LYRICS
Cry, Cry, Crow
Dark So Gold
In the morning, I buckle my shoes like a pilgrim And make my way to the highway In the silhouette of silos Cry, cry, crow

I love you, more than you'll ever know dear Before I was born I could hear you Calling my name from far away Cry, cry, crow

In the distance, all the way from Iowa The city glows like a beating Heart upon the table Cry, cry, crow

In the dome-light, wherever you are going The hourglass your holding Is filled with falling snow Cry, cry, crow
If By Morning
Dark So Gold
My bell tower's ringing but it isn't you singing we don't know that song anymore and winter bones breaking if it ain't shook it's shaking this tangle of fate outside my door

Oh threadbare in peril this cold christmas carol we jump from the bridge in our mind it's one for the money, at two you go hungry my blue shoes are draggin the line

Leave a lantern, on the trail I'm not asking for much just your meadowsweet touch If by morning you're ready to sail don't wait for so long cause you know that I'm gone

You can lock up your treasure and take drastic measures we march toward the grave all the same it's a short life of trouble your church turns to rubble and beauty has never had a name

well my head's in your branches, I squandered my chances I've given the last I can give this empire's falling the pace is appalling how can a poor man stand such time and live

So leave a lantern on the trail I'm not asking for much just your meadowsweet touch If by morning you're ready to sail don't wait for so long cause you know that I'm gone
All The While
Dark So Gold
Oh, the heart shines red and the stars shine gold Its getting late and its so cold All the while my heart beats For my love through the empty streets All the while

With a silver arrow buried in my chest I fell asleep in the earliness And, had the most vivid dream I was just a sailor and I was lost at sea All the waves crash over me I was lost but I was free All the while

With a broken watch around my wrist I check the time and shake my fist As we walk along the graveyard fence If time aint real and time don't exist Then why? All the while
Rise Up and Be Lonely
Dark So Gold
Whose woods these are I think I know they stole them when they found the gold well a broken little treaty holds the proof

Now it's snowblind madness on the plains I clamor for a purer strain well you don't need many words to speak the truth

Rise up and be lonely

Where daisies burn and kisses fade from lack of light in heart and mind cold hymns explode and voodoo scenes erupt in time I make my way in leaves and roots I'm trembling in my travelin shoes I don't believe, but I believe I'll dust my broom

Rise up and be lonely

Stripes on my shoulders, chains on my feet all the money in the world is a lame retreat from the shelter behind our eyes

Look now the sun hangs like a thief over branches leaf to leaf and I'm out walking under corporate criminal skies

Rise up in the morning Rise up and be lonely
Be There In Bells
Dark So Gold
Late at night, watching the satellites North Carolina and the rolling hills

Orion, draws back the arrow Aiming at the heart of a scarecrow

Cloud to cloud, hour to hour Dust to dust, flower to flower I close my eyes, so I might dream Won't you meet me, When the Sun stands still? And I will, be there in bells

I thought I was in love once, I don't know I was over dressed and scared to be alone

The pain is there, for to protect If it didn't hurt then we'd all bleed to death

Black to black, reel to reel, Heart to heart, shield to shield I close my eyes, so I might dream Won't you meet me, When the Sun stands still? And I will, be there in bells

The Great Spirit rose over ol' St. Paul You are forever forgiven and all

I fell asleep and woke up in the sky There was a light so bright, I could see through my skin All the sorrow and the cold north wind I had to go through I had to find you

Dollar to dollar, broke to broke, Ash to ash, smoke to smoke I close my eyes, so I might dream Won't you meet me, When the Sun stands still? And I will, be there in bells I will be there in bells

Chimes
Dark So Gold
If you don't believe I'm leaving you can follow me to the train I'm going where the digital dream don't roam through the corn and through the cold to find me something I can hold and wander nevermore in search of home

Oh the rain is my shepherd it makes me lie with you back before the moon fell from the sky now it's sudden death, overtime in the darkest corners of my mind and I've lost the thread, I cannot tell a lie

If you leave now there still is time to catch me falling down the line when the train hits the chimes

