Lost Song Orphanage

by The Feverfew

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These are demos of songs due out on The Feverfew's sophomore LP, "The Owl & the Mirror". Coming soon.

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released 21 April 2011
All music and lyrics by Bethany Spiers.
Guitars, vocals, percussion, piano, etc by Bethany Spiers.
Cover artwork by Bethany Spiers.

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The Feverfew Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Feverfew has a sound born in the South and dragged up through the East, landed somewhere between a Brooklyn rooftop and the sea. With unassuming posture, Andrew Bethany Spiers makes an impact. Spiers' lyrics are formidably poetic and steep her as a promising talent in a tradition of literary musicians that includes Patti Smith, David Berman, Thurston Moore and David Byrne, to name a few. ... more

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Track Name: Devil Woman
I got one black eye and two white stripes
I got three left feet and four flea bites
I had five fellas warn me, met the sixth last night
over seven whiskeys into the morning light

And it ain't working out for me
as far as I can tell, as far as I can see
Those boots were made for walkin' woman
I know you're gonna walk all over me

You've got one sweet smile and fifty sweet lies
You make babies swoon and grown men cry
You've got five scorned lovers just aching to die
I got six cigarettes and a long kiss goodbye

And it ain't working out for me
as much as I might want, as much as I might will it to be
I know you're just a devil woman
I know you'll be the end of me

I know a girl named Rose and a girl named Sue
I've know Mary Janes but nobody's quite like you
I wish I were blind, I were deaf dumb or mute
then maybe then I'd know
just what the hell I'm supposed to do

'Cause this habit of mine is getting old
The 'fridgerator's empty, the bathwater's running cold
You're burnin' like a candle, woman
You're too hot, too hot
Burnin' like a candle, woman
You're too hot, too hot
Burnin' like a candle, woman
You're too hot, too hot to hold
Track Name: Loaded Gun Blues
I was born with the blues in my veins
but I got a good house and a family name
I don't know much about struggle and strife
but I've been down my whole damn life

I was born with a silver spoon
Got enough guilt to fill the room
But I love my woman and I love my dog
Still I can't stand the rain and fog
Still I can't stand the rain and fog

I was born with a loaded gun
All I learned in school was how to run
But I put my faith on the wings of the dove
send a little prayer up to god above
send a little prayer up to god above
send a little prayer up to god above
Track Name: All I Ever Wanted To Do
All I ever wanted to do was dance
All I ever wanted to do was dance
All I ever wanted to do was a whiskey tango on up to you
All I ever wanted to do was dance

All I ever wanted to do was sing
All I ever wanted to do was sing
All I ever wanted to do was sing a lil love song just for you
All I ever wanted to do was sing

All I ever wanted to do was fight
All I ever wanted to do was fight
All I ever wanted to do was kick up some dirt and throw down for you
All I ever wanted to do was fight

All I ever wanted to do was die
All I ever wanted to do was die
All I ever wanted to do was lay my bones down next to you
All I ever wanted to do was die
Track Name: Home
Oh this man, this man, this man of mine
He's got more nickels than he's got dimes
So we climb aboard the ferris wheel
and spin until our wounds are healed
He found me out in Bakersfield
Drunk and asleep behind the wheel
While somewhere the trees just sit and wait
and curse your name as you hesitate

Oh mister, mister, mister grouch
has an angry crooked sort of mouth
He eats and sleeps and guards the gate
Puts breakfast on his dinner plates
And hates the way I wear my hair
and he beats me up but I don't care
He loves me when I look my best
and turns away when I undress

My limbs won't move without the grease
like I need you to rescue these
little eggs I've left behind
Like I'd give you up to make you mine
Oh this man, this man, this man of mine
He's got more nickels than he's got dimes
So we climb aboard the ferris wheel
and spin until our wounds are healed
Track Name: Penance
Saddle up and hold on tight
we'll ride beside this great freight train
all through the night and I just might
Close my eyes and let you steer
there's nothing left for me to fear except the light
And I'll hold on to your shoulders
in the dark it's always colder and we'll
ride ride ride ride ride

