Soldier

by Geron Hoy

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released April 26, 2011

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Track Name: Around You, I'm Me
We fell to pieces in love
Now we’re holding all those pieces down
You’re the only one that I know
Whose eyes I see, can take my pain
Please, won’t you come on back
Won’t you come on back to me?

Cause around you
Around you, I’m me
And all these walls
All these walls break down
And I can do anything

So let’s ignore the facts
We’ll open boxes and put them back
Please, won’t you come on back
Won’t you come on back to me?

Cause around you
Around you, I’m me
And all these walls
All these walls break down
And I can do anything

Without you baby
It’s going to be a long, long road
I’m going to be holding on
I’m going to be holding on

Cause around you
Around you, I’m me
And all these walls
All these walls break down
And I can do anything
Track Name: Lady Crow
Hit her head on a window pane
Should have known then she’d go insane
Her mother weeps when she lies
Tried to keep her satisfied
Well it’s better you than me

Lady crow, she don’t want me around
Even though the writing’s on the wall

Empty glass and a bottle of wine
Sit on a table that’s hers and mine
All that’s left of a love gone bad
You just wonder why I’m not sad
Well it’s better you than me

Lady crow, she don’t want me around
Even though the writing’s on the wall

She just flies away
She just flies away
She just flies away, in the night, all alone

She don’t want me around
Lady crow, she don’t want me around
Even though the writing’s on the wall
Track Name: Gracie
Days of writing, days of carving it out
Days of searching for the perfect amount
And I promised myself to just let go
But it’s harder to do than I know, than I know

And my heart’s too big for beating in this chest
Like a train’s been riding too long with no rest
And I’m down again for the count
Getting harder to get back up, to get back up

Oh, Gracie I know you could leave
Don’t be frightened by the stars in the sky
There’s a place for you in Savannah
If you change your mind

Oh, Gracie I know you could leave
Don’t be frightened by the stars in the sky
There’s a place for you in Savannah
If you change your mind

Oh, Gracie I know you could leave
I know it’s hard to say goodbye
But there’s a place for you in Savannah
If you change your mind
Track Name: Soldier
Dark horse he rides
And he’s coming in so fast
Can’t you see that he’s able
And guns and his swords
Clanging by his side
As he walks back towards the stable

There’s a tree covered road
On which he likes to ride
And it covers him like a blanket
He falls to his knees
As if you’d understand
We had a boat but you sank it

And the soldiers gather round
Face up with their guns in the ground, saying
There’s nothing we can do here to get this battle won
But we’ll stand here right beside you
In the sunlight, you’ll find them
All the answers that you’ll need
That no sword could ever give you

Confessions in the sand
So he knows not a secret
And he lays down all his weapons
And prepares for the battle
Looks right in her eyes
Says I know where your heart is

And the soldiers gather round
Face up with their guns in the ground, saying
There’s nothing we can do here to get this battle won
But we’ll stand here right beside you
In the sunlight, you’ll find them
All the answers that you’ll need
That no sword could ever give you
Track Name: King Of Pangea
There stood a boy around eight years old
He stood amongst them all in the world’s blood
And that was years ago, we were on one land
Surrounded by sun and sand, on our island

Boy turned man, turned king
And he ruled amongst the sea
And he prayed for the gods to be
With him for the ride

And he thought about the world
He thought about our land
He wondered how to break the land
And push our love out

The noble king stood on a mountain with his arms wide
As people waited for him down below
And his voice boomed and his eyes shined
People come forth to me
And I pray the gods strike down on thee
Break apart the land
Spread out the land
Show the rest of the sea what we can see

The people clapped and cheered
They celebrated through the night
We’re gonna spread our wings tonight
Oh yeah, we’re gonna fly

From the earth to the moon
That’s where we all come from
Now our world will be one
And the sea, lonely no more

And the king called upon the gods
With gracious eyes he waits
He feels the ground beneath him shake
Then a storm so loud you’d think you were in hell
Lightning crashing to the ground
People running scared
The brave king never blinks
He stands tall with chaos all around

And fear don’t run us down
Our hell is home for now
And fear don’t run us down
Our hell is home for now

His voice boomed, his eyes shined
People come forth to me
I pray the gods strike down on thee
Break apart the land
Spread out the land
Show the rest of the sea what we can see
What we can see

