Planted

by Alexa Wiley

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1.
04:46
I’m Diggin up my love And I plant it in your yard I’m digging up my love And I plant it in your heart… When I cannot speak You will know me by the flowers When I cannot see You will know me by the flowers you will know me know me by the flowers my love is coming and I’m planting it down… There’s no catching us We are falling There’s no catchin us we are falling… Come near come near Won’t you fall Come here come here Won’t you fall… you will know me know me by the flowers my love is coming and I’m planting it down… There’s no catching us We are falling There’s no catchin us we are falling…down When I start to grow you will know oh oh When I start to grow When I start to grow you will know oh When I start to grow you will know oh oh When I start to grow When I start to grow you will know oh When I start to grow When I start to grow you will know oh In your heart
2.
I work a daily double I live two lives or more today it leaves me wondering I always lose my way day so brisk so innovative, yet so deeply strained night life an explosion - a work force Out to mitigate the pain Bartender serves the dancer. Actor sings all the songs. Waitress serves the disparate couples who wonder where they went wrong Artists all at the bar getting a stiff drink Lawyers high round tables working not to think Stop get your bearings be still and feel the heat Slow down enough inside unfold and honor grief……(bar of 6) Ohh Bring us the poet, unpack the light Dream us awake See the world we’re making bring her perfect mess uncork the laughter Hold on to nothing, tightrope walker…. Grateful that the drones are not dropping bombs overhead…yet Thankful I could walk 5 miles on my 2 strong legs Grateful for the red tail hawk and crickets that crowd these hills. Love how the elk listen listen, with every step. Stop get your bearings be still feel the heat Slow down enough inside unfold and honor grief. Ohh Bring us the poet, unpack the light Dream us wake Relieve us from our plight bring her perfect mess uncork the laughter Hold on to nothing, tightrope walker…. On spinning thread on a spinning thread... Bring us the poet, unpack the light Dream us wake See the world we’re making bring her perfect mess uncork the laughter Hold on to nothing, tightrope walker….
3.
03:14
Sometimes I look around and I don’t’ know what to say People can’t afford to pay attention today They say leave me alone I got bills to pay Just want to have some fun before my head turns grey Whenever I’m Walking down the street Each passing stranger aint afraid to greet People are struggling and feeling the heat Got to find a shady tree and get off my feet Everything is gonna be alright Even though everybodys uptight We may never get it right We ain’t given up the fight We may never get it right…. Maybe we can fix it if anyone still cares Bad stomrs comin and nobody’s prepared Sometimes I just want to clear the air Speak whats on my mind if I dare Everybody’s working hard and their feeling the pain Never getting ahead never seemin to gail Worry bout the dollars gonna drive me insane Maybe head for the hills leave behind me this strain We may never get it right. We may never get it right child, we may never get it right! We may never get it right…..we may never get it right.
4.
04:45
You’re as free as the rush hour traffic Stuck away from where you wanna be… We move so fast through the moment Now all we’ve got here is this time… Make the best of a bad situation, some medication will help you to unwind *You’re just tryin, to enjoy the ride… Stopping off along the freeway There’s a man there, standing - with a sign His face tells a story of sadness and frustration Looks like he’s had a real hard time *And I wonder…what is "kind"? Is it worth the trip? If we lay our burdens down We could be so good, Right now Verse: You’re as free as the rush hour traffic Stuck away from wild or free Go ahead and stare out the window At the beer bottles bags and the trees If we pull over to the river, let’s remember to leave no trace behind *learn how to spend every dime Is it worth the trip? If we lay our burdens down We could be so good. Right now Your’re as free…. You’re as free…
5.
6.
04:49
I drive on two beers but not on two champagne Just like I’ll ride with you in the sun, And I walk alone all night on the rain I don’t’ want to get too high I steer when down low Maybe baby I’ll remember, where it was I was gonna go I was gonna go… Oh I know - I want to get grounded down alright, alright here in Stumptown you know I Want you to find me, don’t you go away don’t you go… Ain’t no good choices Just the ones I made And I’ll stumble ahead the way to my grave I don’t’ want to get too high I steer when down low Maybe baby I’ll remember, where it was I was gonna go I wanna be grounded down I wanna be alright, alright in stumptown I want you to find me don’t you go away don’t you go…
7.
I drive six hours to see what it could do It’s just a mood - it’ll change like scenery. Leaves me out here with the moon alone How I wanted to be eeeee Cause I need to be wild An I need to feel the wind against, my skin I perceive…so much better, When she’s all up singing around me Red headed birds, the rushing cold See how my struggle – it just unfolds Cause I need, to be wild And I need to feel the wind We need to be wild And we need to feel the wind against our skin 1964 we made a pact we wrote the Wilderness Act we said lets’ leave some beauty intact let’s leave some land alone… leave some land alone Those of us who love to be out on the land, (or the waves) We are here and soon to be gone, we can agree right? no place like this one… We love to be wild We love to feel the wind We love to feel wild And we to feel the wind against her skin I drive six hours to see what it could do It’s just a mood..
8.
05:06
There’s rain baby that ain’t news - cause it’s just me and me. It’s just me and me I think I’ll climb a tree oh, and I won’t come down for nobody it gives me hope, oh for, wild pieces in my soul that’s all I want- life of their own…you know they are singing… Hold on to the river when we cross that bridge It’ll carry us through these moments Dooo Doo Doo Doo Doo Do ohh Dooo Doo Doo Doo Doo Do I can see the grass growing how it wants to grow And it gives me hope, oh for those wild pieces in my soul, that’s all I want- life of their own, You know they are singin.. Hold on to the river when we cross that bridge It’ll carry us through these moments……. Hold on to the river when we cross that bridge It’ll carry us through these moments Hold on to the river when we cross that bridge It’ll carry us through these moments……. Hold on to the river when we cross that bridge It’ll carry us through these moments Tell me bout that new girl youre seeing Tell me bout that new book you’re readin Tell me bout what’s growin in your yard Tell me something that is gonna be news to me News to me, news to me
9.
my guitar is a forest, an old woman on a farm Songs are living breathing sound I am the one who comes and goes I may or may not, arrive…………. I am an unreliable woman I am a miner of words beyond i lean on my shovel and wait for jewels to be exposed how will I walk with songs buried all around? And the landscape is alive…. I am the one who comes then goes I may or may not, arrive…………. I am the unreliable woman I go back for my shirt, I get lost in the kitchen I feel like a short story and I just need to be written the path is stretching through time and I know that i will not survive… I am the one who comes and goes I may or may not, arrive…………. I am unreliable, yes I am I am undeniable – woman….
10.
03:16
Wherever you go in life You make the nicest kitchen People pull up the chairs look they really want to listen Lots of good food to eat, greens and potatoes We are friends and family These are the best of times singing A Kitchen rag They gotta place to sleep for ya darlin They only ask that you don’t pay a dime they may ask you to whistle a tune on your fiddle while your traveling through time on your kitchen rag Lots of good food to eat Corn bread and chicken Glass of wine and this old chair is just what I’ve been needin and a a kitchen rag.. You ain’t just full of jag You got the doo whop diddly dop Your like the first ford motor never released you’re the real thing babay that we’ve never seen…. kitchen rag..

