Of Beginnings and Endings

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This CD is mostly a live / ambiently recorded storytelling set with some accompanying songs. We conjoin the folk traditions of storytelling, tunes and radical politics to create a unique style that falls somewhere between many genres. Some of our tales are original, and some are ancient, but we chose these as they tell a story of creation and destruction, which we feel is particularly relevant in these times of ecological ruin, ecosystem collapse and a great need to create a whole new way of living that is closer in harmony with nature.
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released February 20, 2019

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Kestrel: Storytelling, Bodhran, Percussion
Topnot: Guitar, Vox
Magpie: Banjo, Vox, Mandolin, Harmonium, Percussion
Sunshine: Fiddle, Vox, Harmonium

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Track Name: The Sun Will Come Out
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Rain falls down, on all my things spread on the floor.
And there ain't no roof, to keep me dry, from this storm.

Where do i go now? There ain't no home left back for me.
Where do i go now? There ain't no land left back for me.

But the sun will come out, and i will be dry.
The sun will come out, and i will know why.

Now clouds cover up the horizon, and i can't see which way to go.
Clouds cover up the horizon, and i don't know which way to go.

But the sun will come out, and i will be dry.
The sun will come out, and i will know why.
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Track Name: Footsteps
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I walk lightly on the ground but all that i see, all around,
are the footsteps of others, it seems like they are jumping,
to make as much of a mark as they can.
We only borrow this earth it's not ours to own,
it's here for all of us, it's everyone's home,
and though your food is sterile, packaged in plastic,
still it once grew in the dirt.
And we're all a part of this earth...

May our footsteps never grow to eat our feet,
may our these trees not be the last that we see,
may our paths lead to show the earth that we seek,
may tonight not be the last time that we meet...

I fly with the birds, flow with the wind,
but the earth below us is crumbling in,
and now that our footsteps are miles across it no longer feels like home,
somedays this world feels like a tomb...

May our footsteps never grow to eat our feet,
may our these trees not be the last that we see,
may our paths lead to show the earth that we seek,
may tonight not be the last time that we meet...

We've closed our eyes, surrounded by fog,
tricked by the lights and led into the bog,
and now we are falling, we're stuck in the mud,
not even trying to break free,
oh we don't even try to agree...

May our footsteps never grow to eat our feet,
may our these trees not be the last that we see,
may our paths lead to show the earth that we seek,
may tonight not be the last time that we meet...

I swim with the fish, flow with the tide,
but in all this water there's nowhere to hide,
as it heats up around me there's nowhere to go,
and all i have left is hope,
but it ain't gonna keep me afloat.
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