Hectorine

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released January 6, 2019

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Track Name: Motel Song
Though I won't see you again
Thanks for the kindness & for sharing your bed
We spent the night at your motel
& when the dawn came I wasn't well

But I was better than I was
Yesterday

I've been lost in outer space
Head in the stars, heart on the moon
& the sun’s been hiding her face
Making it hard to combat the gloom

But I am better than I was
Yesterday

Yes in the morning you'll be going away
You're going to trade redwood for palm
But I, I'll be ok
This is no real cause for alarm

Cause I am better than I was
Yesterday
Track Name: Wheel of Fortune
I'm hurtling down
Between the yellow & the white
I don’t make a sound
In the vacuum of the night

It’s too much to tell you
Exactly how I feel
You’re not in the business
Of hearing what is real

& the timbre of your voice echoes in my mind
Sticks to me like honey as I leave you behind
& the green green of your eyes are like pastures I once grazed
Quite a contradiction to the cities you have razed

So spin the wheel of fortune
Spin the wheel of fate
Maybe the miles between us
Will dissipate

So spin the wheel of fortune
Spin the wheel of fate
Spin the wheel of fortune
You’ll get your way, you’ll get your way, you’ll get your way

I’m hurtling down
Between the silver & the gold
But no money or crown
Could protect me from the cold

I feel when I’m without you
Which is all the time
I can’t live in a world where
Loving you’s a crime

& the timbre of your voice echoes in my mind
Sticks to me like honey as I leave you behind
& the emerald of your eyes is like jewels on which I’ve gazed
Quite a predilection for the amber-colored haze

So spin the wheel of fortune
Spin the wheel of fate
Maybe the miles between us
Will dissipate

So spin the wheel of fortune
Spin the wheel of fate
Spin the wheel of fortune
Track Name: The Raven
You were talking to the raven like it had answers for you
Its blackest wings & inky eyes contained a kind of truth
& I could not tell from where I stood by what you were compelled
In the dark & endless wood were you in heaven or in hell

The wind swept through our camp all night
It howled like a thousand banshees
The ghostly wails of undead souls
Forever seeking their peace

Who are you to tell me
Tales from the other side
Who are you to show me
Things I want to hide

& you didn't want to journey on but you trudged forth anyhow
Through the steep & rocky trails with sweat beads on your brow
Though wildflowers cloaked the fields with a rainbowed gall
Snow was draped on higher hills like a kind of shawl

The wind swept through our camp all night
It howled like a thousand banshees
The ghostly wails of undead souls
Forever seeking their peace

Who are you to tell me
Tales from the other side
Who are you to show me
Things I want to hide
Track Name: Old Man Willow
The trees outside are a’blooming
Flowers of yellow & cream
Heavy the branches with perfume
Making everyone dizzy

But my love he waits by the willows
Watching the way that they weep
He says that he'll love me forever
Such a hard promise to keep

Old Man Willow, I would like to know
Who's been hanging round here?
Who's been sleeping underneath your leaves
Behind your veil of tears?

I will only tell you
If you're willing to be sad
If you're ready to lose everything
You thought you ever had

Spring turns into winter
Faster than you think
If I were in your shoes, boy
I wouldn't waste a wink

All winter I harbored a secret
That my sweetheart could not abide
& so I decided to keep it
& wait for the turn of the tide

But patience is only a virtue
If your heart’s intentions are true
Though I never tried to deceive him
The months passed & I made him blue

Old Man Willow, I would like to know
Who's been hanging round here?
Who's been sleeping underneath your leaves
Behind your veil of tears?

I will only tell you
If you're willing to be glad
If you're ready to have everything
You ever wanted bad

Spring turns into summer
Faster than you know
If I were in your shoes, boy
I wouldn’t let her go

The honeybees are in the meadow
The green grass is growing tall
My love has abandoned the willows
Together we wait for the fall
Track Name: Another Life
I don’t need your well wishes
I don’t need your pity
Cause if you wanted me to be well
You would just be with me

Wishes would have nothing to do with that
It’s not what you say it’s how you act
& the way you’re acting these days makes me shiver cold
Hurry up & make a move before we both grow old

When the lights are going down
& you’re all alone
Your heart will begin to pound
& sink like a stone

Maybe in another life
You could be the one
To put down the cutting knife
& pick up the phone

Wishes would have nothing to do with that
It’s not what you say it’s how you act
& the way you’re acting these days makes me shiver cold
Hurry up & make a move before we both grow old

I don’t need your well wishes
I don’t need your pity
Cause if you wanted me to be well
You would just be with me
Track Name: Rider on the White Horse
Rider on the white horse
Rider on the white horse

He comes to me now
To separate the clouds
That hang upon the plains
Threatening with rain
Like the belly of a woman
I knew long ago

But the soil is dry & wrinkled with thirst &
The rains have been moving in seldom
& our bellies are empty from feeding our king
You can see by the way we have held them

Rider on the white horse
Rider on the white horse

He comes to me now
To separate the clouds
That hang upon the plains
Threatening with rain
Like the belly of a woman
I knew long ago

But his quiver of brass is filled with arrows
Poisoned with fatal diseases
& two other horses gallop behind him
Forming a trio of demons

Rider on the white horse
Rider on the white horse
Rider on the white horse
Track Name: Full Moon Blues
I walked alone
Through cypress groves
Across the plains
The wind & the rain, wind & the rain

The day was ending
The sun going down
That's when I found
I'd lost my way, I'd lost my way

Now I've got the full moon blues
I've got the full moon blues

Then you appeared
From o’er the hill
I could not tell
If you were a ghost or if you were real

We walked along
Through belts of fog
You led me home
By the hand, by the hand

Now I've got the full moon blues
I've got the full moon blues

The night had fallen
The moon was full
When your mouth opened
You spoke of love, you spoke of love

You asked to stay but
Your touch was cold
I said the words
That drove you away, drove you away

Now I've got the full moon blues
I've got the full moon blues
Track Name: Weight of the World
You told me you had a dream
About the weight of the world
You held the planet
In the palm of your hand

& it was up to you
If we would live or die
You held the power
In the palm of your hand

& if I could take your nightmares away
I would, I would

You told me you had a dream
About the weight of the world
You held the planet
In the palm of your hand

& it was up to you
If we would live or die
You held the power
In the palm of your hand

& if I could take your nightmares away
I would, I would

& if I could chase your bad dreams away
I would, I would
Track Name: Your Severed Hand
Your hand reaches out to me
As if it weren’t a part of your body
As if it were a thing possessed
By a spirit plagued with unrest

Floating along in a dream (3x)
in a dream, in a dream

& dreams are all we have (4x)

Your hand reaches out to me
As if it weren’t a part of your body
Like a lily pad in a lake
Or a satellite in outer space

Floating along in a dream (3x)
in a dream, in a dream

& dreams are all we have (4x)

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