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Mandarin Song

by Virginia Sook

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Single off Brisbane/ Paris based band Virginia Sook.


Grow with such haste
it’s a race to be known
the taste was sour
plucked from it’s place premature

My face winced – it was bitter
I said too much to a stranger
I’ve said too much
now some strange man knows my thoughts

I bought a plant, it was dying
Said ‘for Pete’s sake, are you thirsty?
Will you ever know just what you’ve meant to me?’
There’s no going back once you’ve felt a love like that

But when you die you’ll be born again
Scream at the midwives to help you there
It’s not straight like a piece of string
It’s round like a mandarin

When you die you’ll be born again
Since I was a child I’ve known my children
It’s not smooth like a glass of milk
There are craters like a mandarin

When you die you’ll be born again
The only sense is equilibrium
There’s no answer like a grade school test
It’s beguiling like a raven

There are layers like a mandarin.


released September 28, 2016
Virginia Sook are: Lindsay Roser, Matthew Hsu and Andrew McInally.
Jaymee Watkin – Drums

Recorded and Mixed by Josephson Records

Mastered by TW Walsh

Artwork by Clare Opatra.


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