ALBUM

WAITING FOR LIGHT

Release Date: June 3, 2014
Format: Vinyl, CD, Digital Release (MP3, FLAC)
Label: Fireweed Recordings (self-released)

Producers: Scott Firth, Lesley Rankine
Artwork & Photography: Lesley Rankine
Mixed By: Mike Westergaard, Scott Firth, Lesley Rankine

Drums:
Patty Schemel on ‘Rain’
Miles Bould on ‘Lush’

Original Double Bass:
Sheri Ozeki on ‘Lush’

All songs written by Lesley Rankine except:
‘Last Life,’ ‘Pulling Teeth’ and ‘Wetland’ written by Scott Firth and Lesley Rankine
‘Go Down Easy’ written by John Martyn

Tracklisting:

01. Waiting For Light
02. Last Life
03. Fireweed
04. And 5 & 4
05. Spin
06. Pulling Teeth
07. Rain
08. Go Down Easy
09. Note To Self
10. Wetland
11. Barricades
12. Lush

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lyrics

Waiting For Light

Its hold is forgotten
All damage and wear is untold
It won’t come round here again
I have fallen from a great height
And I’m lying in water
Waiting for light

This path, so dark and heavy
Don’t think I’ll walk this way again
It rains in me, it rains in me
I am without love
And it rains in me, here
Lying in water, waiting for light
I’m lying in water m waiting for light

My heart is gutted, arms lie empty by my side
And darling, all love has died
And I’m lying in water
Lying in water, lying in water
Waiting for light
Waiting for light
Waiting for light
Waiting for light

Last Life

Last life I drank a hole in my head
Last life I got stoned
I flew in on the wings of could be
I never got home

Last life I got stoned
I never got home

I’m flying on the wings of could be
I wanna get home
I wanna be the things I should be
I wanna be good
Always flying on the wings of could be
I’m wingin’ it home
I wanna be good
I’m wingin’ it home

I’m flying on the wings of could be
I’m wingin’ it home
I’m wingin’ it home

Fireweed

Light up, fireweed
You are the hunter at my table
Bring your light, you’re all spark to me
And love, as much as you’re able
The first time you moved in me
I fell in love, never to recover

So don’t fear the weird, revel in it baby
Follow your own path, and revel in it baby

Fireweed, I love you more than light
Fireweed, I love you more than light
Fireweed, I love you more than light
Love you more than I can say

So go scare the dark, and chase it with a stick
‘Cause your storm will light the way around you
Your time is now, your time is now
And my love will rage inside you

The first time you moved in me
I fell in love, never to recover

So go scorch the earth, revel in it baby
Show us how it’s done, and revel in it baby
and don’t fear the weird, revel in it baby
Follow your own path, and revel in it baby

And 5 & 4

Five, five is your number
It’s where you’re waiting for me
Picked your place inside my heart
It’s not where I want to be

And five and four

Four, four is the number
Four score and ten
A stage to play out our heart’s intent
The more we’re given, the more we spend

Running at the pace of your heartbeat
Always chasing rabbits and hares
I want to feel every breath that I take
I only want to stand and stare
No time to love, to love to love
No time to love, to love to love

And five and four

Five, five fingers keep counting
This clock, a rod for my back
All my minutes spent in a heartbeat
All my money for five minutes more
I want to feel every breath that I take
I only want to stand and stare

All my minutes spent in a heartbeat
All my money for 5 minutes more
No time to love, to love to love
No time to love, to love to love
To love

Spin

There’s more to life than love, with its pull, drawing
The path is simple, clear and not worth following
Here, waiting for love to arrive, in its tall, dark, handsome frame
Still here, will it ever find me
Waiting for my prop to spin, spin, spin, spin

Oh hapless sea, too deep for dredging
Too young to die
Oh hapless sea, too wide for dredging
Pinball from shore to shore

Weight me with no expectations
Load me with no demands
Beach me with no limitations
Hold out your hand
Hold out your hand

And I’ll wrap my web around you
And never let go
I’ll wrap myself around you
Hold out your hand
Hold out your hand

