The Night Country

for february 2010, fireball wrote a bunch of words and sent them out to farflung folks to put them to music. seventeen songs came back from that venture. fireball added a little bit to many of the songs, with mixed results. here is information about the songs.

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      words by fireball
      music and performance by laura davis
      nome, alaska
      additional guitars by fireball

I'll grow apple... trees... in the summer
Dig the land... of the midnight... sun
Await all... the fruits of... my labor
Count the blossoms... one... by one

      Had a garden... down... in California
      Had a cabin... where I watched the flowers grow
      Had a man... did not love my apples
      Now I've got... such a long... way to go

And those apples... will never... taste sweet as
As they will in the midnight sun
I will lie in the sun with my apples
Soon as I... lay down my gun

      He'd leave me alone in the garden
      All I had when he wasn't around
      Then he told me I'd grown too distracted
      And he chopped my apples down

Now I dream of that wild northern orchard
As I toil under the midnight sun
All my work will one day turn to apples
But for now... I am on the run

      With the axe that I'd used for pruning
      And the shovel I'd used on the land
      I said goodbye to California life
      And dug a deep garden hole for my man.

I'll grow apple... trees... in the summer
Dig the land of the midnight sun
Soak up the heat before winter
When the looooooooooooooong nights have begun

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