Little Fox Little Bird

by David and Deidre Casey

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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
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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
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Ruby 05:34
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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40 Days 03:39
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
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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

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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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