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88 arbitrary configurations

by Bonfire Madigan

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88 AC heaven may never forgive but the stars will never forget heaven may never forgive you but the skies will never forget bring me that girl's head bring me to that girl's bed did you see what she did? did you hear what she said? heaven may never forgive her but the skies will never forget her heaven may never forgive you but the earth will never forget you she was never used she was never through she was never ruled, ruled, ruled, ruled she was never through now won't you decide if you are up to life's long task you said you found love & it landed you in a gown open in the back you're a swan song, baby but you refuse to hatch you broke your cradle, darling & then you lit a match! heaven may never forgive you but the stars will never forget heaven may never forgive us but the earth will never forget constellations abound coming up from the underground leave your mark you end only to start you end only to start (parts of me in you, too i'm breathing in all of you) you made every horizon an open road you make every plank a diving board oh yes, it's been proven the universe has no end leave your mark end only to start again, again, again, again heaven may never forgive but the earth will never forget (we're wide awake to all these mistakes wide awake to all these mistakes) Constellations abound only the dull are damned constellations abound, bound, bound, bound & only the dull are damned!
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Tiger 03:14
[mad scatting] a tap dancing tiger will still bite you a tap dancing tiger will still bite you a tap dancing tiger will still bite you a tap dancing tiger... a bear on a ball certainly wants to bat a bear on a ball certainly wants to bat you a bear on a ball certainly wants to bat a bear on a ball... what keeps you safe in your inside out cage what keeps you safe? i wouldn't recommend being frightened of nothing i wouldn't recommend it (i wouldn't recommend eating too high on the food chain) (i know a grrrl 5 foot 2 she'd kick a hole right thru you ) i wouldn't recommend being frightened of nothing i wouldn't recommend it what keeps you safe in your inside out cage what keeps you safe in your inside out cage what keeps you safe in your inside out... ?
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Homefullness 03:35
you come like a wave and you stayed inside me for so long be sure...sure you're glad that you did not lose the thing you never had we're almost home home we're almost homefullness we're almost home homefullness what you can carry is what i weighed are we almost there? somewhere is better than anywhere oh, somewhere is better... be sure, sure....sure you're glad that you did not miss the thing you never had we're almost home we're almost home we're almost homefullness we're almost home homefullness
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Vigil 05:37
...and some they lay down on a plateau while some must reach a peak like some they'll keep vigil, they'll keep vigil while some, they sleep i didn't want to sing you a lullaby cuz i couldn't watch you sleep i was spending too many nights here, here, hear trying to find my heartbeat now i've gone, and stumbled into a glass case, but don't call me no prince charming - i never had his face snow white she's just another woman framed like eve and that damn poisonous apple - they take all our blame we're all just people trying to find some shelter and some family well you're no prince, but i'm no princess and the pea oh no no i'm no faerie tale fantasy and we can't even afford to put a mattress on this floor i know you're tired, but i can't sleep and i have yet to find any faerie tale that even comes close to you and me.... so come fly high high with me come fly high high with me let's make a NeverNeverLand let's call it Reality let's make a NeverNeverLand let's call it, let's call it....Home let's call it home home let's call it Home i didn't want to sing you a lullaby cuz i couldn't watch you sleep i was spending too many nights here, here, hear trying to find your heartbeat trying to find some home while some may lay down on a plateau some must reach a peak like some they keep vigil, they'll keep vigil while some they sleep...
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O'Sanity 01:10
O' Sanity by Yoko Ono It's only sane to be insane Psychotic builds a castle And neurotic lives in it I don't know what to do with my sanity When the world's at the verge of calamity O' sanity, o' sanity What am I to do with you Drink up, shoot up, anything you please But you're always standing behind me like a devil in hell O' sanity, o' sanity Why don't you let me go Let go, let go, cut it out!

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La meilleure façon d'apprendre à voler est de se précipiter vers le sol et de le manquer


Bonfire Madigan
The Eighty-Eight EP

88 Arbitrary Configurations
Tiger
Homefullness
Vigil
O' Sanity

Madigan Shive - voice/cello/guitar on Vigil
Sheri Ozeki - contrabass
Egg - drums/lap steel guitar on Tiger/guitar on Homefullness
Christine Lehmann - violin
Shelley Doty - guitar on Tiger + Vigil
Biggs - drums on O' Sanity

all songs
(c) 2001, 2002 Madigan Shive (ASCAP)
(p) MoonPuss Music (ASCAP)

except O' Sanity
(c) 1982, 1983 Ono Music

recorded by Biggs a few times with Sweet Pea
mixed by Biggs with Egg & Mads lurking about
Little Echoes, SF Winter 01-02

www.littleechoes.com

MoonPuss UniVerse
3128-16th Street, No. 244
San Francisco, CA 94103

If this telephone rings, you may answer it.
Madigan Shive is on the line and would like to talk with you.


They have been placed on a formal basis by modern astronomers, who divide the
sky into eighty-eight constellations with defined boundaries.

Little Echoes / MoonPuss 003

Limited Edition 1000

Merci Beaucoup! Stephane, Hayley, Harper, Stephanie

str8 jacket drawings by Dos
band photo by Melanie Rush
photos of Ruth + Running Pony by Same
packaging and layout by Little Echoes

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released December 9, 2017

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Bonfire Madigan San Diego, California

Bonfire Madigan, AKA Madigan Shive, is one of my favorite musicians of all time. She clutches her cello like a life-raft, singing in gorgeous yelps and hums. It doesn’t really matter if you like the kind of music Bonfire Madigan sings, because she does it so soulfully and gracefully, you can’t help but stand there open mouthed, gawking at her vocals and cello.— JS The Mercury Pdx, OR ... more

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