Pink Stone: Songs from Moose Lodge

by Wren

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1.
The sun is going down Let’s gather all around The sun is going down Let’s gather all around The sun is going down You bring the wood and I’ll bring the wine The dancing of the moon can keep our only time Let’s find a lonely roof or a tree that faces west Let light recall our faces till it sinks beneath the crest This night, with you, and you and you... The sun is going down Let’s gather all around The jangle of our feet Let’s frolic, dance, repeat The sun is going down Let’s climb down in the dark, set fire to the logs The murmur of our voices mingles music with the frogs The grouse have gone to bed, and the baby squirrel, too Come snuggle here with me, maybe we’re the next ones to This night, with you, this night with you... The sun is going down Let’s gather all around The jangle of our feet Let’s frolic, dance, repeat The sun is going down We watch the ducks fly south I taste the wonder in your mouth I know we’re not always together But we are birds of a feather The sun is going down Let’s gather all around The jangle of our feet Let’s frolic, dance, repeat The sun is going down
2.
Pedal Strong 04:48
I went to the island all alone Took a boat from Spain Traded sun for the rain Found a bike and a light Pedaled through the night Pedal strong, pedal fast Pedal for a love that will last I went to the island all alone Every stroke racked my soul Every hill a burning toll Just my knife and the sheep Deadly cliffs a spin and leap Pedal strong, pedal fast Pedal for a love that will last I went to the island all alone Found a love there so rare Nothing past could near compare But he had never left his home Faced the lonely road alone Pedal strong, pedal fast Pedal for a love that will last You sailed off from the island all alone I went back to Spain In my hands a broken chain I heard you got your first pair of wheels I remember how it feels Pedal strong, pedal fast Pedal for a love that will last
3.
Tracks 06:20
600 miles of tracks between me and you I’d hate all these trains if I didn’t love where they’re going to I tap out my song to you, press your ear down for the sound If I walk east, east, east, my inner light unbound Then will you walk west, west, west and meet me in the middle ground? 500 miles to you In my dreams you jump the night train And when the sun rises, just a soft flame Our tracks are one and the same 400 miles of tracks between me and you I wake up to the sea and the gulls and the whistles blowing through Far away there’s a boy throwing stones with a question in his hand If I walk west, west, west with all the courage of a man Then will you walk east, east, east and meet me in the place we planned? Will you meet me in the place we planned? 300 miles to you In my dreams you jump the night train And when the sun rises, just a soft flame Our tracks are one and the same 200 miles of tracks between me and you I’d hate all these trains if I didn’t love where they’re going to I tap out my song to you, press your ear down for the sound If you walk west, west, west holding trust like a secret found Then will I walk east, east, east and meet you in the middle ground? Will I meet you in the middle ground? 100 miles to you In my dreams you jump the night train And when the sun rises, just a soft flame Our tracks are one and the same
4.
Embrace me where the stones are rose You’re the mountain I want to climb Scoop me up and lay me down Braid me a crown from river vines You’re the current and I’m your bowl The quiet inlet where the fishes go Body sleek as an otter’s dive Fill up my banks till they overflow Find me willing like you did before I’m braver now and I will ask for more Watch me surrender, unafraid to be seen It’s a long journey’s end for the wandering queen Bed below me and the skies above Pebbles mark skin but don’t draw blood I’ll crown you king of the stone and wood if you Paint me a dress from sap and mud Find me willing like you did before I’m braver now and I will ask for more Watch me surrender, unafraid to be seen It’s a long journey’s end for the wandering queen Embrace me where the stones are rose You’re the mountain I want to climb Scoop me up and lay me down Braid me a crown from river vines
5.
Pink Stone 06:01
Hold me close I’m falling down Hold me close My dear We drove to the river Flushed pink stones You wore your long coat We walked alone I see you on a mountain top Hands raised high Stars move in spirals You hold them as they die Hold me close I’m falling down Hold me close My dear I still feel the tears pull Strong as the tide So sit here close now Don’t let me hide Teach me to listen Hold this ripe fruit And take this pink stone Its weight as proof Hold me close I’m falling down Hold me close My dear Moon shine bright Am I okay? Hold me in stillness Till I find my way
6.
Come back river to the place you ran The sun’s going down and the time is at hand Come back river to the place you flowed And hold me close in your icy robes Come back now Make your way Oh the path will be different than it was Yesterday Come back river to the place you left I lay on a stone all alone and wept Come back river with my tears that fall I gave you all away till there was nothing left at all Come back now Make your way Oh the path will be different than it was Yesterday Come back river my bed’s gone dry Rub me till I shimmer I reflect the sky Come back river be the flesh of my bones And glisten in my soul till I can sing my own way home Come back now Make your way Oh the path will be different than it was Yesterday
7.
Corn Stalks 04:23
The corn stalks in the fall A dry wind blowin’ Summer’s ease is gone In our bones a hard cold knowin’ Call the autumn rains The mold, the slime, the wither Watch the corn stalks fall Then disappear We leave and return We’re old and born again Spiraling towards awake Arise, behold the snake Plow deep, plow wide The darkest place I have inside Plow deep, plow wide The darkest place I have inside A belly made from snow Thin walls hold the shadow Sitting here with crows, impatient vigil Beseech this womb to kindle Plow deep, plow wide The darkest place I have inside Plow deep, plow wide The darkest place I have inside
8.
I let you go in Mexico It wasn’t enough somehow You pushed me in a doorway and said that you’d Shown me all your cards now But it was too late to take you back A kite out on the ocean, no string attached I was taller when I met you Before you became a man A girl of Norway fjords loves a Brown-eyed boy, Mexican But it was too late to take you back A kite out on the ocean, no string attached I still go by your old house In spring when the cherries bloom But your windowpane is empty No secret love note blazes proudly from your room And it’s too late to take you back A kite out on the ocean, no string attached You are grown Make your own home You are grown Make your own home It’s too late to take you back A kite out on the ocean, no string attached
9.
Oh, boy o’ mine You smile so big You’re tall like a cedar tree And you look funny at me Oh, boy o’ mine You smell so sweet Like a mountain prairie in summer’s heat Make me a bed in your golden wheat Lover, friend, I can’t call you my own You’re free like the river Flow always where you ache and yearn To my ocean, always return Oh, boy o’ mine You sit there so strong Lean with me, grow with me, weather the storm with me Float here where sweet water kisses the sea It’s not easy to let you go Because I want to be the only rowboat your river knows But if we’re not careful, we’ll block these waters high No boats, just a dam jealously guarding the sky Lover, friend, I can’t call you my own You’re free like the river Flow always where you ache and yearn To my ocean, always return
10.
What do you do when he’s not counting anymore? You go to the phone and type it in, but you know He’s just not counting, anymore It’s all my fault Can’t call this fate But I’m still counting down the years till our promised Eiffel Tower date If you want, you can call it my chocolat You try so hard to let it go and then one day It’s let go, and you’re not counting It’s all my fault Can’t call this fate But I’m still counting down the years till our promised Eiffel Tower date What do you do when he’s not counting anymore? You go to the phone and type it in, but you know He’s just not counting, anymore

