Hope & Sorrow

by Wilder Adkins

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Produced by Pete Hicks and Tim Friesen.

Recorded with Pete Hicks, Tim Friesen, and Les Nuby.

Hope & Sorrow is not heavily compressed for volume like most modern records. This means it has a greater dynamic range and you may find that the tracks have a lot more depth to them if you turn up the volume!

For Licensing: Castle Peak Music / andrea@castlepeakmusic.com

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released April 8, 2016

All songs by Wilder Adkins

Wilder Adkins: Guitars, Vocals, Dulcimer on 1, 7, 8; Harmonies on 1, 3, 9; Percussion on 5, 9, 11.

Luke Sides: Drums on 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12; Piano on 6.

Mollly Parden: Harmonies on 2, 3, 4, 6.

Casey Harper Aparo: Harmonies on 5, 10, 12.

Justin Wallace: Harmonica on 7; Balafon on 8.

Stephen Collins: Cello on 2.

Jillian Bridges: Violin on 2.

Joe DeVita: Bass on 2, 5, 6; Programming on 8.

Van Hollingsworth: Bass on 3; Electric Guitar on 4.

Ryan Richburg: Electric Guitar on 4.

Tim Friesen: Keys on 5, 9, 11; Synth-bass on 10, 11, 12; Programming on 12.

Candace Phillips: Violin on 6.

Macey Taylor: Bass on 4, 9.

Bill Wittmeier: Drums on 9.

Pete Hicks: Acoustic Guitar on Wrestle, Electric Guitar on Dreamer

Travis McAfee: Bass on Wrestle

Jim Feist: Bol (spoken tabla) on Wrestle

Birds: Chirping on 9.

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Track Name: Dreamer
Everyone I know lives in such a hole
they don’t have a heart like the one you got

everyone, I say, lives in such a state
and they tear you down, head in the clouds

I am a dreamer too
I think I dreamed of you
how our time is overdue

Caught up in a fog, I was lost in thought
and I missed the car, that went down to war

and the train pulled in, smoke as black as sin
with its heavy load, I just went on home

I am a dreamer too
I think I dreamed of you
how our time is overdue
lets get lost
Track Name: Gentle Woman
Got a heart on the mend
and a head full of tunes
sister sits on the porch
cloud crosses the moon

and these whispers of you
leave their doubts in my mind
I was searching for words
But they’re so hard to find

chorus
Lord, send me a gentle woman
O my soul
is heavy from living
too long in this world alone

When I get to my home
let that screen door swing wide
open hearts, peaceful tongues
open arms, open eyes

I will dance in the hall
I will tear down these walls
let my children run free
for they are the wisest of us all
Track Name: Bright & Beautiful
All things bright and beautiful
The weight of the sky

Marigolds, turn towards the sun
to soak, gossip, and cry

Lovers sit, moving inch by inch
closer in the night

(wordless chorus)

Mother's voice, father's arms
wrapped around me tight

meek and mild, woman's smile
it fills me with delight

winter's chill, water in the pail
hardened into ice

When I am old, and lowly go
the simplest of things will carry me home
no ebon crows will fly above
in love we are all tangled up
Track Name: Cherry Blossoms
We were bleary-eyed and weak
still reeling from the heat
but the sun was going down,
down, down

All day working hard
just to get back where you are
and the love was all around
'round, 'round

I will soak up the south
and kiss your mouth
where the cherry blossoms blooming
out behind the house

There's a whisper in the field
there's a stillness you can feel
as it swallows all the sound
sound, sound

The whippoorwill, he cries
but no matter how he tries
he cannot get me down,
down, down

Let my roots grow deep
beneath the southern stars
Keep me by your side
I will blossom where you are
Track Name: Hope & Sorrow
Your water moves, it ebbs and flows
it burns like fire in my soul
it shakes in ways I can't control
and can't even explain

The love of God is deep and wide
the heart of God - beauty defined
the love of man's a fickle tide
why do you love us so?

