Rough Cuts

by The Redwoods

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Just as the title suggests... these are some Rough Cuts. These songs are from the past couple years. They began as simple ideas and stayed that way. You'll hear lovely white noise, a Brooklyn bus going by, my creaking chair, and a myriad of other things.


released August 14, 2011



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Track Name: Rockets and Sky
you were here ladybug
rockets and sky gonna burn my eyes
Track Name: Take Me Out To Sea (banjo)
the wind fills our sail
as we headed northeast
to find our whale
we didn't come to kill
all we wanted in return was a house on the hill

you were cutting me sharp
like a blazing knife straight through my heart
you were mine so far
and only in time could I lose it all

take me out to sea
and we were floating to the beat

battles go on so long
the ocean blood red though the sun is gone
I'll bury you at sea
build a monument without a street

tell me now if you don't wanna go
bottle and message floats just as well as us
but I'll make sure that it's quite a show
take these butterflies out of my stomach
Track Name: Thomas Edison
heavy heart heavy eyes
great ideas won't survive
Thomas Edison
has got a heavy heart heavy eyes
has got a heavy mind

Thomas Edison
what a great idea
Track Name: I Went Away
i went away before you missed me
i went away before you kissed the air
i went away before you bled anymore
now it has all turned from color to gray

i went away before you made new plans
i went away before you had my hands
i went away before you had my eyes
now sure you've got a new disguise

i went away before computers caught on
i went away before the sun dawned
i went away before you could say
don't love me anymore
Track Name: Paris Was A Girl From New York
lyrics? (who knows)
Track Name: Anchor (old version)
down here way down here
our love is tied to an anchor

now that we know it's going nowhere
now that we know

if I see you 'round here
I'm gonna take you out at the ankles

never fear I am here
but I'm gonna take you out at the ankles

cause no one is closer to you than I am
no one is closer
Track Name: Jefferson Stop (yes, bklyn)
lights on and off now you make it powerful
you start your on screen double click an image of me
I'll take what I can get electronic or real
it's not quite done it's not quite a done deal

everything you want you take
every scene you make

make your way my way the foam clears
it's no mistake your eyes are parked by your hair
I have just one thing you can't take
my breath away my breath away
it's already been taken

take everything you can
I'll make my way if I land

all you need is the sun to keep you warm
Track Name: Arctic Fox
we believe in a good time
feeling aggressive and sharp line
white tailed fox you've got one life
going out strong all night long