Little Fox Little Bird

by David and Deidre Casey

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released July 4, 2017

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The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy calls David Casey’s songs “truly well-crafted and haunting.”

David and Deidre's latest album is their most inventive, personal, and ambitious collection of songs to date.

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Track Name: Little Fox Little Bird
Little Bird, Little Fox (David Casey)

Where do you fly, little bird, little bird
When the rain pushes through your wing
Where do you run, little fox, little fox
When the wind pushes through your coat

Take me with you
Take me with you
Teach me your song

Why do you cry, little one, little one
When I go, it’s only for one day
How will you know, the day is done, the day in done
I’ll be back, counting all the way

Take me with you
Take me with you
Teach me your song

Where will we go, rain or snow, rain or snow
When this world, can’t contain our home

Take me with you
Take me with you
Teach me your song
Track Name: Touch of Gold
Touch of Gold (David Casey)

Did you get some sleep tonight
Did trouble wait its turn to find you
Peaceful in the morning light, morning light

Did you tame your worried mind
Just hold it still across that line
Hold it still with all your might, all your might

Did you dream yourself a tale
Far beyond that broken veil
Everywhere hear a symphony, a symphony

Did you point up to the sky
Pick yourself a nice cloud to ride
Leaping from epiphany to epiphany

Whoa, whoa, isn’t it easy, easy
Oh Lord, no

Can’t you see it from way up high
That everything’s gonna be alright
The horses are running with a 1000 strong, a 1000 strong

You carried around that age-old song
Wondering when you learned it wrong
Join the chorus now, “O how long, O how long”

Whoa, whoa, isn’t it easy, easy
Oh Lord, no

When I think I want the golden touch
When all the bells have turned to rust
When all the torches are growing cold, growing cold

When the answer comes in flesh and bone
After everything I touch is stone
After everything I touch is gold, touch is gold
Track Name: Ruby
Ruby (David Casey)

Ruby gives her love away, like she’s giving it for free, so free
You make everything look so damn easy
Ruby stays up late at night waiting for the dark to come
But it never comes for her O Ruby
No it never comes for her O Ruby

What did you expect of me, to try and win your heart
Love wins in the ends you know, love wins at the start
Meanwhile somewhere in the middle I don’t understand
What I’m supposed to learn
I guess the only reason you let me go is so that I can return
Return to you O Ruby

Can I catch a ride with you, up to the top of town maybe
Watch the river roll on by with Ruby
I tried to tell you that it’s hard for to settle down, way down
It’s not for me like you say that it could be
It’s not for me like you say it should be

Ruby gets up with the dawn, waiting for the light to come
But it never comes for her O Ruby
Oh Lord, won’t you let it shine on Ruby
Track Name: Only the Heart Makes
Only The Heart Makes (David Casey)

Summer comes a sweet surprise
How do you leave someone? How do you stay?
She’s goes on dreaming all the time
She says, “You have to plan your great escape”

And we sing Oo-ooo
When we don’t know what else to sing, Oo-ooo
I forgot what we were following now
The weight keeps pulling down
Can you teach me the sound
Only the heart makes

Morning comes a sweet surprise
Surprised to find I was only half awake
How long ago did you first realize?
She says, “My heart’s too heavy a thing to give or take”

And we sing Oo-ooo
When we don’t know what else to sing, Oo-ooo
I forgot what we were following now
The weight keeps pulling down
Can you teach me the sound
Only the heart makes


And we sing Oo-ooo
Oo-ooo
The weight keeps pulling down
Can you teach me the sound
Oo-ooo
The weight keeps pulling down
Can you teach me the sound
Only the heart makes
Track Name: Razing It All
Razing It All To The Ground (David Casey)

Patience, there’s footsteps on the ground
Navigation, all systems are down
1, 2 or 3, pick who you want to go
You, you or me, don’t trust another soul

Hey, now now now
Razing it all to ground

Sweetness, there’s autumn in the air
Won’t you take this, I’ll get it back I swear
1, 2 or 3, tell me who you trust
You, you or me, are you sure they’re on of us

