The Lone Canary

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1.
Hold fast my dear For these waters have been churning for quite some time The storms are rolling in They will capsize my heart; sink deep beneath the tide And as this ship goes down, you just watch me drown I've been drowning for years, I've been drowning for years I need you like I need water in my lungs We are sought out By the shadows down deep in the places that dare not be named I do my best to stay afloat But your ice cold words, they numb me to the bone And as this ship goes down, you just watch me drown I've been drowning for years, I've been drowning for years I need you like I need water in my lungs We've been drowning for years, We've been drowning for years We've been drowning for years, We've been drowning for years I need you like I need water in my lungs I need you like I need water in my lungs
2.
If my life is a song I must be sing it wrong Cause the beat in my head Is not the trail that my feet tread Like words on a screen I just parrot what I’ve seen Cause the world’s chorus is loud And I am just a voice in this crowd And so the music in my soul Isn't the melody in control And the harmony is hard to find When there's all this noise crowding my mind But I am fighting the lost time Listening for reason or rhyme And though the song has yet to be sung It's resting on the tip of my tongue
3.
Come Home 03:58
I lie awake all alone each night Wishing you were holding me tight Do you think of me like I think of you I miss you I finally drift away and all I see Long ago when you were still with me I reach for you, are you really here I miss you Ooo.... I'm so alone, longing for your touch Ooo.... My darling, please come home Lying next to me, you pull me in Your lips on mine, the feel of your skin But I stir awake, bed's empty and I knew I miss you Ooo.... I'm so alone, longing for your touch Ooo.... My darling, please come home Ooo.... I'm so alone, longing for your touch Ooo.... My darling, please come home
4.
Paint me with your wisdom Cover me from head to toe So I could see this coming A mile or two ago You chose follow down this road On your own accord I led us to this dark, dark hole Where you held me once before Oh, don't leave me out on my own Oh, I can't be trusted Blame me for your wrongs As you press this knife into my back Might as well push it deep Before I turn the blade with my attack Our love has made a run One last chance for escape And I will hunt it down now With these traps that I have made Oh, don't leave me out on my own Oh, I can't be trusted Oh, after all that I've done Oh, I can't be trusted Don't leave me; don't leave me here all alone Don't leave me; don't leave me here Oh, don't leave me out on my own Oh, I can't be trusted Oh, after all that I've done
5.
The Sailor 03:11
Oh, how I hate the day that I set foot upon this ship To set out onto the ocean It was the day I left my heart behind Never sure I’d see you again I would sing my songs to you my love Until all the sky is falling I would swim these dark seas ‘til I reached your arms If it meant holding you tomorrow Ohhh... Ohhh... And as I lie awake in the belly of this boat Tearing through this rolling thunder All I can think of are your sweet lips And how they could warm the coldest winter I stare at the stars this night, my dear In hopes we see the same For, as far as these stars can be from me It’s the closest that we can be Yeah, it’s the closest we’ll ever be Ohhh... Ohhh... Ohhh... Ohhh....
6.
In My Dreams 03:08
My soul aches for love it’s never seen The loss of something never had Sits deep in my bones You’ve slipped out of reach Time and time again You’ve come and gone too many times Had you for a breath Ooh… Ooh… I dream of holding you, breathing you, feeling you on me I long for the day of meeting you again Of loving you, but until then See you in my dreams Ooh… Ooh…
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I met you while on leave that night A yellow dress and a smile that dropped every man in sight It took every ounce of courage, and maybe a shot or two But by the end of the night - I knew I found my soul in you Oh, kiss me like we’ve no tomorrow Hold me ‘till my veins run dry Love me like the sky’s on fire Oh, baby, stay with me ‘til the morning light See, this war, it’s slowly beat me down It’s crushed my spirit deep into the ground The few friends I have left are not those I once knew The blood and death have made a mess of the minds of this poor crew Oh, kiss me like we’ve no tomorrow Hold me ‘till my veins run dry Love me like the sky’s on fire Oh, baby, stay with me ‘til the morning light The battle rages as we advance Shouts to God to end the pain are screeching through the land All at once. cold steel rips right through my chest Red stained hands fade to black, then to you in that yellow dress Oh, kiss me like we’ve no tomorrow Hold me ‘till my veins run dry Love me like the sky’s on fire Oh, baby, stay with me ‘til the morning light Kiss me cause there’s no tomorrow Hold me as my veins bleed dry Love me now, my sky’s on fire Oh, baby, stay with me ‘til I’ll see the light As the angels lead me home tonight
