Porcelain Princess

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FEATURING SJ TUCKER, BETSY TINNEY, and ALEXANDER JAMES ADAMS (TRICKY PIXIE), and DAN CANTRELL.

A marionette falls deeply in love with her puppet master, for he is the only person who makes her feel truly alive. Indeed, if he would return this love, she would come to life, a living breathing girl, not unlike Pinnoccio. But alas, his affections fall elsewhere, and such is her anguish that her heart cracks open, light and life flowing through where once was only porcelain. Once the puppet master sees her capacity for love, his heart quirky turns.

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Musty old attic, where nobody goes
Moth eaten curtains hide greasy windows
Day after day, I call this my home
In a box made of cedar and cast away hope

But when the blanket of twilight falls
Beckoned we are by the curtain call
You pull my strings and I arch to your will
Entwined in a dance made to thrill

I come alive in your arms
My chipped china cheeks grow crimson and warm
I come alive at the warmth of your hand in mine
With every breath I take, harder my heart can break
I am your Porcelain Princess no more

Now you have met a flesh and blood girl
She smells of peach blossoms and absinthe and yearning
Honey wine hair, and breath of warm spring
The lust in your eyes sets me burning

What must it feel like to be so alive
With a coal hot fire that smolders inside
If you could but see how our dance quickens me
I’ve the heart of a lion in winter time

I come alive in your arms
My chipped china cheeks grow crimson and warm
I come alive at the warmth of your hand in mine
With every breath I take, harder my heart can break
I am your Porcelain Princess no more

credits

from Portals, released March 1, 2016
Sharon Knight: Vocals, acoustic guitar
Winter: Acoustic & electric guitars, vocals
SJ Tucker: Vocals
Betsy Tinney: Cello
Alexander James Adams: Violin
Dan Cantrell: Accordion
Caith Threefires: Bass
Mark Abbott: Drums

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Sharon Knight Oakland

Festival favorites Sharon Knight and her longtime collaborator Winter perform a mythic-Celtic style, which they call "Neofolk Romantique; songs for poets, adventurers and lovers of mystery". They tour internationally several months of the year, bringing their fantastical tales of love and magic to festivals, cafes, and homes across the land. ... more

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