Boys and Girls

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Boys and girls
mice and squirrels
bow your heads
and straighten your curls
quiet all your quick tongues
hold your bodies small
fold your praying hands
and give the greatest song of all
oh holy, oh holy,
holy hallelujah amen
oh holy, oh holy
we will not be frightened
boys and girls
his Calvary
trading toys for artillery
his truth is marching on
let the children right our wrongs
his truth is marching on
we are weak but he is strong
his truth is marching on
hear the children sing this song
oh holy, oh holy
voices sending angels a’ soar
oh holy, oh holy
hallelujah this is our war
we’ve a mission
we’ve permission
from the lord’s almighty law
sending evil down a river in a basket made of straw


from Buttons & Keys, track released March 3, 2012



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Adrienne Anemone Brooklyn, New York

Adrienne Anemone, former ringleader of Mimicry Records' The TunaHelpers, is the lullaby banshee that visits Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Adrienne Sneed, in her slumber. Operatic vocals and gentle guitar pickings tug at the listener's heart through thoughtful ruminations on fear, Christianity, child abuse, eating disorders, witchery, bravery and utter despair. ... more

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