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trip n math all lyrics, singing, banjo, guitar, drums, dulcimer, recorder, keys, harmonica, bells, machines, tapes, vinyl, glass, metal, wood, noises
deirdre, jana, lily, monica: voices

plus: dulcimer on 2.b jana
drums on 2.b, wordsong + keys on 2.c monica
keys on 2.b, introwordsong on 3.a deirdre
wordsong on 2.d jack
versewordsong on 3.b & 4.e josh

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released February 28, 2011

one. coelacanth. they are calling us down from the mountain they are calling us down to the town. a. time. sun is rising the night is ending tell this rich foreigner to give me some fishhooks i dream about my old life but this place is breaking thru it hurts not cos i miss it but because i miss you it’s time it’s time the past is in front of us the future is behind cleanse me with cemetery dirt flowers n feathers n time. b. lilypad. on the pond again my dear we’ll skip a stone into yr tears jump the frog right off the log we’ll meet the creature of the fog of the fog as dragonsfly while wagons ride we’re dragging time behind flies’ eyes no shine inside on the pond again my daughter skip yr fears across these waters frogs will jump right off the stump the fog will lift n fish kerplump. c. bleeding heart tetra. yr heart beats so quickly heartbeat of a hummingbird rise n fall the song becomes a heartache hum it til it bursts n the bluewhale hums so loud n long his heart will crash his notes go on n on n on. d. shoals. when the buses turn to beachsand you can count on me to be a seashell made of seasalt in the forest grind me up if you please n torch me into ash i’ll be a seat belt for the spirits of yr children i’ll follow you you’ll follow me I am tired take the lead i’ll clear my plate from the table one last time. e. tidepool. there’s no time to clean spiders from timemachines weave a web we won’t walk through are blackholes black where the ocean is blue vacuum out yr lazereye this highway looks like a pigsty.

two. albacore. a. trawl. dirt on the docks no goodbye hello float me out crawl in a boat belong to that boat n when it goes down lost underneath believe what you grow your hair with everyone crawling your way to the sun leave all alone you will see don’t come back crawling to me. b. islands. brokenboats last one day more but we do what we can hightide press us to the shore campout on the frozen sand skim across the surfacetop delicate wood n sails unsure feel the endless beneath us at least we have eachother what are those islands way out there where is the land where is the air what are those islands beyond there we can’t care in canoes that need repair we’ll make do we’ll make it too hightide press us to the cliffs you make sure i make it thru. c. daughters. let's not fight my child let’s just laugh my dear i’ll take you out to see your father he’ll kiss yr ear now go my dear come on mom let’s run n play before the sun wants to away i’ll come my daughter wherever you go i’ll leave everything cos i love you so lets not fight my mother let’s just sing n dance n cheer here’s a glass of wine to our goodfortune medicine that’ll make it clear i’ll pray to god for you my sister come out n join our dance n song don’t worry about the distant future you n i can carry on come on girls let’s run away before the sun comes out today come on girls we’ll fly away i promise that we’ll be ok goodbye unhappy history tomorrow will be another day tomorrow. d. snuggle. when i come home from a hard day at work all i wanna do is snuggle with you i’ve slept all night but i dream all day wade thru the snow n step in the creek i’ve gathered wood for the fire n started a blaze now i put on slippers n brush my teeth i’ve been on the job lifting rocks n stones bend down n stand up n turn all about i’ve been on my knees digging up bones dirt in my nails n dirt in my teeth snuggle with you.

three. globefish. a. una mas. newmoon brings storm bloodroar once more bloodborne blackstorm no norm harsh form full moon godborn once morn brings storm wrap snakes around broken bones una mas blind yerself n you stay blind be drunk not from wine stagger as you fall behind una mas once more open yr eyes once more the people surprised once more the wise unwise once more intelligence hides. b. whirlpool. the center of the universe the center of the earth the center of a fish’s heart the center of the word to break to take to freeze the lake to hope for something worse stealing feelings that kick you off your perch than the sick dry ache of your stomach n your thirst facing patience that’s right we’re wrong berserk the pace is picking up or is it slowing down or is there no such thing at all as leaving your home town the flakes are breaking off the center of a cloud in the swirling of the grey there is no up or down spiderwebs constricting dissolve around my tongue pack the nesting dolls back into nothings I have drawn the center is expanding fishearts beat for you. c. sandfish. in the desert one night you’ll write songs of the ocean your whole leg is asleep it seems n your toes they won’t dream sometimes you don’t believe unseen what hides in tides underneath sleep there unknown pieces to go over me we’ll rub snakefat tonight on your ankle n you’ll be alright what you’ve done to the least of these would you do if it took most of me.

