land of dust when looked out on

by Tavaputs

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Recorded mostly live. The sessions resulted in the development of many other songs which didn't make it this time, but may show up some day. Some of the titles of these are:


There's Nothing in the Wind

In The Blue of A Mind

Outside Kenilworth Light Ring

Outside Topaz Light Ring

At Grayhead

The Stranger

Raven Coming Out Of Luck

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released April 21, 2013

Ben Kilbourne, Kildem Soto, Hannah Ohlwiler, Conor Provenzano, Ron Berg. Special thanks to Jesse Ellis.



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Track Name: barrier
it ain't the world to fear, nor any unknown
and nothing any man could do
watch how they come and go
with their arms hanging low
reaching in with only trust
and then leaving without even trust
when i came through i had many things
a whole bag of feathers i called my own
taking one out for the road
and to put in its right place when i find it
Track Name: a gray soul intent on gain
an animal is gutted selectively
and then it is left there to rot
and the killer does look a while
before moving through the trees
to more places of unrest
for he has disowned hunger and rest
and rest
his home is nowhere his presence is absence
Track Name: no more longing
it never rains, but the wind always blows
kicking up a godly armful of dust
marking white in the sun's quick move
sorry so soon to leave
with this longing
since i don't have you i built a house
next to a place i felt like i knew
its just us now
so let me tell you all of my desires
the place listened i could tell
for three long years
then one of us became weary
i know not how it began
this new longing
Track Name: where i will try not to go
never forgetting in one's marrow or dream
the place where he laughed and worried
as clouds passed over the sun outside his window
in that place of first guilt and love
and he yearned while away for its constance
finally the light of all ages
became diffused in smoke
and he passed into it

losing the mystery anchored in the earth
he flew in an instant to the home of his youth
and his life he forgot
the mystery he forgot
his life a piercing wail in the cave of his mouth

from deep, still inside the marrow of his light
this is not, he felt, the way i remember it here
this is not how i thought things might be
its not how i thought things might be
they are changing things