometimes ya just need a helping hand

I’m grateful to have
A true friend in this world
It’s really hard to find and everyone knows I don’t really like that many
People
‘Cause most of them are shitty
So thanks for bein’ a real friend
Thanks for bein’ a really
Fucking
Cool
Artist nerdy lady

I wish everyone could be nerds
Nerds like you
Nerds like us
Track Name: Slow
Just because I never do it
Oh, I wanna take it slow
Though I don’t know how to do it
Oh, I wanna take it slow

Maybe it’s too late
To calm my
Fantastical, magical unicorn heart
Maybe it’s too late
To calm my
Fantastical, magical unicorn heart
Maybe it’s too late

I don’t wanna be another Emily to you
I know that what is fast is cheap these days
I don’t want that
No, I don’t wanna be another muse for some song
I just wanna be your friend

I wanna be down to Earth
Keep both my feet on the ground ‘cause flying
Without a helmet always ends up
Bloody
And I don’t have health insurance

I wanna take it slow
Just ‘cause I never do it
Just because I never do it
I wanna take it slow
Slow

Don’t worry if it seems like I’m a little
Hot
And then cold
It’s just me battling my ego just
Afraid of who I am and who you might be
And who you might think that I am
Track Name: Sun Song
The sun is
The most powerful star I know
And it’s sun who
Gives plants a chance to grow
Ah, feel that heat
Seepin’ through your skin
It fills you up
Til you’re burstin’ love & light from within

Oh all the sun in my eyes
And I’m alright
Oh all the sun in my eyes
And I’m alright

The sun is
The most powerful star I know
And it’s sun who
Makes all of my food grow
And through the rain
She bursts and shines and makes
A magical rainbow
I sing her praise
Sing it out and loud and proud
So you can all know

Oh all the sun in my eyes
And I’m alright
Oh all the sun in my eyes
And I’m alright
Oh all the sun in my eyes
And I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
Track Name: (Wo) Mansplain
I really like to
Interrupt a man
Every chance I can
It is so inspiring
I really like to
Interrupt a man
Every chance I can
It’s very satisfying

I really like to show ‘em who’s boss
Who brought you into the world
Who’ll take you out of it
Out of it
Faster than you can say
White supremacy
And patriarchy
Keep your
Off of me

Some say that we need balance
Everyone gets a voice
Especially men
And I say if you want balance
Then the next ten thousand years we are
Enslaving
Enslaving
Enslaving
Enslaving them

I like to
Interrupt a man
Every chance I can
It is so inspiring
I really like to
Interrupt a man
Every chance I can
It’s very satisfying

I really like to show ‘em who’s boss
Who brought you into the world
Who’ll take you out of it
Out of it
Faster than you can say
White supremacy
And patriarchy
Ooh, trust me

You’ll like to
Interrupt a man
Just try it sometime
You’ll love it, girl, trust me
‘Cause I really like to
Interrupt a man
Every chance I can
It’s very satisfying

I really like to show ‘em who’s boss
Who brought you into the world
Who’ll take you out of it
Out of it
Faster than you can say
White supremacy
And patriarchy
Keep your
Off of me
Track Name: Berea
My daddy named little Pine Valley Drive
It wound ‘round the mountain my first years alive
Well I grew up amid the hills
Down in a valley where our mama raised our food
All in the creek all day, my sisters and me
Oh, we never knew how good, just how good
No, we never knew how good, just how good

(Chorus)
Oh, Berea
In the fertile ground is where they'll lay me down
In the place that I call home
Oh, Kentucky
Don't ya know I'm feelin' pretty lucky when
I'm findin' friends on every street I roam
Oh, sweet home
Home, sweet home

When I was nine, the family business got closed down
And dad heard some whispers from people in town
And I will never forget it, that hot summer day
They called us all round the table, said we're moving away
They called us all round the table, and we're moving away

Chorus

So I grew up in the suburbs, went to college in the city
Did some travelin' overseas, but it didn't sway me
'Cause at the end of the day I ran back to my forest
To my old Kentucky hills, and I never want to leave again


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