The Sleep of Trees

by Aidan Hawken

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1.
Prodigal Son 04:22
- 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
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Innocent 04:14
- 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
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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
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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
5.
Shut Me Out 02:45
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
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Ditch Digger 03:41
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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
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Fly Straight 04:40
- 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
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Angel 03:48
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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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