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Bleeding From The Trees by Alien Knife Fight

by Monique Ortiz



(Bleeding From The Trees
Lyrics by Monique Ortiz ©2017)

Into about three hours’ sleep,
Under the evening sun it’s hallow and bleak.
I reckon an all-encompassing sort of ache.
My body is choking. Refused to wake.

“What is that cascading down through trees,
In my eyes and out through tongue and hips?
Laying still, I saw how tall…
How tall…..
How tall…..

….And if you look beyond the shipwreck,
Stuck in the sand, I’m trying to make my way to
A little coconut bar,
where all the boy’s hang out,
As they figure out what they want to be.

How was I to know they’d come alive?

What is that just beyond the floodlight,
Gazing through marble eyes?
Says I will be alright.
Slow, with no disguise,
Bleeding from the trees,
Bleeding from the trees…..
Bleeding from the trees,
Bleeding from the trees…..

“I had dreams while you were gone.
They took over and I forgot where I was.
Tall man let me go around again.
When he saw I was alone,
he grabbed my hand.
Just a hum of a distant motor.
Automatons sleeping with their eyes wide open.”


released November 3, 2018
Monique Ortiz: vocals, slidebass, fretless bass.
Michael Howard: drums, percussion.
Produced by Alien Knife Fight. Mixed by Michael Howard at Big Bottom Farm. Written by Monique Ortiz & Michael Howard (lyrics by Monique). ©2017 Obskur Vudu Music, BMI & Shopdog Music, SESAC.
Cover art by Monique Ortiz ©2017.


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Monique Ortiz Austin, Texas

Vocalist / multi-instrumentalist Monique Ortiz is the front woman of Alien Knife Fight, A.K.A.C.O.D., and Bourbon Princess. Currently collaborating with electronic artist 3kStatic..

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