Eight Day Clock

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OCD poetry by Mary Mapes Dodge


How often I’ve sustained a shock
Since I have owned my eight-day clock
At first, I wound it once a week
(Bless me! how the key did creak!)
And then I pondered, “Where ‘s the need?
The thing would go at even speed
A whole day longer, if neglected;
And I, for one, can’t be expected
To wind and wind on every Sunday
A clock that ‘s bound to run till Monday
And yet each week to add a day
And recollect, is not my way

And this it is that bothers me
My clock and I do not agree
Suppose you buy an eight-day clock
And add it to your household stock
And wind it every week, we’ll say
Letting go that extra day
How many times (to be quite clear)
Must it be wound within the year?
And on the other hand suppose
You let it run till toward its close

And so, on each eighth day, delight
In winding it with gentle might
And never miss the task ‘tis clear
You’ll wind it fewer times a year
But just how many times, you see
May best be told by you, not me


from The Bush Willie, released December 27, 2013
Words by Mary Mapes Dodge
Voiced by Laurie Anne Walden

Drums by Bernard Olson
Guitars, Bass and Production by Gregor Mathieson




Limpid Green Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our music always starts as impromptu sketches. Sometimes we embellish them by mixing and matching clips or by adding found- sounds. Lyrical content comes from out-of-context dialog of many diverse sources.

Greg Mathieson
guitars, synths, bass, electronics, devices, mixing, post-production

Bernard Olson
drums & percussives, synths, electronics, mixing
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