Growing Wild

by scruffian

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1.
There's a way that I walk and I sometimes see you, There are birds and a fox, not a house one or two, There are trees and leaves and a dragonfly, That zooms round my head then back into the sky. There's a way that I walk and I sometimes see you, There are frogs and mud, not a car one or two, There are saplings and ancients looking down from on high, They whisper to me but I don't know why. There's a way that I walk and you're not there, You're stuck in the city and I don't know where, Where's it's cloudy and lonely and grey, And I watch for the click of the gate on your way, I wait for you to come home everyday. There's a way that I walk and I always see you, There is shelter and peace, not a rumble one or two, There are trees and leaves and a little sigh, It's because of you that in these things I lie.
2.
When my garden's growing wild Woodbine's creeping in The fruit hangs rotting on the trees Wasp clouds mustering Please go back To where I grew Remember me And eat my food I won't leave a mess for you I'm saving the best for you And everything I ever knew Is scattered to the winds that ever blew When my house starts to tumble down And the squirrels have moved in The books sit rotting on the shelves Dust covers everything Please go back To where I rest Remember me At my best I won't leave a mess for you I'm saving the best for you And everything I ever knew Is scattered to the winds that ever blew
3.
Growing Wild 06:25
Until now, I've been a fool, I've been so dumb, since I born, You've been bright like the sun, Don't listen to me son. I was blind, you were strong, I was stupid and wrong, I told you son, don't listen, To a single word I say. So please forget, all the things I scream and shout, I'm so ashamed of how I treated you back then, I've let myself down now and I'll let myself out, Don't look back, I won't leave like this again, Now we're growing wild. We were sown, in a line Like vegetables, watered each day, Then the wind caught our vines, Since then we've lost our way. Like baby leaves, which shimmer green, Like rain that drips floating downstream, But somewhere we strayed off course, We're riddled with remorse. So please forget, all the stupid things I've done, I haven't seen your face around here for years and years, A photograph that has faded in the sun, Let's share our dreams, And let's share all of our fears, Now we're growing wild. The black forest, which burns like coal, Surrounds me now, and burns my soul, And the ash keeps falling thick, And covering me quick. You were lost, in the smoke, I followed the sound of your choke, I was black like the night When all you dreams are frights. So please forget, all the other things I did, Don't look back, like you're looking out to sea, Give me some time, maybe I'll be a bit less stupid, If it's easier, then just forget about me, Now we're growing wild. Now I am useless, they'll banish me slowly and all that I wanted was to be left alone. Now we're growing wild. I wanted you so bad, I wanted you so bad, I wanted you so bad but now I don't know where you are. Now we're growing wild. Gone to seed, Float through the trees, We're scattered through the earth, Now we're growing wild. So come with me, Take my hand, Through lies we'll understand That we're growing wild.
4.
When the axe is sharp The wood we split The sky grows dark The fire we lit The night is cold It bites our toes We light the stove And it burns as bright as gold When the bucket's whole Fill it with snow Carry it home Put it on the stove I've never killed before But when death is at the door My stomach's getting sore Make sure the water's warm When the water's warm Pull on the gloves Its not with scorn Its in love And hold it down Until it drowns Let the body lay On the stone cold ground and steam When the soil has thawed We fetch the spade A hole we bored The bones we lay The kindest way they said A sharp blow to the neck Where the spine meets the head With the back of a blunt axe head
5.
In the silver light of a waxing gibbous, I saw your footprints melting in the snow. Frost bites hard into my boots, I am lost without, Huddle down into my hood, I am tangled all around you. The trees surround us, We are brothers, We look out for, One another. Now the trees are sleeping under crisp white sheets, Their snowy blankets deaden every little sound. I see the stars through the mist, I stumble through them all, I navigate the ones I missed, I tumble all around you. The trees surround us, We are brothers, We look out for, One another. What have I become? Can I carry on? Must I always fall? The trees surround us, We are brothers, We look out for, One another. And the acorns fall, Now the ancients fall.
6.
I will never let you go, Although I'm tangled up inside, My bones are crushed and broken, But even if you twist my arm, I will never let you go, This has been dragging on for so many years, We've held it together, But everything is slow collapsing around our ears, Engulfed in a delude of resentment and fear, And I'm fighting back the tears, But I will never let you go, Although the floods around us grow, And we face this awful choice, To lose ourselves or to lose each other, As the current drags us away, Only one can stay, How can I let you go? I could never let you go, But now I know what I have to lose, There's no way to win, How can I choose? The water from all sides is uncovering our lies, Could I ever let you go? No I will never you go, Though we were drowning for the start, It is pushing us together and then tearing us apart, But even if you broke my heart, I could never let you go, I could never let you down, I could never let your drown. And I never let you go, Now we tumble through the spray, The tide drags us away, Together we will stay, For the rest of our days, Our limp bodies lay, In the black waves, But I never let you go
