Take Care

by daniel dixon

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released 01 August 2011

all songs written by daniel dixon
recorded in portland, oregon, june 2011

mark robertson played cello and upright bass
catherine feeny and sebastian rogers sang harmonies
andrew stonestreet sang harmonies and played piano
daniel dixon played guitar, piano, drums, banjo, accordion, and sang

produced by sebastian rogers and daniel dixon
recorded and mixed by sebastian rogers and ian watts
artwork by parker fitzgerald

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Track Name: Long Way Round
you know me well, you know your way around
my defenses, where to take a cheap shot

you're my medicine, and you're my illness
i'm pouring in, it keeps on spilling out

there is a comfort, thinking all is lost
there won't be a savior coming for us
but i won't swallow it

there's no real fight, there can be no winner
what i call mine, i loosen my grip on it

there are so many things that no one really sees
a great and tossing sea held in by your skin

slow to anger, because i'm slow to understand
thank god, thank god i kept my mouth shut
we can change it still, any minute that we like
and we'll get there, we're just taking the long way round

there is a comfort, thinking all is lost
there won't be a savior coming for us
but i won't swallow it
Track Name: I Can't Hear You
we are not those things that we used to dream
we have dropped those big thoughts and ideas
do the best with what we're handed
don't take pride as though we planned it

i don't want for more than i can hold
i am formless looking for a mold
laying down my heavy burdens
open windows and pull back the curtains

when i can't hear you
how can i sing along?
i'll sing alone

it should have been a simple plan
you don't get off the ship until you reach the land
but love spent was never wasted
it'll come back when you least expect it

my prayers dissolve into the wind
though i speak like someone's listening
but an empty house is full of sound
and voices speak when no one is around

when i can't hear you
how can i sing along?
i'll sing alone
Track Name: Lie Down
lie down with me marie, lie down with me
lie down with me and wait to fall asleep
let your blanket be tall grass
let your pillow be my chest
lie down with me marie, lie down with me

the sun is high above us in the sky
and no one else will see but his hot eye
so let your skin drink it in
the other sound is a summer wind
lie down with me marie, lie down with me

the holy ones are quick to say we're wrong
they only see a world beyond this one
but the bird's are singing out his praise
and the trees are lifting up their gaze
lie down with me marie, lie down with me
Track Name: Casting Away
these demons never seem to stray very far
they hide in the corner and they catch me off guard
it's late and it's hard to be left alone, i know
you can't think and why should you, so you let yourself go
there's an overstocked cupboard of useless things
its cluttered confused and they're all chattering

it's hard to get ahold of yourself
this late in the game
but someday i'll do good
i'll put my hand to the plow
and choose the thing i know i should

an amateur anatomist i think i'd be called
i have creatures in jars and they're hanging from the wall
i can't redeem what i've done, it's already too late
it's not about that but the casting away
i feel it under my fingers and i breathe it in the air
and i can't accept that you were never really here

it's hard to get ahold of yourself
this late in the game
but someday i'll do good
i'll put my hand to the plow
and choose the thing i know i should

come, come, come
come, come come,
i am undone

what were you missing
while you were not listening?
i am undone

disconnect
i'm higher bent
i am undone

it's hard to get ahold of yourself
this late in the game
but someday i'll do good
i'll put my hand to the plow
and choose the thing i know i should
Track Name: Find A Way
there's a wolf waiting at every door
you've got find a way to to ignore him
so tell me something, softly, sweetly, anything
my ears are open, i can feel you close in

i don't know where the tide goes when it flows out
how you fill up a cup more than full
i don't know words, i have no words that can tell
how a body understands what the brain can't touch
it doesn't have a name
doesn't have face

the path to greatness, i don't think i've found it yet
and at best, i am sure i only stumble down it
so i'm filling my mind with the thoughts of another time
and i'm missing things i have yet to see

i don't know where the tide goes when it flows out
how you fill up a cup more than full
i don't know words, i have no words that can tell
how a body understands what the brain can't touch
i'm not excited in the ways i was before
and all the passions are beginning to grow up
well, you've taken everything that was nothing at all
and in the empty space a something is growing now
it doesn't have a name
doesn't have face
Track Name: Rest On You
cold and kind, flowing through my mind
i don't know where it comes from
don't know where it's heading

but lay me down along its banks
i haven't the time to and haven't the fire
and i just want to rest on you

the more and more you take
the richer i am made
and i can see a day
i won't need any other

something keeps getting in my way
and there's so many whisperings
about how i should be living

and i'm so tired of the fight
i can't keep my eyes open
can't see where i'm going
and i just want to rest on you

the more and more you take
the richer i am made
and i can see a day
i won't need any other
Track Name: Take Care
take care of your brother
pull him out of his prison
strike that demon whispering in his ear

swing low and take for yourself
the lowest place at the table
there's nothing lost and everything to gain

he's just lost inside a maze
a child who doesn't know his place
wipe the dirt from off his face
help him learn to say his name

it's all adding up
and nothing done will be forgot
where and when it matters the most

look up and pay attention
listen again to what's been said
let the wind blow through and take you where it will

but i won't tell you what to do
it's a door that you alone can choose
a seed must die before it will live
and you cannot get unless you will give