Carbon Leaf Weirdguyhaus

well I was in the house

planning my way out

hello society welcome me

I wore a nametag it said

‘hello my name is’

do you like me?

let’s scrape dead birds from the ground

let’s strip and try to swim the sound

let’s steal from the lost and found

(I’ve come unwound)

and I try

well I was in the house

planning my infatuation

I’ve got to try, (yeah, I’m the guy)

I’d like to like you I just might go off

do you like me?

we’ll rip the wings off of a fly

we’ll go to church and tell a lie

eat candy panties til we die

(that’s just not right)

and I try alone everyday

Carbon Leaf The Donnybrook Affair

A row, a ruction, a fracas, an affray

A rough-n-tumble free-for-all

A broil, a brawl, a melee

A ruckus to be reckoned with

And now without delay

We’re takin the road to the Dodder on down

To march in the last parade

A row, a ruction, a fracas, an affray

A rough-n-tumble free-for-all

A broil, a brawl, a melee

A ruckus to be reckoned with

If anyone wants to dare

We’re takin’ the road to the Dodder on down

For the Donnybrook affair

I will go! I will meet you there

I will spend a week or two with you

At Donnybrook Fair

I will go! I will meet you there

But the council’s up in arms

They aim to take it away I swear

The council’s up in arms

They aim to take it away I swear

A license for leisure, What-e’er be the pleasure

The council’s always up in arms

To try and take it away, hey!

Play the harp and play the fiddle

Play the whistle too

Bang the drum and use the lungs

To get the message through

But ya fight ya might get tar-n-feathered

So bow and say a prayer

To the commission for the abolition

Of the Donnybrook Fair

A row, a ruction, a fracas, an affray

A rough-n-tumble free-for-all

A broil, a brawl, a melee

A ruckus to be reckoned with

If anyone wants to dare

We’re takin’ the road to the Dodder on down

For the Donnybrook affair

I will go! I will meet you there

I will spend a week or two with you

At Donnybrook Fair

I will go! I will meet you there

But the council’s up in arms

They aim to take it away I swear

The council’s up in arms

They aim to take it away I swear

A license for leisure, what-e’er be the pleasure

The council’s always up in arms

To try and take it away, hey!

A row, a ruction, a fracas, an affray

A rough-n-tumble free-for-all

A broil, a brawl, a melee

A ruckus to be reckoned with

And now without delay

We’re takin’ the road to the Dodder on down

To march in the last parade

A row, a ruction, a fracas, an affray

A rough-n-tumble free-for-all

A broil, a brawl, a melee

A ruckus to be reckoned with

If anyone wants to dare

We’re takin’ the road to the Dodder on down

For Donnybrook affair

I will go! I will meet you there

I will spend a week or two with you

At Donnybrook Fair

I will go! I will meet you there

But the council’s up in arms

And they aim to take it away I swear

I will go! I will meet you there

I will spend a week or two with you

At Donnybrook Fair

I will go! I will meet you there

But the council’s up in arms

They aim to take it away I swear

The council’s up in arms

They aim to take it away I swear

The council’s always up in arms

To try and take it away, hey!

Carbon Leaf Summer Song

Soak the sun

Cinnamon

What went wrong

Summer Song

Splinter snag

windvein ragged

Faded trends

Summer ends

What’s that I thought I heard you say?

Lunarscape and cold winds on their way

Whistling banshee through the screen

Salt air and isolation sting

Melon seed-spitting wars

Toys lost in the sand

Innocence is scorched

Summer leaves its brand

Bat away a hurricane’s eyelash

Ushering by the season past

Hinting, dapples pinching through my sleeve

Intimating that I leave

Hurricane remember me

Hurricane watch over me

From this point we roll along

Without a trace of summer song

Carbon Leaf Shellfish

This has nothing to do with you

I know where I’m going sunday

Windmill fish I’ll move

When the wind moves me

I’ll make a roadway from the shells

(from my shells)

I’m shellfish and not ready for you

Because you’re not ready for me

I’m not ready for me ever feel that way?

Maybe the treasure will be full of people

And we’ll share our lives one day

This has nothing to do with you

I’ll walk blind if I want to

Maybe I’ll take a trip where all I see

Is blue and white

Make a boat of paper and wax

Just enough to get there

(I won’t want to return)

Discovered lots of clues but not the chest

Not the x still looking for the x

This has a lot to do with you

Here’s the note I never wrote

Preocupation has paid its price but…

Believe all of this has made me

Sick as well

I’m shellfish I’m in the ocean

I can’t here you

I don’t know what I know anymore

I’m not ready for me ever feel that way?

