Battling Popes

from by Rachael Cardiello

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Oh, my god, I think the ocean’s on fire…or else a thousand popes and their balding souls are battling incense. Cause the smoke’s so suffocating and thick, can’t see that solid line between water and sky, water and sky, water and sky.

Last night I dreamt of wolves, five or six, on the path on the road. They were tearin’ at their necks and the blood like winter froze. I was terrified, it chilled me to the bone, so that I was scared to walk home alone.

Oh Jesus I think I might have lost my soul. Keep searchin’ for people and pieces to fill its missing hole. And, I know sunshine I know joy. My feet know the dance I just can’t remember the rhythm.

You know I felt this once before - I was younger, I was tired, I was alone - when tunnel vision turns you cold, and the light seems much too bold. Too bold.

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from Warm Electric Winter, released January 7, 2013

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Rachael Cardiello Toronto, Ontario

Born in tornado alley, raised between mountains of Montana, currently based in the heart of Toronto - Cardiello sings of mental institutes, cross-border love affairs, grief, ghosts, and an alternative version of the American dream

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