Any Forgotten Thing

by Hungrytown

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    Includes 16-page booklet with lyrics. Artwork by Julie Sola, Fat Crow Press.

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1.
In the month of November, eighteen and fifteen Was the coldest of winters that ever we’d seen I gave myself up at the age of thirteen And he promised we’d marry in springtime. When the rivers they froze and the mills would not run We’d sit close by the fire ‘til each cold day was done And dream of our fields growing green in the sun And he promised we’d marry in springtime. I listened through June and watched all July long For the first buds of spring, and the hummingbird’s song But the snows never stopped ‘til my love he was gone And he promised we’d marry in springtime. I will go to the meadow to lay myself down With a stone for my pillow and my bed the cold ground “Neath a blanket of snow, with the stars all around And I’ll never awaken ‘til springtime.
2.
You’ll never stop the wind Never stop the rain By standing in the path of a hurricane Let the thunder roll; let the waters rise Turn away the sun and wring the storm clouds dry. You are a rolling train I’m a railroad track You are the going forth I’m the coming back You are a sleeping town in the middle of the night And I am the whistle blowing in the morning light. I wish I could take back those words I said I never learned to quit while I’m ahead But you never count the battles lost and won And all of the cruel and foolish things I’ve done.
3.
Blazing hot when you’re hired to work outside Then the weekend comes and it turns around and hides But ain’t that just like the sun Ain’t it just like the sun? Looking up and trying to read the sky Won’t bring down one drop before its time But ain’t that just like the rain? Ain’t it just like the rain? Everything comes around again Though you don’t know how or when or why. Sometimes you might think the well’s run dry Then you know just what to write, but you don’t know why And ain’t that just like a song? Ain’t it just like a song?
4.
You took me by surprise I never saw it in your eyes I never realized. All the things you’ve done Got me thinking I’ve never had much fun And all the things you said just haunt me now. The people that you know you watch them change You watch them grow you watch them go. Days go by so fast, each one fading into the last But dreams they die so slow, you never see them go. You took my surprise I never saw it in your eyes I never realized. Failure’s not as bad as experience I might have had It’s harder not to try, I finally realize.
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Lately my hands don’t seem to work the way I want them to And I’d like to look up at the sky instead of down at my shoes Can’t seem to turn my mind to what each day might bring 'Cause I’ve fallen into disrepair like any forgotten thing. The clock upon the mantel has fallen out of time Can’t see why I should wind it, while I’m so far behind But I might replace the front door bell, just to hear it ring Or let the old one rust away like any forgotten thing. Some things here can still be fixed, for others it’s too late But I can’t be sure of what to keep and what to throw away It’s like living in the space between the winter and spring One season of uncertainty for every forgotten thing.
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Calliope 02:20 video
The music of the carousel echoes a sweet refrain Of fairground scenes From days gone by And how we used to play. My horse is faded silver Yours is white and gold Swiftly around the track we go And where we’ll stop, who’s to know? You’re always half a length ahead No matter how well I ride And the further I stretch to grasp the ring The more I start to slide. Play on, play on calliope I hear you winding low Our ride has only just begun We’ve still got so far to go.
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Falling Star 02:20
I saw one just the other night Making its way through the sky was a tiny light. Just a falling star. I like to think it fell down to the ground Someplace safe, someplace it could be found. Just a falling star. Oh little star can you see me? Was it love that brought you down so easily? Just a falling star. Falling star you shine so bright I wonder what you would become without your light? Just a falling star.
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Sally Lazy 04:39
Sally Lazy let your hair hang down Leave it trailing, trailing on the ground Sally Lazy let your hair hang down. Worry too much worry too hard to sleep Had some friends, but none that I could keep Worry too much worry too hard to sleep. Walk with me oh walk with me a while I’ve been traveling such a lonely mile Walk with me oh walk with me a while. Keep on moving or you fall out of time Got no rhythm, running out of rhyme Keep on moving or you fall out of time. Got no money nowhere to lay my head So I’m gonna make you smile instead. Sally Lazy let your hair hang down.
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If something’s not what it’s supposed to be You can make it up so easily, Make it all work out. If you cringe at the stupid thing you said Just pretend you said something smart instead Make it all work out. Don’t wake up. And if someone said something cruel to you Maybe you weren’t who they were talking to Make it all work out. You can be that guy with the perfect life And the perfect job and the perfect wife Make it all work out. Don’t wake up.
10.
Living on the floodplain Down in the river’s home You learn to keep your suitcase packed And drive all night alone. Fall asleep on higher ground And wake up in a drought Search the sky for signs of rain And turn your pockets out. Under a broken sun There’s no rain but a flood The skies will keep their promise back Until your work is done. Flame it grows up from a spark And soon becomes a blaze It burns a fire right through the sky And on to brighter days.
11.
Like You Do 03:34
Wish I could forget the words you said Wish I could forget where you lay your head Time keeps spinning round me like a clock Your voice inside my head don’t ever stop So many things I meant to say Somehow I forgot. You never knew me I only showed you what I wanted to Been saving all the rest for someone who Won’t make me nervous like you do Like you do. The other day I met a girl Who seemed like she was living in your world She sang a song that sounded strange to me Like sailing on an unfamiliar sea I raised my voice to sing But I started out of key.
12.
The sweetest flower I ever saw Grows on the westward plain The only boy I ever loved I never may see again. The blue star blooms but once a year When the sun shines bright in the sky But if you pluck those flowers out Then they will surely die. And if you tell the one you love That you’ll be no man’s bride He’ll leave you sure as the sun will rise As sure as the tears you’ll cry. The flowers in my garden grow And bloom from spring to fall But wildflowers grow just where they will And need no care at all. The sweetest flower I ever saw Grows on the westward plain The only boy I ever loved I never may see again.

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released September 1, 2011

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Hungrytown Townshend, Vermont

After more than fifteen years of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson--otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown--have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.

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