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released August 4, 2015

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Track Name: The Viking's Daughter
The Viking’s Daughter

It was you and I, and the moon on the water
Sailing away beneath a sequined sky
You stood upon the prow, you were the Viking’s daughter
As wild as the waves, as dark as the night

And I was in awe of your primeval beauty
Framed by the moon you were a jewel on a pearl
And I was at war with a primitive notion
My heart was a drum as I steered the course

Chorus
And all I could do was to plead with great Odin
Have pity on this tillerman at war with the notion
That if I was to take you this night on the ocean
I’d surely die by your father’s sword

Your silky tresses danced upon the sea breeze
Golden lashes to whip the fire up in me
Your satin skin was silver in the moonlight
So precious a thing could light any man’s flame

Chorus
And all I could do was to plead with great Odin
Have pity on this tillerman at war with the notion
That if I was to take you this night on the ocean
I’d gladly die by your father’s sword

You had summoned me to sail you out to greet him
Your father returning to these shores
When perchance a humble fisherman in haste came-a-bleatin’
Your father has died by the sword

It was then that you fell into my arms a-wailing
Like a banshee crying take me I’m yours
For I’ve felt your heart’s desire, your lust and your fire
An a man is a fool who lives by the sword

Chorus
And all I could do was to plead with great Odin
Ah me a humble tillerman, I was wrapped in the notion
In our thunder lust and fire out there on the ocean
That great Thor himself had surely climbed aboard
Track Name: Where Eagles Fly
Where Eagles Fly

I’ve been sitting here since day break
Ah it’s good to get awaySpend the day
Where eagles fly
On this blowy fell side under changing skies I lie
Watching eagles fly
And sparkling down below
The Chrystal stream does flow
Sending sound waves to heaven as she goes
An four thousand feet above
Embraced in their flight of love they glide
Two lovers of the sky

Chorus
Fly on you golden you prince of the sky
As I lie here entranced in the magic as you glide
And time, it just floats by
Where eagles fly

And a raven breaks the skyline
And rides the scented breeze
And then tumbles and is lost against the screes
And the sheep that dots the fell side
Cry easy on my mind like echo
From some long gone time
And downstream the lake serene
Reflects upon this wondrous scene
Like mirror, like a mirror of my dreams
And high above two lovers ride the thermals
Of this northern sky
As time it just floats by
Where eagles fly

Chorus
Fly on you golden you prince of the sky
As I lie here entranced in the magic as you glide
And time, it just floats by
Where eagles fly

Fly on you golden you prince of the sky
As I lie here entranced in the magic as you glide
And time, it just floats by
Where eagles fly
Track Name: Come the Springtime
Come the Springtime

Out of winter’s ruined mess
Comes springtime fearless and fresh
To clothe a sullen broken scene
In shades of glowing green
And how we dream all winter long
Of the coming of the swallow
To sow the seed of hope again
In springtime’s fragrant furrow

Chorous

Come the springtime, come she will
To bathe the earth in flowers
Come the springtime, come she will
And another year will be ours

She’ll fill your eyes with sweet surprise
And pull you from the mire
Replenish with her sweet breath
The embers of your fire
And how we dream all winter long
In colours gold and green
Of fanfares in the shire
And a cuckoo calling through the April rain

Chorous

Come the springtime, come she will
To bathe the earth in flowers
Come the springtime, come she will
And another year will be ours

So we smile with winter past
And spring she laughs, her spell is cast
To free us from the icy blast
Of winters cold dark shadow
And how we dream all winter long
Of the lark ascending with the sun
Joyous in triumphant song that all is well
Now winter’s been and gone

Chorous

Come the springtime, come she will
To bathe the earth in flowers
Come the springtime, come she will
And another year will be ours

Repeat Chorous
... And hope again will be ours
Track Name: Making the Morning Last
Making the Morning Last

Lock the door, come back to bed
Let’s lay a while instead
We’ve got nothing to get up for as they say
Let’s have a lazy day

A ray of sun peeps through the blind
To tell us that the morning’s fine
But it can wait, we’ll leave our troubles
Hanging on the gate

Chorous

While we’re making the morning last
Gonna make it shine because time
Moves much too fast
Precious moments like these
Too soon become the past
So we’ll make the morning - make the morning last

Repeat Chorous after break

Nowhere to go nothing to do
Nowhere I’d rather be than here with you
Hear the birds outside the window
They’re singing like they feel the same way too

We’ll meet the day as it unfolds
Just like a butterfly with colours untold
And when the morning she’s done
We’ll rise and we’ll kiss the mid-day sun

Repeat Chorous
Track Name: Wonderful Day
Wonderful Day

It’s a wonderful day
Don’t ask me why
It’s just the way that I’m feeling
So good that I could fly
On my emotions I’m reeling and tumbling
And I’m dreaming like a child

Chorous

Yes it’s just one of those days
So don’t mind if I smile
At everything and every passer by
If I could inhale all the darkness in your days
I’d share with you the light that’s in mine
It’s a wonderful day

Repeat Chorous

It’s a beautiful day
Don’t go painting it gray
These days don’t last forever
It’s just the way the weather
It blows
Around my mind from time to time

Repeat Chorous

You in that dress
With the sun in your eyes
Glowing like a princess
Me glowing like a child
Too tongue tied to tell you how I feel
Can you see it in my smile

