Housefire

by The Low End

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This is The Low End's debut EP. Originally released on January 20, 2010, it is now available for download on bandcamp.com, iTunes, and amazon.mp3. For more on The Low End, check out thelowendmusic.blogspot.com

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released 20 January 2010

Dan Hornsby--vocals/guitar/harmonica/words
John Goddard--bass/vocals
Kristin Henry--trumpet/vocals
Ryan Manes--drums/vocals
Chase Horseman--lead guitar/slide/noise
Produced by N. Asher Istas

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Track Name: Rise & Shine
I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t want to stare the dark away.
Now it’s either late, late night or early in the day.
Please climb out your window to night dark and deep.
Death will find us either way, and there’s no time for sleep.

We will rise and we will shine before everyone.
We’re awake before the town, awake before the sun.

We will walk this phantom town, through each empty street.
We will walk to the distant hill where earth and sky meet.
We will kiss the stubborn moon who hasn’t left her post.
We will kiss the stubborn moon who hangs there like a ghost.

We will rise and we will shine before everyone.
We’re awake before the town, awake before the sun.

This town is ours by default with broken-window doors.
From the skyline to the ground, it is mine and yours.
But if you need to sleep, put your head on my knee.
Promise me you’ll wake again to walk through our city.

We won’t rest until we rest in peace.
We won’t rest until we rest in peace.
We won’t rest until we rest in peace.
Rest in peace.

We will rise and we will shine before everyone.
We’re awake before the town, awake before the sun, awake before the sun.
Track Name: Willow Song
I remember a maid my mother had taken
Who had a love that was forsaken.
And every night before I’d sleep,
She’d sing of the tree that weeps.

Sing willow, willow,
Hear her as she moans
Sing willow, willow,
Tears fall to soften stones.

The poor soul sat singing by a sycamore tree,
Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee.
The hanging branches shared her grief
Of a love that died like a falling leaf.

Sing willow, willow,
Hear her as she moans
Sing willow, willow,
Tears fall to soften stones.

Don’t let yourself become withdrawn
When love’s conclusion is foregone.
And when you are left behind,
May this song echo in your mind.

Sing willow, willow,
Hear her as she moans
Sing willow, willow,
Tears fall to soften stones.
Track Name: Let Me Go
When I was walking down the street, a man whipped out a knife.
He said give me your money, or I’ll have to take your life.
I said, “Here’s my wallet. Take anything you need.
I won’t even call the police.
Just let me go, let me go, let me go in peace.”

Girl, it’s time I left—in fact, I’m leaving here today.
There’s nothing left for us to do, there’s nothing more to say.
You can burn my pictures and break my belongings.
All I am asking is that you please
Let me go, let me go, let me go in peace.

World, you can be so cruel, full of suffering and deceit,
But I can see your beauty in the people that I meet.
And if I die with nothing, that’s all right by me.
Every night I’m praying on my knees
You’ll let me go, let me go, let me go in peace.
Just let me go, let me go, let me go in peace.
Track Name: Little Tune
When you hear fighting voices behind a closed door
And the yelling leaks in through a crack in the floor
Put your hands on your ears, find a place you can hide,
And let the harsh voices subside.

I’ll drown out the noise as I join with the birds
And sing a little tune without words.

When life is a nightmare and you cannot wake
And you hide wrapped in covers until daybreak,
Rouse yourself from your slumber and open your eyes
To the window to watch the sun rise.

I’ll drown out the noise as I join with the birds
And sing a little tune without words.

Keep it tight in your box and perched in your soul.
Keep it close to your ear and you’ll hear it extol
With an unceasing song in a sweet fearful trill
Of things unknown but longed for still.

We’ll drown out the noise as we join with the birds
And sing a little tune without words.
Track Name: Housefire
We walk to the old neighborhood
And begin what we both know should
Have been done years ago.

In the darkness we both see
A house full of memories
And nothing else—a hollow shell.

Light the rag and throw
The bottle through the window to the living room,
And let the house burn down.

Licked by flames, but there’s no spit
Just the sound of rafters being split
And snapped like cracking bones.

Brother, all that you can do
Is break the thing that has broken you
And watch the smoke climb.

Light the rag and throw
The bottle through the window to the living room,
And let the house burn down,
And let the house burn down.

It feels so good to watch the past
Slowly smolder into ash
And dust, and nothing.

We turn to leave and we both pass
Over bits of wood and broken glass.
That’s all we left.

Light the rag and throw
The bottle through the window to the living room.
And let the house burn down,
And let the house burn down,
And let the house burn down.