Now the wind sounds out a great howl
and it hasn't slowed since sundown and the trees
begin to sway to the rhythm of the horse hooves
beating faster on the dirt, now
And the hard hard hard red clay
And the water seems to quiver
as the moon shines on the river
and I long for yesterday
The penance I must pay

Saddle up and hold on tight
we'll ride beside this great freight train
all through the night and I just might
Close my eyes and let you steer
there's nothing left for me to fear except the light
If the crime is our commitment
then we'll do it with persistence and we'll
pay for what we take
Yeah we'll pay for what
we take
Track Name: Amends
I left New York City on a cold December day
holed up way back somewhere in the woods
I was looking for a savior to do this boy a favor
and I tried everyone and thing I could

But I learned early on that it doesn’t take too long
to meet up with your demons face to face
And you can try to run anywhere under the sun
But they’ll meet you there in every hiding place
I gotta find my grace

All the wise ones told me that life is always lonely
and you gotta love yourself before the rest
And it’s been a long time coming
for this sorry singer’s strumming
to finally figure out it’s for the best

'Cause I learned way too late
just what I had at stake
And what I lost and never can regain
'Cause love’s most disenchanted
when you’re taking it for granted
and a scar like that don’t ever fade away
Need a new way to pray

If you see my old baby, won’t you tell her I said hi
and I regret our hapless circumstance
And tell her I am sorry for I could not make it right
even with a seventh second chance

And if you see her kiss her
and tell her how much I miss her
and I can’t wait to see her face again
But right now I need the comfort
of the great wide open road
until this awful nightmare finally ends
I gotta make amends
Track Name: The Future of U.S. Economy
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Track Name: One Small Thing (live)
I'll give you something to believe
then you can wash your hands of me
Take the first step and fall back down
Write it all out and run around with me (please)
I think I know, I think you know
So everyone knows and no one dares to speak

One small thing
Take the will you bring
Take the long way home
Leave it well alone

I haven't been the perfect man
play my mistakes with a back-up brass band
If I'm the charge of want and waste
you be the one with the untied shoelace
You be the one grown in the ground
with a tin can heart and a box of sound and

One small thing
Take the will you bring
Take the long way
and leave it alone alone alone alone
alone alone alone alone

I'll give you something to believe
then you can wash your hands of me
Track Name: Family Tree (live)
Oh when I get blue
it sure gets real bad
And I mourn the loss
of what I never had
So does my mama
and so does my dad
'Cause we're three of us born
the species of sad

Then there's my girl
she's of a different breed
'Cause I take what I'm given
and she takes what she needs
Then there's my lady
she's of a different kind
'Cause I take what's left
when she leaves it behind
Track Name: The Woods
I follow them home 'cause
the noise doesn't stop when I sleep
And maybe this new thing
might somehow deliver relief
Leave crumbs on the pavement
and all the way back through the trees
Find the pieces that don't fit
and bury them inside of me

The curtain falls too soon
A howl beneath the moon
The owl swoops and swoons
I'm coming off of you

Two teeth in a box with a
six letter word and some charm
And shadows gone missing
are possibly cause for alarm
As the fortunate fool and the lost little light
find their fame
in the absence of ether
in tombstones awaiting a name

The curtain falls too soon
A howl beneath the moon
The owl swoops and swoons
I'm coming off of you

And here in the woods we've got
tricks up our sleeve
And should if we could make sure
you'd never leave
'Cause you'd be the ghost we'd have
haunting our halls
in the spring, in the summer
in the winter and the fall
in the spring, in the summer
in the winter and the fall

But

Is glory the girl?
Or is she the last souvenir?
Or is it the silence that
sometimes instills the most fear?

The curtain falls too soon
A howl beneath the moon
The owl swoops and swoons
I'm coming off of you
I'm coming off of you
I'm coming off
of you