Kidnap Alice

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Recorded at Syleham Village Hall, Suffolk, 7-10th February 2011

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released April 22, 2011

All songs arranged by Kidnap Alice
Produced by Kidnap Alice
Engineered by Matt Tweed
Mixed by Matt Tweed and Kidnap Alice
Mastered by Liz Spencer
Artwork by Helen Allsebrook

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Track Name: Chilly Winds
I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm going down that long lonesome road

I'm going where the water tastes like wine
I'll see you when your troubles are like mine

I'm going where the climate suits my clothes
The pain in my heart nobody knows

I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm going down that long lonesome road
Track Name: Fare Thee Well
If I had wings like Noah's dove
I'd fly the river to the one I love
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

I once had a man, and he was long and tall
He moved his body like a cannon ball
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

I once wore my apron low
Cos you've been coming around my door
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

And now I wear my apron way up to my chin
You pass my door but you never come in
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

Remember one evening, it was pouring rain
And in my heart there was an aching pain
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

Muddy river runs muddy and wild
You don't care the bloody for my unborn child
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well
Track Name: Softer Cloth
Pass me the needle and thread my friend
I could do with mending old clothes
Strengthen with patches and stitches of twine
It's been long since I tended to the tears left behind

I've never been one for a thimble
A pricked finger tells me I'm alive
As the blood trickles slowly down my thumb
It's these old clothes I'm going to revive my son

But you'll suffer it worse than this I fear
Though you were never as torn as I
Right down the seams and threadbare till naked
Maybe they made me of softer cloth prone to holes
Maybe I'm of softer cloth

Pass me the needle and thread my love
I'll make good or if not I'll make new
This tatty old fabric is potent indeed
And I'll fashion a dress just for you out of need

But you'll suffer it worse than this I fear
Though you were never as torn as I
Right down the seams and threadbare till naked
Maybe they made me of softer cloth prone to holes
Maybe I'm of softer cloth

If only they made me of stronger cloth
I could put my needle away
Track Name: The Life You Save (May Be Your Own)
Black the sky, a clap of thunder
And blue the wind, bruising the air
Stark the mood, a monochrome setting,
A winter chill, waiting for spring

Now fair she goes, taken in by a traveller
And lovers weeds started to twine
Their hearts burned bright, lighting up the daybreak
Melting frosted time

"You will be my lady, and I will be your man,"
He said: "No-one could replace you, no other in this land"

For a year and a day, with each other they had pleasure
Until the roads he had trod started to call
"Alas my love, my time is never-lasting,
And in the morning light, I'll be gone"

"But I was to be your lady, this is what we planned
You said no-one or nothing in this whole, damn land
Could take away my man!"

She said: "You can never leave me,
I'll raise my ravens to the sky,
Oh my blood will run black with the death of all good things,
If you, my love, take flight!"

"And I will always be your lady
With you always at my side
If I sink you into this cold, black earth
Our love will never die"
Track Name: Mother May Be
Mother may be
And we'll all carry on flying
Mother may be
We'll all carry on climbing

I am your little girl
Clinging to your dancing skirt
Leave a trail of bread behind
Clear the birds so I can find you

I am now a woman strong
Best foot forward all day long
Pick up the trail you left behind
The trails gone cold, its hard to find you

Mother may be in the air
In this air we're breathing
Mother may be on the wing,
West to East she's fleeing
Flying high, flying low
Flying where - I just don't know!
Heard a crack, brought her down
We'll all carry on flying.

One day I may be a mother too
Will I get lost, just like you?
Leave a trail of stones next time
Precious gems I'll leave behind

Mother may be in the earth
In this earth we're mining
Mother may sleep underfoot
Resting from her climbing
Climbing high, climbing low
Climb to where - I just don't know!
Hell unseen, brought her down
We'll all carry on climbing

Mother may be
And we'll all carry on flying
Mother may be
We'll all carry on climbing
Track Name: Sweet Sunny South
Take me back to the place where I first saw the light
To the sweet sunny south, take me home
Where the mockingbirds sing me to sleep every night
Oh why was I tempted to roam?

Oh I think, with regret, of the dear home I left
And the warm hearts that sheltered me there
Of the wife and the dear ones of whom I'm bereft
For the old place again I do sigh

The path to our cottage, they say it has grown green
And the place is quite lonely around
And I know that the smiles and the forms I have seen
Now lie in the dark mossy ground

But yet I'll return to the place of my birth
Where the children have played round the door
Where they gathered wild blossoms, that hung round the path
I'll echo their footsteps no more

Take me back to the place where my little ones sleep
Poor Massa lies buried close by
By the graves of my loved ones, I long for to weep
And among them to rest when I die

Oh take me back to the place where I first saw the light
To the sweet sunny south, take me home
Where the mockingbirds sang me to sleep every night
Oh why was I tempted to roam?
Track Name: Wolves
The train rumbles home
home to the mountains
mountains covered with snow

and the home fires burn bright
and they light up our welcome
welcomes us into your sight

but rest your mind
nobody's coming to fight
and the wolves are at bay tonight

This house, this space
this space it lies empty
empty of what we have lost

so many wars
and we're all left with nothing
but bruises and scars to our cost

but rest your mind
nobody's coming to fight
and the wolves are at bay tonight

They've been watching, waiting in the shadows
ready to creep out on you
only in the darkwoods of your mind
so put down your arrows
for the wolves they are at bay tonight

So don't, don't forget
don't forget we can love you
warm your house covered in snow

so rest, rest your mind
let us in from the cold now
let us all sleep safe tonight
Track Name: Jerusalem
Dig deep and find your soul

I know this place
I know these people
I feel their earth underneath my feet
The flame of their fire burns inside me
It's the same air that we breath
The beat of their drum rises slowly
Its a rhythm I've heard before
They're calling me over
Come and get over

Dig deep and find your soul

Theres this man there and he's dying
He's bruised by bow of burning gold
Oh but his arrow still desiring
Nothing but a life to show
Under the twinkling stars and the fingernail moon
He fights to keep his land his home
He's standing tall
He's a giant
He cries my soul is all I own

Dig deep and find your soul

And so our hero well he goes hungry
But we're eating out the palm of his hand
He tells me to dig deep
Till we have built Jerusalem
You won't even know you're born
Track Name: Lonesome Road Blues
Well I'm going down that long lonesome road
I ain't gonna be treated this way

I'm going down that road feeling sad
I ain't gonna be treated this way

I'm way down in jail on my knees oh lord
I ain't gonna be treated this way

They feed me on cornbread and beans
I ain't gonna be treated this way

Well these two dollar shoes hurt my feet
I ain't gonna be treated this way

I'm going if I'm never coming back
I ain't gonna be treated this way
Track Name: Resurrection Day
You laid down your burden when you left this world of woe
And I will think with affection of your time with us below
And on your journey your soul learned how to fly
When you walk that lonesome valley into a cloudless sky

Memory lingers while the body turns to clay
That's so we will recognise you on the resurrection day
And on your journey your soul learned how to fly
When you walk that lonesome valley into a cloudless sky

Home to meet the father
Hallelujah what you've gained
Free from care or bother and free from earthly pain
And on your journey your soul learned how to fly
When you walk that lonesome valley into a cloudless sky

I thank God I'm a believer for I know how the story ends
I'll deny the great deceiver and join my family and my friends
And on your journey your soul learned how to fly
When you walk that lonesome valley into a cloudless sky