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released November 16, 2019

- The Earth Tones -
Peter Breen - Electric Piano / Acoustic Piano
Ryan Hays - Upright Bass
Emily Kastrul - Vocal Harmonies
Thomas Strommen - Tenor Saxophone
Willow Waters - Guitar / Banjo / Vocals / Songwriting

- Featuring -
Julia Floberg - Cello (track 3)
Rachelle LaNae - Cello (track 3)

Recorded and Mixed by Jason McGlone at Hideaway Studios

Mastered by Rob Schlette at Anthem Mastering

Album Art by Andrea Jacobs

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Willow Waters Minneapolis, Minnesota

As the ripples on the surface of the river mingle and transform the lines and reflections of our world, so Willow Water's music shapeshifts and defies categorization. Dancing lithely between rock and roll, country, old folk, and jazz; bolstered by rich, intricate, and often surprising arrangements and instrumentation, her music exhibits exhaustive precision and delightful variety. ... more

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Track Name: Neath Those Syc'more Trees
- Lyrics -

Just past the river
'Neath those syc'more trees
You'll find me waitin' for ya
Suckin' on a tangerine

And I'm left wonderin'
Are you still comin' for me?
Or should I pack my things and go?
Give up on my hopes and dreams

I never thought that I could be this lonely
It's a torture, babe, that you're not with me
Are you comin' for me?
Are you comin' darlin'?
What's the hold up, truly
I ain't foolin'
No no no no

Are you you comin' for me?
Are you comin' darlin'?
Are you you comin' for me?
Are you comin' darlin'?
'Cause I'm not certain anymore
Can't say I was ever sure

We were witches, we were wishing, we were watching
With wilder wonders we weave
Then you left me, left me by my lonesome
Wondering why you had to leave
Left me by my lonesome
Wondering why you had to leave

This story is not over she said
And this you better believe
'Cause I'm prayin' honey that someday
You'll find me 'neath those sycamore trees
Track Name: Send To You
- Lyrics -

Uncertain words and time to ponder
Set my mind to wander
Which brings my heart to worry
And as I scurry and hurry through what's unknown and unseen
I feel a call from above
And all I can say is

I send to you my love

Years have past since we were well acquainted
Memories once vivid now are faded
And despite all that's changed
She still remains contained in my heart
And it seems for now we shall remain apart
So all I can say is

I send to you my love

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Track Name: Wandering
- Lyrics -

I ventured out on the trail
I lost my way
I wandered aimless to no avail
And it's no wonder
Why I'm shook by the thunder
My mind transfixed on all the things unknown

My habits lead me astray
Where ought I go?
I cannot help but be this way
And it's no wonder
Why I falter and blunder
My eyes transfixed all too far away

The truth is slipping from my mind
The truth I ever yearn to find
Disappearing in the dead of night
Circles pull me slowly down
But that's only half the round
Soon I'll rise and I will see the light

The path continues to unwind
I gaze above
The stars and patterns mesmerize
And it's no blunder
When I'm full of wonder
My heart transfixed on all the things of love
Track Name: Hear Me Now (Gembrokers cover)
- Lyrics -

As a poison ran around my veins and my tongue
I press my ear to the forest floor
"Listen closely," she said, "Listen close now"
You will hear the cries and screams from long ago

Hear me now

We used to speak the language of the bird
Lost under the concrete metal word
Stand here now to translate for the Earth

Hear me now

I do not own this land, and nor will I ever
I do not own this land, and nor will I ever
I do not own you my friend, and nor will I ever
I do not own you my friend, and nor will I ever

Hear me now

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Track Name: Respect Existence
- Lyrics -

You are the air
You are the water
'Cause without them what would you be
The earth and sky and all of space and time
Are completely necessary

Treat the Earth as a sister or brother
As you should know Nature's your Mother
And it's such a shame that we take more than we give
When we've taken it all, where do we plan to live

Respect your ancestors, and
Stop and listen
Be a good ancestor, and
Take care of what we've been given

You are the air
You are the water
'Cause without them what would you be
The earth and sky and all of space and time
Are completely necessary

And it's such a joy to live in the here and now
But the future someday will be here and now
And how do we expect, expect our persistence
If we can't come to respect Existence

Respect your ancestors, and
Stop and listen
Be a good ancestor, and
Take care of what we've been given
Respect your ancestors, and
Respect Existence
Be a good ancestor, and
Show them to expect resistance

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Track Name: Sing My Sorrows
- Lyrics -

I'll sing my sorrows from the rooftops
I'll sing my sorrows from my grave
I'll sing my sorrows 'till the morning breaks
I'll sing until I let go, let go of this ache

I wonder can you hear my fever
I wonder can you see the reasons why
I've got a fervor in this maddening time
But I've gotta rise up singin', this world won't pass me by

And when you talk about distruction
You know that you can count me in
We've got to tear down these walls and ignorance
And plant a better seed that we keep on nurturing

I'll sing my sorrows from the rooftops
I'll sing my sorrows from my grave
I'll sing my sorrows 'till the morning breaks
I'll sing until I let go, let go of this ache

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Track Name: My Heart, It Swells
- Lyrics -

I feel myself movin' on
Takin' one more step down the line
Oh I feel myself movin on
Takin' one more step down the line
But I'm not ready yet
I left my family behind

The time has disappeared
Slipped out from underneath my feet
Yes the time has disappeared
Slipped out from underneath my feet
Hopped on a railway train
Now I'm headed back east

And I can't help but feel my heart
It swells with a sorrow
I do not wish to leave this place

The mountains they do inspire
And I feel much gratitude
Yes the mountains they do inspire
And I feel much gratitude
As I return to the plain
I hope the feelin' will remain

And I can't help but feel my heart
It swells with a sorrow
I do not wish to leave this place

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