Proof Of Past Lives

by Old Arrows

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released February 27, 2015

PERFORMED BY:
Carin Beam- Keys, Vocals
Adrienne Robson- Bass
Dennis Prendergast- Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Scott Slomeana- Drums, Vocals
Chris Woodhead- Guitar, Vocals

ENGINEERED BY: Mike Bardzik at Noisy Little Critter
MASTERED BY: Scott Slomeana at The Laundry Room

DESIGN / LAYOUT: Chris Woodhead
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mark Likosky www.marklikosky.com
LOGO: Dan Gneiding www.grayhood.com

CONNECT: oldarrows@gmail.com
facebook.com/oldarrowsmusic
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Track Name: I Can't See In The Dark
I don’t know where the time has gone
I don’t know what happened to my luck
But the daylight fades, and I’m afraid
Cuz I can’t see in the dark

I’ve got nowhere I can go
I can’t say just where I’ve been
But what I want and what I’ve lost
Is written in the lines that cross my face

It’s a big chance to take
But I can’t see a better way
I’ve tried my best and come up short
Too many times before
It’s a big chance to take
But I can’t see a better way
I’ve tried my best and come up short

I don’t know where the time has gone
I don’t know what happened to my luck
But the daylight fades, and I’m afraid
Cuz I can’t see in the dark
Track Name: Big Oak Tree
Out on the lawn
Where the devil rains
The only rain that falls
And all along
The yellow chains are keeping out the laws

That you don’t follow
So you grow hollow
Don’t you wallow
Then you won’t grow into the big oak tree

In the place you should be for a thousand years
Giving shade that hides the rivers of tears
That fall from the soldiers onto their shoulders
Everybody’s got a bulleted heart
In a wall of stone the tallest home
But you’re taller still by far

And your leaves may land in the peaceful hand
Pray the breeze may grant your limbs
Some sweet reprieve
You’ve been kind to me

Out on the lawn
Where the devil rains the only rain that falls
And all along
The yellow chains are keeping out the laws
When the night falls down on this
Northern town
I will
Run to you to find me
Track Name: These Ghosts
These ghosts of our martyrs carry
Toast glasses to chartered lands freed
Ain’t no hold on this hitchhike heartbreak
So give it a go once again

I’ve seen the honey drip from the source
I’ve paid the money and ran the course
Turned my back on the steady horse
And opted for swollen skin

But now the stage is changing
The scenery’s giving way to the set
The bow is broken and blazing
But baby, don’t cry for me yet

Ain’t got no one left to talk to
My friends have demons and others walk through
Born and raised in Philadelphia
But learned to live life in hell

So give up now and lay down your roses
On the streets of a town that owes us
Nothing more than its breath of fire
That burns through the cracks of the bell

But now the stage is changing
The scenery’s giving way to the set
The bow is broken and blazing
But baby, don’t cry for me yet
Track Name: Every Good Thing
Every good thing I’ve done
Don’t exist anymore
In its place, oh, the hourglass
Keeps sifting out the time left

And the waitin’ is hard
And the road is so long
A white mare she walks me back
We’re pacing out the miles left

Of the few things I know
I’ve learned most through my faults
And with a hammer in my hand
To take care of the trials left
Track Name: Hammers
I rise early and my hands are sore
From working late the night before
Just trying to get ahead
There in the dark
My wife and daughter sleeping
I hardly even see them
Before it all begins again
Desperation don’t pay bills on time
Keep the lights on and the bedroom warm
It makes me wanna tear ‘em up now

Get back what used to be
Hammers of industry
Don’t wanna feel like I’m being cheated everyday
Get back what used to be
Hammers of industry
Can’t help but feel like I’m being cheated everyday

On what condition should we expect more
When starving or provided for?
At any moment this could end
Where is the spark
To refuel the fire thats waning
Restore how we relate and are willing to extend?

I’ve been tracing someone else’s lines
But I’m working on my own designs
I think I’m gonna draw ‘em up now

Get back what used to be
Hammers of industry
Don’t wanna feel like I’m being cheated everyday
Get back what used to be
Hammers of industry
Can’t help but feel like I’m being cheated everyday

I know nothing is easy
And it all takes time
If it was free it wouldn’t be worth keeping
But it keeps getting harder
And I see the great divide
Is getting wide and wide and wide and wider

Get back what used to be
Hammers of industry
Don’t wanna feel like I’m being cheated everyday
Get back what used to be
Hammers of industry
Can’t help but feel like I’m being cheated everyday

Track Name: It Ain't Hard
This fire is firing on the bosses that were hiring
All the security guards are just no use
The breeze that bellows through the open window sill is blowing
Coolly crumbling walls built around you

It ain’t hard, it’s just happening
It ain’t hard, it’s just happening

You run your motor through the country open roads
Where all the hills just seem to spread like blackbird wings
And all the ghosts and all their hosts are holding posters saying
Go go go go go you wild, wild thing

It ain’t hard, it’s just happening
It ain’t hard, it’s just happening

This is only the first of many a verse

I’m leaping largely but I’m keeping hidden hardly
Cuz the outside is a mirror for my in
And all the lush life
And all the colors bite
Bursting with the graciousness of this

It ain’t hard, it’s just happening
It ain’t hard, it’s just happening
Track Name: Useful
I am useless as a prophet
I am useless as a lamb
I am useless as the god fearing girl I am

I am useless as a chariot
I can’t carry no king
I am useless as the caged bird that sings

Make me useful

I am useless a lawyer
Laws of your land levy my lobes
I am useless as a love that don’t grow

I am useful as a lover
I will steal your night blind
I’m so useful with my hands, mouth and mind

Make me useful
Track Name: Past Lives
This cold’s just like a knife
That’s stuck between my ribs
It’s freezing up my lungs
With every breath I’m breathing in
Running out of road
Running out of time
Will I make it home
Or make it back alive?

These boots used to fit just right
But now the soles are wearing thin
And they’ve changed the way I walk
With every step I’m wavering
I recognize the roads
Don’t recognize the signs
I call you on the phone
No answer on the line

The voice that haunts me in the night
Calls my name out once again
I remember whose it was
Just can’t recall from where or when
Claiming proof of past lives
Retrace the sequence of events
I never had the strength alone
But you gave me confidence
Track Name: Wild Things
Leave me baby
I need you to go
I need to winter
I need to snow
I need to forage
To find my feast
Out here in the forest
With all the beasts

Where the wild things are walking their walk
And the wild things are talking their talk
Can we build in the mountain and move it around
And then move on now

I’ll be your valley
You’ll be my peak
Forever but now
We need your peace

Cuz the wild things are walking their walk
And the wild things are talking their talk
Can we build in the mountain and move it around
And then move on now
Track Name: Elk Skull Dust On My Floor Blues
Elk skull dust upon my floor
Elk skull dust upon my floor
Take it easy, rest your soul
Elk skull dust upon my floor

Hang that buckskin on the wall
Hang that buckskin on the wall
It will keep away the cold
Hang that buckskin on the wall

Tie those feathers in your hair
Tie those feathers in your hair
You will fly away from here
With those feathers in your hair

There are spirits on the road
There are spirits on the road
Can you hear them when they call?
There are spirits on the road

And they say whoa oh oh