Jesuses

by The We Shared Milk

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released April 1, 2011

Written/Played/Recorded by The We Shared Milk
Mastered by Edgar McRae
Album art by Zoe Manville

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Track Name: Aye Drum
here you go
here's your brother's dirty soul
an offering to jesus
or nobody at all
walls
all you need are walls
the others they carved windows
drowned out in the falls

I know
I know
I've given up to much today
too much to be alone
I know
I know
I've given up too much today
tomorrow we'll go on

I drum
leading brothers on
to bring them to the forest
the ravaged harvest hums
walls
all you get are walls
and you don't need a bed frame
a mattress in the hall

I know
I know
I've given up too much today
I just don't care at all
Track Name: Cookie Jar
I've got my hand in the cookie jar
and I bet you don't have the heart
to pull my hand out, give me a rap on the head
so I never learn my lesson and I thank you for that

I've got my eyes looking where I can go
yeah my roving glance is always searching the road
and you let me know where I should and shouldn't go
whenever you left home you had me in tow

and without the sense of direction you gave
I'd be another broken branch at the will of the sea
and without that wanderlust gene
I'd be another happy branch on the tree

so now my neck's bent from sleeping on floors
living off synthetic food from the grocery store
but if I find family or friends for the day
they'll feed me and put me in shape

without the sense of direction you gave
I'd be another broken branch at the will of the sea
and without that wanderlust gene
I'd be another happy branch on the tree

and I began to think again
my self respect is wearing thin
my self respect has never been
anything more than wearing thin
Track Name: Drag
feeling sick when I wake up
I'm all choked up
can I make my mistakes up
got too old in an instant
pissed in the wind
I was lost to my kinsmen
so I walked to the water
drank the river
bless the Holy Mother
tasted like water

he's just got to know

feeling weird about color
what's the matter
is it life that got brighter
would've thought I'd be bursting
not rehearsing
never had so much thirst in me
I don't believe there's a portal
separate total
views and thoughts and hates and sons
am I just one?

he's just got to know
Track Name: I Picked Up The Axe
I was pulled from the back of a new cave
I was born to my soul all around me
I'm getting caught up in a new age

I was lost I was found in an earthquake
couldn't get past all the fear and the heartache
I'm getting stranded in my old age

I picked up the axe when I knew that I wouldn't be coming back

walking cold in the summer of a soul ache
climbing ridges I was thinking of my old name
the top the tree was screaming erase

I picked up the axe when I knew that I wouldn't be coming back
Track Name: Come Home
there's an animal in the backyard
can you hear it at the window
scratching and clawing
oh god where are the children
and there's something in the cabinet yeah
and walking amongst the bottles and
eating all the medicine
you need for your depression

well I've got a pattern
stepping over heads of tall ferns
and I walk a path where
frightened mothers snort and raise horns
I walk a path past

there's an animal in the backyard
can you hear it at the window
scratching and clawing
oh god where are the children
the children
the children
oh god where are the children

come home
you've got your new boots on
and it's been raining off and on
there's puddles on the lawn
get your old sneakers on
well come home
come home
come home

there's a golem pulling treetops
peeling lines of ridges and
revealing hidden fissures
from which light is delivered
where's my brother where's the poor boy
where'd he run to arches destroyed
to be picking dirt from lenses
that has been from the beginning

well I never knew where
the herd would be come winter
and I never counted
never knew them all by number
well I knew by winter
you'd come home

come home
you've got your new boots on
and it's been raining off and on
there's puddles on the lawn
get your old sneakers on
well come home
come home
come home
Track Name: Butcher
sister played with the things we saved
while mother worked in the earthen cave
far from our homes on the lonely plain
flat but where we laid father in his grave

horses race on the hazy throne
sun children running with the weight of the world
into the hills where they dream of their homes
in the night they hear the buffalo roam

morning came with a burst of light
eyes opened to the smoke and cries
faces washed with boiling blood on fire
the butcher took them as he fashioned a smile
Track Name: Moon Mother
my moon mother calls me son and it's alright
it took me this long to get out of the sunlight
and I know she's cold all alone up there all night
it takes some strength in the knees just to take flight

I used to walk this land
I used to work with my hands
I could've saved the clan
I didn't understand

my moon mother calls me son and it's okay
at least I ain't shaking hands trying to get paid
and you know I ain't on my knees trying to be saved
it takes some strength in the will just to save grace

I used to walk this land
I used to work with my hands
I could've saved the clan
I didn't understand

my moon mother calls me son
and it's alright