The Eyed Stage

by Dr. Fishy

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1.
Wicked River 06:01
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
2.
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
3.
Tumbleweed 04:27
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
4.
Flat Earth 04:09
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
5.
Water Wheel 04:25
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
6.
My Energy 05:00
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
7.
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
8.
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.
9.
Shit Creek 04:48
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
10.
The Calling 04:39
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
11.
Salmon Berry 04:36
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
12.
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

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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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