The Wailin’ Jennys Firecracker

A is for apple, B is for blind

I jumped so fast I left the ground behind

You set your sights homeward

And you are more than wise

It’s late night heading into morning

You can get used to almost anything

Deep sea eyes, porcelain skin

Love’s sweet nests and their boxing rings

It’s late night heading into morning

Firecracker, firecracker

Sparkling in the sky

To those of us who saw

Looked like the fire should die

Knowledge pulls the reigns against

The bliss that I once knew

When you set your sights on me

And the firecrackers flew

Ocean of friendship, diamonds far and deep

We still talk of the future

Remembering soft sleep

A is for apple, apple of my eye

It’s late night heading into morning

Late night heading into morning…

The Wailin’ Jennys Motherless Child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

A long way from home

A long way from home

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

A long way from home

A long way from home

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone

A long way from home

A long way from home

This world out here is lonely and cold

This world out here is lonely and cold

This world out here is lonely and cold

A long way from home

A long way from home

Home, home

This world out here is so lonely and cold

This world out here is so lonely and cold

This world out here is so lonely and cold

A long way from home

A long way from home

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

A long way from home

A long way

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

A long way from home

A long way from home, home

Home, home

The Wailin’ Jennys Glory Bound

When I hear that trumpet sound

I will lay my burdens down

I will lay them deep into the ground

Then I’ll know that I am glory bound

I’ll be travelling far from home

But I won’t be looking for to roam

I’ll be crossing o’er the great divide

In a better home soon I will reside

Hallelujah…

When I’m in my resting place

I’ll look on my mother’s face

Never more will I have to know

All the loneliness that plagues me so

So I’m waiting for that train to come

And I know where she’s coming from

Listen can you hear her on the track

When I board I won’t be looking back

Hallelujah…

The Wailin’ Jennys Avila

Oh sweet peace, never have you fallen

Never have you fallen upon this town

Oh sweet peace, never have you fallen

Never have you fallen upon this town

The black crows are loaded

With the call of things discarded

The ribboned shard of battle

And everything burned

Have they forgotten we live here

Do they think that we gave up

Lay down and grew over

Weeds at every turn

Oh sweet peace, never have you fallen

Never have you fallen upon this town

Oh sweet peace, never have you fallen

Never have you fallen upon this town

I will not rest

Until this place is full of sunlight

Or at least until the darkness

Is quiet for a while

And we will not wait

For that murder to come calling

The night will simply fall

And the morning will rise

Oh sweet peace, never have you fallen

Never have you fallen upon this town

Oh sweet peace, when will you come calling

When will you come calling upon this town

The Wailin’ Jennys Ten Mile Stilts

Imagine you’re a girl on ten mile stilts

You travel round the world, taking it all in

You’ll never touch the ground

Is it a blessing or a curse

And if you’re too high to be found

Are you lost or just rehearsed

Got a heart that opens clear in this cool September dark

It rests on treetop leaves

And bursts its little sparks

And sometimes it sings its songs

And it lets its secrets out

Except for one that sears inside

That it cannot live without

But if I tell you will you take it

Will you shine it up to me

Can you be strong to let me go on

And set this freedom free

The stars are out tonight

Up here they’re ripe to hold

But I have learned what comes to those who get too close

I’m no Icarus in flight

And I’m old enough to know

That love is patient, but still unyielding

If you leave it long enough it lets you go

But if I tell you wil you take it

Will you shine it up to me

Can you be strong to let me go on

And set this freedom free

The Wailin’ Jennys Heaven When We’re Home

Don’t know what time it is, I’ve been up for way too long

and I’m too tired to sleep

I call my mother on the phone, she wasn’t home,

and now I’m wondering the street

I’ve been a fool, I’ve been cruel to myself

I’ve been hanging onto nothing

when nothing could be worse than hanging on

And something tells me there must be

