Ancient Tunes

by APL

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released 01 August 2010

Adam Lindquist - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Mandolin, Drum synth
Sam Huff - Percussion, Drums
Sarahbeth Lindquist - Vocals on #3
Carl Lindquist - Trumpet on #3 and #10

Mixed and Produced by Adam Lindquist
All songs by APL - Aplmuzak.com

Audio Mastered by Randy Hetherington
Artwork by Randy Skidmore - subpardesign.com

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Track Name: Unbound, I'm Coming Down
A window is open wide
A Sunshine car tells me why he’s alive with his horn
He says he was born to wander dated streets
The same reason that created me
I guess we were bound to meet

I’m letting life take a page
I’ve learned that love is more than just building a cage for your hearts
But when you’re apart from that love you have
A set of shoulders and a sturdy back
Can’t keep you from feeling sad

I’ve strayed far away, so far away

And one day the sun won’t shine
He’ll say it’s cause he has not near enough time for himself
And when his wealth comes from that energy
He’s pumping out for you and me
He can well afford a day of sleep

I might be a man of dreams
I might search above all the practical things in life
Like a climber who’ll reach a peak
Knowing there’s nothing else to seek
I might come back down quite readily

I strayed far away, so far away

So I buried in them hills
A tin of gold with the requisite skills to life
And on a quiet night I burned the map
thinking there was no need for that
Cause my baby you know she’s got my back

Don’t walk away, I’ve got your back

I strayed far away, so far away
But I’ll come down unbound, unbound

I’m coming down, unbound
Track Name: Blistered Fingers
I hoped this’d be that song to capture you
But instead it’s tearing me into
Separate sides, you and I, we drift apart
And in the space that’s left of me,
is a simple song that comes out wrong

I had dreams we’d live like king and queen
Needing nothing but our royalty
You’d read Wilde, I’d sing Barnes, with tangled arms
Tapping danger on the head
but never harmed and never wronged
That dreams for a different song.

You can see by my swollen eyes, I might have cried
You can see by my blistered fingers here, I have tried

I try to spend my time with better things
than writings tunes that don’t say what I mean
I mean to hope, hope for you, It’s all I want to do
But I’m left with a string of doubts
And a simple song that comes out wrong
I’m fearing your gone

You can see by my swollen eyes, I might have cried
You can see by my blistered fingers here, I have tried
Track Name: An Ancient Tune (How to Rip off Leonard Cohen with the Best of Them)
Honey, You make it hard for me when we’re apart it’s just hard to be
Money, you run just as fast as you can, yeah you’re leaping out of my hand, out of my hand
Taxi, take me out of this world, All I want is me and my girl, me and my girl
My feet are feeling sore
and the subway is hotter than ever before,
Hallelujah that’s part of an ancient tune

Heartache, you are the worst of them all, somehow I’m always willing to fall, wiling to fall
It’s funny, knowing I’ll be dead in the ground, that won’t silence the sound
Somewhere down in Lincolns tomb
He strokes his beard as he listens to the
Hallelujah of an ancient tune

Hallelu, Hallelu, hallelu, Hallelujah

Judy, Don’t come to hear me play in the band, it’s music that you won’t understand, you won’t understand
Timmy, I know you worry about the money you owe, it’s better to be poor of the body then poor of the soul
One day when we all have a break
We’ll take the kids down to Waccamaw Lake
We’ll rent a canoe and sing that ancient tune

One day when this world’s gone
I’ll be looking for a song to hum
Hallelujah It’ll come as an ancient tune
One day honey you and I
will earn the keys to a better life, but not too soon

Hallelu, Hallelu, hallelu, Hallelujah
I’ll never know, where I’m gonna go, I’ll never know
Track Name: Breathe in the Good Days
Breathe in the good days, Breathe out the bad
Your problems will dissipate fast
I know you can make it
You won’t have to fake it
Everything is under control

If a good god has got us, you’ll see what I mean
When trusting is slippery but it’s free
I know you can handle it
but if you need to take a candle to it, you’ll see
Everything is under control

Let’s culminate and generate
Let’s fall in love and stimulate
I glimpsed the goodness in you
Let’s burn the light through the night
Kiss me ‘cause it’s only right
that I touch that beauty in you
You’ve got all you need

Pebbles are my body, water is your soul
We’ve made it, so rivers can flow
There’s no disaster that we won’t look at after
as a waterfall that was under control

Let’s culminate and generate
Let’s fall in love and stimulate
I glimpsed the goodness in you
Let’s burn the light through the night
Kiss me ‘cause it’s only right
that I touch that beauty
I hold that beauty
That I glimpse that beauty in you
You’ve got all you need
and all I need too.
Track Name: Reunion Day
Brother on the west coast, deep among the canyons
Tell me how does life go, there without companions?
We'll be coming swiftly, as soon the plane does fly
Then me and you and Timmy, will take a bottle up to
those red cliffs and drink to life. L'chaim

