Carta Marina

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released October 1, 2009

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Track Name: Heavy Magic is Coming
heavy magic is coming

come on sisters, let’s find it

riding on the edge of something

between sleep and blindness



you know a wave is coming and it’s coming to you

you know a change is coming and it’s coming to you



there’s a bear in the yard and it is circling

it knows what it wants and it knows it wants in

it’s got diamond eyes and a shark’s grin

it goes round & around, it keeps circling…



you know a wave is coming and it’s coming to you

you know a change is coming and it’s coming to you



in my dreams, we go higher!

than everything

in my dreams, we go higher!

than everything



you know a wave is coming and it’s coming to you

you know a change is coming and it’s coming for you
Track Name: Johnny
johnny johnny johnny johnny

got you under my skin and it won’t let go

crawled off into the sea

where it could swim as far as you can row



so don’t misunderstand me, I don’t want you to go

so don’t misunderstand me, I’ll never let you go



it’s been a long time and I dearly hope so

it’s been a long time and you know I’d love to!



shake it off! let it go!
Track Name: Sunken Mountains
sunken mountains have the best view

you can see the deepest blue

mapped the waves and currents it’s true

can’t map the depths of me and you



have you seen them? sunken mountains

have you been down? down two thousand

have seen them? sunken mountains

have you been down? down two thousand, oh!





the peaks are falling

the depths are rising

there’s white caps on the

on the horizon, oh!
Track Name: Island of Forgetfulness
no one was as many girls as she

buried her bloody clothes by the sea

we were on the island of forgetfulness

we were on the island of forgetfulness



she didn’t sleep exactly, didn’t really dream

afraid the tide would bring them back to the beach

but we were on the island of forgetfulness

we were on the island of forgetfulness



the fog hasn’t lifted, the guilt runs deep

she woke up on the same day she fell asleep

but weren’t we on the island of forgetfulness?

weren’t we on the island of forgetfulness?
Track Name: Skeleton Crew
you leave, I go grey gardens

when I’m home alone I lose my grip

cut the telephone wire, set the apartment on fire

lose my rings and my keys and wake up tired



so don’t you lose the road!

don’t you forget your home! (you know)



he says, “I wish I was another man”

she says, “I hate this feeling”

they stand outside of the bedroom

and inside they’re gently reeling



so don’t you lose the road!

don’t forget your home! (you know)



boot strap, you look back, you got me reeling!

boot strap, you look back, you got me reeling!



I see my face and

I see the shadows

the lines are cruel

young lady grows old

I hold my head in

both my hands and

it’s gotten so heavy

I’ve gotten so slow



yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah



you know I’ll be there baby

hope you get home soon

you know I’ll be the right one

I’ll be the best for you!



boot strap, you look back, you got me reeling!

boot strap, you look back, you got me reeling, oh!
Track Name: Sturgeon
two ton sturgeon, daylight virgin

he’s a, he’s a monster fish, he’s a monster!

lidless eyes and his restless mind

he’s my monster fish



don’t go ashore my darling

what would you be looking for

lose your voice and be forgotten

be a lady fish no more



oh lady, old lady, our lady lore



STURGEON!

FISH!

MERMAIDS!

QUICK!



two ton sturgeon, daylight virgin, he’s a

he’s a monster fish, he’s a, he’s a monster fish, his

two ton sturgeon, daylight virgin

lidless eyes and his restless mind he’s my

two ton sturgeon, daylight virgin

my, my, my, my, my, my monster fish

two ton sturgeon, daylight virgin



oh lady, old lady, our lady lore
Track Name: Play the Dishes / Wash the Guitar
play the dishes / wash the guitar



every morning I – go to bed late

and when I get there I – can never wait!

for my turn at the – pearly gates

for my time now – am I late?



play the dishes / wash the guitar



I call shotgun – I cry rape

I’m getting married my – period’s late!

lost my car keys – lost my cool

laugh ‘til you cry I got – nothing new!



play the dishes / wash the guitar



breakfast! eggs! a lady’s legs!

one foot in my mouth, one foot in the grave!



every morning I go to bed late

and when I get there I can never wait

for my turn at the pearly gates

for my time now am I late

play the dishes / wash the guitar



breakfast! eggs! a lady’s legs!

one foot in my mouth, one foot in the grave!



play the dishes / wash the guitar
Track Name: Gretta at a Window
they’ve been telling us something

that I can’t recall

it sounds like a love song

then I take the fall



the window rattles behind me

I walk toward its call

the snow won’t stop from falling

the coldest blanket of all, a-HA



don’t you wish you’d go home

oh they come and they go

Gretta at a window

oh, and then she goes home



rehearse the events that have passed

as though preparing for a play

my fingers warm against the glass

the night has taken over DAY



don’t you wish you’d go home

oh they come and they go

Gretta at a window

oh, and then she goes home



you know you never go home

unless you’re somebody else



the window rattles behind me

I walk toward its call

the snow won’t stop from falling

the coldest blanket of all

rehearse the events that have passed

as though preparing for a play

my fingers warm against the glass

the night has taken over DAY



don’t you wish you’d go home

oh they come and they go

Gretta at a window

oh, and then she goes home



la-la-la-la
Track Name: The Bright Girls of Summer
the bright girls of summer

love like they’ll live forever

run from the pool down to the river

fresh, bright and together!



here they are, with arms wide open

we call their names, and watch over them



the bright girls of summer

like horses, like whips of leather

they gallop toward each other

a beast as light as feathers



here they are, with arms wide open

we call their names, and watch over them



if that’s all there is, wouldn’t you say so?



we would be nothing without them

gladly! gladly!

we would be nothing without them

a pleasure! a joy! a pleasure! a joy!

if that’s all there is, wouldn’t you say so?