Illness Blues

by Hemlock Sun

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Written in the summer of 2014

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released May 5, 2016

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Track Name: Broke Down Car
Sweet Jesus hanging on the line
What do you think he's trying to find
Up there?
Just purple swede and silver hair

Well I've got a wish for you
Which will probably never come true
Well I'm waiting there
But your touch is something rare

I don't know who you are
Out in space or in a star
The world is your oyster
Mine is a broke down car

Well Satan he's a bundle of fun
He'll get along with everyone
But me
'Cause he know that I can see

I know that you're his best friend
I'll still be searching for you 'til the end
Of time
Probably

I don't know who you are
Out in space or in a star
The world is your oyster
Mine is a broke down car

Wish I knew who you are
Track Name: Keep Me from the Shadows
She got gold dust
Sprinkled in her hazel eyes
She got gold dust
Sprinkled in her hazel eyes
She'll split in half
Any man alive

Why you going now
When you know it's gone too far
Well I've seen a lot of women
But none of them kept so many scars
You keep howlin'
At the moon for fun
When I hear you howlin'
I make for the moonlight and run

To help
Keep me from the shadows
Johnny
Keep me from the shadows
Mary
Keep me from the shadows
Anybody
Keep me from the shadows

She's a spirit of the night time
Moonlight burns her skin
She's a spirit of the night time
Moonlight burns her skin
I'm hiding in the meadow
But I still hear her grin

She blew the wind through my hair
And I turned into a pile of dust
She pulled my hand to her breast
And my fingers began to rust
She's got witchcraft in her lipstick
Lord knows I do what I must

To keep me from the shadows
Anybody
Keep me from the shadows
My honey
She keeps me from the shadows
She keeps me
Running from the shadows

Lying in the desert
Just my and my ball aching head
Lying in the desert
Just me and my ball aching head
Forget my woman
I'll have a drink of water instead

All I got's a bottle of whiskey
And a whole lot of god damn time
Guess I'll just pour me another
As I watch the clouds roll by
The way baby looked at me
I wanna hang my head and cry

Leave me in the shadows
Keep me in the shadows
Got nowhere to go but the shadows
Leave me in the shadows
Track Name: True Love
I saw you sitting there
With your long range waves and your nut-brown hair
And I wonder, why did you just happen here
Just to up and disappear?

I saw you lying next to me
Laughing in a sunny sea
And wonder, why didn't I open up
And fill your mind up with true love?

Woman
With your worldly pleasures
And unknown treasures
Be mine

Sick and sad, led astray
Waiting for walls to wash away
I'm swimming in an ocean to find you someday
Maybe tomorrow, but not today

I'd take you to some far off place
And all we'd have is time, all we'd have is space
But I wonder, am I ever who you're thinking of?
Doubtful is the nature of this love

You're more precious then any gem or jewel
But you'd probably take me as a fool
Well I don't wonder whether these feelings are real
I know just exactly how I feel

Woman
With your worldly treasures
And unknown pleasures
Be mine

Sick and sad, led astray
Waiting for walls to wash away
I'm swimming in an ocean to find you someday
Maybe tomorrow, but not today
Track Name: Pathway Ends (Just like a Rainbow)
Well I fall in love
With you more every day
But I fall in doubt
When you throw my thoughts away

Your strong ivory bones
Well they keep your head on tight
But that road looks long
Are you going to be alright?

Just like a rainbow
Beauty we can never find

Well I've had enough
Wondering what you're all about
My skin ain't that tough
You make me want to shout

Now can't you see
You're fading like a memory
But I hide you in
All the good times that will be

Just like a rainbow
Beauty we can never find

I do believe
This is where the pathway ends
But there might be more
Something more around the bend

Let's start anew
Out of the lines you drew
Let's start something new

Just like a rainbow
Beauty we will never find

Well I fall in love
With you more everyday
And I fall out of doubt
When you wash my tears away
Track Name: Witnesses (In the Dark) (feat. Claire Edmonds)
I'm longing for now
And I'm lost in your smile
And I'd like to watch it grow
And I want you to know

