Beaus And Arrows

by Daisy House

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"Beaus and Arrows" is the follow up to the well-received debut album by Southern California's father/daughter folk duo, Daisy House.
Here's 10 more in all their ragged, retro glory.

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released 16 June 2014

Tatiana Hammond: vocals
Doug Hammond: Guitar, bass, keys, vocals, string arrangements, Octave Mandolin, Dulcimer, Banjo etc...
Bill "Blaze" Price: Drums
Camilo Barahona: Fiddle
Cover Girl by Alle Dicu

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Daisy House Long Beach, California

Daisy House was formed in December of 2011. The band consists of Doug Hammond on guitar, bass, vocals and keys, and Doug's daughter Tatiana Hammond on vocals. Cover girl by Alle Dicu

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Track Name: Raise High The Roof Beam Carpenter
spill me some of your time
down that long slip and slide of your look
there's a full moon to hide in,
a bottle to widen
the cracks in the wall where the earth shook 

so swallow the rest of my pride
and you'll knock that moon right out of the sky
your mouth is a storm drain uncluttered with reason...
the reason i need you tonight so hold on to me…
for the world is a jealous lover

Oh raise high the roof beam carpenter
hammer in nail upon nail
there'll be many to drive on the mornin' to come 
when i wake with you...

…and theres no place that we have to be
If the night is a highway still running the wrong way
to people that we have to see, just hold on to me...
for there's no other world to discover

just raise high the roof beam carpenter
hammer in nail upon nail
there'll be many to drive on the morning to come 
when i wake with you
there'll be many to drive on the morning to come 
when i wake with you
Track Name: Winterland
From the sky dropped an eagle
down like an arrow straight…
and left behind his soaring mate...
as if he'd lost all reason...

dragged from his Tower and kindled there….
and sent to the ends of his kingdom fair
to warn all comers….to fly

from the sky fell an eagle
down like a lover spent
no shot, no sound of cold intent...
in the cold embrace of the season...

you can drown up there where the contrails bloom
until freedom cries 'there is no more room
and no more reason to try'…

sign of the Times for a wistful man
next in line Winterland
next in line Winterland
next in line Winterland

sign of the Times for a wistful man
next in line Winterland
next in line Winterland
next in line Winterland
Track Name: Plague Song
I am the harbinger dressed like a crow
i've come from the past with a cane at your door
I'm dressed like a butcher, don't look in my eyes
don't breathe on or touch me, don't bother to rise

stay away, lay the man down
send out your sinners, your men of renown
rage rage burn it all down

Bring Laudanum, ambergris, lavender, straw…
camphor, rose petals and cloves of the law
to cover the stench of injustice and greed
bring me my leeches, they're ready to feed...

Stay away, lay the man down
Death rides a pale horse in a glittering crown
rage rage burn it all down

Looked into the future and what did i see
black ships of contagion that rolled on the sea
and they move just like money, wher'er the wind blows
from nation to nation i walk down the rows

Stay away, lay the man down
even your helmsmen are running aground
rage rage burn it all down
stack up the bodies set fire to the town
rage rage burn it all down
Track Name: Beaus And Arrows
Why the blood on your sleeve?
Are you fashioned to leave this day
as the heavens have opened their skies
for the grain with the rain?

Why the mark on your hand?
Do you know that… your brother is dead
and your father's taken to his bed,
my dearest love, for the beaus and the arrows?

Did you strike off his name
from your heart just the same
as the Bible says Satan was cast into hell?

He was gentle and mild and he loved you so wild
that i cannot believe what this blood does me tell.

Well it's true that i did.
At the crossroads i hid
as he passed me unknown on the cold mountainside

There i struck and he fell…. as he asked me to tell
why his murder must come from my hands as he died.

He was gentle and mild
even so he beguiled this day…
oh my gentle…new bride…
so i've taken his Pride
from this world just the same… as did Cain
Track Name: The Woman From Walkern
Oh the woman from Walkern strolled down to the Beane (river)
she kept right on walking till she floated serene
her clothes left behind in a pile by a tree
with a note for the postman to send them to me

Send them on
the shoes and the rest
and the ragged black jumper that covered her breast
send them all to be blessed… at the mid-summer feast
for the woman from walkern, was the queen of the East

The next day they found her washed up in a field
the reverend came 'round and he said "how ya feel?"
"there's no law against lonely old women i know…
but she was no more a witch than your holy scarecrow"

