If We Stay

by Fox & Coyote

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We hope you enjoy the album! Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of it. For more info, visit our website at www.foxandcoyote.com

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released October 25, 2013

We have several people we want to thank that help make our album what it is:

Lance Conrad at Humans Win! Studios (without whom this album would never have been possible),
Rob Schlette at Anthem Mastering
Adam Wachter, and Copycats Media
Taylor Lewin, Media Consultant
Alexis Arnold, Consulting Graphic Designer

Also, we'd like to thank our friends who joined us to play on this album:

Alex Van Rysselberghe, drums
Anna Bakk, violin
Colleen Schaefle, violin
Anna Rose Nelson, viola
Jackie Scott, cello
Noah Anderson, clarinet

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Singer-songwriter love/friendship/breakup songs.

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Track Name: Crow Moon
Our river’s growing thin, I don’t want to see it all run dry
Let’s plunge deep within, carry us up to the summer sky
On a breeze rolling by
I don’t wanna touch the ground again

Like a fruit newly picked, let’s take good care of this
Don’t let it touch the ground, let’s cradle it
A newborn sunrise
To deep blues and back again

But our firecracker was a dud,
Never lit, never took off
Let’s go back to where we began

The moon turned blue for us
Oh, the moon turned blue for us

If I was born a farmer’s son, never would have made this mistake
Would’ve put my ear to the ground, said No let’s wait
Give ‘em time, I’d say
Let’s put them in the ground again.

Before our eyes they’ll grow, tall and strong the pride of the sun
And when they’re ripe we’ll put them in our bags for days to come
Hide them in our veins
Till they’re found again

And our firecracker might light up
The sky might change its tone for us
Let’s keep our eyes open till we’re blind

The moon turned blue for us
Oh, the moon turned blue for us
Track Name: Sea Creature
Seashells and seahorses, starfish and oysters
Lifted up to the air
I am a sea creature, gills are my key feature
Lifted up to the air

And I don’t know how to breathe up here
So I don’t

My fins are unneeded, my cries go unheeded
I’m lifted up to the air
Caught by a fish hook, for dinner it was mistook
Lifted up to the air

And I don’t know how to breathe up here
So I don’t
Track Name: For Ramona Flowers
Fell in love with a girl on the big screen
The way she moves ain’t like no girl that I’ve seen
She’s a hipster chick, but she doesn’t notice it
She don’t smile much, but when she does
She lights up shit

Fell in love with a girl on the big screen
She changes her hair nearly every other week
She’s got a dirty past, it’ll try to kick your ass
But in her eyes, she’s porcelain glass

Fell in love with a girl on the big screen
Took me back to when I was thirteen
Before that big ship went down, and I formed my crown
From plastic thorns under that big black cloud
This thing’s in my chest, trying to get out
So here’s my open letter to every girl I’ve ever found

I was a martyr for your love needlessly
I would have died for you, dear, but never once let you be
Some times I’ve been the trodden, some times I’ve been the troll
If that’s the essence of my story, won’t you please forgive my soul
They tell you breaking up is hard, but you can’t prepare for that road
You can’t prepare for that road

Fell in love with a girl on the big screen
She let me know I’m ready for a new thing
I can feel my heart again, it’s such a good feeling when
I never thought I’d be back here, my mind free and clear
I’m stepping back in the race to fight another round
I’m still looking for my own blue haired knockout
Track Name: Market Days
We’ll search for the treasure that we buried long ago
Beneath the tree in our backyard that doesn’t yet exist
And I’m afraid to tell you all the thoughts on my mind
For fear that you’ll think that I’m overthinking this

You take my hand so tightly in yours
That I lose all feeling in my fingers
And I can’t rightly say that I’d ever replace
This feeling of no feeling
For any other than I’ve felt before

We’ll stick together ‘til the sun burns out
And with our eyes we’ll make up for the loss
We’ll brighten up the sky for the benefit of all mankind
And maybe God will be pleased with what he saw

And you take my hand so tightly in yours
That I lose all feeling in my fingers
And I can’t rightly say that I’d ever replace
This feeling of no feeling
For any other than I’ve felt before
Track Name: Come December
Come December,
White wash the time away so we might remember
June under the full moon
Lying in Minnesota grass, dancing so the time won’t pass

Too soon, to July’s burning sun,
Now July’s done and gone
Separate said August, oh she guessed our fate
Now you’re off to New York, now you’re off

Back in time, could we go to summers spent
Alone in your room
Track Name: Selene
The moon shone upon your eyes
She showed her cycle repeating three times
I decree, she said, This is all you will last
You’ll be gone, she said by her third pass

Honestly, I never wanted you to leave
The moon held her influence like we were her seas
The Atlantic, she called you to it
By Apollo she swore she’d do it
She made me ebb and she made you flow
She made me stay, and she made you go

She’s got her gravity, she’s got her pull
And a certain sort of power when she’s full
But without the sun she’d never shine so magnificently
And outside of your eyes she’s not much to see

Honestly, I never wanted you to leave
The moon held her influence like we were her seas
The Atlantic, she called you to it
By Apollo she swore she’d do it
She made me ebb and she made you flow
She made me stay, and she made you go

Selene, oh, Selene

The moon shone upon your eyes
And tonight she shone upon mine
I’m not sure how many cycles she’ll go through
Before the next time that I see you

Honestly, I never wanted you to leave
The moon held her influence like we were her seeds
The Atlantic, she pulled you to it
By Apollo she swore she’d do it
She made me ebb and she made you flow
She made me stay, and she made you go

Selene, oh, Selene
Track Name: Two Lies
‘Til now I’ve only seen you with one of my eyes
How completely I had misjudged your size
I thought you were tall, I thought you’d reach the skies
But how you’ve shrunk oh my, my my my

Oh, to lie with you is to lie to you

You climbed the beanstalk so high up into the clouds
You looked so fair up there and you made the fairest sound
Once it drifted down to my ears, down to the ground
But only once, only once did it come unbound

Oh, to lie with you is to lie to you

The naked sun reveals all our cracks and crevices
Can’t hide nothing in the sunlight, or so my momma says
It’s best not to try, not to spin a lying thread
So here am I and here it is

Oh, to lie with you is to lie to you
Track Name: That Old Ring
Funny how the eye
Plays tricks on you at night
My pulse will pound despite
The fact I know you’re not there
I see you in the trees
I see you on the eaves
But if you’re there, then please
Stay the hell away from me

It’s all your fault I turned out this way
It’s all your fault I’m stuck here rotting away
It’s all your fault, and there’s nothing you can say
To make me wrong

I gave up all my dreams
And you promised me your love
I just got a little busy
Now you’ve left with your stuff
I’d get it figured out in time
I’ll get it figured out in time
I just need a little time
But that was more than you can spare

It’s all your fault I turned out this way
It’s all your fault I’m stuck here rotting away
It’s all your fault, and there’s nothing you can say
To make me wrong

I’m finally doing my own thing
I’ve found a song I can sing
I’m still confused why you keep that old ring
Track Name: New York
It’s the summertime, we don’t wanna think of your move east
In the morning time the sun will rise and call you away from me
And oh, I know it’s not a matter of the heart
And oh, I know it’s a matter of necessity

If we could stay, if we could stay as constants here
If we could stay, oh they’d talk of us for years and years
And oh, I know it’s an impossibility
And oh, I know it ain’t got much to do with me

Should we stay, should we continue though the end is clear
Should we stay, should we continue when you’re not here
If only you could stay

I’ll stay here, I’ll stay here, I’ll stay here