Daddy Longlegs

from by The Twelve Canons

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lyrics

A rose is such a pretty thing
Before it's bloomed, before it's spring
It's winter in his heart
My daddy, sinner's king

He's the gardener, I'm the rose
A living poem in nature's prose
His treasure while I'm young
Oh so precious, more than gold

But my daddy still loves me
My daddy still cares
My daddy still loves me
My daddy longlegs is always there

A cave down south, an open mouth
This way in and that way out
"It's wrong" they all say, "for the child"
But it's my daddy's way

His burning love, his burning home
When he's in me I'm not alone
So keep your heaven above
My daddy wants me down below

My daddy still loves me
My daddy still cares
My daddy still loves me
My daddy longlegs is always there

credits

from Volume Four: Sacrifice, track released June 14, 2011
Vocals, classical guitar, lyrics - Jim DuRocher
Bass, glockenspiel, violin composition/sequencing - Justin Norman

Mixed/edited by Justin Norman

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The Twelve Canons Marion, Iowa

The Twelve Canons were formed sometime in 2001 or 2002 in Des Moines, Iowa by singer/guitarist Jim DuRocher. After three albums with members Sam Gold and Alex Body, the Twelve Canons stripped back to a two-piece with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Justin Norman. The music combines folk, pop, and unbridled horror into one bitter, but ultimately rewarding package. ... more

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