Western Man

by Daisy House

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“Western Man” is Father/Daughter duo Daisy House’ 3rd album since forming in 2013. It began life as an attempt at the audio equivalent of “the Great Amerikan Novel”; a collection of perfectly crafted pop masterpieces, in other words, an attempt at making the “classic pop album”.

On “Western Man”, Daisy House have seemingly stepped back across the Atlantic (they’re American) somewhat from their Anglo-Folk beginnings while still retaining their authentic 60’s fetish. Daisy House is more “Factory” than “Fairport” this time out.

”Western Man" incorporates 60's British and American Pop and Folk-rock and is populated with the ghosts of Dylan, Sinatra/Hazlewood and 60's Southern Californian vocal groups.

Doug Hammond continues to reward lyrically with the richly expressive Miss Tatiana cooing lines such as: “These assignments from heaven, they should have been ours…filling eternities vases with billions of flowers” (from “Say Goodbye”) and the sultry stream-of-consciousness of: “with the bloody crimson rose in the sand between our toes, hiding out like melting pumpkins in the Halloween yard” contained in the lyrics to “The Boulevard” (just one of WM’s ‘classics that never were’) conjuring images of “Blonde On Blonde” era bohemian languor coupled with social “unease”.

Encased in the stripped down acoustic majesty of “Twilight In The Palace Of Reason” are hallucinatory lyrics that freshly address the Fall ’15 Paris terror attacks, challenge the orthodoxy of Europe’s multi-cultural quest (“From the Tower came every language, with a curse from every chin”) and directly question the canonical sentiments of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ itself: “You can imagine there’s no countries, but they still won’t let you in”.

There is the bright, charming, Euro-Centric-Retro-Pop of “Willow” (another album highlight and “would-be hit”) which effectively sounds like a Maharishi-era Beatles song fronted by Mary Hopkin. Miss Tatiana breaks up into giggles as she warbles:
“Children up the street sleep through all the years.
Dreamers should be up to push the pillow.
or to kiss the girl, laughing is so free
Little kisses for the baby Willow”

The album artwork itself however, puckishly mirrors Daisy House’ awareness of the darker undercurrents of the times they inhabit, presenting a series of Conspiracy Theory clues hidden in the Western desert landscape of the rear cover suggesting that “The Times They Are A Changing” and not necessarily for the better.

In short, as guided by the musical past Daisy House may remain, "Western Man" is ultimately an album for these times; joyous and ominous – sacred and profane – paranoid and comforting – haunted and haunting... It's the best thing they’ve done to date, which is to say, it may well be the best thing ANYONE does this year. They should be very proud. -Jamie Comer
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The songs were uploaded in 24 bit .aiff format (a first for us) so any download quality you choose should be quite good...(including the original 24 bit .aiff files!!!)
When we reach $4000 in sales we intend to produce a small run (100) vinyl edition...
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released January 17, 2016

Daisy House is: Tatiana and Doug Hammond
Special thanks to Paul, Dan, Charan, and Jim Neill

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Daisy House Long Beach, California

Daisy House was formed in December of 2012. The Southern California folk-rock band consists of Doug Hammond on guitar, bass, vocals and keys, and Doug's daughter Tatiana Hammond on vocals.

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Track Name: Lilac Man
When the near sky vibrates to the sound of a million beating insects wings....and the red dog sun's shadow appears upon the penumbra
then, on the night of the Hunter, a violet figure will appear in the fiery east…
In the time of drought they fear him
for his appearance presages the turning arc of history
and the division of one age from the last to the next...as the prophets of the Almagest rouse themselves from an age old sleep
to witness the one whose coming they themselves foretold…
The rise of the Lilac Man!

Saw the spotlight
on a strange night,
the morning satellite
autumn dogfight, Faith 11, he flies...
turning to gaze neath the dreams of Time’s horizon

"Make me your serving man
Let me help them understand"

…your lilac man
I'm your lilac man
I'm your lilac man
I'm your man…..Man

Signs in the sky
that the people have crossed that line...
Human hatreds
have left wars black tracks on paradise
crossed like chem trails, fixed like dreams in Time's horizon

Make me your serving man
send me to their flowerless land

…your lilac man
I'm your lilac man
I'm your lilac man
I'm your man.
Track Name: Yellow Moon Road
Met a ghost by a hollow tree
walking down the road at a quarter past three
moon shone bright and he said to me
"sir my story must be told...
She was known all around the town
as the girl who could talk the little birds down and
leave no footprints on the ground...
lived out on yellow moon road
out on yellow moon road...