Well there's peace in the valley, but there's trouble in the hills whatsoever comes we'll make it through you can save the earth or save your home but the life you save may be your own there's nothing really left for you to prove

If you leave now there still is time to catch me falling down the line before the train hits the chimes

Dead Feathers
Dark So Gold
Ah, dead feathers, tied to a dreamcatcher That hangs down from a midwest moon As smoke rolls, out of the windows Of my heart into the sky Where falling stars disappear

It's an old, lonely city We brush our teeth to the sound of sirens An illusion of safety A harpsichord on a gravel road My heart's on fire but my hands are cold

We tremble in the bow echo

So much beauty and kindness In the world it makes me cry I beg of you, your Highness Please show mercy on the tender ones In the low and lonesome glow

We tremble in the bow echo We lay awake in the dark so gold

We worry all the night We hurry away the days Through the frugalness We go…

We tremble in the bow echo We lay awake in the dark so gold
Pray Tell
Tremolo
Who hung the moon so low in the sky? It taps it's feet round my bedside and It breaks the locks on all my dreams Who hung the moon with its twisted beams?

Who pulled the stars down over my eyes? I lost my way now I'm in disguise and I asked for truth all I got was lies Who pulled the stars down over my eyes?

As for the fall of man, where was it that he fell? Pray tell, pray tell, where was the fall of man Pray tell

Where is the sweet field of my youth? I been banished to the bone and tooth and Lost in the turnstile of greed and fear Where is the sweet field if not here?

Where are the people who won't back down? Who rise up singing over city and town and Who take the streets just to raise some hell Where are the people with the rebel yell? Who opens up the door between heaven and hell? Pray tell, pray tell, who opens up the door? Pray tell

Heart and Bones
Tremolo
Last night you were in my dreams Heart and bones When I woke up you were next to me Heart and bones

Blood is red and the sky is blue Heart and bones And I've never met anyone like you Heart and bones

Big bright moon over old St. Paul Heart and bones I met you when the apples fall Heart and bones

Shine On Moon
Tremolo
The night owls howl and feed until dawn I turn my collar from the right to the wrong On the blown-cold reservations of my mind There never has been such a thing as time I look for mine in everyone else Shine on moon, I'm by myself

One of these days about twelve o'clock This old world's gonna reel and rock Silver daggers rain down from capitol hill Twenty-nine years but I'm shackled still Take the best weapon down from the shelf Shine on moon, I'm by myself

From Granada gypsies on their dark horse ride To hobo jungles with their shanty town brides Oh the world's more full of weeping than you can surmise But it's so hard to see with your eyes on the prize All fallen with wonders, are those towers of wealth Shine on moon, I'm by myself

Lonesome Tremolo Blues
Tremolo
The harness eyes are breaking What's this world a coming too If it wasn't for you I don't know what I'd do My heart is aching, can I take a little booze I'm waiting at the window With the lonesome tremolo blues

The world is on fire The moon is hanging from a string I wake up in the night, Lift my head up and start to dream What's wrong with everyone? How far does it gotta go? Until the dogs of greed, fall down, And drown in snow

You give them all your time And you do your work well But your compensation, is just a fraction of the sale You fell like a buffalo in the belly of a whale While the sick and the poor still, Hanging on the nail

I'm a stranger here and I'm a stranger everywhere I could go home but, I'm a stranger there Aint it hard to stumble,When you got no place to fall I aint' got no place, babe, In this world at all

Meadows of Dawn
Tremolo
I'll put out the eyes of the moon tonight There's nothing I want to be seen tonight I'm dreaming in seven, up at the heavens And I doubt if the scriptures will hold tonight

The counter-intelligence was wrong tonight More has been lost here than songs tonight Oh the heart is a cage, in this perilous age And I'm quite sure the lantern's will dim tonight

And it's bad enough if your arm is cut off But it's worse to be lured by the diamond And it's thunderous doubt when time has run out We will meet in the meadows of dawn

In bell towers voices will call tonight Ghosts of Little Earth they dance on tonight And I fumble with prayers empty as stares That the stars give softly to me tonight

Six years it isn't no great long time To be haunted and hassled and bothered by time Oh my faith is obscured by the sad news I heard Of the punishment you have endured at times

