Growing Wild

by scruffian

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Recorded in a shed by the woods.

Done is better than perfect.

There is a bonus track if you download the whole album.

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released December 25, 2015

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scruffian England, UK

I make things. I particularly like to make music.

I live in a little wooden house on the edge of the woods.

Music is meant to be fun, that's why we 'play' it. I love to play music with or for anyone, I am just waiting for someone to ask.
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Track Name: There's A Way That I Walk
There's a way that I walk and I sometimes see you,
There are birds and a fox, not a house one or two,
There are trees and leaves and a dragonfly,
That zooms round my head then back into the sky.

There's a way that I walk and I sometimes see you,
There are frogs and mud, not a car one or two,
There are saplings and ancients looking down from on high,
They whisper to me but I don't know why.

There's a way that I walk and you're not there,
You're stuck in the city and I don't know where,
Where's it's cloudy and lonely and grey,
And I watch for the click of the gate on your way,
I wait for you to come home everyday.

There's a way that I walk and I always see you,
There is shelter and peace, not a rumble one or two,
There are trees and leaves and a little sigh,
It's because of you that in these things I lie.
Track Name: The Winds That Ever Blew
When my garden's growing wild
Woodbine's creeping in
The fruit hangs rotting on the trees
Wasp clouds mustering

Please go back
To where I grew
Remember me
And eat my food

I won't leave a mess for you
I'm saving the best for you
And everything I ever knew
Is scattered to the winds that ever blew

When my house starts to tumble down
And the squirrels have moved in
The books sit rotting on the shelves
Dust covers everything

Please go back
To where I rest
Remember me
At my best

I won't leave a mess for you
I'm saving the best for you
And everything I ever knew
Is scattered to the winds that ever blew
Track Name: Growing Wild
Until now, I've been a fool,
I've been so dumb, since I born,
You've been bright like the sun,
Don't listen to me son.

I was blind, you were strong,
I was stupid and wrong,
I told you son, don't listen,
To a single word I say.

So please forget, all the things I scream and shout,
I'm so ashamed of how I treated you back then,
I've let myself down now and I'll let myself out,
Don't look back, I won't leave like this again,
Now we're growing wild.

We were sown, in a line
Like vegetables, watered each day,
Then the wind caught our vines,
Since then we've lost our way.

Like baby leaves, which shimmer green,
Like rain that drips floating downstream,
But somewhere we strayed off course,
We're riddled with remorse.

So please forget, all the stupid things I've done,
I haven't seen your face around here for years and years,
A photograph that has faded in the sun,
Let's share our dreams,
And let's share all of our fears,
Now we're growing wild.

The black forest, which burns like coal,
Surrounds me now, and burns my soul,
And the ash keeps falling thick,
And covering me quick.

You were lost, in the smoke,
I followed the sound of your choke,
I was black like the night
When all you dreams are frights.

So please forget, all the other things I did,
Don't look back, like you're looking out to sea,
Give me some time, maybe I'll be a bit less stupid,
If it's easier, then just forget about me,
Now we're growing wild.

Now I am useless, they'll banish me slowly and all that I wanted was to be left alone.
Now we're growing wild.

I wanted you so bad, I wanted you so bad, I wanted you so bad but now I don't know where you are.
Now we're growing wild.

Gone to seed,
Float through the trees,
We're scattered through the earth,
Now we're growing wild.

So come with me,
Take my hand,
Through lies we'll understand
That we're growing wild.
Track Name: Where The Spine Meets The Head
When the axe is sharp
The wood we split
The sky grows dark
The fire we lit
The night is cold
It bites our toes
We light the stove
And it burns as bright as gold

When the bucket's whole
Fill it with snow
Carry it home
Put it on the stove
I've never killed before
But when death is at the door
My stomach's getting sore
Make sure the water's warm

When the water's warm
Pull on the gloves
Its not with scorn
Its in love
And hold it down
Until it drowns
Let the body lay
On the stone cold ground and steam

When the soil has thawed
We fetch the spade
A hole we bored
The bones we lay
The kindest way they said
A sharp blow to the neck
Where the spine meets the head
With the back of a blunt axe head
Track Name: Waxing Gibbous
In the silver light of a waxing gibbous,
I saw your footprints melting in the snow.

Frost bites hard into my boots,
I am lost without,
Huddle down into my hood,
I am tangled all around you.

The trees surround us,
We are brothers,
We look out for,
One another.

Now the trees are sleeping under crisp white sheets,
Their snowy blankets deaden every little sound.

I see the star through the mist, I stumble through them all,
I navigate the ones I missed, I tumble all around you.

The trees surround us,
We are brothers,
We look out for,
One another.

What have I become?
Can I carry on?
Must I always fall?

The trees surround us,
We are brothers,
We look out for,
One another.

And the acorns fall,
Now the ancients fall.
Track Name: I Will Never Let You Go
I will never let you go,
Although I'm tangled up inside,
My bones are crushed and broken,
But even if you twist my arm,

I will never let you go,
This has been dragging on for so many years,
We've held it together,
But everything is slow collapsing around our ears,
Engulfed in a delude of resentment and fear,
And I'm fighting back the tears,

But I will never let you go,
Although the floods around us grow,
And we face this awful choice,
To lose ourselves or to lose each other,
As the current drags us away,
Only one can stay,
How can I let you go?

