The Handsome Family
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The Handsome Family is an alternative country and americana band, formed in Chicago, Illinois, and currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band was formed in 1993 by husband-and-wife duo Brett Sparks (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Rennie Sparks (bass, banjo, vocals), along with drummer Mike Werner. The band would later revolve around Rennie, who writes the lyrics, and Brett, who writes the music. Guest musicians complete the band line-up for recordings and live work.
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- LyricsFrom the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows
Hidden in the branches of the poison creosote.
She twines her spines up slowly towards the boiling sun,
And when I touched her skin, my fingers ran with blood.
In the hushing dusk, under a swollen silver moon,
- LyricsIf the world should end in ice
In days of endless night
I'll let the snowstorms cover me
In a blanket of white
And remember red red robins
- LyricsMy name, I don't remember
Though I hail from Ohio
I had a wife and children
Good tires on my car
What took me from my home
- The Forgotten Lake - (3:47) - 12,732 plays
- LyricsLisa heard a whisper in her computer screen
And in the sad laser flicker of the Xerox machine.
Out the tinted windows cars sped silently
And everything was quiet, everything was clean.
But she felt something waiting, a shadow underneath
- Dry Bones - (3:16) - 10,070 plays
- Weightless Again - (3:42) - 10,881 plays
- Gail With the Golden Hair - (3:16) - 9,809 plays
- 24-Hour Store - (4:52) - 9,363 plays
- Fallen Peaches - (2:55) - 8,984 plays