migration

by morgan heringer

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orginal jazz compositions recorded @ sarah lawrence college summer 2009 - recording/production by tom tierney and alex mead-fox at spaceman sound

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released July 10, 2011

morgan heringer- voice/piano
glenn alexander- electric guitar
luke bace-bass
colin fahrner- drums

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morgan heringer Keene, New Hampshire

morgan heringer is a renegade self-harmonizing lover of literature, beauty and oddity. we make music for the sake of making it.

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Track Name: migration
watch the birds fly in formation coming back to you
lets migrate in formation like the birds do

you said you dreamed of breaking bones and holding me
you held my hand when we walked in the dark down the road
will you stay with me till the morning comes
cuz i dont wanna be alone any longer

we sat in the bathtub with all our clothes on
we climbed to the rooftop to watch the sky turning light
and you stayed with me till the morning came
you didnt wanna be alone any longer

and when we walked through the woods
the birds sang a song that we knew
i made a map of your face
i keep tucked away in a drawer
you taught me all i need to know about
the geography of bodies
and how to bury things
that are best kept unfound

and though youre gone
i will keep singing all these songs
ill watch the sky
searching for the signs of flight
Track Name: joseph and zuleika
joseph, do i really have to
say your name for you to hear me
ive been looking out the windows
thinking of your collarbones

every morning when i wake up
all i think about is your face
and there is nothing in this world
that doesnt have to do with you

like when the clouds move across the sky
and when the rain falls in the garden in the morning
and when my head hurts i am missing you
and when the aches gone its because of your touch

so lets build a stone house and learn
how to love god
lets the beauty we love
be what we do
there are thousands of ways
to kneel and kiss the ground
ill meet you in the field
and lie down in the grass

joseph, do i really have to
say your name for you to hear me
all the ladies cut their fingers
with their fruit knives when you pass
Track Name: blue
my bones ache when youre gone
and my head feels like empty
like a field with no trees

my skin is dry like the dirt with no rain
my plants are fruitless
my crops have withered away

but do you think about me
when im in the mountains
i try to forget your mouth
but ive wandering around the world
for a thousand past lifetimes
and now that ive found what
i was looking for all this time, well
i was looking for you
ive been looking for you

my teeth hurt with your absence
how will i last through this season
without you i feel so blue, different shades
like the sky throughout the day
fading into darkness
Track Name: shore
cuz i dont wanna watch you drift away anymore
and i am tired of calling to you from this distant shore

so sail away, sail away from me
just sail away, sail away from me

i dont want to be alone, but wont you leave me alone
i dont want to be alone, but wont you leave me alone

cuz i dont wanna watch you drift away anymore
and i am tired of calling to you from this distant shore

just sail away, sail away from me
just sail away, sail away from me

ill pick flowers by the roadside, i dont need your smell
and in the fall ill collect leaves and i will sleep where they fell

cuz i dont wanna watch you drift away anymore
and i am tired of calling to your from this distant shore

just sail away from me
Track Name: holes in the ground
chipmunks live in holes in the ground
but where do they go in the winter
springtime is passing all too soon
before we know it fall will come again

ive been waiting all year long
for you to come and touch me
but i wont wait anymore
there are things i have to go and look for

in the summertime when its warm
we can go outside into the light
in the summertime when its warm
we wont have to stay inside anymore

lately ive been sleeping too long
lately ive been staying in bed through the morning
thinking about your hands on my face
and in my hair

in the summertime when its warm
we can go outside into the light
in the summertime when its warm
we wont have to stay inside anymore

dont you wanna run away with me
dont you wanna find a hole in the ground
where we could live

in the summertime when its warm
we can go outside into the light
in the summertime when its warm
we can go outside and find a hole in the ground
and fall asleep and wake up with your
hands in my hair on my face

in the summertime
in the summertime
in the summertime when its warm
Track Name: wooden house
take me to your wooden house and i will
hide hide hide away with you
take me to your wooden house and i will
hide with you

take me to your mountain lair
and show me all the treasure you hoard there
ill sit on top of your jewels and your armor
i will breathe, breathe fire

but im so tired of waiting in this
forest for you to come and save me
cuz i dont need to be saved

but if you give me trees to plant in this earth
i will love you all my days
and our roots will tangle around and
around again, like twisted fingers interlaced

