Music From The Rainbow Sparkle Palace: Volume I

by RAINBOW STAR

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1.
Mermaid Song 03:31
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
2.
Pyramid Song 04:32
I wanna go to Egypt Not the modern-day kind Not the kind I can travel to from no jet plane I can get there from my bedroom but I wanna be there To kiss the pyramid I wanna lie in a sarcophagus Wanna wanna lie in a sarcophagus I wanna eat the sand Feel the grit between my teeth As my ancestors did, I swear Give me a DNA test, I'm there Don't tell me it's not safe for a woman these days 'Cause I wanna die in the pyramid I wanna die in the pyramid I wanna die in the pyramid Some say it's a proper death for a servant to a pharaoh Some say it's an honorable death for a servant to the pharaoh I wanna die in the pyramid With sand between my teeth And wings on my back I wanna die in the pyramid I've got a straight shot to Orion He was always my protector Now I can join him in the sky With our swords sheathed There is never a fight Some say it's a proper death for a servant to a pharaoh
3.
Ophiuchus 04:08
Ophiuchus (music and lyrics by Rainbow Star) My love was a snake one time My love was a bear He was purely numb inside We were such a tragic pair, I tell you We were such a tragic pair ‘Cause my love’s deep and my love’s wide My love’s truly there And bless the man who thinks he can handle the power of love I share Oh brother, can you handle what I share Chorus He’s his own kind of nightmare Running through the field naked And they’re catching up too quickly for him to breathe There he goes into the river where they’re never going to find him No they’re never going to find him in his own dream If the stars were so aligned, if it was meant to be Why do I not trust this guy, why is he not in love with me? I ask you, why’s he not in love with me? ‘Cause something broke when he was a child Someone cut him deep And he still carries it all inside All of the scars so red and beat Chorus He’s his own kind of nightmare Runnin' through the field naked And they’re catchin' up too quickly for him to breathe There he goes into the river, where they’re never going to find him No, they’re never going to find him in his own dream He’s runnin' away from what he can’t see Runnin' into a cloud of misery Runnin' away, oh but I can see My baby, you leave yourself lonely Oh, my baby, you leave yourself lonely Chorus He’s his own kind of nightmare Running naked through the forest And they’re catching up too quickly, he can’t breathe There he goes into the river and they’re never going to find him No they’re never going to find him in his own dream
4.
Please Come 03:52
I ain't never loved no one like you Wherever I am, you are too And no one ever before was true But something is wrong Ya been gone too long What is keepin' you from me? Oh, you know I can't help but worry What is keepin' you from me? I hope you're on some great adventure I hope you're safe on an adventure I hope you're comin' home soon from your adventure I ain't never cried so hard in my life for any stupid man I ain't never cried so hard in my life for any stupid man I ain't never cried so hard in my life for any stupid man Without your innocence Without your innocence Without your innocence I'm sorry I couldn't save you from the world I'm sorry I couldn't save you from the world I'm sorry I couldn't save you from the world It's a big bad world out there and they don't love you like I do They don't love you like I do Please come back to me Please come back to me Please come back to me You’re gone to long Please come back to me Please come back to me Please come back to me Please come Please come Please come Please come Please come
5.
No Shoes 04:26
No shoes in the house, if you can help it No shoes, no shoes, if you can help it My broom so old, worn ragged My body's a-achin', gardenin' all day So please dear, when you come near If it ain't too much trouble No shoes today And no news in the house, if you can help it No news, no news, if you can help it My heart so weary, carryin' the world's burdens My hope's a-fadin', too many people hurtin' So please dear, when you come near If it ain't too much trouble No news today And no blues in the house, if you can help it No blues, no blues, if you can help it You know I'm sunshine all day outside for everyone else, my love But deep inside, a darker side needs some rest Please dear, when you come near Long as it ain't trouble No blues today No blues today
6.
Dyin' 02:38
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
7.
Berea 05:10
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
8.
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now am found Was blind, but now I see ‘Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear And Grace my fears relieved And how precious did that Grace appear The hour I first believed The Lord has promised good to me Her Word my hope secures She will my Shield and Portion be As long as life endures Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come ’Twas grace that brought me safe thus far And grace will lead me home When we’ve been there ten thousand years Bright shining as the sun We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun
9.
Aquarius 03:59
I woke up ‘cause I was tired Havin’ fits the whole night through Grabbed a drink and went to bed Hopin’ to stop dreamin’ of you X2 And oh dear, I cut it down What mighta grown so tall Couldn’t take you wantin’ sometimes When I just wanted all Just a little bitty kiss Took the world under my feet Threw it high and spun it round Til the only thing that I could see were blue eyes And blue skies Your blue eyes And sunflowers in the Palace Sunflowers in the Palace We’d plant sunflowers in the Palace Sunflowers And on high, in lofty clouds That barely graze the hills If I just close my eyes Then we’re together still I woke up ‘cause I was tired Havin’ fits the whole night through Grabbed a drink and went to bed Hopin’ to stop dreamin’ of you
10.
I walked a hundred miles to get back home I walked a hundred miles to get back home It was not that hard It wasn’t hard at all ‘Cause I was only thinkin’, I was only thinkin’ of you (x2) Sometimes I wander far And I don’t know how to get back again But if you wait around Oh, I just might Oh, I just might
11.
Little Bird 06:40
Little Bird Little Bird Sound so sweet but you're far away Little Bird Little Bird Sound so sweet but you're far away Little Bird Little Bird Sound so sweet you're so far away Little Bird Little Bird Sound so sweet but you're so far away I hear you in echoes and I can't find you Amidst the trees I hear you in echoes from the valley I crouch here quiet, Listen I hear you echo from the valley deep Crouch quiet, Listen I hear you echo from the valley deep I crouch quiet Listen I hear you crying, Echo From the valley deep I crouch quiet, Listen Little Bird, little Bird, stay Little Bird, little Bird, stay Little Bird, little Bird, stay in one place I will track you, I will find you and keep you safe O little Bird, little Bird, stay Little Bird little Bird stay in one place Why would you cry for me And then fly far from me? Little Bird little Bird stay Little Bird little Bird stay in one place It's either magic or its tragic My darling I can't see you again It's either Magic or it's tragic My starling I can't see you again Little Bird little Bird stay I will find you Keep you safe
12.
T 04:17
The first letter of your name makes two lines Perpendicular One intersects the other The other moves on The other moves on What is this unending fantasy I spent less than a month with you It’s been six and you still won’t leave me Since I, I left you but you were already gone You said you were there Sometimes it looked like you were there, it looked like you were there But just to my eyes I felt you floating in the ether I felt you floating in the ether above our heads I wanted to reach up and grab you Pull you back into your body Into your body, here on Earth with me And you separate my layers And I cannot abide In all the ways I want you And all the ways I’ve tried In all the ways I want you And all the ways you hide And all the ways I want you And all the ways I’ve tried The first letter of your name makes two lines Perpendicular One runs right into the other The other runs back and forth and back and forth and back and forth Back and forth forever Back and forth forever
13.
Blue Skies 03:21
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 Chorus x2

