Play Dead (Original Mix)

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Music by F. James Bardozi. Vocals by Ramona Fields. Lyrics by Bardozi and Fields. Recorded at home in July of 2010. Mixed (Bardozi) and mastered (Big Cats) in Fall 2011.


“Play Dead”

And I’ll beg
At your feet
fool for the heel
of your steady gate
I’m fine
innocent and lonely

Lips full and lion eyed
the weight you move and hide
and hide

Can you run home?
It’s silent.
I’m still waiting for our high careen.
We’re given one heart
I’m so in love
Sold my love
and soul to you.

Can you clean up
the stains in the hallway?
Your warm breaths rise and fall
beside me in my dreams.

Can I run, run away at your side
Away form these empty rooms?
(can we walk outside?
like we’ve walked outside
collecting the bones we find
all these skeletons in piles)

- F. James Bardozi & Ramona Fields


from Play Dead / Horses, released May 27, 2013
Bardozi: programming, baritone guitar, harmonica, stompbox chaining and manipulation, vocal samples
Fields: vocals



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Powderhorn Cranes Saint Paul, Minnesota

Powderhorn Cranes is an experimental collaborative lo-fi studio project based in Saint Paul, MN. The foundational member F. James Bardozi, a veteran Twin Cities multi-instrumentalist, operates as project engineer in his low-tech makeshift home studio. The sound focuses on texture and amateur/crude recording techniques, and most flaws are kept in the mixes. ... more

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