And it's known through the land Not to question the man But it's worse to be stifled by a flower And the polling has closed, and we all stand exposed Shivering in the meadows of dawn
Skipper and His Wife
Tremolo
(words by Spider John Koerner; arranged by The Pines)

Skipper and his wife traveled all their life Leaving their friends to wonder For many long days and a many long year They turned to one another And they cried, All I had, in this world done gone

Sitting on a hillside, a moon lit night A young girl and her lover For may long hour till it come sunrise They turned to one another And they're cryin', All I had, in this world done gone

The old man with the money in his hand Lookin' for a place to hide Along comes a a young man, gun in his hand And they both sat down and cried, And they're cryin', All I had, in this world done gone

Well, gettin' ahead is harder than you think But gettin behind is easy. When everyone is going for the same damn thing, Gettin' behind is easy And your crying, All I had in this world done gone

Nothing in your hands, nothing in your head All you got is to borrow Nothing in your hands is how you feel today And there is nothing in your head tomorrow And your crying, All I had in this world done gone

Spike Driver Blues
Tremolo
(words by Mississippi John Hurt; arranged by The Pines)

Take this hammer and carry it to the captain Tell him I'm gone, won't you tell him I'm gone Take this hammer and carry it to the captain Tell him I'm gone, cause I sure is gone

This is the hammer that killed John Henry But it won't kill me, no it won't kill me This is the hammer that killed John Henry But it won't kill me, that's why I'm going

It's a long way from east Colorado To my home, to my home It's a long way from east Colorado To my home, that's where I'm going

John Henry was a steel driving man But he went down, oh he went down John Henry was a steel driving man But he went down, down in the ground, that's where I'm goin
Behind The Time
Tremolo
These are the days that send a shiver to the heart Oh my love, the sidewalks still lead to spring As surely as the swan song plays its vital part Like a stone that goes on missing from a ring

Moon cycles never bend for passers-by Oh it's true, I never saw the future clear But the ceremony grounds are thawing dry And I know the way to get there from here

The town crier and the torch-bearer missed the sign But I knew you when I saw you , behind the time

The people's history of resistance to the fears That pasture's of plenty will never find their door And justice withheld that was held so dear So that them that have can have a little more

When the clock strikes twelve on the little farm towns And the wind blows the dust as thick as thieves The bough that breaks and the cradle that falls down And the world that unto our children we will leave

I remember the night train down the line Oh running right on schedule, behind the time

If I could leave you as I found you blessed As the flakes of snow into May extend There's nothing I would take from who you are That wasn't given, or wasn't there to mend

There is a touch that can free the captive mind To be done, at once, right here, behind the time
Shiny Shoes
Tremolo
We talk about the end of the world As we go walking at night And the nightengale, brings the mail At dawns' early light

Falling down the street You reached out and took my hand And sat next next to me by the light of a movie On the witness stand

We surrender, just to survive But no matter how hard you try No, you can't put the tears Back into your eyes

Boxes of books and clothes Oh, the compass you gave to me So I can find, till the end of time My way to thee

The bells of midnight chime The moon and your shiny shoes I've stumbled around, so many towns Dreaming of you

Horse and Buggy
Sparrows in the Bell
A horse and buggy slowly roll through the Cedar trees along beside me Caught between the myth of freedom and this sad and lonely world A wild wind blows around it blows me from town to town without you Oh, in this world gone wrong

A desperate full moon rises up behind me as I go walking Saw the Baron In the Trees swing from the olives into the pines There ain't no heaven without Earth and no Earth without a war under heaven Oh, in this world gone wrong
Don't Let Me Go
Sparrows in the Bell
I'm all dressed up Ain't got nowhere to go Is there something on your mind Is there something I should now

Take me, take me Far away into your dreams And just leave me be Just leave me there for evermore

Don't let me go Not even if I start to cryin' If true love lasts forever Then I guess it don't matter if we die then

Don't let me go

I got a bird that whistles I got a bird that sings I got a little baby bird With a big broken wing

