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Shine Down EP

by Orchards & Vines

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1.
That Day 03:47
THAT DAY Knot in your stomach, your mind is holding on to darkened moments that you bring out in song. As the darkened shadows seemed to be disappearing as lights were turned on in a breeze. Seeming that nothing wanted to work out to the schedule you had, instead it drifted out of your fingers as nothing came together as you thought it should, by and by... You found that as you turned, the world had turned without you, and everything had changed in moments, they were nothing after all. When all was said and done, you found it all had happened then. In a moment that you turned away, you saw it fade and fall away, but moments change and everything seemed to be back in place that day. But you knew the shift had been there anyway, you couldn't quite explain the change. The furniture was there, but it all seemed a slight derange from things you felt that you had known. And nothing worked out like you thought it would for you, and now you turn around and say, "I knew it, I knew it then", but you had known nothing that you turned away and blinked and said that you were there & never turned up squarely where you said that you could be found, and if you found the way to turn the thought that you had strayed away from everything that turned out in a different way that day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Written by Orchards & Vines
2.
SCREAM AND SHOUT Scream and shout and punch and kick, I just want to let it lift. I want to explode, I want relief. I will scream and shout and punch and kick, I want to explode, things will remain as they have always been. I don't have the strength, have I found my purpose and the meaning of my life? I will take this task of mine. Scream and shout and punch and kick, I want to explode it within, share the truth I know about, I want you to scream and shout! Do they have the right to take away the choices in our lives? Do they have the right to think that they have rights over your lights? But they don't understand, they want the green and beautiful land. All they see from within is the need to have more, don't they know, all the money in the world. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Written by Orchards & Vines
3.
HEAVEN'S BRAND Lord of his couch as his career His sanctuary, still domain Let me turn, eyes so blind Like heaven's brand My boldness strikes forward now Behind the whiter star upon his brow Glittering straight against the sun Too close to his lair do I run In mute wildness, some kind of creature are you now And your dark lustre cools the wild from the spring Piercing to heaven, a radiant horn Lord of his couch as his career His sanctuary, still domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Music written by Orchards & Vines Lyrics adapted from "Nepenthe" by George Darley (1835, public domain)
4.
Shine Down 04:52
SHINE DOWN For what hath been can never be as if it had not been at all For what had been can never be as if it had not been at all We gaze but never can we see, retrace your footsteps fall Oh a guiding hand for all the way How we need it from day to day What should we choose, he pondered long The sounds of birds and bees For a light from heaven, clear and divine On the path before me, brightly shine For what had been can never be as if it had not been at all We gaze but never can we see for what had never been at all An oft-repeated song, a soft and supple melody I found Oh for a light from heaven, clear and divine, shine down Watch for lights from heaven's touch Onward and homeward should I hear This is the way, it is clear Hours flit on by, hours flit on by Loud wind crashes, moans Strong rain lashing home Torrent under a bridge Slippery stones, cold and wet Storm-beaten and alone Faintly where the road has led In the shadow of the depths Through the briars, fears and grass On the grimmest rocks They mount with panting breath to sterner toll Faint and wounded, bleeding Hungry thirst and chill into the bone Steeper thorns on growing hill Growing old, growing old Strong winds they disappear They quiver, ache unto the bone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Music written by Orchards & Vines Lyrics adapted from "Under The Surface" by Frances Ridley Havergal (1831, public domain)
5.
Slow Burn 02:59
SLOW BURN I'm on a slow burn, just taking my time Don't really think about the reason or the rhyme If I found a way to touch the things I want Maybe they would be an honour for us all And if I could see the truth that you had hid Maybe then this feeling would get out of my head Feeling like I'm on a slow burn tonight If I knew the rhyme or reason, would we fight? Understand me not, I do not even try Why analyze the things that make you feel alive? It's alright now, the slow burn's on If you wonder about the things that you have done It's alright, the slow burn's done It's time to turn around and turn out all the light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Written by Orchards & Vines

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released August 23, 2023

Cindy Tomlinson - vocals
Ted Koppman - guitars & bass
Chris Bowman - drums on tracks 2 & 4
Ron Stuber - drums on track 3

Produced, mixed & mastered by Ted Koppman
Graphic design by Cindy Tomlinson

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