B i o g r a p h y
 (by Musicremedy.com)

The tale of Mariee Sioux began as delicately and spiritually as her captivating song, as a small ember introduced to the universe that soon grew into a flame of hope and illumination. Her dazzling debut album, Faces in the Rocks, weaves together the poetic interpretations of the universe's deep truths and interconnectedness that have intrigued her since childhood. Each spin invites listeners to be the cast in Mariee's entrancing tale with a journey ahead that is only beginning.

The stage was set in her hometown of Nevada City, CA, a historically creative community in which artists have flourished over the ages, where Mariee intertwined the vivid verse she had been writing as a child with the life lessons she has learned as an adult for this powerful record. Her roots had been planted deep in music through the love of her mandolin-playing father, but it was not until Mariee ventured a life-changing trip to Patagonia at the age of 17 that she began to play an instrument herself. She soon perfected the spry, delicate finger picking guitar technique featured on Faces in the Rocks, a faultless accompaniment to her strong yet sweetly cooing vocals, and toured internationally with her adoring compatriots Brightblack Morning Light.

Featuring Grammy-nominee Gentle Thunder's enchanting sound on a redwood-carved Native American flute as well as her own father Gary Sobonya on mandolin, Mariee recorded Faces in May 2007 with a troupe of Nevada City's talented musicians. Recorded with the intent of aligning the magnificence of the human voice with the universe's creative energy, each song is a stirring exploration of life. Her tales range from the profundity of friendship on the single 'Friendboats'to the yearning of self-understanding on 'Bundles,'each laced with fabled images and poignant verse. 'Two Tongues at One Time,'recently released on a rare 7'vinyl, is a sonnet-filled homage to the ancestors who traversed the wild lands of America hundreds of years ago, reminding listeners of our vital ties to our past.

Continuing the folk tradition of songwriting greats such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Wolf, and Nick Drake, Faces glorifies an appreciation of the working spirit and the oneness of nature that remains timeless.




Pray me a shadow
- 2000 - Self Released -



Icarus Eye
Axeman
Patagonia
Silent be the way
Gray whole winter

Friendboats
Twin song

You were my missing elements (Instrumental)
Ghosts in my heart


Faces in the Rocks
- 2007-10-09 -



Wizard Flurry Home
Buried in Teeth
Friendboats
Wild Eyes
Bravitzlana Rubakalva
Two Tongues
Bundles
Flowers and Blood
 

Gift for the End
- 2012-03-02 -



Homeopathic
Ghosts In My Heart
Old magic
Icarus Eye
Swimming Through Stone
White Fanged Foreverness
Twin Song
Tule
 

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Lovesong


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Pray me a shadow

Icarus eye

Lemon filled bowls in your home
Lemon filled bowls in your home
Those lemon filled bowls in your home
And mama said
Oh my mama said
Mama said
Oh my mama she said
That I'm a pyramid

Icarus eye in style
The icarus eye in style
It tattooed your breath a while
But pears in bowls
And sowing seeds
But pears in bowls
And sowing seeds
Mean I'm a pyramid
Mean I'm a pyramid

Oh soaking almonds in milky mouths
Kiss yours into mine don't let your teeth fall out
And roll all around licking your lips
Open up let the mouths take drift

Head in the dirt and I'm home
Head in the dirt and I'm home
My head in the dirt and I'm home

And you were the missing elements
For a few glow in the dark moments
Oh you were my missing elements
For a few glow in the dark moments
Moment

Oh you were my missing elements
Oh you were my missing elements

Lemon filled bowls in your home
Lemon filled bowls in your home
Those lemon filled bowls in your home
And mama said
Oh my mama said
Mama said
Oh my mama she said
I'm a pyramid

Axemen

We're always outrunning the flood
And it leaves us knee deep in the mud we once rubbbed
On our faces while waltzing around with dirt masks
Now the forest asks us if we've noticed
That we've out worn our welcome.

So run, run, run from the Axemen
They've come come come for your new skin
Run, run, run from the axe men
They've come come come for your new skin

We're always chewing it in the backs of our mouths
To keep our backs watched and clean of we'd let out howls
Of love so bold and black and mean it would lock down your knees
and block the seeds of light they need.

So run, run, run from the Axemen
They've come come come for your new skin
Run, run, run from the axe men
They've come come come for your new skin

And we're always out running that flood
And I want to let out howls of love to bold and rough and tough
And black and mean that it would lock down your knees
And block the seeds of light they need.

