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Western Man

by Daisy House

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stepheninjaxfl All Daisy House albums are rich and well-crafted but Western Man is my favorite. Doug Hammond proves that he is a superb and versatile songwriter. Favorite track: the Defender.
penachristina
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penachristina I love this song ,it takes me back its awesome ,love the whole album Favorite track: The Boulevard.
Beaulieu Porch
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Beaulieu Porch This is a sublime, special record that Hannah Rose and I will cherish, Thank you. X Favorite track: Lilac Man.
Jason Siren
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Jason Siren Another collection of great songs from Daisy House. Adventurous and traditional at once. Excellent vocalists. There is something about this band that grabs me at first listen, and this album was no exception. Favorite track: Golden Heart.
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1.
Lilac Man 03:43
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.
2.
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...
3.
the Defender 03:10
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
4.
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
5.
‪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
6.
Say Goodbye 02:49
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...
7.
Willow 03:19
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
8.
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
9.
Golden Heart 02:45
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 too/two 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"
10.
Passing By 03:18
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
11.
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
12.
Twenty-one 02:23
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

about

“Western Man” is Father/Daughter duo Daisy House’ 3rd album since forming in 2013. It began as an attempt at the audio equivalent of “the Great American Novel”; in this case, the “classic American 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 a bit 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 as the richly expressive Miss Tatiana delivers sultry stream-of-consciousness couplets like: “with the bloody crimson rose in the sand between our toes, hiding out like melting pumpkins in the Halloween yard” from “The Boulevard”, conjuring images of “Blonde On Blonde” era bohemian languor combined with societal “unease”.
Enclosed in the stripped down acoustic majesty of “Twilight In The Palace Of Reason” are hallucinatory lyrics that freshly address the Fall ’15 Bataclan 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’: “You can imagine there’s no countries, but they still won’t let you in”.

On the other hand, is the bright, charming, 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. -Jamie Comer
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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 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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