Winter EP 2016

by Cheshire Moon

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released March 9, 2016

Artwork by Sarah J Obomsawin
Produced by Donna Miller at The Record Mill In Ames

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Cheshire Moon Ames, Iowa

Cheshire Moon is a fanciful melding of trickster bird Lizzie Crowe and mad hatter Eric Coleman.

These two-time Pegasus Award recipients are part of the growing music genre known as MythPunk, bringing old gods and folk tales into modern day, and bringing faerie tale princesses into the light of dark magic.

They weave journeys of song and story, bringing their listeners along for the ride.
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Track Name: Winter's Night
May the snow fall gently upon your shoulders,
may the north wind rock you to sleep.
May the sun shine cold and bright upon the ground,
and may your seedlings gently keep.

For now is the time of the Holly King,
And all the longest night,
He keeps his vigil for the dawn
To bring back the sun kings light.

Chorus
Softly slumbers the mighty oak,
the ash and aspen too,
but in their dreams of ever green,
you'll find they dream of you....

The air is filled with falling stars
Slow and soft onto the ground
Dance the a dance of footprints
As life slumbers all around

Drink well the wine of winter
Let tales of old be sung
As Frau Hulda makes her bed
The longest night's begun

Chorus
Softly slumbers the mighty oak,
the ash and aspen too,
but in their dreams of ever green,
you'll find they dream of you...

Bridge
Hooves fall silent
As the horned one stalks the night
Leading home the wayward
Through the storms of silver white
Bring forth the light....

And as the candle's burning down
The dawn climbs to the sky
The Holly King lays down his crown
With a worn and gentle smile

He know his time will come again
For when the wind blown cold
And the world falls asleep once more
In winter's bitter hold

Chorus
Softly slumbers the mighty oak,
the ash and aspen too,
but in their dreams of ever green,
you'll find they dream of you....
Track Name: 11 to 12
You're not the girl you used to be
There's so much you wish to see
But the one thing you cannot see
Is me...

I'm not the man you knew
But somehow I still know you
And in the end, you can't deny
you know me, too

Chorus:
We grow, we change
But the people that we were are still there
We grow we change
But the people that we will be are waiting

Months and seasons, sun and rain
Snow falls down on the old and past
Another face, another laugh, another smile
What you leave behind is what will last

Nothing’s quite the same
One day I’ll find what I need
But I know that down that road
I won’t forget when he was me

Chorus
We grow, we change
But the people that we were are still there
We grow we change
But the people that we will be are waiting

Bridge:
I'll never be the one to walk away
I'll make a difference if there's one to make
And if there's not, I'll do a lot
to make you see that maybe everything will be ok

Time is our greatest teacher but it can change
So I try not to put much stock certain things
Like destiny Or prophecy,
I'm still every man I've ever been

Chorus
We grow, we change
But the people that we were are still there
We grow we change
But the people that we will be are waiting
Track Name: Child of the Library
Chorus:
I’m a Child of the Lib’ry, it made me who I am,
It taught me about freedom and the fellowship of Man
A sea of story waits for you inside the lib’ry door,
Don’t say we can’t afford it any more

The Lib’ry’s where I made some friends I’ve known my whole life through
The Walkers and the Blacketts and the Pevensies so true
Simp the canine cannonball, Galadriel the fair.
The daughter of a pirate king and Paddington the Bear

Chorus:
I’m a Child of the Lib’ry, it made me who I am,
It taught me about freedom and the fellowship of Man
A sea of story waits for you inside the lib’ry door,
Don’t say we can’t afford it any more

I’ve travelled South with Shackleton and all his gallant crew
And thorough the African interior that Mary Kingsley knew
I rode the trackless prairie where bison used to roam
I’ve flown around the universe, not half an hour from home.

Chorus:
I’m a Child of the Lib’ry, it made me who I am,
It taught me about freedom and the fellowship of Man
A sea of story waits for you inside the lib’ry door,
Don’t say we can’t afford it any more

And as I grew the Lib’ry fed my curiosity,
All there for the asking, and all of it for free.
It’s there I found the stories I couldn’t find at home
It’s where I learned I was myself and not my father’s clone.

Chorus:
I’m a Child of the Lib’ry, it made me who I am,
It taught me about freedom and the fellowship of Man
A sea of story waits for you inside the lib’ry door,
Don’t say we can’t afford it any more

So make friends with your library, don’t let it fade away.
Teach your kids the lib’ry’s where you go on Saturday.
Don’t let the bastards tell you they will cost too much to save
While they’re shoveling your taxes down the hole the bankers made

Alt. Chorus:
So make a stand for the lib’ry. Stand up while you can
Stand up for your freedom. Stand for your fellow man.
Ignorance is never bliss, don’t close the lib’ry door.
For the lib’ry lost is lost forever more.

Chorus:
I’m a Child of the Lib’ry, it made me who I am,
It taught me about freedom and the fellowship of Man
A sea of story waits for you inside the lib’ry door,
Don’t say we can’t afford it any more
For the lib’ry lost is lost forever more Dm G C
Track Name: Denali
Welcome back, Old One
Never forgotten, your name is known
We give back our sacred oath
To keep you, and you have kept us (all along)

Chorus:
Denali, you watched us grow
To challenge the moon and the stars
Denali, you will be here
When all of our names are forgotten
Through the trees
Calling me
Denali
We don’t conquer you

Centuries, you’ve watched by and by
Feeling us climb as we reach for the sky
Keep our dreams and the forest alive
No hand of man can tame you

Chorus:
Denali, you watched us grow
To challenge the moon and the stars
Denali, you will be here
When all of our names are forgotten
Through the trees
Calling me
Denali
We don’t conquer you
Track Name: She Moved Through the Faire, remix
My young love said to me, my mother won´t mind
And my father won´t slight you for your lack of kine,
And she stepped away from me and this she did say,
It will not be long love ´til our wedding day.

She stepped away from me and she moved through the fair,
And fondly I watched her move here and move there,
Then she went her way homeward with one star awake,
As the swan in the evening moves over the lake.

The people were saying no two were e´er wed,
But one has a sorrow that never was said,
And I smiled as she passed with her goods and her gear,
And that was the last that I saw of my dear.

I dreamt it last night that my young love came in,
So softly she entered her feet made no din,
She came close beside me and this she did say,
It will not be long love ´til our wedding day.