Witch​-​Hazel

by Image And Nation

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Witch-Hazel is the second part of the Winter themed Evergreen Trilogy. It will only be available fore a limited time and all of Image And Nation's proceeds will be going to Child's Play Charity.

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released November 23, 2010

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Track Name: The Glimmer of Bone Moon
Warm smokey air wavers in the tent
The stockpot on the spittle boils
Escape the heat, escape the smell
Cold serenity lies out in the snow

It's near the end as we wait
Soon the streams will break free
Juicy sap will return to leaves
As the land begins to thaw

I watch the moon, it watches
all creatures who slumber
The creatures who wait
conserving life
Glisten, glisten on the snow
Hunger moon, glisten
Silent, silent is the wood
The bone moon is watching

The bears and I dream at night
of the antelope and deer
that we will feast upon
at the first Milk moon

The fires will be for food and joy
not to fight off bitter frosts
Our men and women shall dance
with shining eyes and bellies full

I watch the moon, it watches
all creatures who slumber
The creatures who wait
conserving life
Glisten, glisten on the snow
Hunger moon, glisten
Silent, silent is the wood
The bone moon is watching

We will remember the lean time
and rejoice in the fat
Winter Moon reminds us
give thanks for summer’s bounty
Track Name: As Bare as the Trees
Impermanence is Perfection

My flesh knees in the deep, cold snow
The snow and I impermanent
Recycled here and evermore
a daydream that is without end

The binding contract has been signed
Embrace the struggle and the strife
Don't press against these factions of reality

Expose the darkness and the light
the white of snow against the night
return again down to your knees
Attention as bare as the trees

Experience the change, the release
Stop grasping at what you wish were true
Cease to hope for what could have been a reality

Employ yourself in the here and now
In the present, the moment is all we have
Surrender to imperfect permanence

Expose the darkness and the light
the white of snow against the night
return again down to your knees
attention as bare as the trees

Oh slave to your ears, freedom appears
Oh slave to your eyes, freedom arrives
Oh slave to your tongue, freedom is won
Oh slave to you our touch, slave to your touch, slave to your touch...

Expose the darkness and the light
the white of snow against the night
return again down to your knees
attention as bare as the trees

Learn to accept your thoughts and deeds
cast off the shackles of your Self
Make peace with struggle and with strife
BE, and then know of this release

Nothing lasts forever
Track Name: Snow Day
Jump out of bed
Down stairs you fly
No time to eat
Toast will be fine
Lace your boots
Slip on your gloves
Fresh snow outside
It’s time for fun

Call your mates
Pick a side
Build a fort
Walls so high
It’s a snowball free for all
Everybody join in the fight

Oh the joy, the delight
we take in this gift of white
A force that can destroy
also purifies and makes anew
interrupts our "lives"
and reminds us of the truth

Merrily sing
Merrily sing
Sing out
Sing loud
Merrily sing

Destruction leads to creation
Laughter ring out in the cold, crisp, clear air
We all laugh, all together
The laughter of the weather

Young and old
laugh in the cold
Juke to right
Fake to the left
Take the hit
Your face a mess
None are safe
But that’s alright, we join the fight

Too cold to strip
Too hot to care
Coat thrown down
I hit the ground
Arms out wide
Legs all splayed
My messy angel
Frosty display

Fingers numb
Just for now
Game is done
Stomachs growl
Head to the house
friend in tow
Here for food to fight the cold of snow

Oh the joy, the delight
we take in this gift of white
makes us slow down
makes us stop and take a look around
Connecting, receiving
all the good in winter life

Merrily sing
Merrily sing
Sing out
Sing loud
Merrily sing

Destruction leads to creation

Laughter ring out
in the cold, crisp, clear air
we all laugh all together
the laughter of the weather

Dad's at home
made some soup
Smell of coffee
hot chocolate too
Jackets lay
by warming flame
Hope they'll dry
just in time to go out again

Feeling full
Feeling fine
Head back into
the storm outside
Jackets dry
Fingers cold
Armed with the snow
Awaiting our foes

They return
ready again
Rush forward
to join in the din
We laugh and play
through the day
only stopping
when the dark makes us come in

Troupe on back
Warmth of home
Boots are off
Soaked to the bone
Leave it all
by the door
We aren't going
out today anymore

Set a place
Change your clothes
Smiling faces
Flushed like rose
Dinner warm
a filling meal
We laugh and talk
of our day and the joys we feel

Around the fire
we sit and sing
telling jokes
remembering
songs of yule
stories of old
Dying flames
and blankets keeping back the cold

Dad dozes back
Dog's asleep
Read your book
put up your feet
Your fight it
your eyes slip closed
Maybe tomorrow
we’ll have even more snow
Track Name: Grey Echoes
cloudy haze
looking backwards again
sitting at the beach
stare at waves again
it’s 1am
out for a walk again
laughter and dry champagne
footsteps in the rain

the rain falls again
it’s not the same
the winds pick up again
it’s not the same
another grey winter
in the golden state
and i’m looking back again
it’s not the same

somewhere snowballs are
flying through the air
somewhere between the trees
laughter is shared
somewhere the snow falls
down on those without a care
i can’t escape my memories and i
wish that i was there

the rain falls again
it’s not the same
the winds pick up again
it’s not the same
another grey winter
in the golden state
and i’m looking back again
it’s not the same

i walk down the pier
lost in thought again
there’s no rain today
but the wind never ends
blue grey twilight
another sleepless night
alone on this bench
it’s not the same