Falling Upwards

Artist
Erika Kulnys
Released
2006
Genre
Folk
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My mother, wildflower inspiration
My mother, shale sorrow
In California, she wore a false crown
And the merry jester, half-blood princess
She fell down

Into black streams of bones and under dragonflies
Into the high, low untying of tides
She fell into men with strong backs to hold onto
But her bones crackled like stars waiting to explode in you

And she fell, she fell down

Then I was on an airplane falling upwards
And she was in a wheel-chair in the States
Her demon lover made her wild, then reckless as a child
She fell open-mouthed into the arms of fate

Her skinned knees, they healed through scars and seasons
Her soft hands, they still move through my hair
Her limbs, they are strong as wires
Twisting nets and nests of safe bosomed years

There are my memories, burning cigarette butts
But there are fireflies I can find
She went through fire and water and grew up a new forest
And still, she holds it all inside

Now we’re both on that airplane falling upwards
We can see the wheel and how it’s played
We’ve got angels on our shoulders and lovers there to hold our pain
And we have won the lives that we have made

Now we’re both on that airplane falling upwards
We can see the wheel and how it’s played
We’ve got angels on our shoulders and lovers there to hold our pain
And we have won the lives that we have made

Yes, we have won the lives that we have made