"Openings"

by Golden Tree Story

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released June 17, 2010

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Cynthia Marie, voice/piano, Cameron Peace, guitar, Birch Pereira, bass/vocals, Dave Bush, drums, Kiera Clarke, guest vocals

cover artwork by Courtney Grant and photography by Yarrow Ulehman
4-panel digipak by Seattle's Pip McCaslin (Realtime)

tracks 1,2,3, recorded by: Matt Doctor
tracks 4,5,9 & vocals on 2,8, recorded by: Rick LeDoux
tracks 6,7,8 recorded by: Walter Maenhout
bird sample on track 1: courtesy of Doug Haire
mixing by Robb Davidson
mastering by Huntley Miller

special thanks to Gwen Bayly for use of home piano on tracks 6,7,8

all songs by Cynthia Marie Dillard 2010

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Track Name: One Last Time
One Last Time

Drivin’ passin’ me by
Where are you going this time?

Rollin’ frames, leavin’ moments behind
Won’t you consider taking mine?

Don’t you leave me lonely
Don’t you leave me behind again

Won’t you wait just a minute?
I’m asking you one last time

Our lives pass in the wink of an eye
When did you last see the sunrise?

or, Hear those birds?
they were made to be heard

oh how they love when you listen

Don’t you leave them lonely
Don’t you leave them behind again

Won’t you wait just a minute?
I’m asking you one last time

Hold her dearly while you have her to hold
Then you can always remember

Hold her dearly while you have her to hold
Then you can always remember
Track Name: I am not I
Soy este
que va a mi lado sin yo verlo;
que, a veces, voy a ver,
y que, a veces, olvido.
El que calla, sereno, cuando hablo,
el que perdona, dulce, cuando odio,
el que pasea por donde no estoy,
el que quedará en pié cuando yo muera.

I am not I
I am this one
walking beside me
whom I do not see
at times I manage to visit
and at other times I forget
the one who remains
silent when I talk
the one who forgives
sweet when I hate
the one who takes a walk
while I remain indoors
and the one who remains
standing, when I die.
Track Name: Free Again
Free Again

well it’s been a long time since we’ve said hello

hello again, my old friend

where have you been?

lost in the valley, but not the one we once knew

you’re bearing a new name, we could not see through

I couldn’t see you, oh

but thankfully we’ve got this new day

a way to be free again

free again, my old friend

how have you been?

no one should have to go alone without love

it’s a night we wouldn’t see the end of

lucky, we are always in love

and thankfully we are growing, we are learning how to be

free
Track Name: Brookman's Road
Brookman’s Road

Oh love of my mine
remember the light
the light that shone over Brookman’s Road

the moon was ripe and the birds sang lightly
we could see for miles
a field of starry gold shone in our eyes

and the light grew
between you and me

well darkness came
as natural as day
and soon our love
became a memory

when that shadow fell
our love fell
belly to the ground

oh lord
why’d you make a love so sweet
so short

the light that was shown
will surely show no more

well darlin’
do you think about that rose
that rose that grew
over Brookman’s Road

its petals bled
the feelings of a heartache left unsaid
and the thorns
the wisdom of a flower who was born
of a love that was known

over Brookman’s Road.
Track Name: Old Soul
When you’ve got an old soul
everywhere you go
you’ve got to carry
the roads you’ve walked on

Even for the strong
this pulls too hard
One heart can only take so much

If you could rest your arms
just for a short while
You could feel the beauty that you seek

Sometimes it’s hard to keep on moving forward
harder with each step

Then you look at your roads
and again as his roads
and you see what they were really made from

The same strength of
all of those who tried
who tried first
then found their strength inside
Track Name: A Few Important Words
one year ago I sent a few important words out into the world
last night they came fluttering back
grown and urgently pressing themselves against my ears
I listened to every whisper
this time I understood more so than when I first spoke
they were clear and gracious and swift
a light that shone to lead to a land almost found

from the ground I pulled myself up like a root
I planted my feet into that earth who spoke those few important words.
Track Name: Be True
a slight wink in my day
one breath of light
a firefly passing through the night’s fog
and I’ll never forget what he said

Be true to your soul, to your heart
Be true to your soul, to you heart
if you ever wanna get anywhere from here

tattered shirtsleeves, a cigarette stub at hand
shunned by society, always looking for a place to stand
he rarely speaks to strangers, but he spoke one day
and I won’t forget what he said

Be true to your soul, to your heart
Be true to your soul, to you heart
if you ever wanna get anywhere from here

as quiet as the moon, he’s watching the world as it all unfolds,
and always hoping for a better day, to make it right
I won’t forget what he said

Be true to your soul, to your heart
Be true to your soul, to you heart
if you ever wanna get anywhere from here
Track Name: If These Bones
if these bones could speak
I tell you, we’d do something more
than sit around, sit around

if these bones could speak
I tell you, we’d do something more
there is nothing sweeter than the day

well these bones do speak
and they say get on out that door
there’s no more hidin’, no more hidin’

well these bones do speak
and they say get on out that door
there is nothing sweeter than the day

(instrumental)

yes these bones do speak
and they say there is nothing
sweeter than today
today

yes these bones do speak
and they say there is nothing more
than to love,
give our love all day