let me kiss your high cheekbones and cook you
flowers on the kitchen stove
we'll make our beds up of violets and lavender
we'll sleep, sleep fine

but im so tired of waiting in this
forest for you to come and save me
cuz i dont need to be saved

i dream of sailboats drifting on a green sea
and the way you laugh so sweet
your skin smells like honey will you ever come to me
im hollow, hollowed out like trees that have
burned in forest fires
Track Name: green sky
i will leave you where i found you in my dreams
you dont need me to see the sounds weve made
the trees are filling the sky

with green so thick that i cant see the clouds
you took your shoes off and stood bare
barefoot in the grass around us

i never thought that i would know you
now, now that i do i wonder how ive gone so
long alone

i will leave you where i found you in my dreams
i will find you where i left you in my dreams, oh

the rain it sings to me on pavement and in leaves
and suddenly spring came and left you at my feet

i will leave you where i found you in my dreams
i will find you where i left you in my dreams, oh
Track Name: song for knowing yourself
when you were the sun i was the moon in your hands
the stars all hung like lanterns
dripping from the branches of dark trees
i know, well i know who you are
and you can, you can see who i want to be

but dont look for me, dont look for me
ill be gone

in the darkness our skin feels so bright
and when we lost ourselves we found
that there was only light
and maybe i dont really know who you are
cuz you cant, you cant see what i try
so hard to show you

dont look for me, dont look for me
ill be gone

imagine what the last trees gonna feel like
and then how will we learn to appreciate the sky
and i guess i dont really know who you are
cuz i could not be who you wanted me to be

but dont look for me
dont look for me
ill disappear completely
Track Name: storm king
i can feel us decomposing now
watch our skin turn green in the afternoon light
how long will it be till we become one
how much longer, not much longer

walk along the winding wall
to the edge of the earth
to the edges of the sky

walk with me i will walk with you anywhere we go
dance with me in a field while the birds fly around us

you could build me walls with bare hands
i could be good to you, if youd be good to me too

walk with me i will walk with you anywhere we go
dance with me in a field while the birds fly around us

i can feel us decomposing now
watch our skin turn green in the afternoon light
how long will it be till we become one
how much longer, not much longer

we could build a home
far away from all weve known
if you come to me, i will wait for you here
at the edge of the earth
at the edges of the sky
i will wait for you here
if youll come to me
Track Name: new songs
did you know how long my hair grows when youre gone
did you know that i can learn new songs

i dont wanna sing anymore but its all that i know
yes its all that i know
and i dont wanna sing anymore
so lets build our own language that is based on silence

cuz i have no words to left to speak for

will you wait for me in a stone house in the trees
ive been harvesting the honey from the bees

we have been away so long, and the trees
make my heart hurt for home

stay with me in crowded rooms and
i will feel less alone
stay with me in crowded rooms and i will feel
less alone

will you wait for me in a stone house in the trees

i dont wanna sing anymore, but its all that i know
yes its all that i know
and i dont wanna sing anymore,
so lets build our own language that is based
on silence

cuz i have no words
oh i have no words left
oh i have no words left to speak for

did you know how long my hair grows when youre gone
Track Name: the moon shows its face
the moon shows its face to the night travelers
can you tell me where im going to
seek in darkness till you find
how to lose the things you should have left behind

friends will you keep your company with me
for i am blinded and i cannot see
ill seek in darkness till i find
how to lose the things i thought i left behind

dont you know ive been looking for a way out of this city
i am restless, so i climb up the ladder to the roof
im by myself a lot these days, im looking for you in the dust

but the moon shows her face to a night traveler
she will tell me where im going to
ill seek in darkness till i find
i never had the things i thought i
never had the things i thought i left behind
ill seek in darkness till i find
i never had the things i thought i left behind
Track Name: windows
death is a dream state and when we die
we will see what we look like on our insides
and can we change the future if we
disregard the past

and if we live life over would you come and find me here
would you know how long ive been waiting
for springtime to come, for time to stop moving along

imagine what we'll look like when our bodies become light
and grow wings out of our spinal cords
imagine what we'll look like when our bodes become light
our skin will turn into glass windows

and springtime will come, and time will stop moving along

death is a dream state and when we die
we will see what we look like on our
insides