Crossroads

by Daisy House

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Crystal Eiswert An absolute masterpiece. Albion and My Death Is Coming For Me are just stunning. Just when I think I can't possibly enjoy your music more, you go ahead and prove me wrong. Keep it up. Favorite track: My Death Is Coming For Me.
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about

Crossroads.
It's where the nation is, where the world is...maybe it's where you are...

It seems strange that in a time of tumult, greater than the 60's, we have so little to show for it in the way of music that touches on this era's madness.
We figure that's by design, but no matter....

Here's a dispatch from North America that contains songs belonging to these times and all times...
It's taken a year to finish and we're very happy with it.
We hope you will be too.
If you are, tell other people who love "music for music's sake" that Daisy House sent you.
Be well in 2017.
Peace and love from Doug and Tatiana

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released January 10, 2017

All songs by Doug Hammond except "Languages" by Paul Gagliardi/Mark Lewis and "Beloved" by Doug Hammond/Paul Gagliardi.

All instruments played by Doug Hammond
Voices by Doug and Tatiana Hammond. Thanks to the Antioch Church Choir for "Beloved"

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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.
"Crossroads" is their 4th album to date

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Track Name: Languages
The video is up at:
https://youtu.be/Qg15v-kf9nU

It's dangerous
I'm waking up
and the homeland is the highway...
Flames from Mars...
across my beloved is the skyway

and if you talk about Peace and Love
we speak the same languages

Peace and Love
just because we speak the same languages

The safest space
with every Faith
to do what I set out to do
Child of forever
your breath of lightning turns to rainbows...

and when you talk about peace and love we speak the same languages
just because we speak the same languages

Peace and Love
just because we speak the same languages
Track Name: Crossroads
The video is up at
https://youtu.be/vdX610L_jDk

Loved a young man made of sound
with three arrows in his broken heart
and green eyes where I used to drown
till one day he drained the ocean down

Cut it up, take the house, take the car, take the kids, hell I don't know…
some years you're hot as hell…others you're stone cold

See the cross on the darkening plane
the great war in the sky on fire
One light in a threatening world
one man beneath the telephone wire

and I can see the stars falling from below
as the sun is sinking low-
at the crossroads don't know which way to go…
at the crossroads I don't know which way to go...
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Back the hell up Tinkerbell, I think we're home at last
in an empty wishing well below an overpass
beside the righteous piles of dirt they built up to the sky
no praise, no monuments to such as you and I…..

Silhouettes in camouflage 
code-breaking when they speak in tongues 
singing hymns in a dark garage
everyone of them still quite young….

and I can see the stars falling from their eyes
this is where they rise...
at the cross-roads they don't know, which way's the lie
at the crossroads & they don't believe the lies

Who are we? You are….at the Crossroads
Track Name: Leaving The Star Girl
Some know there are sounds to save them when they can’t go on.

Will my voice be there to comfort you when I am gone?

There are sounds that stop time like church bells
and ships when they leave harbor
but right now I'm...leaving the Star Girl



The way of a Navigator is a lonely one

Where-ever my ship may turn, to you I'll stay unknown

Now a storm has come to fill my sails,

why is "Love" such a hard word?


it's a lie lie I'm…. leaving the Star Girl

Bridge



For every little thing she dreams above the water

I'll never see the light she shines tonight
I never steer by satellite

Alone on the open ocean – see how far I've gone...
Alone with the memories that you and I have known

on a course you set back straight to hell

I'm captain of the far world




a lie lie I'm ....leaving the Star Girl
a lie lie I'm…leaving the Star Girl
It's a lie lie I'm…leaving the Star Girl
Track Name: Beloved
A single day of rain….
for every now and then, when there is
hell upon the highway
and the fireman aint your friend

While we're burning every bridge
we ever crossed, oh let's pretend
that you and I know it all goes up in flames before it ends
Beloved

We built our hive on Devil's gate
was it worth all the honey?
The stingers in your fingertips
was it worth all the money?

Now everything is cast in a mold
and laid down in the dirt
Everyone do what you're told
and no one will get hurt….

Now we're together again….
I and my luminous being
Stole a kiss right there at the end
The only thing worth stealing
Beloved

There's something in the air the nowhere in the everywhere
falling at a rapid rate on the Disunited States
Cut them up and collage them, because we can not agree
All the madness locked in the world…it comes from you and me
Beloved
Beeelooooveeeeed
Track Name: Remembering The Arc
A robin in the eaves
met a meadowlark
there and here and singing so clear
"May we disembark?"
Mountains I can see...
time to leave the arc"

Then the doves of peace
one for you and me
dropped the sun and skipped it gaily
off across the sea...
That is how we came
to lose our memory

But I don't remember
I don't remember

I need solid ground
to turn the world around
turn it round round round round round

Saw the dusky bird
on a cigar box
Sings for days and later when she plays the raven talks
songs of love and loss
whispered from the cross

But I don't remember
no, I do-on't remember

I need solid ground
to turn the girl around
turn around round round round round

but I don't remember
no, I don't remember
Track Name: Albion
Who is here with me?
Davey on the sea
Tom Tiddler on the strand

Where is Albion?
There she waits upon
An Arthur to command….
the land
the land…
the land...

