Arrows

by Honeysuckle

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In loving memory of Dennis Burns

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released April 29, 2015

Holly McGarry (vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo)
Benjamin Burns (vocals, banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, suitcase)
Chris "Gooch" Bloniarz (vocals, mandolin)

Produced, recorded and mixed by Benny Grotto with assistance from Steph Durwin. Mastered by Dave Gardner at Magneto Mastering. Recorded at 37' Productions.

Album artwork by Jane Fitzsimmons

Thanks to Ian Jones (bass) and Matt Knelman (electric guitar)

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Honeysuckle Boston, Massachusetts

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.
In 2015, Honeysuckle performed at Newport Folk Festival, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and was nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year at the annual Boston Music Awards.
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Track Name: Josephine
Josephine don’t you think you went too far?
They mistook your innocence for charm
But now the sick moon’s on the rise
I see the horizon’s got it in his jaws
There are ghosts who live inside these walls
I wonder if you walk these halls anymore

I miss you but I’m glad that you’re gone
I wrote your words upon my walls
But the man died before the name
And all that’s left is a crippled little bird
I see the city skyline’s crooked teeth
I watch the evening turn to dust
And wonder bout what could have been

Josephine don’t you think you went too far?
Time will catch you in it’s teeth
Rotten flesh and holey jeans
Will be all that remains
Track Name: Let the Light In
I would have to say that a writer
Is just another form of a thief
Cause I’m catching the words
as they fall from your lips
and I’m sticking them in my pocket
for another day

our world is so much more
than four walls and a floor
so open up the windows and the doors
to let the light in

I’m sorry to say that I’m leaving
I’m bound for the very next train
Cause I’ve been running so long
toward tomorrow that I haven’t looked back
at yesterday cause yesterday’s gone

and our world is so much more
than four walls and a floor
so open up your windows and your doors
and let the light in

cause time’s a fleeting thing
take a look around at the years that have gone
away with the wind

my home has become a smoky bar,
faded memories and my old guitar
but I’d not trade a day of my rambling ways
for a briefcase and a white picket fence

and our world is so much more
than four walls and a floor
so open up your windows and your doors
and let the light in

cause time’s a fleeting thing
take a look around at the years that have gone
away with the wind
so let the light in
Track Name: Something Worth Having
Baby please lay me down in the soil
Where I can sleep for a little while
Cause I’ve been running so long that my skin’s turned to ash, my heart’s made of coal, my soul’s made of glass I’d like to grow again
Into something worth having

I’ve been watching the night
as it crashes in waves pulling me under, cleansing my soul in its own way
and the moon looks fine from where I lay, a bottle in my hands, no one left to prey from the bottom of a well, is this heaven or hell?

Cause my days are haunted by my nights
And all I’m asking you for is a light to see by
A light to see by

I’m tired of chasing shadows around
Through the dark allies of this tired town
On the sleepy west coast
But every time I try to go my eyes spill over
Like the muddy shores of this swollen river
That I call home

someday I’ll shatter that mirror in my soul
let all the shards reflect the golden praise of the sun
then time would loose it’s hold on me,
I’d be free of how the world perceives
They’d let me be, let me grow again
into something worth having
Track Name: Arrows
The hours that belong to you
Are buried in the backyard
And I’ve been trying to kill that little bluebird
But she keeps singing mercy into my ears

Love will make you weak,
Cuts & it’s pearly & I hold it close to me
But don’t go telling God,
his sinners are songbirds blue eyed & bipolar, they live where his garden was

sun spoke and we all believed the lie
that it was bad blood, sorry July
but I want to keep you
you know you’re the only one that I ever told
about the great flood, the regret that it carved out
& as for the heathen s and the whores
well I’ve got the same disease,
you’ll never long for my shadow to darken your door

but Love will make you weak,
Cuts & it’s pearly & I hold it close to me
& don’t go telling God,
his sinners are songbirds blue eyed & bipolar, we live where his garden was

In a casket at dusk sits a parliament of birds
The flapping of wings, a fluttering of souls
& I may die like a dog but I’ll not fear the night
I’ll crawl with arrows in my hands & my heart