To the Horizon, Sir

by Iain Morrison

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released November 3, 2012

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Track Name: Stones & Matches
Bring the lamps and the matches for fire
Bring the stones and the cairns we’ll build high
Bring our demons and all the colours of the night
Come alone, come alone

You don’t need money, just your own precious time
We don’t need safety, we’ll be just fine
All our children will be bathed in light
Come alone, come alone

Holy, Holy
To the ground we must go, lover come

The sounds in this forest are coloured with black
When the snows fell it gave something back
Pure as vision and vision we don’t lack
Come alone, come alone

We may leave and to hell we may land
Where all the stars they number like sand
And within this ground forever we will wait
For your voice on that day
Track Name: Homeward
Scanning the worlds above me
They take me by surprise
All your hills surround me
Dark figures against the night

This war i'm leaving,
Your call i'm feeling, homeward
This world i'll leave it,
You know I mean it, homeward
The day she called me lover, homeward
The day she called me lover, homeward

The battle of wills surrounds me
Your black birds gather above
Tomorrow must be this new day
The one she dreamt about

Come on my lover, homeward
Come on my lover, homeward
Nothing to kill for, homeward
All to live for, homeward
Track Name: Dear Goose
I awoke and my heart I think it’s broke
I want for nothing but you and this warm coat
The gypsy took my soul and gave it all to god
The spirit flies in and out, out and in here’s my blood

Dear Goose if I could I’d fly with you
In sections and shapes the madness of a simple few
Maybe I’ll form my own gang, I’ll start with you
We’ll have kids and we’ll live so simple and true

It’s enough to know her name
All the glory of ‘insane’
I don’t want to play their games
Oh the beauty of this day
Oh the beauty of this day

Look me in the eye and tell me you don’t want the same
The world may fall if that’s all it’s not too late
I’m a little sorry that I speak this way
It’s maybe glory or maybe I’m all astray
Track Name: Psalm
Sing out little girl
Sing out little girl
Sing out in awe, in awe
Little girl

Dream old little girl
Dream old little girl
Dream old in light, in light
Little girl
Track Name: Hermit's Castle
You’re my hope under this sun
You’re my love that’s undone
I won’t be home but take my word I’m not alone

Overcome at sea
It took years to find me
On the edge is a castle where the hermit keeps me still

It’s a lonely curse but carry on
Please comfort her, don’t let her go
I’ll be there every time the storms blow
I’ll be there every time the storms blow

There’s this cold cold bird
I think he’s misunderstood
It’s just his job to let us know that time here ticks ticks on by

Pink feathers he can’t hide
He’ll be there when we both die
Then my dear I’ll be home by your side
Track Name: Little Colt
Roam wild, roam wild, roam wild little son
Take my, take my, take my only gun

Be free to roam where the devils watch you
Be brave and hunt them down
Listen little colt, be all you can
Be strong the winters maybe long

Sleep tight, sleep tight, sleep tight my little one
In her, in her, in her arms you belong

They’ll try and stop your wonder, but carry with you
The book of Mr Prin about it all
Huckle & Charlie they followed the call
Stood on the edge with him

Over the winters, work hard, please dig deep
Don’t you listen to the liars and all these fucked up thieves
They’re just prisoners, kings with no majesty
I’m in you always, forever you are in me

Go my son, please do pray, every day just celebrate
Have winters eyes, have perfect days, no king will stand in your good way
Track Name: My Calm
Because you loved a woman
Your caught in the love of a woman
In my sleep I learnt to hear the voice of the one I fear
The birds in the summer dim they’re all so thrilled to sing
With a voice unknown to man, but a voice that brings my calm

Love will overcome
Love will overcome
Love will overcome me

Go my love to the other land
Don’t let go my dear please take my hand
6 feet down nowhere to shout, take a shovel and figure it out
I hear the call to start the fight, the sound from my sleepless nights
Track Name: To the Horizon, Sir
Go my lover and don't come back
Leave your life you don't need that
It might be fire or hell to find
But in my sleep there's a different light

They sniggered and laughed when I told them so
There's a place where we don't grow old
In your bones there's a nagging sound
It cripples and burns if you don't let it out

Make haste now
Don't waste time
Please take this land of ours

To the horizon
Set sail now
Drift over and don’t come home
Track Name: Dream of the Bear
What are you holding back
What are you holding down
Black nails from the dirt
Black eyes from the fight

What holds me on this earth
The push and pull from the sky
I’ve a black heart I’d like to bury
In the grave where you’ll have me lie

The girl that I loved and held
The girl that I loved and broke
As I climb, as I climb out
As I woke

I saw my lord at war, he was in my sleep
He was a bear, straggled hair, long nails on his feet
His friend the human, 6 feet tall, never spoke much at all
But with a shovel he digged deep, with a shovel he digged deep

The enemies shapes I couldn’t see
Where they tall, 12ft, with swords made of cut throat gold?
Or were they crows, with twisted beaks and iron for feet?
No, not at all, it was just me

Take this road, this road, this road
It’s old, it’s old, it’s old