Far From Here

by David Ross Macdonald

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1.
Pepper Tree 04:10
Pepper Tree (words & music David Ross Macdonald No one but myself coming down this road No one but myself younger getting old Like my face these boots are worn Like my heart this shirt is town No one but myself coming down this road No closer to the truth or further from the lie No closer to the truth and Lord knows how I’ve tried Who’ll forgive these wayward ways These regrets and debts unpain No closer to the truth or further from the lie Pepper tree You’re watching over me Never know when I lay down breath be my last Never know when I lay down beside the highway grass Sun will bleach away the pain Skin and bones and tears and shame Never know when I lay down breath be my last Pepper tree You’re watching over me When I’m gone will I be found will I be free When I’m gone will I be found beneath the pepper tree Never was this mortal need Blacker than that bitter seed When I’m gone will I be found will I be free
2.
Upon The Saw 04:38
Upon The Saw (words & music David Ross Macdonald Silent where the lake logs lie, waiting for the saw A secret and a soul to keep until Ten Old Forest dam is drained creosote to sea Logs will split and she will be undone, but far from here Waiting for the saw Stomach knots as burled as her fathers fists Broken mill town drifting past her now Gutted like the strip mall shops that fell upon hard times She draws that line upon the misting glass, and she escapes She escapes the town but not the saw Upon the saw and through an age We divide and twice again Flooded forest sleeping in the lake Against our will against the grain Against the mighty saw again Upon that line we float beneath we wait Waiting for the saw Ceder oak nor rosewood It fears or favours none Eye to tooth, tooth to blade then dust Jack Cash steel blind as faith This jagged spinning wheel Part we must she whispered hard But with a softer heart Upon the saw and through an age We divide and twice again Flooded forest sleeping in the lake Against our will against the grain Against the mighty saw again Upon that line we float beneath we wait
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Draw Me In 04:45
DRAW ME IN (words&music © David Ross Macdonald 2004) like water from the well scrawled across the page flowing from your hand this opium of pleasure coiling blue together deep within your lungs... draw me in secretly and softly with quiet arcs of tears you whispered in my ear, draw me in... threads between your fingers woven to a texture that’s close upon your skin the curtains in your room cream and coffee plumes stirring from your dream, draw me in... till tears and well run dry until the parchments crumble until the saddest sigh secretly and softly with quiet arcs of tears you whispered in my ear, draw me in...
4.
Seeds 04:17
SEEDS (words&music © David Ross Macdonald 2004) words like to float like a boat, out to sea even as they spoke, something broke drifted free deep in her heart, lies a hope, inside a fear too scared to start, seize the rope draw him near seeds in the ground, some are lost the others found we drift around, all alone together bound she wrote a note, left a smoke in his coat he read the note, took a match and smoked the smoke waves like to roll, spin and coil, against the land arms like to fold, against the cold on the sand she wept a tear, told a secret, shed a fear he said he’d keep it, like the sunset safe for her
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Cannery Row 05:09
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Boston 02:07
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Serpentine 03:50
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TIME TO LEAVE (words&music © David Ross Macdonald 2004) close the door and turn the key, it’s time to go you were the best that you could be, let her go let her be in the headlights as far as you can see, snow covered trees sure as springtime autumn leaves return only this time your lessons will be learned the hardest way watch the corners, ice upon the road that you can’t see you may be on the edge hoping you might fall but there is more than you can see sure as night time dawn will bring the day only this time ice will melt away and warm the ground she was your summer, you were her fall and now you’re free, falling free you hold the corners and fold it into three, gather speed free as a highway you fly across the plain love can be a mountain range where you can lose your way close the door and leave the key, it’s time to go, time to leave
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Moody Dark Folk Songs with Americana and Atlantic Folk Influences including Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Kelly Joe Phelps and Bruce Cockburn.

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released January 1, 2004

Guitar and Vocal - David Ross Macdonald
Drums - Tony Floyd
Mandolin, Harmonicas - Justin Brady
Double Bass - Stephen Hadley
Fiddle - Kate Burke
Marimba - Justin Falk

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