A Bee In Her Mouth

from by Steve Gates

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A Bee in her Mouth

I got a 55 oldsmobile
Jes’ like the song sings
Got a miracle baby on the way

Spent the nights getting colder
Mall parking lot
Twenty weeks away and twenty to go

We’ll smoke it wet
Just one more time
I’ve got her problem and she has mine
With a bee in her mouth and bird in her womb

Know it really changed her
Just growing up this way
Always making shift a manger from cars and clay

Got a miracle baby
Or so this song sings
Jes’ caught a bird in a teapot with golden wings

Can it make you whole?
Can a baby make you whole?


from A Bee In Her Mouth, released February 28, 2012
guitar, voice: steve
pedal steel: brad
voices: joyce, don b and rose
piano: ian
bass: steve h
drums: glenn



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Steve Gates Halifax, Nova Scotia

Recorded in a makeshift studio in a Halifax apartment and produced by John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliott Brood), “A Bee In Her Mouth” is Steve Gates’ debut full-length record. Recording started the day after a public talk given by Daniel Lanois during which he inspired his listeners to be reckless and trust themselves in the studio. The result is a record that is ragged and beautiful. ... more

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