The Serpent Eats His Tail

by Wes Covey

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I've done a lot of moving around, from music town to music town, trying to catch up to you Searching for something that I've never found, that magic face or that magic sound I've never found anyone like you And I wish that I could just settle down, become a regular guy in a regular town But I could never settle down without you And I'm not there and you're not here, and there's a thousand miles between us, Dear And I could never settle down without you Maybe someday I'll catch you, Dear, and once I catch you, I swear I will never lose you again And I wish that I could just settle down, become a regular guy in a regular town But I could never settle down without you And I'm not there and you're not here, and there's a thousand miles between us, Dear And I could never settle down without you
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Down at the old oak grove Where no one ever goes Amidst foxes and leaves Ferns and old oak trees Remember when it was summer? We'd swim between those raindrops, falling down We were wet anyway And we knew we'd never have those times again The hummingbirds would gather Fly haloes 'round your head The moss grew softer and fatter And daisies crowned your bed Remember when we were lovers? We'd measure days in starlight, counting down We were young anyway And we knew we'd never have those times again Remember when it was summer? We'd pass that bottle 'round and 'round and 'round We were drunk anyway And we knew we'd never have those times again
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Icarus 02:44
When I think of you now, it seems like a dream A sunken dream in the sky When I hold myself up like a moth before a flame, Then close, oh so close, do I fly I'd listen for you, to call me by name Then close, oh so close, do I fly When I think of you now, it seems like a poem Your face and your eyes seem to rhyme You lift yourself up like a diver above a pool And close, oh so close, do you fly I'd listen for you, a call or a sigh Then close, oh so close, do you fly You covered yourself with flowers and rain Flowers and rain was I In a coat made of feathers you'd spread out your wings Then close, oh so close, would you fly I'd listen for you to scream 'cross the sky Then close, oh so close, would you fly I'd listen for you to scream 'cross the sky Then close, oh so close, would I fly
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Dm Raga 03:33
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A Love Song 01:48
I met you first on the hills of green Your sorrow caught my eye I told you all about the ones who walk the hills You told me why you cry You told me why you cry Saw you sitting in the summer sun Your head upon a tree Were you dreaming of those birds in the sky, or were your dreams of me? Were your dreams of me? Saw you passing on a rainy day Those waters pouring down You feared that we'd all wash away I feared that we'd all drown I feared that we'd all drown Asked you to come and you came to me Then I came to you It all seemed so very strange to me, did it seem so strange to you? Did it seem so strange to you? Now I've got somewhere to go and someone to be 'Cause now I've got someone who loves somebody like me Loves someone like me Loves someone like me Loves someone like me Loves someone...
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As I drive past the field Hanging haunted with fog I know how you feel I know you feel wrong I know how you feel I know you feel ashamed I know how you feel 'Cause I feel the same As I drive past your house Sitting shielded at night I know how you feel I know you feel right I know how you feel I know you're feeling strong I know how you feel I've known all along And I hear all about your seven-headed son How he would feast upon the trees He'd drink down the rivers He'd sip up the sun Then sleep in a stupor of leaves He'd sip down the rivers Drink up the sun Then sleep in a stupor of leaves
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Like a bird with clipped wings I sit, grounded, and sing Of the times when we were together And the days that we'd spend The two of us, then Weren't so much longer as better But now I am thinking Of when love was the thing Was the glue that would keep us together And the day's that we'd spend The two of us, then Weren't so much longer as better But that's all gone now And I'm telling you how I'm not so much wiser as older And the space in my heart And the space in my bed Aren't so much wider as colder And my days, they pass by With a tear and a sigh Like a song that I never could sing But I'll think of those times Maybe write some sad lines Of Those Days That Weren't Longer But Better
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credits

released July 22, 2014

Guitar & voice: Wes Covey
All songs words & music by Wes Covey, except:
1*: Trad., variation on an arrangement by John Renbourn;
4: by Jackson C. Frank (Copyright Control);
6: by Leonard Cohen (Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC);
7: contains a nod to John Fahey;
10: by Townes Van Zandt (Silver Dollar Music);
13: by Bobb Trimble (Boysongs Unlimited);
15: by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman (Warner/Chapell Music Inc)
Special thanks to Bobb Trimble & Kris Thompson
Produced & engineered by Peter McLaughlin, January 2014
at The Broken Toy Store, Portland, ME
Album art by Wheatberry Design

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Wes Covey Portland, Maine

Wes Covey is the multi-instrumentalist frontman of experimental ambient collective The Ten Thousand Things (sacredmusick.bandcamp.com). When not bending his strings into soundscape narratives, Covey is a fingerpicking folksinger. The Serpent Eats His Tail is his first solo acoustic album, collecting favorite covers, instrumentals and songs written over the past dozen years. ... more

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