Two Wanderers

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released November 29, 2016

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Track Name: In Transit
In Transit on the morn'
From static, I was born
Wake up to chase the dawn
I'm already gone

In Transit day to day
My habit, water stain
The new home I have drawn
I'm already gone

Dusty leaves
In your reams
Come and be with me
Salty seas
Summer dreams
Come and be with me
Track Name: Silver Horse
You had gone back to your home
Where you were you born til fully grown
Gardening mommy's bones
Summer nights without your folks
Cotton rains, forbidden smoke
How the floorboards spoke

Couldn't help but push so far away
Chasing a silver horse or simple place
Plaster sheets flee and hide away
In their worn down space

Oh, the murmer comes in droves
How it weighs down all our clothes
It rows and rows
And you wonder what they'd done
How they combed the Winter sun
You run and run

Couldn't help but push so far away
Chasing a silver horse or simple place
Plaster sheets flee and hide away
In their worn down space
Track Name: Storyboard
I was born in a storyboard
Who knows where it goes?
You keep me close and kept me warm
When I was all alone
Funny how the story folds:
"A Wall Stood Where the Window Would"
No strength to climb, not understood
I would've if I could

Lived my life in a bottled ship
Full of shit, self-destructive
Could break apart and maybe fit
Through that little opening
That'd be the end, but I can't stay
I need a way to sail away
Gonna make that bottle break
And wind up in a better place

I was born in a storyboard
Who knows where it goes?
From this ground, there's only growth
It's time for you to go
Funny how it all unfolds:
"A Wall of Stone to a Door of Hope"
No telling what the future holds
But I'll wind up on a better coast.
Track Name: Simple World
I was walking through the leaves
Rustling evergreens
Then I knew the simple world
Would last a lifetime, of this I'm sure

If the morning never comes
If the birds don't sing their songs
Then I know the simple world
Did last a lifetime, of this I'm sure

I was running through the grove
Berry stains paint my clothes
Then I knew the simple world
Would mark me humble, of this I'm sure

If their juices turn to blood
If my brothers have succumbed
Then I know the simple world
Did mark me humble, of this I'm sure

I was falling through the sky
Twisted vines all inside
Then I knew the simple world
Would keep me guessing, of this I'm sure

If the impact never comes
Where the hell am I falling from?
If the impact never comes...
Track Name: Cathedral
I was a lost boy in the woods
Trying my darndest to be what I could
Socks soaked in sorrow with no place to be
Nobody there accompanying me
Morning did break but the sun would escape
Day after day the shadows would play
Silhouette strings on the stony moonbeams
No voices of life or Eureka screams

Is there a place for a man with no face
wandering alone with nowhere to go?
I think I could save him if he wasn't mine
If I saw this coin from another side
It'll come from something greater than me
The voice in the trees, oh, those birds singing
I know it'll come from deep within
Explaining my Theory of Everything

Oh, my daddy ain't here
Oh, my momma ain't here
Oh, my sister ain't near,
I'm just right here

My heart is a painted Cathedral
With stained glass windows and a violet steeple
Something flows there I've never seen
Grabs onto my arteries
It's not there to arrest me
It's not there contesting
It doesn't ask confession
But I know I've learned my lessons

Oh, my daddy's right here
Oh, my momma's right here
Oh, my sister is here
I'm just right here

My vision was off when I looked inside
But now I see with newborn eyes
See, now I bring my surroundings in
And find my place in everything.
Track Name: Two Wanderers
I did go down through the valleys wandering
Stuck in my head, stole my vision from the scene
Mother Nature took her razor to my feet
Was her pleasure, a needed measure, awakened me

You did see me begging, needing in a bed of thorns
Started quick but from Momma's lips, a fateful scorn
Ground convulsed in an arrhythmic pulse,
Your feet forlorn,
Side by side without a sight of spite or what we're for

No matter where we've been or where we'll be
No matter how we bend or how we bleed

Two Wanderers throwing our cards in the water
Can't help but sing,
"If I don't know where my heart is, I don't know anything"
Two Wanderers forage the coldest Summer
So far from Spring
"If I don't know where I'm going, do I know when to leave?"

Spent the night with stars and trilobites on the forest floor
Sullen sky took me aside, no sign of storms
On the cusp of full-blown wanderlust
We're fleeting spores
Morning came
You'd gone on your way
But I was torn...
Track Name: Mississippi Drowned the Shepherd
Rising river don't dare take my land
With your crooked-handed glance
Wife and child took to higher ground
Said I'd stay down to dance

Reaped these fields since my daddy passed
Warmed my homestead with his ax
Mississippi won't drown the shepherd, no

Rising river are you listening
Or drowned in a bleat obscene?
Take my sheep, my youngest lamb
I'll buy your sand, growing man

Ain't set to die, well not today
I ain't fit for a sailor's grave
Mississippi wouldn't drown the shepherd, no

Rising river now you got my feet
Can't turn away, you keep coiling
You start to make one final climb
If I could just wind back time...

Should have gone when I was told
Hope he's wiser when he's grown
Mississippi done drowned the shepherd, no.
Track Name: All the Children Sing
Staring at the ring around the moon
Wondering who he's married to
I've come so far
I know nothing at all
But all the children sing...

"la da da da"

A cookie-cutter house
On a cookie-cutter street
A cookie-cutter Will
Tops a cookie-cutter dream
We know nothing at all
But all the children sing...

"la da da da"

But we don't even care.
Track Name: Bacardi
Give a little
Take too much
Use your sickness as a crutch
Put your heart in someone else
Put your body on a shelf
Make a riddle you can't solve
Drown yourself 'til you dissolve
Blame it on a family curse
Ain't nothing booze won't make worse

Do you want me?
My defects haunt me
I'm bright and lovely
Or dark and ugly
Do you want me?
My defects haunt me
Could drink Bacardi
Have a pity party
no.

Love a little
Fuck too much
Nothing wrong with wanting touch
Keep it in, don't let it out
Find it in your favorite stout
Want the worst, hate yourself
Ditch your family and your health
Leave your children, leave you spouse
Cut all ties and burn your house
Track Name: Holy Man
A holy man told me,
"You sow joy wherever you go.
When you feel as though you've yet to till the soil"

A holy man told me,
"And when the world splits apart,
you must follow your heart and go down the right road"

Said, "I've never worked a day in my life.
I'm not so sure I know what's wrong and what's right"

A holy man told me,
Life works in a wonderful way, when our work feels like play"
I never even noticed.

I've never worked a day in my life.
I'm not so sure I know what's wrong and what's right.
Track Name: No One But Birds Can Sing Such Pretty Songs
No one but birds can sing such pretty songs
To be amongst them is the chosen life
You'd be free then, and see everything
Oh, how lucky to be

Wake up today and fly away
See me from overhead
Remember all the nice warm nests you lay
Dawn, the rays of sun
The wind will take you far here, Beyond
Free

I am a friend so trust in me
I've tried in many ways
And labored long to find your melody
Oh, the fruitless hours
I only wish I had the power, but no
So...
Track Name: Glory
Part of me lives up in the mountains
Clinging to the sight of height
Steadfast stone, fully grown and ready
Oh, the heart of a range unchanged

Part of me lives up in the Northland
Holding to a sound I found
Sordid songs keep me from my wanting
Oh, the breadth of a shore no more

Glory, I'm alive

Part of me lives out in the ether
Peering from the skies, alive
Catching clouds in a shroud of reaching
Oh, the blow of a blue so true

Part of me lives right where I'm standing
Being here and now, somehow
Dragging dreams from that stream of longing
Oh, the banks are where I fare.