Small Hours

by Old Earth

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released 22 April 2013
mini50 records

Performed by Todd Umhoefer, Betty Blexrud-Strigens, Ben Lester, Christopher Porterfield, Kurt Spielmann, Damian Strigens, Ashlee Whitty, and Travis Whitty.

Recorded and produced by Todd Umhoefer, Nick Berg, and Christopher Porterfield. Mixed by Todd Umhoefer. Mastered by Nick Berg.

Art and packaging by Jamie Mills.

Special thanks to Euan McMeeken and Ronald Umhoefer




1.
Unhunted further, four each
Squall line
And how, I’ve really gotten lost in different kinds of places

2.
The rest, who cares?
Six spaces that nothing else shares
Unanswered echo verse
Them unhinged things that’s ours in common

3.
Verse added verse
Weight don’t wait, want don’t get




Unhunted further, four each

Pour the writing in our other face, underheld for too long Scene as our hands become older things, they became all at once
a thing to be lowered and raised
a thing to be lowered and raised hemming sails out of the other one,
a Thing to be lowered and raised, A thing to be lowered and raised


Squall line

What fire awoke? what sings? what sings? what fire awoke, No? What sings in a burying time? what sings? what sings? What sings in a burying time, know, know, No! no no


And how, I’ve really gotten lost in different kinds of places

I only betray this when I'm not here, I only betray this when I'm not here
O God, that all spent, of all the things... Saints of the Little Ways, the Lake's late wake
carved out a harbor that always sings, to
some far-flung hot-heavenly choir! A windfall that sleeps in my hand
O God, we rang!
a windfall that sleeps in my hand, in
that field near the field where the planes land.
Digging the deepest hole at the park, (and) down to the clay in the backyard
I only betray this when I'm not here, I only betray this when I'm not here


The rest, who cares?

I love her only in song
I tend to shake her words.
What do you call such a private thing?
I'm making time with my song, an unsettled pause
for us
What would you do if I spoiled our names?
O
When you were gone I slept in every room
O, these days what passes for a bed?
O, When you were gone I slept in every room! O, When you were gone I slept in every room!
So
if I still do?


Six spaces that nothing else shares

everywhere I go
Everywhere I go, my mouth goes too~ Is it enough?
No.
Every time I turn my tongue against my teeth, they'll fall out. So?
Believe that whole, believe that hole.
Even the row warms, even where I lay, even between two mouth even/enough


Unanswered echo verse

Who's lying now? Who's lying now, alone? Who's a-lyin’? Who's alone? Who's aligning who's alone?
Who's somewhere else? who's somewhere far alone?
Whose somewhere? Whose alone? Whose somewhere? Who's alone? In whines we drank at the same time, it was awful
it was all full


Them unhinged things that's ours in common

short night sharp sticks low light low bricks
When you fell in, a bell rang! and I felt in two hearts- One soaked, one burned, and No More
What woke in my hand? What things I wrote you there... Some short, some sharp, and no more.


Verse added verse

Believe me,
I heard ringing in my ears, displaced a smoke-laced throat
Curved and coward mouth, say “I go through the fire,” and I go I go!
Believe me, I heard praying in the air, believe me I heard praying in the air!
Believe me, I’m lyin’ in the boat, no star, so sail,
just rope


Weight don’t wait, want don’t get

Who added verse? Not me. Who had it told in a lesser sigh?
Who had it laid out on the floor, proof I wasn’t searching for ? who had it laid out on the floor, in truth I wasn’t searching for ?

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Old Earth Wisconsin

Experimental Folk Rock kicked upstairs by Golden Oldies and Punk

Self-recorded and self-produced. Issued by Arrow Girl & mini50 Records

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