Leningrad

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I told him that my train had just come in from Leningrad
He corrected me an told me "it's St. Petersburg again"
Communism fell, just like Gabriel
And the salt washed off my skin
He never asked me nothing, so I guess that's all I told him
The truth's one secret I can keep
He never took me sailing but he did write me a poem
About the places his arms couldn't reach

I let him take me home
Let him call me love, even though he didn't love me
At least it's not so cold here
Where the wind blows from the sea

Then the springtime came, every day was getting warmer
Still he only spoke in rhyme
I only held him tightly when I started getting nervous
I was nervous all the time
I think his name was Michael, well, at least that's what he told me
And that's what I held him to
Never told him my name, I kept it like a secret
And he never learned the truth

I let him take me home
Let him call me lover, even though he never touched me
At least it's not so cold here
Where the wind blows from the sea

It's calling me

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from Elephant Angelfish, released February 29, 2012

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Emily Harris Nashville, Tennessee

Emily Harris is not Emmylou Harris, much to her extreme disappointment.

Now based out of Seattle, WA, she recorded Elephant Angelfish over the course of 3 years in Nashville, TN.

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