I'm gonna pretend this is heaven You know, just in case I get up to the gates And they don't recognize my face
Without A Kiss
Sparrows in the Bell
The night is strong medicine the night Broken like a watch upon the floor Opens and will not give in ‘til dawn The first word from you and not one more While the heart attacks the thief, the heart attacks the night

With tender hands and lips and with tender Words like yes and no a wish is shadowed On the back wall where all the music's kept And the little time I had with you is widowed While we dream aloud all night that we are tender

Two things are true and one will keep and Tender will lay us all to sleep Without a kiss, oh without a kiss Well thehours in the day are lost the hours Where a rich man scrapes his little treasures Off plates all empty to begin And wise men build their worlds with prudent measures Just to watch them turn to dust and fade like a myth

Where one laughs loud and one softly weeps Oh the hours will lay us all to sleep Without a kiss, oh without a kiss

The earth it hides the raven on the earth Mud houses and clay bodies soft and trembling The stars like a tarp over our bed The ones in danger and the ones in need of mending While the raven hides the night, and those tender hours

Tie a stone around your neck and throw it in the deep For the earth will lay us all to sleep Without a kiss, oh without a kiss
Throw Me In the River
Sparrows in the Bell
I gathered up the feathers From the wings that have fallen Sparrows in the bells That nevermore ring And millions of dollars For a palace of ice Is worth every penny To watch it melt in the spring

Throw me in the river And met me at the bottom, babe

Oh, death has no shame I don't care what you say There is nothing you can do To stop from being born At the end of the day When the bugler blows his horn There's a reason that roses have their thorns

Throw me in the river And met me at the bottom, babe

I am no sparrow I have no wings Will you still love me baby, even though I'll never fly Oh if I could sew I would sew you to my side and Down the road we'd go

Throw me in the river And met me at the bottom, babe
Let's go
Sparrows in the Bell
Ain't got no money Ain't got no job You want to steal And you want to rob Just let it all fall apart

You gotta move Do you want a ride Just leave all your worries behind Let's go

You can't sleep You can't dream How could this little ol' world Be so mean Your counting days Your counting sheep You count the cars Coming down the street

You gotta move Do you want a ride Just leave all your worries behind You gotta move
Circle Around the Sun
Sparrows in the Bell
The first day of the festival, the last day of the fall A sympathetic breeze blew through, the buttons of your shawl In the world of charming dandies, still the arrows pierced the skin Of the hearts of human kindness from the lords of war-torn sin Seven years in exile, now the high sea brings you back I didn't even know you in the days before attack On golden pond you took my hand and led me to the place Where somehow there was still some space for our embrace

Without a word I soon agreed to holding first things first The desert song you sang to me I memorized each verse When so much depends on making sure the damage is never done Throw your arms around me babe, like a circle round the sun

Riverside with sad lament, no money for the fare We watched the boats for hourse, we weren't going anywhere All the celebrated captains and those ladies so and such Every single one looked so fragile to the touch

With discount visions of ecstasy and borrowed solitude A song condemning nations exploded from the flute As a medicine for bad-heart lands riddled by disease And hoarding every penny in this country with no peace

With a silver stone deep in my hand I had nothing to fear The pattern of the brightest beads hung gently from your ear The fighting never keeps the very things that fighting won Throw your arms around me babe, like a circle round the sun
Light Under the Door
Sparrows in the Bell
The end of the night is near The blue light of dawn is glowing I'll follow you through the lightning and the snowing There's a light under the door

I remember the last time I saw you You were sitting on the porch with your wife You had a big smile on your face and a baby on the way

But now you've gone away To a place where you'll never grow old The hanging garden is hanging low There's a light under the door

Your little red house is for sale And every now and then you still get mail If it's true, it's a sin to be born Then death is forgiveness, I guess

But you will always be my friend No matter where we go I'll follow you through the lightning and the snow and there's a light under the door
Midnight Sun
Sparrows in the Bell
In the merry month of May, when the flowers grow We know how it goes, we've done this before But now it feels new, now that I'm with you

Some see the savior, up in the moon I see your silloutte, up in your room As I walk through the garden and gather stones to throw

I'm waiting on, the midnight sun

It's a big city, in a small world There's people everywhere, running scared Oh i forgive you, I forgive you now