The Liar and his lover have gone to post the banns
the guest have all been gathered to watch
apart stands another - crying in his hands
"Don't give her to another… this I beg you"

She lies there reposing, dreaming in the land
the devil and the reverend watch...
Arise and recover the Rose of Albion
don't give her to another…this I pray you……God
Track Name: Grand Canyon
I'm gender fluid when I'm full of wine
but I'm u.s. male 99.999%

You got your prop-a-ganda…well honey I got mine
and no one can be right more than all the time….

well well well well
whatta we got here?
six foot decathlete in panties and brassiere

He'll strip for a nickel – she'll strip for a dime
Quarter million dollars…keep the bitches in line

Oh the chasm beckons--i 'hear the engines whine
A thousand Evel Knievals mosey up to the line
You got your bordello…i got my valentine
but will we make it to the other side
when we jump the line?

Oh, they howl at the moon… when the big dog dies
They'll pick another soon…from the pack of Lies

Now I'm in the gift shop – at the Rim of the World
tradin' blankets and beads and bad deeds with an indian girl

Oh the chasm beckons – I hear the engines whine
A thousand Evel Knievals jumpin' over the line
and the one eyed man, is lame, in the land of the blind
Will we make it to the other side…when we cross the line?

Oh the chasm beckons – I hear the engines whine
A thousand Evel Knievals jumpin' over the line
and the one eyed man, is lame, in the land of the blind
Will we make it to the other side…when we jump the line?
Track Name: Night Of The Hunter
I went to sleep last night
followed by my pillow
I leapt thru the sky-light
into the clouds of Amarillo

Everybody wants a smooth ride
livin on moonlight
empty of wonder,about to go under, on the night of the hunter

My soul-confessor is enthusiastic
All of my blues reduced to Love? That would be fantastic….

He said,"I think you feel too much.
C'mon gimme that common touch"
I wish that he could be, but he couldn't be blunter on the night of the hunter

Bridge
Anyone can change
If your life is strange talk to me
Anyone can dream
when you're on the dream-team of Reality


So many ready to teach.
Not many for learning...
The wheel's spinning madly, and just out of reach…
Who's doin' the turning?
Everybody's acting polarized, righteous and hypnotized

Even the children are kicking out thunder-
on the night of the hunter
Yeah

You better watch out, you better not cry
on the night of the hunter
Track Name: Pristy Lee
Night by night…
you carried me in your light by night for a song

now for a moment of silence a song B4 i carry on…

burnt by the Real & black still from feeling your love in the storm for so long

Who carried who? you carried me in that Light

Oh….Pristy Lee they are dead and gone

and this life don't last too long
but there's no other song…we can play


Oh the mystery aint where we're going

or the place where we belong…
It's "what have I done wrong?"
Ooh aaaah ooh-ah

You ran from the fight,

with no memory of the Night
save your love of the Light
...
Does the world seem small when you fall from such a dizzying height?


Amnesia for me – Forgetfulness for you
If that's true we were well within our rights...

When the world was new … oh how we hit the heights

Oh….Pristy Lee we are dead and gone

and this life don't last too long

but there's no other song…left to play


Oh the mystery aint where we're going

or the place where we belong…
It's always 
"what have I done wrong?"
Ooh aaaah ooh-ah

Track Name: The Girl Who Holds My Hand
i'm not the guy
who's tryin to break your stride,
the kind of 'happy/sad'
who thinks that he's your dad

i see a page two stories side by side...
the girl who holds my hand
is coming back again to be my friend

Bridge
hold your head against my heart to
see if it beats in time
all our days belong to summer
when i am yours and you are mine…

I don't have to keep you from the Blue
of pulling on the thread
of every word I've said……

That's the way the messages get thru
one rhyme at a time….
the way you fall in love with someone new.
Track Name: My Death Is Coming For Me
Each night as I’m going to sleep
Dreaming of appointments to keep,
like a sailor who swallows the sea...
My death is coming for me

Like a church bell awakens a town
I’ve seen my own body laying down
and that’s why I have to live free...
My death is coming for me

Empty of a heart I could fill
I’d lay me down with a will
And I see the earth moving still
And yet there’s a stillness in me...

My life is the woman I vowed
to hold here, yet I see in the crowd,
a stranger more faithful than she...

Empty of a heart I could fill
I’d lay me down with a will
And I see the earth moving still
And yet there’s a stillness in me...

My life is the woman I vowed
to hold here, yet I see in the crowd,
a stranger more faithful than she...
my death is coming for me
my death is coming for me
my death is coming for me