Tarantula Arms

by Jenn & Basho

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1.
02:51
Wyoming wind, blow me off this hillside Dry rolling hills A thousand thirsty sagebrush A thousand thirsty sage ah huh oh Spirit of this land loved by its people shot down by the pioneers Who drank up all their teardrops Drank up all their tears ah huh oh And the clouds rolled in and they gathered up all the teardrops didn't send them down again And the clouds left town A thousand thirsty sagebrush waiting on the hallowed ground A thousand thirsty sagebrush waiting on the hallowed ground ah huh oh Story of these hills told by the winds and it's not forgotten by the plants not forgotten by the people not forgotten by the clouds and the bones buried below Below And the fence fell down and they rounded up all the cattle and took em to the slaughterhouse And the slaughterhouse fell down Brick by brick blood on the brick taken back by the ground Brick by brick blood on the brick taken back by the ground Brick by brick blood on the brick taken back by the ground Brick by brick blood on the brick taken back by the ground ah huh oh And the clouds rolled in and they gathered up all the teardrops didn't send them down again And the clouds left town A thousand thirsty sagebrush waiting on the hallowed ground A thousand thirsty sagebrush waiting on the hallowed ground A thousand thirsty sagebrush waiting on the hallowed ground A thousand thirsty sagebrush waiting on the hallowed ground
2.
03:09
Better run to the golden hills Run to the golden mountains Run to the golden hills Run to the golden mountains Cuz the gold inside my teeth that's all I've left to give There's no more gold in me No more gold in me aw Rabbit said to the fox "I put myself first I always run away" And the fox said to the rabbit "I put my good foot first I always run towards the sun I always run towards the sun" Who dug this hole? So deep for gold? Better run to the golden hills Run to the golden mountains Run to the golden hills Run to the golden mountains Cuz the gold inside my teeth that's all I've left to give Said the gold inside my teeth that's all I've left to give aw There's no more gold in me There's no more gold in me There's no more gold in me There's no more gold in me
3.
I saw a tree Growing up up up from a seed Since I dug two holes Since I dug two holes I been a loonsinger I been a weather changer I been a wildflower I been a loonsinger I been a weather changer I been a heart of fire Ashes to Wildflowers Ashes to Wildflowers Ashes to Wildflowers We sing Forever is this dream Since I dug two holes And new life's everywhere it seems Since I dug two holes I been a loonsinger I been a weather changer I been a wildflower I been a loonsinger I been a weather changer I been a heart of fire Ashes to Wildflowers Ashes to Wildflowers Ashes to Wildflowers We sing Ashes to Wildflowers Ashes to Wildflowers Ashes to Wildflowers We sing
4.
It's a slippery slope that we all climb Move over I'm taking my time Like a stubborn tree I still grow The hardest thing to leave behind The limbs the rings of all these times I mark them as I grow older Older, dear The magic beneath the surface lies It's everywhere all the time in everything that's alive Until you seek until you find the light in you and leave behind the parts of you that don't grow here, dear Grow, dear Big wings don't clip mine I go above the below
5.
04:04
Oh Heart I see the simple ways you fall apart I track you with my eyes closed and so far You always split right down the middle Oh Love See see the bursting buds that kiss the sky They linger in the wind I hear them crying It's an old song no one's forgetting You say "Love" I say "When?" You say "Now" I say, "and then?" You say "Love" I say "When?" You say "How?" I say "Again, again" Oh Heart The work of red tailed spy will never do The work of ancient eye that's colored blue Who sees the love I have for you Oh Heart I see the simple ways you fall apart I track you with my eyes closed and so far You always split right down the middle Oh Love Layered old faced dirt beneath my feet I turn my eyes to God and all I see are clouds dancing way up high You say "Love" I say "When?" You say "Now" I say, "and then?" You say "Love" I say "When?" You say "How?" I say "Again, again"
6.
02:25