So run, run, run from the Axemen
They've come come come for your new skin
Run, run, run from the axe men
They've come come come for your new skin

Patagonia

So, so, so, so sweetly
You said out loud
We're gonna break, we're gonna break
With the break o' day

And so sweetly
You stared down at me
Til I had to break, til I had to break
Those eyes away

So they would not pull at me
As I tried to make, as I tried to make
An early escape

And now the mouths of the mountains
Open with mine
I try to eat the sky
Of Patagonia

And here the hearts, they could break through stones
But here the cold, it cuts to bones
And here the hearts, they could break through stones
But here the cold, oh it cuts to bones
It can cut to bones

So, so, so, so neatly
You had told me
We'll meet again, we'll meet again
When the limbs are bare
And so neatly I held on tightly
A flashing feathered fingers through my hair
And now the secret's back home, they built like boulders
That they roll down the hills
Of Patagonia

And here the hearts, they could break through stones
But here the cold, it cuts to bones
And here the hearts, they could break through stones
But here the cold, oh it cuts to bones
It can cut to bones

And your, your, your hammers to my heart were pounding
Gonna have to take those hands
Away from your ears
Wild breaths were blown
With bolts of lightning
Oh let it strike to melt
Away this year

And so sweetly we'll take off galloping
And then rise to the sky of Patagonia
And then rise to the sky of Patagonia
And then rise to the sky
Of Patagonia

*** Thanx a lot to jed for this one ***

Silent Be the Way

Silent be the way that I will try and fix this
Cause you and all your ways are making darkened tricks
That take over your days untill they've taken you away
It's impossible to say

Anything at all, like I used to like I used to
Silver and Gold we would laugh in your bathroom
Silver and Gold we would laugh in your bathroom

And elephants could not stampede
To make you understand
The trumpets need to ring
Through your ears again
While sirens try to bring you
To their watering mouths

Come back to us like you used to like you used to
Silver and Gold we would laugh in your bathroom

Silent be the way that I will try and fix this
Cause you and all your ways are making darkened tricks
That take over your days untill they've taken you away
It's impossible to say

Anything at all, like I used to like I used to
Come back to us like you used to
Silver and Gold we would laugh in your bathroom
Silver and Gold we would laugh in your bathroom

Can't we blow the horns once more to echo accross this land

Gray Whale Winter

Somehow, we'll have to find
The bones that we left in each other's mouths
'Cause you still have the ones that allow me to stand upright
And now the night, it ties me tight to the bare trees
And now the night, it holds me tight to my brown knees
This will be a gray whale winter
Pulling everyone under
Golden breaths going down deeper
We will need to have fireflies in our mouths
And swallow them down, down, down, down, down
And swallow them down, down, down, down, down

So when we leave the sky behind
We will find ourselves
Blowing under waves black as crows' wings
Glowing under waves black as crows' wings
So when we leave the sky behind
We will find ourselves
Blowing under waves black as crows' wings
Glowing under waves black as crows' wings
Blowing under waves black as crows' wings

Somehow, we'll have to find
The sun that we left in each other's mouths
'Cause i still have the light you left in my teeth
And now the day, it throws me out on the streets
And now the day, it throws me out of your reach

This will be the end of garden mothers
Throwing their fists through the walls
Failing to catch the falling hope clouds
She will need to have fireflies in her belly today
To shine their light on a path so she won't stray
So she won't stray

So when she leaves the sky behind
She will find herself
Blowing through the forest black as crows' eyes
Glowing through the forest black as crows' eyes
So when she leaves the sky behind
She will find herself
Blowing through the forest black as crows' eyes
Glowing through the forest black as crows' eyes
Blowing through the forest black as crows' eyes

Friendboats

Send some friendboats made from wood bones
For all that I have known has rowed away from this coast
And carve me a mask from the safety of their decks
And make me a dress from their masts

For I have never known such missing of that breaking water
No, I have never known such missing of that breaking water
No, I have never known
Such missing of that breaking water

So when I go
Please, when I am gone
When I go
Please, when I am gone
Then, burn me with their bows

And toss some saving golden ropes to
Let us set anchor so far away from this coast
Then close off this darkness with curtains of sails
And cast it forever into the chests of the whales

For I have never known such missing of that breaking water
No, I have never known such missing of that breaking water
No, I have never known
Such missing of that breaking water

So when I go
Please, when I am gone
When I go
Please, when I am gone
Then, burn me with their bows

Twin Song

This, this is
And this, this is
Banjo blues, confused train
Track me down
And this, this is
And this, this is
Lanterns strung on wolves letting out howls
Burning leaves, leaving me smoky
And bats hang from
The tired eyes in the hills of holes
To my high heaven

Where my twin'll take my hand
Where my twin'll drink my vein
Where my twin'll drag me down
Where my twin'll feel the same
And where my twin'll grab my mane
And ride me wild into that higher heaven

And this, this is
And this, this is
Settling down in our heads
But we thought it was rain
Now we're fighting the snow
And chewing on these grains
But we still don't know
How to sew our seeds back to the ground