8.
By the River 04:08
Me and Matthew were just kids when mom and daddy died We were all we had My father left us our farm in West Virginia Where we did the best we could We barely made it by, and soon, the money It would take flight and disappear The bank, they took our land and left us with empty hands And nothing else to fear If it all goes down, meet me by the river Where we laid our papa to rest Take the money and the guns, ride into the sun And we’ll build a home out west Filled with fire in his bones, my brother Matthew spoke “Those bastards took our home, so we’ll take it back in gold So help me God, we’ll paint this town red” So we tore into bank, guns drawn, and bags in hand To reclaim our stolen land And at gunpoint they filled the sacks With every last penny that they had If it all goes down, meet me by the river Where we laid our papa to rest Take the money and the guns, ride into the sun And we’ll build a home out west “Mathew run, run, run!” -- the sheriff pulled his gun and took aim... The bullet sunk into his lungs, his last words dripping from his tongue “Give’m hell, my brother, don’t let me die in vain!” All we wanted was a home; all we wanted was our home.... Now that it’s all gone down, I’ll meet you by the river Where we laid our papa to rest
9.
Out from the fire you rose Dragging your feet through the coals The moonlight riding the waves of your hair As the flames wither under your toes Prudence beckons my call Rubbing my eyes as my mind does recall Your life, washed away, from the shores to sea Not seventeen years before Now your voice in my ears sends me back years To when we’d dance through the night Hand in hand we kicked through the sand Toward the cliffs to watch the tide roll in I turned toward the scream as the rocks gave way My hand left yours just a moment too late And you vanished into the cold As waves swallowed you whole Now your voice in my ears sends me back years To when we’d dance through the night You haunt my dreams most every night Do I really feel the cold touch of your skin Or am I losing my mind Take me by the hand; pull me into the stars Before the sun whisks you away I’ll let you’re cries sing me home And now your voice in my ears sends me back years To when we’d dance through the night
10.
Falling 04:07
How did this happen How do we make this right Where do we go from here ‘Cause I still think of you at night I think I’m falling for you, falling down Into a place we’re both gonna drown Please stop pulling me, into this sinking hole I can’t find my way out I wish I could tell you I wish I could say it out loud But you wouldn’t say the same To you it’s a game with my heart I think I’m falling for you, falling down Into a place we’re both gonna drown Please stop pulling me, into this sinking hole I can’t find my way out I think I’m falling for you, falling down Into a place we’re both gonna drown Please stop pulling me, and I’ll stop pulling you Then we’ll find our way out
11.
The Axeman 02:51
The axeman awaits, as the sun finds its place And hides away for the night The cool summer breeze hangs itself in the trees And slowly dies out with the light Blow after blow the axe finds it’s home As he drops each tree one by one He hums a sweet tune and enters the next room And keeps at his "holy" work Oooooo….. Ooooo….. He comes to the eighth: the last one that day Strained from a job well done Cleaning his axe, that’s bloodied with sap He leaves with a meal not begun Oooooo….. Ooooo….. “Suffer the children, to come unto me” God whispered to him in his sleep He left next day, caught the 5:19 train With a tale too dark to keep Early the next day the police found the eight Murdered in bed while they slept A family lay dead, sheets covering their heads And not a trace but the axe had been left
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released June 3, 2015

℗ and © 2015 The Lone Canary
Produced by Micky Rosenquist
Mastered by Mystery Room Mastering
Written and performed by The Lone Canary
Recorded at Underground Squirrel Studio in Rockford, IL

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The Lone Canary Rockford, Illinois

The Lone Canary, is a Folk/Americana duo comprised of Rockford, IL musicians Jesse Fox and Heather Camacho. They have an acoustic, rootsy sound echoing the styles of legendary folk artists.

Jesse, a solo artist since 2008, and Heather, who occasionally played and sang with him, officially joined forces in June of 2014 to form The Lone Canary.
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