Pulling petals from a daisy's face
i made up my mind to go find her place
and one drunk morning i crushed that flower
as the rooster crowed on yellow moon road
out on yellow moon road
out on yellow moon road

Six months later she gave birth to a thing 
that she buried i'm told in a shallow hole
with a black tornado crawling by
she laid down to die on yellow moon road
out on yellow moon road
out on yellow moon road

Then in my dreams she began to appear
and wasn't that her voice i'd hear
crawling and scratchin all around my door
till i hung my load on yellow moon road
out on yellow moon road
out on yellow moon road
out on yellow moon road...
Track Name: the Defender
Figured out i didn't need you… in my battle.
didn't know you were an animal… in my shadow
You can hold me with all the love you've found
for a moment there in the outer bound
i'm the dweller by the dark stream …dreaming in the sound

Here is one they call Defender….Does it matter?
doesn't have to move a single finger….and the whole world shatters…
so he kicks the dust in-to the ground
in a lonely place where melody screams for miles around
he's the dweller by the dark stream…dreaming in the sound

So I sing to God…as i lay down
holding nightmares underwater till they drown
I'm the dweller by the dark stream…dreaming in the sound
Track Name: The Boulevard
Here's a kiss
to dream on...
I am Audrey and you are George Peppard
with the bloody crimson rose
in the sand between our toes
hiding out like melting pumpkins in the halloween yard
it isn't hard

Baby are there stars in your eyes?
no, there aint
and babe is there a fire in your heart?
No, ya caint
but you never let me down
when we go walking down the boulevard

You gave me a birthday
then took it away
seems we're always tripping over things…. invisible and ghostly
but when you have to throw the Bomb
just to see where you have gone
well that's everyone that I know….mostly

Now, baby are there stars in your eyes?
no there aint
and babe is there a fire in your heart
no ya caint
but you never let me down
when we go walking down the boulevard

feed the fever smile like a lover
feed the fever forever and ever
Track Name: She Comes Runnin' Back
‪I’ve seen the face that haunts‬…
‪A man wants what he wants‬.
why do you fear me?

R‪eturning to a love‬
that wasn't good enough
to keep you near me…

‪Then she comes running back‬
with just one wheel left on the track
I know where I stand
She's all that matters to me
‪Then she comes running back‬
and brings me everything I lack
‪Love opens the door‬
‪when she comes running to me‬

‪How could i just pretend‬
to see your face again
when you get lonely?

‪Your heart I never tamed‬
‪but i am not ashamed‬
to say you own me

‪Then she comes running back‬
just when I think I'm about to crack
I know where I stand
She's all that matters to me
‪Then she comes running back‬
and brings me everything I lack
‪Love opens the door‬
‪when she comes running to me‬

Another calls her name - a paper to a flame -
and she don’t miss me...
Tomorrow she will know—she has nowhere to go
that isn’t with me

‪Then she comes running back‬
with just one wheel left on the track
I know where I stand
She's all that matters to me
‪Then she comes running back‬
just when I think I'm about to crack
‪Love opens the door‬
‪when she comes running to me‬
‪she comes running to me‬
‪she comes running to me‬
‪she comes running to me‬
Track Name: Say Goodbye
These assignments from heaven they should have been ours

filling eternities vases with billions of flowers

it’s a dirty job, that someone's… got to do

heaven help me now to learn to say goodbye to you



Sailing on dramamine, cigarettes, sunshine and dawn

the sight of your coattails, they whip round the corners, you're gone

and you lost me then like a friend you never knew...

never found a way, to really say goodbye to you…

All the statues on willow st, seem to just go with the flow…

pretending that we can all just carry on with the show

they don't know... that i'm missing you so...



