Flowers For Ambrosia

by Autumn Electric

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released 10 January 2014

Chris Barrios - drums, percussion, vocals
Naomi Adele Smith - synthesizers, melodica, vocals
Max Steiner - lead guitar, vocals
Michael Trew - electric and acoustic guitar, lead vocal, flute, banjo, synth flutes, spoken word
Johnny Unicorn - bass, alto saxophone, vocals

with guest Joe Stormer: Accordion on "Joe The Lion, Sleeps Tonight",
backing vocals on "The Hermit of North Pond"

Songs written by Michael Trew with exception of "The Hermit of North
Pond" written by Chris Barrios and Michael Trew
Music by Autumn Electric
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Chris Barrios
Produced by Autumn Electric
Cover Art by Louise Trew
Inside Art by Naomi Smith
Layout: Johnny Unicorn

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Chris Barrios: Drums
Naomi Smith: Keyboards, Vocals
Michael Trew: Lead Vocals, Flute, Guitar
Johnny Unicorn: Bass, Vocals

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Track Name: Motorcycle Hill
Going downhill too fast, colors blur into the sound
of the engine, oh you know it's all I am
if I should fall, I will fly
until gravity surely pulls me home

The glory of the summer heat,
as it soaks into the white concrete

I'm rising too fast, will my heart burst like a little bird
oh the treasure is up in the cherry tree
if you should fall, from the branch too soon
you'll know the good and the evil too

The glory of the summer heat,
as it soaks into the white concrete

Don't grow too fast, you'll only wage a war with the days
All I want for you is something to call your own
Indian summer, and the square streets of suburbs
Track Name: Return to Detroit
Skeletons of houses, skeletons of homes
all their vacant eyes won't leave me alone
Roll up the windows lock the doors
you're so paranoid I can't take anymore
Should I be afraid of the kids in the street
Should I just look down at my feet?

All the blue flowers, grow in the cracks of the rocks
All the blue flowers, grow in your heart when you talk
I'm going to keep it alive

A guy at the show said let's make something grow
there's a lot of young minds that can't be confined
by this deadwood
Reclaim the neighborhood, reclaim the ground
pumping Eden's blood back into Motown
This special garden will succeed
and they say take what you need

All the blue flowers, grow in the cracks of the rocks
All the blue flowers, grow in your heart when you talk
Andy, you keep it alive

Hey all you sad looking people, I can see it again
Reclaim, oh you've bought back your city with your pain
and today is your day
Track Name: Riding the Rogo
I have a memory,
a different time a different me
when my home was the sea
in a circle you found me
and when the tide is high
under the moon tonight, I'll be

Riding the Rogo, feeling the undertow
Lost in the rumble, bye to the ice and the snow
I have a photograph of the future
I'm leaving tonight,
I'm sailing for San Francisco

The king of comedy, once did he captain thee
when he fled the pyramids in the mid seventies
and when the tide is high
under the moon tonight, I'll be

Riding the Rogo, feeling the undertow
Lost in the rumble, bye to the ice and the snow
I have a photograph of the future
I'm leaving tonight,
I'm sailing for San Francisco

Be careful captain out on the open sea
Captain oh captain there is a mutiny!

The day that I found you, barely a skeleton
remnant of an age, your treasure all jettisoned
I think of the old man, I try to be better than
Sometimes the old man is me.
You drive me awake, and you drive me into the sea
Make me a wave in the song of your elegy
I've tried so many times, but I could never see
The old man, only the sea

Riding the Rogo, feeling the undertow
Lost in the rumble, bye to the ice and the snow
I have a photograph of the future
I'm leaving tonight,
I'm sailing for San Francisco
Track Name: The Hermit of North Pond
What can you give to the man of the forest
Who says he has all he needs?
Nowhere to go, no one to see
All he really wants is to be unseen.

What are the wages of solitude
How much does is cost to steal
The things that we do to survive
is it true that some people cannot feel?

The things that you took oh you feel so ashamed,
Anything to insulate.
Living all winter long, out in the woods of Maine.
How did you live?
Why did you leave?

You can hear them talk on the radio
and still you can speak quite well
Twenty-seven years living out in the forest
and your own face you cannot tell

The way that you looked back in '86
Oh it's getting harder to see
The only cure, the cure is to be seen
and from your crimes come clean

The things that you took oh you feel so ashamed,
Anything to insulate.
Living all winter long, out in the woods of Maine.
How did you live?
Why did you leave?

