Crocus Song

by Thomas McCallum

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"Crocus Song" is Thomas McCallum's first recording and is a project that is far overdue. The songs have been written over a five year period.

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released January 20, 2014

Thomas McCallum: Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Tim Davidson: Bass, Mandolin
Emily Fox: Violin
Karis Tees: Vocals
Nick Halley: Drums
Austen Hilchey: Slide Guitar
Lydia Mainville: Cello

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Thomas McCallum Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hailing from Six Mile Brook, Nova Scotia, Thomas McCallum likes things to be cut and dry, though this is seldom the case. Take him or leave him, you're likely to run into him again: putting a tune in your bucket or meandering home.

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Track Name: Crocus Song
She come up like the crocus...
She's the first flower of Spring

She live through the springtime snow...
But you know she ain't no summer flower
She's the first flower to go.

I've been walking through paradise,
It's always summer in paradise,
My heart's looking for that crocus,
It might as well be ice.

Point you where you're going,
Why leave so soon?
Hangman will dangle for a while,
Why leave so soon?

Till the soil, pay the fine...
God only knows I'll have my reward in time.

Point you where you're going,
Why leave so soon?
Hangman will dangle for a while,
Why leave so soon?
Track Name: True Icon
I get up in the morning now,
I get up and pray.
Always someone there to tell me
To have a practical day.
Sundry things and pretty rings:
She doesn't give a damn.
She is not commonplace,
She is my friend.

It's a beautiful view from here my child
If you have the eyes to see.
Freedom's coming a long way off,
But you're where you're supposed to be.
Just you and me for now my child,
It's just you and me.
It's a beautiful view from here my child
If you have the eyes to see.
Track Name: I Only Dream of You
Some people say my mind is prone to wander.
What I'm thinking now, only God can say,
But rest assured, my mind is still with my body,
And I only dream of you, 'cause I think of you all day.

If you flow North, I'd ask you please think on me,
I, who lust for ever warmer climbs.
May your song cleave to me in this desert,
And not get suck between the spaces and the lines.

Daisyface, oh Daisyface,
Don't you cry no more,
The smoke's going out through the chimney
And it's coming back in through the door.
You are a leaf that lingers,
Trembling, you are a lamb,
And you would if you could,
Why not take me as I am?

I dream a light is left on for me in Paris,
Alas, I cannot "parlez-vous français?"
And I know I do not know what waits beyond that door.
I just know I dream of you 'cause I think of you all day.
Track Name: Enoch (Moth Song)
I was born in the country,
About a hundred miles from here,
I perceive I've drifted far from what I once held dear.
Oh Lord make it clear, dear Lord make it clear.

I set out across still waters
To find a mirror for the soul,
Provided with a true icon
To guard me against the rocks and shoals.
Oh Lord make me whole, dear Lord make me whole.

I am a moth, guided by starlight,
Under a streetlight, I used to make my home.
Now I've got a bright light burning beside me,
Whispering, "You're not alone."

My little boat drifts empty,
On over to the other side.
But tell my folks, "Don't worry"
For I have far from died.
And if, like Enoch, one is taken up,
It's not they that will be glorified.

I am a moth, guided by starlight,
Under a streetlight, I used to make my home.
Now I've got a bright light burning beside me,
Whispering, "You're not alone."
Track Name: Goodnight
In the distance dogs are barking,
My candle burns down slowly
The ghosts they may be lingering
My candle has gone out.
The children all are sleeping,
and the wind is gently whispering
Through the cracks in cabin seven,
I'm a long way from home...

I see your mind a-shining,
It can help but make me
So proud of you, darling
You're my gift from above.
I heard your bones a-cracking
Like there was nothing in between them,
But I've got a thing for nothing,
Because everything's got to be loved...

It's a long road to travel
From here to the city,
But I'll be getting to you,
If it takes my life.
It's a hard road to travel
From here to the man you've shown me
In your mirror for my soul.
I love you, goodnight...

You're always a child to me...

Well, we were on the river,
I knew you really loved me,
But I was still too busy,
Building castles on the shore.

And in the distance, dogs are barking,
My candle burns down slowly,
I'm stuck here all alone.

I love you, goodnight.