So I'll need my twin to take my hand
Need my twin to drink my vein
Need my twin to drag me down
Need my twin to feel the same
I'll need my twin to grab my mane
And ride me wild into that higher heaven
High, higher heaven
High, higher heaven
High, higher heaven

I want my twin to take my hand
Want my twin to drink my vein
Want my twin to drag me down
Want my twin to feel the same
I want my twin to grab my mane
And ride me wild into that higher heaven

This, this is
And this, this is
Banjo blues, confused train
Track me down

Ghosts In My Heart

Dancing in the dark in my sleep

We're counting in the dark in our sleep
You told me graves are shaped like hives of sunbeams
Counting in the dark in our sleep
You told me graves are shaped like hives of sunbeams

And a hammer's to my head and you're starving yourself
And a hammer's to my head and you're starving yourself

But little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And oh, even my momma's got your name in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth

We're dancing in the dark in our sleep
Hallelujahs, hiding and seeks
We're dancing in the dark in our sleep
With hallelujahs, hiding and seeks

And a hammer's to our heads and we're starving ourselves
A hammer's to our heads and we're starving ourselves

And little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And oh, even my momma's got your name in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth

And the ghosts in this down, they can walk the walk
But every kid in this town can talk the talk
The ghost in this town, they are holding their breaths
But the ghosts in my heart, they can't get no rest
No rest, no rest, no rest
No rest, no rest

We're counting in the dark in our sleep
You told me graves are shaped like hives of sunbeams
A hammer's to my head and you're starving yourself
And a hammer's to my head and you're starving yourself
And dancing in the dark in our sleep
Hallelujahs, hiding and seeks
And a hammer's to our heads and we're starving ourselves
A hammer's to our heads and we're starving ourselves

Little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
Well, little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And oh, even my momma's got your name in her mouth
And my momma's got your eyes in her mouth
And my momma's got her eyes in your mouth
And my momma has her eyes in your mouth
And my momma's got your eyes in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth

And the ghosts in this down, they can walk the walk
Every kid in this town can talk the talk
The ghost in this town, they are holding their breaths
But the ghosts in my heart, they can't get no rest
No rest, no rest
And the ghosts in my heart
They can't get no rest

 

Faces in the Rocks

Wizard flurry home

One, two, three, four

Dance, dance, snow
Flur, flurry home
And dance, dance, snow
Flur, flurry home

Oh, wizard, weave gold
Wave, wave, wave your title
Wizard, pound your
Mor, mor, mortar pestle
Wizard, weave gold
Wave, wave, wave your title
Wizard, pound your
Mor, mor, mortar pestle
Oh, mortar pestle and
Dance, dance in snow
And flur, flurry home

And winter, love holds
Crown, crown, crown your brothers
Winter, love snows
Crown, crown, crown your mountains
Winter, love holds
Crown, crown, crown your mothers
Winter, love snows
Crown, crown, crown your mountains
And dance, dance in snow
And flur, flurry home
Oh, flur, flurry home

And cocoon, bed spoon
I beg, I beg, I beg your pardon
Cocoon, bed spoon
I beg, I beg, I beg your pardon
Cocoon, monsoon
It break, break, breaks the roof in
Cocoon, monsoon
It break, break, breaks my heart in two
In two, two, in two
And it was two, oh, oh, five
And so new, new, so new
It was so new, new, new
New, new, so new

And brown, brown
Oh, brown knees, white bees'
Hum, hum, hum are missing
Brown knees, white bees'
Hum, hum, hum are missing
Could you p-lease
Turn, turn, turn to honey
Could you p-lease
Turn, turn, turn to morning
Could you p-lease
Turn, turn, turn tomorrow and
Turn our dance into ice
Oh, freeze our dance under lakes
And turn our dance into ice
Oh, freeze our dance under lakes and
Freeze our dance into snow-oh-angel pillows
Freeze our dance into snow-oh-angel pillows
Freezing our dance
Into snow angel pillows

Buried in teeth

Buried in teeth
Buried in teeth
Buried in teeth
Can't tell if I've got black roots or braids
Growing out of my head
Grandfathers eating our graves

Buried in teeth
Buried in teeth
Buried in teeth
Can't tell if I've got rivers or veins
Running under my skin
Flowing out over the plains
There's trapped antennas
All tangled up with these brains
And the spin of cocoons whispers your names

Well
The crash of molars it sifts us downward
Down past the roll of ancient thunder
Down past the delicate bones of bird wings
Those that never took the flight of morning
Down past the fossil ferns and antlers
A pack of ghost wolves are going to bring you under
And down past the stomachs filled with berries
Swallowed down into the gut of centuries

Where we'll petrify
Strong-willed, feeble, amber-eyed
There we'll petrify
Strong-lunged, weary, amber-eyed
Strong-winged, teary, amber-eyed
Amber-eyed

