Wake Up, Child

by the Soil & the Sun

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Braulio Rivas
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Braulio Rivas this is nice
Favorite track: Moshua.
Chelsea Dale
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Chelsea Dale This is honestly one of the most phenomenal albums I have ever heard. Alex is a musical genius. I have never experienced such emotion, love, and life in music in my life. Words cannot explain how much this album, and all of the Soil and the Sun's music, has changed my life and I am so thankful I discovered them. Thank you the Soil and the Sun! Favorite track: Arizona.
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Swaffy A group of deviants with a selfless spirit who makes truly artistic music, what is there not to love? "There Is No Death" is my favorite sound because I thoroughly enjoy long songs that are designed in a way which makes the song interesting from beginning to end. This whole album is very well worth buying! Favorite track: There Is No Death.
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1.
Spirited to the woods With a gun in his hand Now free from other's eyes As a paler version of myself Shadowed him Spirit of Memory She's gone green on me Now ripening beneath A moon of ever-aging flaxen beams And I could feel everything Spirit of Bravery "Fear flee from thee!" Let these sleepy beasts be free The casings form a crescent at my feet I enjoy everything
2.
Human love is a hungry sun And it's burning all my energy up But holy love is a giving land Warming up the earth in my hands I'm growing up You're gonna be Where you ought to be A new country All your own I'm cutting my hair In the bathroom You're sleeping there On your own West Down Right Up Left East
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Scratch the golden shore With diamonds Healthy and secure If they lied... Oh, forbidden words All secret Watch the wilted worm With your eyes closed Coveted and worn Like Diamonds Bonds unbreakable Your love
4.
Moshua 02:34
Moshua Your song is set in Your song lives inside My soul
5.
Arizona 05:52
Great Big Family Your home A rolling home Keeps rolling on Great Big Warrior Your eyes Are eagle eyes Dark eagle eyes But we were afraid Of what would happen We were afraid We knew what would happen The eldest of our children He's having trouble breathing this air So pack it up we're leaving Bending back our bows of horse hair We're waving to our friends now They're bleeding into golden backgrounds We're aiming for the West Lands We'll grow up in the desert hands Why are we turning back around? Oh, dear God, we said forever Oh, my Lord, we slept together Oh, dear God, it's for the better Oh, my Lord That's why we don't live in Arizona
6.
Give to each other There's no need for words See the butter-leaves Rest on our shoulders A Wheat-Germ Mother Glowing with birth And out came two brothers Full of the earth Lay low Stay still Keep quiet My child, those boys run wild We set our hooves on fire And split for the tree-line Through teeth of barb and wire And the creek of white wine We swam as two little white doves Danced on our tails We'll weave two baskets of love From the smoke of our trails Lay low Stay still Keep quiet My child, those creature are wild
7.
Sewn in weakness Raised in power Sewn in dishonor Raised in Glory Raise them up Oh King of Justice Child of David Wash your hands Son of David Wash their feet You are my only son Have I gone too deep Am I asleep, Lord? Give me a sign A tender shoot A dried up root He's burning branches with no fruit Lord, I'm not worthy to die like you Put my head on the ground Washa, Washa, Washa Wake up, child The half has not been told Root of Jesse Root of Blessing Bring the remnant back to You Seek the Lord you shall be called "Repairer of Broken Walls"
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Red iron bones 'neath blankets white A breakfast song Kettle is ready and stove is bright A breakfast song Red iron bones, blankets white Passing the time that draws us near In fleeting love Left in a note on tables here Deep, deep love New born baby suns Whistling through tender tongues Silver orbits run Tracing our deep, deep love Deep, deep love. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Red iron bones, blankets white
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I AM in Everything, Everywhere
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There is no death! The stars go down To rise upon some other shore And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown They'll shine forevermore There is no death! The forest leaves Convert to life the viewless air Oh, the rocks disorganize to feed The hungry moss they bear There is no death! This dust we tread Shall change beneath the summer showers To golden grain or mellow fruit Or a rainbow-tinted flower And ever near us, though unseen The dear immortal spirits tread Throughout the boundless universe There is Life! There is Life! There are no dead

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"Wake Up, Child" is a re-do/do-over of songs previously and sporadically recorded over the past 3 or so years, now all wrapped up and put together as a complete, cohesive album. Please enjoy!

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released September 29, 2011

All music written and performed by Alex, Ashley, Ben, Heather, Jacki, Joanna, Michael, and Will. Special thanks to Timbre for recording harp on "There Is No Death".

Lyrics by Alex.

Recorded by Alex at Alex and Ashley's House (Hoi Polloi).

Mastered by Chad Wahlbrink.

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