The Eyed Stage

by Dr. Fishy

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released November 12, 2016

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Dr. Fishy Terrace, British Columbia

Dr. Fishy has been playing original folk music for over 16 years. They have grown from the singer-songwriter duo of James Powell and Greg Linton into a 5 piece multi-instrumental band exploring bluegrass, folk-rock, and many other styles in between.

In the true pioneer spirit of Northwestern BC we have labelled this music Spruce-roots.
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Track Name: Wicked River
Drawn to the river drawn to the well

Flowing like a black silk gown dark as the night
Flickering diamonds stolen moonlight
Lovers dance cheek to cheek caught far a spell
By the flow of the river by the depth of the well

Take me to the shore wash my skin
wash away the darkness let me in
Take away my thirst no drink can quell

Drawn to the River drawn to the well

She's a ghost that haunts the corner of my eye
With echoes and shadows, whispers and tricks of the light
In the soggy bottom of my soul where hope did dwell
The buckets cracked where the seams once swelled

The path is marked true and clear
with red tipped devils club and spears
Dipped in blood so to dispel

Drawn to the river drawn to the well
Track Name: So Much More ( Brandon's Song)
Outside the snow is falling like tears
Quiet and comforting
Covering up, covering up the pain
And injustice at my door

Soft white blanket to keep me warm
Quiet and comforting
Cover it up, cover it up again
I don't want to see anymore

Beneath is constantly shifting
Beneath is gritty to the core
Beneath is life on the edge of
Beneath could be so much more

I've got to weather out this storm
Quiet the might have beens
Cover them up, cover them up again
Keep them from creeping through my door

This house has timbers cracked and worn
Built on might have beens
Cover them up, cover them up again
They just can't hold up any more

Beneath is constantly shifting
Beneath is gritty to the core
Beneath is life on the edge of
Beneath could be so much more
Track Name: Tumbleweed
Dark night in December
Rolling out of fountain hills
They haven't changed much since I was kid
Still gives me the chills

There's no place on earth quite like this
In the darkness I tend to forget
But when the at moon rises over the mountains I'll see
Just how close home really is

Rolling in
Rolling out

This place where I was once growing
Now I'm tumbling through
Can't set my roots where I sprouted from
I keep rolling to somewhere brand new

A jewel on the banks of the Fraser
Sparkles in the cold winter air
There's a warm mug of friendship
Just across the doorstep
And I'm almost there

Just a few more turns down this highway
Curving away from the light
To where a lone tumbleweed crosses my path
Welcomes me home for the night

Rolling in
Rolling out

This place where I was once growing
Now I'm tumbling through
Can't set my roots where I sprouted from
I keep rolling to somewhere brand new

Now I find my self tempted
By a warm familiar smile
To take off my shoes feel the earth in my toes
And sit back for a while

But this cold desert wind it keeps blowing
I feel my roots pulling free
The road it has changed me
I gotta keep rolling
just another lone tumbleweed.

Rolling in
Rolling out

This place where I was once growing
Now I'm tumbling through
Can't set my roots where I sprouted from
I keep rolling to somewhere brand new
Track Name: Flat Earth
I wish the world was flat again
And small enough to leave
I could walk right off the edge
Into the things
The things i don't believe

Can you hear me now
Can you hear me sing
Can you see it coming
Cause' it's happening
It's all going down
We're following it down

Wish I could swim upstream
To die where I was born
Leave my body as a blanket
To keep my children warm

But I'm caught up in the flow
Just like everybody else is
We crawled out of the ocean
Our fins became our hands
Our hands became our fists

Can you hear me now
Can you hear me sing
Can you see it coming
Cause' it's happening
It's all going down
We're following it down
Track Name: Water Wheel
I'll take the car you take the ferris wheel
I'll drive the highway you can roll across the farmers fields
I'll keep my eye on the road and you enjoy the view

I'll be the mountain you be the falling snow
I'll be the reservoir you can make the rivers flow
I'll make it real and you you'll make it beautiful

(Chorus)
Feet on the ground hands in the air
I'll be the cannon ball you can be the feather
I'll keep us safe you keep us warm
Singing our way through the storm
Feet in our boot hands in our gloves
Hearts in our coats warm with love
I'll be the pages you be the words
I will be bound up so that you can be heard

I'll be the water wheel you be the millstream
Flow out to sea cycle back and rain on me
I'll pass the power to the stone and you can turn me round

I'll be the frame you be the work of art
Just let me know where you end and start
You'll make em cry and I, I will hold you up
Track Name: My Energy
Where does light go
when you turn out the light
Does it bounce off the walls
Staying up half the night
Is it subtle and swift
Penetrating my skin
Keeping me warm
but haunted within