Buried in arms
Buried in arms
Buried in arms
Can't tell if it's your elbows or twine
All wrapped 'round my waist
A tangled mess divine
Buried in arms
Buried in arms
Buried in arms
Can't tell whose triggers are whose
So we'll pull every one
Firing diamonds at boots

Well
The crash of molars it sifts us downward
Down past the roll of ancient thunder
Down past the delicate bones of bird wings
Those that never took the flight of morning
Down past the fossil ferns and antlers
A pack of ghost wolves are going to bring you under
And down past the stomachs filled with berries
Swallowed down into the gut of centuries

Where we'll petrify
Strong-willed, feeble, amber-eyed
There we'll petrify
Strong-lunged, weary, amber-eyed
Strong-winged, teary, amber-eyed
Amber-eyed

Buried in arms
Buried in teeth
Buried in teeth
And buried in arms
Buried in teeth
Can't tell if those are black holes I spy
Starin' down at us
Sucking starlight through our eyes

And buried in arms
Buried in teeth
Buried in teeth
Buried in arms
And buried in arms
Buried in teeth
Buried in teeth
Buried in arms
And buried in teeth
Can't tell if we're being eaten alive

*** Thanx a lot to Sarah for this one ***

Friendboats

Send some friendboats made from wood bones
For all that I have known has rowed away from this coast
And carve me a mask from the safety of their decks
And make me a dress from their masts

For I have never known such missin' of that breaking water
No, I have never known such missin' of that breaking water
No, I have never known
Such missin' of that breaking water

So when I go
Please, when I am gone
When I go
Please, when I am gone
Then, burn me with their boughs

And toss some saving golden ropes too
Let us set anchor so far away from this coast
Then close off this darkness with curtains of sails
And cast it forever into the chests of the whales

For I have never known such missin' of that breaking water
No, I have never known such missin' of that breaking water
No, I have never known
Such missin' of that breaking water

So when I go
Please, when I am gone
When I go
Please, when I am gone
Then, burn me with their boughs

Wild eyes

Tiny darling ghost holder
Tiny darling ghost holder
You are soft spirit breather and
You are bark-skinned weaver
Remember you could weep fire
Remember you could weep fire
Remember you could weep fire with wild eyes
With wild eyes, ooh those wild eyes

If you ring your cells like bells in a garden
You'd plant your burdens way deep down in
And water them daily from wells of salty
Guilt for sons who pollinate the deadly
That wild eye, ooh that wild eye

Papa my pine whistler sparrow-eyed sun misser
Papa my pine whistler sparrow-eyed moon blisser
Mama my jaw clincher spirit-mouthed ghost dancer
Mama my vein braider thousand year bone burner
Mama my tongue twister thousand pronged antlers
Mama my tongue twister thousand pronged antlers
Mama my vein braider thousand pronged antlers, antlers
And ooh her wild eyes, ooh her wild eyes

So I will ring my cells like bells as you
Bind your father's molecules with roots of silver
Pierce him cedars with eyes like fingers
Picking bloody flowers
His wild eyes, ooh his wild eyes

Papa my pine whistler sparrow-eyed sun misser
Papa my pine whistler sparrow-eyed moon blisser
Mama my jaw clincher spirit-mouthed ghost dancer
Mama my vein braider thousand year bone burner
Mama my tongue twister thousand pronged antlers
Mama my tongue twister thousand pronged antlers
Mama my vein braider thousand pronged antlers, antlers
Ooh her wild eyes, ooh her wild eyes

Tiny green moss collector
Sweet tiny green moss collector
Remember you could catch fire
Remember you could catch fire
Remember you could catch fire with wild eyes
With wild eyes, ooh with those wild eyes

And once the river is rolling lower
We'll gather lichen from the boulders
We'll keep it dry inside our lockets
We'll put this town down into our pockets
We'll try...

To leave these branch arms behind
The swaying hands of pines
Their needles tugging at your skin
Trying to pull you back deep in their wooden womb
Of a hundred hearts hanging suspended, moth-eaten
Those muscles the size of your fist
All floating around your head
Not knowing who they're a-loving
Not knowing how fast they're a-pumping
Not knowing how hard they're a-beating
Not knowing who they're a-punching
Those muscles the size of your fist
All floating around your head
And throwing punches like we throw the stones to
The bottom of river beds
Who knows who's next
To watch from under the currents
The rapids rapidly raging while rapid
While we're rapidly blinking our wild
Our wild eyes

*** Thanx a lot to Dana for this one ***

Bravitzlana rubakalva

Bravitzlana Rubakalva
Is a country I made for us
Bravitzlana Rubakalva, our very own country

In Bravitzlana Rubakalva
We will build cabins
Of redwood heart and old animal eyes
Floors and walls of crystal

And we will sing around the fiery treestumps
We will play the woods
And in Bravitzlana Rubakalva
Our grey hair, it will not burn
No, no, our grey hair
It will not burn

And we will, and we will
And we will drop our lanterns in the darkness
We will dance all bright and fire
And we will drop our lanterns in the darkness
We will dance all bright and fire
And we will waltz with them red flickers
A red, orange, red, one, two
One, two, three, one, two, three...

