Long Garden

by Crooked Weather

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    CROOKED WEATHER'S SECOND ALBUM. Listen to a sample of all 10 tracks here:

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    These are a limited batch of handmade, handcrafted physical albums put together by the band. The artwork was all lino printed by Holly, and Will and Dan helped with the less skilled jobs of stamping, gluing and inserting!

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The second album released by Crooked Weather.

"Crooked Weather sound like a San Franciscan band from late 1967 plopped into 2014. [They] are out on a limb, where few bands go but Led Zeppelins, Balloon Farms, Concrete Blondes, Iron Butterflies and Newspaper Taxis appear with stunning regularity. They sound interesting, pretty, intelligent, and thoughtful. They are pretty interestingly thoughtful too." - Sid Griffin

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released September 10, 2014

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Crooked Weather England, UK

Based in East Yorkshire, England, Crooked Weather play earthy, unruly and original folk songs. The sound is lead by carefully crafted lyrics delivered by the haunting harmonies of Holly and Will. These songs echo the ethos of folk songsmiths before them with imagery of escape, adventure, companionship and inner searching but told from a different heart. ... more

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Track Name: Long Garden
When I was a young boy I never did know,
All the truth there was in the lesson you taught,
Down at the bottom of the old long garden,
You taught me all about how knives are sharp.

And if you rum them one way you,
Will understand the power that lies inside,
But if you rub them another way,
It'll cut you open to the other side.

So I hold my hands together and I say Oh Lord,
I say Oh Lord have some mercy on me.
I turn to the devil and I say old friend,
I say hey buddy please just leave me be.

And then when I was a little bit older,
Things became a little clearer to me.
I new what had to be done and I could do as I was told,
But all too soon did that road get old.

Because when you've been to the other side,
And found out how green the grass can be,
Don't expect to be able to find your way home,
With your new set of eyes and your new set of teeth.

So I hold my hands together and I say Oh Lord,
I say Oh Lord have some mercy on me.
I turn to the devil and I say old friend,
I say hey buddy please just leave me be.
Track Name: Red Lead Rose
Well it's a mystery to me,
Red hair, black shoes and black jeans.
Occupies my thought's during the day,
By night haunts my dreams.

And I'm begging for the morning to come.
I'm begging for the morning sun.

Well Don't sit still too long,
You might catch yourself a chill.
One that don't leave you alone,
One that kills.

And you're always going to lose that fight.
You're always going to lose that fight.

But just give,
Give me one,
One more day.

Just give ,
Give me one,
One more day.

I've got a red, lead rose,
That I wear in my top pocket.
It looks and feels so good,
And goes off just like a rocket.

But then it weighs you down to the ground.
It weighs you down.

Get your things together, my love,
It's time we jumped ship.
And go looking for dead men's shoes,
Looking for a pair that fits.
Because you're going to have to run this time.
We're going to have to run.

But just give,
Give me one,
One more day.

Just give ,
Give me one,
One more day.

But just give,
Give me one,
One more day.

Just give ,
Give me one,
One more day.
Track Name: Control Your Blues
Sometimes, there ain't a right answer.
And sometimes, there ain't a cure.
And sometimes, you have to lose.
And that's when,
You have to learn,
To Control your blues

Control your blues
Control your blue

Sometimes, things just ain't black and white,
And sometimes, those thoughts can keep you through the night
Until when the morning comes and you've given, given up the fight
Well that's when,
You have to learn,
To Control your blues

Control your blues
Control your blues
Track Name: # 10
Hey hey, Upon the waves.

Well Young Johny's been drinking pretty hard since last night.
And 24 hours later he's made up his mind.
He's going back to town, going back to his love
So he stole away from his mates, jumped from deck and started swimming for the shore.

He's leaving the bluetooth.

And thinking no one would notice he slipped in through a whole in the town wall.
The place was still smouldering from the orders his father made the night before.
But then a shadow did shift and a club, a club, a club a club did swing.
And he felt the hard ground and heard people singing.
Let's string him up from the gallows pole.

