Northeast Kingdom

by Sarah Winchester

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MTH008
Originally released via the Team Love Records Library

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released January 12, 2014

All songs written and recorded by Sarah Winchester
Mastered by Michael Ditrio

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Track Name: Raft
the vaulted ceiling
of old feeling
everyday you say goodbye
time's properties are a lie
but after a while everything slows

the peerless one of us
always makes such a fuss
no small fight happens at night
just a dooryard and a light
and after a while everything slows

there's a raft of old mistakes
we can dive like sunfish in the lake
you can drive 'cause i've gone blind
from all this compromise.

give this a long rest
and sell your wedding dress
remember breaking rocks
whats about the moss?

the piano swings like a buoy
she calls you on the phone that never rings
know you thought the words would pass right through me
like silver hammer strings

there's a raft of old mistakes
we can dive like sunfish in the lake
you can drive 'cause i've gone blind
from all this compromise.
Track Name: Start to Row
start to row
if you can't stay, just make it up.
you still have to tell me what I already know now.

start to stop
don't you'll sleep
but not wake up.
this city has enough
of what I haven't got.
we are warned against
the shores for all the oars that we've lost.

we love out enemies,
but not like we love ourselves.
we love out enemies,
but not like we love ourselves.

northern exploration ran
over everything of mine,
with old sounds.
at the knee they'll cut your hand,
or take it in time,
from the ankle down.

I don't have a way to hurt you
I don't have a way to hurt you
I don't have a way to hut you anymore.

start to get mean
capture's a cause
we've taken up.
run easily
to where you'd much rather be.
we are warned against
the water that's just as deep as it seems.

we love out enemies,
but not like we love ourselves.
we love out enemies,
but not like we love ourselves.

northern exploration ran
over everything of mine,
with old sounds.
at the knee they'll cut your hand,
or take it in time,
from the ankle down.

I don't have a way to hurt you
I don't have a way to hurt you
I don't have a way to hut you anymore.
Track Name: Oh the Herons
don't you know?
or notice the street
it shuts itself off.

lights blink silently
yellow 'til dawn
no one to talk to.

your trunk is full of an ocean view
a line to pull.
but know years don't pass, they multiply
the mountain of work in your eyes.

oh the herons
they make us.
like children's books weight in bones.
if I could braid one more piece in
I'd choose your eyes blue
like the wold in snow.

precious only son
alameda daughter
now its your turn.

you hate it when I mince my words.
but you also hate it when I make myself heard.

someone stole your bear,
we're not ready for you,
for that flight of stairs
but know years don't pass, they multiply
the mountain of work in your eyes.

I have fear and then, the fear that you'll die
I have fear and then, the fear that you'll die
I have fear and then, the fear that you'll die
or that you're already dying.

oh the herons
they make us.
like children's books
weighted
if I could braid one more piece in
I'd choose your eyes blue
like the wold in snow.

I have fear and then, the fear that you'll die
or that you're already dying.
Track Name: Northeast Kingdom
don't be like me
don't be burdened,
don't be poor.
all the crows
have descended here.

I was a cook
my best years marked
on the door.
now i'm living off of iodine,
bygone purple hills, and table scraps.

keep from traveling this close.
bus lit up like a struck tree's never shone.
counting spaces,
but you're really counting miles.
hold my place
until the why
'til the why.

country ruins and
ancient stone wall siege.
northeast kingdom
is never heavenly.

you don't love you
you make a mockery
of pearls, and perfect gaits,
and symmetry.

it's like i said,
don't give yourself to any man.
and this little house is just
a bookmark.

the rocks i keep
fill my pockets
when they can.

now i'm sleeping in an easy chair
in my head i'm writing paragraphs.
Track Name: Peach Tree
peach tree
oh peach, oh tree
don't you
don't bow to me.
and if you ever do
I won't thank you.

pine root
oh pine, oh root
take my
take my water
and if you never do
I don't blame you
Track Name: In the Side
you're done,
missed your masterpiece
but young marks
make an old genius.
you've set down
rocks to earth to dirt to ground.

here's my voice
so keep me in mind.
you'd always offer me a ride,
but in the side
in the side
in the side.

lotta ways a man
can leave you
lotta ways a man
can struggle to see you, oh well.
lotta ways a man
can fuck it up
but believe me,
it's not the wheels,
it's the great wake of dust.

you're a door,
a timberline
no one passes or survives you.
I make due
leeward slopes,
we love to lose.

take your time
but keep me in mind
you'd always offer me a ride,
but in the side
in the side
in the side.

and all my heart
I love to rend
like it'll never it
now you're gone.
and all my life
was written to meet you
was written to meet you
and now you're gone
now you're gone.

lotta ways a man
can leave you
lotta ways a man
can struggle to see you, oh well.
lotta ways a man
can fuck it up
but believe me,
it's not the wheels,
it's the great wake of dust.