So Long Storyland

by Rathbone

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released September 1, 2015

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Track Name: We Will Live Again #3
Out in the marshes, tangled in vine
Under the oak tree, beneath the light
Time will never end and we will live again

You gotta give it a little, give it a little more time
You gotta give it a little, give it a little more time now
(I know, I know)

Get ahead, fall behind,
Spin your wheel, spend your time
Chase a rat down the hill
Speak your last, no one will
Clean you up, don't be rude
Can't you see I'm waiting for you?
Ah, can't you see I'm waiting for you?

You gotta give it a little, give it a little more time
You gotta give it a little, give it a little more time now
(I know, I know)

High above, down below
Make that block, 9 to go
Strangers watch, strangers pass
Drains dry up and the rain comes last
Shine your light, don't be rude
Can't you see I'm waiting for you?
Ah, can't you see I'm waiting for you?

Time will never end and we will live again
Track Name: Island Song
Old man, new ring
White house, '14
The kid stands guard on the island

Blood moon (she descends)
Blood line (it's like a storm)
Hard rain (in a flash)
Wind chime (she's gone)
The kid stands guard on the island
The kid stands guard on the island

Oh, wide awake in the loft
It's tempting me, what a waste
I'm dreaming my life away
Away

Lighthouse (she was here)
Lightning (but she's gone)
Tall tales (old hearts)
19- (die young)
The kid stands guard on the island
The kid stands guard on the island

Oh, wide awake in the loft
It's tempting me, what a waste
I'm dreaming my life away
Away
Track Name: All My Troubles
All my troubles fall asleep
One wakes up as the other one leaves
And they shake their hands and say to me
"Everything goes eventually"
And I know it goes on like it should
But it's hard to let go just when it's good
When all my love gets turned around
Haunted by the ghost of a hollow sound

It goes la la la...

The numbers rise and the numbers fall
One gets lonely but two stands tall
And they stick together for the company
But good things only come in 3
All my troubles, they've gone down
Heavy is the head that wears the crown
And your feet fall hard when they hit the ground
Haunted by the ghost of a hollow sound

It goes la la la...

Too many thoughts at the end of a long, long day
Someone says "give in" and you say "okay"
Every night you turn with your hands you pray
That a light goes on to show you the way
All my troubles fall asleep
One wakes up as the other one leaves
And they shake their hands and say to me
"Everything goes eventually"

It goes la la la...
Track Name: The Flood
Start boarding up the doors of this old blue house
Get ready for the storm, get ready for the storm
Start cutting up the tape, turn the old rugs out
Sweep the dust off the drive, sweep the dust off the drive
Me and my brother gonna play a game
Which one runs first in the pouring rain?

Morning breaking
(Smell the grain in the football field, count the turns on the tractor wheel)
Morning breaking
(Why don't you take my hand, why don't you take my hand?)
Let's go out and play, let's go out and play today

Oh, oh no,
The flood is rising in the street
Oh, too bad, too late
The flood is gonna break

We can light another candle, pull the pictures out
Do you remember when we last saw them?
No more talk of the towns that won't be saved
Eunice, Menden, St. Rose, Venice
New Roads got washed, St. Rose got razed

Morning breaking
(White shells on the driveway, white trucks with the killer spray)
Morning breaking
(Jump the steps to the TV den, hide and seek in a dryer bin)
Let's go out and play, let's go out and play today

Oh, oh no,
The flood is rising in the street
Oh, too bad, too late
The flood is gonna break

(Oh great creator up in the sky)
Oh, the rain, the wind
(Please tell me what is here inside)
The house is caving in
(We came to find you, we don't know why)
Black cloud, no fair
(Please tell us what is here inside)
Don't want the flood to break
Track Name: Sore Eyes
One and one
You make me feel like I am on the run
Will I be ready when the changes come?
I know they will

Two for two
I look at you and there's no getting through
Will you be ready for the changes too?
You know they will

Sore, sore eyes
No more sore eyes

Stony face
In everywhere I go and every place
Behind the wall another fall from grace
Waiting for me

Sore, sore eyes
No more sore eyes

Leave me one wish
Leave me like this

Sore, sore eyes
No more sore eyes
Track Name: Cassidy
When we were just little kids, we played on grandpa's old farm
We took our motorbikes around the lake and we got lost for the day
And when we came back 'round again, we'd shrug it off and brush the leaves of evergreen, evergreen

When we were just little kids, we played on grandpa's old farm
And took all of our fishing sticks and tried our luck down at the pond
The water still, the crickets sang
The morning went and evening came
The limes and lily pads were green, were always green

And the sky above was blue
And the sky above was blue

We went out, the big canoe
We fell out, we saw a snake slither by Ricky's hand
We never did see him again
We made it back out by the shore
We dug our hands in mounds of clay
The water was so cold and damp,
So cold and damp

And the sky above was blue
(Oh Cassidy, the darling rose, the darling rose)
And the sky above was blue
(Oh Cassidy, the darling rose, the darling rose)

You went back to Arkansas
I remember hurricanes
We taped the glass in our front yard
and I danced to the wind and rain
The next day by the levee
The mississippi river flood
In our front porch, your father's trees
One for each of his three sons

And they still grow today
And they still grow today

(And they still grow today)
The river's wide, so deep it goes
The water's fast, then it slows
Time moves, summer grows
Cold the howlin' north wind blows

Oh Cassidy
And he's still here today
The darling rose, the crooked ghost of Cassidy
Track Name: Rathbone's Nightmare #2
Don't be scared, there's nothing there
You hear a voice, it's in your head
The candle wick is thread and bare
This is just your nightmare

The shadows crawl, there is no light
The quietest hour of the night
You hear a noise, there's nothing there
This is just your nightmare

Good Ol' St. Stephen and sweet Aunt Marie
At night I hear voices, they talk to me
Asleep in the church where my wonderments grow
And some call me crazy, but I know what I know

(Don't be scared, there's nothing
You hear a voice, it's in your head
The candle wick is thread and bare
This is just your night....)

Go to bed, fall asleep
Pray the Lord your soul to keep (I hear voices)
The pillow now, it's nice and soft
You dreamed it up, you'll dream it off (I hear voices
There's no more shade, there's only light
The bright blue day will pass tonight
Tonight...

I hear voices...
la da da...
I hear voices...
la da da...