Bravitzlana Rubakalva, our very own country
Bravitzlana Rubakalva
Oh, there, we have see-through bellies
Where we can, where we can
Where we can watch all the miracles happening
We can watch our organs clapping
And we can, and we can
And we can watch our bread dissolving
And we can watch our cells dividing
And we can see our babies floating
And we can watch them form from nothing
Sit back and just watch them form from nothing
We can, and we can, and we can, and we can, and we can, and we can
And we can, and we can
We can watch our blood a-rushing
Rushing past the walls of our canyons
And we can watch each other's muscles dancing
As we lay in each other's arms

'Cause in Bravitzlana Rubakalva
Our arms ain't attached to bodies

Two Tongues

Can you tell us the place where
The Elders chew the sky soft
The place where love is like
A perfectly quilled arrow
Flown from bows of pure willow
And under the thundering roll of ghost buffalo
Oh, can't you hear the world's heart breaking?

For it's a test of courage
To kiss the snake-tongued people
The fork-tongued people
And yes, it's a test of courage
To kiss the snake-tongued people
The fork-tongued people

'Cause it's like two tongues at one time
Like two tongues at one time
It's like two tongues at one time
Like two tongues at one time
It's like two tongues at one time
Like bitter spirits and sweet wine
Like two tongues at one time
At one time

So, pour all of your souls like magma into the caverns
Pour all of your souls like magma into the caverns
Pour 'em all for the hauntings, the hauntings, the hauntings
And pour 'em all for the hauntings, the hauntings, the hauntings
And pour 'em all for the hauntings
And cool down for the hauntings
And harden for the hauntings
And now granite-soul
You're a haunter, haunter hunting
Children of the wild plains
And now granite-soul you're a haunter
Haunter hunting children of the wild plains

And if my great-great-great-great-great-great-grandma
Could find them she would put all of their poisoned
All of their poisoned, poisoned teeth in her medicine bag
In her medicine bag
She'd make a graph of our death-beat pulse, murmur quiet
Pulse, murmur quiet
Like hiding pheasants in tall grass

Now there's faces in the rocks
And they're coming on strong
Faces in the rocks with medicine tongues
Faces in the rocks feels like a million to one
Woman and man in the moon with a cradle-board son
Oh, braided 'round close 'til all warmth is gone
Gone

So, here, take these blankets
Here, take these blankets
Here, take these blankets
They're woven from the hair of the dead

The hair from your sisters
Hair from your brothers
Hair from your lovers
Hair from the beavers
Hair from the otters
The hair from your mothers
Hair from your fathers
Hair from your lovers
Hair from the beavers
Hair from the otters

And we, we saw through you
Like a candle through a buffalo's eye
And we, we stood by you
Like a mama bear shot with her cubs at her side
And we, we saw through you
Like a candle through a buffalo's eye

*** Thanx a lot to Bill & Michael for this one ***

Bundles

Oh, pick me up I'm this bundle of sticks
Tied with the stems of clover and brambles
Oh, pick me up I'm this bundle
Wrapped in shrouds of muscle
And patched with cedars and shadows
Patched for a million miles
And waiting like a praying mantis
To be found by a curious child
Those tiny ones with open-eyed wonder
Like the jaws of a yawning coyote
Or a cactus blooming early
And a loving dawn like a mother
And a loving dawn like a mother

And wishing that rain was the answer
And a loving dawn like a mother
And a loving dawn like a mother
And wishing that rain was the answer
And in curious jars we're a spinning'n 'n 'n

Spinning, spinning, spinning into sickness
Spinning, spinning, spinning into sickness
And singing for stillness
Spinning, spinning, spinning into sickness
Spinning, spinning, spinning into sickness
And making up a still bed, making up a still bed

So I'm notching my spine with thorns pulled from your thumb
Notching my spine with thorns pulled from your thumb,
And I am swallowing my
I'm swallowing my bees down
And I'm buckling my, I'm buckling my knees up
And I'm eating my own hide to hide in my own skin
Eating my own hide to hide in my own skin
'Til I am left a-hanging
Upside down and draining
Like skinned does a-dangling
From a hunter's oak limb
Like my sisters those does, woven in red shrouds
And wearing bare ribbons of tightly wrapped muscles
And bearing the burden of being that gift from the forest
That turns humans wooden when opened

