I Would Like to Tell You Everything: First of All

by Brendan Dalton

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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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Track Name: Take Me Out To Row
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
Track Name: Shadow/Snowblind
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
Track Name: Not For The Young
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
Track Name: And So On
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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