Life Labors in the Choir

by twain

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(note: we still have some LPs and Books, but are touring and unable to mail Please check back in a month or two . thanks mgmt)

the fifth album from twain - good for hurtling thru the cosmos on a rapidly spinning orb

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released March 11, 2014

pete pezzimenti - drums, vibes, keys
ken woodward - basses, guitars
mt davidson - vox, songs, git/keys, aux instruments
adrian olsen - production, engeneering

thanks to alex spalding for playing cello on possession

recorded in four sessions feb '13 to nov '13
@ montrose (aka soundog) studio
richmond VA

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twain Brooklyn, New York

"In a brass pail they carried the incredible head of Kira Kotsuke no Suke, and they took turns watching it. They crossed the fields and provinces, in the honest light of day. Men blessed them and wept."


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Track Name: Are We In Heaven?
Are we already in heaven?

(ch)
are we
are we already
are we already in heaven
i feel sure

just think
just think about it
just think about the way you came here
through the holy mother
who no one can remember

you show
you show me proof
you show me proof we haven't just forgoten
where we came
and how we came here

and if i
if i have to come back
if i have to come back it better be as something
not quite the same, but something quite the same

(ch)
Track Name: Solve + Forget
solve + forget

i'm so quiet when i'm in loving someone
even two days seem like a long time
now i'm finally learning the truth

do you like it when i talk to you
do you think i'm a little stupid
i think so too
but i do know a think or two about the way
my heart runs

what am i gonna say
when i see you today?

it's a mystery
solve and forget the answer
my heart's a dancer
dancing to the music coming off your body

what am i gonna saw
when i see you today?
Track Name: Possession
possession

when i think of you
and all the things you've been through in your life
then i know for sure

(ch)
the way they talk of love
it's like they're talking of something they own
i don't want to hear it
cause i know for sure

love is not a possession
it is something that you learn
it is something you deserve

and when i want a new love
it is not a lover i want just
what i really want
is to come on back to the fold

(ch)
Track Name: Ashville/Farm Remedy
ashville farm remedy

(ch)
i found a remedy
like somebody sent to me
a sweet old anodyne
i'd been trying to find

watching the gypsy moths
foolin on the hot sidewalk
the way they jump and lark
makes lighter my heart

in the morning time
leaving the night behind
picking our bodies up
to jump in the pond

how tall the grass grows
how far the wind blows
how does the fish know
when he's on the line?

a group of girls came there
auburn and golden hair
dressed in their underwear
they jumped in the pond

(ch)
Track Name: It Was With You All Along
it was with you all along

good morning
get your ass out of bed
there's a world outside that don't like waiting
wake slowly
don't think about yourself
i know how hard it is to try

go out in the country
or right back into town
maybe i won't go home at all

do you ever wake up thinking you got it beat
only to realize
it was with you all along?

i knew it
it was me all along
but i had to leave before i learned it
out smarted
feelings trick my mind
and i wonder
'am i here at all'?

that could be a feeling
you can never shed
maybe it will chase me til i'm dead

do you ever wake up thinking you got it beat
only to realize
it was with you all along?

one day
we're gonna figure this all out
and if we don't, we'll have a good time trying
the stars are sleeping on a cloud
my bed's up in the trees
there's nothing more from life i need

do you ever wake up thinking you lost it all
only to realize
it was with you all along?
Track Name: Life Takes Back
every day i wake up less awake
every day i wake up

and plan on being here
long enough to see it happen

i get so tired
but life takes more and more
i get so tired
but likfe takes back more and more of what it gave me

every day i wake up less awake
every day i wake up
Track Name: the Stranger
stranger

you don't know it
cause i don't show it
but i've been a stranger to you

you don't feel it
but i mean it
i've been a stranger to you

and i don't know how to introduce myself

i'm the dreamer, she's the dream
i've been a stranger to myself

it's all fine when she's on my mind
but now i'm a stranger to myself

and i don't know how to introduce myself

i'm the dreamer she's the dream
i'm the dreamer she's the dream
i'm the dreamer she's the dream
Track Name: Was She Real At All?
brown eyes

i learned a little tip down in tennessee
if you take a little sip off everyone you meet
and dress real fine
no one can see
the emptiness behind your brown eyes

i don't miss her eyes
i don't miss her lips
i don't miss her sighs
it's the thought of her i miss
in the morning time, laying by her side
wondering if she's going to have to leave

it's a long road we all walk down
so if you're gonna moan about it
do it out of town
if you've got a girl
do the best you can
but don't be surprised if she decides to leave

i don't miss her eyes
i don't miss her lips
i don't miss her sighs
it's the thought of her i miss
in the evening time, laying by her side
wondering if she's going to have to leave

i don't miss her eyes
i don't miss her lips
i don't miss her sighs
it's the thought of her i miss
was she real at all
or did i make her up to be
something she could never hope to be
Track Name: Cold Water in the A.M.
cold water in the A.M.

wasted and stoned
i've known the feeling
stumbling graceless out of the bar
in a trance
i never stand a chance
climbing a fence, through the park, and i'm back home

but when i wake up, go to the refrigerator:
cold water in the morning
makes me feel so good
and you know i love that feeling almost as much as i love you

walking down my block
the silver light is shining
on all the people
and don't they look good
in my minds eye
the future is shining
leave today, boys!
tomorrow is near!

when i wake up, go to the refrigerator:
cold water in the morning
makes me feel so good
and you know i love that feeling almost as much as i love you
Track Name: Old Blue
old blue

i lost everything i had
due to a wandering mind
but as long as i've got old blue
i'll be fine

born into sweet life
something gave me sweet life
and nothings gonna take my life
but life itself

making love in the fields and the trees
making love in the big cities
but i still don't know if I can do it tomorrow

red sets my heart on fire
green burns me in desire
but as long as i got old blue
i'll be fine
i'll be fine
i'll be fine
i'll be fine
i'll be fine
i'll be fine
Track Name: So Long I Waited For The World
so long i waited for the world

(ch)

so long i waited for the world to come to me,
now that i'm coming to the world,
so many voices and words sound like the first

i was the river running without memory
i was the wind in the trees
i was the tree in the breeze
whichever i pleased

loving another, i couldn't imagine
now that i'm here by your side
now that i've realized how simple a love can be

leaving me breathing your missing
and wondering at all of the memories we shared
though i'm not sure that you care
i'm sure i do

(ch)

i can't remember when it occured to me
something i'm doing's not right
do i say that i'm living for love to get out of living life

something was missing when i went out searching
here i am searching today
often i've lost my way
but i've never lost hope

(ch)