They said that you lost heart, anything to insulate
They say the heart is in the home

What can you give to the man of the forest
Who says he has all he needs?
Nowhere to go, no one to see
All he really wants is to be unseen.
Track Name: I Call It My Little Voice
Doing what comes easy
Sounds so perfect in your mind
But no one can know the dangers
of an ordinary life

it's hard to find
hard to find paradise
Track Name: The Ballad of Magnum P.I.
It's 1985, you're hooked on Magnum PI
You took us all to Hawaii, to forget all of our troubles
The way that Magnum tried, living in paradise
He missed his dad and his mom
hung with his buddies from Viet Nam

Teach me how to hurt, when to smile
that it's alright to take my time
How to drive in a high-speed chase
With resolve written on my face
It's hard to find an upstanding guy
like Magnum PI

When we got back from Hawaii, I tried to keep it inside me
Coconuts by the fireplace, drinking tropical concentrate
Dad you bought a red car, took it out for long drives
I thought maybe you were hurting
or just adventure deprived

Teach me how to hurt, when to smile
that it's alright to take my time
How to drive in a high-speed chase
With resolve written on my face
It's hard to find an upstanding guy
like Magnum PI

I wouldn't be surprised, Dad
If you were solving crimes out on the side
driving your RX painted cherry red
wearing your aviators
Track Name: Joe the Lion, Sleeps Tonight
You told me you heard, a symphonic record
and there were Angels on the sleeve
You told me you cried and the words of Isiah
rang out inside your sleeping heart
Wake Up!

Now it's 4 a.m., and you've gone to visit your friend
The morning DJ was surprised
He said where have you been
with that crown of pigeon feathers?
You said I've been set free, but he knew something was wrong
he said please...

Do what is good for you,
what is good for you, may not be good for everyone
Do what is good for you, good for your wife and your son

I got you a job, out past issaquah
You climbed the ladder, paintbrush in hand
The lady got scared, said you look awful shaky up there
you said, If I fall the Angels will catch me!

She said, I don't believe in angels
and I think it's time for you to go now
so that's what he did.
Now Joe the Lion sleeps tonight.

Your ten year old son is sitting at home with his football
and if he bites you
it's because he is like you
Joe says please...

Do what is good for you,
what is good for you, may not be good for everyone
Do what is good for you, good for you
You are my very loved son
Track Name: Orange Stars
Orange Stars

pt 1. The Moonchild

Everything going to be alright
Don't let the alarm clock make you feel bad
If the early morn has got you forlorn
I understand.

Balthazar Bux is late for class
Another test, homework's forgotten
and the bullies at school, they think you're uncool
and they chase you.
Robinson Crusoe, on his island alone
You tell me I'm safe, put down the book when I want

Mr. Coriander, do you think that I may never return?
There's a girl inside the book
She said she knows me
As if people didn't already think I'm crazy?
Now, I've seen the Moonchild...

Mr. Coriander have you ridden the dragon through the clouds,
over the buildings of your hometown?
The further I go, the less that I know about the real world.
Now all the memories in my head,
are all movies with no sound
and all my solid ground just crumbles to nothing.

Mr. Coriander, do you think that I may never return?
There's a girl inside the book
She said she knows me
As if people didn't already think I'm crazy?
Now, I've seen the Moonchild...

pt 2 A Knock at the Door

I've let you down, I haven't been around
There's things that I don't want to say
but I will say them now.
So let's float on the river, the water is so cold
and will you forgive me, right here on the shore?

The truth will electrify you
I'll be your flashlight, the dove in your hand
I'll hold your hand 'til you get there
and I'll understand you.

This crude body is all that I have
to show you that I care
Someday I'll up and fly
out of my mind into you, where you are.

Pt 3. I Always Hear Them Buzzing

Under the rafters,
There's an imaginary song you've been after
I'll sit and listen all afternoon
Where have the bees gone?
I used to hear them buzzing outside
and inside your electric amplifier
Can you hear them buzzing?
I always hear them buzzing.

Pt 4 Snow Spectrum

All night long, the heater comes and the heater goes
Humming like a song, my body knows where it belongs
I can see my friend, the candle burns
legs and a bicycle
Headlights on the snow, white as a crow is black and silver.

The numb, can't last forever
The pain of thawing out feels like pleasure
Being born, again
Springtime has returned to the mountains


Pt 5. It's Raining From the Trees

I'm the one who wants to love you
Every day, and be part of you
You're the blood inside my veins
The reason for my name
now who is left to blame?

Orange leaves, oh they fall
Just like orange stars
remind us our lives are passing us by
and the dream that we had
hasn't died
It's living inside a hideaway sigh

They were with you there in your room
With you in your toys
with you every morning
where the summer apples shine
in the corner of your mind
I was living in your breast all this time
to the secrets, and feelings I was blind
but now they're mine