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Sean Samford Love the quite drive of 'into the Mountains' and all the songs here but to really get her thing you should see Renee put all this together live. Shugga Shug is great too. Favorite track: into the Mountains.
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u are the u

evolved from the sing-songwriter beginnings into some deep, dark and lovely with harmonies, symphonies and personified single syllable entities that almost, (but not quite) become friends.

feat. The Dark, the Cold, the West, the North, Rain, the Desert and of course, one little existential sugar cube.

u are the u

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released September 10, 2014

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Track Name: a Seed of Questionable Origin
a Seed of Questionable Origin

put it deep
in the ground
u don't know if it spouts u don't know

u put a seed
in the ground
u don't know what you're getting into

until
u
see the fruit
if it's sweet

teardrop
if it was
a tree
it would make a hundred thousand
tear-drop leaves

and you'd live
in the shade
happily ever
after one short century


better off
as a flower
a dandelion in the heat of summer

and a wish
you'd receive
one wish only guaranteed,
but wish for a hundred yellow weeds.


put it deep
in the ground
u don't know if it spouts u don't know

u put a seed
in the ground
u don't know what you're getting into

until
u
see the fruit
if it's sweet
Track Name: the Morning Light
the Morning Light

the morning light
came into
the room where i
was sleeping
now it's much too bright
and i

must look upon the things
i left behind

and u,
u are gone
up on a mountain side
with a pack
full of food
and a very small knife
to protect u
from the lonely nights,

and the bears
that will eat u alive

your skin and all your
tender insides
your sweet juicy heart
like a cherry
and your blood
as rich as wine
that will feed
the poor creatures

just
like

Jesus Christ
in the morning light
the day was much too bright
and i

must look upon the things

he left behind
Track Name: the Desert
the Desert


they say the desert
is hot and lonely
and only
ho-spitable
to some

and truly,
de-solate,
and hot
but it is not
so terribly
lone-some

see i went to the West
u have to go
al-one.
to see the things that appear
only
to some

and i went, the the West
to turn over some stones
and find the things you can
only find
al-one

and the Desert, if given time
and s p a c e
eventually,
will turn to the
sea

so that the ocean waves
make fog to feed
the endlesss
redwood
trees



turned the car, to the North
to find some clear and cold
come twilight
I will
fill
the sky with
sparks

and there, in the Dark
by the light of fallen
trees
I found a little
plastic effigy.

still many more miles to go
and where ever I stop
will be home
and should
u forgive me,
I'll go to
where ever
u are.

Because there
in the Dark,
by the light of fallen trees
I found u
in the dirt
while I was digging
for me.

And there,
in the Dark,
Eight thousand miles
from the start,
it still,
is u...
Track Name: put Michael in the car
put Michael in the car

From my
Dark there is a door
it leads out to the porch
Michael's making dinner with charcoal

My room is 10x5
there aren't any lights
but there's maps on all the walls
because...
i got to go

there aren't no stars in the sky
and if i get real high
i might remember
why i get real high
and lots of other lies
maybe michael... will walk... tomorrow

And Tallahassee
is a place i visit frequently
i gotta go there
because there's lots of trees

And how much shit could you fit in a 1996
volvo 850
oh god i gotta go
but are you comin with me?
Track Name: Out of Tune Guitar
Out of Tune Guitar

out of tune guitar
out of tune
just
like
my
bro-ken
heart

it wasn't bro-ken
by a man
it just split into two
i walked from room to room
one half was in each hand

but we…
we were all out of glue.

they say,
if u have no band-aid
pour whiskey on the wound,

until…
the pain it goes a-way.

they say,
if u are
dying in the desert
put sand all in your eyes

you'll see
the thirst it goes a-way.

out of tune guitar
out of tune
just
like
my
brok-en
heart.
Track Name: into the Mountains
into the Mountains

and i don't know
why we have to go
but we do
and soon

and i don't know
how the flowers grow
in the cold
but they do

told my mom i'd miss her so
but we agreed real long ago
but we agreed long time ago
if i got thru school
i could be a hobo

said oh my darling daughter
how i love u so
i once was a traveler
i've seen many roads
with songs in your heart
who needs a home
with songs in our hearts
who needs a home?

but what if it starts to snow
and they close all the roads
and we're stuck in the cold
in Colorado

at thirteen
thousand feet
we'll write songs inside of the jeep
and we'll be warmed by the harmoniees
and the whisskey

and oh my darling we've come all this way
and is it just me or has the sky turned gray?




oh my darling traveler,
how I love u so
but the snow is falling faster
and soon will take the road
and oh how I'm so scared of the cold
oh how I'm so scared of the cold.

oh my darling traveler,
no we shall not die
the snow storm it will take us
and cover us in ice
but in seven hundred years it will be alright
when the scientists bring us back to life
Track Name: Shugga Shug
Shugar-Shug

Dearest Sugar cube,
last on in the bowl.

What is this life dear?
And why,
must we go?

Where are your brothers?
Where are your brothers,
have they gone
to tea?

Where are your brothers?
Where are your brothers;
I thought them all
so sweet.

And oh how you've changed,
from the sugar cane.
From the forgotten planes
the places we've drained
of
Florida.
Such a shame

And when you sleep
what do you dream?
Are your nightmares
coffee and cream?
Is it death dear,
was there much pain?
When the tiny
black ants
came to
take u
grain
by
grain?

And back to the tunnels again.

Dearest Sugar cube,
last one in the bowl.

What is this life dear?
And why
must we go?

Where are your brothers?
Oh, where are your brothers,
have they gone,
to tea?

Where are your brothers?
Oh, where are your brothers;
I
thought
them
all,

so

sweet.
Track Name: Go
Go


go
go
go
to the middle of
no
no
where

and make
make
make
a lovely
home
home
where


the cotton grows
two more years to go.
when u go
let some skin
show
'cause no one
wants to
be alone.
even though,
only cotton
grows.



No
No
No
vember put
ladybugs in your hair.

no
no
no
one know what's
goin on up there
Is it fall?
Did he come home
after all?
Track Name: Winter
Winter

Winter moves all around,
slowly,
until it climbs in bed
and holds me.

and my hot blood from Florida
froze quick in Montana
and in came the Cold
thru a small mouse hole.

He moved into my room
took bites of all my food
and shit all over the floor
so…
I wouldn't be so…
I would be so lo…
I wouldn't be so lonely, anymore.

Winter comes back around
now with all his friends,
the Dark and the Cold
they have found u again.

and my paper heart from Florida
got soaked thru in Louisiana
all the dry courage I found in the West
and held tight in my chest

got left out in the Rain
and thru the leak I forgot to mend
the Dark found his way in

and
then,

Held mass every Sunday,
the choir composed in my chest
we gossip and complain
coffee and cake,

and
then
to God
we raise our voice
and pray

we say
Rain
Rain
go away
come a-back another day

Rain
Rain go

and give the tired hearts a break
and warm the bed I fin'lly made
and dry the church for Sunday
and forgive
the tired hearts.

Rain
Rain
go away
and come a-back another day

rain
rain go,
and forgive the tired hearts.