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Held In Splendor

by Quilt

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released January 28, 2014

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Track Name: Arctic Shark
How can I proceed with ease?
This eastern harbor's full of grief
All my heavy dreams are simply a luxury
The horse is in the pepper tree
And the lighthouse floating in the sea
Newborn forms are weightless like dust
Everything will regenerate as it was
All your heavy hearts are simply illusory
They will find an open shell in which to grow and set you free
Mourning how a frozen thing can thaw and turn to brine
The salty workings in a restless process of the mind
Form becoming weightless like dust
Everything will regenerate as love
Not the kind you think you know, and not the kind you learn
The arctic shark is living free in the coldest part of the eastern sea
All my heavy hearts are simply illusory
Find in time to trust them turning right side up inside of me
Track Name: Saturday Bride
"Don't you call any later", as the clock came and ate her.
"What are we running after?" Hear the clock's gentle laughter.
Shine as you were, a ghost in a painted field.
Oh, Saturday bride, tell what you saw in the night!
"I saw God in the skin of the fog..."
Track Name: Eye of the Pearl
I used to think that you were a stranger,
but now I don't know what for
You keep changing all of my meaning
You're bringing me back and forth
I don't know why they only said you would know
I don't know why they only said you would go
I used to think that you were moving
But now I see you oh so still
I used to think that you were changing
But now I see you never will
Because it's all in time, it's all just a game,
and I don't know what for
I hold the pearl now
I used to think that you were a stranger,
but now I don't know what for
You keep changing all of my meaning
You're bringing me back and forth
Because it's all in time, it's all just a game,
and I don't know what for
Eye of the pearl
Track Name: Mary Mountain
I recall the sky the day withdrew
Turning this fiery car into ice with you
I can't leave this fever dream
I can't leave everything that I've seen
Oh Mary, I won't go
Oh Mary, live in mountain time
A light embraced this town with a spark you drew
Forever chase a glow with the sun imbued
One of these nights we'll return
Tripping over all the foolish things we thought we were
Oh Mary, I won't go
Oh Mary, live in mountain time
Somebody held us there
Track Name: Tie up the Tides
Said I’ll live by candlelight and make the moon my home
Tie up the tides as they rise and as they fall
What can I give? What can I hold?
Should I even ask these things at all?
So I live by candlelight and darn if I know
I'm walking down this road alone
But watch the earth
For a grid will unfold
Until I find my golden home
I left that world of dreams and entered one anew
A planetary truth is born of lightning
There's nothing left when you suffocate the hours
Spent beyond what time had tried to offer
So I live by candlelight and darn if I know
I'm walking down this road alone
But watch the earth, for a grid will unfold
Until I find my golden home
There's a ghost making up its mind down into my bones
Isn't this what you brought me here for?
This parallel of backwards gifts lifts into my eyes
Isn't this what I felt the need for?
Oh child, you keep living that way, in your own time
This feeding back of circles and this loop for which I'm thrown
The moon will never keep us from unfolding
I'll point my way back home until my fingertips turn blue
There is no me and there is no you
So I live by candlelight and darn if I know
I'm walking down this road alone
But watch the earth
For a grid will unfold
Until I find my golden home
Track Name: The Hollow
If you want to go to that place where we can't see
How can we get there, down to the wooden sea?
And I'll try not to be scared of everything we'll be
For we are the songs we sing
Down in the wooden sea
So climb in my guitar, but first untie the strings
Down into the hollow
Of the wooden sea
And I'll try not to be scared
Of everything we'll be
For we are the songs we sing
Down in the wooden sea
Track Name: A Mirror
If I need a mirror to tell me you are there
Wrap it up in smoke and keep it if you care
And if I need a window open for a view
Let the sunlight in, and the sun lights you
I will rely on you
Trying everything I know to hold you closely
I will rely on you
Make amends with everything that we'll be
If we're pushing time too hard for comfort, dear
I'll hold your smoke inside my heart after the glass has burst apart
And if I find a mirror behind the pines
I'll jump into what we are after and turn until we finish the chapter
I will rely on you
Giving everything to keep it free and easy
I will rely on you
Make amends with everything that we'll be
Restless and reeling
Diving like a swallow from the ceiling
If I need a mirror to tell me you are there
Wrap it up in smoke and keep it if you care
Track Name: Just Dust
What you need is watery shoulders
A lucid heart that beats
In the midst of all this foggy unloading
Hold a glow with me
'Cause I am not self-contained
I'll lay here and fly away
But there goes my answer
The harder I look, it goes farther
What you need is under the window
Those golden eyes I see
Let's go in peace when
the moss on trees is growing North
Hold a glow with me
'Cause I am not self-contained
I'll lay here and fly away
But there goes my answer
The harder I look, it goes farther
Who wastes their time that way?
We are not undertakers
Who walks that sick parade?
What is this circus in my mind?
And what is this serpent in my eye?
Just dust and echoes left behind
Track Name: Tired & Buttered
Lost palace of white snow
Tell me, where did the time go?
I'm sitting here soaking in Day-Glo
And thinking of ways I may know you:
Maybe we'll meet in a valley of vines
Embracing the heat as the sun dines
And maybe we'll dance at the break of the nile
Greeting the future with a generous smile
Now I adorn you
With tinsel, ivy and butter
And slowly call upon you all the strength of another
Maybe we'll meet in the valley of vines
Embracing the heat as the sun dines
And maybe we'll dance at the break of the nile
Greeting the future with a generous smile
Time will not go and time will not follow
It's just waiting to give for tomorrow
We may sleeping, but here comes the alarm
The buildings are chirping, it's time to disarm
Lost palace of white snow
Tell me, where did the time go?
I'm sitting here soaking in Day-Glo
And thinking of ways I may know you:
Maybe we'll meet in a valley of vines
Embracing the heat as the sun dines
And maybe we'll dance at the break of the nile
Greeting the future with a generous smile
Track Name: Secondary Swan
You were my secondary bardo
All night, I dreamt like a dove
Woke up in a mirage of tomorrow
And now I'm seasoned as a swan
Only twice I dreamt of the low tide
But I couldn't see your eyes
Sang to you with the loving that was language
Silence retreated with a yawn
Into the space beyond the echoes
Where I can breathe with the dawn
Say goodnight to bring about the dying light in my own device
Oh, sent my way, laughing doves full of sound
And then I woke to you laughing
It's what I’ve felt for so long
No more worries of tomorrow
In that time when we'll be so young
Say goodnight to bring about the dying light in my own device
Oh, sent our way, laughing our way back home