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Home is where the heart is. Part ode to home, part rebel cry, part love letter, Music From The Rainbow Sparkle Palace: Volume I is the sweet first bit of honey in the jar.

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released August 17, 2018

Deepest gratitude to my right hand man, the artist known as, "My dear friend Sam Gleaves." I become a better woman just by thinking about you. Thank you for your epic patience and generosity, mad skills and glorious heart.
Thank you to my parents for their encouragement. I literally wouldn't be here without you.
Thank you Abby Embry for bodacious album cover conversion and for being the best friend a gal could ask for. I want to be like you when I grow up.
A loud "THANK YOU" to Susan Haik, who loaned me the dulcimer off her lap and taught me to play "Boil Them Cabbage" in 2016.
Thank you Tyler Devall for sharing your mad musicianship and irreplaceable support during re-recording and mastering.
Thank you Betty Wray for your beautiful generous heart.
Thank you Rachel Dorroh for your encouragement and steadiness.
Thank you Jim Spencer for your mad recording skills in our weird makeshift studio in the woods.
Thank you Robert Rorrer, Jane Mecham, Sandra Davis, Mirra Shapiro, Jacob Mudd, Faye Adams-Eaton, Andri Kukas, Amy Williams, Josiah Kaiser, Kennett Payne, Deborah Payne, George Strange, Sarah Belanger, Dave Harmon, Nancy Gravel, Leah VanWinkle, and so many more.
Thank you, gorgeous muses with your stealthy fairy wings, and how you wake me frequently with gifts of song to throw my name on.
Thank YOU for having the heart for art, for allowing music to move you. It's the most radical form of resistance I know.

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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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