The Sleep of Trees

by Aidan Hawken

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This record would not have been possible were it not for the extraordinary effort and support of Paul Hawken, David Bryson, and Jim Bogios.

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released August 1, 2008

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Produced by Aidan Hawken
Except 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, & 9 produced by Aidan Hawken and JJ Wiesler

Engineered by JJ Wiesler and Aidan Hawken
Additional engineering by David Bryson

Mixed by David Bryson

Recorded at Closer Recording, Decibelle Recording, and Sleepyhead Studios

Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios

Art by JT Daly (www.jtdalyart.com)

All songs written by Aidan Hawken, except "Fly Straight" written by Aidan Hawken, Chuck Prophet, and JJ Wiesler and "Angel" written by Aidan Hawken and Jason Borger

All songs © 2008 Sleepyhead Music (ASCAP) except "Fly Straight" © 2007 Lie Awake Music (ASCAP) & Chuck Prophet Kingsblood Music (BMI)

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Track Name: Prodigal Son
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Lyrics:

Go out
Out
Out of your house
Get in
Inside your car
Drive to your job

Walk out
Out
Of your job
Get in
Inside your car
Drive to your house

And you never hope
For anything small
Take it all
Big TV hanging wall
Just like your father said
Run run run, run the red

Never wish
You're someone else
Quite content
All by yourself
Pouring something
Beautiful
Having your fun
Prodigal son

Get in
Inside your car
Go out
Out to the stores
And fill up your house

Go home
Home
To your things
And get inside
Your bed
Sleep it away

And how you wish
To breath the air
Take that car, drive somewhere
You hope to find your head
Run run run, run the red

Never wish
You're someone else
Quite content
All by yourself
Pouring something
Beautiful
Having your fun
Prodigal son
Track Name: Innocent
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Lyrics:

You said everything
Let is show
Let it breathe
You know you make me sick

You’ve got your house
Your car
A big backyard
Don’t state the obvious

Fall is on it’s way
No more sunny days
It gets dark you know

Smoke your cigarette
Try not to forget
That you know
They make
You sick

Things never turn out
The way I want them to
But we’re all
All born innocent
Take what you can
Take everything you need
But save some for me
Or save it for yourself

Write me a letter and explain
We’re all born innocent
Yes we are
Your job is perfect as it was
I know you’re not guilty here
You sit right down
Close your eyes, shut your mouth
Listen now
The conversation’s done
So it’s all down to money as it were
He was born
Born innocent

Things never turn out
The way I want them to
But we’re all born
To this world

Things never turn out
The way I want them to
But we’re all
All born innocent
Take what you can
Take everything you need
But save some for me
Or save it for yourself
Just save it for yourself
Track Name: The Faceless & The Used
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Lyrics:

I bet you do just fine
Encounter it all the time
A line so carelessly drawn
You can't be responsible
For which side you are on

It's such a poor excuse
I never know what's the use
So fearlessly unaware
Of everyone around you
It seems like you don't care

They are the faceless and the used
The colored lights
That color the shiny ground
Shadows that follow you around
On cold lit ground

You were so heartbroken
Up to your skinny neck
In cards and letters
Condolences that say
You know you know
You're the talk
The talk of the town
I know you're heartbroken

It is high time now
You finally figure it out
It's not till all hope is lost
You take some time to think about
The lines that you have crossed

They are the hopeless and absurd
They are faceless and
The same ones you used last fall
Shadows that look to be so tall
They are just small

I was so heartbroken
Watching you sit on top
Of the very world
I was living in
I know I know
I was drunk
I was never around
I was just heartbroken

If you leave this behind you
There will be no more
Shadows that follow you around
On cold lit ground

We are so heartbroken
Up to our skinny necks
In bad advice
And things that shouldn't be said
We know we know
There's no time
For mincing our words
With things we shouldn't say
We are just heartbroken
Track Name: New Prescription
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Lyrics:

It's been the worst day
I watched her move away
And I love her crazy
I love her crazy
She said she's gonna take the cats
That it's better if I keep the dog
This is crazy

It's time for me to take my pills
Get my new prescription filled
I swear to you I'm not insane
I'm just crazy

I never do anything right
As hard as I have tried
And it makes me crazy
It makes me crazy
to know she's got a brand new man
Someone special as I understand
And it makes me crazy
It makes me crazy

It's time for me to take my pills
Get my new prescription filled
I swear to you I'm not insane
I'm just crazy
Just crazy
Crazy for her
Track Name: Shut Me Out
Lyrics:

If I could start all over with you again
I’d change the way the story ends
I’d try my best to help you along
If ever there’s anything wrong
But I know you gotta be moving on

Baby it’s gonna be fine if you have to go
And I always wish you well you know
It’s time for you to do everything
you always wanted to do
So I’ll see you when you make it through

I couldn’t do anything right
I was so far away and you shut me outside

God I wish I was sleeping with you tonight
We could listen to the rain outside
I’d tell you a story, sing you a song, promise you nothing is wrong
But I know you gotta be moving on

I couldn’t do anything right
I was so far away and you shut me outside

It’s time for you to do everything
you always wanted to do
So I’ll see you when you make it through
Yeah I’ll see you when you make it through
Track Name: Run Around In Circles
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Lyrics:

Ever since you got the hell out of town
You are the poster boy
You’re something of a clown
Why don’t you roll up your sleeves
Put some hard work in your fantasies
Always two feet on the ground to fool around

Stop

Just a boy trying to get into trouble
You are your Father’s son
Looking out for number one
Trying to gather a crowd
That will laugh at your stories
It’s just a courtesy they wouldn’t give themselves

You got everything you need
But make sure you see the forest for the trees
Such a ridiculous fight
For the rest of our lives
I certainly hope your decision is right

Are you gonna tell your Mom
I did something wrong?
I’ll bet a twenty dollar bill
If you haven’t you will
There’s such a difference of what’s real
And what you think in your head
You know you’re running round in circles

Look at you, you got your house in the hills
You are the king of the castle
Someday you will find
You don’t who to trust
And who are your enemies
When they’re kneeling on the ground
Before the crown

You got everything you need
But make sure you see the forest for the trees
Such a ridiculous fight
For the rest of our lives
I certainly hope your decision is right

Are you gonna tell your Mom
I did something wrong?
I’ll bet a twenty dollar bill
If you haven’t you will
There’s such a difference of what’s real
And what you think in your head
You know you gained a lot of nothing

Are you gonna tell your Mom
I did something wrong?
I’ll bet a twenty dollar bill
If you haven’t you will
There’s such a difference of what’s real
And what you think in your head
You know you had a little something

Are you gonna tell your Mom
I did something wrong?
I’ll bet a twenty dollar bill
If you haven’t you will
There’s such a difference of what’s real
And what you think in your head
You know you’re running round in circles
Track Name: Fly Straight
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Lyrics:

Call me anytime
I'll be right there for you
I'll lift you up when you are low
You helped me to undo
The selfish things I've done
I thought I was the only one

Fly straight to the sun
I feel like we've just begun
And I'm overcome

It tears me up each time
I think of you with him
I only have myself to blame
And though it seems
I've lost my mind
You never were a waste of time

Fly straight to the sun
I feel like we've just begun
And I'm overcome