Send them on
the cane and the key
ah the women have power that you can't even see
raise a glass for them all…. the first and the least
and the woman from walkern, the queen of the East
Track Name: The Remnant (the old familiar)
oh woodsman spare the tree
touch not a single bough
in my youth it sheltered me
and I'll protect it now

my daddy placed the seed
and shaped its heavy crown
oh woodsman leave it be
or i'll put you in the ground

the old familiar's glory and renown...
how can you knock it down?

the lumberjack began
would not be turned away
he raised his axe again
but here's not here today

Well, the judge was mighty mad
but the jury had their say
"if you don't stand your ground
they'll take it anyway"

the old familiar's glory and renown
how can you knock it down?

CH
Hey ho the Remnant roll
straight as the eastern rise
Hey ho but no one knows
aint we a big surprise

Hey ho the Remnant roll
straight as the eastern rise
Hey ho but no one knows
there in for a big surprise
Track Name: Why Do You Dive So Deep In Beauty?
Heard you were on your own so who's the pretty dolly?
Brought you some tasty pills to purge your melancholy...
Wash it all down with tar beneath the spreading holly
Still have your house for sale?-- you must be feeling jolly

Boy, that old girl you had she really was a dumb one
Me i don't mind "alone" its better than a someone
Who has the time to peel a woman like an onion
Anyway glad to see you found another young one

Why do you dive so deep in beauty?
It's flower will soon decay,
Every man must do his duty
so i must be on my way

I've got a problem help me its about your neighbor
he wrote some nasty things about me in the paper.
said the world is slowly going into labor
and i cannot be just the only guy
who never could escape her

Why do you dive so deep in beauty?
in the dark it fades away
every man must do his duty
and that's all i have to say

Why do you dive so deep in beauty?
when it's all about decay
in a world of punch and judy
you know it's always been that way

why do you dive so deep in beauty?…
you know its such a waste of time
and if any body knew me
they would say i'm do-in' fine fine fine fine fine…
Track Name: Time To Make Up For
Where have you been let me kiss you again
Are you real babe? then it's alright
just like a teen… there is no in between
when your 1st love comes back in sight

oh, who's been gone since last semester began?
…aw, who's this long haired 6 foot mystery man?
Got some time to make up for
time to make up for...
Me and my Joe in the car drivin' slow
got some time to make up for

Passed through the halls with my eyes on the walls
it was hard without you 'round
Now you are here like the man of the year
always hunting the shadows down

When you're gone away from me boy for even an hour
i'm bout ready to flee this ivory tower

Got some time to make up for
time to make up for
Going too far to our song in the car
got some time to make up for

Did you count the days, the weeks, boy, the minutes the hours?
Did you fall asleep and dream we were back in the shower?

Got some time to make up for
time to make up for...


It was you on my mind cuz we're-two of a kind
got some time to make up for
Drinking you in - now its time to begin
got some time to make up for
Baby at last..like a ghost from the past
got some time to make up for
got some time to make up for
got some time to make up for
got some time to make up for
Track Name: In Between Girl
If you want my love
don't hold my hand in the crowd
if that's not enough
then I'm no longer allowed
to be your in between girl

Don't ever ask my name
I'll do the same
let go
i'm not your possession
don't make me your world…
and I'll be your in-between girl

la la la la la la

i'm the autumn wind
that blows the kiss in your mouth
i must leave you then
to meet my man in the south
i'm the in between girl

I'm the girl you meet downtown
after a glance
i know...
you can keep your distance, so,
I'll give you a chance
I'll be your In between Girl

I'm the girl you meet downtown
after a glance
I know
when you're wife is not around there is a chance
I'll be your in between girl

la la la la la la la
Track Name: What's Your Time Bought?
So whats your time bought?
Time to pay it back with your life
upon the ramparts
your dancing days have all changed to knives

Did you chase the crown?
Did you run the mother down
into the cold ground?

Look what your time bought
a thousand miles of empty smiles
and what's your last thought
speeding now into the final miles?

Was it easy to sleep
on the promises you never tried to keep?
You made the Lord weep…

Did you live the dream? Did ya.
On the winning team with your time?

Did you crush the world and smile
did you keep yourself in style?
always winning on the sly
kiss your sorry ass goodbye
You can't invade the pearly gate
with the machinery of State.
You made the Lord wait....

So, what's your time bought?
You've climbed the mountain to the other side
that's just what I thought....
all you are's a waste of Time