Silent Evening Scenes

by summerglen

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released July 7, 2014

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Summerglen, the world's only trombone and marimba duo, creates meditative original music that celebrates the beauty of stillness and explores the
hidden depths of life's smallest experiences.

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Track Name: So Still
a chance encounter, that was all
one melancholy day
wandering aimlessly
our eyes met along the way
no definite direction
shoes skimming foreign ground
two souls long ago misplaced
beginning to be found
now deep in the gray swirling clouds
in your warm embrace I'm
snugly safely bound
lost in the sound as the tide
crashes over us and
pours out through the
limbs and branches
across the rooftops and
over the hills and it was
so quiet
soft and violet
so still

heavy evergreen perfume
of a summer day
the air hanging lazily
in a haze around the lake
water ripples crests and fades
salutes the vaporous clouds
that span the wide horizon
and lay their shadows on the ground
deep afternoon in the shade
of our dwelling place tucked
back into the trees
together we'll lay breathing full
of the radiance that
filters through the
limbs and branches
across the rooftops and
over the hills
and it was so quiet
soft and violet
so still
Track Name: Buster's Lullaby
o gentle creature speak to me and tell me of your travels
what radiant things your eyes have seen
keeping watch among the flowers
as the night grows closer, love, and overtakes the sky
see how the darkness swallows up the sun
and enfolds you
into the veil of peace, peace, peace
and colors your dreams, dreams, dreams
all snowy and sweet, sweet, sweet little rabbie

o guardian of the forest floor so earnest and sincere
what secrets does the mossy ground confide in your long ears
as the night night grows closer now and overtakes the sky?
see how the darkness swallows up the sun
and enfolds you
into the veil of peace, peace, peace
and colors your dreams, dreams, dreams
all snowy and sweet, sweet, sweet little rabbie
Track Name: Down the Line
quiet and alone
surrounded by a city of
a hundred thousand souls
day after day
just passing by
more footprints on the shore
messy and undone
and neck deep in the order of
a hundred thousand laws
standing in our places
and wondering
wondering what for

until we heard the call
from a long way off
so directionless and small
and so we ran it down
drawn forward by the sound
of your iron siren song
we strained our eyes until you came into our sight
and threw our arms out wide to greet you down the line

in the silent evening
heat of the day escaped
the thrill of the night awaits
fiery western sky
streetlamps flickering
sputtering to life
fumbling for the light
that burns deep in the core of us
begging to be untied
filling secret spaces
in lonely watch
obscured from the outside
until we heard the call
from a long way off
so directionless and small
and so we ran it down
drawn forward by the sound
of your iron siren song
we strained our eyes until you came into our sight
and threw our arms out wide to greet you down the line

stranded in place but with a wanderer inside
with hearts that long to travel far and free
so here we'll stand and dream of following your line
until at last it's time
for us to heed the call
from a long way off
so directionless and small
we're gonna run you down
drawn forward by the sound
of your iron siren song
we'll strain our eyes until you're here within our sight
and throw our arms out wide to greet you down the line
Track Name: Velvet
velvet hands on my shoulder
velvet feet on my lap
just when we thought it was over
velvet brought the feeling back

ever since the day you came into our lives
you've brought such joy into our family
from where we came so worried and afraid
now together we are safe

velvet proud and noble hunter
sworn protector of the night
velvet friend to all creatures
o sweet velvet of mine
Track Name: Johnny and His Love
been walking a road with no direction
for miles there hasn't been a sign
no matter how he scans and searches the horizon
he can't see for out of focus eyes
spending his days bobbing and weaving
through thorns scratching at his skin
and dreaming of the day he might finally outrun this
as whispering fingers pull him in
in hazy dreams she comes to him
and through the gloom he feels her touch
soft and alive her hands her eyes
break through the shadows of the night
that has reigned so long and stolen so much

