Wild Poppies

by The Mast

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The Mast:
Haale - vocals and electric guitar
Matt Kilmer - frame drums, djembe, bass drum, floor tom, cymbals

All songs by The Mast
©2011 Channel A Records

Produced, recorded, and mixed by The Mast
Mastered by Alan Douches

Artwork and design by The Mast

Matt plays Cooperman frame drums

TheMastMusic.com

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released 21 June 2011

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Track Name: Wild Poppies
Wild Poppies

Riding through these hills
They're holy as we will

This is a desert---this is a jungle
The wildflower, she waves,
to the cameras, to the high wall
to the watchtower, so grave

Four wild poppies by the wall
Under spirals of wires barbed
Enough to lift and break my heart

They remind me of what I know
Through my body, their magic flows

"I am a lover, I am a fractal,"
The wildflower, she says
To the cameras, to the high wall
To the watchtower so grave

Four wild poppies by the wall
I look real close and I hear their call
Yeah, it lifts me and frees my soul
Four wild poppies by the wall

I'm thinking of another time
I'm thinking of another life
I'm thinking of another way
I'm thinking of another page
Track Name: Trump
Trump

I can hear it everywhere
I can hear it in the streets
it's the sound of desire

Oh the shackles that we wear
are paper thin and green
and maybe we are finally tired

How did it ever, how did it ever trump
How did it ever trump well-being?

Oh some pockets run so deep
The rest are struggling for a piece
of a fast-turning pie

And the waters while we sleep
are getting bought up by a thief
with paper bills for eyes

How did it ever, how did it ever trump
How did it ever trump well-being?
Track Name: EOA
EOA

I'm watching a pink cloud sailing
through the sky's sea,
passing over all of autumn's
bonfire trees

There's a country made of plastic
floating in the wide sea,
tucked away inside the attic
of you and me

Easy to be half-asleep
Now my love rise in me

In one eye there's a hummingbird sipping
droplets of the sweetest gold
In the other there's an army thrashing
cities centuries-old

Easy to be half-asleep
Now my love is rising in me
Yeah my love is waking me

All hands on deck
All hands on deck
All hands on deck

I'm sitting in the middle of an emerald
under the aquarian sky
gold dust of the sun has settled
brightens my mind

EOA, EOA
(End Of Anxiety)
Track Name: My All
My All

Rolling over the reeds
Rolling over mounds of earth
From my head to my feet
Oh land, the grand masseuse

Walking through the marshes,
the mud gives way like satin
Underwater grasses
caress like the manes of lions

I give my all to you
I give my all to you

Back up to the frozen streets
Brick and metal, glass and stone
Still this place sings to me
My love, you make it home

I give my all to you
I give my all to you
Track Name: Prize
Prize

Over the hills we go
Our love I know
feels like the sun

High winds we breathe
Blue sky, fill me
The sun's inside your mind
and my mind

Fish flew out of the sea
Crawled out on new feet
We're dreaming light

Sky, plant seeds in my mind
Music, keep me alive
The love I feel is the prize
The prize
Track Name: The Lake
The Lake

Got caught in a storm
the night before I was born
Got soaked head to feet
like I was in a monsoon in Bali

A thousand kids made of clay
were dancing in a field
They laughed and pointed at me
and my shiny metal shield

I put my armor
in an old sculptor's hands
And the mirror I held became the lake
where we all swam
Yeah the mirror I held became the lake
where we all swam

And the white petals rained down
and the yellow bells
And I emptied all my pockets
of reflections of myself

And the mirror I held
Yeah the mirror I held became the lake
where we all swam
Track Name: Definitions
Definitions

The pole that holds the sail
The cells that will get you well
The seed inside the fruit
Yeah, you know, it's all in you

Six-thousand miles away
the word sounds exactly the same
It describes a state of natural bliss,
wonder and awe with existence

Ah, ah, ah

It's a journey in to mend to find
in a world that baffles my mind
There's an axis, a beacon,
find what you love, we need you
yeah, we need your love

Get well, feel it, get well

The pole that holds the sail
The cells that will get you well
The seed inside the fruit
Yeah, you know, it's all in you
Track Name: Hummingbird
Hummingbird

Purple petaled phonographs
along the garden's beaten path
Wings draw figure eights,
hummingbirds rise above the iron gates

The sweetest gold runs through their blood
With pointed beaks they sip the sun
that's tucked inside a crimson bell
They reach inside under the flower's spell

They're a vision of attention
They're a vision of vibration
They're a vision of elation

What a love runs through our blood
What magic sun pours from above
Let me try and emulate
Let me amplify what I love of this place

Their feathers have a copper sheen
Purple, blue, and meadow green
And their bodies are smaller than my hands
Tender as the heart of my man

They're a vision of attention
They're a vision of vibration
They're a vision of elation

And their beauty lives in you and me
as much as anything
And I'll carry it through the city
and to you, my friends, this is what I'll bring
Track Name: Lucid Dream
Lucid Dream

Back in time and over the sea
I turn my boat to the sky
Above the canyons, above the trees
Gravity defied

Yeah, it's like ecstasy
Sailing on a wind
You're there beside me
Nothing holds me in

I go everywhere in this empire
I go everywhere, I go higher

I hear them playing a symphony
as I'm climbing the pines
The orchestra is floating
high above the Rhine

They play a melody
with their violins
plucked from the galaxy
I'm there with my boat again

I go everywhere in this empire
I go everywhere, I go higher

I send it out, I send it out
I send it out, I send it out