Roots From The Crops of Earth - EP

by Rufus Spencer

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    ** 8/10 - Diskant.dk **
    The band proves to be mature and strong while maintaining a youthful attitude towards the traditional genres they're experimenting with. [..] It's not just promising, it's really, really good.

    ** 4/6 - Lydtapet.net **
    This time the band reveals a more american sound which pays off really well on the southern rocking "Friend of The Devil", kicking the desert dust off their snakeskin boots sounding like a cross between Days of The New and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

     

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about

The EP is the second in a series of four EP's exploring different sounds and ideals. The first EP, SIT DOWN BY THE FIRE, was released in 2010, and had three songs with a grandeur electric rock sound and quite big topics of life and ambitions.

The songs on this second EP are drawn out of the down-to-earth american folk sound, and they are slowly growing, thoughtful and sparingly arranged. The songs describe a palette of feelings that are all present within our young minds - love, raging frustration, dazing daydreams and most importantly the urge to get on the run from the sleepy small towns to hit the big city buzz.

While the former EP SIT DOWN BY THE FIRE had more distant and general topics and lyrics, ROOTS FROM THE CROPS OF EARTH dives into much more close and personal stories, bringing to life vivid tales of youth. The 5 songs on the EP are "Sad-Eyed Lady of The North", "Friend of The Devil", "The Sun Also Rises", "Heart of Darkness" and "The Devil Drinks My Wine".

credits

released May 2, 2011

Rufus Spencer are Lukas Leer, Peter Leer and Rufus Ethan Spencer.

This music was recorded by the band and Jonas Schou. It is mixed by Soren Oakes Christensen and mastered by Hannes Jaeckl. The songs are all written by Rufus E. Spencer and arranged by the band.

The songs “Friend of the Devil” and “The Sun Also Rises” features Johan Aaen on piano and Nikolai Hvillum on bass. “The Devil Drinks My Wine” features Johanne Varmlose on cello and Freja Würtz on backing vocals. Johanne also plays the cello on “Heart of Darkness”. On this song Jakob Sorensen plays trumpet.

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Track Name: Sad-Eyed Lady of The North
I can hear my train a-coming
As a distant lonely cry
And my cold and darkened angel
Left a soul to satisfy
So hard to find
Some peace of mind
And gal your ways are young as any childs
But hold the kind of miracle
That drives a man insane
So dry your eyes
And sing for me again

Though your eyes are made of sapphire
And your bird has never flown
Gal your mind is filled with sadness
And your heart is made of stone
Afraid of love
To rise above
So hard to keep the fire in the stove
And I can never free you
From your demons and your chain
So dry your eyes
And sing for me again

As a sad and orphaned stranger
Down the lonesome road I go
As I hang my head in sorrow
For the wounds will always show
No will to strive
To keep alive
For nothing matters more to me than time
The drugs can never cure me
From the emptiness and pain
So dry your eyes
And sing for me again
Track Name: Friend of The Devil
Pity my life
Humble my crown
Drown me in the river
By the burial ground
Digging my grave
By the watering hole
Tell them the devils gonna get my soul

Down on my knees
Filled up with lies
Hang me at the gallows
When the morning do rise
Watching my mind
Spinning out of control
Tell them the devils gonna get my soul

Secrets or lies
Flip of a coin
Preachers will be smiling
When the deamons rejoin
Dealers will laugh
And be selling paroles
Tell them the devils gonna get my soul

Turning my tricks
Pledging my time
Nobody cries
For tedious crime
Lie and deceive
As a Judas of old
Tell them the devils gonna get my soul

Pray for yourself
Never grow old
Everyone cares
For your silver and gold
Sell me your heart
For a mountain of coal
Tell them the devils gonna get my soul

Crooked by loss
Leave me alone
Tables will turn
As the devil will roam
Gave him my word
But he wanted me whole
Tell them the devils gonna get my soul
Track Name: The Sun Also Rises
In all the things you blow
There is a heart and theres a voice
And a light that always shines
On something good

For every stone you throw
There is a way and theres a choice
And a line we always draw
Where we once stood

And the sun also rises
At the shore
Where we never go

For all the times we stayed
With the shadows in the dark
Another day will come
Where we will rise

For every song we sing
In the light of every spark
Will lead us past the storm
Into the light

And the sun also rises
At the shore
Where we never go

Let there be a time when
You dont know your mind for
All the lost and found will
Leave you cast and still the

Sun also rises
At the shore
Track Name: Heart of Darkness
I drove a friend to the edge of town
Crops of earth in the frosty ground
Trapped in this town with a heart of doubt
Got no clue when the money runs out

Light a cigarette and sing to the shelf
Read a good poem, say a lie to yourself
Howl like a wolf to the darkened sky
Wake in the day with the sun in your eyes

Leave it on the ground
Leave it lost and found
Lost and found

There is a darkness
A heart of darkness
And there is no light

There is a darkness
A heart of darkness
And there is no light

Dream of a path through the meadowlands
Found in the work of a writers hand
Stoned in the ways of the safe and sound
Lost in the race of a merry-go-round

Leave it homeward bound
Leave it lost and found
Lost and found

There is a darkness
A heart of darkness
And there is no light

There is a darkness
A heart of darkness
And there is no light
Track Name: The Devil Drinks My Wine
Ships are leaving at the shore
Wolves are howling at your door
Waiting as our world is slowly fading

Time is playing overseas
Waving anchored in the breeze
Calling for a voice but leave us waiting

Leaving all the roses in the yard
Leaving all the dreams that get us far

Thumbscrew twisting deamons
Skeletons are dreaming
Crawling through the dust
Of memories that I have never touched
Im buried in its crust

Needles cut through flesh and fame
Clenching fists and taking names
Leaving you with voices that are crying

Finally it conquers time
Fighting death in thoughts and rhyme
Waiting as our days are slowly dying

Leaving all the roses in the yard
Leaving all the dreams that get us far

Thumbscrew twisting deamons
Skeletons are dreaming
Crawling through the dust
Of memories that I have never touched
Im buried in its crust