Archive for the ‘As A Child EP’ Category

Cats In The Canopy

September 7, 2010

Calling for Emily, caught on the word

The daughters of energy are holding the girl

Follow the enemy down to the woods

Where the demons play and the sunlight strays

The pot on the mantelpiece is holding the world

The ashes and kerosene entwined in the swirl

Lilting a melody you swear you had heard

From a little girl

Lost in endless twirls

Spinning round the dust

Into an ancient lust

Singing on and on and on

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So tell me a story in the simplest words

The cats in the canopy waiting for birds

Holding a power ensnared in their fur

To be set to fly in a blinking eye

Ripples of energy shot free to the sky

Bounding and effortless, running aglide

Cutting through evergreens, riding the high

We’re forever changed

In both scope and range

And we will never know

So we are free to go

Singing on and on and on

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Weed Me Out

September 7, 2010

Cross the ocean with me

Cross the seas, believe

Come on back to the light

Come on out with me tonight

And weed me out, weed me out of the crowd

Yeah weed me out, weed me out of the crowd

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Because you have to come down

If you want to get high

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For what I did, I’m sorry

I took your family away

It seemed like a mercy killing

But looking back, who’s to say?

Except feelings fade, feelings fade with time and wine

And the things that we think, they are changing all the time

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And you have to come down

If you want to get high

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Do I miss it, or am I crazy?

I can’t remember, how bout you?

We got so lost and lazy

We didn’t know what to do

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Let’s try it again

Let’s weather up for those seas

I know I can steer us straighter

I just need you to believe

Weed me out, weed me out of the crowd

Yeah bleed me out, bleed me out of the crowd

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Cause I have to come down

Cause I want to get high

With you

The Thunder Song

September 7, 2010

Oh Carol-Lynn, the rain is coming in

So come indoors

The August wind smells of cinnamon

It’s warm and dark

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So close up the windows

Throw your clothes on the floor

And lay you down in the kitchen

And weather out the storm

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Heat lightning, the wind is rattling

The cellar door

Old Barley dog, he is howling

The Thunder Song

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So close up the windows

Throw your clothes on the floor

And lay you down in the kitchen

And weather out the storm,

Weather out the storm

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Going to hold you so as the murder clouds roll

And keep you close to me

The rain tastes sweet on your sun burnt cheek

As floor boards start to creak

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The stars arrive, the storm has passed us by

The moon hangs high

The fireflies are singing lullabies

To the fields and sky

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So throw open the windows

Let the screen door hang ajar

And lay you down in the meadow

And count the blinking stars

Count the blinking stars

As A Child

September 7, 2010

Olden days have been washed away

Amber waves in sundown haze

One last call on the eve of fall

Leads us down a distant maze

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The way back home has come overgrown

The path we knew has been gone for years

With failing feet I search the sand beneath

Reeds so choked they whisper names

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And I cry, and I cry

To the gulls in the sky

Please don’t leave me on the shore

Cause I’m sure if I tried

I could learn not to lie

And you’d see me as a child

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And Emily, Emily is lost at sea

She calls to me, calls to me, and I retreat

And all alone we sit at home beyond belief

As we try to fight the thorns that bite as we bleed from the weeds

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Leaves close in as the vines wind round

Trees reach forth and snuff the light

And I hear her say, through distant waves

“Please just stay here with me”

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And I cry, and I cry

To the gulls in the sky

Please don’t leave me on the shore

Cause I’m sure if I tried

I could learn not to lie

And you’d see me as a child