Earthbound EP

by Lea Grant

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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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Track Name: Queen Anne's Lace
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
Track Name: Which Way is Up
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
Track Name: Ikaros
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
Track Name: Gravity Always Wins
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
Track Name: Earthbound
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?
Track Name: Avalon
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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