Sylvan Lands Vol. I

by Holden Days

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alpineravel there is much to discover in these songs and I have many words to say - I will say these for now: the stories within this album do not belong to you or me, but they will be felt as if they do. it’s an honor to accept an invitation into this world, to see it, hear it, and feel it. we are privy to something special here.
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1.
LYRICS: Where you want to be Is clear to me For my heart grows with longing for the same place Stars and moonbows call In spring or fall They've waited ever since the day you were born And as your limbs grew long Your soul sang along And gardens inside you Grew flowers and leaves And high-standing trees All with the sweetest of fragrances Leaves of every sort Bring you comfort And keep their colour as your words on paper Tell me what you wrote Of river boats And all the places you'd like them to take you The moon is calling us up the hill A vast expanse of world for us to see Restless feet belong to you and me Our dreams are roadmaps of where to roam And where we're called, we'll follow To every hollow and sky we've never known Look up, for this Earth is not your home All the trees and mountains that you see Stand and reach for where you want to be
2.
Hold 02:43
LYRICS: I will come over to your house You don't say a word So we'll go without Steady hands Shiv'ring hearts Talk on the phone till I'm in your place Your voice in my pocket Till I see your face Come outside To face your fears Stolid skin Distant reach Both of our faces sink and hide Forest of fingers keep us inside Hold my hands I'll kiss your hair Hold this love This is all too much Yet it's never enough I know it well
3.
Strangers 06:50
LYRICS: I knew you well and warm Paragraphs in you adorned We found in presence, our fault That we knew nothing at all There was nothing to find With all you kept in your mind Paragraphs darken the page We feel what stands in our way Longing to be known Knowing love as strange to me Close to you feels odd and new but weaving lines won't claim you My darling wakes; a sunrise Her colours wrought in my mind Descend the depths of a heart How could I ever depart --- I sleep and I see you and you dream too if i tell you too and we speak again like old friends i'm in your mind but never in your mind can we speak again like old friends fare parting a day or til the end
4.
Wooden Eyed 03:13
LYRICS: Wooden Eyed, dear Don't feel obligated I see how you escape your words Mountain minded Won't you walk next to me See how I will trace your steps Let me know you love me without words to rend us barren in our feelings Your middle name, it Didn't make sense till I saw it on a road sign Fire blinded Golden irises bring favour to my forethought So, Wooden Eyed, dear Catch my accidental glance again
5.
LYRICS: Hide from my sunlight Shelter, you take flight Cover yourself in night Neither side returns Until the earth is burned There's nothing left to learn Pockets lose their weight For the open gate Feel your spirit shake Look at the moon, dear It's shining for you Closer, the sun bears a scar on its loom and love, it's every night you claim my sight i can always find you in my mind
6.
LYRICS: Her warmest home, irenic night I sink in her palm as she says Colours seen by candlelight Won't look the same by day Make the goodbye wait Keep your eyes awake Can the framework fake A beautiful face But what will make a difference From here til morning Lights in your room, top of the stairs You trailed away so quietly, but I'm still here Last to leave, Eyes on the hall A shadow never seen If I'm not keeping you, Then you'll just go Like the trees, we grow Slowly into silence And I can see the difference From here til morning
7.
Egg & I 06:09
LYRICS: On a clear day, the mountains see you Melding into the sky, a see-through Across the water from the place you've never been In the summer after city walls contain us And all the people that we know and those we don't Every blade of grass compels us to begin again Wander the streets, the calm and sleepy town Dogs eyes, in mind the place that you can go Sing and echoes ring through the woods, behold the sea In the summer after city walls contain us And all the people that we know and those we don't Every written word compels us to begin again We drive down the valley road at dusk Shout out, we found a turn at Egg & I And chase the sun until we reach its resting place ------ In the field we found our friend Faedon On the ferry, run into Sam Our joy is insatiable So we'll find a place To let it be George is in the basement shop, playing Our favourite songs seem to never end But he tells us all things must pass away After we've been through it all, Will the next year want to follow The clearest view I've found Is miles away A single day Can bring me north again Softest hands turn ancient pages new again Line the rooms with cherished thoughts Are you Able to Take all this to heart?
8.
LYRICS: as if i could run the pain along an empty page everything i gave has come to be reclaimed something inside you sought the parting from our youth nothing i was could be your answer or your truth and in summer streams i feed the memory of days i revered for closeness to you the corners you wilt upon my awning boyish wraith; a ghost you had thought to be so haunting yet afraid while climbing the walls to capture one more word from me you scurry away before i say all i can say but as summer leaves i loathe the reverie of days i adhered a constancy for you depriving a prosing tongue as time we left unspent to change of a season flowering my thoughts unkempt i hoped that these words could balance on your line-by-line but all that i wrote approximated the rhyme
9.
Hum 03:52
Somber days Move in lilacs and waves A cloudless refrain It's always this way Like a maeve Catalyse and I swoon Reel of the room It's something new Finally caused to prove I'm not the only one in love Our eyes will know their place Dressed in a holiday Marble of sacred night Sink into my sight Certain ways, your eyes will pave A path into your thoughts Lead me along
10.
The Pier 04:38
LYRICS: We'll walk ahead I hardly know what's in your head You look nice today You wear it well, that white dress you sway This stone is just as soft It seems to flow about As the train of your dress In the water Barefoot boardwalk Shifting feet to be near again Sara trades me places So I can keep up with you I like that colour green As you drop that pearl into. I love that sunlight and you Turn away when you feel again "No one understands my moon," I understand, of course I understand That it's not as brilliant as you Although I bother you so well. I like that colour white Stone in the sky You wear it well, that light you're in And I fell into.

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Recounting an ancient love and formative memories, Andrews divulges the depth of emotional prowess accompanied by whimsical melodies and euphoric arrangements, all resting in a fitted nest fashioned by a writing and production process of over four years.

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released September 6, 2019

Timothy Andrews - all instruments and vocals unless otherwise noted
Christian Hernandez - drums on tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Luke Culbertson - additional vocals on track 7

MIXED BY: Timothy Andrews with endless correction from Luke Culbertson
MASTERED BY: Luke Culbertson

Special Thanks,
Luke Culbertson for sticking with me and the tireless amount of development it took to make this album come to life, Christian Hernandez for killing it on the drums and giving these songs the energy they needed, The Stouts for letting me use their piano on track 5, Christopher (Watercolour) for the brainstorming and drafting for track 8, Sara for trading places, Joaquin Miller for the endless inspiration and album title, Ben Reaves for pressing me onward and for believing in my vision, Joel from Chase Bliss Audio for helping supply me with the insane textures that this album truly needed, and to my other friends and family who put up with my rambling on about working on this album for the past 4 years. I'm glad it's finally here.

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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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