Draw Water, Cut Wood - EP

by Blue Sweater Society

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released July 14, 2017

Mastering by Nate Askins at Reasonzone

Artwork and design by Trent Holbrook

(P): (2017) Blue Sweater Society
(C): (2017) Blue Sweater Society

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Track Name: River Lethe
I watch you floating away down the River Lethe,
but I can only wait on the banks trying to remember your face
And it hits me in the strangest way that wherever you're going
is a part of me I've been running from some time now.

And I know scared money won't pay, scared love can't survive,
when all that I do or say is plagued with fear.
So I watch you floating away trying to make my mind up,
if I fall today will the river take me back?

Tell me Lethe, can I see the end from here?
Is there a light in the darkness, is there a reason to fear?
Tell me Lethe, can't you see I'm scared?
When I lay down in the water, what part of me will still be here?

So I watch you floating away down the River Lethe,
churning with the blue grey wake you leave behind.
Well I'll never forget you this way as long as I live,
some things are strong enough to last forever.

So I watch you floating away young again.
By now you've turned to fate, away from me.
And the choices that brought me today are quickly leaving,
but somehow I don't care so much anymore.

Tell me Lethe, can I see the end from here?
Is there a light in the darkness, is there a reason to fear?
Tell me Lethe, can't you see I'm scared?
When I lay down in the water, what part of me will still be here?
Track Name: Blood On The Primrose
Open up,
do you remember how we used to love?
Do you remember when I had enough?
Where have I gone to?

Could this be undone?
Just let the dew burn as morning comes
when far apart we both knew to turn
afraid and alone.

Forget what the voices tell you
because we have something they don't know.
Just come and meet me on top of the mountain,
we'll leave our blood on the primrose.

Look behind
to what I said to turn your blue grey eyes.
Well I never could believe those lies,
do you?

When we go back and look inside
and count the fires that refuse to die,
I still believe that love survived.
Do you?

Forget what the voices tell you
because we have something they don't know.
Just come and meet me on top of the mountain,
we'll leave our blood on the primrose.

All of my choices surrounding me now,
all of these voices trying to pull me back down.
Are you still up waiting?
Can you still hear me call?
Do you still feel the fire I'm trying to remind you of now?
Track Name: Kindling Under The Frost
All the loose ends
they're tearing my chest up again,
holding me down in the wind,
watching you leave alone.

Well I'm losing my mind
in this feeling of burning up inside,
I look back and keep falling behind
trying to leave you alone.

In my heart I'm still just a kid in the dark
running scared trying to believe.
I made it this far digging up the kindling from under the frost,
and I'll keep building fires until you see.

So how long will you wait
after you leave here today
to turn back and look my way
to see me gone?

I'll go out in the cold
and let the feeling come back to me whole
with the footsteps you leave in the snow,
burning off in the winter sun.

In my heart I'm still just a kid in the dark
running scared trying to believe.
I made it this far digging up the kindling from under the frost,
and I'll keep building fires until you see.

Maybe I'll always be a kid in the dark
searching inside for a home, afraid it's gone.
Can't you see we're the same, isn't there a glimmer in your heart?
Looking for something, for the kindling under the frost?
Track Name: Cheeks Red
You can feel it fade away
just steadily disappear
like you were never truly here.

But you stand and hesitate,
just fester in your fear.
Your cheeks red, a worried veneer.

Begging 'take me away'
while you build your lies on the life we made.
Begging 'take me away'
but there's no time left to stand around and wait.

Give me a break
give me a chance to take.

Breaking with the bend
you turn away the love they've sent,
you refuse the good they meant.

With just enough to break the ground,
to squeeze out a sound
you wonder what the fuck went wrong.

Begging 'take me away'
while you build your lies on the life we made.
Begging 'take me away'
but there's no time left to stand around and wait.

Give me a break
give me a chance to take.
Track Name: Draw Water, Cut Wood
Here I go, here I go again
left alone to just spin around
between the echoed sounds that are all my thoughts allow.
Even if you were next to me
despite my distant stare
could I ever let myself feel you there?

I know you see me leaving stones,
leaving a way out.
But know I'm trying here even with all my doubts.
I hear you say it's easier.
there are things I've always known.
To give in and let the river take me home.

Even in the darkness, in my shadows of pain,
even with your warnings pouring out like the rain.
It's taking everything I have and all I ever could
to draw water, cut wood.

So here I go, here I go again.
What I'd give to run afraid.
To go back before my stones get washed away.
Just give me something here,
a branch for me to hold.
That even if I fall the river will take me home.

Even in the darkness, in my shadows of pain,
even with your warnings pouring out like the rain.
It's taking everything I have and all I ever could
to draw water, cut wood.