Shale and Sandstone

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label: Park the Van

extensive story at fromafountain.tumblr.com/shaleandsandstone

vinyl available right here on 4-17-13

recorded in Philadelphia, PA 2005-6
mixed in Sioux Falls, SD 2007

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released August 31, 2010

mixing: Douglas Kirby
mastering: Paul Gold

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From a Fountain is the name for all varieties of music by Douglas Kirby, from West Marin County, CA.

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Track Name: Man I Wed
rise on
rise on
rise on
rise on

up on this building
at Flintrock stables

sea snake
hand shake
sunshade
snowflake

the horses prattle
they snort and whinny

here's a group that lives in fair surroundings
flowering meadows
ponds and minnows
they go deep into the world's interior
down a tunnel
dim and shadowed

shale and sandstone
magma mountain
iron in rotation

who saw Jacob?
i saw Jacob!
who saw Jacob?
i saw Jacob!

on rock St. Helens
a blue volcano

it's shapin' up to be a cool evening
shapin' right up
yes, you know the air is faintly breathing
'bout to break up
wake up, wake up!

i saw my dear
i saw my dear
i saw my dear down

oooh she sang as she went 'round
our kitchen and our table
cleanin' dishes that she borrowed
i couldn't make her turn around

i flailed and i spun
and jumped about, yelling out
nothing could make her look

who saw Mary, blue and scary?
i saw Mary, blue and scary!
Track Name: Morning
oh my son
on that hill
some savage outlaws sat and they drank their rebel fill

no, my strange grip on you has failed
oh my stated body's ground up in rocky rain

a little safety and good feeling
allows the love we have to grow
i know dudes that gave their love away
for some way to fade away

put aside your rage --
now what do you feel?


Choctaw raises banner, says go marching in reverse
back to antibodies, o'er the ages' long traverse

lithe and long we wage
to find and sample phage

the clouds they seem to shudder, triple back, and pucker out
a blast comes, stunning all them, and puts the soldiers to a rout

sunshine arrayed
beams all with phage


and while the maundy wrote this story
the men eroded, draped in glory
they vanished into allegory
made to finally fade away

put aside your rage --
now what do you feel?

death, all the rain, all the roads
wet from the sleet and the snow

look to the west
to the north
to the east
to the south
to the sky
to the earth, grandpa
Track Name: A Fountain
i go out walking just to find you
i don't see you there
i ask Remo Case where you live
she says, "in the air"

our brother, on mountain
lives in a little hole
yes, i know it houses bodies
i don't really care

i tell a fountain to go higher
i want it to break free
see that scar -- i fell on dirt
tumbled violet-ly

i wander, and i rainbow
i miss you, and pine
now see that i stutter, and fumble
still you wait for me

sealed by grey eyes

trailed by flames, you passed by

i just turned and left
mama, i was dead
when i met him there
Track Name: Washing
oh sorrow
stay ‘till tomorrow
oh sorrow

"Shade your eyes – stay shadowed. You're weary, I know. I'll grace you with light.

“Now, dear ones, make gravel. Run harder. Crush rocks. Throw steam up, and smoke.

“Yes, I know the work it takes to get on is growing. I was not meaning for this. I wanted fire to break out in your hearts – and overflowing.

“Yes, yes, yes – I know that you think I could stop it, kill the night in its rushing. But I don’t dare! If’n I have to push aside abysses gone gasping, so do you. It’s just part of the gift that we have of making. There could be nothing."
Track Name: She Breaks Me
yes you know i have a heart
it beats me
it beats me
yes, it drives me

and on the nights she goads me
she surrounds me
and uproots me
yes, she routs me

don’t you know she takes my heart
she kills me
she parades me
yes, she lathes me

yeah, don’t you know she takes my heart
every night, she kills me
she kills me

yeah, that shit drains me
and blasts surround me
for to kill me
don’t you know it breaks me?

i know what housed me –
it was black sea
washing o’er me
while you make me
Track Name: O Shem
i fake love
i drew blade
oh one night

i sketch, sit in snow,
make black mud cakes

i stroke hands
i lit bomb
oh, one night

i watch children grow fancy shadows
i say let that man go

feel your way, fair young one
in the ranged hollows
fat with graves, holy wands, foraged guns, widows
aye, Laura – Laura say
Jeremiah’s doggerel

feel your way, fair young one
in the ranged hollows
fat with graves, holy wands, foraged guns, widows
aye, Laura – Laura say
Jeremiah’s doggerel

blind masked fog
oh, one night
bleach bone blast

i’m stunned, staggered, plunged,
milked and laid low

O Shem, blight
strikes my soul
oh, one night

i lunge, kick and squeal,
drunk on hot date
i say let those men go

feel your way, fair young one
in the ranged hollows
fat with graves, holy wands, foraged guns, widows
aye, Laura – Laura say
Jeremiah’s doggerel
Track Name: Listen, Pharaoh
hung by his ears
he hangs the way he’s posed
legs in the air

over sharpened rocks
yes, I know he ails

holdin’ on ‘til the rains come down

listen, pharaoh, this I know:
hawks and sparrows, they don’t grow

down toward the rocks
his body flails and drops
they fade away
them rocks is made of hay
man hits the rocks

if he’d had a wing,
he’d-a missed this thought

don’t kill yourself
don’t fly away
Track Name: It's Only Right
ooooo
i don’t walk right
my shin kills
from before – i fell.
what’d i kick?

my whole thing is my mouth
i’m in heat
O Sarah
yes, that’s spotty red
i done stain your bed

O my strip show is tonight
it’s only right
my body’s light

rise and shine, you whale!
left in midst of sea
blamin’ poor old me
lost and then you’re free

rise and groan, you whale!
yes, i know you’re bummed –
i don’t have to be!
let that body out

O my strip show is tonight
it’s only right
my body’s light

all we know – all the land above, and the earth below
miles of rock – licked with fire, and bland compared to what’s on top
fire and rock – a misdirected man made an animal
change, and lo! to sling a moon around,
you’ve gotta be a man who’s an animal

I want to save him
I go down to name him
nose, nose out he goes
raised up, and how
how long ‘til I’m on
on land to grab on,
not out to sea, my son?
Track Name: We Break On Wave
yes, I know you wasted time
fought, and then you cried
what’s mine is wasted time
that is recognized

too-row – never wasted time
too-row – never wasted time

i saw a weak and wasted thing
pulsar hot inside, it stings
paleontology
is a pretty numbering

yes i never wasted time
yes i never wasted time

ooo let’s shake the candy down
and fall on Shawnee hill
holdin’ on our fatal wounds

broke on top this wave
my story’s ‘bout to cave

deep on beach, we break on wave

everybody shakes the saddest way inside
everybody shakes the coldest way
everybody has a mantis face
where another face should go
time will make a modern quake
this she never has to show

yes i never wasted time
yes i never wasted time

i let every dangle doubt
see my sanguine state increase
i will sound as great as geese
flocking through the crease

too-row – never wasted time
too-row – never wasted time
Track Name: My Blessed Body
i said, “blonde,
my vagaries go on.
i think sleep might sound okay.
sleep’s gonna wash my cares away.”

she says, “love,
my saddle – it’s shaved.
blow on, brave!”

my arms shake
my bodice, it breaks
like always

high on the sound she goes, gone away

my blessed body escapes
black from bawdy escapades

sleep done wash my pain away