Listen to John Muir

by The Redwoods

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Recorded over the past 10 months in Brooklyn, Ohio, Santa Fe, and Atlanta

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released July 7, 2010

All songs written and recorded by The Redwoods
The Redwoods is on The Chemistry Club Records, L.A.
(Going Out of the Country - Jeff Ryan on drums)

To my family, thank you.
Also, thanks to Prospect Park, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Conner and his cabin, and Lost on Purpose.

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Track Name: One Way Ticket (bonus track)
If I get over this
promise me I'll go forever.
And you might as well exist
Cause you're gonna live forever.

One way ticket to the glorious days
ever been excited for the coming of age
always kept awake on the flight to the States
Now that you're around me I'm always gonna stay here.

You were psychedelic
I was nomadic
We were nothing like our parents
Old habits die with medicine
I've got oxygen, you've got everything.

Would you stay with me if I stay here
Would you care to tell me everything you love here
Would you share with me a six-er in the summer
Would you say that I am yours and no other's
Track Name: Tennessee - Ohio
T-E double N E S-S E-E O-H-I-O

No one will remember this / the time I was a motorist.
After all the Brooklyn buses / taking me to other places.
Showing off with my friends / down in Texas.
Brilliantly delivering / the testament of everything.

Tennessee Ohio

T-E double N E S-S E-E O-H-I-O

And I wanted you
And I want you

Affording all the general / affording all the comfortable.
And you will never know me / You will never know me.
Make a promise like a bandaid / place it over my mouth babe. Tear it off with one pull.

I'm an old growth forest / full of ancient explorers.
There's a road through a big tree / take a picture remember me.
I'm a climber's mountain / and a tied up rope water fountain. And the lives like a nautilus cloud / and all the love I've found.

T-E double N E S-S E-E O-H-I-O
Track Name: Algonquin
Headlamps dot the descent, Algonquin
rock face climbing to the top and down again.
Food stuff swinging from the trees, believing
that the only friend in a bear-suit reaching for
handoff carry me to the avalanche
down the ladder, to the mud flat.
Basin filled, water filled, I am eager to get back to you.

Single track doubling back, I've got a hold of it.
Never letting go of the rope-tied picture show.
Making me believe that all the rolled cigarettes
are taking over airspace, and I'm drafting it.
Marcy you are under cloud cover with your skirt dress.
Slide your hands down and help me undress.
Altitude and attitude, you've got so much.
You love me and I love you.

Algonquin baby you're the love of my life. I've never seen another woman like you, and I might never get another chance to tell you you're right to leave me even though I'll always love you.
Track Name: Listen to John Muir
On the shorelines are ocean waves and paper-made sailboats / and letters that float away / get lost in the undertow.

If you wait for everything / I'll promise you the holy ghost.
It's hard to say goodbye to the world as we know it.

We all have our enemies / hating almost everything.
Well listen to John Muir / the mountaintops are all we need.

And we'll stay here forever / and spend our time accordingly.
It's hard to say goodbye to the world as we know it.

Beautiful sunrise rest on my shoulders / to meet me in the morning / we're both a day older.

If I could just keep you and never be cold.
It's hard to say goodbye to the world as we know it.

Listen to John Muir (4x)
Track Name: Magnus
I can see you all, everyone
You've got years before you're not young

I can save you all, everyone
You've got years before you're not young

I can tell you've been waiting for me now that you're gone
I was wrong before but now you're wrong

I will try try baby to get you out of my mind
You're the one thing I lost I can't find
Track Name: Staying Power
The backwoods and an old commitment
I had nothing to do with
And now it seems like there's nothing new here
For me to contend with

I made the mistake of loving you too soon
And now there's not much here but an empty room

Now the sky is bright
But the sun's screaming down
And what a terrible way to go out

There was nothing I could say to change this
And only one way to fake it

You were so admired for your love and staying power
Through hard times

If only I could see right to the heart of the issue
If only I could see right through you
Track Name: Wind Wind
I am a windswept road
Not knowing where I'm going
Over prairies and orchards
That have stopped growing
So when you travel westward
I'll give you my word
I'll do my best to protect
The land where you're going

In a makeshift cabin
You settle down relaxing
Away from city landscapes
And a sky that is frozen
So as the wind picks up
You've always been enough
Of a dream to keep me sleeping

(Wind is blowing me down down down)
Track Name: Sun Raven
At the end everyone waits for the beginning

We started over
The Northern Lights chilled us
And bear paw fireworks
Now sleeping over
And under Orion hunter
Cradle my face with yours
We became lovers
I'll carry you under my arm to show my family
Now it's all over
And we were just waiting for another beginning

I'll save a place for you
Ice melting mossy oak and thundercloud caribou
I'll wait all night for you
And understand baby I will tell you I love you
And you wait all night for me
Well I am out hunting I'll be back in the morning
Now you wait for me
And all you wanted was another beginning

(You were the sun raven)
You were a lonely example to us all
Your beautiful neighbors
Track Name: Going Out of the Country
You were all mine I was all yours
And the fine line I walked to you
Here I'll stay while fingers land on
Spinning globes that turn til I'm long gone

Going out of the country
You're head is feeling funny
And you never will remember me
When you're going out of the country

I'll meet you there London Bridge is falling
Save yourself and all your darlings
Here I'll stay while footprints find me
Stand there while I lose all my air

Am I in your world? Am I in your world, anymore?

Going out of the country
You're head is feeling funny
And you never will remember me
When you're going out of the country