Count The Days

by The Seedy Seeds

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re-release date: 08 March 2011

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released October 21, 2008

The Seedy Seeds are
Mike Ingram + Margaret Darling

Featured Musicians
Paul Bunyan // vocals on 05, 09 ++ Chris Haubner // vocals on 05, 09 ++ Brian Penick // drums on 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11, 12 ++ Michael G. Ronstadt // cello on 03, 07, 09, 12 ++ Ryan Sedgwick // French horn on 04, 07, 08 ++ Mary Martha Weiner // trumpet on 02, 04, 07, 08, 12; vocals on 09 ++ Myles Weiner // vocals on 05, 09 ++ Rebekah Weiner // trombone on 02, 04, 07, 12; vocals on 09

Additional Musical Contributions
Youri Choe // cello on 03

All music and lyrics by The Seedy Seeds
Except 05 // Words and music by Sarah Pirtle © 1984, 1989 Discovery Center Music, BMI

Recorded at tetragram studio, Cincinnati, Ohio ++ Additional Recording at J5 Studio + The Poodle Palace in Cincinnati, Ohio, + Marmicon Recording Studio in Solon, Ohio ++ Mastered at 504 Productions

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Track Name: Winter 04
the hum of street lamps
did smother all of the noise
and spread out like a blanket
and the still that crept us out of bed
and into the blue line car
held my head in focus

slow down!
we are traveling too quickly
from winter 04

you laid your head down
to catch up on your rest
to turn yourself back out again
i stepped across from roof to roof
while the city was on pause
before we went back in again

slow down!
we are traveling too quickly
from winter 04

hey! where'd you go?
i thought that you were coming along with me
you could not outrun all the thoughts
that would enter your heart and head

your cousin's party
did poison our eyes and ears
and dropped us into comas
sometimes i'm aware that i've skipped days
and i don't know why they went
and i don't care that they're gone

slow down!
we are traveling too quickly
from winter 04
Track Name: Dandelion
dandelion
with the sun from his cheeks
on the window sill

will light up the room
when he's perched here for weeks
and he lights it still

just give me a sound
just a poster to let me know you're still here

don't forget to write me
don't forget your family

dandelion
with the sun from his cheeks
in my fingernails

i'll pick up your stems
pick your leaves when the breeze
takes you far from here
Track Name: The Push
and when i found myself
framed against the flatlands
a hundred pilots in my arms
the wind it did pick up
and give a breath
i folded a thousand times before
and in a moments pose
no one knows
nobody knows what came before

no it's not enough
all of the heartaches
all of the heartaches
stacked one on top of the next
is not enough
the audience was stunned
it was appalling
it's not appalling what they saw
i saw it in a movie once

i came at once to a room of thunderbolts
electrical charging up my spine
i turn it on i turn it off
it comes from a box beside my bed
and when i pull on slackened rope
mechanical increments in time

pressure in my head
the push is on my tongue
dirt in my mouth
and water in my lungs
sunset to the west
and fire in the home
everything to want
and nothing too to own
Track Name: Drive Me To The Center
drive me to the center
where the engines move the city
and the buildings duck and swell
like a splendid carousel
carry all to destinate
and clean the tracks of dividends

oh, the fluid, blurring landscape
from the backseat window darling
does the pavement bend the trees?
as we hurry our machines
with every pinch the center spreads
into our limbs into our heads

i have in my eyes
if we step to the side
we can be let go
you think i'll unwind
you think so you know

i can't seem to shake off the times
every place is sought with straight lines
oh well oh well

and timelines go forever
but memories drown with summer
there are some that do hold on
and they build them into homes
and it splits their selves in two
half of me i'm half of you
Track Name: My Roots Go Down
my roots go down
down to the earth
my roots go down

i am a pine tree on a mountain side
my roots go down

i am a wildflower reaching for the sun
my roots go down
Track Name: The Feeders
the feeders feed
on my every word
my syllables to sparks, to sparks
and chew and spit my purposes project
and fill their lungs with dreamer light

don't you need to race to be the first to the head?
we feed the holes with our hands

the feeders fiend
on my every word
my syllables do swell, do swell
and they grow up and up and on up
and soon balloon—accumulus!

don't you need to race to be the first to the head?
we feed the holes with our hands

this reminds me of something—something we can do
this reminds me of something—something we can have

the feeders feed
on my every word
my syllables are not enough
and chew and spit my projects project
and run on and run on
Track Name: Oh, Cincinnati
underneath the avenue
there's a tunnel been sleeping
everyone is gathering
at the market on findlay street
the sun comes out on saturdays
for to shine on the city
i never knew your charity
but i know you've forgiven me

oh, cincinnati
oh, cincinnati

your hills are like a memory
reinforced by concrete
the tower towers over me
chaperoning the busy streets
cars stop and go stop and go stop and go
i never knew your charity
but i know you've forgiven me

oh, cincinnati
oh, cincinnati

friends stop and go stop and go stop and go
Track Name: August Eyes
do you remember
august eyes?
the warm, warm songs
of wind and sun
blowing perfect rings
out of flowerings
into clouds and shade
on our summer days

oh no! oh no!
we're can't go back to it.
oh no! oh no!

la la la la
we split our split our hearts in two
la la la la
we should have stayed here

we had been so long
the grass bent for our bodies
and grew into a cave around us
it was the tiny strokes
that called to us to get up
but don't all things come to an end to an end?
Track Name: On The Subject Of Our Past Selves
i was i was covered in amber leaves
you were you were buried in dirt
we said we said we meant what we said
we said we said we said what we meant

we climbed for (h)ours up to the golden sun
and the bricks that we laid of paper-maché
you said they would hold our weight forever
i said you're clearly out of your mind

in time what's passed is past
it's okay we don't relate
we don't relate it's okay

you hold you hold forever like a secret tower
and if it falls then it means we've ended our reign
our words could never carry the procession
our words could never bear all the wait

in time what's passed is past
let's give up the rest let's give up the sustain
we don't relate it's okay
we don't relate we don't relate

you took all i've given
i am all i gave

oh september, october, november
how the years pass like water
chasing the sides of the stream to the sea
oh yeah
Track Name: Count The Days
i caught the sunshine pushing folds into my skin
and as the broad plains gave
and i grew gray
and warmed within

the wind i draw is carving stone into my ribs
and when i crawl to sleep
i dream too big
and wake up as the hills

in stone
in stone
i count the days

i called the mountains
i said hey how are you?
are we mirrors
of ourselves off each other?
Track Name: Losing Light
stay still
this is a stop in time
we forgot to bring a camera
the sky
fills our horizon line
we were out at franklin park losing light

as day retreats
we pocket all the heat
so when we've left
we'll stay warm in our beds
but we get no rest

stay still
your face is aglow with shine
i prefer you just the way you are
on green hills
we gather to watch the sun die
we were out at franklin park losing light

as day retreats
we pocket all the heat
so when we've left
we'll stay warm in our beds
but we get no rest

stay still
this is a stop in time
we forgot to bring a camera
Track Name: I'm Asleep In All My Dreams
turn the glass over in my hands
and we'll all stand on our heads now
we'll walk backwards and upside down
till we all fall in our beds now

in my dreams
i'm asleep
i'm asleep
in all of my dreams

each day at a quarter past
and i'm thinking of the after
and my cells move in perfect time
when i wake up am i waking?

in my dreams
i'm asleep
i'm asleep
in all of my dreams

i will change tomorrow
tomorrow i will change

turn the glass over in my hands
and i'm counting back from twenty
hide and seek at the bus depot
i am always always searching

in my dreams
i'm asleep
i'm asleep
in all of my dreams