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Songs:

Diggin (Wiley/Dearborn) 4:46
Tightrope Walker (Wiley/Dearborn/Malmquist) 4:00
Get It Right (Dearborn/Wiley) 3:14
Rush Hour (Wiley/Dearborn/Haley) 4:45
Mistaking The Giver (Wiley) 5:23
Drive Down (Wiley/Dearborn) 4:49
Wilderness Song (Wiley) 3:44
Moments (Wiley/Dearborn) 5:06
Unreliable (Wiley) 4:10
Kitchen Rag (Wiley/Dearborn) 3:16

credits

released June 4, 2018

Band Members:

Alexa Wiley: Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Lead Vocals
Steve Dearborn: Mandolins, Guitars, Flute, Zither, Banjo, Harmonica, Piano, Organ, Percussion, and Backup Vocals
Bret Malmquist: Lead Guitars, Dobro, Backup Vocals
Dale Turnbull: Bass
Sean Oldham: Drums
Special Guest: Rachel Rice, Backup Vocals on “Mistaking The Giver”

Produced by Gregg Williams
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves, Telegraph Mastering
Executive Producers: Alexa Wiley and John Farnum
Artwork and Design: Susan Garfield

Label: Red Newt Records

Special Thanks to all of our supporters near and far, especially Dean and Kim, Marlene and Thomas, Bill and Phyllis, and all of our coastal pals.

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Alexa Wiley's music ensemble creates a superb sonic lyricism described as wild metaphorical music that rocks.

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