Let Us Be:

Well I met you here by happenstance
You're tellin me bout a true romance
But me and the birds we get along just fine
And who's elected president
Will solve all the worries of our present tense
But me and my friends are just happy to be alive

Holdin on to your sentiment
Trapped inside that treasure chest
And I understand you must be a real great man to meet
Sweet Virginia be as it may
I'm doin fine here where I lay
With this Martin box singin both of us to sleep

Walk me over these old pastures
Lead me to the edge of the waters
Bring me the love of all my brothers
Fill the basin up with backwood family moonshine
And let us be

We don't believe in too much talk
Puffin your chest out when you walk
Sittin and spittin has gotten us this far
We're fine here just gettin by
Tellin you the day we die
Bury us in granddads backyard

Walk me over these old pastures
Lead me to the edge of the waters
Bring me the love of all my brothers
Fill the basin up with backwood family moonshine
And let us be

Walk me over these old pastures
Lead me to the edge of the waters
Bring me the love of all my brothers
Fill the basin up with backwood family moonshine
And let us be


Whistling Trees:

Eden's far from where I lie.
Stars pull me under whisper goodbye.
Burning stones cast me aside,
while sister sparrow learns to fly,
and wealth echoes out alone.

Beneath the hill where thieves will die.
Spears pierce a sacred side,
pious men resume there fight,
daggers piercing from their eyes,
bleeding out upon the floor.

So dance with me in a mountain stream.
Take me home.
Water heal these weary feet,
Oh valley sing your song.

On a white horse I ride,
Angels trailing at my side.
Coming forth to claim my bride,
Woah, leave the valley break to home.

So bury me in a mountain stream,
Take me home.
Whistling trees sing me to sleep.
Oh with your roots I'll grow.

So dance with me in a mountain stream
Take me home.
Water heal these weary feet.
Oh valley sing your song.

So bury me in a mountain stream,
Take me home.
Whistling trees sing me to sleep.
Oh with your roots I'll grow.

The Fates:

Calm waters, calm waters all around
Sons and daughters, sons and daughters are grounded
And the roots are ashen gray

Follow me, lead me all the way down,
Follow me, lead me down to the way down,
Where are members are estranged

All our weapons cast aside
hand in hand we're weary eyed
Scars remain from things we've seen before
Tarnished ground is home to me
I've laid down with my enemy
End this brutal scene of civil war
End this brutal scene of civil war

Hear me brothers, hear me brothers while i cry,
The love you long for, the love you long for is inside,
But your tears they flood the way

Your fathers children, your fathers children are no more,
The walls of bondage, the walls of bondage cannot restore,
The heart of this old whore

All our weapons cast aside
hand in hand we're weary eyed
Scars remain from things we've seen before
Tarnished ground is home to me
I've laid down with my enemy
End this brutal scene of civil war
End this brutal scene of civil war

Many nights I, many nights I lie awake,
Many daydreams, many daydreams I have here,
Planning my escape,

It's not your mothers, not your mothers tears to cry,
Not your fathers, not your fathers sins to die for,
For the fates have called your name

All our weapons cast aside
hand in hand we're weary eyed
Scars remain from things we've seen before
Tarnished ground is home to me
I've laid down with my enemy
End this brutal scene of civil war
End this brutal scene of civil war

Take Me:

Take me, take me, take me to the land with streets of gold,
Take me, take me, let me kneel before your mighty throne,
Take me up where your river flows, I know alongside you is where I breathe,
For when i finally go up to my home that i have never been i am free

Oh take me, whisper off these chains
Oh take me, whisper off these chains
Lord I am yours, and you are mine, I grow so tired, so father take me

Take me, take me, take me to the sea of fire and glass
Take me, take me, with trumpet sound, and I'll be free at last
Take me up with with your mighty roar, hold me up, so your face I can see
and I'll dance around while your grace it pours, and finally my god, I'll be free

Oh take me, whisper off these chains
Oh take me, whisper off these chains
Lord I am yours, and you are mine, I grow so tired, so father take me

Take me, take me, take me I'm yours
Take me, take me, take me I'm yours
Take me, take me, take me I'm yours
Take me, take me, take me I'm yours

Oh take me, whisper off these chains
Oh take me, whisper off these chains
Lord I am yours, and you are mine, I grow so tired, so father take me

Paper Shields:

The sky is dancin' in pink and green,
The kingdom alive is the air I breathe
Take me on back to my infant smile,
Show me what it's like to be a child

Woah, woah

Craft me like ships on your marble shores,
My fingers for battle my spirit for war,
The fire and jasper is all I see,
Show me what it's like to be a king,

Woah, woah

Mud Tires:

I awoke saturday, with two pistols in my hands
One pointed at my brother, one pointed at my own head,
Who to shoot who to kill, I don't know what's right or what's wrong
But if I don't feel somethin' soon I won't live much longer

So come down in me and set a fire
For my wars I waged against you I grow so tired,
No you never left me, your precious, brute and liar,
So imma walk myself behind the tracks of your mud tires

Won't you mute the liars, who speak against me,
Won't you pick me up off of these weary feet.
Take me cross jordan up zion let me fly away with thee,
Walk out on your alabaster waters stand still on the sea,

So come down in me and set a fire
For my wars I waged against you I grow so tired,
No you never left me, your precious, brute and liar,
So Imma' walk myself behind the tracks of your mud tires

So Come down in me and,
For my wars I waged against you I,
No you never left me, your precious brute and liar.
So Imma' walk myself beyond the tracks of your mud tires.

Dancers:

So your pastures fade away from here,
And your trailing dogs are gone,
You know I'm the blackbird who has disappeared,
You're the bison of my brother finding home.

Cut the corners for the lap around,
Kindness covers selfish things,
I used to sing like a merry go round,
Dizzy dancing in the darkness to the beat.

Goodbye my brother,
Goodbye my love,
Goodbye pretty lady,
Goodbye my son,
Goodbye my wanted,
Goodbye my gun,
Now I'm gone.

Swing away now to the gravity,
pushing back into the ground.
I can't get up out of this, I'm just a winged freak,
Heal my heartbeat, fix my feathers fly me home.

Goodbye my brother,
Goodbye my love,
Goodbye pretty lady,
Goodbye my son,
I know I'm wanted,
I know I'm loved,
But I'm gone,

To the following.

Feeling fine I can breathe up here,
the sight is so beautiful to me.
And I could die for you to come up and see.
But you're dancing in the darkness to the beat.


Goodbye my brother,
Goodbye my love,
Goodbye pretty lady,
Goodbye my son,
I know I'm wanted,
I know I'm loved,
But I'm gone.

Goodbye my brother,
Goodbye my love,
Goodbye pretty lady,
Goodbye my son,
I know I'm wanted,
I know I'm loved,
But I'm gone.