Praxis

by Ex Reverie

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1.
Black Butterfly You were the right thing at the wrong time Black Butterfly Always so high Glad heart, bright mind Bitter cold, drunk on hope I walked the city hills and back roads On the arm of its favorite son Along we walked, laughed and talked Up stone stairs to see your favorite view A city down on one knee, just for you Yes I do hear you when you say I can't plant a seed and expect to eat From it the next day But maybe somewhere else along our way Our paths will cross again Maybe even lace Or maybe all has been is all will be And I'll finally Have to learn to appreciate Black Butterfly You were always so high Glad heart, bright mind Black Butterfly You were the right thing at the wrong time
2.
Old Maps 05:05
We once built a pass through the mountains Between your land and mine Removing all that impedes us How we toiled, how we pledged our time Now the road between us lies empty Covered in wild weeds and thorns And only old maps remember The lines our path once formed You led us up to the stone tower But we were turned away Back past the crow in the cornfield When you asked how I felt about caves Anything you'd like to show me, darling You know I'd like to see But I must admit these caves were carved by men into the hills And I must admit a little unease And when you go it's always like you were taken By a force of nature By a power greater than Your own will, like the sea just rose and swept in Breaking furious and white over the mountain Leveling the town that these hills had hemmed in Future generations will be left with the questions Who were these people and the lives that they were living? Was this the bedroom, this perhaps the kitchen? And now it's all as fading laughter down the hall Footsteps on the second floor Caves underwater Frail girl, you need to live in a gentle world Frail girl I wish I could give you a gentle world
3.
Near 03:12
With a book of hours And a word of power We wait, just beyond the veil Montage of flipping calendar pages There's a number put on each of your days and Tick-Tocking tempos of progress in stages Slow walks the sleeper, caught in his paces Run Where to share an observation Of repeating theme, theme and variation Of it's practical applications All attendant connotations A lyrical declaration of radiance and reclamation Sunrise As we walk on with our backs to the night Love now, will you bow? Or will you stand and face the crowd, proud As I say out loud: The mundane, the every day It's wasting us, it's killing me And all you, with your eyes Look into your lives Our footprints are not impressing the sands of time Time Fight, fight for your life
4.
Through the storm was heard a pounding As if a cannon in the glen was sounding When the man walked to his gate A lone white bear did stand in wait Sir he said in timbre torn I have come to offer all you can ask for With a word you'll be as rich As you are now poor In return I ask for just one thing Of your four daughters do bring The youngest for of her beauty Even the pines sing: Lovely Walk through our woods and have peace And at the end of each day's light We'll see you through the night In her bedroom doorway she shook and stared He caught her eye and said: prepare You will not deny your family You will come with me Prepare thyself and climb onto me Hold tight Hold me close and you will not be lost in the flight We go to my castle and we go tonight There you will have a silver bell You only need to ring once to have your will You will be my queen until the frozen lands are green Love me Eat of your fill and have peace And at the end of each day's light I'll join you for the night Out now Into the snow Into the snow on the back of a beast she rode

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released June 16, 2011

All songs written by Gillian Chadwick

Engineered by Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording


Mastered by Jeff White at The Laundromat, Philadelphia
www.ipressrecord.com

Guitar/Voice/Keys: Gillian Chadwick
Bass: Jesse Sparhawk
Drums on 1 & 4: Ben McConnell
Drums on 2 & 3: Jonathan Nigro
Keys/Voice: Jeff Zeigler
Horns: David Hartley

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