The Winter of Our Discontent

by Caves & Clouds

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released May 15, 2017

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Born from the Big City Folk Songwriting Collective, Caves & Clouds is the minimalist, vocal, lyric driven folk duo you've always wanted.

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Track Name: Dangerous
You were a spark,
I was a half-a-can of gasoline,
You said that we could make a bright light,
with the vapors comin' off of me

The violence and the heat of,
this kind of love

It must be dangerous...
must be dangerous...
It must be dangerous...
am I dangerous?

We were just some mirrors
hanging in a man-made cave
obliterating shadows
intensifying light waves

I'd have never dreamed someday
We'd become a green death ray

We must be dangerous
must be dangerous
We must be dangerous
am I dangerous?

There's many strands that twist a rope
many coins that pay the hangman
many hands that haul the weight
many minds forgive them

It takes someone to write the book
someone to read it
someone to speak it out
someone to believe it

Someone to take the blow
Someone to deal it
Someone light you up
Someone to feel it

We're vulnerable
when we're all alone
vulnerable
all alone
vulnerable
when we're all alone
vulnerable

But together we're dangerous
together we're dangerous
together we're dangerous
am I dangerous?
Track Name: Glass & Timber
and i find myself again
on the outside of a window
where everyone's in
and i find the writing comes easy
when the talking gets so hard

and oh....

glass and timber
little river
walk away
walk away
flint to tinder
just beginning
to blaze
to blaze
oh....

there's a crack
there's a crack in my wrist
in the smallest of bones
'cause i slipped
on the rail-tracks in the water when,
all I wanted
was

home...
home...
home...

home...
Track Name: Things Fall Apart
It's quiet in the ruins of the hospital
Roof gone missin so the sky's on the inside
Through the cloudscape I can see an island
Ruin-city towers just peeking through a landslide

Is there someone in the ruins of the hospital?
Has the roof gone missin' is it dark on the inside?
Another me just shattered by the silence?

There's a commotion in the ruins of the hospital
glass pains shaking people cryin on the inside
hear the sirens bleedin through the violence

But scenes like these
portraying
fallen leaves
decaying
phantoms on
a screen
a half-remembered dream
amber with time
pierced with a clean
but terrible light
and the love left alive
must change to survive

looks like we're starting over
looks like we're starting over
looks like we're starting over
cause

all of this falls apart
when you look away
all of this falls apart
when you look away
all of this falls apart
when you look away.....
Track Name: Fire Escape
sit me on the fire escape
don't let me burn easy
don't let me burn fast
don't let me burn

gotta get a little space
on the fire escape
don't let me fall down
without a net

oooh...

drip and drip the faucet leaks
it lets the rain fall
it lets the tears come
and mix with grease

click and clack the iron pipes
they clang so freely
the hiss so easy
they burn the skin

oooh....
Track Name: Mary
i placed a quarter on a fence-post
i told a story about a child
i pushed it off into the water
take me back
take me back
take me back
put me on trial

mary, mary, mary,
how does your garden grow?
did you build it from scratch?
did you buy it in patches?
does a man really reap what he sows?
do your hands really reap what they sow?

she stands on corners in the summer
a nest hangs woven on her arm
her steps all trailed with errant flowers
take me back
take me back
take me back
i'll sound the alarm

mary, mary, mary,
how does your garden grow?
did you build it from scratch?
did you buy it in patches?
does a man really reap what he sows?
do your hands really reap what they sow?

and she'll fly away
and she'll fly away
and she'll fly away
away

mary, mary, mary,
how does your garden grow?
did you build it from scratch?
did you buy it in patches?
does a man really reap?
do your hands really reap?
do your hands really reap?
what they sow?
Track Name: Pneumania
cast iron pipes
contain streams of my consciousness
rusted elbows and lime
pressurize and re-direction them
it's a contract i signed
seemed a deal at the time

and now there's a
city on top of my head
a city on top of my universe
a city on top of my head
it's drained away all of my aquifers

so i
drink to stay alive
drink to fill back up
drink to stay alive
drink to fill back up
drink to stay alive
contain the empty inside
so the city in my head
don't run dry

don't run dry
don't run dry
don't run dry

sometimes I feel
like a dinosaur
my body liquefied
ten million years before
i'm in your party glasses
i'm in your magazines
c'mon baby can you
smell the gasoline
as the fire in your head
burns my energy

energy
energy
energy

so i
drink to stay alive
drink to fill back up
drink to stay alive
drink to fill back up
I drink to stay alive
to keep the fire alight
so the city in my head
don't run dry

don't run dry
don't run dry
don't run dry

but we all run out
we all run out
(we all run out)
we all run out
(we all run out)
we all run out
(we all run out)
we all run out someday

but cast iron pipes
all that's left of my consciousness
busted elbows and time
petrify and re-direction them
it's a contract i signed
shoulda known at the time
and now there's a
ruin on top of my head
a ruin top of my universe
a ruin on top of my head
it's drained away all of my aquifers
Track Name: That Shirt
your belt gives me chills
forbidden but appealing
you're smooth like silk

you chuckle like an elf
we touch through the glass
lets drive through the night

and something
unruly
snaps me back
that.....
shirt

so just put down your paper
or we'll read through the weekend
wrap me up in your coffee

so i'll walk to the party
i'll dance with my sister
you'll call tinged, and taxed,
with expectation

and something
unruly
snaps me back
that...
shirt
that shirt
that......
shirt
Track Name: Alchemist
alchemist, alchemist please turn my lead heart to gold
make all my organs a glittering sight to behold
well I wanna leave something for show
when they draw out my soul through my nose

put it in a jar
put it in a jar
put it in a jar
put it in a jar

rocketman, rocketman, take me to work when you go
i promise i'll only bring questions whose answers you know
well i know that it's cold and it's far
but i wanna get close to a star

it's so hard
here in a jar
it's so hard
here in a jar

lover, discover we're deep in the future it seems
the circles are real but the lines just exist in our dreams
and these days i just can't see the sky
but it's clean, and it's warm, and it's dry

so please,
leave my trapdoor ajar
so i can feel the moon, and the sun, and the stars,
it's just the breath of
my little lead heart
here in a jar
here in a jar
here.....
here in a jar