We should all think of sisters, who swam within our shadows
Whether they are better now for knowing how to paddle.
Sarah B. she's a golden heart she always shines to me
Like a quiet glimpse of winter sun that
peeks it's way out through the clouds and gently warms your feet

I'm pulling out the pictures I have saved
I'm singing out reunion day refrains
Oh, we'll all get together again

An early morning siren, slices through the silence
Headed for the apartments where our parents are residing
Heaven could quickly take them, away in it's own plane
Leaving me and you to follow through with
sons and daughters of our own to love them just the same. Mazal Tov

I'm pulling out the pictures I have saved
I'm singing out reunion day refrains
Oh we'll all get together again
Track Name: Listen, Love
Listen Love, hear my footsteps crushing snow
hear the one soul you will always know

Wait for me, you know I leave you not to flee
But to build a life for you and me

Just wait

Nothing love, nothing comes neither work nor wealth
I’m left city streets here, nothing else

Answer me, I call you now ringing urgently
It seems this loneliness is killing me

Just wait, Please wait

Listen Love, The Truth oh Love
Truth is I’m coming back to you

That truth oh love, it comes now when there’s nothing left
It’s beating life into this empty chest

Just listen love, hear my footsteps crushing snow
hear the one soul you will always know
oh I come, Oh I come back to you
Track Name: The Golden Coin
What I fear is I could disappear
If I end up staying here, my life would pay
me a meager sum just to slip away, slip away

The houses here are empty wooden cribs
they are longing for their kids, who’s lives had left for good
slipped away through the neighborhood, left for good

But beating on the stop signs and the playground swings
is the sense that people aren’t guilty of anything
but of wanting, but of wanting, wanting

The golden coin, the chance to shine
the hero fool, the dreamer’s crime

Far from me, in a rain-soaked mountain tree
that’s where I dream you wait for me
with a book of your rhymes to lend me out some peace of mind

And there among the river rocks and streams
neither you nor I will be blamed for anything
but of wanting, but of wanting, but of wanting

The golden coin, the chance to shine
the hero fool, the dreamer’s crime

oh so far away, so far away
I’m wanting, I’m wanting, I’m wanting you
Your golden hair, your secret signs
your humble heart, oh love of mine
Track Name: Rewrite A Story
The winter chill hadn’t got to us yet
we were exchanging looks like changing books
in a library of love
suddenly my loneliness was gone
you had pierced it with your thumb
shot it with your gun

I had no bed with which to rest our head
so we laid it down with blankets on the floor
with the dog in the living room
and the smiling silver moon
came to bid her wishes well
on our new cocoon

Will this story end as it should?
I think I’m the wrong one to write it, you should

The summer heat and the storm of the century
is beating up the coast to where we are
stealing all the stars
A wondrous wind blow
and we’re naked there in the street
you tell me this is how that it should be when we go

Will this story end as it should
I think I’m the wrong one to write it
I’d be crawling to you, if I had my part in it
Just give me a sign that it’s alright and that you’ve
got me on you mind
‘Cause otherwise I will rewrite
into a story that will be
better than just me alone

One thing I can say I’ve learned from the movies
Is concluding that all things come to an end
the flickered lights will dim
but when the credits do roll
that last scene on the screen could
be the one where you and me have grown old

Will this story end as it should
I think I’m the wrong one to write it
Track Name: It's A Miracle!!
I was in the dark I was talking to god
then the morning snowstorm ran away with the fog
and a light came tumbling in
It’s a miracle o mama that I can see again

I was slow to speak I was echo-less and dull
I turned my silent phone off I was receiving no calls
then a voice came whispering in
It’s a miracle o mama, that I can hear again

Yes I can hear you calling out saying all is good again
I won’t have to wait, I won’t have to, I won’t have to wait again

There are whores around they are knocking at my door
Breathing through the windows and the cracks on the floor
But a hero comes in the end
It’s a miracle o mama, that I believe again

A hero comes in the end
It’s a miracle o mama, that I believe, I do believe again.
Track Name: Tell Me, Are you Pulling Away?
Tell me what’s happening
Are you pulling away from me?
I see that your breathing
Like you’ve started a race
Tell me is it possible
that when we are placed apart
you’ll see in your truest heart
we were nothing to waste

In this hand I hold
A necklace of bitter gold
that told me I’d have the chance
to please you again
In these eyes I have
I vision that never lasts
of me beating poverty
and winning you back

Trust turns to shame
in a stained and tattered shoe
A child is learning pain
just like me, oh like me losing you.

Tell me what’s happening
are you giving up on me?
‘Cause I’m merely potential
and nothing concrete
Well, I’m not liability
There’s something inside of me
it’s setting of sirens
and shaking the walls

It’s trust turned to shame
it’s a stained and tattered shoe
A child learning pain
and it’s me, oh it’s me losing you.

I thought if I could be with you one more time
Maybe I could change your mind
Oh, if I could be with you one more time.