Wilder Than Me

by Deciduous

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Michael Benoit A haunting and mysterious journey into the wilderness from the comfort of your own mind. This is great music for losing track of time. Nice work guys. Favorite track: Then I Saw The Stars.
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released May 18, 2015

All songs by Vanessa Jane Benoit except "My Body R&R" by Jason Benoit.
Recorded and mixed at The Gas Station on Toronto Island by Dale Morningstar. Produced by Deciduous

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Deciduous Alvinston, Ontario

Deciduous is a trio playing the original songs of lead singer Vanessa Jane Benoit. With arrangements for banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, the music is an imaginative and fresh approach to the string band tradition, with roots in Folk, Bluegrass, Country, and more. ... more

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Track Name: Owls
Cottonwood mouth can't make you out
Subtle as a snake you make me doubt

Drifting through the air like fine white hair
You dry me out and leave me here
Soft as spider's silk I hear
Full of light and all I fear

From the brightest day
There comes a night
A night so dark
Can't see through it
You can find your way
Just hold...on to yourself

Could be losing my mind out here
Drift into the water where the light is clear
Watching the ripples of frozen dreams
Out of my head and into the scene

From the brightest day
There comes a night
A night so dark
Can't see through it
You can find your way
Just hold...on to yourself
Track Name: Moon Over Water
Moon over water what's it I see
It looks like my demons are coming for me
One by the ripple and one by the tree
Stumped by the willow and drowned by the sea

Tastes like sugar but it sits like grease
Feels like a slight dressed up to please
They've come for my soul but they always cheat
Try to see if they can make me shoot myself in the feet

I won't give in says the devil within
Won't let them win
I won't give in to the devil without
I will not doubt. I will not doubt

Skipping through life like a sail on fire
Can you tell when the voice in your head is a liar
Can you cook up happiness without despair
Can you keep up hope though life's not fair

I won't give in says the devil within
Won't let them win
I won't give in to the devil without
I will not doubt. I will not doubt

Holy holy...Oh holy sea
Won't you rock and roll over me
I've been rolling under the train
Every star shine's been bringing rain
Carry over...Oh carry me
I've been sinking into something
Will it bring me a faery dream
Or will it break me and set me free
Track Name: A Heart
Now the night has come
And after all you've done
I don't believe you have one

A heart...have one
A heart...have none

You act like you have one
But then you have to run
And with you goes the sun

A heart...have one
A heart...have none

You never told me that your
Heart was lost in outer space and
You can't stay in any place for long
I know, I know I.....have one
A heart...have one

Now that you have gone
I kick my heart around
It's like it's full of sound

A heart...have one
A heart...have none

You never told me that your
Heart was lost in outer space and
You can't stay in any place for long
I know, I know I.....have one
A heart...have one

You took mine...you took mine...you took mine
Track Name: Hmm Hmm
Hmm hmm I think of you when the sun is hot and the sky is blue
Hmm hmm my palms get wet when I think about what you said to me

You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
I love you baby
You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
Stay with me
You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
I love you baby
You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
Stay

Hmm hmm the soil is dark when the rain falls down in my back yard
Hmm hmm the way it falls it'll soak my clothes and all of my thoughts

You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
I love you baby
You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
Stay with me
You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
I love you baby
You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
Stay

Hmm hmm when I see you next my heart's gonna burst right out of my chest
Hmm hmm well there you are--won't you come to me babe I want you in my arms

You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
I love you baby
You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
Stay with me
You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
I love you baby
You said hmm hmm, you said hmm hmm
Stay

Hmm hmm I think of you when the sun is hot and the sky is blue
Track Name: Then I Saw The Stars
Fell under a spell
Down a wishing well
And I fell so deep
That the sun could never reach me

Swimming in the dark
Trying to find a spark
But the sparks were all wet
So I floated on my back

And I feel that I've been in darkness forever
And I need a light to feel something else

Then I saw the stars
Stared at them for hours
So near so far
Hanging in the dark

And I feel that I've been in darkness forever
And I need a light to feel something else

Then I found my heart
And it wanted to get out
It was shining in the dark
And it lifted me out
Track Name: Apple Heart
apple heart you know your part don't you throw it back at me
i am the sun i am the rain don't you make it all in vain

and the wind picked up
and the treetops swayed
like they're in love
with the summer days
i'm all for you
with no restraint
i lost my heart
to the summer wind

queen anne's lace my wedding dress and a weeping willow veil
clover leaves, wood betony, and blue chicory

and the wind picked up
and the treetops swayed
like they're in love
with the summer days
i'm all for you
with no restraint
i lost my heart
to the summer wind

golden rod and thistles live forever
lilies for a day
water hemlock grows beside the river
in willow's shining wake
dandelion your heart is mine
dandelion your heart is mine...your heart is mine

and the wind picked up
and the treetops swayed
like they're in love
with the summer days
i'm all for you
with no restraint
i lost my heart
to the summer wind
Track Name: Wilder Than Me
I am afraid of you
You want to be free
You're like a little bird
Trapped inside my house
You break up everything
And beat up all your wings
And when you're broken tired
I can try to help

And you are wilder than me
No one can take it from you
And you are wilder than me
And it breaks up my heart when you beat up your wings

I am afraid of you
You want to be free
You try so hard to please him
It brings you to your knees
He breaks up everything
But you clip your own wings
And I'm tired of trying to help you
get away from him

And you are wilder than me
No one can take it from you
And you are wilder than me
And it breaks up my heart when you beat up your wings

Strong...I could be strong
Draw a line in the soil try to hold back the world
Brave...I could be brave
You won't know how to take me, how to drag me down or shake me Ah

I am afraid of you
You want to be free
You're like a little bird
Trapped inside of me
You break of everything
And beat up all your wings
And when you're broken tired
I can try to sing

And you are wilder than me
No one can take it from you
And you are wilder than me
And it breaks up my heart when you beat up your wings
Yes it breaks up my heart when you beat up your wings
Track Name: My Body R&R
Woman with lightening in her eyes
Coming for me in clouds piled high

My body can be anything
My body does what I please
My body rough and ready for love

Gentle fingers wipe out my shame
Wolf-headed moon change my name

My body can be anything
My body does what I please
My body rough and ready for love

Today a new world begins
A pattern making melodies of yesterday’s sins

My body can be anything
My body does what I please
My body rough and ready for love

All I need is here for me
All I need is here for me
And you…
Visions that softly breathe
Light into life

Leave self-pity melt away
Sorrow only gives joy a place to stay

My body rough and ready for love
Track Name: Hilton Falls
I love silver birches and
I love white pines

But they don’t me a thing
If you won’t be mine

The leaves on the ground
And the sky up above

Don’t know a thing
About being in love

Wild love like you never had

Spend all my money
Just to see you smile

There’s no sweeter honey
For me no time

Wild love like you never had

For to set you afire for to drive you mad

Maples make sugar
And oaks make shade

Like the sweetest love
Or the greatest man
Track Name: Bluebirds
In the arms of morning light she said up to the night
I’ll see you again tonight by the river side

Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm
Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm
Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm
Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm

There will always still be time to save this world this heart of mine
From the demons sad resigned let the bluebirds fly

Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm
Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm
Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm
Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm

Sail the morning to the shore and wash your heart upon the stones
You can watch the birds to soar and let your darkness go

Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm
Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm
Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm
Mmm-ah Mmm-ah Mmm

Every day as time began I saw the light and took your hand
For the bluebirds sang and sang and morning soon began
For the bluebirds sang and sang and morning soon began