Books On Tape - EP

by Summer Reading

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All songs written by Luke Walker

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released January 15, 2012

Luke Walker - vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo
Sam Walker - drums
Matt Gaydar - electric guitar
Paul Violante - saxophone
Free Hallas - bass

Produced by Free Hallas
Mixed by Free Hallas
Mastered by Free Hallas

Lizzy Gregory - artwork

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Track Name: Mt. Moriah
Atop the mountain with the sunrise
It seems all the light has darkened my eyes
I sit and gaze, I drag my brush
I can't make the view any more lush

I've always wanted to earn my seat
among the valleys and fields beneath
I stare at the scenes that you might admire
there is no role of me thats required

I watch the trees,
I sift the sand
They look like pictures
I held in my hands
but I can't grasp them
I can't understand
whats my place
in this undeserved land?

I've come down the mountain a different man.
Have my eyes dimmed like Abraham's?
Where is my joy? Haven't I won?
I lost a ram In place of my son

I watch the trees,
I sift the sand
They look like pictures
I held in my hands
but I can't grasp them
I can't understand
whats my place
in this undeserved land?
Track Name: Wild Teeth
No this skin and bone I've got don't help 
As I'm running fast to save myself 
They're on my tail, I can't escape 
I repent as they're wild teeth take shape 
 
Free me free me, be at haste 
So only my body goes to waste 
Release release me from this chase 
No man could keep up this pace 
 
As I swam across they pulled me back 
Stirred the currents, confused my path 
I staggered off, no trail in sight 
The waning sun delayed my useless flight 
 
Free me free me, be at haste 
So only my body goes to waste 
Release release me from this chase 
No man could keep up this pace 
Track Name: Renaissance
Barefoot to keep the tradition 
We roamed in the colder conditions 
Down the beaten trail 
To the salty shore 
Ignoring the season's transition 
 
We found the spot where we once lay 
Restored our fortress of pale grain 
Dug a moat around 
The familiar ground 
And challenged the ocean to invade 
 
We find refuge in the fallen leaves 
Escape our now fruitless trees 
I want it how it used to be. 
Raking faded summer dreams 
Scattered by the winds screams 
I'm living in my memories 

A walk to the cove some time later
searching across every acre
for what I had
those years ago
that made life so easy to savor

As the waves crashed I retreated
knowing that I'd been defeated
life could not compare
to the memories
my mind had so carefully weeded

We find refuge in the fallen leaves 
Escape our now fruitless trees 
I want it how it used to be. 
Raking faded summer dreams 
Scattered by the winds screams 
I'm living in my memories 
Track Name: Heart Of Stone
I've searched for any thread of love
to follow back to the source
But every time I trace the string
it leads to the ocean shore

We can try but it seems I am cursed
all your tears will just increase my thirst

Skip this heart of stone out to sea
Let my glassy eyes wash up frosted green
Skip this heart of stone out to sea
Let my jagged soul wash up smooth and clean

I've waited for the wounds to show
to prove I wasn't alone
But every time you show a scar
I'm untouched to the bone

You can give me all that I deserve
maybe this time I will feel your hurt

Skip this heart of stone out to sea
Let my glassy eyes wash up frosted green
Skip this heart of stone out to sea
Let my jagged soul wash up smooth and clean
Track Name: Northern Land
We had tried to live among
people of a different tongue
We were proud and we were young
thought we knew just what would come

I grew weary and withdrawn
packed my bags and left at dawn
Hid in every cave I knew
ran before the grass could dew

You must have forgot your place
when the light shined on your face
now your reasons have all changed
so that you can stay this way


Don't you see that you've become
just like those who you fled from?

I've forgotten why we ran
away from the northern land
Track Name: The Tide
My early years were lost in thought
time stole the life that I once sought.
I ventured so far in my head
without taking a single step.

I used to sleep the night away
and keep dreaming throughout the day.
Now I lay awake in this bed
my clothes are packed my dreams are dead.


My mind has done its wandering
its time to let my feet go

My heart has stored its dreams up
its time to let the blood flow


No more drifting towards the sand
The tide has washed me in to land.