Second Sight

by Isle of Skye

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Beyond the blight of left and right resides a bridge to Second Sight

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released November 11, 2015

Isle of Skye: Second Sight (Long Playing Records 003)

1. Bees In the Clover
2. White Out Bright Wight
3. Round Dance Square Dance
4. Jacob's Ladder
5. No Jelly In the Jam Jar
6. Seamus '76
7. The Frog Prince and The Butter Queen
8. Highland Cathedral (Traditional)

Songwriters: Christian Arial/Terrell Brady

Musicians:
Christian Arial: Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
Terrell Brady: Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Piano, Mandolin
Christian Mills: Electric Bass
Nathan Pugh: Drum Kit

Additional Musicians:
Jeremy Abernathy: Hammond Organ (w/Leslie Cabinet)
Liz Shuput: Violin
Eric Evenhuis: Bagpipes

Studio: Midnight Records
Producer: Isle of Skye (Christian Arial/Terrell Brady), Kent Rigby
Recording Engineer: Kent Rigby
Mixing Engineer: Christian Arial, Kent Rigby, Terrell Brady
Mastering: Christian Arial, Kent Rigby
Publishing: Lucky Stiff Music
Album Art and Graphic Design: Christian Arial
Lyrics: Christian Arial

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Track Name: Bees In the Clover
Bees In the Clover

Fed cows to the clover
& watered the bees.
Watched all of the channels,
then fell to my knees.

Blink once & you're shattered.
Stall & you're dead.
Sheep in full-slaughter
kill the King in their dread.

Peel the flesh from truth.
Heal the open wound. [Chorus]
Chart the ocean's tune.
Sail back from the Moon.

Stare @ the headlights,
they've felled the last tree.
The mirror's reflection
becomes its own scene.

A glance @ the surface
reveals nothing new.
Yesterday's laces
tie tomorrow's shoes.

[Chorus]

Hurry to the finish.
Wait for the anguish.
Hurry to the finish.
Wait for the anguish to come.
[Repeat]
Track Name: White Out/Bright Wight
White Out/Bright Wight

That woman's like the weather.
It's after harvest time.
She filled my empty basket & pacified my mind.

So, steady fall the peaches.
So, steady fall the pears. [Chorus]
Before you start your plucking, brother,
you better beware.
That woman's like the weather,
you can smell it in her hair.
That woman's like the weather,
you can smell it in her hair.

Yesterday's white-out blizzard
can't stop the rain today.
I'm smiling as I shovel
heavy snow & thoughts away.

[Chorus]

What's lost & found
pays a heavy fine.
No blues can cloud
this bright sunshine.
Track Name: Round Dance Square Dance
Round Dance Square Dance

Allemande left & hold me close.
This world is bound to go to blows.
Doe-see-doe right & shine a light.
The heart of us swells & grows.

Static charge & lightning strike.
Crickets charm us through the night.
Summer winds settle low
into the evening's city glow.

Old nurse, the healing well,
salves the weary from buy & sell. [Chant]
Old nurse, the healing well,
salves the weary from buy & sell.

Strike out into the open,
this land stretches ocean to ocean.
Our time won't be forgotten.
Lives were meant to bend unbroken.
Lift your eyes & see what could be.
This world breathes as it should breathe.
Hear the open-ended heartbeat
calling you, calling me, calling every living thing.

[Chant]
Track Name: No Jelly In the Jam Jar
No Jelly In the Jam Jar

Move back to the tarnish pool,
the shaky street hangs its head
What once powered out city lives,
now arrives the walking dead.

Radar outlet & sonar mind,
you can't prepare for vector time.
Talk there resides here,
fills our lives & brings us cheer.
So, crane your neck & snake your tongue.
These songs leave you, if unsung.
So, crane your neck & snake your tongue.
These songs leave you, if unsung again.

'Cause he's looking to trade up
& she's hoping to cash in.
He's afraid to pony up
& she's trying to always win.
But, there's no jelly in the jam jar
& where's bound for the shooting star.
There's no jelly in the jam jar
& where is bound for the shooting star again.

[Repeat last two verses]
Track Name: Seamus '76
Seamus '76

Seamus, he's one of us--
part-man, part-God & part-beast.
Juno & Venus sit low in the sky
as an Earth eye looks East.

Seamus, he's one of us--
talk of the town of renown.
Caught between both a verb & a noun
& lit by the lamp of the Moon.

Seamus, he's one of us--
friend to both lady & gent.
The landlord's come around again
looking for last month's rent.

Seamus, he's one of us--
born of both Land & of Sea.
Tara goes 'round barrow mounds,
while he's gone lush w/fresh leaves.

Seamus, he's one of us--
awakened midway in a dream.
His father's gone missing
& his mother's reminiscing about
lands that seem as they mean.

Seamus, he's one of us--
July mountains brown @ his feet.
Weather accidental, then
Summer fires flash billowed heat.

Seamus, he's one of us.
Seamus, he's one of us.
Seamus, he's one of us.
Born of both Land & of Sea.
Track Name: The Frog Prince and The Butter Queen (Improvised)
The Frog Prince & The Butter Queen

The Frog Prince & the Butter Queen
slipped into an afternoon dream
& when they woke they were halfway there
between an angle and a square
that could calm everything in-between
string beans & collared greens &
don't you know
there times where we could try
something a little different
than the same.

Between people
there are curves & change.
Don't forget to rearrange
what you're given today.

The cards are yours, so cut them quick.
Keep it thin & spread it thick.
It's your game & it's your chance.
It's your hand & your circumstance.

So, call in your own way.
Call in your own way.
Call in your own way.

I'm asking you to do something new.
I'm asking you to try a little harder,
to be a little bigger,
to act a little stronger
than you though thought
you could ever be today.