Someday when we’re orphans calling the shots

running thru meadows of mem’ries and forget-me-nots

will you see the colors underneath your shoe?

Can't you see it's hard for me to say, goodbye to you
?

Never found a way for me to say goodbye to you...
Track Name: Willow
Everyplace is free
free enough to live
i just saw the lightning on the willow
Roses are so green
green enough to give
All I want's my blanket and a pillow

Morning is the eve
painted up for free
Have you heard the singing of the willow?
Haunted is the wind
weeping thru the trees
Wind is for the singing of my Willow
willow…willow….willow…..willow……
Everybody lives inside a Willow

Children up the street
sleep through all their years
Dreamers should be up to push the pillow

...or to kiss the girl
laughing is so free
Little kisses for the baby Willow

Fly across the sea
skip across the lakes
Tinderboat desire all a'billow

multi-colored sand
mountains over deep
they just want their baby colored willow
Willow….willow….willow….willow….
everybody lives inside a Willow
Track Name: Like A Superman
Like a song from long ago
like a love letter
Like a swan the summer goes
like a superman…..

Life's a song that can't go wrong
Do you remember when
you'd go, wherever you'd want to go my friend…Superman?

The life you know is on the go
like no other
Like a lovely summer ghost
like a superman…..

Life's a song that don't last long
there's no time to pretend
so go, wherever you want to go, my friend Superman

Like a robin on the wing
with no master plan
just Go…wherever you want to go again….Superman, superman.

Life’s a song that don't last long la la la laaa
life’s a song that don't last long
life’s a song that don't last long
life’s a song that don't last long
Track Name: Golden Heart
Golden heart...
Who cares if i miss you?
I can reach for your reflection in the mirror there...
I believe in love… set aside
i believe in closed and open wide
and somewhere in the world right now i believe that you do
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People... they sweep along
every step along the way's another one gone.
People...  keep searching on  for you....

Golden Heart...
Who cares where the wind blows?
How can we live divided between the living and the dying?

People... they sweep along
Every step along the way's another one gone
People... keep searching on for you....

(voice)
"The Golden Heart......sweet as Honey..
It pours out.....with Love"
Track Name: Passing By
The day begins
the golden hour
still standing in the hum of power
that's never quite gone…
till you turn the day on

You press to play
you know the tune
take the finger pointing for the moon
another new day… ah, you better not cry

Do you think we're just passing by?
round the sun until we die
if you think we're just passing by
I think you need a bit more time outside

The swelling rain... the drowning guest
I know you've tried to do your best
hand over fist climb…the rope of sand

I cant explain, so let me guess
hope by the dawn I've turned in the test
what you leave behind, that's the original Man
Track Name: Twilight In the palace Of Reason
From the dirty Black Maria
they leapt into the din...

it’s twilight in the Palace of Reason

With the watchmen at the orgies
the barbarians waltzed in...
Now It's midnight in the Palace of Reason

Now we're going to the New World…everybody said..
Even all the Greys will be amazed and bloody red...

Hear the godless children bitching
at the unbelievers knee…
It's midnight in the Palace of Reason

for the comfort of the stars
in their dark pornography...
It's twilight in the Palace of Reason

Then she took the killers hand
and she stroked it like a Jinn (genie)
"If this is love, why then none dare, to call it Treason"

From the Tower came every language
with a curse from every chin...
It’s twilight…in the palace…of Reason

And the children of Pandora... in every diaspora
will be illuminated in these days... by Cosmic Rays…

Then she took the killers hand
and she stroked it like a Jinn...
It's twilight in the Palace of Reason
You can 'imagine there’s no countries'
but they still won't let you in…
It's twilight…in the Palace…of Reason
Track Name: Twenty-one
Twenty-one today...
the rabbit's on the run
now i'm on my way
to all the things I'll say I did when I'm done

on the sea of sails,
where friends have gone before
See them on the rails
and crashing into shore...

I'll be wounded too...
and child I leave the timing up to you
I'll only tell you what has gone before
nothing less, nothing more

I'll be wounded too...
and child I leave the timing up to you
I'll only tell you what has gone before
I'll only tell you this and nothing more