Eyes of illusion, life slips by With nowhere to run to, no reason why It will be alright, it's okay to get sad

I'm waiting on, the midnight sun

There's a blackbird nailed, to the front door I sacrificed the nightbird to the midnight sun oh surely soon, it will rise

I'm going to hold your hand, as long as I can I'm going down the road, with a song in my head And I know, what I'm here to do

I'm waiting on, the midnight sun
Goin' Home
Sparrows in the Bell
I'm going home I'm goin' home I'm gonna see my friend That I left behind I miss you babe And maybe You miss me too

Things go wrong There ain't nothing You can do Oh the silver moon Is a hanging low It's a sad old world And the leaves are falling On this sad old world
Dark So Gold

1. Cry, Cry, Crow

2. If By Morning

3. All The While

4. Rise Up and Be Lonely

5. Be There in Bells

6. Chimes

7. Dead Feathers

Tremolo

1. Pray Tell

2. Heart and Bones

3. Shine On Moon

4. Lonesome Tremolo Blues

5. Meadows of Dawn

6. Skipper and His Wife

7. Spike Driver Blues

8. Behind The Time

9. Shiny Shoes

Sparrows In the Bells

1. Horse and Buggy

2. Don't Let Me Go

3. Without A Kiss

4. Throw Me In the River

5. Let's Go

6. Circle Around the Sun

7. Light Under the Door

8. Midnight Sun

9. Goin' Home

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Dark So Gold
The Pines (2012)
1. Cry, Cry, Crow
2. If By Morning
3. All the While
4. Moonrise, IA
5. Rise Up and Be Lonely
6. Be There in Bells
7. Grace Hill
8. Chimes
9. Dead Feathers
10. Losing the Stars
Tremolo
The Pines (2009)
1. Pray Tell
2. Heart & Bones
3. Shine On Moon
4. Lonesome Tremolo Blues
5. Meadows of Dawn
6. Skipper and His Wife
7. SpikeDriverBlues
8. Behind the Times
9. Avenue of the Saints
10. Shiny Shoes
Sparrow In The Bell
The Pines (2007)
1. Horse & Buggy
2. Don't Let Me Go
3. Without A Kiss
4. Throw Me Into the River
5. Let's Go
6. Circle Around the Sun
7. Light Under the Door
8. Careless Love
9. Midnight Sun
10. Goin' Home
Dark So Gold (2012)
1. Cry, Cry, Crow
2. If By Morning
3. All the While
4. Moonrise, IA
5. Rise Up and Be Lonely
6. Be There in Bells
7. Grace Hill
8. Chimes
9. Dead Feathers
10. Losing the Stars
Tremolo
1. Pray Tell
2. Heart & Bones
3. Shine On Moon
4. Lonesome Tremolo Blues
5. Meadows Of Dawn
6. Skipper And His Wife
7. Spike Driver Blues
8. Behind The Time
9. Avenue Of The Saints
10. Shiny Shoes
Sparrows in the Bell
1. Horse and Buggy
2. Don't Let Me Go
3. Without A Kiss
4. Throw Me In the River
5. Let's Go
6. Circle Around the Sun
7. Light Under the Door
8. Careless Love
9. Midnight Sun
10. Goin' Home
Dark So Gold (2012)
1. Cry, Cry, Crow
2. If By Morning
3. All the While
4. Moonrise, IA
5. Rise Up and Be Lonely
6. Be There in Bells
7. Grace Hill
8. Chimes
9. Dead Feathers
10. Losing the Stars
Tremolo
1. Pray Tell
2. Heart & Bones
3. Shine On Moon
4. Lonesome Tremolo Blues
5. Meadows Of Dawn
6. Skipper And His Wife
7. Spike Driver Blues
8. Behind The Time
9. Avenue Of The Saints
10. Shiny Shoes
Sparrows in the Bell
1. Horse and Buggy
2. Don't Let Me Go
3. Without A Kiss
4. Throw Me In the River
5. Let's Go
6. Circle Around the Sun
7. Light Under the Door
8. Careless Love
9. Midnight Sun
10. Goin' Home
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