Witness

by The Falderals

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released May 30, 2014

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The Falderals Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hailed as a “true taste of American folk music” by The Superior Telegram, The Falderals are a hidden gem in the Twin Cities. Combining lyrical songwriting with powerful harmonies, they are a must-see act for their unique fusion of folk and pop. Andrew and Rebecca Andestic are occasionally joined by friends, including Jim McGuinn on dobro and lap steel and Deke McCallum on uke and guitar. ... more

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Track Name: Where Do You Go at Night?
Bright lights, the city calls, tearing your eyes from my sight
Another fight, don’t make me stay home, pulling my heart like a kite,

The knife and rose, I was wounded once, now a scar like a flower grows
A microphone, you whisper so loud but I won’t be loved like a stone

Where do you go at night, where do you go at night, I don’t see there, in the place next to mine
City explodes, the stars ablaze though the rocks like me wait below
Don’t’ you know, once this river’s ablaze, the whole damn things gonna blow

Where do you go at night, where do you go at night, I don’t see there, in the place next to mine

Be Free, Be Free, Be Free…once this river’s ablaze, the whole damn things gonna blow

Where do you go at night, where do you go at night, I don’t see there, in the place next to mine
Track Name: Witness
I’ll be the lover too blind to discover the stone
You’re holding it heavy always ready to be thrown
I’m going home a place I’ve never known

I’ll be the witness to the distance you’ve flown
Love is like weather sometimes it’s better alone
I’m going home a place I’ve never known

I’ll be the stranger who kisses your hand from its throne
Peeling the layers with tears that tear to the bone
I’m going home a place I’ve never known
Track Name: Oh My Heart
By the time that you hear this song I’ll be on a train I will be gone
You’ll be all alone by some telephone but I won’t call my fingers have gone numb

Oh my heart, strange thing, runs faster when breaking
Oh my heart, strange thing, beats faster when breaking

By the time that you realize what you’ve done I’ll be on a plane I will be gone
You’ll be all alone, you with your regret, I’ll be in the air over your head

Oh my heart, runs fast, falls apart
Oh my heart, beats fast, falls apart

By the time my heart slows down I’ll be on my knees in some new town
You’ll be all alone with your same sad self, I’ll be somewhere new I will be fresh
Track Name: The Bar
The Bar looks like a jail, the girl looks like a warden
The world’s a black hole at 2 in the morning,

Oh no, It’s friendly tonight, Oh no, the only mortals alive
Save a wife, in some other town, the one with the brown eyes, the one you let down

The Bar looks like a jail, the girl looks like a warden
The bottle is a way to keep from exploding,

Oh no, It’s friendly tonight, Oh no, the only mortals alive
Save a child, now almost grown, the one with the stoney eyes, that you’ve hardly known
I’m gonna write, I’m gonna call, maybe this coming spring, or maybe next fall
I’m gonna change, I’m gonna grow, gonna leave all this behind, hop a train and just go

The Bar looks like a jail, the girl looks like a warden
The world’s a black hole at 2 in the morning, Oh no
Track Name: There's a Shadow
There’s a shadow to your right, when you sleep at night
There’s a memory in your eyes when you smile
There’s a rib in your side that once was mine
Haven’t seen that part for a while

I won’t move, I won’t breathe, please, please, please, come look for me

Build your towers tall and make your funeral
We dig our holes so deep that we drown
There’s no escape from earth, from pants and shoes and work
Only tiny places to get lost

I won’t move, I won’t breathe, please, please, please, come look for me

In the fall when the leaves spring from their trees
In the winter in the flakes of the snow
In the spring, in the meadow, in the flowers in their petals
In the summer’s long broad fields of gold

I won’t move, I won’t breathe, please, please, please, come look for me
Track Name: Don't Go Slow
His eyes are red, his cough is full, of bars and years that go too slow.
Her nails are sharp and quick to pull out each heart that goes too slow.

Don’t say goodbye, don’t say hello, just promise me, you won’t go slow

He made her life impossible; she used a knife that goes too slow.
The scars still there from ear to nose reminding them it goes too slow.

Don’t say goodbye, don’t say hello, just promise me, you won’t go slow.
Cause heaven's hard and hell is full, and inbetween, it goes too slow.

Their prays now tears like rivers flow through the years that go too slow.
Track Name: Only Stars
Couple hundred years ago man filled a box with coal made the first engine go
Things happened fast from there from cars to planes in the air chasing us everywhere oh oh

I don’t know what’s wrong or right, I’m just laying by your side tonight
Dreaming of a time when the light was only stars, only stars

We left the land for the store, left the battle for the war, built a world of towers oh oh
And we’re living longer way up high, but still so fast the years go by, chasing the wind oh oh

I don’t know what’s wrong or right, I’m just laying by your side tonight
Dreaming of a time when the light was only stars, only stars

So many years and so much change but still one thing stays the same, it’s the only true thing that I know
that’s the feeling in your arms, the blinding light, the thunderstorms, just like centuries ago
Track Name: Found Religion
Found my lover on the banks of a river I fell in
Married her in church now she’s growing from the dirt of my skin

You can pray or you can play, you can grow or decay, either way it’s the same, I’ll remain in the gray by the banks of the river in the dirt with my lover I call home

Found my religion based on indecision not on bones
Found salvation in the tired faces of old homes
You can pray or you can play, you can grow or decay, either way it’s the same, I’ll remain in the gray by the banks of the river in the dirt with my lover I call home

Found my passion in the wet eyelashes of a child
I mean the screaming for desert and laughing till it hurts kind of wild
You can pray or you can play, you can grow or decay, either way it’s the same, I’ll remain in the gray by the banks of the river in the dirt with my lover I call home
Track Name: Leave Milwaukee Early
Leave Milwaukee early, through Chicago, you can drive while I find change tolls
We’ll camp somewhere near a trucker’s hole, Then it’s New York, Boston, Baltimore

Chorus:
I don’t mind, let the trains go by, You and I, we can take our time, There’s places I long to be
But the best part’s the road with miles to go, you and me

From DC now to St. Louis arches, Within a week, we’ll be in Texas
Get lost sometime in New Mexico, drink too much, I wear women’s clothes

Finally leave for Vegas, then California sun, San Francisco Bay, see the Funks
From there straight up to the great Northeast, Portland Seattle, then to Boise

CHORUS

Maybe years from now, we’ll have a house, maybe three kids, we’ll be settled down
That’s a different journey on a different road, different kind miles, a long way to go

Leave Milwaukee early…
Track Name: We Know Things
We know things we’re never told, We love things we can never hold

Minute by minute, you’re crazy you’re in it,
you think it’s all strangeness where to begin it
When the wind stops blowing, the sounds erased is
In the space where knowing has all been wasted and
Wrapped around the quiet we’ve all chased It

Mile by mile, climbing the pile, the crumbling relics, years of denial
When the wind stops blowing, the sounds erased is
In the space where knowing has all been wasted and
Wrapped around the quiet we’ve all chased It

You no longer know, the things that you were told, your love’s the strongest hold, begins in your hands, begins in your hands.

Breath by breath we take what’s left
of the only thing were perfect with
When the wind stops blowing, the sounds erased is
In the space where knowing has all been wasted and
Wrapped around the quiet we’ve all chased It