Live at Cowan Chapel

by RAINBOW STAR

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1.
Blue Skies 03:36
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
2.
Dyin' 02:56
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
3.
Mermaid Song 04:26
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
4.
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
5.
Slow 06:54
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
6.
Sun Song 03:19
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
7.
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
8.
Berea 05:34
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 Chorus

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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

feminist folk punk artist RAINBOW STAR brings brutally feminist, witchy af 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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