American Folk Ballads

by The Milky Baskets

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released May 24, 2013

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Track Name: Crowded Head
Find not what you have come here for
I fear it's on the other side
And when I sing, it's not what you would sing
But it's a chance to ring a bell or two
In your crowded head
In your unmade bed for one
Find not what you have come here for
I hear it's on the other side
And when I sing, it's not what you would sing
But it's a chance to ring a bell
In your crowded head
In your unmade bed for one
Track Name: Two Songs
Spit on glamorous metropolitans
Constantly afraid of his or her
Repercussions of the day
Caterpillars and ladybugs inch their way
To a moment of success
In the leaf pine-frost morning all-nighters
Saturday's a welcoming relief
As anchors drop in the street
As melancholy proves discreet
Underwear models with bare feet

He stood on the beach.
The tide touched his feet.
Like each person in his life,
It passed him, then swept away.
The sunlight pounded his pale body,
Seaweed wrapped around his big toe.
Track Name: Market Scene
In the blissful market scene
The peaches were so fresh
And the grapes were so green
I was helped at the merchant stand
That lended me a hand
In purchasing a vegetable or two
The honey samples were plentiful
And the kale was green as grass
But the merchant refused to take off his mask
In the blissful market scene
The peaches were so fresh
And the grapes were so green
I asked him where the plants were grown
He grunted and turned his back
He swung his arm and gave my face a smack
Track Name: Come Solute
Come solute the progress of an old fashion lawn
You'll plant the forget-me-nots into soil tamely calmed
And you'll never know, or you'll always forget
That time you left the continent
And you'll never know, or you'll always forget
That time you left the continent
Crying out loud
I've got another troubled messenger
Knocking at my door
Your mother is so proud
That life is better and not foregone
Calling from afar, I want to know where you are
Pick up and find me I'm right here
Track Name: Kind Woman
Kind woman follow me
Into the darkness of the season
Kind woman follow me
Into the fluctuated past
Stroll about a bended awning
It's nothing new
Touch snowfall in December
Come on, get a clue.
Not honest for a while
When he looks you in the eye
You're not honest when you smile
But you got that feeling deep inside
Jump around on a trampoline
A feeling off skewed
Bathe your children in the sink
Honestly blue.
Get out of your only comfort
Gather all up what you may have
Oh Annais, how do you hold it?
When you walk through the market square
Take it out, take it out and unfold it
I don't mind the attention when they stare
Track Name: Please Turn to Side B
Don't you think it's funny
That money plays such a big role
Don't you think it's funny
That honey sticks on your sole of your shoes
Track Name: Open My Mind
When I open my mind to my faults
I will see the truth within me
When you break the locks to your vault
You will show that you are in the know
Find the truth, find the truth within
When I open my mind to my faults
I will see the truth within me
Season fruits of labor with salt
You will find some meaning in the time
Find the truth, find the truth within
When I open my mind to my faults
I will see the truth within me
Track Name: Field of Poppies
Sugar cane lovers on a pitch black turf,
Recognition of the kindred kind.
Ankle deep in mud slops one after another,
vendetta on his mind.
He stares in his brother's eyes;
He stares and cries.
The fields are full of poppies
I walk through a field full of poppies.
The camera snaps an image,
Man slumped over his lover.
Flies buzz by the ear of the
Once faithful brother
He stares in his brother's eyes;
Covers up and cries.
The fields are full of poppies
I walk through a field full of poppies.
Track Name: City Listening
I was listening to the city
My palms began to prune
I was listening to the city
From a window in the afternoon
Bird chirps and passing cars
Motorbikes and a distant cough
I was listening to the city
The sun come from a midday gloom
I was listening to the city
From a window in early June.
Track Name: Find Another Land
Find another land to walk upon
And in the dawn, you'll find the one
You've been searching for.
Sycophantic colleagues can cry me a river
The raised eyebrows make me quiver
And to learn that you don't even care
To hear that acceptance, is fair
And to wonder why we try
Isn't much of an choice
But it's mine
Track Name: Wake Up for the Days
Wake up for the days that you have missed
You're lost in an abyss, from this pining mistake.
Burn it at the stake, so you can remake it.
Wake up for the days that you have missed
Wash another dish, have a new day start fresh.
And avoid the catch, that will consume you.
Wake up for the days that you have missed
Try and find the gist of each waking moment.
Lost to the torment of your own obsession.
A funeral procession marches to the grave
So they can remake their lives again.

Gee, what could this mean?
A knot on my belt, I've done it to myself
To avoid the signs that drip red like wine
From the lips of connoisseurs who quickly take a sip
Played back on monitors to relive every bit
A felt markers tip, a peach's inner pit
Paints a message on the wall
I've clearly missed the call
A warning in my face, has thrown me out of place
To return home so suddenly
Fall into a pit of motherly
To return home
To return home so suddenly
Track Name: Fly Song
Little fly up in the sky
Why can't you go and die
You've got an earful to say
Can't you just go away
You've got a day or two to live
That's the not the time I've got to give
The sun has burned away the gloom
So just get out of my room
Track Name: Once Was a Girl
There once was a girl who never went out
Her days were so dull
There once was a girl who never went out
She never saw the sun fall
Into the night, nor the stars sparkling bright
In late autumn, nor the chill of winter time
What a thrill to be part of something new
There once was a girl who never went out
Her days were so dull
Track Name: Fall into Another
Fall into another's arms
Content like you want to
Fall into another's arms
Constrained by your youth
If you're feeling overwhelmed
What are your feelings of the house or the film
Or you favorite band's reissue on vinyl
Fall into another's arms
Content like you want to
Fall into another's arms
Constrained by your youth
If you're feeling overwhelmed
What are your feelings of the house or the film
Or you favorite bands touring in your town
Caring it's a catastrophe
Don't you fear, I can hear.