Oh, my word
how bittersweet this life
with hope and sorrow
intertwined

I wish I knew my father well
maybe one day we'll sit a spell
stare deep into that holy well
of eyes so blue and gray

Your demons are the same as mine.
and in choosing words you take your time
You are a poem that doesn’t rhyme
It is beautiful that way

My brother is a lonesome man
on whom the shadows did descend
but I will be your Samaritan
oh I would walk through fire for you

the sky may fall, the earth may quake
the rafters and the walls may shake
but it's the little things which separate
a brother from his own
Track Name: Mecca
I sought you, oh I sought you
Only to find
There is no mecca that can hold you
Nor any place that could confine

I have seen no holy city
for they are the works of man
Oh but there is a holy spirit
I met him in my mother's garden

O! Gold and Red,
lit the sky above my head
I was tangled up in vines
Sure that I would end up dead

The sky cried out like a lamb
as the veil was torn apart
and the black that covered everything
could not penetrate my heart

Oh there is no golden temple
and I have never heard you shout
but when I break the cinders open
the flames come pouring out.

O! Gold and Red,
lit the sky above my head
I was tangled up in vines
Sure that I would end up dead

But you found me just the same,
amidst the poison and the pain
and the furrow on your brow
speaks of love I can't explain
Track Name: When I'm Married
Oh When I am married
there will be no magic words
there will be no transformation
just a white-dressed girl

and we will tie ourselves together
with a spoken solemn vow
and we will fight for one another
till they lay us in the ground

cause I am yours and you are mine
I am yours and you are mine
and there’s a love that grows between us
like a gently creeping vine

I am bound to fail you lover
I am bound to let you down
oh but do not give up on me
how I long to make you proud

and in my heart there is an ocean
throwing waves upon the shore
and if you go from me my darling
they will not crash anymore

Oh and when I am older
and my eyes no longer shine
still I’ll long to see you lover
oh you are my columbine

I have seen the mighty river
and I’ve seen the moon and stars
and I know there is no other
that could penetrate my heart
how you penetrate my heart
Track Name: Smoke Signals
I tried to write to you in cursive
but I had to give it up
I tried pretending I was wealthy
but you know I never had enough

how can I get to you my darling?
I never know just what to say
I have been sending you smoke signals
but the wind blew them away
blew them away

I can’t go back
Can’t go on without you
Let me in
Let your rosebuds come to bloom

You seem to have a grace about you
not like the girls I knew back home
I was so wild before I found you
with not a thing to pin my hopes upon

Sometimes the sadness overtakes me
for there’s a warring in my soul
woman, you speak such words of wisdom
they are more comfort than you know

I can’t go back
I can’t go on without you
Let me in
Let your rosebuds come to bloom
Track Name: Our Love Is A Garden
Well winter’s approaching
so I’ll take the plow
Our love is a garden
it’s growing year round

The sun on your face dear
the earth on your clothes
and all the birds singing
what nobody knows

This work’s never ending
it’s joy and it’s pain
our mothers and fathers
would tell us the same

I’ll turn the earth over
put my seeds in the ground
Our love is a garden
it’s growing year round
Track Name: Wild Things
Tell all my friends I am moving out
I cannot abide anymore in this town

Well I have stayed long as I could stay
so burn all my things, yeah or give them away

On crowded streets lined with telephone wire
I will make my escape like a rabbit in the briar

Oh Wild things
they are calling me
Wild woods
and that raging sea
so long
since I felt so free

When I am gone, don’t you worry for me
There’s a peace in my soul where a thorn used to be

Oh I was drowning in a sea of grey
and I had not been living, just wilting away

And on some day when that sun shines through
and you’re feeling that urge, oh you know what to do

Tell ‘em
Wild things
they are calling me
Wild woods
and that raging sea
so long
since I felt so free
Track Name: Wrestle
Lately I see you everywhere
Dark and light and all the shadows in between
where you go, well I know I couldn’t always follow
where you go, well there’s just so much I’ve never seen

but I won’t run, I’ll wrestle
I won’t run, I’ll wrestle
I won’t run, I’ll wrestle you

Here I’ll stay, I’ll stay until the dark has lifted
Till I know your name as you know mine
Were you there, among the smoke, the blood and bone?
Did you weep or did you turn a blinded eye?

but I won’t run, I’ll wrestle
I won’t run, I’ll wrestle
I won’t run, I’ll wrestle you

Are you the man who died for me
whom still I hold, but cannot see
with you all night I mean to stay
and wrestle till the break of day