Triangle that consumed us like

All those ships at sea

What price to be opened?

I’m drowning I’m breathing I’m living I’m dying frowning I’m smiling I’m laughing I’m trying shouting I’m screaming I’m happy I’m

Dreaming my nightmares are leaving

It’s dark and I’m tired the pain is receding I’m guilty for happy the cloud will not catch me I’m falling again I can’t let water in

I can’t build a boat to return

(I guess I got what I asked for)

And I’ll cry when I’m glad

(because it’s not what I’m used to)

Well here’s my blue and white

(not that different than when I started)

I don’t know I’m still young

We’ll make pirate hats and rule the sea

I’m shellfish

Jellyfish point of view

I’m in the ocean I can’t hear you

You’ve found the x don’t ever worry

Be happy

And we’ll dream of a day

Much like today…

Carbon Leaf Mexico

Perhaps I’ve never tried that hard to see

A palm tree swinging lazy in the breeze

Perhaps I looked away too many times

Just ignoring all the signs

Riding high on a temporary vibe

Life and love are messy most of the time

Practical minds breeding practical lives

Leave it all behind

The ocean breeze, the palm trees, and the sunshine

Excuses that a pair of eyes can’t hide

Perhaps this paradise is my decline

Riding high on a temporary vibe

Life and love are messy most of the time

If we were sober, we would know that this is real

Beyond a feeling, and I’d never let you go

If we were sober, we would know that this is real

Beyond a feel, I should have never let you go

Down in Mexico

We could be drinkin cheap tequila en the playa esquinita

And it sure is good to see the sea again

We could be drinking cheap tequila en the playa esquinita

And it sure is good to see the sea again

We both know what this could be or pretend that it’s not happening

Float forever, take a trip with me

Live forever in a postcard where it lives and breathes in blue and green

And roaring up a gentle breeze,

We’re riding high on a temporary vibe,

Life and love are messy most of the time

If we were sober, we would know that this is real

Beyond a feeling, and I’d never let you go

If we were sober, we would know that this is real

Beyond a feel, I should have never let you go

Down in mexico

We could be drinking cheap tequila en the playa esquinita

And it sure is good to see the sea again

We should be drinking margaritas in a foreign buena vista

And it sure is good to see you once again

Carbon Leaf Country Monkee

It’s been said keep your head

my therapy is a wooden shed

gave and inch and you took my yard

now the mowing is twice as hard

I guess that’s o.k. but next time

just stay away

true I’m selfish they’ll not bother me

don’t know where I keep my favorite tree

this is my day here

ask when it’s not so clear

call me when the lines are down

I won’t be around

never took that second look

find the trail that leads to the hollow nook

double back

back on track

stack my apples in a weathered sack

I’ll come across it if it crosses my mind

I’ll come across it should I try to find

keep the pace but end the race

no more starch and a lot more space

tell me your coming

that makes two

run and hide

away from you

never knew your needs required

constant I.V.

never knew your needs required

constant me

I’m not your food for thought

can barely feed myself

what is lost can be regained

just look high on the shelf

one one at a time and we roll along

yeehayipyippy

Carbon Leaf Wolfin Down Your Heart

You’re wolfing down your heart

You’ve hollowed out your soul

Your empty hands are enough to starve from

But still full enough to choke

Black crows, they’re waiting for you

They know your ego’s an empty bowl

You’re searching to hold on to

Just something you can use

The crumbs you dropped, the threads from your buttons

The laces off of your own shoes

Black crows, they’re waiting for you

They know your ego’s an empty bowl

Climb to the top of your world

To find that there’s nobody there

One set of boots at a time on the summit

It’s lonely when there’s no room to share

Black crows, they’re circling you

They know your ego’s an empty bowl

The heart’s to be given away

Just as it was made

The soul’s a much more ephemeral engine

Not tethered to earth-bound ways

So, say hello and settle in

Or hop upon the slightest breeze

If it doesn’t take you where you hoped it would go

May it land you square on your knees

Black crows, they’re waiting for you

They know your ego, your ego

Black crows on the telephone poles

You know your ego, you ego

Black crows on the side of the road

They know your ego’s an empty bowl

You’re wolfing down your heart

Carbon Leaf The Fox And The Hare

I will fight Nazis to keep you with me!

