Ships of Sticks and Twine - EP

by Chris Rubeo

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1.
04:05
Hum, hum, a rowin' tune set soft against the pale moon paling at the wild and blue Dumbstruck gaping while she moves where she moves She was called, called to her winter tomb Nestled in her bedroom Socks and a book and red hue If you'd ask me I would rescue you She fell down laughing into a pile of snow and said I wonder where the leaves go and how anything could ever grow in the frozen earth buried beneath the cold.
2.
05:51
Oh now I've let this get into my head again The ghost of a ghost of a friend of a friend And I don't believe in you anymore And I won't believe in you again But lately I've been thinking of you Since you left I've kept my place at the table Planted trees in the yard for shade in the summer And I don't believe in you anymore And I won't believe in you again But lately I've been thinking of you
3.
This is for you in confidence so open it alone so I can earnestly reveal my thoughts to you. Imagine each word spoken low in a comforting baritone recall them if you're feeling lost or blue. The message is somewhere in the middle and though the end may hurt a little in the beginning you will find your faith renewed. In a love that conquers ignorance and a truth that bares an evidence when it feels as though the world has conquered you. Though someday they may publish this, this is for you in confidence, stripped of vagueness simple plain and true. You were to me the only thing the fullest chord the softest string and I only hope that you felt that way too.
4.
03:41
Can you take tomorrow off? I want to see the countryside I want to feel the breeze I haven't got the time I haven't got the time I haven't got the energy Let's go some other time and oh I wish you had told me your love for this had faded Shrugging your shoulders Saying I was waiting I wish you had told me Now I'm looking back again Now I'm looking back again Can you take to my mistakes? and like me anyway I want to feel contained I want to see the country to sit and look inside you or just to sit beside you to read my lover's thoughts or love what I've been thinking I want you to feel brave I want you to feel brave I want you to feel brave I want you to feel so brave I wish you had told me your love for this had faded Shrugging your shoulders Saying I was waiting I wish you had told me Now I'm looking back again Now I'm looking back again
5.
Kara, child bright as the lights that stained the glass who could there forget who there was given? Corn and cider warm till the long light lingers last and know I'd be there yet wearing woven mittens. Thaw wakes the world and all voice for song and bark for sap and winter knows the world all a rest and reflect. Chase and call running through the tall bur grass ships of sticks and twine fasten leaves for a mast. Some clouds are ships carrying on the westward path but some are anchored fast.

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To the incandescent people who helped make this all happen: peace, love, & good weather to all of you.


Chris Rubeo: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Bells
Dan Whitener: Banjo, Vocals, Piano
Odetta Hartman: Violin, Vocals
Benji Marx: Bass, Vocals
Matt Norman: Drums, Piano, Bells
Finnegan Shanahan: Violin, Vocals
Hsiao-Fang Lin: Trombone, Vocals
Zachary Seman: Accordion
Johanna Warren: Vocals on "Brave"
Maddie Wise: Vocals on "Ghosts"
Alana Skye Campbell: Vocals on "Ships of Sticks and Twine"

All songs written/arranged/and recorded by Chris Rubeo
Mastered by Greg Calbi
Album Art by Delicious Design League


For more music and videos:
www.chrisrubeo.com
thesparrows.bandcamp.com
chrisrubeo.tumblr.com

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released September 2, 2011

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