And the king bows his head
And looks at what he’s done, says
I hope the oceans don’t divide us
I hope the oceans don’t divide us
And I hope the oceans don’t divide us
Track Name: Jezebel
All she needs is what she has
All the gold is in her home
And the feelings are leaving her this way

She spoke with whispers in the night
She waltzed naked in the light
In the garden she laid and talked to God

I guess a life’s for what it’s worth
Like the wolves pick out their prey
Like the autumn leaves fall dead to the ground
But the tears that she cried, angry rivers when she lied
Thinking to herself, I must go meet my fate

Sometimes God doesn’t decide
Who lives and who dies
But love is a reason
For her soul will rise
If only she could hold a little more
Now she’s face down on the floor

She dropped down to her knees
In the garden begged him please
To forgive her as she danced on through the gate
And the angels came and stared
Her fragile body gasped for air
And they took her and laid her down to sleep

And it’s like she always said
No more tears will I shed
And Jezebel lays face down on the floor
Track Name: Snow And The Wood
I’ll take care of you when the wood rots through
And I’ll fuel the fire when our words are few
And I won’t listen to what they say
And I won’t listen to what they say

Telephone, she loves the way it rings
Sitting on mama’s bed, pretending to have wings
She won’t listen to what they say
She won’t listen to what they say

And the snow, it falls, and falls, and falls all night
He writes, and writes, and writes, and writes all night
And when it all melted away
I heard her mother say
She was leaving

You see my love, I never see you from the front
Can I help it you’ve got a beautiful front
She won’t listen to what I say

And the snow, it falls, and falls, and falls all night
He writes, and writes, and writes, and writes all night
And when it all melted away
I begged her to stay

No it’s not too late
It’s not too late
Just rest your head

The rabbits bones are scattered in the field
Blood on the crows, but our tears are concealed
The birds won’t listen to what we say
The birds won’t listen to what we say

And the snow, it falls, and falls, and falls all night
He writes, and writes, and writes, and writes all night
And when it all melted away
I begged her to stay
Track Name: Build You A Home
Hear my whisper, take a long way home
Whichever way you wanna go
Another mile to share the same air as you
A thousand more I’d do the same

And I can’t do much
But I can build you a home
Brick and stone
We’ll hold it down
We’ll hold it down
It’s the least I can do

Sipping wine the way it should be done
A wild bird that feels the cure
See you wish I had the better words
So I could tell what’s in my heart

And I can’t do much
But I can build you a home
Brick and stone
We’ll hold it down
We’ll hold it down
It’s the least I can do

It’ll be easier when it’s through
It’ll be easier when it’s through
It’ll be easier when it’s through

And I’ll build you a home
Brick and stone
We’ll hold it down
We’ll hold it down

And I’ll build you a home
Brick and stone
We’ll hold it down
We’ll hold it down
Track Name: Time Don't You Take It Away
Free as a sparrow’s wind
As he glides all along
Until he burns out his wings

Air in my lungs
Never enough
To take my own pain

Finally, I feel we belong here
God, I wish it would stay
When the morning comes and I see your light
Time, don’t you take it away

Days fly like birds
And they all pile up
Like sand on a shore

Tell me what I’m waiting for
It’s flowing like a waterfall

Finally, I feel we belong here
God, I wish it would stay
When the morning comes and I see your light
Time, don’t you take it away
Time, don’t you take it away

So, tell me what you’re waiting for
It’s flowing like a waterfall
Like a waterfall
Like a waterfall

Finally, I feel we belong here
God, I wish it would stay
When the morning comes and I see your light
Time, don’t you take it away
Time, don’t you take it away
Time, don’t you take it away
Track Name: Put My Words To Bed
If you feel love, don’t let it go
It’s like wine for the first time
And that feeling of dancing
Like fireflies with the wind

And you see her, she’s dancing there
That’s just your soul
Drunk off her and the sea
It’s not as large as your heart
Bleeding for her

I’ll put my words to bed
And I’ll put my words to bed

And time, it’s alright if it seems a little heavy
Just close your eyes
And with sleep your time won’t slip
Won’t slip an inch

I’ll put my words to bed
And I’ll put my words to bed