What Wonder is this Universe!

by the Soil & the Sun

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Jessica Fogle
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Jessica Fogle Oh how I love the Soil & the Sun! Such a mesmerizing and powerful live show, go see them if you get a chance!!!
Bradley Williams
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Bradley Williams I found out about The Soil & The Sun through a video at ilikegiving.com. I can't express in words how much this band has meant to me lately, especially this album (What Wonder is this Universe). It is my ideal sound I want to hear in a band, and their lyrics are so powerful. So bummed I missed them on their tour with From Indian Lakes. Hopefully I won't miss them next time they roll through southern California. Favorite track: You Alone Know.
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Nathan Didlake There is so much movement in this song. So much build. Then, out of nowhere, a killer DELIVER ME!

Chills, man. Chills. Favorite track: You Alone Know.
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Were you the one who passed Through these walls As we took our bath Were you the one who laughed Down these halls As we learned our math Our mother draped sheets over our heads Warm lines cross her face Our father made trees grow from his hands Dark lines, empty space
Engadine 01:31
One Woman 02:38
One woman One woman My love One Woman Korea? No. Antigua? No. Through it all One woman She's alive She is living My love One woman
Devil gonna make me fear? No. A body's bound to disappear Swallowed up in the ground Everything I need is here, home. Sad ghosts on the window sill open up, let 'em out Righteous man gonna preach at me? Well... I ain't gonna say a word No stone around my neck Heaven, I know, is coming near, sure. But I don't really wanna go right now I'm only at the start Crooked man gonna scare my kids? Hm. We live and die in the promised land It's not about to change Devil gonna bother me? No. I told 'em all they'd better leave I opened up my mouth
Prolegomenon 01:44
Drawn out like a sword A river running through my fellow man Into my hands Blessings Coming back to break me Build it tall to cut it down Give me sight or make me blind On the ground I get Feel who created it In the brook I bathe Bare, before your gaze From the summit see Material that I don't need I don't need to understand Every word you speak to me I don't need to recognize Every truth, every time I don't need a bigger noise All I need is to hear your voice One dichotic seed Buried down inside of me Jaws like a holy war Claws like a burning sore It never ends, I'm caught up in What it'd be like To lose your love Building up our sanctuary In the walls of Babylon Free my body, heal my mind Under the surface locked in Some presupposed history And all my biggest talking Won't bring him home, back to me It's a thin line you're walking on And I can find fault in anyone So, watch what you say Watch what you say I thought I'd be much stronger As my hair is getting longer My Pillar of Wisdom Pillar of Wisdom The world under water Slowly lifts us to the Father But time is not my own Time is not my own I know it's freedom that's been given From the curses that we've lived in Remind me Your Name Remind me Your Name Yes, it's foolish what I'm saying You should hear what I've been praying For any other way Any other way Deliver me, Deliverer Good Spirit, come, Good Giver What wonder is this universe! In every heart unending worlds You know You alone know
Sleeping in the bow We all want to know how You're not afraid Of the down pouring rain We're casting out our lots You should call on your god Who is he, anyway? We know you've been running And stowing away But our ship is sinking Somebody better pay He said, "The Lord is my God He created me The wind in the trees The waves on the seas And all things beneath them Yes, I am the guilty one Cast it all on me" As we gave him up to the deep You know, it's a funny thing The sky became clear And it filled me with fear Who's this God that He hears us? What I could not conceive Now I've seen and believed it
Spirit softly settle In the belly of your temple Seeping out into every channel Here it comes Winding through the grasses As the cool of evening passes Oh, my God! What have we been up to? Hide me from You When the shadow swept up over me Deep into the veil I could see Swear I saw a sign of seven stars In Your hand, where I want to be Now, visions fill our eyes like summer rain The earth we knew I know will be re-made Here is skin and bone and blood and veins Break the seal, never be afraid again Wild, wicked wind Whirring and whistling Be still and listen See, be not blind All is unwinding Perfect in timing How? I don't know Spoken in secret Never repeated Look, all around What's gonna happen? I can't imagine Eyes, open wide Lamps dimming slowly Suddenly glowing New, all things new I'm gonna see it I know it! (I feel it, too)


This album was recorded in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Hoi Polloi. It was mixed and mastered by Chad Wahlbrink.


released August 20, 2012

Special thanks to:

Timbre Cierpke - Harp
Curt Kiser - Vibraphone
Isaac Karns - Sampler
Mason Self - Snare drum/Gang vocals
James Tuthill - Gang vocals
Dylan Gunnett - Art Direction
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