Hold out your hand
hold out your hand
Hold out your hand
And make me spin, spin, spin, spin
Spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin
Spin, spin,spin, spin, spin

Pulling Teeth

Hoolit fly, I want the world to see you
just out of reach up beyond my eye
I want the world to feel this

This push n pull, this weighted haul
This constant, dragging me up that hill
Must try harder, must live longer
This pushing skin, this pulling teeth
This unsafe harbour than that lies beneath
Just try harder, just try longer

Why can’t this be easy
The space is calling me
Why can’t this be easy
Escape is calling me

Must try harder, must live longer

Rain

Be still my fickly heart
Let me shed my skin
Have I torn we two apart
Made my mess again

Love is a bastard, a ten-headed beast
But it lets me shed my skin
But pity me my dear
I’m the one left drowning in my own rain

Love’s savage industry
Will tear your sails apart
Like the two things I fear most
Love and failure
Will burn your belly and freeze your heart

Love is a monster, a ten-headed freak
But it lets me shed my skin
So pity me my dear
I’m the one left drowning in my own rain
In my own rain

Does it all boil down to this
A half-shook hand and stranger’s kiss
Does it all boil down to this
A half-held hand and birthday kiss
Does it all boil down to this
Love was sent to make us drink
Does it all boil down to this
I’m the one left drowning in my own rain

Does it all boil down to this
Love was sent to make us drink
And drink and drink and drink…

Go Down Easy

You curl around me
Like a fern in the spring
Lie down here,
Let me sing the things you bring

And we can go down easy
Oh my lover, we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy

Come up and see me
With your big brown eyes
Come around to my place
You know I’ll sympathize

And we can go down easy.
Oh my lover, we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy

I won’t be fancy
But I will be free
You know I love you
You can really talk to me

And we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy
Oh my lover, we can go down easy

Curl around me
Like a fern in the spring
Lie down here
Let me sing the things you bring
And we can go down easy
Oh my darling we can go down easy
Baby we can go down easy

Note To Self

My hearts still bleeding from the kicking you gave it, baby
My bones still shake from the weight of you guilt, love

My back still breaks from the burden of envy, baby
Nothing weighs so heavy, nothing kills like a knife, love
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Have a go, have a go
Come on have a go
If you think
That you’re hard enough

My hearts still bleeding from the kicking you gave it, baby
My bones still shake from the weight of you guilt, love
With all I do you think you could be nicer, baby
I don’t think you see me in your best light

Have a go, have a go
Come on have a go
If you think
That you’re hard enough

Nothing kills like a knife

Wetland

My heart is wetland
Peat and water speak my name
Trespass given lightly burns forever

My heart makes me
Blood and breath, both, my name
Trespass given lightly burns forever

I am grown in wetland
Peat and water fill my veins
No breath taken lightly draws forever

Barricades

Deepest darkest love
I have need of your assistance
Deepest darkest love, envelop me
In your shoulders wide as barricades, barricades

Deepest darkest love
I have need of your attentions
Drown me in your ether, drift me off
In your arms round me like barricades, barricades

Deep narcotic slumber, anchor me
Sink my feet, in room to breathe
Hold my hand until I sleep
In your darkness deep as barricades

Deepest darkest love
This life skins me from the inside
Skins me from the inside

Deepest darkest love
This life skins me from the inside
Skins me from the inside, out

Deepest darkest love
Keep me safe behind your barricades
Your barricades

Lush

Are you still here
Could you not find the door
Do you still wonder what you’re sorry for
The goal post’s moved, it’s not where it was before

And if I was stone, you’d inscribe me
Impervious, saturate me
If I could see, you would guide
If I was lush, you’d imbibe me

The mood has darkened
The way no longer sure
My heart has left me and my guilt is pure
I hope you find what you are looking for

‘Cause I love you when you’re not around

But if I was stoked, you’d entice me
If I were true, you’d indict me
It’s obvious you ignite me
If I was lush
And if I was known, you’d describe
If I was strong, you’d sustain me
If I could see, you would guide me
If I was lush, you’d imbibe me

I love you when you’re not around