Branches

by The Meer

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released July 19, 2016

Mixing: Trevor Higgins
Mastering: Randy LeRoy at Airshow Takoma Park, MD

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Track Name: Barren Branches
I can see for miles
Through the trees barren branches
Another day to be alone
I’ll try to be my good company
Maybe it’s alright to have less
Maybe I’m in love with sadness
And I will just feel the way I feel
I don’t want to just pretend
I am anyone’s good friend
Wish I didn’t have to be so blue
to be true
Track Name: Canopy
Canopy world breathing sunlight
Mirrors the color of your heart
Dark and wild, home inside
Air is thick and damp, all alive
And all I see is wild and free
I want love to cover me
Scatter the light in shades of green
And all I will be is wild and free
I want love to cover me
Spread out your wings in shades of green
Track Name: Time Machine
I’m just making a choice
And she said I’m a composer of fate
All the wrong choices I’ve made, I’ll fix them
I’m going to build a machine
You can wait in there by yourself, and she said
I’m not afraid of the world
I’m going to build a machine, to fix them
All the wrong choices I’ve made
Track Name: Saccharine
Sugar sweetly you lie
Crystal white and with good intention
Never knowing what’s behind your smile
All polite and in one dimension
So no one will find you
In their life
You can hide who you are
Safe and quiet without detection
You can bind up your heart
At the price of a true connection
So no one will find you
In their life
Track Name: Moonset
Moonset, slow descent behind the sky
Light changes, colors fade into the night
And the moon sets over the tree line
And disappears behind the sky
Track Name: Moonrise
Clear eyes can’t stop the blurring
Wrapping gold in foil
Buried in the soil
I’m not steady on my legs
Moonrise over the city
One last howl for the wolves
Trash is filling up the sewers
Rats are filling up the holes
Track Name: When We Were Birds (No Other Place)
When we were still birds of flight
Before heaviness sank in our hearts
We’d sing to the sky until night
Catch wind and rise early light
We gave them our language,
They built us a pen
And fear has been planted
To separate “men.”
They tried to make us forget
But deep runs the water
That seems to be still
And we hold the secrets
That cannot be touched
A lie and a veil can’t stop the rush
And all of their anger
Has built walls around us
But we’ve never left the garden
Hold on to me, I’ll teach you to fly
Hold on to me, and don’t let me die
Desire, desire is all that I do
Bright as the fire that keeps me with you
Desire, desire is all that I am
As light pulls the seeds that are grown in your hand
Track Name: Medicine
She told me not to be afraid
It’s only rain, it’s always rain
The storms in my dreams keep me awake
It’s only rain, it’s always rain
2am on a Tuesday night, a heavier darkness pressed on my eyes
Etch deep in my face these aging lines, but at least now I look distinguished

And she told me not to be afraid, its only rain, it’s always rain
The storms in my dreams keep me awake
It’s only rain, it’s always rain

3am on a Friday night, I can hear people living their lives
Throwing up their medicine and having a good time
But at least I won’t be hungover
Track Name: Saturn
The sound of rain, the sound of cars
The sound of everything that falls
The rings appear around your heart
And break the worlds apart
Track Name: Scrape
Hold out your shame, we are untangled
A heavy thing is spreading far across the sky
Before my mind, we are unwinding
Write to the days a thousand ways to make you smile
So scrape me off the bottom when I fall
I am still, I am silent
My heart sees in a thousand brilliant colors
And all these shades of grey
Track Name: Answer
Walk and don’t leave tracks
We won’t be coming back
Silence all the doubt
And head to the next route
Breathe deeply, exhale and constrict
I’ll keep my eyes focused on the roads
Sing sweetly, so soft that
I still can’t hear any of the words
The waiting is too long
The year is halfway gone
A quarter and a dime
Won’t pay for it this time
Breathe deeply
Cough loudly
I’ll keep myself safe from all disease
Sing sweetly, so soft that
I still can’t hear any of the words
Track Name: The Well
Well of the deep, will you sing to me?
And I love to be o’er the deepest
The place we come from
Where I meet myself, and we are strangers
She takes my hand, as she leads me in
She tells me
I have built my heart out of clay
You can shape me the way you love me
I have built my bed out of straw
It’s built strong enough to last the night
Will we last the night?
Or have you been earth without fire?