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released November 9, 2010

All songs written and recorded by The Redwoods
J ä r v i was written and recorded in a small cottage in Alajärvi, Finland. Thank you to the Nelimarkka-museo.



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Track Name: Hungry Pack of Wolves
Northern Lights like you / the city falling behind you
amazing light befriend me / center of the järvi
an icy road will take me / to Kaartusen Mökki
you were feeling famous / with no on else around us

Imagine ourselves floating / and hemispheres dividing
you were undecided / on the right way to keep on living
forget your timetable / and come to me when you're able
the ocean's only as big as you make it

I was a one way road / going where no one goes
and ice melts again / I'll show you the way too
we'll face a hungry pack of wolves
deeper still into the woods
the end of what we know
burying our hearts in snow
Track Name: Anchor
Another world of light division
wear a dress to swimming parties
clouds have covered all the flowers
floodgate to the rooftop shoulders

Our love is tied to an anchor
going nowhere, going nowhere

You were one to grow up with it
all the thoughtful antique bodies
eardrums shake the house and towers
lift our feet and turn us over
Track Name: Finland
Come on dear tell me where the wind is
you might be the power of Finland
you can see the end of a short list
make the nighttime strong like a fortress

Take is back shadow sun and moon battle
celebrate the forest and flatland
gravel road gonna take us at the speed
we always should go

If you never see me again
I'll tell you where I'm living now

The ancient earth under our feet
it's always freezing in the Baltic Sea
pulling from the easterly
the battles fought and died in peace

We have made such a fuss
future feels industrious
quiet earth return to us
quiet lakes with pinewood dust

We've got machines to clear the snow
and boots and skis and antler rings
the frozen air you breathe to me
is something like a remedy
your imagination in overdrive
firewood burning hot and bright
you never knew a time in your life
when everything was so right
Track Name: Bonfire
Where you gonna find it better than this
all made up and so far from the rest
cold city glow gonna leave you in the snow
round the pine trees let your wildness grow

Fall Winter breeze has whispered things
and carved out words on evergreens
and the morning sun wakes us
but they'll never take us
build a bonfire and stack a woodpile

You're the natural born flame thrower
turn the heat up and get our spirits up
she was gone before you could tell her
she was gone before you could save her

If all you feel is the Winter
and all you feel is the Fall
build yourself a bonfire
stack a woodpile
and burn it all
Track Name: Discotek
It was an all night showing
and all the wine tasting
your lips are moving
and I don't know the first thing

Call it what you will / I will believe you
how could I forget your / eyes like that
careful what you wish for / take me to the Discotek
it's quite a long way / from the war and the fighting we expected

Now we've had enough to keep us
floating for the moment
and barring a disappointment
sure thought we were going

take me, take me, take me to the Discotek
Track Name: Gillian to the Floor
Gillian to the floor

Shot down like an old hunter hunting
shirtsleeves didn't stop you from flexing
if it weren't for me there'd be no one
clear cut the crosswind finish it with frosting

Automatic teller go easy
this could go a lot smoother without me
you were like a barrel I climbed into
sealed off the top and thrown out the window

You could have stopped me every time
I'm gonna knock you down the line
Everyone in single file
making money

Feeling like your time is done
cut your losses have some fun
wait til you see me over
under the table

I suppose you're going to the floor, Gillian

Gillian this is your first introduction
I remember when we were both nothing
fast times are a feeling and a weapon
double jump rooftop light up if you got one

There is no sound there is no motion
a stone's throw from sinking in the ocean
take a step back take a look around you
everyone here is going to surround you

I'd say you should go away starting now
I'd say you should fall away starting now
Track Name: Kiitos

Thank you for all of the words that you gave me
I'll remember the way that you say them to me