Dead leg pain winters chance To give the rains one last dance Dear Talk to me of grey skies gone sleepless nights stumbling dawn Cannot help but walk it off again I will Talk to me of grey skies gone sleepless nights stumbling dawn Cannot help but walk it off again I will Walk to see a wayside song Reap this right blinding wrong Walk this way the ages pass wooden plank hammer last Would it ever go away before I do Walk this way the ages pass wooden plank hammer last Would it ever go away before I do Go hungry So hungry Go hungry Go hungry So hungry Go hungry Dead leg pain winters chance To give the rains one last dance Dear
7.
In the evening when Mama rocks calmly in her rocking chair and the bats flutter through the night You may feel In the evening when Mama rocks calmly in her rocking chair and the bats flutter through the night You may feel So Alive So Alive You may feel like a human You may feel like a mountain You may feel like a gold silver cloud who always changes her mind Never mind Never mind In the evening when Mama rocks calmly in her rocking chair and the bats flutter through the night You may feel In the evening when Mama rocks calmly in her rocking chair and the bats flutter through the night You may feel So Alive Watch the earth and see how it quickens and dies Watch the tree tops and see shapes of animals in the sky in the sky in the sky in the sky
8.
There are songs you won't hear when you're rushing on by There are songs you won't hear when you're driving so fast There are songs only heard on a quiet night passing These are songs of the hills they are songs of the sky So hold on Hold on and hear beautiful words Hold on and hear beautiful words There's a call from above it's a little white bird There's a call from above it's a little black bird There's a call from above it's a little blue sky Well hold on Hold on and hear beautiful words Hold on and hear beautiful words There are songs you won't hear when your rushing on by There are songs you won't hear when your driving so fast There are songs only heard on a quiet night passing These are songs of the hills they are songs of the sky So hold on Hold on And hear beautiful words Hold on and hear beautiful words Hold on and hear beautiful words
9.
03:58
Come to the highest dune with me we'll look out and we will see miles and miles of canopy Yellow ochre Yellow ochre underneath the grey sky and memories Here the pines are evergreen Scattered among leafless trees Trees And behind me the big old lake is telling secrets To whoever will listen I see birch trees listening Love is like a big birch tree always shedding everything Peel back layers and you'll see what it's made of I am listening I am dreaming We are made of rocks and lake We are made of everything I am listening I am dreaming We are made of rocks and lake We are made of everything Come to the highest dune with me we'll look out and we will see miles and miles of canopy Yellow ochre Yellow ochre underneath the grey sky and memories Here the pines are evergreen Scattered among leafless trees Trees Trees Trees We are made of rocks and lake We are made of simple things We are made of buffleheads We are made of everything We are made of rocks and lake We are made of simple things We are made of buffleheads We are made of everything
10.
03:22
Resting rest in my mind My chest is like a finder of gold a finder of answers find souls Oh Love, Oh Ghost, Oh Love Is there some feeling to feel through? Is there a lantern under you? Oh Love Oh Ghost, Oh Love, Oh Ghost I see you trying You are just like a blanket of crows a blanket that's reaching out to hold Oh Love, Oh Ghost, Oh Love Is there some season to live through? Is there an anchor under you? Oh Love Oh Ghost, Oh Love, Oh Ghost Lets stand like the tallest tree don't fall apart don't fall on me Oh Love Oh Ghost, Oh Love, Oh Ghost Is there some feeling to feel through? Is there a lantern under you? Oh Love Oh Love
11.
03:44
We are the stars that sing to the rivers that sing to the creatures and never forget We are the sunshine that warms all cold corners holds the heart open even in these times And we'll fly away Some day We will fly Yes we'll fly away Some day We will fly We are the hands that stretch back the ages the bones of our tables our mothers and dads We are the tides so strong unforgiving focused and living backbones of time And we'll fly away Some day We will fly Yes we'll fly away Some day We will fly

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released September 6, 2013

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