four. prickly seadevil. a. dorado. sing into the fire brother sing into the creek new words are here torn asunder we found gold in the sea i heard the ripping of the book of songs i heard the lord say to move right on we have a missing history but we give up the search to dig these bones n wag the monkeytail there’s treasure in the dirt is mary peaking thru yr nightlight does the son of god shine as the sunlite child. b. starfish cartwheel. thru all the foam in the tidepool i could hardly see seastars in the nightsky beckoning to me fossils from the past plunging deep into space regenerate yr legs come n leave that hostile place starfish cartwheel run across the sand n die away the lion of the ocean trample all the fish n sklomp their prey we were pinning up the starfish to the blubber of the whale but the mission was too sinful the landlubbers couldn’t sail so we dove down to the geyser where we forged a mightysword which we sent up to the stars when we sent it overboard. c. barreleye. our bicycles are riding down the street in tenspeeds their triangles are adding to oneeighty degrees we swam across the lake n back pulling ourselves thru the dark dark water my monocles are focusing yr words for me our bicycles are sharpening the gentle breeze. d. where all rivers go. night is rising sun is dying. e. bloodmoon. sand strikes my skin endless pinpricks assaulting my resolve every step a war wrap snakes around brokenbones pray for water newmoon brings storm bloodroar forward to where away from there comfort smiling greedily the warm embrace of lies now cotton rubs raw my progress is plodding the future beginning for now not stopping no light to guide the newmoon hides from me stumbling over the dunes emerging renewed. f. mountains. they are calling us down from the mountains they are calling us down to the town but we’re not listening they are offering us water for the journey they are pouring down water from the sky n our mouths are dry but we’re not thirsty they are packing up our things into boxes but we are not moving they are calling us down from the mountains but we’re not listening we’re not listening.

