Album booklet for BEFORE THE COYOTES COME. Each image reflects lyrics from its respective track.

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"Clean the wound and cauterize the flesh;
Pray the soul will heal"
Before the Coyotes Come

Track 1: Before the Coyotes Come

"They'll pick us off, one by one
They'll pick our bones clean when they come"

Track 2: Aquamarine

"And she will wave, then without warning
She will drag you under, darling
Cradle you in her aquamarine arms"

Formidable Foes

Track 3: Formidable Foes

"There are things at play, child
Forces of Nature, and so it goes"

You Wanted In

Track 4: You Wanted In

"A shame you lost your lucky sweater
Once knit for you by Sisters Three
All the loose threads gathered together
And scattered on the wind by Chickadee-dee-dee-dee"

Nest of Bones

Track 5: Nest of Bones

"Fly to your nest of bones
My Queen of Desolation
You are brooding your clutch of stillborns"

The Longest Way Down

Track 6: The Longest Way Down

"And everyone wants to be the celestial body
But nobody wants to be the orbiting satellite"
The Bad Luck Girl

Track 7: The Bad Luck Girl

"The floorboards are creaking and windowpanes rattling
Is it the wind come for the Bad Luck Girl?"

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