1, 2 or 3, the chances are the same
You, you or me, who will take it to the grave
Track Name: Bring Back My Camel
Hey Yaaaa!
Track Name: True Love's Boat
My True Love’s Boat (David Casey)

My true love’s boat has an endless sea
So vast, so deep and so wide
Would you row with me
Upon the rolling tide

We cast it all away
Far from this crooked shore
Until our shoulders fall
And we cannot pull no more
Until the rising stars
Point out the way before
My true love’s boat carried endlessly
On this endless sea

I spiraled along with an oar unsure
Until you found my side
Now you row with me
Upon the rolling tide

Fortunes are traded and faded fast
Spent in a day is a life
Would you row with me
Upon the rolling tide
Track Name: Starry-Eyed Smile
Starry Eyed Smile (David Casey)

Is it true?
How long has it been since you
Spoke with Jude
There are more hopeless causes than me, and you

Stay a while
How long has it been since the
Years were kind
There are steadier feet, but didn’t we

Walk the lonely mile
Didn’t we bring blue back in style
Didn’t we share that starry-eyed smile
And I wanna seen it again

Is it fair?
How the old North wind doesn’t
Seem to care
There are steadier hands, but didn’t we

Tie the knot in trial
Didn’t we dare to touch that dial
Didn’t we share that starry-eyed smile
And I wanna see it again

Didn’t we, ooh
Not even trying to make up some old tired excuse
Didn’t we, oooh
Not thinking it would ever make the evening news
Didn’t we, oooh

But didn’t we dance with fortune’s child
Didn’t we forget for awhile
Didn’t we share that starry-eyed smile
And I wanna see it again, again, again

Walk the lonely mile
Didn’t we bring blue back in style
Didn’t we share that starry-eyed smile
And I wanna seen it again
Track Name: Shadow Like Mine
Shadow Like Mine (David Casey)

The roof is leaking and I haven’t seen the sun for days (2x)
They say you don’t got a shadow when the sun don’t shine
No you don’t got a shadow when the sun don’t shine
You don’t got a shadow then you ain’t got a shadow like mine
A shadow like mine

Ol’ Slewfoot’s calling, “Whatcha get me for my birthday, boy?” (2x)
I try to sing “Hallelujah” but the words don’t come (2x)
I try to sing “Hallelujah” but the words fall dead on my tongue
Dead on my tongue

The good book’s open but I don’t understand a page (2x)
Don’t you pray a little harder when it starts to rain? (2x)
Don’t you pray a little harder just in case it’s any different today?
Different today

They say you don’t got a shadow when the sun don’t shine
No you don’t got a shadow when the sun don’t shine
You don’t got a shadow then you ain’t got a shadow like mine
A shadow like mine
Track Name: 40 Days
40 Days (Music by David Casey, Lyrics by David Casey/Kate Plummer)

Welcome to the sea, so at last we’re sure
We’ve come home to the edge of the world
While the sun disappears at the far side of day
Like a firework spark that has fallen to gray

40 days, so long
40 nights, so long, long, now it’s time to go

In a perfect world we would fall asleep
To the sound of waves rising from the deep
While the stars reappear to inspire the dark
To point out the way, nothing keeps us apart

40 days, so long
40 nights, so long, long, now it’s time to go

See the moon shyly staging her last curtain call
Taking a bow at the end of it all

40 days, so long
40 nights, so long, long, now it’s time to go
Track Name: Everything Falls Apart
Everything Falls Apart (David Casey)

Wake and dress, for the hour has come
Something permanent has begun
And every tear will find it’s worth, before it’s done

And everything falls apart
Despite what we say we are
Why do we long for something more than we can bear
Something more

Back to the start, where the particles collide
Where the burning comes to life
And the limbs intertwine, then come undone

And everything falls apart
Despite what we say we are
Why do we long for something more than we can bear
Something more

Ask yourself why the turning of the moon
Why the water in the womb
Or the sparrow holds her tune, into the sun

And everything falls apart
Despite what we say we are
Why do we long for something more than we can bear

And everything falls apart
Despite what we say we are
Why do we long for something more than we can bear
Something more