With the Trees

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released March 10, 2015

Cavepainters are:
Leli Albert
Colin Mohr
Beka Jenkins
Morgan Haner
Brendan Mohr

Recorded at home August 10-17, 2014
All songs written & performed by Cavepainters
"Far Enough Away" written by Matthew McLoughlin

Engineered & mixed by Jon Hollister and Morgan Haner
Mastered by Doug McBride at Gravity Studios
www.gravitystudios.com

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Track Name: Heart Full of Smoke
if I'm a thousand miles,
a hundred days away,
in a land full of churches
and bales of hay
well I won't call you
and you won't call me
and we can live our lives
in obscurity
and when a sadness flies
on the western wind
I know you'll take the time
when it catches me again

and then I'm standing there
and I'm about to choke,
just remember that I have a heart full of smoke

and if the police come
to throw me in jail
well I might disappear
before you post my bail
and if the police come
to knock down my door
well I could beg for mercy
but they would show me the floor

and with my face down there
they might not hear my joke.
just tell them that I have a heart full of smoke

and with my face down there
they might not hear my joke.
just tell them that I have a heart full of smoke
Track Name: Lonely Love
everybody told me, babe,
they told me I should steer clear
but I didn't listen
'cause I couldn't hear

we were out of step
we were out of tune
we were out of phase
like the day and the moon

and it's a lonely love
its a lonely love
it's a lonely love between you and I

and I had to sing for you
'cause I forgot how to talk
and I wanted to find you
so I learned how to walk

you're a shock to the system
a lightning bolt to the chest
you're a natural disaster
but I like you the best

and it's a lonely love
it's a lonely love
it's a lonely love between you and I

it's a lonely love
it's a lonely love
it's a lonely love between you and I

and I would not be here without you honey
nor you without me
I tried to lock you out
but you changed the key

and there's an Everest to climb
around every turn
so I'm gonna take my poems
and watch them burn

and it's a lonely love
it's a lonely love
it's the only love between you and I

it's a lonely love
it's the only love
it's a lonely love between you and I
Track Name: Little Brooklyn
lately on Milwaukee
the meter maids are out
Chicago's little Brooklyn is swingin'

picture days upon us
there's horror in the silence
no more funny faces
even if you drink away an afternoon

somewhere in Logan Square
a coffee shop is suing
you better shave off half your hair
the Revolution's brewing
somewhere in Logan Square
the tax rates are rising
so keep your problems to yourself
I'm done sympathizing

but if you don't read about it on the Internet,
who will know?
and if skinny yuppie people walk their skinny yuppie pets,
who will know?
and if you never meet the neighbors living on your block,
who will know?
and if you're feeling safer when you see a cop,
who will know?

somewhere in Logan Square,
a coffee shop is suing
you better shave off half your hair
the Revolution's brewing
somewhere in Logan Square,
the summer's fast upon us
so put your hands up in the air
if you'll be my lucky yuppie girl
Track Name: Dogwood Winter
time goes by
and the clouds roll in
and I am frozen where I stand

oh, so it goes,
by and by, on and on
and all that was green
turns to dust

but on your wings
a gentle springs
flows through me

I will rest my bones beside you
and I won't fear the light
and I will trust the sun to shine
and warm this weathered heart

time moves on
and the winter will fade
and at the end of the day
I'll be home

oh, let it go
by and by,
on and on
and the dogwoods will bloom
once again

and with the trees
a summer's breeze
floats through me

and I will rest my bones beside you
and I won't fear the light
and I will trust the sun to shine
and warm this weathered heart
Track Name: All Gone
when they are all gone
after it's gone dark
after they're all gone
when it's all gone dark

you know it won't be long
before we all are gone
gone away from here

before we are all gone
gone away from here
we might right our wrong
we've left them so unclear

you know it can't be sad
you've gone away before
so try and go away glad
you've gone away before
gone away from here
Track Name: Bedtime
if I don't tell you
you'll hate me anyway
crowns made of paper
voice in the sky

if I could leave it alone for another believer
tumbling stars ignite the Baltic Sea

if I could leave it alone for another believer
tumbling stars ignite the Baltic Sea

buy me a farm
it can be anything we make of it
set it on fire
go to sleep
go to sleep
go to sleep

write me a letter
print it on gouda
eat it for breakfast
eat it for lunch

there's only one way to honor the love of a stranger
shove his hands in a blender, drink some tea

there's only one way to honor the love of a stranger
shove his hands in a blender, drink some tea

capture a dove
teach it to generate clean energy
set it on fire
go to sleep
go to sleep
go to sleep
Track Name: Sweet Relief
(everybody's workin', always workin',
all day workin', all these people...
everybody's workin' towards
ends that they cannot meet)

the room fell backwards
and so did I
you cut off all of your fingers
just to get a little piece of the pie
you get so low
just to get so high
and everybody's lookin' for the sweet relief

Flat Foot Joe,
oh he walks the Appalachian Trail,
carryin' every last one of his prize possessions
inside of a watering pail
and he might succeed
and he might still fail,
out there lookin' for his sweet relief

but if you can't find it
well don't look at me
I'm just the same as everybody else
I'm just a flowerless bumblebee

the room looked backwards,
but not like Mary Grace.
She wasted all of fifteen, fifteen years
tryin' to keep that baby face
and all the king's horses
could not keep those lines in place
and now she's lookin' for the sweet relief

but if you can't find it
well don't look at me
I'm just the same as everybody else
I'm just a flowerless bumblebee

it's the same old hustle
from the New Year to the Christmas Day
desecratin' everything you used to find holy
just to make your madness pay
and you can choose to leave,
and of course you can choose to stay,
but either way you're gonna be lookin' for the sweet relief

and everybody, everybody, everybody's lookin'
everybody's lookin' for that sweet relief
Track Name: Far Enough Away
a stone broke the water
around the banks where we had grown
and it seems this rupture
has left us to go out on our own

so you go your way
and I'll go mine
and if we get far enough away
we'll wind up back together in time

hand in hand we did climb
every mountain we could find
and there never was a struggle
I couldn't get through with you by my side

now things are different,
you don't act the same
you've changed
and I stayed the same

so you go your way
and I'll go mine
and if we get far enough away
we'll wind up back together in time
Track Name: Raise Your Hand
every song I sing is a broken thought
every chord I play is a chord I didn't want
so if I sing too loud it's because the song is all I've got
so sing with me
give this melody a shot

raise your hand
raise your hand if you feel like me
take a stand
take a stand and set us free

every potion that I drink is a dirty lie
every leader is a junkie gettin' high
so if I ever lead
if I ever lead you at all
well then, please, just remind me of my song

raise your hand
raise your hand if you feel like me
take a stand
take a stand and set us free

raise your hand
raise your hand if you feel like me
take a stand
take a stand and set us free
Track Name: Mother Eve
after everyone is gone
Mother Eve will come back home
to mourn her garden

after the famine hits your shores
you will miss what came before
your heart had hardened

give me the strength
to say what should be said
to bring the news of your mistakes to you

after the forest has been shorn
you will wish you had been born
in some old memory

after the rivers disappear
and there is no safety here
you'll miss John Henry

give me the strength
to say what should be said
to bring the news of your mistakes to you