Who Sang Snow-Hen of Austerlitz? Rasputina

Rasputina Sister Kinderhook cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-6-15
Genre: Rock Classical
Style: Alternative Rock
length: 3:51
They say not far away, In fact upon that hill

They say that there's a little girl there still

She wasn't raised like the other kids

Miss Lynn, the Snow Hen of Austerlitz



The mother's blind and keeps some birds as pets

That her baby is a human she forgets

In a tiny wire pen that little girl still sits

Miss Lynn, the Snow Hen of Austerlitz



She must be ten or eleven now

I heard she's pretty but she don't have all her wits

She is the Snow Hen of Austerlitz



Not having really neither wings nor beak

She never learned to walk or speak

To the child, the mother never says a word

To communicate, this little girl, she chirps like a bird



All the birds around they taught the little girl their language

When she's not understood she starts to get real angry

So she waves her hands around just like they were her wings

Hope it when she's happy, you should hear her sing!



I'll leave the cage door open

We'll see how far she gets

She's known as the Snow Hen of Austerlitz



Kept like a pet in an old hen coop

The mother didn't beat her and she gave her food

Still pitiful no care shown but it's

The life of the Snow Hen of Austerlitz



A skinny thing with brittle glass-like bones

Was it wind in the trees or the Snow Hen's moans?

From pursed perch from that attic she flits

Miss Lynn, the Snow Hen of Austerlitz



She must be ten or eleven now

I heard she's pretty but she don't have all her wits

She is the Snow Hen of Austerlitz



I'll leave the cage door open

We'll see how far she gets

She's known as the Snow Hen of Austerlitz



She must be ten or eleven now

I heard she's pretty but she don't have all her wits

She is the Snow Hen of Austerlitz



I'll leave the cage door open

We'll see how far she gets

She's known as the Snow Hen of Austerlitz

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sweet Sister Temperance
  • 2 Holocaust of Giants
  • 3 The 2 Miss Leavens
  • 4 My Night Sky
  • 5 Olde Dance
  • 6 Humankind, as the Sailor
  • 7 Calico Indians
  • 8 Snow-Hen of Austerlitz
  • 9 Dark February
  • 10 Utopian Society
  • 11 Afternoon of the Faun
  • 12 Kinderhook Hoopskirt Works
  • 13 Meant to Be Dutch
  • 14 This, My Porcelain Life