been living a life with no reflection
afraid to look for what he'd find
just stares into the dark
in the shadows where he hides her
the light in the dungeon of his mind
in hazy dreams she comes to him
and through the gloom he feels her touch
soft and alive her hands her eyes
break through the shadows of the night
her saving wings he swears he sees
wrap 'round protecting at his sides
and he holds on that he might fly

from dim narcotic powered sleeping
his body trembled with a start
just as he felt her hair cascade across his shoulder
and come to rest upon his heart

been walking a road
with no direction
Track Name: Invocation
silver wings
paper fingers
tied with string
lit with cinders
gray blue eyes
curls of vapor
rooting down
ever deeper

o soft night
trusted sister
o dear treasure
speak your sign
blessed mother
be my protector

in all things
with every whisper
guide me in
let me see your
gray blue eyes
curls of vapor
rooting down
ever deeper

o soft night
trusted sister
o dear treasure
speak your sign
blessed mother
be my protector

silver wings
paper fingers
tied with string
lit with cinders
Track Name: Understanding
softly i open the window
and slide my legs out over the sill
now free until daylight tomorrow
i finally can exhale
i'll awake from the world's expectations
those vines that twist round and choke out my sight
and escape from the day's complications
that swelter and burn til night
for as the streets give up their heat
into waiting boughs of trees
i can climb my way up to the rooftop
where nobody sees
how i'll float up high and free
feel the stars under my feet
and i'll fly away on moonlit wings while the world beneath me sleeps

i close the back door behind me
and step out into the evening air
the peace that so seldom can find me
calls softly from way out there
i creep through each day barely noticed
not quite a fit wherever i am
i can't seem to follow the signposts
the world seems to understand
but as the streets give up their heat
into waiting boughs of trees
i can climb my way up to the rooftop
where nobody sees
how i'll float up high and free
feel the stars under my feet
and i'll fly away on moonlit wings while the world beneath me sleeps

but there by the light of the moon
i can see someone's face
and the air from the street
whips us up into space
not alone for we shine
in the eyes of a friend
o we'll steal far away and
(dual vocal) we can / no more will i

awake from the world's expectations
those vines that twist round and choke out our sight
and escape from the day's complications
that swelter and burn til night
/
creep through each day barely noticed
not quite a fit wherever i am
i can't seem to follow the signposts
the world seems to understand

for as the streets give up their heat
into waiting boughs of trees
we can climb our way up to the rooftop
where nobody sees
how the sky bursts at its seams
when you're here right next to me
and we'll fly away on moonlit wings while the world beneath us sleeps
Track Name: How They Call
when january's soft light
rolled in twisted clouds across the sky
voices small
how they called
and the silent air sighed
with a soul surrendering its fight
one rise one fall
my love moved on
and the life he breathed out made its way to the stars
and how they call!

in this place we once shared
what is there that's left for me right now
but empty halls empty halls
I've been facing nowhere
and all that i can see or hear or feel
is what i've lost
what i've lost
because every still moment
is frayed with the thought
of what i've lost.
is frayed and torn with what I've lost

one day unexpected
from somewhere way back behind the walls
grew a warm loving calm
and i felt your presence
with a weighty warmth within my soul
to guide me on
to guide me on
and the life you breathed out streamed back down from the stars
and how you call
from every star
how you call
and guide me on
Track Name: Benches and Strangers
dawn
and leaving you
pillows can't keep me close to you
at daybreak
morning bells
and sunshine
on your glistening eyes
benches
and strangers
are writing
to you
but sidewalks
and streetlights
can't read me your thoughts

slowly
the days go by
moments
stretching past the point
of breaking
through shattered panes
the daylight
scatters round my mind
benches
and strangers
are writing
to you
but sidewalks
and streetlights
can't read me your thoughts

still walking
but at my feet
appears a message written soft
and sweetly
it says I'll always love you
every day and night
no benches
no strangers
can keep me
from you
when sidewalks
and streetlights
all lead to your heart