The General Assembly - Wildwood

from by Various Uncivilised Artists

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    From the Mourning of the World is a unique compilation album brought to you by the Dark Mountain Project, the global network of artists, musicians and writers who are crafting new stories for a civilisation in trouble.

    Featuring: an exclusive alternate version of Caesar recorded specially for the album by BBC Radio 2’s Folk Singer of the Year 2011, Chris Wood; BBC Radio 2’s Folk Singer of the Year 2010 Jon Boden; celebrated artists such as Chris T-T and Bethia Beadman (whose track is a duet with REM’s Mike Mills); this is a beautiful compilation of the wild and uncivilised music associated with the Dark Mountain Project.

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I wake up in the morning and I’m covered in leaves, like I’ve been beaten and abandoned by a couple of trees. I’m torn up by the branches, scratches marking my cheeks and it’s cold. You’d been telling me that matter didn’t matter no more and it got me searching for the answers on the forest floor. Now I’m woken by the thunder at the cracking of dawn and it’s cold.

I’m searching for a feeling that might not even exist. It’s like looking for a fog in the middle of a mist. I’ve got a compass in my pocket and a watch on my wrist but I’m lost. I’ve just been following the breadcrumbs that you left in the dirt while ignoring all the signals and the warnings I’ve heard. Now nothing’s keeping me from losing all the things that I’ve learned so I’m lost.

Now I don’t want to search no more, for an answer I don’t know no more than I did when I started, don’t want it keeping me awake no more. So I’m in the wildwood where time moves slow, where every piece already knows where it goes and if your memories get buried by the snow, then they’ll thaw out when the spring wind blows.

I lied about the future. I lied about the past. I lied to keep the time from slipping by so fast. Now I don’t know where I’m going and I don’t know where I’ve been, so it’s hard to find a place where I fit in.

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from From the Mourning of the World, released June 10, 2013
Performed by: The General Assembly
Composed by: Wicking/Willoughby
www.generalassembly.com.au

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