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Chaos Reigns

from The Book of Waves by Erica Buettner

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lyrics

The ground that my hands maintain is given to entropy the land that I tried to reign is budding with sapling trees I’ve heard that with growth comes pain with all that’s disorderly I reach for the roots I gain By letting what wants to be…be

You led me right into ruin Into the structure-less Into the genius fold That borders on craziness And if you ask me now Which one you were I’d say I was terrified Of not being sure My long lost friend, my brutish gladiator You loved me like a warrior Your embrace tugged like an anchor What a stubborn piece of work You acted like a jerk a lot of the time A lot of the time

When it comes down to me I’d tell you I’m happy Even though it’s a simple word And it rings like a sham It’s because I’ve been noticing That although there’s some lag time I’m distinctly becoming what That I say I am

My long lost friend, I drove you to the ledge I thought that I could push you That you didn’t fear the edge What a timid piece of work I acted like a jerk A lot of the time A lot of the time

Every surface will be disturbed The runway for a water bird And every raw and wild word That knows its own vibration Cannot resist migration That sudden flight of each ache, each pain Yet came down hard on the urge to change

And light up with the life That chaos reigns
Light up with the life That Chaos reigns
Light up with the life That Chaos reigns

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from The Book of Waves, released September 20, 2018
Words & Music by Erica Buettner
Arrangement - Pierre Faa
Guitar, voice - Erica Buettner
Bass - Lo Brifo
Cello - Helena Espvall
Drums - Jean Gillet
Hand percussion - James Hart

Recorded and arranged by Pierre Faa (Peppermoon Music) in Paris, France
Mixed by James Hart at LabCentral Studios (New York)
Mastered by Chicky Reeves, Sublime Studios

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Erica Buettner New York, New York

Erica Buettner is a singer-songwriter who moved to Europe at the age of 20 and spent the following twelve years winding her way through Paris all the way to the shores of Portugal before returning to New York in 2016. After illness and putting her music career on hold, Erica's long-awaited second album, The Book Of Waves, was released in October 2018. ... more

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