Follow my Lead, Lead me to Follow

by The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

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1.
04:34
The snake eats its tail because it's dead and alive If we follow the signs, we'll be sure to arrive On Time Living in shadows, the ghosts of the past They pass their parts on to me, anatomy of my memory The hillsides are soaked in the blood of our ancestors Finding our way through these tall stands of Grandfathers I found in your face all the truth that I need My faith in your body, we're planting the seed Follow my Lead, Lead me to Follow
2.
02:54
watching the sunrise at the end of the road by the big ole house with the leaning flag pole sitting alone and watching the light the pedals start to open and the pails getting bright I don't mind the world today, it does me no wrong, and it looks okay some other morning I'll disagree, it'll be a lot colder and the mist will be me I can't hear them calling my name but their singing about the coal mine one flies by and beats my breath out never gonna make it back now I won't be sleeping I'll be closing my eyes and if you come to see me could you read my mind by that time sunlight will shine on my face some will be lying in some resting place I don't mind the world today, it does me no wrong, and it looks okay some other morning I'll disagree, it'll be a lot colder and the mist will be me I can't hear them calling my name but their singing about the coal mine one flies by and beats my breath out never gonna make it back now
3.
04:57
Electricity in the air, and it comes from our bones And everyone knows Yes our Bones Warm Mother’s milk and it flows, takes care of us all Oh, one and all Yes us all The Folks who come before us say it’s all a choice Don’t waste your time And though a death may separate We’re gonna live on We’re gonna…. Shine A Baby that cries to be born and its cries are alive Puts hearts next to knives Still we survive The door at our feet and it glows, exposes us all Our back on the wall We hear the call We’ve all got dues and debts to pay and grow up quick In blinding light And though we bend like blades of grass We’re gonna live on We’re gonna…. Shine
4.
03:46
More straight west than North from home This land was once my tomb Now reconciled by thoughts alone Stones once where the buffalo roamed These venoms of the land take hold Of quiet coulee brown and gold Where eagle flew the clouds so bold The distant cry, the story’s told And Rise, Rise Again Don’t let those voices from behind prevail And Rise, Rise Again Don’t let those ghosts break your heart, and win Those once weak, now strong they know To hold their ground and fight the cold So sun and rain and moonlight fall To the ground….we pray for more….. And Rise, Rise Again Don’t let those voices from behind prevail And Rise, Rise Again Don’t let those ghosts break your heart, and win And Rise, Rise Again Don’t let those spirits stop your song, and sing And Rise, Rise Again And in the cold and dark, I’ll take you in
5.
and we let our lives be brave and we drove so far away to a place where nothing's saved and with every breath we pray and our joy it comes in waves taste of sun parched on your lips only the shell of her remains the ghost it lives within your hips and you said you needed space but you know you're always gone and she is your saving grace but you're still your father's son
6.
01:51
please tell me, Sadie where are we going please tell me when will you come down how many trips how many hairdos til you will see me eye to eye when i grew up i was in your hands i didn't know that you were there what can i say j'ais deja connue it isn't fair that your so tall well i think you are pretty great spend a lot of time together when do you think you'll figure out it's not getting better i think you are pretty neat look good in bad weather when do you think you'll figure out we're not together you say were done you said it's over you saw it on the cbc I like your bed I like your control when I don't see your crying eye well i think you are pretty great spend a lot of time together when do you think you'll figure out it's not getting better i think you are pretty neat look good in bad weather when do you think you'll figure out we're not together
7.
05:23
I lay down by the grave of a stranger and stared at the sky By the time I got to your house You let me in left my age by the door and sank you heart into mine By the time I left your house Winter came for a day to remind me of beauty and death and cold By the time the moon came to One black boot your crumpled shirt and cheap red wine that stained the sides of the soul By the time I see you tonight I'll be fine The sky stood still and was painted by your eyes to lead me down to you By the time our sun had set I saw last night the pain in your eyes and I shook me oh it cut me so deep By the time you hear these words I'll be fine I'll be fine I'll be fine
8.
03:04
We walk to the shore we step among the bones In a river we all swim water above our heads With these friends of mine I know I’ll be just fine When I go to deep I know they’ll toss a line Give the strength to me the courage to go on Through the mountain stream and down the road beyond If you give to me these tools that I need I ‘ll go on and on let no one shake my creed We see what we see We know what we’ve been told As the clay poured in the mold The seed of the tallest tree With the water comes the flood With the heat the burn (more spoken) So the knowing in the pain So the river in the rain
9.
03:47
Ella mando por correo un cuento que no creo tiene fin I was untrue I don't refute now I refuse your love but keep you as a muse Ella dijo nos falte algo y sin ello uno no puede cerrer That which we've lost I can not name but we've paid the cost since nothing is the same
10.
I heard it in my sleep The memory is in the blood And when I go away from here you'll be fine Cause you'll find The memory is in the blood Placing my hands on the rock it was freezing Water poured over me dripping with meaning The mountain is on fire it's burning beneath us Begging the sweat of the ocean to great us Ohhh The mountains on fire, let the flames fly higher My head underwater my brotherhood baptized We hold ourselves whole with our souls in our eyes There are people you meet in this life that burn so bright Sparks in there eyes cause you voice to ignite Ohh Our voices on Fire, Let our voices rise higher I feel like at night that we both share a heart beat The warm veil of darkness surrenders our honesty The symphony of sleep has our breath as the chorus And each night we write a somnambulist opus Ohh my heart is on fire, let the flames fly higher
11.
07:35
Banded apart like family at war Sacrifices made but unheard The places we are, to have what we love the crux at our every turn And can we not let be, what has been and so we are weakened instead by madness and darkness, and so foolish choices well let us be heard by these voices come pick me up and stay for a while I'll drag you through the snakes and the dogs I'll put you on top of the clouds for a view You'll be here, already, with me To hate one's brother, is to kill ones self or to love one's sister instead and how do we choose, the stone or the water a song to pursue our demon come pick me up and stay for a while I'll drag you through the snakes and the dogs I'll put you on top of the clouds for a view You'll be here, already, with me The Chaos is brought, in uncharted waters where coastline replaces the sky and oh how we miss, the nests of our mothers Now who hears us cry come pick me up and stay for a while I'll drag you through the snakes and the dogs I'll put you on top of the clouds for a view You'll be here, already, with me

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Follow my Lead, Lead me to Follow is the second full length record from the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra.

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released October 14, 2012

Produced and Engineered by David Travers-Smith
Recorded at Canterbury Music Company and Found Sound
in Toronto Ontario in March and April, 2012
Mastered by David Travers-Smith

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