Cultivate

by Holden Days

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ManonmarZ This is my favorite Holden Days album as of right now, and because of that you should take my word for it and listen to this glorious body of work Favorite track: Here.
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Ryan Huston This whole album is absolutely gorgeous. It makes life better. Favorite track: Gold Demesne.
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Cultivate 04:27
Have we come undone? You don’t have to run away Please stay We are more than words We are more than we will ever say And it will stay that way So let us cultivate I’m wishing on the wind To carry all my thoughts into your night It’s a sorry plight Such a lonely night Would you let them in? Or cast my words off too the side? Leave them where they lie You can let them thrive May the be a guide To lead your heart to mine In the harvest, may we bear And burn away all the tares We will reap what we sow; Keep me with you and I’ll grow
3.
Eastern Gown 03:45
The Moon will show a long way home But in an eastern gown, the sun will rise Giving warmth to trav’ling bones and tired eyes On your way, you’ll waste the day Driving back to all the things you left behind Coming fast to some poor boy who missed your Wooden Eyes Will my heart be the one To break away and end this longing day? If my heart is the one Then when will this carry itself away? The shifting shadow Will soonly dissipate I am waiting for the day I will see your face But it will be a different light And we will live separate lives.
4.
Eau Claire 03:57
Did you wait that year for me? Were you waiting for my errancy? Did I let go of all I chased For a time with you, face-to-face? Eau Claire, you don’t know I can’t be there With the dirt in my hands, running through your hair Eau Claire, you don’t know of all the nightmares That keep me running back to grace Kiss until all the clouds are gone Just let this be our swan song By the fount, deeper in the garden You ardent, you aren’t like me at all Eau Claire, you don’t know how much I care Just to keep you safe from what you think is fair Eau Claire, I am trying hard to save you But I’ve gone in too far, letting all that ever hurt me have its way and Tear me up to pieces in its vile mouth Imparted wisdom Failure to go on And all the tenderness has run aground Now I know this, And I can’t go on All the madness that your days have wrung I am letting go of this now In your hand I feel your soul; In your soul, you are not whole
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Gold Demesne 05:13
Gold Demesne, you struck a vein Of openhearted tendencies; A mind as wild as wind and sea It’s my demise To no surprise I cannot catch every fox on my own So let my bearing be sweet to your bones Pack of wolves in restless woods I came as night, swift and light Drawing your days with fangs of white And now I stand with fists full of sand I have awoken my love before its time So I wait ‘til they say I’m absolved of my crimes I have awoken my love before her time I wait ‘til they say I’m absolved of my crimes Gardens grow inside of you With seas of evergreens in my eyes turning blue I can try to wait a little longer Try to wait a little longer Try again
7.
Absence 03:25
All I want are words with you Always short and always few Thimble kisses weaving through Tension passes me to you
8.
Candles 03:01
What a four hour remedy that we need Candles like you and me speak like the sea Written skies and painted words Dry my eyes and open yours And dead air calls for depth of care If you are there All that you miss If you don’t If you won’t And if you don’t And if you won’t This will die This will die
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Here 03:34
Sleepless in my bed I lie Sickness comes from late at night You come to me In every thought And I can’t help But feel you’re lost This season brings so much Promise you will Take and drink your fill Whenever you will find me Whenever you will find me Home alone in lonely homes Fragile thoughts will break like bones You wanted me to grow away I wanted you anyway I just can’t seem to think That you never will take and drink your fill Whenever you will find me Whenever you will find me Take and drink your fill Whenever you will find me If ever you should find me
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Fall into my arms A solace, the morning dream Set forth in the dawn, A love so long

about

A sea of evergreen melodies reflect a fluttering glory of a sun so far off, with the most apparent concentration of care. As the focus of light lingers and seeps through blessed fingers, translucent hopes are fitted for a golden garb, reserved for a vessel of dreams and the quietest thoughts. These specks of dust filtered throughout that scene represent the smaller significances, yet carry with them enough levity and expanse to fill an entire atmosphere.

"Cultivate" is a collection of songs crafted in mid-wist thoughts of wandering times, distance, tender affection, and pristine wishes. This album is an attempt to properly and beautifully paint the splendid dynamics of human relationships, and various implications and effects of faithfulness built off of once-simple dreams. Given shells of folk styling and magical instrumentation, these songs portray the deepest love and small glimpses of such extravagant natures of life.

credits

released March 2, 2017

Holden Days is:
Timothy Jude Andrews
William Luke Culbertson
Carson Thomas Cody

additional credits:
Tandra Mae Fielding - flutes on "Absence"

Thanks:
Trevor Richardson for the amazing work on mixing and mastering,
RLW for the inspiration,
Conner Reeves for the endless camaraderie and support,
Michael Graham for the generous supplication of musical needs,
and everyone else who has stuck with me for so long in seeing these songs to completion.

All songs written by Timothy Jude Andrews, with some lyrics and bridges here and there by Luke Culbertson.
Produced by Timothy Jude Andrews, W. Luke Culbertson, and Carson Thomas Cody, in our respective bedrooms
Mixed and Mastered by Trevor J. Richardson
Photo by Holden Days

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Holden Days San Juan Capistrano, California

The occasionally collaborative dream-folk project of Timothy Jude Andrews of Southern California, who is carefully amassing castles of songs as if to fill every page of the world's journals and storybooks.

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