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released July 24, 2007

The Seedy Seeds are
Mike Ingram
Margaret Darling

Featured Musicians
Paul Bunyan + Chris Haubner // vocals on 10
Youri Choe // cello on 07, 08, 09 ; cello and piano on 12

All music and lyrics by The Seedy Seeds
Except 07 by O'Meara and O'Meara, Bardis Music, USA

Mastered at 504 Productions, Cincinnati, Ohio

www.theseedyseeds.com

©  Eurodorable Recordings + 2010 Marmicon Music, BMI // all rights reserved // www.eurodorable.com // Recorded at Candyland Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Track Name: Intro : The Da-Da Song
da da da da
da da da da
Track Name: Eponym
turn off the t.v.
and look me in the eye when we don't speak
i'm tired of sleeping
tired of careless, empty hours
i'm tired of eating
my dinner off of paper plates
i can't be bothered
to step around the holes you left for me
i am ready now

the sun is heavy
it's taking out the glass as light shines in
and finds the ceiling
and the walls withdraw to leave me where i stand
and turned to tackle
because the dust has settled just enough to see
the room around me
is nothing more than six sides on a square
i am ready now

i've dreamt of mountains
taller than the distance to the stars
and i was flying
though i was naming every single one
and fields of cotton
never had been farther from my mind
i have to smile
i only hope that you can do the same
and i know i am ready now
Track Name: The Little Patton
le petit patton
le petit patton
you are my little kitten
you're my little song

everything turned wrong
and as the days grew long
they smuggled out the empire
and left the t.v. on
after we had gone
they kept the curtains drawn
and i was just a sailor
searching for my home

you were right
you were right
and i can't meet you there
you were right
are you alright?

so came the denouement
and sentiments withdrawn
i took you to the country
drunk on abnegation
and everything undone
we started at square one
orion just above us
pushing us along

you were right
you were right
and i can't meet you there
you were right
are you alright?

together we grew strong
no longer were we wan
you really were a saviour
my petit patton

you were right
you were right
and i can't meet you there
you were right
are you alright?
Track Name: Alberta
my good friend, it's been a while
you're like an honor
making it all worth
all the time I spent
and all the time lost
and I did need that, oh my dear friend

oh, Alberta, where've you gone to?
i haven't seen you in months
well i suppose that i've been sleeping
and out of context
with all the giants
and all the fragile loves
i'm just now emerging
within your grace
and i can stretch my arms and legs out
and i can stretch my lungs out
and breathe again

you stir me with lines of endless color
your radiant smile
that puts the warm to woolen fabric
and in the morning
i'll capture crisp air
to shake trochaic march
i'm just now emerging
within your grace
and i can see the tops of houses
and i can see the way here
and always home

my good friend it's been a while
you're like an honor
making it all worth
all the time i spent
and all the time lost
and I did need that, oh my dear friend
Track Name: Rise To Receive
i get up to the rain
racing to greet the dirt
played on my roof
my own symphony

and the only way to tell
that time has passed at all
the dust that lays upon
the book by the sill

rain rain rain

the boards feel warm and loyal
solid beneath my feet
and every step i place
you rise to receive
Track Name: Calliope
and everyday you struggle to wake
but you say that you need me
in your sleep

you're so hard to read
but you say that you love me
in your sleep

you and i
we are intertwined
i am strings you are strings
and as the threads erode
i've got knots in my sides
you wind me up
calliope

i am a top spinning round
down up down up down up
leave me alone
Track Name: Grace
as we gather in the chapel
here in old kilmainham gaol
I think about these last few days
will they say that we have failed?
from our school days they have told us
we must yearn for liberty
but all i want in this dark place
is to have you here with me

grace, i know it's hard for you
to ever understand
the love i bear for these brave men
my love for this dear land
but when padraic called me to his side
down at the GPO
i had to leave my own sick bed
to him i had to go

grace, just hold me in your arms
and let this moment linger
for they take me out at dawn
and I will die
with all my love,
i place this wedding ring upon your finger
we won't have time to share our love
for we must say goodbye

now as the dawn is breaking
sure my heart is breaking, too
as they lead me out to die
my thoughts will be of you
and I'll write some words
upon the wall
so everyone will know
i loved so much that i could see
his blood upon the rose

grace, just hold me in your arms
and let this moment linger
for they take me out at dawn
and I will die
with all my love,
i place this wedding ring upon your finger
we won't have time to share our love
for we must say goodbye
Track Name: The Weight Of So Many Anchors
i'm sorry that you came
up to speed with everything
and it's sad you never made it out
it's okay i guess you had it good for a while

i'm not yours to carve not jack-o-lantern prey
and your spider legs were getting in the way

and like the sun you're unable to decide
on which side of the world you like to spend your time
and when you keep your complications in tow
don't the weight of so many anchors bend your bow

i'm not yours to carve not jack-o-lantern prey
and your spider legs were getting in the way
Track Name: Changes Less The Moon
from where i stood
i could see the tides receding
counting on the up leaves me
counting on the down
it seems

steady steady calm
i am the language of the windmill
and though i cannot tell
where my body meets the ground
it seems

in a fashioned line
i am uncertain and untied
on fractured thoughts and broken sentences
and after all is done
i can lie down and shut my eyes
of open air and without fences

when i stop my head
i can feel the movement swelling
it's coming up around
it's always coming up around
it seems

in a fashioned line
i am uncertain and untied
on fractured thoughts and broken sentences
and after all is done
i can lie down and shut my eyes
of open air and without fences
Track Name: Ides
they said you died like the mountain
but you were just the silent one
and you move like fire
across quicksand
you were the tree uprooted by the winter
many years ago

close the blinds
cut out the lights
and pick you off the floor
lay you down upon my bed
so you can rest once more

and when the clouds let out the copper
and pennies rained for days
the rock that fortified our castle
conceded to the waves
and sawed-off chair that gave you posture
awarded to the floor

close the blinds
cut out the lights
and pick you off the floor
lay you down upon my bed
so you can rest once more

oh, ides

i heard you tried to build a structure
to put it all away
and didn't stay to see the ending
it was all too much
and then just let the place consume you
like an accident

close the blinds
cut out the lights
and pick you off the floor
lay you down upon my bed
so you can rest once more
Track Name: Earned Average Dance America
it's here
i know
i know it's almost here

right now
i know
everything is just right

i know this time and time will stop
i'll play king i am the top
the top, top i am the top
a light to burn and not burn out

spin spin spinny spin spin spin
move to the front slide to the left
hey hey repeat

my keep
it seems
is costing all i keep

there was
but was
now something is not there

i cannot hold on to it all
i'll fall down now i will fall
the lines rise over my head
no one to stand to hear my sound

spin spin spinny spin spin spin
move to the front slide to the left
hey hey repeat

this time
is just
a waste of all my time

for now
i think
i'm good with what i go for

i'm seen in circles reading scene
i'll step up i split the mean
the mean, mean i split the mean
and so rebound i never fade

spin spin spinny spin spin spin
move to the front slide to the left
hey hey repeat
Track Name: Outro : Of The Lion
and you wanted renewal
to start over again
and you'd make it all right
but they laughed at the notion

and you spoke of the gems
and the streets paved with gold
all the precious to own
but they poisoned the fountain

but they broke your dear heart
and dissolved you in wine
you forgot why you came
so you lived at the stairwell

and they broke where you stand
and made off with your name
so i gave you my bones
and made you a cartwheel