And I would face zombies eating flesh in the street!

And I would tame lions and tigers and bears,

Run away, run away from the fox you young hare,

Run away, run away, you’ve been caught unprepared,

Run away, run away unprepared.

Well I am no BoyScout but I’m always prepared.

Don’t call me a hero, ’cause I never fight fair.

Just doin’ my job protecting what’s mine,

Honey you know you’re free to go any old time.

Boys… Run away and you will despair,

Run away boys, you are way unprepared.

And I will fight Nazis to keep you with me,

And I would face zombies eating flesh in the street,

And I would tame lions and tigers and bears,

Run away, run away from the fox you young hares,

Run away, run away, you’ve been caught unprepared,

Run away you are way unprepared.

To the ledge, the ledge, I will meet you all there.

To the ledge, the ledge, if anyone dares,

A path for a duel of some musical chairs,

Just make sure you brake to the wings and affair.

Boys… Run away and you will despair,

Run away boys, you are way unprepared.

And I would fight Nazis to keep you with me,

And I would face zombies eating flesh in the street,

And I would tame lions and tigers and bears,

Run away, run away from the fox you young hare,

Run away , run away, you’ve been caught unprepared,

Run away you are way unprepared.

Don’t hate to be lovely, you beautiful thing,

Without a few sutiors, circling the ring,

But I’m cunning, crafty, recoursceful, and smart,

And I know a good gal don’t just give up her heart.

To the ledge, to the ledge, I’ll meet you all there,

To the ledge, the ledge if anyone dares,

To the victor, the spoils, the winner takes all,

And the rest of ya take turns makin’ eachother fall.

And I will fight Nazis to keep you with me,

And I would face zombies, eating flesh in the street,

And I would tame lions and tigers and bears,

Run away. run away from the fox you young hare,

Run away, run away from the fox you young hare,

Run away, run away unprepared.

Carbon Leaf A Song For The Sea

Where, where do they go?

Where are the fishermen gone?

Headed for home

Onto the sea

Under the sun

Into the ocean

Straight into the rum

Where, where do they go?

Where are the fishermen gone?

Headed for home

Into the sea

Covered in brine

Into the open

Hauling the lines

Sail, sail, sailor beware

Where, where do they go?

Where are the fishermen gone?

Headed for home

Into the wind

Onto the wakes

Under the gale, boys

Gathering breaks

Sail, sail, sailor beware

Sail, sail, sailor beware

Way, swept away

Into the ocean

Pulled to the brave

Gather the sea

A watery grave

Under the foam

Holds the luck of this age

Sail, sail, sailor beware

Sail, sail, sailor beware

Where, where do they go?

Where are the fishermen gone?

Resting at home

Deep in the lungs

Just out of reach

Singing a song

Singing a song

A song for the sea

Sail, sail, sailor beware

Sail, sail, sailor beware

Sail, sail, sailor beware

Sail, sail, sailor beware

Carbon Leaf Block Of Wood

Grab your heart

We need to leave

There’s no time to cry or grieve

For the fallen family tree

Rise above the flooding plain

Crouching low to dark the flame

Generations against the grain

Up in smoke, down the drain

If the fire, if the flood

Burns the tree and thins the blood

If your tears don’t want to dry

I can help you cry

Through the night

Through the night and day

I can’t take your pain away

But I can help you cry

Cut the branch from this tree

Carve a place for you and me

Wooden seat that we can string

From a branch where we can swing

We’ll take this block of wood

Carve it down, sand it good

When finished it will be

Souvenir of the family tree

And if the fire, if the flood

Burns the tree and thins the blood

If your tears don’t want to dry

I can help you cry

Through the night

Through the night and day

I can’t take your pain away

But I can help you cry

Through the night

Through the night and day

I can’t take your pain away

I can try

But God help me please

Come save the family tree

My friends are broken all

When falling off the wall

In the ash, I found an ember

Something warm to help remember

A block of wood that used to be

A strong tall family tree

A strong tall family tree

Blowing in the breeze

Cry through the night

Through the night and day

I can’t take your pain away

But I can help you cry

Through the night

Through the night and day

I can’t take your pain away

But I can help you cry