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Inspired by four seasons in Washington’s Methow Valley, traditional homeland of the mətxʷú people.

Explore the story behind the "Pink Stone: Songs from Moose Lodge" album with the Companion Book, a collection of essay vignettes, journal entries, and correspondence excerpts from Wren’s time in the Methow Valley. Available via the merch tab in various bundles with the digital/physical album or as an individual product.

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released February 20, 2021

MUSICIANS

Wren: Vocals, classical guitar, deer-toe rattle (1), whistling (10)
Krista Detor: Piano (4, 5, 7), field organ (2), accordion (10), vocal harmonies (4, 5, 7, 9)
Dena El Saffar: Viola & joza (1)
Art Heckman: Harmonica (3, 7, 10)
Ben Lumsdaine: Drums & percussion (cajon, djembe, shakers, cottonwood tree branches, Indiana limestone rocks) (1-4, 6, 9, -10)
Gordon Lowry: Fiddle (8)
Steve Mascari: Bass (2, 4, 9, 10)
Jonathan Root: Vocal harmonies (1)
Gary Stroutsos: American Indian cedar flute (6)
David Weber: Acoustic guitar (7), vocal harmonies (3, 6, 8, 10), mandolin (1, 2), saw (10), mouth harp (10), bass (2)
Jason Wilber: Acoustic & electric guitar (5, 8, 9, 10)
Matthew Zelenin: Hammond organ (9)

Produced by David Weber
Recorded, mixed, & mastered by David Weber at Airtime Recording Studios in Bloomington, Indiana, with the exception of Wren’s vocals & guitar for “Kite Out on the Ocean,” recorded by Devin Mooers in Indianola, Washington
Artwork by Anna Briggs, www.annasbreath.art
Graphic design by Karla Holman
Cover photography by Sol Gutierrez

©(p) 2020 Wren/Laura Adrienne Brady (BMI)
Swimming Rabbit Records
All songs by Wren (Laura Adrienne Brady)

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Wren’s Celtic-inspired folk music evokes the lands and waters of the many places she has called home. Celebrated for her pure and original vocals and the rich imagery of her song-writing, Wren's music speaks to dreams, the cycles of nature, and the dance of solitude and intimacy. Her third album, due out February 20, 2021, is a musical exploration of four seasons in Washington's Methow Valley. ... more

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