LOVE OVER GOLD

Then We Were Flying

Then we were flying
Over the lights of that sleepless town
Oh and we weren’t looking down

From an old wooded dancehall
Into the streets and out in the dark
What was to come and all that’s come to pass

Then we were flying
Over the lights of that restless town
Oh and we weren’t looking down

Up in a stairwell
Moon streaming full through a balcony door
Oh for the court and spark that starts the fall

When we were flying
Over the lights of that reckless town
Oh and we weren’t looking down

Lucie Thorne & Pieta Brown 2013

In Between The Lines

Circling the ground, it’s such a long ways back
Out among the hills there’s a little shack
Down in the valley, the wind in the pines
There’s no way of staying in between the lines

Walking in the dark, I notice all the lights
Guess I had to do things wrong to get a few things right
Down in the valley, the wind in the pines
There’s no way of staying in between the lines

Hear the wind blowing, see the eagle fly
There’s no way of knowing how or when or why
Down in the valley, the wind in the pines
There’s no way of staying in between the lines

I lost track of all the hours, I can’t name this day
Still I keep on hoping I will find my way
Down in the valley, the wind in the pines
There’s no way of staying in between the lines

Pieta Brown 2013

Coming Up Crimson

It’s coming up crimson, coming up gold
Coming up bright, coming on cold
And the smoke is rising in drifts of white
From factory stacks at the edge of town in the shifting light

Riding out past these steep-pitched roofs
With my very blood pinging and brimming and swimming with the thought of
you
And of us driving between cities last night
Your pretty hands at the wheel, me curled up on the passenger side

It’s coming up crimson, coming up gold
Rushing up so wild and taking a hold
And it’s a blushing smile that I can’t hide
How’d you do that thing and light up all these lights

Past the window boxes, past the flowering vines
Out past the old red forest, out past the wind turbines
I can’t keep still when I’m feeling this way
I’m heading down to the Escobar Fjord at the break of the day

Lucie Thorne 2013

350 Parts Per Million

Listening not to know
Just to try to understand
Just to try

Felt just like a vision quest
Maybe it was just a test
Just a test

10, 000 years of Holocene
Disappearing just like snow
And every spring you still grow
On the earth among the butterflies
Up from the ground, the colors of the crow

Just outside of old Eau Claire
Through the tunnel, are you there?
Are you there?

Dreaming up tattoos in your head
While I slept deeply in your bed
In your bed

Towing 350 parts
Per million of carbon love
Can we safely hold?

10, 000 years of Holocene
Disappearing just like snow
And every spring you still grow
On the earth among the butterflies
Up from the ground, the colors of the crow
Sing the dirt, sing the fields,
Sing the forest while it’s here

Don’t stop dancing, take the time
To find the land and carry it
Carry it

Bow and arrow, water and stone
Carving through the velvet bone
In harmony

Here or there or everywhere
We fall to rise, this is in your eyes
And it comforts me

10, 000 years of Holocene
Disappearing just like snow
And every spring you still grow
On the earth among the butterflies
Up from the ground, the colors of the crow

Pieta Brown 2013

Little Bird, Gentle Bear

Up from the gate
Take the track all the way
To the clearing on the hill
Up where it’s quiet still

In the summer’s heat
With silks that you’d weave
Work the loom with its steady clack
Our love’s woven like that

Where we let the world slide
From this sweet mountain side
In this life that we share
Little bird, gentle bear

In the winter you’d forge
Hammered steel to a sword
The sweat and carbon black
Our love is strong like that

Drinking blackberry ’shine
Under cascading skies
Your hand at my back
Our love is sweet like that

Where we let the world fall
Here away from it all
I’ve been right here by your side
And darlin you’re still here by mine

Where we let the world slide
From this sweet mountain side
In this life that we share
Little bird, gentle bear

Lucie Thorne 2013

Causeway

I know it’s early,
But I’ve been awake, I’m gonna walk
Over that cresting hill past the house
Down where the road
Swings to the left
The light is changing up on the ridge
I’m gonna stand on that causeway
River in flood, song in my head

I’m not going back

Nothing to chase now
No-one to answer, no-one to tell
It’s only a question
That I’ve always had, I know it so well
The hours can hide me
Here with the shadows just coming around
I’m gonna stand on that causeway
River in flood, lost in the sound

I’m not going back

There are still stars out
Oh how the future burns with the past
I’m gonna stand on that causeway
Heart running wild as the river runs fast

I’m not going back

Lucie Thorne & Pieta Brown 2013

Driftless Now

Starlings out on a burning wind
Sweeping high above the Midewin
Little Bluestem under the weeds
What you find, what you need

Broken bike and an old truck tire
Rusted wheels, rusted wire
Mama’s picture hanging from a chain
What you lost, what remains

Sending messages straight down the line
Driftless now, will you ever be mine?

Once was tall grass down a dark hall
Water falls down a crying wall
Dust clustered in the corners like drifts of snow
What you had, what you know

Sending messages straight down the line
Driftless now, will you ever be mine?

Looking straight ahead, aiming high
Through the open air of a prairie sky
Memories swimming in the morning light
What you got wrong, what you got right

Sending messages straight down the line
Driftless now, will you ever be mine?

Pieta Brown & Lucie Thorne 2013

Seaside Blues

I’ve got you on my mind
I’ve got you on my mind
Been trying to fight it but you’re
Not the forgetting kind

Can’t make heads or tails
I can’t make heads or tails
Been trying to fight it but you’re
Caught up in my sails

Down to the river, out to the sea
That’s where you’ve been taking me

Nobody’s fault but mine
Nobody’s fault but mine
Been trying to fight it but I’m
Tangled in your line

Down to the river, out to the sea
That’s where you’ve been taking me

Pieta Brown 2013

Holding No One

Royal blue hat from the five and dime
Spilling gut whiskey into fancy wine
Branded by demons and a jagged line
Asking for favors and water and sun
Belonging nowhere, holding no one
Holding no one

Arms of forgiveness forgiven by way
Of giving up hope with nothing to say
Stumbling through streets, searching faces and rest
Dreaming in shadows, knees to the vest
Dancing in quiet and stillness, and blessed
Holding no one

One for the money, two for a show
Three for tomorrow lost in snow
Tracks telling stories, night’s almost blind
Another in another dark left behind
Taking chances of any kind
Holding no one

Pieta Brown & Lucie Thorne 2013

To The Sun

Came in on a spring wind like the oldest spell
Drawn like a flower to the sun
When you’re here with me
Oh babe I never felt so sweet
I’m gonna stay right here
You can show me how that spell got spun

We won’t need to go out, we don’t need no phone
There’s no one else I’d wanna tell
When you watch me coming down those stairs
Round brown shoulders and tangled hair
I’m gonna stay right here
You can show me all around the world

Lucie Thorne 2013