Big Tree

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released January 24, 2009

On this album Big Tree is Kaila McIntyre-Bader, Morgan Heringer, Colin Fahrner, Luke Bace, and Tom Tierney. All songs written by Kaila McIntyre-Bader. Mixed, engineered and produced by Tom Tierney with Alex Mead-Fox at Spaceman Sound. Mastered by Jon Cohrs at Spleenless Mastering.

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Big Tree is an indie-pop band located in the Bay Area of California.

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Track Name: Whole Wide World
I can’t get over how pretty this is
Was winter always as magic as this
Smoky boxes that act as rooms and
Shiny boxes you shake for clues

Ohh ohhh ohhh

I’ve burned more bridges than I’ve built
I’ve made believe more loves than I’ve felt
You’re sad in winter I’m sad in spring
And fall erases everything

Ohh ohhh ohhh

I just returned from far away
And the whole wide world seems different today
But the one thing that I have left the same
Is the way that all of you giggle my name

My hair has grown down to the dirt
And I’ve grown thicker skin beneath my shirt
My calloused feet had wandered away but
My ankles are tired and I’m home here to stay

Ohhh ohhh ohhh

I can’t seem to get over
How pretty the whole wide world is…
Track Name: Whale Song
I will wrap myself in your silky words
I will keep myself warm with the thought of you
I will bathe myself daily with our could-have-been’s
But I won’t hold my breath ‘cause I don’t know when
I will see you again

You made me a bracelet from the pieces of your mouth
And you sent it to me the postman lost it but somebody
Found on it on the street, they found it on the street
And they brought it back to me, they brought it back to me

So I wore it on my ankle, instead of on my wrist
So I wouldn’t be reminded of the time that we kissed
Or the next time that I’ll see you when I’ll want to do that same
And if I can’t have arms around me, I know what game I’ll play

You wrote me a song using night time calls from whales
But I will never hear it unless soon I grow a tail
But still I like the thought of whales calling out my name
From the darkness of the ocean a fish orchestra will play

Everybody know they want a soundtrack to their life
Well if mine is underwater will I always walk in silence?
And if that’s the case will you be there in silence by my side?
If the answer’s yes, I’m ready, if it’s no I know this time that
Track Name: Cap'n Ted
If she had a scent it would be
of toasted almonds
But she doesn’t smell like anything,
what does skin smell like
If she had a taste it would be
of spicy sweet tea
But she doesn’t taste like anything,
what does skin taste like

Where did you go

Crushed acorns on the ground
and in my hair
I don’t know what sound
she wants me to hear
I think if I swung it to the right
you would follow me
Your eyes like a swing set,
swing your legs in the breeze

Where did you go

Sing me sweet songs we can’t go wrong
Sing me sweet songs we can do no wrong

Where did you go

Gunshots and cigarettes
can make you fall in love
Tall boys in paper bags
take off your clothes
The Mississippi to the Hudson
just takes a day
But church bells and castles
are more like worlds away

Where did you go

Climb up the whiskey tree smoke out the honey bees
Climb up the whiskey tree fly away bees and take their honey

Where did you go
Track Name: One Hundred and Four
Monday was orange
The bright blue sky
Turned tangerine and I saw
The day I’ll die
At one hundred and four years

Tuesday was blue
That’s when I knew
That I really did not love you
But that’s okay
eighty four years is a long time

To make a life, to make a life without you

Wednesday was pink
The lawn next door
Lost chlorophyll and looked more
Like flamingos
And the color of my cheeks

Thursday was grey
It rained all day
And I couldn’t stop crying
One hundred and four years is not
Enough time

To make a life, to make a life without you

And Friday was white
The whole world was too bright strangling me
Like fancy lace gloves
Saturday was black
The whole world went dark
And I forgot how to see

Sunday was red
Got out of bed
And I felt my veins pulsing
With brand new life
As the sun rose rusty rouge

It’s been a week
There will be more
Til I’m one hundred and four
With silver hair and pruny skin
I will have learned

To live a life, to live a life without you

How to live a life,
How to how to how to
How to live a life
A life a life a life a life

And Friday was white
The whole world was too bright strangling me
Like fancy lace gloves
Saturday was black
The whole world went dark
And I forgot how to see

Sunday was red
Got out of bed
And I felt my veins pulsing
With brand new life
As the sun rose rusty rouge

It’s been a week
There will be more
Til I’m one hundred and four
With silver hair and pruny skin
I will have learned

To live a life, to live a life without you
How to live a life, to live a life without you
How to live a life, to live a life without you
Track Name: Little Brother
You shaved your head last week
Little brother don’t cry
It’s just a baseball glove
Little brother don’t cry

I’ll buy you a sundae
We’ll play basketball all day

She’s just a girl, who cares
Little brother don’t cry
You said “fuck you” to the principal
Little brother don’t cry

Stop smoking weed
You’re too young, please!

