Acts of American Homes

by Deep River Saints

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released April 1, 2015

Patrick Crowley - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, organ
Erick Lattrell - drums, vocals, vibraphone
Reilly Graham - lap steel, electric and acoustic guitars
Elizabeth Dillon - piano, vocals
Jim Pergolizzi - upright bass

Original sessions engineered by Sean Witters at Stu Stu Studio (special thanks to Ryan Power). Additional recording by Patrick Crowley at various locations. Album mixed by Patrick Crowley. Mastered by Matt Gaduoas. Album artwork by Ian Walker. Special thanks to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Jericho, Vermont for the use of their piano.

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Track Name: Hold It High
If you leave, don't be long, hold it high, signal me

A planned retreat,
pick up and leave,
ride off in some warm summer breeze
I can't compete

The bottle top
The broken clock
you said "hey sam, we need to talk...I'm moving on."

If you should see the rising sun come up the color of my blood
If you should hear the siren wail, look for a stronger wind to sail

A stepping stone
No roses thrown
I'll be another road to roam
if you come home

A pirouette
A clever jest
Here's something to get off my chest:
Well, I confess

Hold It High

If you should see the rising sun come up the color of my blood
If you should hear the siren wail, look for a stronger wind to sail
Track Name: Telephone
I saw you and you saw me, won't you come home with me?
Across the room at the O.P., won't you come home with me?
Oh, pretty girl on the telephone please come home
come home
come home with me.
Track Name: To Be Absorbed
I was a farmer, I was a maid,
I was a stray cat asleep in the shade
oh lord oh lord

I was a matchbox, I was a blade
I was a tin can tied to a string
oh lord oh lord

I was a hammer, I was a lathe
I was a song verse scratched on a page
oh lord oh lord

I was a hilltop, I was a cave
I was an infant so well-behaved
oh lord oh lord

these things and more, your cages adorn
cold canopy that slowly conforms
these are our arms to be absorbed

I was an instinct, I was a thought
I was the answer no one sought
oh lord oh lord

I was the morning, I was the frost
I was the deer that the headlights caught
oh lord oh lord

I was the highway, I was the grade
I was the secret someone saved
oh lord oh lord

I was a lover, I was a sage
I was an old man so well-behaved
oh lord oh lord

these things and more, your cages adorn
cold canopy that slowly conforms
these are our arms to be absorbed
Track Name: Seven Costumes
She dressed me up in seven costumes
Struck the bell and lit the sundries
she prayed for family
she prayed for futures
found her brace and bore the hiding
they all tell me
there's a ballad
that we all sing in the twilight
listen child
can you hear it?
Catch the rain to wet the pathway

Then we all just wait around
see if someone else will budge
should we shake off all our gems
to buy a ticket to the feast

Finally, we'll fall asleep

She woke me up and fed me chocolate
let me choose all the stories
some creatures calling to the wild
let me turn the page and follow
they all tell me this is living
this is our world of wishes
listen child
can you hear it?
Catch the rain to wet the pathway

Then we all just wait around
see if someone else will budge
should we shake off all our gems
to buy a ticket to the feast

Finally, we'll fall asleep
Track Name: Motivated Mess
I was standing still
watching you prepare
writing variations of ramblings
hurtful things so humbling

They were on the move
synchronized in time
stepping to their cadences
a choir sings, so menacing
their needful things that they bring

I don't want trouble from my own brother
I don't want trouble from my own kin

An echo on the side
collected in the air
separating words within a hollow maze
in our younger daze it's a tangled phrase
today it's a stare within a stare
a motivated mess
a longer list of wishes that you couldn't wish
so deal with it, and at last we sit in that brief lull in time

I don't want trouble from my own brother
I don't want trouble from my own kin

Come now, sit down, next to our friendly fire
Track Name: Red Flag Warning
You were right, that old insight that I heard about
something chimed internally the way we were shown
the whipping wind blew forth a flame, scorching blaze in the heat of noon
the lone ember travels far, lonely light in the aftermath.

They raised the red flag today, I saw it sway and sway.
The rain won't pour down today
it never seems to come our way

Out of sight, out of mind. We'll wait up here, let the fire subside.
Protected by Pacific breeze, salty air to be pacified.
Oh, you were right, that old insight that I remember well
Something shined externally, the clock we buried years ago

They raised the red flag today, I saw it sway and sway.
The rain won't pour down today
it never seems to come our way
Track Name: New Amsterdam
Unbuttoned shirt shall not return
Punishing sun shall burn us up
but we won't give in, our march of fools
turns up halfway, turns us around
and around and around and around and around

A poison pill, a beggar's verse
the great unknown we shall rehearse.
A sudden shock, in your living room
New Amsterdam, turns us around
and around and around and around and around

Unbuttoned shirt shall not return
Punishing sun shall burn us up
but we won't give in, our march of fools
turns up halfway, turns us around
and around and around and around and around
Track Name: At Our Behest
Follow me into relief
we'll make believe summer is here all year
follow me into the west
oh so sweet is the air at our behest

we learned to throw our stones before we go home
came to believe our peace was sleeping beneath

Speak to me late in the year
come suddenly distracting my fears
speak to me, narrowly free
oh run with me girl of my dreams

we learned to throw our stones before we go home
came to believe our peace was sleeping beneath

Only One Melody Plays On Repeat Over Me.
Track Name: Devil Fruit
He taught me well
to stay up from hell
thy kingdom come
thy will be done

in the northern trees
this life of mine
peace is implied
in the Sunday skies

The order of things
no rest no refrain

saw the devil's fruit
plucked from the vine
it lit up my eyes
all mine

Saw the shadows hold
saw young, saw old
walk through the cold
just to get their hands on the devil fruit

The order of things
no rest no refrain
Track Name: Crazy Things
Woman you make me do some crazy things
all the hell you bring
in the shuffling between my ears

Late in the evening, trouble on the mind
too late to leave
too tight too breathe
come rain or shine

You said I'd rather be at home
Please leave the room and lock the door
You said I'd rather be at home
Spare me from your metaphors
Spare me

All for the same scene, played out over years
crept up on me
misfortune leaves this life of mine

Woman you make me do some crazy things
all the hell you bring
in the shuffling between my ears

You said I'd rather be at home
Please leave the room and lock the door
You said I'd rather be at home
Spare me from your metaphors
Spare me
Track Name: Doomed to Repeat
Someone looked up to find a face
picked up the drying of the eyes to cover up

A daughter's day to burn her walls
raised up a fuss and fought her way through everyone

Dressed up her calm, stayed up all night
let all the dawns scrub her face and pull her leg

She walked her road, she changed her name
She bolted down her feet but tore them up again

Pulling luggage through the heat
14 years doomed to repeat
doomed to repeat

Someone looked down to find a face
offered a hand and helped her up and out of town

for all the sun and curses thrown
she begged herself to let the words sink back down

blown back inside one afternoon
she quietly resumed her life inside her room

To soon to tell the morning's fate
to late to blame everything on the evening's rain

Pulling luggage through the heat
14 years doomed to repeat
doomed to repeat
Track Name: Northern Hemisphere
Take the pitiless advice
Make a moment in your life
and if the greeting is sincere
give your followers a sign

Oh, I'm clear. Oh, so clear
Oh, I'm clear. Oh, so clear.

Share a softer shade of white
build a fire in the night
and if the people say it's safe
we should echo their delight

Oh, I'm clear. Oh, so clear.
Oh, I'm clear. Oh, so clear.


Up in the Northern Hemisphere
She pressed her luck and disappeared
For in the time that had not gathered,
a great glass wall left to be shattered