Snow Into Fire

by Dirty Grace

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produced by jesse thom (tinkerbox studios)

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released August 19, 2012

Track 4 features Kevin Lynch on bass and Shelder the Electric Clamfish on trumpet.

Album artwork by Leya Tess (www.leyatess.com)

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Dirty Grace Vancouver, British Columbia

Dirty Grace is a trio of songwriters. The specialty is beat-boxin heart-folk.
3 cross-Canada tours and 1 UK tour. 23 festival appearances. 3 albums. 30 fingers and 30 toes.

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Track Name: The Drink
He told me the drink doesn't think to speak to me
'bout what it is it sees me be
It just swallows down gratefully
blows in the breeze like 'em seas I don't feel no disease

Ally oop in the twilight flailin' free
If I fall my dear, be a dear; catch me
You know I'm a catch and the cradle failed me
No rock 'n lullabies when I was a baby

You poor unfortunate souls
so scared, It's true
No one's gunna take the rap
No one's gunna pay yer bills
but I'll help you, yes I will

You just gotta change
One quick rip of the band aid
Track Name: Whistling Mary Bristol
Light up the pipe my friend, let's walk
Around in circles we will talk
Till we have worn the ground so deep
Release your sheep - no time for sleep
The stars are telling us there plan
Midnight tonight they close their hand
Leave a darkness like a dream
We've never seen, we've never seen

So we will blindly stumble in
To some old tavern for some gin
Pour the light into our shoes
Then die inside a raspy tune
Friend, now tell me can you smell
The smoky breeze come up from hell?
We'll breathe it in and hold it long
Mixed with the pipe smoke in our lungs

Exhale with the night, coming holy - fire, fire, fire

We're steppin out upon the brink
Swim if ya like, I plan to sink
Down to the bottom of the sea
Where she waits for me, she waits for me
Inside a hollow rocky cave
Old whistlin' Mary Bristol gave
Her two-step to the candle flame
It dances out, then back again
That woman, she once said to me,
"Boy, there's a world that you don't see,
Wrapped up inside this coiled hole
Boy, don't ya know? Didn't ya know?"
I put my ear to that old shell
Heard it scream, I heard it yell
Those words that set my spine to chill:
"We'll feed the vultures on the hill"

Exhale with the night, coming holy - holy night
Sail on the light falling slowly - wind on the tide
Exhale with the night, coming holy - holy night
Hold the gate, we're comin' - hold the gate

So listen well, it goes to show
We've got more power than we know
And all those knives put to your throat
They're rusty dull, they do not float
I've traveled far across the land
Learned that, in truth, we have no hands
To hold on with so let it go
So let it die, just let it go
Make sure your children are in bed
Don't tell them any word I've said
For who would bring a feather to
A bird ya knew already flew?
Enjoy the air with me tonight
Come friend, let's circle one more time
For that which brings you life today
It will not stay, it will not stay.
Track Name: Little Children
Oh little children
When you are born
Do you still go out to play
With the other kids next door?
Do you still swim in the sea
Where the wild things are?
Is the air still clean enough
To make out the stars?
When you are born.

When you are born
Do you still know how to see
The rock, the river, the lone singing tree?
Can you still feel the wind
Rustle the pines,
Or the heart that burns
Or the love that blinds?
When you are born.

When you are born
Has the city noise covered the song
Of the loon on the lake
Or the jay bird at dawn?
Have the stories been buried
Deep in old growth graves
And the journey's been frightened
From the young and the brave?
When you are born.

When you are born
Have the green fields
Been covered in stone?
Has the wild been caged
In all of our bones?
Or do we know how to love you
And let you be free
To hear the call of your voice in the leaves?

When you are born
Do you walk straight into your darkness
Knowing sin is only
The fear of our fullness?
Do you play in the soil
Deep in your garden
Without need to control,
Possess, or harden?

Life makes death
Death makes life
And sometimes in the deepest of darkness
Is where you find the life/light.

Little children when you're born
Do you still know what you are?
Blood, bone, stone and star.
Do you look beyond the fears of the mind?
In the earth beneath,
What will you find?
Track Name: Holy Man's Land
Roaming, aimlessly
through the land they call holy
feeling an inklin' but still. . .
I cannot see
They call it the land of the holy man
I'm doing the very best I can
But still you've got to show me . . .

The magic
'cause I know but I can't feel it
Don't you know it takes a moment
LIke this one to leave me here
But here I am
Forgetting every thing I learned
Resorting to every thing I burned
So many times before . . .or . . . or . . . or

Or do I dive into this moment?
Do I dive into this life?
I could wait for the next one
But it might not be so nice
So nice. . . .

It's sparklin' in the eyes of many
But right now I can't feel any
of that sweetness that keeps me somewhat sane
I can't keep coming 'round here no more
never understand what I had before
so please you've got to show me . ..

The magic
'cause I know but I can't feel it
Don't you know it takes a moment
LIke this one to leave me here
But here I am
Forgetting every thing I learned
Resorting to every thing I burned
So many times before . . .or . . . or . . . or

Or do I dive into this moment?
Do I dive into this life?
I could wait for the next one
But it might not be so nice
So nice. . . .
Track Name: Weapons
I bring you all my flowers
Buried deep underneath the snow
I've been lost for hours
Looking for the way
To let you go

It's been a long - such a long winter
I've been so cold
Cold on the inside
Come in, light my fire
We can watch the walls crumbling
While everything's burning

Here's me naked bleeding heart
Hanging on your every word
I want you to think well of me
Won't you tell me you like it
Here I am all exposed
Is it good, or is it bad?
I'll tell you when I think I've had enough
Of trying
To get your love

How beautiful, how ugly
What weapons we can be
Don't listen to what I say
It does not come from me
I will not keep your words
Keep them for company

Hold your fear
You have always been alone
Open road
Is dusty and unknown
Stand up
You must go it on your own.
Track Name: Snow Into Fire
snow into fire
ghosts in the valley
their campfires burning

(khahi khahi)
[translates: "sky sky"]

slow winds encircle
prayers by the river
on gonpo the mountain

(khahi khahi)

earth breaks beneath us
it's endless inside us
draw back the curtain in the darkness

(khahi khahi)

like beads on a string
sliding one by one
my life will pass between your finger and thumb

(khahi khahi)

oh colorado
cold ancient starlight, coyotes howling
these lungs that breathe us into fountains

(khahi khahi)

my heart has broken
my heart lays open
my heart has broken open