I. Jam for Days
a battle of souls,
the softest of hearts, hardest of fools
they went down to the valley of the rain
"wait out the silence, wait out the sounds of men"
rolling in river sounds ...
III. Orphan Moonlight
oh my father was a fine young man
and my mother was a painter
they had no choice but to let me go
for their world was coming to an end
they said I was free as the wind in the pakabim plum tree
and that the reigns of other wars would never find me
the night I left I was not afraid,
the land was watching me
those rolling hills and the light of night,
oh the moonlight was a beautiful thing to see,
the moonlight was a beautiful thing to see
when I arrived in my new homeland
I buried all my hardest feelings
so that a soft light would shine
around me ...
now I sing to the wind in the pakabim plum tree
and I pray that there will be a day
when we are all free.
IV. Hills of Sharon
I've been awake for sometime,
wallowing in paradise.
I saw lines of iridescent valleys,
eons above us.
I saw mountainsides that lead to heavens,
and I saw ...
we were all
in a land of freedom
I saw it,
it's there, I saw it
(Land, I will find a way)
if you dream it,
released June 2, 2013
I-IV recorded/mixed by Randall Dunn at Avast Studios.
V recorded at home, mixed by Evan Schiller.
Mastering by Evan Schiller.
I, II, III, & V by Cynthia Marie Dillard. Copyright 2013
IV by Jeremiah McLane, Floating Bridge Music BMI. Copyright 1990
Design and band portrait by Sean Michael Robinson. Cover photo by Cynthia.