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(free) 03:01
Hummingbird (a song about hummingbirds) 50 times a second your wings beat a path to my heart hovering in one place now and then away i see you dart i see you coming backwards, forwards and from side to side why do i always notice you why do i sometime hide we are like flowers shining in the sun red blue and yellow waiting for hummingbirds to come
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04:39
always(a song about lions) I thought that you would make me alive I thought that you could rise I thought that you would lead me to heaven I thought that you could hide but it was always someone else who found the right words, found the right path I know that you despise the young you want them to die I know that you don't care for your neighbour you only care for you pride and it was always someone else who would protect me, circle round me I will be more careful the next time I put me trust in my eyes I will look to the colour of your hair and how it lies because it's always someone else bringing us together, holding us forever
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03:10
dreaming (a song about cats) O, I feel so clever teaching you a trick playing with some string hiding behind a door but I'm lead to wonder what it is you want what it is you need or who is teaching who and when i hide you will find me and when i sigh you will comfort me I need to learn to pray in the way you pray twisting turning out falling within grace i need to learn to see in the way you see in front, below above before and in between and if i hide you will find me and if i die you will know me i know that your watch is not a friendly gaze searching through the haze on my ordered mind still it comforts me knowing that you know after and before the lifting of my soul if i'm breathing if i stop breathing if i'm dreaming if i stop dreaming
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Nature, Mother Nature (a song about trees) Nature, Mother Nature, You've always fixed my soul Put me back together and you made me whole I don't believe it, what I do in return I make you sick, I make you dead, I make your forests burn Nature, Mother, Nature, the society we're in seems bound together in corporate sin I don't believe it, what I do in return With my silent endorsements as the money wheels turn Nature, Mother Nature, I think they've got the right idea These monks in Sri Lanka who've been ordaining trees I want to be called to this new religion where Rivers are priests and hills do teach the truth about land and air.
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Just like the climate changes (a song about all the different ways that animals are being forced to change due to climate change) Stop! Turn around your heart to the world which you once loved The world in which now songbirds need to sing at night and shark mothers give birth all by themselves The world where brown bears give up on hibernation. Ice, rain, clouds, lightning And I could change, if you wanted me too. Just like the climate changes see my heart melt, feel my temperature rising, Just like the climate changes so Stop! Turn around your heart to the world which you once loved The world where frogs and lizards lose their leaves and chestnut trees bloom before the spring has come The world that forces squirrels and chipmunks up the mountains Ice, rain, clouds, lightning And I could change, do you really want me to? change like the climate changes
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Supernatural Existential (a song about whales) What is the ground of my feeling lonely, out of place and out of time Is it just an empty melancholy, Is it the bit of you you left behind Supernatural Existential How is it that I am guided by voices, a bit too far, a bit too near Or it that the whole creation is groaning for everyone with ears to hear. Supernatural Existential And am I just like everyone, are we all the same or am I just the only one, no one else to blame And are you all in everyone, are you quiet or strong or are you calling everyone, as if seized by song Supernatural Existential As deep calls to deep, in the cascades of your waterspouts A thousand voices, a thousand songs, a thousand languages delight the ear The melody echoes from reef to reef, washing over me within and without From mother to daughter, from mother to son, from mother to mother down the years
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07:03
Tonight (a song about mushrooms) walking the land that killed my father's father finding the place where the atom broke i trip on a branch and fall hard to the ground i rise to my knees and through the smoke crawling uneasily with the world's disdain a possum turns an ugly eye to me the weight of an ancient and evolving history starts to unfold as she says forcefully if you want to put the world aright go underground go underground tonight if you want to put the world aright go underground go underground tonight go underground go underground tonight walking away from the home that once knew me looking for a place that's all my own i search for connections but there is no network i yearn in the smallest way to be known and then crawling over trash in my back alley a possum turns an ugly eye to me the weight of an ancient and evolving history starts to unfold as she says forcefully if you want to put the world aright ... walking towards a future that must hold me searching for life in a new way i dig my hands down into the deep rich soil i pause, and then turn to face the day

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released May 5, 2008

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anabaptist bestiary project Ann Arbor, Michigan

Rocking the world through reflection on creatures the Anabaptist Bestiary Project is a ten piece alternative rock ensemble under the creative direction of Trevor Bechtel. The ABP collects vocal and instrumental musicians from Bluffton University to delve into the artistic and literary heritage of the spirituality of creatureliness. ... more

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