I could never let you go,
But now I know what I have to lose,
There's no way to win,
How can I choose?
The water from all sides is uncovering our lies,
Could I ever let you go?

No I will never you go,
Though we were drowning for the start,
It is pushing us together and then tearing us apart,
But even if you broke my heart,
I could never let you go,
I could never let you down,
I could never let your drown.

And I never let you go,
Now we tumble through the spray,
The tide drags us away,
Together we will stay,
For the rest of our days,
Our limp bodies lay,
In the black waves,
But I never let you go
Track Name: The Middle Ages
We set sail across the sea,
The spray salting our hair,
Now we're leaving from the quay,
Breathing cold and clear sea air.

Sails beating and frayed,
Sprayed by salt and sun,
How I wish that I had stayed,
But they pull us ever on.

Our sails billows and flap,
Across the rigging and the ropes,
But we're heading for a trap,
And we have lost all hope.

The middles ages hang,
A noose around my neck,
My thick skin bled and stang,
As they lay me on the deck,
The blood in my ear rang,
This yoke across my back
The bells they scream and clang,
As they tie me to the rack.

This ship will pitch and list,
We're running from the law,
And slowly we will drift,
Until we run ashore.

They made me walk the plank,
And fall through a trap door,
Down and down and down I sank,
Until I rest on the sea shore.

Waves swell and break,
We're stranded on the rocks,
When they shake me away,
I am standing in the dock.

I'm standing on the gallows now,
With a noose around my neck,
I'm thrashing in the shallows,
My feet above the deck,
The end is drawing ever near,
Bells ringing in my ears,
They're tolling out loud and clear,
At the fall of the year.

The dogs are snapping at our heels,
An army that will never stop,
We're running cross the open fields
And heading for the mountain tops.

A hundred years hence,
When our children look back,
What will they have left,
To remember us by?

And what will they make,
of the things we destroyed?
The fields we left waste,
So we could play with our toys?

Now we're growing ever old,
And our memories leak,
What we don't forget now,
Will be gone in our dreams.

This paper will rot,
These photos will fade,
Data corrupts,
And paintings decay.

These bodies they will rot,
Beauty will fade,
Knowledge corrupts,
And wealth will decay.

So spare no thought,
For pounds, shillings or pence,
Everything you've been taught,
Doesn't make sense,
This will all be set at nought,
A hundred years hence.
Track Name: Poles Apart
This is the head, of my tale,
We pulled up the anchor, and then set sail,
Across the sea, into the blue,
You weren't looking for me, I was looking for you.

When I was gone, you were here,
Travelled so far, still nowhere near,
When I was here, you were gone,
You must have know what was wrong with me.

What was wrong with me?
And we were poles apart, from the start.

When I was in, you was out,
You had it all, I had nought,
When I was out, you was in,
You got fat, and the ice got thin.

If I was hot, you was cold,
If I wasn't young, you wan't old,
I was cold, you was hot,
I had a little, you had a lot.

You had a lot,
Cause we were poles apart.

I gave you my money,
I gave you my time,
I made it all yours,
If it used to be mine.

All of my meanings, and all of my ways,
All of my night-times, and all of my days,
And in the end, I don't know where to start,
You hit my head, and broke my heart,
Lets make a fresh start, I don't want this to end,
I'm not your foe, I just want a friend,
But we were poles apart.

I was black, you was white,
We played in the day, I worked through the night,
You were in darkness, I was in light,
I was all wrong, you was all right.

My knees were weak, your arms were strong,
I came up short, you went long,
My stomach was strong, your flesh was weak,
You left me to hide, and never did seek.

You made me happy, I made you sad,
You made me feel good, I made you feel bad,
Your tales grew taller, I was caught short,
You escaped, I got caught.

I got caught, and we were poles apart.

Your glass was half empty, my glass was half full,
You wanted a push, I gave you a pull,
You jumped out the window, I ran out the door,
You fell from the ceiling and lay on the floor.

I called out stop, you wanted to go
You climbed too high, and fell to low,
Your eyes were dry, my eyes were wet,
You couldn't remember, I couldn't forget,
And we were poles apart.
Track Name: Metamorphosis
If I slept, and never woke again,
You would not remember me,
If packed my bags, and left before the dawn,
You would not miss me.

This little boy, we think we know,
Is slowly leaving everyday,
He will eat us out of house and home,
Like a hungry little caterpillar.

You will grow,
And change,
And metamorph,
Into a butterfly.

When you hide, we will play go seek,
When you cry, we will weep,
If you stretch, your wings and leave the nest,
Please know that we tried our best.

This little boy, we think we know,
Is slowly leaving everyday,
He will eat us out of house and home,
Like a hungry little caterpillar.

You will grow,
And change,
And metamorph,
Into a butterfly.
Track Name: Mountains
Under the mountains,
In black seams of old coal,
We'll rest like a stone,
And build our home.

Between the mountains,
The north wind is howling,
Through the chinks in the wall,
And freezing us all.

Do you want to build?
Do you want to grow?
Do you want to stick?
Do you want to fold?
Are you headed for the south winds?

Up in the mountains,
The moon's hanging low,
Where the eagles soar high,
Rabbits sleeping below.

Under the mountains,
Of heavy cold snow,
In the soft candle glow,
Of a place we call home.

Do you want to build?
Do you want to grow?
Do you want to stick?
Do you want to fold?
Are you headed for the mountains?