Hey hey hey

Well a crowd had gathered by the time morning had broken.
Young Johny found himself stood on a cart wit a length of rope around his throat.
Then he heard the Cry of his love Lady Issabella.
She said: "stop all this madness can't you see the only way we can end this war.....
Is if I marry this boy. Do you know who he is?
It's the son of the Captain Bluetooth."

Hey hey, a life upon the waves.
Track Name: Blood on the Tracks
There's blood on the tracks,
That lead to home.
You can feel it when you're walking,
Feel it in your bones.
Something's going down,
You must refrain.
Because nothing, nothing,
Will be the same again.
Will be the same again

And you know what's coming,
But you just cant see the end.
See the end,
See the end,
See the end, no, no, no, no.

So you'd better get out of here if you want to stay alive.
Because what is happening is not for your eyes.
Something's going down,
You must refrain.
Because nothing, nothing,
Will be the same again.
Will be the same again

And you know what's coming,
But you just cant see the end.
See the end,
See the end,
See the end, no, no, no, no.
Track Name: Chipotle
Baby do you know who the gate keeper is?
I've been knocking on this door here for years.
I've been knocking and no one will come.
Then you stroll up and they welcome you home.
Yeah you stroll up, they welcome you home.
And you leave me in the cold chewing on my bone

Chipotle
Chipotle

Well baby, you don't want to be with no setting sun
Now that your day has just begun.
Well I tried and I tried to find my way.
But every path I walk down takes me the same way.
Back to chipotle
And now you've got me, got me on my knees
And I'm begging you, begging you darling please
Give me one, one more squeeze

Chipotle
Chipotle
Track Name: The Way Things Go
You don't look up,
When you're falling down.
You don't see the ground,
When you're flying high.

Coz that's just the way, things go.
That's just the way, things go.

Women they will come,
Women they will go.
Grab hold of a good one fast,
Before you get too old.

Coz that's just the way, things go.
That's just the way, things go.
Track Name: Fool's Hope
Thoughts are travelling fast,
They're coming to a pass,
And I don't know how much longer,
How much longer I can last.

When I go out at night,
I follow in the path,
Of my lucky...
My lucky, lucky, lucky black cat,
But my luck is fading fast.

For 5 years I carried this cross,
For 5 years it carried me and now
I have splinters,
Splinters running through my mind,
Splinters running through my mind

I lay awake at night,
I'm not even able to move,
The clouds roll past the moon,
And all,
All is dark.
All is dark

So I whisper to the dark,
I pray someone might hear,
But I know....
That it's a fool's hope,
And I've been chasing fool's gold.
I've been chasing fool's gold.
Track Name: Dream My Life Away
I told you,
This was never going to be easy.
I told you,
I told you true.

Because you shiver in every doorway,
Before you stumble down the hall.
And you try to find,
Those things that just ain't there.
The things that just.....

They just ain't there.

Well I've just about had enough,
Of standing in this line.
Queuing for some end I do not believe.
I'm just wasting my time.
My time.

I'd rather dream my life away,
I'd rather dream my life away,
I'd rather dream my life away.

I warned you,
This was never going to be easy.
I warned you,
And I told you true.

And now you're climbing over fences,
That are too tall not too commit too.
And how far do you think you're going to get,
With a noose around your neck?
With a noose around......

Around your neck.

Well I've just about had enough,
Of standing in this line.
Queuing for some end I do not believe.
I'm just wasting my time.
My time.

I'd rather dream my life away,
I'd rather dream my life away,
I'd rather dream my life away.
Track Name: When Will I See You Again
Might I find you in some hedgerow,
Looking for a better place to be?
Put down your jack of clubs,
Ain't it plain to see?
That you're a leaf in the winds,
Of bigger plans.
Getting blown, getting blown to you don't no where,
To foreign lands.

When will I see you again?

You can dig and did and dig up the past,
Trying to find something new.
But what you'll find is warped and twisted,
It's bowed as it is old.
I have no talent for certainty but some things you have to leave them be,
And know that nothing stays the same,
Not the shoreline nor the sea.

But when will I see you again?
When Will I see you again?