Plants are Plants and Beasts are Beasts

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released April 8, 2012

Brendan Mohr--guitar, vocals, banjo, violin, ukelele, mandolin, percussion
Morgan Haner--guitar, vocals, harmonica
Beka Jenkins--vocals, bowed saw
Eric Wedemeyer--Roland synth

All songs written and arranged by Cavepainters
Engineered and mixed by Morgan Haner
Cover photo by Thomas Mohr Photography

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Track Name: Eleven Eleven
there's nothin' that the wind can do
to keep from blowin'
there's nothin' that the flame can do
to keep from glowin'
and there is nowhere that you can go
to hide from knowin'
it's everywhere
it shows itself in everything

there was peace on the day
the earth spoke to me
there was peace on the day
the earth spoke to me

there's a captain in the cavalry
his eyes so used to violence
there's deer all along the battlefield
with their hearts all full of silence
and somewhere, there's someone
she's singing to herself softly
she's everywhere
she shows herself in everything

there was peace on the day
the earth spoke to me
there was peace on the day
the earth spoke to me
Track Name: For the Sea
if you wish to rule the land
and draw straight lines upon a map
if you prefer the fist to the hand
just watch out for the knife in your back

for the sea
and the captive crow
for the flower
that cannot grow
for the sand
when the tide is low

if you wish to be redeemed
if you're burstin' at the seams
there will come a time of ancient knowing
when your age is showing

for the sea
and the captive crow
for the flower
that cannot grow
for the sand
when the tide is low
Track Name: Waitin'
waitin' for my heart to connect with the trees
waitin' for the quakin' in my knees
it's more than enough
to want more than enough
for me

not afraid of breakin' the law
not afraid of breakin' the law
can't forget all the things that I saw

waitin' for the blowin' of the wind
waitin' for the shakin' in the limbs
it's more than enough
to want more than enough
for them

not afraid of breakin' the law
not afraid of breakin' the law
can't deny all the things that I saw

waitin' for my heart to connect with the trees
waitin' for the quakin' in my knees
Track Name: Blood on my Hands
I heard the sound of a gun
but I turned around and there was no one
and I smelled somebody burnin'
we're all at war but the world keeps on turnin'

let me sing you to sleep while I can
'cause I may wake up in the morning
with your blood on my hands

I saw the steel mountains crumble
I felt the shake and I felt the rumble
and I saw the mothers cryin'
while the birds overhead were dyin'

let me sing you to sleep while I can
'cause I may wake up in the morning
with your blood on my hands

I wrote this song for the trees
for the clouds and the flowers and the bees
and I pray for the strength of words
but most of all I say a prayer for the birds