7.
We set sail across the sea, The spray salting our hair, Now we're leaving from the quay, Breathing cold and clear sea air. Sails beating and frayed, Sprayed by salt and sun, How I wish that I had stayed, But they pull us ever on. Our sails billows and flap, Across the rigging and the ropes, But we're heading for a trap, And we have lost all hope. The middles ages hang, A noose around my neck, My thick skin bled and stang, As they lay me on the deck, The blood in my ear rang, This yoke across my back The bells they scream and clang, As they tie me to the rack. This ship will pitch and list, We're running from the law, And slowly we will drift, Until we run ashore. They made me walk the plank, And fall through a trap door, Down and down and down I sank, Until I rest on the sea shore. Waves swell and break, We're stranded on the rocks, When they shake me away, I am standing in the dock. I'm standing on the gallows now, With a noose around my neck, I'm thrashing in the shallows, My feet above the deck, The end is drawing ever near, Bells ringing in my ears, They're tolling out loud and clear, At the fall of the year. The dogs are snapping at our heels, An army that will never stop, We're running cross the open fields And heading for the mountain tops. A hundred years hence, When our children look back, What will they have left, To remember us by? And what will they make, of the things we destroyed? The fields we left waste, So we could play with our toys? Now we're growing ever old, And our memories leak, What we don't forget now, Will be gone in our dreams. This paper will rot, These photos will fade, Data corrupts, And paintings decay. These bodies they will rot, Beauty will fade, Knowledge corrupts, And wealth will decay. So spare no thought, For pounds, shillings or pence, Everything you've been taught, Doesn't make sense, This will all be set at nought, A hundred years hence.
8.
Poles Apart 04:03
This is the head, of my tale, We pulled up the anchor, and then set sail, Across the sea, into the blue, You weren't looking for me, I was looking for you. When I was gone, you were here, Travelled so far, still nowhere near, When I was here, you were gone, You must have know what was wrong with me. What was wrong with me? And we were poles apart, from the start. When I was in, you was out, You had it all, I had nought, When I was out, you was in, You got fat, and the ice got thin. If I was hot, you was cold, If I wasn't young, you wan't old, I was cold, you was hot, I had a little, you had a lot. You had a lot, Cause we were poles apart. I gave you my money, I gave you my time, I made it all yours, If it used to be mine. All of my meanings, and all of my ways, All of my night-times, and all of my days, And in the end, I don't know where to start, You hit my head, and broke my heart, Lets make a fresh start, I don't want this to end, I'm not your foe, I just want a friend, But we were poles apart. I was black, you was white, We played in the day, I worked through the night, You were in darkness, I was in light, I was all wrong, you was all right. My knees were weak, your arms were strong, I came up short, you went long, My stomach was strong, your flesh was weak, You left me to hide, and never did seek. You made me happy, I made you sad, You made me feel good, I made you feel bad, Your tales grew taller, I was caught short, You escaped, I got caught. I got caught, and we were poles apart. Your glass was half empty, my glass was half full, You wanted a push, I gave you a pull, You jumped out the window, I ran out the door, You fell from the ceiling and lay on the floor. I called out stop, you wanted to go You climbed too high, and fell to low, Your eyes were dry, my eyes were wet, You couldn't remember, I couldn't forget, And we were poles apart.
9.
If I slept, and never woke again, You would not remember me, If packed my bags, and left before the dawn, You would not miss me. This little boy, we think we know, Is slowly leaving everyday, He will eat us out of house and home, Like a hungry little caterpillar. You will grow, And change, And metamorph, Into a butterfly. When you hide, we will play go seek, When you cry, we will weep, If you stretch, your wings and leave the nest, Please know that we tried our best. This little boy, we think we know, Is slowly leaving everyday, He will eat us out of house and home, Like a hungry little caterpillar. You will grow, And change, And metamorph, Into a butterfly.
10.
Mountains 03:29
Under the mountains, In black seams of old coal, We'll rest like a stone, And build our home. Between the mountains, The north wind is howling, Through the chinks in the wall, And freezing us all. Do you want to build? Do you want to grow? Do you want to stick? Do you want to fold? Are you headed for the south winds? Up in the mountains, The moon's hanging low, Where the eagles soar high, Rabbits sleeping below. Under the mountains, Of heavy cold snow, In the soft candle glow, Of a place we call home. Do you want to build? Do you want to grow? Do you want to stick? Do you want to fold? Are you headed for the mountains?

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Recorded in a shed by the woods.

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released December 25, 2015

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