So can you, can you, can you tell me?
Can you, can you, can you tell me?
If it's easier to be emptier but lighter
If it's easier to be the lantern or the fire
If it's easier to be a lover or an echo
If it's easier to be the bull or the fighter
And if it's easier to die by arrows or by tigers
If it's easier to fly by monarchs or by sparrows
By monarchs or by sparrows
Oh, let me know

And there's a grizzly bearing in me
There's a grizzly bearing in me
And in you and in us and in we
And in you and in us and in we
Grizzly paws hide me
And grizzly paws hold me
And grizzly cradles me
Raising me like an offering
Of a bundle of sticks to the sun
Of a bundle of sticks to the sun
Of a bundle of sticks to the sun, to the sun

Now I'm sewing, sewing, sewing medicine bundles
With grass threads and porcupine quills
And I'm filling them up with galaxy beams
And with all the stars you've snuffed
And all the ghosts you've been
And with every shape you've morphed
And all the trees you've stumped
And I'm filling 'em up with all the blood
Your heart has pumped and pumped
And with all of the love, the love that your mouth has rushed
With all of the voices that your ears have rung
And with all of the life that your dirt has sprung
And with all of the magic that your gardens have grown
And I'm filling up these bundles with all the seeds
You've sown, and sown, and sown
And all the roots you've webbed and all the wind
You've blown, and blown, and blown
All the roots you've webbed and all the wind you've blown
And I'm filling up these bundles with all the twins you've born
With every brother lost and all the organs you've loaned
With every brother lost and all the organs you've loaned
With every brother lost and all the organs you've loaned

So, pick us up we're these bundles
Tied with the stems of clover and brambles
Oh, pick us up we're these bundles
Wrapped in shrouds of muscles

Flowers and blood

I never asked for to find my twin, but there you are
No, I never asked for to find my twin, but there you are
And I never asked for the spools to unspin, but there they roll
No, I never asked for the spools to unspin, but there they roll
I never asked for to carve your ribs, but here I go
And I never asked for to carve your ribs, but here I go
And I never pleaded for a new skin as I do now
I never pleaded for a new skin as I do now

Oh, flowers and blood
Build up a new me of flowers and blood
Flowers and blood
Build up a new me of flowers and blood
Build up a new me of flowers and blood
Flowers and blood

I'll shoot me a gun made of leaf and branch in this here town
I'll shoot me a gun made of leaf and branch in this here town
And eat me a bowl full of secret and mud, yes I will
I'll eat me a bowl full of secret and mud, yes I will
If you build up a new me of flowers and blood, say you will
Build up a new me of flowers and blood, say you will
And I'll see you a baby of drying clay, so don't you cry
I'll see you a baby of drying clay, so don't you cry

Oh, flowers and blood
Build up a new me of flowers and blood
Flowers and blood
Build up a new you of flowers and blood
Build up a new us of flowers and blood
Run us a river of flowers and blood
Flowers and blood
Build up a new us of flowers and blood
Build up a new us of flowers and blood
Oh, run us a river of flowers and blood
Run us a river of flowers and blood
Oh, flowers and blood

Gift for the End

Homeopathic

Beastly ball of fire all rolling in shame
A rattle snake in the nest
No legs, no eggs, no blame
I hold a lake in each hand
One for skating on, one for drowning in
There are frozen wings your bed
As you sleep outlined in white ghost
Like your soul had been rolling in sheep
Or had been wrapped up in birch bark
Like a gift for the end
When it finally finds me

A mummy tree woman
Becoming
Mummy tree women
Screaming
Oh, oh, oh

Homeopathic
Stereo static
Heroes in helmets
Humming birds swarm the attic

Trying so hard to explain
But I can speak only in wool
Might I knit from this mouth a train of cool water
For almonds I have seen your eyes
So delicate your light
Like a toothless bite
Alien and as humble as a newt
So sweet you almost killed me
Like poisonous honey

A mummy tree woman
Becoming
Mummy tree women
Screaming
Oh, oh, oh

Homeopathic
Stereo static
Heroes in helmets
Humming birds swarm the attic
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Beautifully bruised when it kicked you with its hooves
A headless stallion the color of a black rose
A mole chews vigorously at my side
While smoldering like a burning insect
Innards have dried into wreaths and rattles
Let's meet at the Madrone's cradle

Making landscapes out of felt
We will learn about
Succession
Succession
When a pond turns to a meadow
A fawn into a raven
A pond into a meadow
A fawn into a raven, a raven
Oh, raven, oh, raven
Oh, raven, oh, raven

Ghosts In My Heart

We're counting in the dark in our sleep
You told me graves are shaped like hives of sunbeams
Counting in the dark in our sleep
You told me graves are shaped like hives of sunbeams

And a hammer's to my head and you're starving yourself
And a hammer's to my head and you're starving yourself

But little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And oh, even my momma's got your name in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth

We're dancing in the dark in our sleep
Hallelujahs, hiding and seeks
We're dancing in the dark in our sleep
With hallelujahs, hiding and seeks

And a hammer's to our heads and we're starving ourselves
A hammer's to our heads and we're starving ourselves
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And oh, even my momma's got your name in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth

And the ghosts in this down, they can walk the walk
But every kid in this town can talk the talk
The ghost in this town, they are holding their breaths
But the ghosts in my heart, they can't get no rest
No rest, no rest, no rest
No rest, no rest

We're counting in the dark in our sleep
You told me graves are shaped like hives of sunbeams
A hammer's to my head and you're starving yourself
And a hammer's to my head and you're starving yourself
And dancing in the dark in our sleep
Hallelujahs, hiding and seeks
And a hammer's to our heads and we're starving ourselves
A hammer's to our heads and we're starving ourselves

Little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
Well, little kids' mommas have your name in their mouths
And oh, even my momma's got your name in her mouth
And my momma's got your eyes in her mouth
And my momma's got her eyes in your mouth
And my momma has her eyes in your mouth
And my momma's got your eyes in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth, in her mouth
In her mouth, in her mouth

And the ghosts in this down, they can walk the walk
Every kid in this town can talk the talk
The ghost in this town, they are holding their breaths
But the ghosts in my heart, they can't get no rest
No rest, no rest
And the ghosts in my heart
They can't get no rest

Old magic

Oh we've lost the old magic
Even tragic could not be a child to this
And when dolphins sink like stones
We will know that everyone's reached a higher heaven
For I have seen through your dear dear soul
All in gowns of velvety brown and faun-fire
And I wanna make the run with the Coho
Up a dyin' river going home
To a higher heaven

And I have seen you watching him
Metal and black powder
Elk teeth of ivory
The pounding of leather
Old coins in his eyes
And ever magic hands
And constellation skin
I have seen you watching him

And we ran through the mule shadows
Hand in hand
Sorrows in sorrows
Chased by plastic deer and tarp spirits
Tripping over tools and owl pellets
Years of dusty praying
You picked a pouch off of your dad's tree
Poured it in my mouth to show me
How he'd saved all your baby teeth
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You said special fears they always win like
A river been robbed of it's bend
A braid you just don't want to end
A snake who knows he'll never stand
And fingers that can't find their hand
A bead you just can't seem to strand
Oh don't you know that feeling?
Like someone's been stealing
All your kindling

So you taught the stones to talk
On the faun-fire path you walk
You taught the flames to talk
On the faun-fire path you walk
You taught the stones to talk
On the faun-fire path you walk
You taught the flames to talk
On the faun-fire path you walk

Walk with him

Icarus eye

Lemon filled bowls in your home
Lemon filled bowls in your home
Those lemon filled bowls in your home
And mama said
Oh my mama said
Mama said
Oh my mama she said
That I'm a pyramid
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Icarus eye in style
The icarus eye in style
It tattooed your breath a while
But pears in bowls
And sowing seeds
But pears in bowls
And sowing seeds
Mean I'm a pyramid
Mean I'm a pyramid

Oh soaking almonds in milky mouths
Kiss yours into mine don't let your teeth fall out
And roll all around licking your lips
Open up let the mouths take drift

Head in the dirt and I'm home
Head in the dirt and I'm home
My head in the dirt and I'm home

And you were the missing elements
For a few glow in the dark moments
Oh you were my missing elements
For a few glow in the dark moments
Moment

Oh you were my missing elements
Oh you were my missing elements

Lemon filled bowls in your home
Lemon filled bowls in your home
Those lemon filled bowls in your home
And mama said
Oh my mama said
Mama said
Oh my mama she said
I'm a pyramid

Swimming Through Stone

I have heard about this
About walking into a room
And the floor being covered with snake skins
Snake skins, how I wanna crawl back in
To them, like sleeping bags
And I need this like I need paper-thin fins
How I envy the herring
Always on their way
In easy flashes
Tiny lightnings
Glinting
Like sparks when hooves
Strike flint
Well I feel like I am swimming through stone

So I'll hold my brain out of the water
As I swim my remains back to him
'Cause the last thing that I need is a wet brain
During the hurricane
So I'll rest my weary head
Between the egret's beak
So I can hear you sing
The salmon eggs to sleep
With the songs of the wild
The wild, the wild
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I thought the coast was clear
I thought the coast was clear
But I'm wading through dead skeeters
Through wriggling larvae
Through blood suckers
But I've never sucked blood before this
No, I've never sucked blood before this
I've never sucked blood before this

And I knew better
But I walked right in again
There is that floor all covered with
Owl pellets
I examine the tiny bits
Of wonder and decay
All mystified
At the little skeletal
Glories
I wonder what went on in the rabbit's hole
And how these tiny things cannot seem to escape
Until we are left with snakeskin
And matted fur
Hair thin
Oh hair thin
Bones

*** Thanx a lot to jed for this one ***

White fanged foreverness

When hawks glide underwater
And salmon replace the unborn
The forgotten will rise from the oceans
Nests of kelp all strewn in their horns
And whispering
"Please take us back. Please take us back.
We've learned our lessons."

