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Crossroads

by Daisy House

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1.
Languages 03:17
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
2.
Crossroads 04:12
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... -------------- 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 Torn dress on a barb-wire fenceIn a place where no one ever goes Never learned to fill the loneliness a pale church inside black clothes Who are we? You are….at the Crossroads (video is on youtube)
3.
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
4.
Beloved 03:17
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
5.
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 her round round round round but I don't remember no, I don't remember
6.
Albion 02:32
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
7.
Grand Canyon 04:21
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? You know 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 jump 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?
8.
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
9.
Pristy Lee 04:12
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

10.
Nocturne 01:58
11.
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.
12.
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 turning 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 turning 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

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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

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.
"Bon Voyage" is their 5th album to date

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