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Track Name: [Coelacanth I]
one. coelacanth. they are calling us down from the mountain they are calling us down to the town.
Track Name: Time
a. time. sun is rising the night is ending tell this rich foreigner to give me some fishhooks i dream about my old life but this place is breaking thru it hurts not cos i miss it but because i miss you it’s time it’s time the past is in front of us the future is behind cleanse me with cemetery dirt cigarash flowers n feathers n time.
Track Name: Lilypad
b. lilypad. on the pond again my dear we’ll skip a stone into yr tears jump the frog right off the log we’ll meet the creature of the fog of the fog as dragonsfly while wagons ride we’re dragging time behind flies’ eyes no shine inside on the pond again my daughter skip yr fears across these waters frogs will jump right off the stump the fog will lift n fish kerplump.
Track Name: Bleeding Heart Tetra
c. bleeding heart tetra. yr heart beats so quickly heartbeat of a hummingbird rise n fall the song becomes a heartache hum it til it bursts n the bluewhale hums so loud n long his heart will crash his notes go on n on n on.
Track Name: Shoals
d. shoals. when the buses turn to beachsand you can count on me to be a seashell made of seasalt in the forest grind me up if you please n torch me into ash i’ll be a seat belt for the spirits of yr children i’ll follow you you’ll follow me I am tired take the lead i’ll clear my plate from the table one last time.
Track Name: Tidepool
e. tidepool. there’s no time to clean spiders from timemachines weave a web we won’t walk through are blackholes black where the ocean is blue vacuum out yr lazereye this highway looks like a pigsty.
Track Name: Trawl
two. albacore. a. trawl. dirt on the docks no goodbye hello float me out crawl in a boat belong to that boat n when it goes down lost underneath believe what you grow your hair with everyone crawling your way to the sun leave all alone you will see don’t come back crawling to me.
Track Name: Islands
b. islands. brokenboats last one day more but we do what we can hightide press us to the shore campout on the frozen sand skim across the surfacetop delicate wood n sails unsure feel the endless beneath us at least we have eachother what are those islands way out there where is the land where is the air what are those islands beyond there we can’t care in canoes that need repair we’ll make do we’ll make it too hightide press us to the cliffs you make sure i make it thru.
Track Name: Daughters
c. daughters. let's not fight my child let’s just laugh my dear i’ll take you out to see your father he’ll kiss yr ear now go my dear come on mom let’s run n play before the sun wants to away i’ll come my daughter wherever you go i’ll leave everything cos i love you so lets not fight my mother let’s just sing n dance n cheer here’s a glass of wine to our goodfortune medicine that’ll make it clear i’ll pray to god for you my sister come out n join our dance n song don’t worry about the distant future you n i can carry on come on girls let’s run away before the sun comes out today come on girls we’ll fly away i promise that we’ll be ok goodbye unhappy history tomorrow will be another day tomorrow.
Track Name: Snuggle
d. snuggle. when i come home from a hard day at work all i wanna do is snuggle with you i’ve slept all night but i dream all day wade thru the snow n step in the creek i’ve gathered wood for the fire n started a blaze now i put on slippers n brush my teeth i’ve been on the job lifting rocks n stones bend down n stand up n turn all about i’ve been on my knees digging up bones dirt in my nails n dirt in my teeth snuggle with you.
Track Name: [Globefish I]
three. globefish.
Track Name: Una Mas
a. una mas. newmoon brings storm bloodroar once more bloodborne blackstorm no norm harsh form full moon godborn once morn brings storm wrap snakes around broken bones una mas blind yerself n you stay blind be drunk not from wine stagger as you fall behind una mas once more open yr eyes once more the people surprised once more the wise unwise once more intelligence hides.
Track Name: Whirlpool
b. whirlpool. the center of the universe the center of the earth the center of a fish’s heart the center of the word to break to take to freeze the lake to hope for something worse stealing feelings that kick you off your perch than the sick dry ache of your stomach n your thirst facing patience that’s right we’re wrong berserk the pace is picking up or is it slowing down or is there no such thing at all as leaving your home town the flakes are breaking off the center of a cloud in the swirling of the grey there is no up or down spiderwebs constricting dissolve around my tongue pack the nesting dolls back into nothings I have drawn the center is expanding fishearts beat for you.
Track Name: Sandfish
c. sandfish. in the desert one night you’ll write songs of the ocean your whole leg is asleep it seems n your toes they won’t dream sometimes you don’t believe unseen what hides in tides underneath sleep there unknown pieces to go over me we’ll rub snakefat tonight on your ankle n you’ll be alright what you’ve done to the least of these would you do if it took most of me.
Track Name: [Prickly Seadevil I]
four. prickly seadevil.
Track Name: Dorado
a. dorado. sing into the fire brother sing into the creek new words are here torn asunder we found gold in the sea i heard the ripping of the book of songs i heard the lord say to move right on we have a missing history but we give up the search to dig these bones n wag the monkeytail there’s treasure in the dirt is mary peaking thru yr nightlight does the son of god shine as the sunlite child.
Track Name: Starfish Cartwheel
b. starfish cartwheel. thru all the foam in the tidepool i could hardly see seastars in the nightsky beckoning to me fossils from the past plunging deep into space regenerate yr legs come n leave that hostile place starfish cartwheel run across the sand n die away the lion of the ocean trample all the fish n sklomp their prey we were pinning up the starfish to the blubber of the whale but the mission was too sinful the landlubbers couldn’t sail so we dove down to the geyser where we forged a mightysword which we sent up to the stars when we sent it overboard.
Track Name: Barreleye
c. barreleye. our bicycles are riding down the street in tenspeeds their triangles are adding to oneeighty degrees we swam across the lake n back pulling ourselves thru the dark dark water my monocles are focusing yr words for me our bicycles are sharpening the gentle breeze.
Track Name: Where All Rivers Go
d. where all rivers go. night is rising sun is dying.
Track Name: Bloodmoon
e. bloodmoon. sand strikes my skin endless pinpricks assaulting my resolve every step a war wrap snakes around brokenbones pray for water newmoon brings storm bloodroar forward to where away from there comfort smiling greedily the warm embrace of lies now cotton rubs raw my progress is plodding the future beginning for now not stopping no light to guide the newmoon hides from me stumbling over the dunes emerging renewed.
Track Name: Mountains
f. mountains. they are calling us down from the mountains they are calling us down to the town but we’re not listening they are offering us water for the journey they are pouring down water from the sky n our mouths are dry but we’re not thirsty they are packing up our things into boxes but we are not moving they are calling us down from the mountains but we’re not listening we’re not listening.