wild winds​/​hammond tornados

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track 1 and 2 from the new album, 'Under Bridges'.


'wild winds'

when the wild winds
come tearing over the ocean
and they find their way between you and me
who will scream loud enough
to be heard, the voices
of many ride some current
felling down all these ancient trees
we must stand up and be counted on
though some will lay their bodies down
rise tall great protectors
encircle earth with your graceful ease
remain forceful and elegant
tenderly unleashing a fever
so burning brightly with understanding

while the wind and smoke
may fill our veins with elements
some of the dreams will contain
glimpses of what's to be
powerful justice so indivisible
such clarity of grandparents
and children and everyone in between
all must lift up
and be held to count
for so many undeserving deeds
bring down the gavel loud
to rule and constitute the pardinable pleas
be rightous and merciful
the child will belong to us
gently receiving the merit of freedom.

'Hammond Tornados'

we gotta figure it out
i'm fixin' to make a big decision
turn it inside and out
look at every possible position
until the winter ends
i will just chill.

we're gonna signal a fire
burn everything between here and Hammond
a feeling filling with light
two tornados spinning for position
i feel the dizzy air
windmills will fill.


from Under Bridges, released March 10, 2011
kirk pleasant - vocals, guitars, field recordings
nathan matthews - bass
lee-ann sheel - drums
shinobu hata - keyboard
brian horst of 'the noisettes' contributed samples



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head over to thepleasantmatthews.bandcamp.com to see the current project that Kirk is working on with Nathen Matthews, 'The Pleasant Matthews'. "Calvin, don't jump!" has been around a long time and these are a few of our releases.

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