Emily (track) by Joanna Newsom
Emily appears on the following album(s) by Joanna Newsom:
- Ys (track #1) (this album) (2006)
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Still not exactly sure, but I think this might be one of the most complex and most profoundly beautiful songs I've heard in my entire life. A freakin' piece of art!
Emily carries some of the most beautiful lyrics I've ever heard. That's all you really need to love this song, along with JN's voice.
"Emily" is a twelve-minute a trip through a beautiful dreamscape built from vivid imagery and Dylan-quality lyrics.
"And my clay-colored motherlessness rangily reclines. Come on home, now! All my bones are dolorous with vines."
"The meteorite is what causes the light, and the meteor's how it's perceived. And the meteoroid is a bone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee."
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