Home Away From Home

by Elephants of Scotland

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released January 15, 2013

Dan MacDonald - bass, vocals (lead on 5)
Ornan McLean - drums
Adam Rabin - synth, vocals
John Whyte - guitar, vocals (lead on 3)

produced by elephants of scotland
mixed and mastered by adam rabin
cover design by adam rabin

recorded at our home away from home in south burlington, vermont
drums recorded at egan media productions in colchester, vermont by joe egan and rob o’dea

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Track Name: Geograph
Water cuts through earth and rock
With a patience well beyond our lives
Current flow with undertow and
Eddies swirl and undermine
On the edge of sea and sand

Waves rend granite into sand
Eons push the mountains high
Deserts over ancient seas
Bury secrets of our life
Wind rows swaying, forests creaking
Roots clinging to the shore
The changing seasons have no reason
Snow and rain and sun and storm

On the edge of sea and sand
On the mean high water line
On our feet but we just stand still
Always hoping for a little more time

Declination, azimuth, nautical and alidade
Parallel of latitude, Tropical and boreal

On the edge of a sinking land
On the mean high water line
On our heads knee deep in sand
No point asking for a little more time
Track Name: Full Power
Full the flowing lazies
Stretched out on the platform
Moongirl gazes starward
Bets on falling marbles

That part of love
That sleeps inside
Wakens briskly
Full power

Lost in elevation
Forgetting her umbrella
Moongirl runs for shelter
Dodging falling marbles
The part of love
That opens wide
Heads right for us
Full Power

Sitting on the car hood
Laughing at the moongirls
Hands together holding
A pile of fallen marbles
The part of love
That shouts out loud
Brings it on us
Full Power
Track Name: Starboard
Captain's gone / Lost at sea
Sailed away from what he used to be

Did he lose his way or mind?
A moth to flames of things he couldn't find

Poet, priest-stone God of stars
Hands go out to touch the spirit's heart

All along a numbing course
To mask the pain or maybe something more

“This Earth can not be round
That sky is falling down
But not on me

From space I'll hear the sound
Of stars as they drown
and I'll be free”

Starboard hands on the steering oar
Captain left his charts on shore
one more sip to seize the day
did he lose his mind or way

“This Earth can not be round
That sky is falling down
But not on me

From space I'll hear the sound
Of stars as they drown
and I'll be free”

Down went the sun; and up the mast
out came the stars; out went the past
He said, "All that I've heard
from hearts and from minds
are the thinnest truths our lives float upon."
three miles out and he was gone.
Track Name: The Seed
Take this seed
Take it to the well
Smell the flower grow up high
as the roots head down where none can tell

Take my word
Keep it always in mind
Pride can fill your eyes with joy
Fill them up until you're blind

Take a bite
Work down to the bone
Let the juice caress your tongue
and taste the guilt alone

Take what's left
Throw it to the waves
Hear them crash and fade away
Sinking to their watery graves

Take a jump
Jump into the sea
Feel the water in your hair
and your lungs when you breathe
Track Name: Home Away From Home
Crushed rocks over soil
Metal alloys combusting oil
Life draped in pressed vegetation
and circle in perpetual migration

Crushed rocks piled up mass
metal alloys illuminate gas
scattered designs - I can not tell
What it means, this +@¢0 &£!!

My kind know not of this way
But I will learn if I choose to stay ...
in this home away from home
home away from home

Life expands a moist cavity
and fills it with organic debris
The hole is closed and moves around
and opens presenting the strangest sound

My kind know not of this way
But I will learn if I choose to stay

in this home away from home
home away from home

Our kind came all of this way.
This is home. We are here to stay.
Track Name: Errol McSquisitor
Mr. McSquisitor could not be told
that what was right or that what was old

For him, time existed for spite not by law
a thorn in his side a thorn in his paw

Mr. McSquisitor was as young as the Earth
not full of sinility
nor childlike mirth

Never a time came nor did one went
for Mr. McSquisitor
time only bent

Do all of us seem to fly by
As he walks from a Bye to a Hi?
As he walks from here to then
Will we ever see him again?

the rocks upon the earth
The cars upon the road
the hands that we feel but never hold

the buildings in the sky
the things we meant to do
the times we forgot or never knew