That I love your smile

Run after me
Standing still so you can see
All that I wanted to be was love
Under the clouds high above

And I love your smile

You would walk through the grass
And only think of time that's passed
But you know that it won't last
You know you just have let it pass

When I say I love your smile
Won't you still for a little while
My little child

And as the days came and went
Spent all my money on my rent
As the days came went
All my love that I sent to you

Was put in a picture of loving skies
And all that they lied about
Well they sucked this ground dry
Of all the moonshine and the wine

But I love your smile (x2)

Though I let you go
Where you wanted to go
Well I just want you to know
Love you wherever your heart goes

So won't you tell me what you feel
I know it is, it is real
Someone's listening through the door
Don't have to whisper anymore

I love your smile (x3)

With the wind in your hair
With the night on your mind
With the sun in your eyes
With the night on your mind

I love your smile (x2)

Oh the breeze by your face
Will you hold me to you
And stay in this place
And stay next to you

I love your smile (x2)

Oh the moon in the trees
And just let it be
Oh the wind throug the trees
Blowing kisses to me

And I love your smile

From the start new it was meant to be
Just open your eyes and just see
I love you truly
Don't want to control you, babe

I just want you to know that I love your smile

Oh you've been, you've been so many places
But I can't find a trace
And when I see pretty faces
You are all I see

'Cause you are in everyone, everyone to me

I love your smile
Track Name: I'm Coming Back
Everybody seems to know why I can't sleep at night
Afraid to look deep into your eyes and slip out of sight
I get swept up by vibrations in everything you do
Ive been waiting at the station searching for clues

I left home but now I'm coming back
You were breaking my bones on every sidewalk crack
I left home, now I'm coming back

I still dream 'cause the road goes on, at least for now
Got second thoughts about the path I chose, but I can't change it anyhow
So many things you taught me from far away
So much beauty you have brought me, it's easy to say

I left home but now I'm coming back
You were breaking my bones on every sidewalk crack
I left home, now I'm coming back

You never gave me no wings
So now I can't fly away

Ongoing is the story, not a fairytale
Somehow clinging onto pieces that I put up for sale
You know the only way to save time is to run along
Want you to know that I do it for you, trying to stay strong

I left home but now I'm coming back
You were breaking my bones on every sidewalk crack
I left home, now I'm coming back
Track Name: White Linen (feat. Saint Elmo's Fire)
Smoke was crowding in the blue sky
I was there and saw you lie
To the one and then you cried
And tried to stay out there

And the face was full of yearning
Months to spend you yearly earnings
On the love you knew

Already the smoke was falling
Sheets like this and birds were calling
From the trees outside

Oh I found you on that day
Where the sheets were and where you lay
There across from me, across the way

But through the haze I saw you smiling
There where the bricks were piling
Found the blue sky once more frowning
From above moon was drowning
In the fog and lights were flashing
Coming out like ink around them
Found the way it left them craching there

So like the cars and like the passing traffic
Slowling going manically away
Waiting where they see the way is clear

Oh your curtains, oh your sheets
Are rolled upon and rolled beneath the bed
Where we once lay

And I found it there
That there were stains upon
Upon the linen where we lay

Oh my darling, oh my lovely
Oh the time has spared nothing
Of the way the light is shimmering above the clouds
Track Name: Lifetime pt. 2 & 3
Alright
I know that I waited too long
To say I don't want to wait
No more

But you might
Come over, and listen to my song
For a while, and rest your eyes
If they're sore

Alright
Maybe I'll never find out
Just where your heart was
Back there

But you might
Come forward, and let it out
Don't be afraid
To care

I will wait for a lifetime to be
The one who eases your mind of misery
I can't believe I let you get away
Guess I'm still waiting for a lifetime just in case

I will wait for a lifetime to be
The one who heals your mind of misery
And I can't believe I let you go away
Guess I'm still waiting for a lifetime just in case

Alright
I know that I waited too long
To say I don't want to wait
No more
No more
No more