The Lone Canary

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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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Track Name: Water In My Lungs
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
Track Name: Tip of My Tongue
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
Track Name: Come Home
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
Track Name: Can't Be Trusted
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
Track Name: The Sailor
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....
Track Name: In My Dreams
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…
Track Name: 'Til I See the Light
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
Track Name: By the River
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
Track Name: From the Fire
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
Track Name: Falling
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
Track Name: The Axeman
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