I Would Like to Tell You Everything: First of All

by Brendan Dalton

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1.
I awoke one day to find I had not shed my skin You awoke to say, I think I’d like to let you in I know you get sick at sea But how you love to go How you learned to catch the wind And never let it show I’ll never know Take me out to row I know you have seen the storm Don’t need to tell me why One of us did find the other Sleeping in the eye I will care for what we have That’s if you care to stay What you dare me to I’ll dare to do with you, so say You’ll dare to go Take me out to row Late July, giving in To the pull of the tide Into time after time Into somebody’s line Handing over my pride I know you don’t get much sleep And I’m no help at all Wind does howl its song each night You answer every call Wake me up to see the sky I swore was just for you Take me out to places I had sworn away and knew Again, I’d never go Take me out to row
2.
This is how a feeling grows When it’s dangerous to stay When the lark will sing of hope But your ghost won’t blow away This is how to lose a fight When the fire begs to cease This is turning out a light To let a demon rest in peace And once you held a quiet shadow to the light To shake a memory of dancing While the ice burns This is giving over now To the turning of the wheel This is trading off a doubt For what the silence won’t reveal And once you held a quiet shadow to the light To shake a memory of dancing While the ice burns And will some map you trace in sand Be still enough to learn? This is how the giver dies When the nest has left her cold This is how the taker tries To forget the home he sold And once you held a quiet shadow to the light To shake a memory of dancing While the ice burns And will some map you trace in sand Be still enough to learn? Teach me how to die We’ll find a better way To wash away the time Cause autumn’s had its say Still awake, we’re finding That winter’s just the same With beauty just as blinding
3.
Hiding from the day and washed away With all his traces of reflection Carving what would be their names In every oak that points in her direction Now, the moon can say The cruelest things, it’s true But the dusk can only ever Bring what’s due Darling, It would be so simple It seems But darling isn’t you And simple’s not me Pulling back the curtain to reveal The tired soul who couldn’t save her A whisper kicks a drum and paints A memory of promises he gave her Still, the answers that you seek May leave you blind And the peace you try to keep Won’t ease your mind Darling, It would be so simple It seems But darling isn’t you And simple’s not me Hollow songs From your morning dove are sung Have stung Its melodies are not for the young Now, your love can say The cruelest things, it’s true But the dusk can only ever Bring what’s due Darling, It would be so simple It seems But darling isn’t you And simple’s not me Hollow songs From your morning dove are sung Have stung These melodies are not for the young
4.
And So On 04:05
So his father said You have made this bed And so on And so you sleep and learn Time will always find a way To find you always miss a simple day Watched his mother cry Couldn't bring himself To ask her why Time will always find a way To find you always miss a simple day Tell the sun how much you lost Tell the moon how much the cost Of being right But honesty Down on your knees Won't help you sleep tonight So his brother turned From his bridges burned And so on And swam out with the tide Time will always find a way To find you always miss a simple day

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Written and recorded by Fox in the Fold (Brendan Dalton).

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released February 6, 2017

Album artwork by Evan Hall.

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