With the Trees

by cavepainters

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1.
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
2.
Lonely Love 03:28
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
All Gone 02:42
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
6.
Bedtime 03:27
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
7.
Sweet Relief 04:37
(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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Mother Eve 02:34
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

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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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