Repeat Chorous
Track Name: The Country Song
Country Song

I’d like to live in the country
I’d like you to come along
And we could spend our lives together
Away from all that’s wrong
With the world and all its humdrum ways
It’s making me crazy
We could go organic with no more panic
We’ll get up as the rooster crows the day

Chorous

I don’t wanna be washed up and washed
I’ve been in overdrive too long
Had my fill of life’s over hill
Wouldn’t it be nice
If we could be still

We could walk in sun drenched lanes
On lazy summer days
And gaze out on the green and pleasant
From old sash windows framed
And watch the summer rain in all its glory
Making our garden grow
And we could spend long lazy afternoons
Sipping wine on the patio

Repeat Chorous

Middle

We could take it nice and slow
Get back in the flow
Take some time to stand and stare
And drink that country air like wine

All our autumns will be golden
With smiling yellow moons
And in winter time love we’ll be fine
In our coal fire womb
And in the morning when that rooster crows
And sweet songs fill the air
We’ll just smile and lay a while
And drink the sweet dawn fanfare

Repeat Chorous
Track Name: Don't Care About Tomorrow
Don’t Care About Tomorrow

Don’t care about tomorrow
Because I feel so good today
I’ got music running through my soul
And I’m high on the breath of the day

Well it may be rain tomorrow
Or it could rain today
There ain’t nothing like dancing in the rain
When it’s going your way

Chorous

Cos’ there’s so much trouble in living sometimes
You gotta grab it with both hands
Kiss the day when your sun shines
Forget about tomorrow
'cos tomorrow’s such long long time

All the trees may die tomorrow
All the rivers may run dry
That’s just the way it is, It’s all one
We’re just the blinking of an eye

Middle

But if you can see grace in a falling leaf
If you can see heaven in a flower
If you can smile on a rainy day
You’re gonna sail through tomorrow anyway

Repeat Chorous

Got no plans for tomorrow
Until tomorrow comes around
A wise man said
Always sleep with your cup turned to the ground

Repeat Chorous
Track Name: Night Circus
Night Circus, see the clowns
It’s only the price of a night on the town
See the freaks at midnight, howl at the moon
Eye spinning like the loony toons

Tigers in sequins steal the show
With their mannacured claws, better mind how you go
They prowl in the lights, burning so bright
They can melt you with one look and steal you with one bite

Chorous

So roll up, roll up, the neon’s are coming on
Roll up, roll up, and you can join the crazy throng
Roll up, roll up, the Show lasts all night long
And you can be the main attraction
At the night circus

The crack of the whip in the hands of a loon
Looks like a penguin on steroids, God help the baboon
Who gets under his skin, the fireworks begin
You’re never gonna know
What the night circus is gonna bring

Middle

And you better hold onto your inhibitions
And you better have you a strong disposition
Or you’re gonna be the main attraction
At the night circus
Track Name: Misty Morning Blues
Oh winding river
I’ve got nowhere to go
So I’ll just sit and watch your crystal water flow
Because my love she flew in the blackness of the night
As certain as a swallow in her flight

Chorous

And I’m tired of misty mornings
I’m tired of gray days
I’m tired of these sleepless nights
Oh river will you wash my blues away
Will you wash my blues away

And I’m all tied up inside
My heart is fit to bleed
I’m a troubled man; I’m a man in need
But it’s peaceful here as your soothing waters flow
To listen to your tune as on you go

Repeat Chorous

Oh winding river won’t you carry me away
I’ve got no need to stay around here no more
Carry me away and out into the open sea
And I’ll just drift off to some sunny distant shore

Last Chorous

And there’ll be no more misty mornings
No more gray days
No more sleepless nights
Like driftwood I’ll just float away
Track Name: One Day
Still water, that’s where I wanna be
One day this raging river i gonna set me free
And I’ll remember how it feels
Remember how it feels to feel
To feel a warm embrace
To feel the sweet breath of the day on my face

One Day ....

Blue skies, that’s where I’m gonna fly
One day these clouds of delusion are gonna sail on by
And there’ll be nothing but blue sky
And I’m gonna be soaring so high
Like an eagle I’ll be free
Like a blind man so touched that he can see

One Day ....

Solid ground, I’m gonna lay my burdens down
One day on solid ground, fly away without a sound
So weightless and free
Into a honeysuckle sunset symphony
And leave you and your crazy race
Blinded by the honeysuckle smile upon my face

One Day ....
Track Name: A Crooked Mile Home
He turns his collar to the icy wind
As the bell tolls for time again
He stumbles staggers and sways
All alone on his weary way

He stalls a while beneath the sycamore tree
Caught by a falling leaf
That holds and confines, a ghost to remind him
Of her face and the sweet memories

Chorous

And it’s the age old never again
As the cold night cuts to his skin
And Shanks’s pony don’t wanna go home
Oh no not another long lonely
Crooked mile home

Middle
And every nights been the same since she went away
Losers in love play desperate games
But this time he thought it was real
The way she used to say do you feel like I feel

Repeat Chorous

He sees her face interlaced with a blackbird’s tune
That sings in the light of the icy full moon
But its sweet song just cuts to the core
In the silence of his open door

Last Chorous

And he sighs
Oh no never again
As the silence cuts to his bones
And he knows come tomorrow
He’ll beg steal or borrow
And it’s gonna be another long lonely
Crooked mile home

It’s gonna be another long lonely
crooked mile home