The Crow Mother

by Wickerbird

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Mubla Na Thguob I hope it doesn't sound like an insult to say that I bought this album because it puts me to sleep. It's great and I wouldn't change a thing about it! Favorite track: Druids.
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released September 25, 2012

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Track Name: The Fold
and when you wake, you'll wake in the mornin
your fingers cold
your fields to be sown

feeble today, just like the seedlins
asleep in the fold
but one day you'll grow

alders breathing, keepin, weepin.
leaves all sinking, fever dreaming.
brothers sleepin, wolves all creepin
weavers weavin
nothin

and what you take, you'll take it for storin
the bitter snow
the winter you know

feeble today, just like the seedlins
sleepin in the fold
but one day you'll grow

alders breathing, keepin, weepin.
leaves all sinking, fever dreaming.
brothers sleepin, wolves all creepin
weavers weavin
nothin

alders breathing, keepin, weepin.
leaves all sinking, fever dreaming.
brothers sleepin, wolves all creepin
weavers weavin
nothin
Track Name: Beargrass
down the sound,
i fled for autumn
out her gown,
the woodshed sodden
boards and brown--
we're ever the garden's now

down the ground,
the brush I'm wanderin
now resounds
with thrushes hauntin
fountain-drown,
my wishes wanton
callow down,
my willow's walkin.

all of this was interim
all of them were innocent
in the mire
with the wrens
say oh

down the hound,
we lie with cravens
and unfound,
we make our makings
all our rounds--
and never the dogs did frown

down the mound,
the dark is takin
wound around
our sorrow shakin.
let me now--
forever this love abounds

all of this was interim
all of them were innocent
in the mire
with the wrens
say oh

all of this was interim
all of them were innocent
in the wild
with a grin
say oh
Track Name: The Birds
they are nowhere
rest your head there
sleep softly
i will catch thee
now

snow is on the road
torn your mothers clothes
she'll never know know know know
know know know know
oh no

all your fingers cold
hole you dug alone
she'll never know know know know
know know know know
Track Name: Tripoli
someday
someday
beside the ocean
we are devotion
we are the same

something
something
deep in the notion
sifting through tokens
nothing will change

but oh my god
i fear what
we
were sent for

and oh my god
ive seen you
here
before

and all the owls
and i in
trees
of maple

and oh my god
the green i've
seen
before

tripoli is calling me
tripoli is calling me
tripoli is calling me
tripoli is calling me

someway
someway
we lie in motion
seeing whats broken
seeing the rain

sunday
sunday
beside the ocean
we'll quaff a potion
we'll die in may


but oh my love
i see what
we
were sent for

and oh my love
ive seen you
here
before

and all the dogs
with him, the
king
of naples

and oh my love,
the queen will
sleep
no more
Track Name: Druids
in the day my darlin
i was here before
i was stealin starlins
i was sleepin on the shore
on the shore

in the day youre turning
we were hidden for
we made picture books and
we made fixtures on the floor
on the floor
on the floor
on the floor
but you were gone
Track Name: Tall Rooms
we were roamin'
lost
we were searchin'
through the garden

in the perma-
frost
they were turnin'
as we watched them

but I
I wasn't borne away
from tall rooms
to saloons

behind
the fever maids that wait
in volumes
i will find
you


sunken in the
moss
they were callin
from the firmament

drunken by the
faust
we had fallen
we were maudlin


oh i
wasn't shorn away
by calhouns
to say sooth

and i
on these craven legs
i sail through
to fault you

but i

i could see your toes were cold
the dust you wrote was on my
clothes
and oh
of all the incantations
fate had
bared my fearsome never alone
Track Name: Indian Blankets
in the pine and
paraffin
they were cold
they were interim
in the wine:
witherin
your ghost


you were slight
very thin
in the snow
we were buried and
in the night,
tarried in
your home

naked
you were
naked

naked
you were
naked

in the brine
bretheren
with the rain
you were glistenin
thin my rind
tethered in
your name

sleep inside
peregrin
round the glade
you were featherin
in my stein
weather
won't abate


naked
you were
naked

naked
you were
naked

naked
you were
naked

naked
you were
naked
Track Name: Towertop
been around
sticks and stone
for month or so

all the while
all i know
could be terra-formed

and though
their pocketbooks are vacant,
vagabonds and vagrants
always will know

and though
our bones are newly naked
petty, drunk and shakin
were buried in clothes


but you
seldom see carnations
springing into bloom
god almighty shaking
aching too
bowers where your sisters
whisper in the gloom
towertop's in cinders
all too...

soon
and mama wrote
you be coming home

oooh
my wanton coat
my loss in jericho

cause even in the sty you
never see the lies youd
ever been told

and even though i try to
in the woods
im never alone

but you
seldom hear them ringing
sleigh bells in the noon
callow bodies singing
of the moon
galavanting gosling
walking through the room
all decanting something
of the...

of the swoon



but you
seldom see carnations
springing into bloom
god almighty shaking
aching too
bowers that your sisters
whisper in the gloom
towertop's in cinders
all too...
Track Name: The Crow Mother
brother I
married in the grove
passed awhile,
ferried to the shore
you took to the floor
and there, carried on
brother I
never let you know

her tongue
her teeth
were all i know
her cigarettes
were fabled
i took
my hands
upon the stove,
my silhouette
all sable

and i told you,
told you,
told you,
what I told you before
in the wold you,
wold you,
wold you,
in the wold you
will grow

the pyre,
the pine,
were growing high,
the crow that hide
in stables
the words
i find,
from garden-wights
i carved them
in your table

and i told you,
told you,
told you,
what I told you before
in the wold you,
wold you,
wold you,
in the wold you
will grow




and don't break home
to prove you're not alone
they wont let go
the songs are never gone
though their tongues are painted on

and don't break home
to prove you're not alone
they wont let go
the songs are never gone
though their tongues are painted on