I Stood Among Trees

by Wes Tirey

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Heartwrenching lyrics and finger picked steel strings evoking images of gone days.
Screen printed folder, 16-page booklet with found photographs. Re-release of I Stood Among Trees EP with 3 more tracks, so it makes an album now!

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released October 6, 2013

All songs written and performed by Wes Tirey
Track 1 – 5 / Mixed, Mastered & Engineered by Drew Thilmany at Echo Mountain Recording – Asheville, NC
Track 6 – 7 / home demos
Artwork & Design by Marcus Obst

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Track Name: The Evening Tide
The man on the moon is watching
He has his eyes open wide
The girls in the street are dancing
Hiking their skirts up high
The sailors, they're all drinking
Drinking cheap red wine
Me and Maria go swimming
Swimming in the evening tide

The drunkards are in the gutters
The beggars are beginning to cry
The sidewalk preacher is screaming
And waving his bible high
The actress in the alley is laughing
She says, "We're all gonna die"
Me and Maria go swimming
Swimming in the evening tide

Me and Maria go swimming
Swimming in the evening tide
Me and Maria go swimming
But we don't come out alive

Blackbirds scatter the rooftops
Children scatter the streets
All the babies are in their cradles
Softly and gently they sleep
The bearded prophet is speaking
He says, "The answer is inside"
Me and Maria go swimming
Swimming in the evening tide

Lost souls scatter the graveyard
Stars scatter the sky
All the soldiers are showing their war wounds
And bearing the stars and stripes
The gamblers are asleep in the barroom
With a deck of cards by their side
Me and Maria go swimming
Swimming in the evening tide

Me and Maria go swimming
Swimming in the evening tide
Me and Maria go swimming
But we don't come out alive

The band in the street is marching
Blowing their trumpets loud
The widowed wife is weeping
Like a drunken carnival clown
The sad-eyed poet is babbling
He says, "It's all a goddamn lie"
Me and Maria go swimming
Swimming in the evening tide

Me and Maria go swimming
But we don't come out alive
Track Name: The Time Leaves So Soon
I thew a penny in the water
And watched the ripples spread
I listened to the rhythm of the tide
I was covered by the twilight
The vast and wild starlight
And I dreamt you were my bride

I walked in the city
And counted every face
I kept my words hidden in my jaw
It could have been the weather
Or it could have been the liquor
For your face was the only one I saw

Now the wind blows
Through the buttons of my coat
And the bell tolls
To the end of the road
I know my blessings are not endless
I know my days are numbered, too
I know the thing that hurts the most
Is how the time leaves so soon

The skyline stood shattered
The moon stood naked
And the steeples stretched to the sky
The storefronts were empty
And the streets were endless
I could hear your footsteps nearby

The fog lifted in the harbor
I turned my collar up
Every clock whirred and chimed
I saw you in your glory
All your perfect beauty
From my boat I waved goodbye

Now the wind whips
Across your trembling lips
And the waves rip
Against the docks where you sit
You know your blessings are not endless
And your days are numbered, too
You know the thing that hurts the most
Is how the time leaves so soon
Track Name: Final Resting Place
The concrete is a-crumbling
The blind man is a-mumbling
Everyone is running for their life

The four winds are a-breaking
The trees are a-shaking
Ain't God supposed to be on our side

The water is a-rising
The children are a-crying
Such beauty in these nihilistic times

Don't fear, darling
I'm right here, darling
Maybe, maybe it's the end

The horsemen are a-riding
Four horsemen are a-riding
Coming through the clouds in the sky

The drummer's are a-drumming
Even Lucifer's a-running
I saw him from the corner of my eye

Maybe Jesus is a-coming
Wouldn't that be something
But who could live by such a lie

Don't fear, darling
I'm right here, darling
Maybe, maybe it's the end

The river is a-flowing
The rooster is a-crowing
The vulture goes soaring by

The market is a-crashing
The politician's laughing
He thinks he'll be alright

The fiddler is a-playing
I heard the virgin saying
"Peace be upon your weary mind"

If the sky falls
And the trumpet calls
And all the martyrs are set free
I'll lay down, lay down
My burdens and take
My final resting place
Track Name: Wild Beasts
All that's left is no man's land
It's eye for an eye, hand for a hand
There's names one can never speak
I see no olive branch, no olive leaves
See how the gluttons feast
Gnawing on bones like wild beasts

I see the world from the mountain peak
Fires burn forever in the valley deep
There's no one left in the watchman's tower
We wait, alas, for the darkest hour
See the gallows with swinging feet
Hear the call of a million wild beasts

Clench your fists
Clench your teeth
Ain't no hiding from
The jaws of wild beasts

My hands are clean, my hands are dirty
I'd give you water, but I'm more thirsty
The night bleeds against the sky
The canyon cracks, the river runs dry
No use to turn the other cheek
We lay prey to the claws of wild beasts

I hear the endless bells of dawn
I see the crow with feathers painted on
The horizon is forever wide
The breath of wind blows the trees from side to side
We taketh of the holy drink
Made for the lips of wild beasts

Clench your fists
Clench your teeth
Ain't no hiding from
The jaws of wild beasts