You are my energy
You are my energy

Where does sound go
When you no longer speak
Foot on the back stair
With a clandestine creak
The click of the door
As it empties the space
Does it leak out the cracks
Without a trace

You are my energy
You are my energy

Where does love go
when you no longer care
Just a second a go
Could have sworn it was there
Where once was a flame
Now not even a spark
As I gaze through the void
Of this hole in my heart

You are my energy
Track Name: Down In The Ground
Down in the ground
Down in the cold cold ground
Way down in that cold cold ground
Down in the ground
Down in the cold cold ground
That's where my love lies now

Come the spring
Pretty flowers bloom
Sweet spring sun shines down
Come the spring
A little part of you
Comes up out of that cold cold ground

Down in the ground
Down in the cold cold ground
Way down in that cold cold ground
Down in the ground
Down in the cold cold ground
That's where my love lies now
Track Name: Red Pine Blues
Lonely old pine tree in a parking lot
of a strip mall stores are all boarded up
A fifty zone on the side of highway 16 west
I stopped for a rest what did I see
as the sunset silhouettes a single tree
Twilight in another northwest town

Red pine blues fill an empty parking lot
Red pine blues the storefronts are boarded up
There's a red carpet rolling down highway 16
It's bringing the future and taking the trees

Spray painted signpost caught my eye
Said - logging machinery a real good buy
Brand shiny and new no offer refused
But the big trucks are gone, sold at auction
Had for just 10 cents on the dollar
Some company bought em and rolled on down the road

Lonely old man stood straight and tall
Weathered standing dead lodge pole
crooked arm sticking out crooked thumb pointing west
Said jobs and kids are gone, trees are dying
I swear I even hear this highway crying
I'm gonna ride this read carpet out to the sea.
Track Name: Shit Creek
There was a little bit left I could almost grab it
A piece sticking out I almost had it
But it slipped away I've lost my paddle now

I don't know where the whole world goes
I could swear it was right here under my toes
But it's gone away and I don't even know where to look for it

(Chorus) Ain't it hard when you see it clear
There really isn't anybody else standing here
Ain't it hard when you come to know
You're never more than one small step away from all alone

We lose sight and we get greedy
We stand and watch history repeating
It's the same old cliff and the blind are leading once again

The deck is stacked and the dice are weighted
And the payoff is highly over-rated
And the stakes are too high and irreplaceable

Chorus

The people that I love they don't give up
They fight so hard for their empty cup
Even when it's obvious nobody's really listening

While the people we fight go right on prospering
Never worried about what's ruined or lost
It's a complicated world and it just keeps proppin' em up again
Track Name: The Calling
I hear the cold wind blowing
Takes it down to minus ten
I hear the snowflakes brushing across my window
Crazy ice dance storming through my mind

I hear the crunch of snow under my feet
Swear it's talking back to me
The crack of ice that was the puddle
Punctuates the lecture I receive

It's something whole it's something precious
It's like the music I perceive
And if it's gone it's unexpected
Beyond capacity to believe

I hear you're coming home this season
I hear the winter crisp call of your name
I feel the warmth of my anticipation
I hear the Trumpeter swans calling from the lake again

I hear them calling
Can't you hear them calling
Track Name: Salmon Berry
She's calling me
She's calling me home
She's calling me
She's calling me home again
Salmon Berry

Think I'll go this time
She'll be waiting on the river side
She'll be orange she'll be red
And I'll fall in love again
Salmon Berry

I've got a lot to do
I've got no time to spare
Still I'm on my way
Cause nothings better than her
Salmon Berry
Track Name: Hook Line and Sinker
There's a place on the banks of the Skeena
Where I love to spend my day
Amongst the driftwood piles
where the sand is soft and grey
And I set my rod
and I sink into my reverie
The snap of the line brings me back into reality

Hook line and sinker
I'm caught up in this dream
I'm alive, awake and I breathe
Knee deep in water
I don't ever want to leave
It might end tomorrow
We could all move along
Until then I am standing firm
Against this current flowing strong
Empty hands, broken heart, open arms

Some called you a fishing widow
Me an optimistic fool
That someday I might change
And give up on these tools
But I cast out lines and reel them in
Then I cast them out again
Get snagged on a life that never should have been

One of these days
I'm gonna land that big one
And everyone will gather round and sing along
Until then I'm gonna soak my soul
Feel the tug of the line as I surrender to the flow

Hook line and sinker
I'm caught up in this dream
I'm alive, awake and I breathe
Knee deep in water
I don't ever want to leave
It might end tomorrow
We could all move along
Until then I am standing firm
against this current flowing strong
Empty hands, broken heart, open arms