The Pearl

from by Kate Beeman

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lost innocence


no one's in love it's all a game
first touch, then steal away

the sides of her face
the edge of her lips
always a kiss that
no one can have

at the end of the day
your hands are a portal
to the grey skies
and the black night
i'm not giving in tonight
i'm not giving in

high hopes so far away
from what we have
and what we want
is there nothing worth
saving oh, innocence
white as a pearl
on the ocean floor
black as the knife
that keeps her

i am a shock of doves
in a mirror and you are a
rattlesnake trying to decide
which on will bleed and
which one's not worth it
even though you
you know you deserve it

selfishly undress running on
the rattle sprawled out to
impress our love is
nothing more and nothing less


when the morning comes
you won't remember much
peel off the smell of gin
cover up the evidence

she will linger
you will like it
she will tire
you will let her off
the hook



from Swan Island, released October 29, 2012
Eric Sanchez drums



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Kate Beeman Vancouver, Washington

One part folk, add well tempered heartache, a dash of rock and mix with an unapologetic voicebox. Kate Beeman & The Yellow Jackets hail out of Portland, Oregon offering up string laden music driven by singer Kate Beeman's emotive vocals and picture painting lyrics. ... more

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