Earthbound EP

by Lea Grant

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1.
Queen Anne had a suction cup That fastened her love into a knot at her throat It was a pretty little brooch Received many compliments, but could never move Queen Anne's Lace Was up around her face If anyone saw me I would curl into a lemon peel And disappear She said, "God, your like bubble wrap! I just can't stop squeezing you. Burst after burst You sure know how to package the truth." Queen Anne's Lace Was up around her face If anyone saw me I would curl into a lemon peel And disappear She's got to re-find God And get outta dodge She's got to get herself some beer She's gotta rest and she's got a nest But you know they're both pretty far west of here Queen Anne's Lace Was up around her face If anyone saw me I would curl into a lemon peel And disappear
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We're smart We know which buttons to push And we know when to push them in We know where our vehicles are taking us But when the power goes out Do we know Which way is up How will I ever fill my cup Past half empty & past half full How did my muscles all get pulled Which way is up In the dark we remember how To push the red out We go heartfirst, pistil in hand Into the center of the orchid Which way is up How will I ever fill my cup Past half empty & past half full How did my muscles all get pulled Which way is up
3.
Ikaros 03:47
I've got a way to get free From a land where nobody wants me to be The king's got his pawns on land and sea One of the three has got to hold me And give me my liberty There's so much I want to see, father Everything shines like the sea in my feathers You say you want me to be free And yet you're keeping me tethered Daddy I won't lose the sun, I know better Daddy I won't lose the sun, I know better My father had a fabulous design For two pairs of wings that could really fly Ten years in that cell of fetid birds One my father awoke, and these were his words "Ikaros, my son don't be a fool Fly down at my height where the breeze blows cool Paraffin ain't nothin' like a wing Fly close to the sun and that wax will start dripping..." The sun shone on my back like balm on a wound She caressed me like a lover, she put me in tune I made as if to enter her firey cocoon When suddenly my wings gave a shudder My feathers and I, down we fluttered There's so much I want to see, father Everything shines like the sea in my feathers You say you want me to be free And yet you're keeping me tethered Daddy I won't lose the sun, I know better Daddy I won't lose the sun, I know better
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Gravity falls on some people Like your sister's boyfriend tucking you in Gravity rings my doorbell But I never let him in Standing there in the rain Outside my stained glass window pane Gravity rings my doorbell But I never buy what he has to sell Too many fragments Too much weight One day the glass has to break I lose all the pieces to the games we play So gravity always wins Always wins Speckled Wood and Common Blue They have a better chance than humans do They live on sugar, get high and fly Press their noses up against the sky Too many fragments Too much weight One day the glass has to break I lose all the pieces to the games we play So gravity always wins Always wins
5.
Earthbound 03:52
Earthbound, we're Earthbound Earthbound, we're Earthbound With our rakes and our hoes, Our carrots our cloves Darlin' we're Earthbound Pack up our roots and twigs A picnic lunch, some figs Past our home, we're on our way Pack up our roots and twigs Your heart is as sweet as beets I've dug from the ground with my own hands With all our digging did you ever imagine we'd stumble on to something so grand? A cavern dark with silt A river gold with gilt A sword inscribed to the hilt "What glitters can sometimes be felt" So, we walk hand in hand Through dreams that look like land A blindfold that can't be pulled off We walk hand in hand Your heart is as sweet as beets I've dug from the ground with my own hands With all our digging did you ever imagine we'd stumble on to something so grand?
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Avalon 05:51
Avalon, how I miss you With your apple trees And your moons of blue Camelot has got what I'm not It's true Camelot has got what I'm not It's true Sunday is coming way too soon People forget the "power of moon" Camelot has got what I'm not It's true Camelot has got what I'm not It's true Avalon, how I miss you With your apple trees And your moons of blue

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released February 16, 2010

Lea Grant- keys/vocals
Naomi Hartman- strings/vocals
Michael Leal- bass
Michael Pinkham- drums

Recorded by Scott McDowell at Prairie Sun, Hyde Street
Mastered by John Greenham at Broken Radio

Cover Photograph by Evin Grant

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