Oh, in seasons, I'm standing in the sea
wondering if secondary swan will come with me
Oh, my lady, she's coming back to me
And the weather from her eyes is my sorrow and my pride
Track Name: Talking Trains
Keeping up your solace and your pride
You'll wait a lonely life
Muster up the courage in the night
Don't bother, everything's alright
An engine's hum will leave it all behind
Fall in the palms of echoing times
You know deep down you're nothing but a myth
Can you only trust your little mind?
Ooh, it's gonna let you down
Ooh, it's gonna let you down
Even this reverberating sound unwound itself, casually
Implausible like microscopic doves
Are they real, or are they only love?
'Cause even when the day is full of plans
You feel its heavy hollow end
Like talking trains inside a hollow tree
Free from the track and finally free of me
Ooh, they're gonna let you down
Ooh, they're gonna let you down
Track Name: I Sleep in Nature
As we find ourselves in time,
we dream inside a dream
Light a candle with a candle and breathe
And you may forget you name
As you drift away to sleep
And find yourself awake
Within another dream
And what should I care for?
The dawn gave me sight
In this old grove where we laughed and let it go
There's a city beyond the lights
Lightly tread on the books we never read
I am dawning at your feet
An orange glow from a past we didn't know
Is calling from the streets:
“To find the water that lives within the ice
There's colors in the night
To find the ember that lives within the flame
There's colors in the day”