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James Brennan Played with these guys in Brooklyn. Awesome sound and awesome peeps too. Favorite track: Will You Let Them.
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released March 29, 2011

JRL | HUMMINGBIRD INK | HI-001A 2011
Recorded with Marc at Strange Weather Brooklyn

All Composition | Production | Performance: Joshua Reuben Lewis
API 1608 Console: Marc Alan Goodman
Masterdisk NYC: Alexander Deturk
Publishing | Licensing : Hummingbird | JRL

Bass & Upright: Dave Shelton
Extra Guitar: Alex Derho [1,3,4,5]
Violin: Tiel Elizabeth Rierdon [2,5,8]
HUMMINGBIRDINKART@GMAIL.COM

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Track Name: Will You Let Them
How long will you dress like them?
How long will you furnish your home in aweful messes too?
How long will you eat like them?
How long will you speak the way you wish not be spoken to?

Will you let you them take away your freedom?
I hope they do not strip you from your sisters puppies too
I know you've built your garden, but you must prune your earnings too!

How long will you feast like them?
How long will you tune your tone to strange dimensions too?
How long with you teach like them?
How long will you speak the way you wish not be spoken to?

And will you let them take away your freedom?
I hope they do not strip you from your sisters puppies too
I know you've built your garden
I know you've built your garden
I know you've built your garden
Track Name: A Terrible Storm
There was a terrible storm last night, aside the anticline.
I was on horse hunting with wolves, when I first heard your cry.

I said who has threat our home, from where has soil turned cold tonight?
From where has kingdom come, and you don't like this much, but it's true...

[That there] is something in the water tonight
There is something in your water tonight

Remove yourself to the most natural estate and create, create, create

How many stars must you pray upon, how much longer will you ignore your duty to the moon?!
Track Name: Peace For Once
It's so g*d damn hard, like ten tons of weights and bricks, resting gently on your arms.
It's so f*cking cold, like a naked baby boy in a blistering winter storm.

I said young man, I need you to be strong, to send signals and forewarn if I am not to make it home.
Young man, I need you to be gone, take my cartridges and canteens, and move along!

Move along!

So as they punch and poison you, I hope you sing along, for the crest atop your kingdom is o' so false and wrong.

Peace for once!
Please peace for once!
PLEASE please peace for once!
Track Name: Such Unwholesome Tongue
Let's call a spade a spade.
Let's call the moon the moon.
Let's call a king a king.
Let's call a wound a wound.

I'll tell mama I'm okay, as you spit and curse my name in vain again...

You want to cross the river-wide, but you will not leave behind your lead musket stones.
You want to drink from the fountain, but you sit and you speak such unwholesome tongue!

Let's call a win a win.
Let's stealing a sin.
Let's call a shame a shame.
And we'll call you cheating the same.

I'll tell papa I'm okay, as the blazing fires begin to burn, burn, burn.

You want to cross the river-wide, but you will not leave behind your lead musket stones.
You want to drink from the fountain, but you sit and you speak such unwholesome tongue!

(You think you're high but you're not, you think you're high but you're not, you think you're high but you're not, you think you're high don't you?!)
Track Name: My Deepest Condolences
No elephants roam in this place
The sun burns it's brightest everyday
The devil comes to say hello
You stop dead in your tracks

As

To follow him

The one: the devil and his son
Whom you were always waiting for
and knew were coming all along


You talk talk way too fast
You greed greed too much cash

You run run way too fast
You greed greed too much cash

We talk talk way too fast
We greed greed too much cash

For

The one: the devil and his son
Whom you were always waiting for
and knew were coming all along


And now I send My Deepest Condolences to you, Love
Track Name: In The Palace
We awoke in the palace
The foreign town was around us, the sun beaming just past noon.

I do not know why, you have not come inside, I am always dreaming of you.
I do not know why, you have not seen the sky, I am at one with the moon.

Now my feet have grown so calloused, the stones chew them with malice, I've not awarded them new shoes.

I do not know why, you have not come inside, I am always dreaming of you.
I do not know why, you have not seen the sky, I am at one with the moon.

It's bringing me down, all the unfamiliar lighting and sound, casting unfamiliar faces in my room, I don't know where to go or what to do - I think I am lost, I know I am lost without you...

We awoke in the palace
The foreign town was around us, the sun beaming just past noon.
Track Name: My Sweet Siren
What were you thinking, as the window closed for the very last time? What were you wishing, as we blew another dozen eyelashes of mine? What were you wanting as you stood on the edge of your mind? What were you hunting without an idea of silence or time?

Beware there are rabid beasts, outside your door, like snipers they will strike you without a teardrop of remorse.

My sweet siren, sing me a soulful song
Track Name: The Hollows
Do you see them on the wire?
Do you wonder can you get much higher?
Have you found remedies for your pain?
Do you find innocence in your killing?

Cheaters, leaders all break the rules.
Poets, philosophers are now modern fools.
Have you found remedies for your pain?
Do you find innocence in your killing?

You see them on the wire, and you want to get much higher, love. Why don't you just up and float away?

And they were not, on the shore, where you had met them the evening before, and there you were, naked and stoned, begging and pleading and teething for more....

(Baby) You run through the hollows
Track Name: Wings Of The Bird
You awoke, with the wings of the bird.
Then you spoke, to the king up on his throne.
Then you choke, with the task at hand and home, and now you know, you grip to tight to let go...

O' oh oh oh!!!

You awoke, with the breath of the dog.
Then you smoke as you laugh and dance to this song. Then you go to the queen up on her log.
Because now you know, you grip too tight to let go!

O' oh oh oh!!!

You were always searching turning every stone, and what if what youre looking for is just right under your nose...

Under your nose
Under your nose
Under your nose
Track Name: Through The Trees
I saw you trough the trees.
On your goddess feet you float along to the breeze.

I've never seen you this way, I think you're going crazy, seemingly weak in the knees.

I saw you through the leaves.
In your woven lace with grace you float to the tide of the rolling sea.

I've never seen you this way. I'd think you're going crazy. I've never seen you this way. I think you're going insane.
Track Name: Wasted Space
Wasted space, its always sneaking in our lives.
Wasted space, it's always taking up our time.

What do you think you know, hiding under your tongue, running from a monster you've never known.
Are you under the gun, dependent on someone, too freaked and frightened to do it alone?

What is with the warpaint, dripping across your face
Why do you have evil smiles as you stand and you pace