ORCHARDS

by Orchards

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released January 3, 2012

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Orchards Toronto, Ontario

Orchards is a Toronto-based folk band delivering a modern twist to old folk sounds. They are a trio with no center but three equal parts, with theatrical antics to boot. With strings, horn, guitar, banjo, and vocals with epic melodies, they are reminiscent of Odetta and The Carter Family. ... more

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Track Name: Oh sister
Oh Sister, oh sister oh sister
You don't know what’s...
Oh Sister, oh sister oh sister
You don't know what’s coming.

Your sister's come a long way to find me,
Through dust and dirges, climbing trees.
You hide in the wilderness to keep yourself safe,
From shadows and gallows that will seal your fate.

You hide in the wilderness, fetch me water.
You climb down trees and fetch me water.
You hide in the wilderness till it rains for drowning children fill the heart with pain singing…

Oh Sister, oh sister, oh sister
You don't know what’s coming.

You hide in the wilderness to keep yourself warm,
A cold breeze is coming won’t you be for warned
These woods are dangerous caused many to drown
His all mighty hands going to smite you down you

You hide in the wilderness and Fetch me water.
You climb down trees and fetch me water.
You hide in the wilderness till it rains for drowning children fill the heart with pain you’re singing…

Oh Sister, oh sister, oh sister
You don't know what’s coming.

The birds and the people are swimming through trees,
While a voice in the air says get down on your knees.
A storms a brewing I can feel the rain,
When people forget how to express their pain,

You hide in the wilderness and fetch me water.
You climb down trees and fetch me water.
You hide in the wilderness till it rains
For drowning children fill the heart with pain

You’re singing…
Oh Sister, oh sister, oh sister
You don't know what’s...
Oh Sister, oh sister, oh sister
You don't know what’s...
Oh Sister, oh sister, oh sister
You don't know what’s coming.
Track Name: Battleships
See enemy signs
Along the cold way home
With my eyes
Your mind will define your time
But if you choose to remain
Then I will stay the same
Remain the same.
Track Name: She waits
She waits for the sea
That took her man away
To bring him back
Smelling a bit like fish but she doesn't mind
He takes her out on a paint-flaked rowboat
And goes out til the end
But it always comes back to the shore
And goes out again.

He tells her stories
About how the mist and the sea
Are like lovers at dawn
And how he's not surprised
They thought the world was flat
Cos out in the ocean
That's all you can see
So why not
Fall over the edge
Of the sea
That took her man away
Once more.

Doing circles in the water
And all they can see
Are their breaths
Floating around
And the sure sign of land
When they get there
He'll be back before long
And she doesn't mind.

Cos the tide is like boats
It always comes back.