You failed out of biology
Little brother don’t cry
You want to go to UCLA
Little brother don’t cry
(If you were living in another time
you’d be fighting bears,
but you’re stuck here
and that is why you don’t care, don’t cry)
Track Name: Marshall Field
Hear her tiptoe down the stairs
We all have the same curled hair
Dancing to the clarinet
Smoke comes from the dark basement

Hear boys roar from faraway
Some things always stay the same
Her fingers dance on fire tonight
To learn to be is quite the fight

Oh I know you so, so well
I could not forget your smell
Mmm

Ponder all her Buddhist ways
Smell like roses all day
Tea and false philosophy
No leaves on the freezing trees

Every room is far too warm
The heat makes me feel forlorn
Brand new hats and brand new dreams
Brand new faces or so it seems

Oh I know you so, so well
I could not forget your smell
Track Name: Move to the Mountains
Move to the Mountains

Let’s move to the mountains….
The snow on the north lawn looks like just like an ocean
Choppy waters big waves, glistens in the sunlight
Yesterday I was in love but now I just want
Someone to throw me down in the snow

Black tires on the ice roads
Squealing in the back seat
I would risk my life for
Sunday morning pancakes
Today I am so in love and now I just want
Someone to throw me down in the snow

Lately my dreams are predictions of what’s to come
Lately my dreams are memories of what I loved
Lately our nights have lasted til the sun comes up
Tomorrow I will love you but for now I just want
Someone to throw me down in the snow

Let’s move to the mountains….

The birds are singing folk songs
Way up in the dead trees
They don’t realize that it’s February
I don’t want to love right now I just want
Someone to throw me down in the snow

Let’s move to the mountains….
Track Name: Ah Ah Ah
Slow down simmer down
I’ll wear a gown if you
Spin me
Out in the rain the falling leaves are crowns
I’ll wear you in my hair til my hair comes down
Comes tumbling down

Here we are yes we are
He plays guitar and we’ll sing it
We’ll sing it til the sun comes up
Tomorrow
These are moments none are stolen
Borrowed, maybe borrowed,
Let me hear you sing

Yesterday was quite a day
We flew away
The bus was rollin
It took us to the north and then the south
We found a river magic river
Somehow we saw our dreams in the water

We don’t belong do we belong we’ve come a
Long long way
But our lives are far from perfect should we stay
In a place where nothing’s wrong I wanna
Yell hear me yell
Lets all yell I yell
Track Name: Promise Me
Promise me you’ll never settle
Promise me you’ll find shimmer in every matte hue
The sky does not need to be blue
That’s what I learned from you

Promise me you’ll save your magic
For someone who wants sparkle in their live
Let’s build a stone house in the woods
I don’t know how to not be good to you

You won’t need a scale
To weigh how much love I have for
You won’t need a clock
To count the minutes I will wait for
You won’t need a level
I’ll walk on crooked floors if need be
I don’t want to forget how to say
I love you

Promise me if we go ten years
Without speaking you will still dream of me
You’ll grow your hair out I’ll cut mine
I’ll think about you all the time

Promise me when our bones get brittle
You will still find glitter in everyday life
Come blue rain or pink sunshine
We’ll still make love all the time

You wont need a scale
To weigh how much love I have for
You won’t need a clock
To count the minutes I will wait for
You won’t need a level
I’ll walk on crooked floors if need be
I don’t want to forget how to say
I love you

Never settle
I don’t want to forget how to say
I love you
Kiss me on my collarbones
And I will surely rise
To watch with you the new day
To sit there warming your side

Did you know birds can learn new songs
Did you know night was so short
Did you hear the last thing I whispered
I hope not, I hope not

Rest your hands on my cold knees
So I may drift to sleep
To dream of curling round you
And wake to find you with me

Never settle
I don’t want to forget how to say
I love you
Track Name: Hear the Grass Grow
Put me in your candelabra
And I’ll light up the whole room
I’ve got nothing to hide from you
Nothing to hide

Put me in your garden box
And gently wrap around my roots
You’ve scattered my insides
Now let’s scatter like birds

We can hear the grass grow
If you were a tree what tree would you be?

Put me on your wooden table
And I’ll sleep beneath the cloth
I’ll stare at the silverware
Instead of your mouth

Put me on your outside swing
And I will sleep beneath the trees
My presence helps you to
Remember your dreams

We can hear the grass grow
If you were a tree what tree would you be?

Put me in your candelabra
And I’ll light up the whole room
I’ve got nothing to hide from you
Nothing to hide
Track Name: We Won't Stop Here
Take the train to anywhere
Put your fingers in my hair
On this ride to everywhere

We won’t stop here
For long

Paint this room any color
Bright green walls and a dark purple door
Next year we will paint it once more

We won’t stop here
For long

Where will we build our home?
Where will be set the first stone?
Where will we build our lives?
I’d rather stay out under the sky

We won’t stop here