Wild Poppies

by The Mast

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1.
04:01
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
2.
03:50
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?
3.
03:30
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)
4.
03:19
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
5.
03:27
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
6.
03:34
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
7.
02:58
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
8.
03:49
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
9.
03:51
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
10.

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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

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released June 21, 2011

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