Far Far Away

by The Wooden Box Band

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Northwest it blows, tumbling down Rushing out across the plains Braided like your, long hair was then Meeting hands with the sea Jubilations choir So on it goes, steady then now Somehow I cannot bare to breath The air of your hills My heart broken still I don’t know what it is I’m scared of In all the glory of the sun What is can’t be undone Your footsteps I hear, voice all around An outstretched palm, eyes cast down Sorrow runs deep, with no time to dwell My sweet children, be with me Jubilations choir What’s mine is yours You will see Take this glad hand, walk with me In the air of your hills My heart broken still I don’t know what it is I’m scared of In all the glory of the sun What is can’t be undone Jubilations choir
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Take me from this land of soap and cigarettes I won’t forget The day that you first tumbled into view Where the earth is flat and the sky is brown Muddy water runnin’ through the town All because of soap and cigarettes Where the streets are weeping open scars Shovels full of melted tar For carburettors always out of tune And your factories in overdrive Overalls in overtime All that work for soap and cigarettes The mist is rising to the hills Where trouser suits and sleeping pills Pull the shades on other points of view She knows her place I know mine In this wordless pantomime All she wants is soap and cigarettes With your parables and your picket lines That got you through the worst of times They also serve those who stand and wait Gates of pearl and gets of steel For some you fight and others kneel Anything for soap and cigarettes Take me from this land of soap and cigarettes I won’t forget The day that you first tumbled into view I caught the train I bought the lie Innocence my alibi Anything for soap and cigarettes
3.
Pitchfork 04:07
It’s hot outside And the moon is shinin’ down upon my face It’s hot outside And the moon is shining down upon this blade My hand grips fast To the dry wooden handle by my side My pitchfork glints a rusty smile. I’m gonna hang your bones on the wall And right before your last breaths out Right before I take you down Down down down down I drink your whisky down. Put my bottle down Stumble cross the porch way and down the stairs Through the pines for the hundredth time You won’t know That I’ve been here watching you tonight It’s gonna be a last goodbye The taste of blood is mighty fine Tell me who is next in line. Down down down down I drink your whisky down I’m gonna hang your bones on the wall And right before your last breaths out Right before I take you down Down down down down I drink your whisky down.
4.
Ambulance 05:03
Look at us calling for an ambulance again It’s four in the morning and the tears are falling my friend Lying broken in the road is no way for a night to end Look at us calling for an ambulance again. Well we take ten steps then we fall back twenty nine To a darkened room far away from this heart of mine Where a stranger’s voice says he’s doing all he can Look at us calling for an ambulance again. So I’m nailing up the windows trying to keep the world at bay You say the harder that the wind blows the sooner it will change Love is a delicate thread with which we weave A way to the heart and soul for you I’ll breathe With all of my might to help you in your fight within Look at us calling for an ambulance again So I’m nailing up the windows trying to keep the world at bay You say the harder that the wind blows the sooner it will change. With one foot behind the other I brace myself to take a fall Let the light in you recover and find a path…among us all.
5.
Far Far Away 03:53
Far far away up in the sky I wonder anyone else fights over what they all need to share to survive And just to get along Or is is just the silly human beings, silly human beings I think it is Kei tua rā i ngā rangi Huritao ana au ko ētahi atu E whawhai ai kia mau rawa Te tohina, te ora Ko ngā tangata o tēnei ao kē , ō tēnei ao kē Ka tika nei
6.
Jackhammer 04:07
Give me the sound of that old jackhammer, I got something to do I’m gonna wreck all night I’m gonna work all day Til' the hole in this mountain is through Give me the sound of that old piano, honky tonking and blue I’m gonna play all night and sleep all day and wake on up to get a message on through. Forty four gallons in a rusty drum sounds like trouble But it’s got to be done There’s an old grey cobweb hangin’ in the morning sky And if it won’t move the grass won’t grow And the songs won’t fall to the earth below How it got up there…I don’t know why. I’ve got a thousand notes that just don’t care Where they land they’re gonna fill up the air Love to the loveless in pain and solitude Prise the locks on the desperate doors Break down the silence behind the walls No matter how high I’m comin’ on through
7.
Eden Street 04:29
Evening on Eden Street falls To the too slow turning beat of the world For a girl Her kingdom by the sea High above the waves and shallow clouds That follow her around the town Not for you the fairground smiles The narrow road their promise hides Where drunken poles carry telegraph wires Unfurling to the horizon Matchsticks and motor oil Staining the shirts and fingernails of the boys In the harbour Stones bending spoken wheels Sisters on bicycles they flock Like birds to the woollen mill At the sound of the old siren House stare through tired blinds at Child brides at washing lines Where endless days are sure to rise The front door yawning empty morning Leaving now you guide the pain By walking loudly in the rain We’re paper bags on different trains To the horizon seeking asylum Eastward of Eden Street The ocean’s rolling breathing in and out regardless Her kingdom by the sea High above the waves and shallow clouds that That followed her around They followed her round the town Followed her down to the ground
8.
The Storm 05:25
Is there a tear in the eye of the storm With room for love to linger Slowly the hours crawl through the room Hands without their fingers I should have known to leave well enough alone Than take a chance that I could win. Without the cloud veiling the moon Night can be just an illusion Faded half day hiding the lie Never would I lose you I walk deep in the dream and chose not to see The sleeping shadow of another. Would I the reed That bends turns its back on the breath of the wind or be broken Without the will and weft of the heart I am a straw in the ocean Falling through time for you to find Me on the shoulder of some far shore
9.
Henry Ryder 07:15
My given name is Henry Ryder I’ve always been a good provider They say I’m steady and I know my place I built our shack on the Chinese quarter Work for me was on the water Many storms are written on my face She is young but she is able Spreading flour upon the table For the loaves she makes for me by hand Loading lambs newly slaughtered Waiting for my only daughter She’s the fairest flower in this new land Oh there you go, coloured clouds in the morning sky. Cables twist and hands get old One false move in that dark hold Among the cold young blood and bone I fell A runner he was sent to warn her But she’d turned a different corner Came face to face with the undertaker’s bell. Oh there you go, coloured clouds in the morning sky There you go, you kept your beauty in disguise. And since then she’s rarely spoken Sees that moment in slow motion Broken bread scattered on the ground Spends her time down at the water Feeding all the sons and daughters Waiting for the night to drift on down Birds they fly when their work is done I hear their wings I the evening sun Beating seeking safety in the night But some will fly and not return In their hearts the love they’ve learned Carried westward slowly out of sight.
10.
Quiet outside and my heart it screams Words don’t go to sleep and they rob my dreams Who would have known Who could have seen The story’s been told and it’s wearing us down Don’t ask us again you know full well now Set out to sea This beating heart and me They call it daylight robbery Sleep baby now, sleep baby now, mama make it alright They call it daylight robbery Doors open wide, Poised standing side by side The fury is real Understand us now Set out to sea This beating heart and me They call it daylight robbery

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released October 12, 2018

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