And Kate will break in down here
Without your seasons and fearless snow
And Kate will break in down here
Without your seasons and fearless bones
And white fanged foreverness
Bare footed wilderness
Green tangled gills need rest
And we can be forever blessed
We can be forever blessed
If we take the back roads like you said
If we take the back roads

And here on this pile of shell
I call out
To the pods all gathered like thunderheads
Under-in our hands
Crying with your songs like a peaceful death
Please teach us release
Teach me release
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
'Cause Kate will break in down here
Without your seasons and fearless snow
And Kate will break in down here
Without your seasons and fearless bones
And white fanged foreverness
Barefooted wilderness
Green tangled gills need rest
And we can be forever blessed
We can be forever blessed
If we take the back roads like you said
If we take the back roads

And here on this pile of driftwood
I will
Carefully string up
Stick by stick
Thin by thick
Bit by bit
Rib by rib
Rib by rib
Rib by rib
Rib by rib
Until a marble of you dances and chants
"In perfect balance take me back.
In perfect balance take me back.
I've learned my lesson."

And white fanged foreverness
Barefooted wilderness
Green tangled gills need rest
And we can be forever blessed
We can be forever blessed
If we take the back roads like you said
If we take the back roads

Twin Song

This, this is
And this, this is
Banjo blues, confused train
Track me down
And this, this is
And this, this is
Lanterns strung on wolves letting out howls
Burning leaves, leaving me smoky
And bats hang from
The tired eyes in the hills of holes
To my high heaven

Where my twin'll take my hand
Where my twin'll drink my vein
Where my twin'll drag me down
Where my twin'll feel the same
And where my twin'll grab my mane
And ride me wild into that higher heaven
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And this, this is
And this, this is
Settling down in our heads
But we thought it was rain
Now we're fighting the snow
And chewing on these grains
But we still don't know
How to sew our seeds back to the ground

So I'll need my twin to take my hand
Need my twin to drink my vein
Need my twin to drag me down
Need my twin to feel the same
I'll need my twin to grab my mane
And ride me wild into that higher heaven
High, higher heaven
High, higher heaven
High, higher heaven

I want my twin to take my hand
Want my twin to drink my vein
Want my twin to drag me down
Want my twin to feel the same
I want my twin to grab my mane
And ride me wild into that higher heaven

This, this is
And this, this is
Banjo blues, confused train
Track me down

Tule

Even though we sleep like ferns
I still feel like I'm gone for good
And even though we sleep like ferns

I still feel like I'm gone for good
I still feel like I'm gone
And whether it's the anther, python, panther
They still breathe hard wind
Hard wind, hard wind, lumber and blood
Hard wind, hard wind, who has the guts
To spill them, spill them from way, way up

Well we're just floating on our backs
Tea parties underwater
Summer's made of salt, swimming until
We dissolve
Into the sweet eye of the storm
And we are here, we are here, oh
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Forever naked, forever waitin', forever loved by the water
Swing with me softly, pull me up closely
To that neck that smells of pine trees
Smile that reminds me of shelter
Oh can't we cling like magnets?
Muddy dirt road, sleet and snowfall
The time we spent up north is made of good
Made of good

But there's a dog decoy of Tule
Drifting out of reach
Please wait, please
With me, Tule, oh Tule
Pretending to be drowned
How long can I hold this breath?
I'm dangling my arms
Buoyant body
Becoming the greenery
Until I am here
Until I am here
Oh

Forever naked, forever waitin', forever loved by the water
Swing with me softly, pull me up closely
To that neck that smells of pine trees
Smile that reminds me of shelter
Oh can't we cling like magnets?
Muddy dirt road, sleet and snowfall
The time we spent up north is made of good
Made of good

And I was visited by the water snake
I was visited by the water snake
She looked me over, I was shaken
She told me in tongues of wings
In a language that sounds like the rustling of leaves:
That the Lord's been, Lord's been eating again
So go on, go on, take my heart wind
This last old wild thing that's blowin'
With good dreams, wood beams, good good good good good things

With the smolderings of love and armor
The smolderings of love and armor
And seeing the scene, being the bean, oh
Seeing the scene, being the bean, oh
Seeing the scene, being the bean, oh

*** Thanx a lot to jed for this one ***

Non Albums Tracks

Lovesong

(The Cure cover / Perfect As Cats: A Tribute To The Cure LP)

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again

However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you
I will always love you

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am free again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am clean again

However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you
I will always love you