LYRICS

From Camellia

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Acres

the faces carved in the countryside
lay in wait for a certain bride
to reach her fingers through those acres
and praise the lord
for what she taught us

well I paid for the debts you made
pacing presence, restless grace
this tree winds roots

around my backbone,
thank heaven for the stories i've grown
throw those garlands round my shoulder
leave your burdens as my boulder
I’m no atlas, but I'm further

give thanks to mother and father


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Will

one day you will grow up strong
take these scars and carry on
take it on my humble words
what everybody's learned


cutting out the aftermath
sow the seeds, and have a laugh
smile with enemies enraged
claw unkindly at your cage


but no, I never made your wound spill
you bend your own will
said it once, you've said it twice,
one more time I'm hypnotized
on the fourth, apologize
for your burning blood to rise
but no, I never made your wound spill
you bend your own will


conversations draped and drenched
in mannered tone and confidence
will often soon enough reveal 
what you desire
and what is real
but no, I never made your wounds to spill
you bend your own will  


oh you bend your own sweet will 
you bend your own will
your will


one day you will grow up strong
take these scars and carry on
take it on my humble words
what everybody's learned
but no, I never made your wound spill
you bend your own will

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Fields

how we toiled
in the sunshine
picking those berries
and throwing ourselves to the ground

and baby I did it all for you
wiping the sweat from my brow in the fields
sun went down

here I stand now
tall like a statue inside
holding my heart
here is my heart

how we toiled 
in the sunshine
laying the rails down
and watching the metal afire

and baby I did it all for you
wiping the sweat from my brow in the rail yards
sun went down

and I will give you
all of my love til I'm buried 
in all of that blood that you carry
all of my love that you're carrying








































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June

so who are you?
the crown of the month of June
birthed from the watery beds
of your own mother’s flesh

well I, I breathed your life from mist upon the sea
oh my heart! the reaches cried to me beyond the deep
mi Reina, a twin with limbs to walk upon the sand,
feathers to reach the light above with better hand

so who are you?
the crown of the month of June
birthed from the watery beds
of your own mother’s flesh

oh you left, the salty womb where you had seen your face
scaled a  twisted ladder to the highest place
mi reina, your wings they gleam  upon the quiet shore
lighthouse the answer you were always looking for


so who are you?
the crown of the month of June
birthed from the watery beds
of your own mother’s flesh


who are you?

the crown of the month of June
birthed from the watery beds
of your own mother’s flesh
birthed from the watery beds
of your own mother’s flesh

who are you 
who are you 
who are now love?
comin up fresh from those waters

oh you can breathe 
you can breathe 
you can breathe now love
coming up fresh from those waters

so who are you?
the crown of the month of June
birthed from the watery beds
of your own mother’s flesh
her flesh

who are you?
the crown of the month of June   
birthed from the watery beds
of your own mother’s flesh
your mother’s flesh
your mother’s flesh.

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Wild

oh my neighbor, 
show me the real story
I must be wasted
to tell you the truth I'm hiding
caught in the tunnels of my childhood mind, show me 
the real reason
I want to believe in love

could you take me to a place 
where I'm not afraid?
make me wild
Right back on the edge
losing when I should win,
make me wild
make me wild

oh my neighbor, 
show me the real story
I must have wasted
the time that I should have wanted
crawl in the tunnels of my infinite mind
show me
the real reason 
I need to believe in love

could you take me to a place 
where I'm not afraid?
make me wild
Here on the edge again,
losing when I should win,
make me wild
make me wild

here on the edge again, 
losing when I should win,
make me an animal, wild
make me wild

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Grapevine

child you're waiting all in a haze
to find a new place, to find a new place
borrow a ride
in ten minutes time
you're out on the road you're out on the road
swinging the grapevine through to the south
you're feeling alive
gold hills by your side
you're brighter than light
you're brighter than light

child you're singing victory cries
the wind's in your eyes
the wind's in your eyes
posed to be reckless
posed for the fight 
you're feeling alive
gold hills by your side

you're nothing but light
you're brighter than light

one day you'll move on 
away, past the highway
loosen those shackles 
kick in the doorway
vision pulls you 
to the seams of the landscape
closer and closer
to sowing your escape
sowing your escape
sowing your escape

child they want you rotten and dumb
so soon you'll become
so soon you'll become
hollow and restless
stiff as a board
but you cut the cord
yeah you cut the cord
off with the father
and praise to the son
you're feeling alive
stars in your sight

you're brighter than light
you're brighter than light
brighter than light
brighter than light

brighter than light

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Cowboy

I've got the desert in my veins

taking up the reins
it's just that I'm a cowboy now

wave bye to ma and pa
I gotta break the law 
and satisfy myself somehow

ride on through the country
solo in a ghost town 
yeah cos I'm a cowboy now

kicking up the dust
I've got a native heartbeat
drumming up my modern vow
to filthy up my face
and find a little vengeance
yeah cos I'm a cowboy now

looking at the sunset
haven't found my fun yet, 
guess I gotta go downtown
say hello to mischief
law ain't got my wrist yet
yeah cos I'm a cowboy now

living life with my rules,
everything that I choose, 
yeah, cos I'm a cowboy now

I've got the desert in my veins
it's the only thing that remains
heart and blood, and body
everything that I choose

everything that I choose