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by Hannah Ohlwiler

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about

This record was mostly written while camping for 3 months last summer, in the Canyon Country of Utah. One song was written in Golden Bay NZ, one was written in Ocean Shores, AUS, and one was written in Alaska.

credits

released 02 May 2012
All songs by Hannah Ohlwiler
recorded in Alaska by Mike Nadeau at the Wilderhood
mastered by Carl Saff

Many thanks!! especially to Mike who made this album possible by flying me to Alaska, and donating his time for whole month!

*track 15 Angels could not have been written without Kandis Larson, CJ Larson and Ryan Koch

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Track Name: welcome back
dirt soft under my feet
and a sliver moon
is sinking
in a tangerine sky
the crickets
are singing my faovorite song
welcome back
why'd you stay gone so long

sage
on the breeze
whispers the truth to me
you're still a wild thing
and you
will always be
part of our family
sink your roots like a tree
welcome back
why'd you stay gone so long

venus
we can barely see
your light shining
so we reach across the sea
and take
the strong hands of the other
remember you are free
and you will always be
welcome back
why'd you stay gone so long
Track Name: strange love
staring into the blues of evening
out of your old red pickup truck
our voices are ravens on the wind
soaring this bony white desert

its a strange love we have
flowing, yet, its stays

in my silent truck-o-vision
stands a tall triangle
guarded by two black sentinels
I bow to you and rest

its a strange love we have
flowing, yet, its stays

staring into the grays of evening
music rings
where before there was none
I find peace in these grand vistas
I miss you
I write
I sing

its a strange love we have
flowing, yet, it stays
Track Name: more rain
blissing on the breeze
lucky to be alive
molten gray in the sky
I keep on reaching up to

and the rumble of the thunder
promises more rain
and I say be true
be true

the sun comes thru the clouds
and my heart aches to keep it
but nothing does fickle like light
and its gone
its gone

and the rumble of the thunder
promises more rain
and I say be true
be true

I don't have anything to say
its all in the saying
stand up, be heard, be seen
go into the fear
into the fear

and the rumble of the thunder
promises more rain
and I say be true
be true
Track Name: cloud
if I were a cloud
I could hold the light like that
but if I were a cloud
could I hold the love like this?
Track Name: unseen
alone, at last
heavy dull light
hangs under gray clouds
hushing the fields
and rusty white domes
dotted with juniper

a curve catches my eye
the perfect pale yellow
framed by a fence line
and cottonwoods
just leafing now

and the long stretch of boulder mountain
is the furthest horizon
birds of prey
tip and turn
held up
by unseen hands
and two lodge poles
lean against one another
flags flitter
in between
taking a prayer
into that unseen
Track Name: treasure
these are the things I treasure
I lay sleeping on the ground
the things that I made

circling above on the breeze
hear my heart barely beat
come for me

let my flesh melt into the ground
but pull my heart from the bones
and carry it into the sky
Track Name: bones of the land
I feel I could tumble
into the casm
it would be a relief
I'm already tumbling
so much
exposed
the bones of the land are showing
more than not

the rest has blown away
in the wind
the colors are graying
into one
so much
exposed
the bones of the land are showing
more than not

need to be on the land
then I will know
what it is I am
I think the trees can tell me
so much exposed
the bones of the land are showing
more than not

what it is
I am
Track Name: ghost
like a ghost
bearing the light
of its being

wish we could speak
the same language
but what good
would that do
I love you
then what

come sit with me
sing to me
touch me
stay
we're already speaking
these things of the heart

and they have
no words
but they sound
so familiar
when you hear them
you know

so here I sit
half in
half out
in the threshold
close to my truest love
I know this desert sky
hung with sparkley stars

and they have
no words
but they sound so familiar
when you hear them
you know
you know
Track Name: already home
now that I have come all this way
now that I have come all this way
I'm not going home
cuz I'm already home
Track Name: Jackie
I met Jack and Rebecca
at Lu Lu's in Mullum
he said
"did you know dragons are still alive"
I wanted to believe him
I said "yes"

She said "his totem, is lizard too"
and He said "mama, would you still love me,
if I was half dragon?"
I said, "I bet he is"

and he came to her one night in a dream
before, he was born
he said "I've been here many times before,
I'm just coming back to breathe."

then I remembered
that's all
I really have to do
then I remembered
I don't even
have to do that
Track Name: the other
I can see clearly now
this was a test
to see if I can remain
true

what was I seeking
in the other
have I forgotten
how to be
what was I seeking
in the other
was it me?

I'm devoting all my time
now to music
there is enough
when its focused
its formidable

what was I seeking
in the other
have I forgotten
how to be
what was I seeking
in the other
was it me?
Track Name: poison water
I am walking in a dream
through the desert
and love is all around me
but I don't dare drink

for fear it has been poisoned
by the sun
I see my reflection
it is lovely
but I don't dare drink

for fear it'll make me weak
and I will drown
in the other again
I close my eyes
put my lips to the poison
but I don't dare drink

a golden cat slinks up
I loose sight
of my reflection
as he goes to drink
he goes silently for my will
I lay screaming
no one hears
as he drags the kill
Track Name: settle
the clouds here amaze me
and the way
the white mesas
wear their shadows
shifting always

so many birds
gathering straw
for their nests
the grass glows green
shiny new
in the springtime sun

and sweet boulder honey in my coffee
I could settle in a place like this
but I can no longer settle
in love

two tall trees across the pasture
the bigger lighter one
his branches shrug a question
the little darker one stands tall
on her own
leaning slightly
to the older one

with sweet boulder honey in my coffee
I could settle in a place like this
but I can no longer settle
in love
Track Name: uncertain
the future's uncertain
always uncertain
now is quite certain
stick with now

stomch is grumbling
safe in the desert
I can't remember
when I started running

but I've been in flight now
for some time
and all of the songs
are already written
Track Name: angels
this is your big brother
calling to tell you

you're held in the arms of Angels
right now
right now

and one stands tall above them all
spreading her wings
wide in to the sky

and one day
we all
will fly

and one day
we all
will fly

and one day
we all
will fly