something better than all this

I’ve fallen many times in love and every time

it’s been with the wrong man

Still I’m out there living one day at a time

and doing the best I can

Cuz we’ve all made mistakes

that seem to lead us astray

But every time they helped to get us where we are today

And that’s a good a place as any

and it’s probably where we’re best off anyway

It’s a long and rugged road

and we don’t now where it’s headed

But we know it’s going to get us where we’re going

And when we find what we’re looking for

we’ll drop these bags and search no more

‘Cuz it’s going to feel like heaven when we’re home

It’s going to feel like heaven when we’re home

There’s no such thing as perfect,

and if there is we’ll fnd it when we’re good and dead

Trust me I’ve been looking

bu tonight I think I’ll go and take a bath instead

And then maybe I’ll walk a while

and feel the earth beneath me

They say if you stop looking

it doesn’t matter if you find it

And whose to say that even if I did

it’s what I’m really looking for

It’s a long and rugged road

and we don’t now where it’s headed

But we know it’s going to get us where we’re going

And when we find what we’re looking for

we’ll drop these bags and search no more

‘Cuz it’s going to feel like heaven when we’re home

It’s going to feel like heaven when we’re home

The Wailin’ Jennys Bring Me Li’l Water Silvy

Bring me li’l water, Silvy

Bring me li’l water now

Bring me li’l water, Silvy

Every little once in a while

Don’t you see me comin’

Don’t you see me now

Don’t you see me comin’

Every little once in a while

Bring me li’l water, Silvy

Bring me li’l water now

Bring me li’l water, Silvy

Every little once in a while

Oh won’t you bring it in a bucket, Silvy

Oh won’t you bring it in a bucket now

Oh won’t you bring it in a bucket, Silvy

Every little once in a while

Silvy comin’ runnin’

Silvy comin’ now

Silvy comin’ runnin’

Every little once in a while

See me comin’ runnin’

See me comin’ now

See me comin’ runnin’

Every little once in a while

Bring me li’l water, Silvy

Bring me li’l water now

Bring me li’l water, Silvy

Every little once in a while

The Wailin’ Jennys Pants

Pants are for keeping you warm

That’s what they’re designed to do

They keep your bum happy

They look really snappy

Now how about some socks and shoes?

Shoes are for walking around

That’s what they’re designed to do

They keep your toes happy

They look really snappy

Now how about a sweater for you?

Sweaters are like wearing a hug

That’s what they’re designed to do

They keep your heart happy

They look really snappy

And it all looks great on you

Pants are for keeping you warm

The Wailin’ Jennys Away But Never Gone

The moon’s on its way to its nightly shift

The frogs fill the creek below

The tall grass waves a farewell to the day

The wind moans sweet and low

The heron tucks his head in his wing

The fish in the lake float along

The sun sinks from sight

Away but never gone

The dawn brings the dew like a thousand jewels

A nest rustles high on a bough

A blue egg stays warm in the cool of the morn

Under a red breast of down

The clouds turn and stretch, the moon checks its wrist

gathers itself with a yawn

And winks to the sun

Away but never gone

And all o’er the world as it turns and it turns

the stars twinkle off and on

And we come and go

Away but never gone

The Wailin’ Jennys Something To Hold Onto

There’s a light on in your house

but you’re not home today

And each time I come on by you seem so far away

Can you give me some reason to hold on

Can you give me some reason to stay

Got some friends knocking on my door

Wondering where I’ve been

Tired of mining for your heart, I’ve come up for air again

Can you give me some reason to hold on

Can you give me some reason to stay

Stay

Now I’m going away, will I leave you crying

It’s been 40 days but this love is dying

I’ve searched all around for something

Something to hold onto, and a reason to stay

So I’m cashing in your promises

gonna leave without a sound

Got a broken heart and aching head

cause I know you can’t be found Can you give me some reason to hold on

Can you give me some reason to stay

Stay

Now I’m going away, will I leave you crying

It’s been 40 days but this love is dying

I’ve searched all around for something

Something to hold onto, and a reason to stay

Stay

Now I’m going away, will I leave you crying

It’s been 40 days but this love is dying

I’ve searched all around for something

Something to hold onto, and a reason to stay

Something to hold onto, and a reason to stay