Return! EP

by Robin Mitchell

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sketches to listen to by the fire
autumn/winter 2013

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released November 25, 2013

all songs written, arranged, performed, recorded by Robin Mitchell
also featuring Liam Owen (double bass), Jesse Hodgson (accordion, voice), Chloe Newnham (voice), Esther Wilcox (voice), Ben Mitchell (voice, clapping)

cover design/illustration by Ellen Hardiman ellenhardimanillustration.tumblr.com

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Track Name: Houses and Vineyards
I will cut from the face of the land
all the men and the beasts and the birds
and the fish will be gone from the sea

my hand will fall on the king's children
the ones in our enemies' clothes
who have turned their faces from me

a mournful sound at the gate
a crashing in the hills
those who dwell in the marketplace, all screaming

they shall build houses but not live in them
they shall plant grapes but not drink of them
Track Name: Hibernating
weathervane spins at the whim of the wind
and sweet-spirited summer's no longer my friend
she's packed up and ready to move on again
and I'm over her, so I keep telling her

fields are empty and the sky is stripped bare
the silence of absence fills up the air
there's no-one I love to be found anywhere
they are hibernating, they are hibernating

perspective so easily battered and broken
with the setting sun, there goes the last of my hope
when darkness comes on you, tell me how do you cope?
I am so afraid, I am so afraid

snow falls and blankets the world in a hug
winter crawls into my veins like a drug
and simply to rest in the arms in the arms of your love
would be enough, it would be enough, oh

in the stillness I'm still and now I know
in the stillness I'm still and now I know
in the stillness I'm still and now I know, now I know,

far away I can hear church bells
the sound makes my trembling heart swell
and out of the corner of my eye, I can see heaven
Track Name: Rising and Falling
those walking in darkness have seen a great light
You stole in, a thief in the night
You've expanded the nation and increased their joy
to those in distress You've delivered a great joy

the shackles that bound them have been broken
the charges against them have been dropped
and You've lifted the yoke that burdened their backs
You've broken the rod and silenced the whip-crack

and many shall rise and many shall fall in Israel

each warrior's boot will be destined for burning
each bloodied garment will fuel the fire
and on His day, the people will exalt Him
every knee will bow in submission

and the heavens will be dissolved!
and the sky folded up like a scroll!
and the stars will fall as leaves
as ripe fruit falling from the trees

and many shall rise and many shall fall in Israel

rejoice! like workers before the harvest
raise a shout! like soldiers at the plunder
the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand
the King and His angels are among us

and many shall rise and many shall fall in Israel
Track Name: Here On The Earth
they say fire burns hotter in hell
they say fire burns hotter in hell
but it burns just the same up here as well
so I'll stay away from the fire

they say it's bitterly cold out in space
they say it's bitterly cold out in space
but I've no reason to go to that desolate place
so I'll stay right here on the earth

they say in heaven the food is so sweet
they say in heaven the food is so sweet
but I already get so much joy when I eat
I won't wait for heaven tonight

la la la

and what of the world in-between?
and what of the world in-between?
you say that it's just a delusion, a dream
but I think it's beautiful

la la la
Track Name: Stars
I won't get lonely in my bed tonight 'cause the stars are out
and they wanna talk to me, they say
'hey boy, how are you doing?' and 'yeah, it's been a long time since we've seen you, where have you been hiding away?'

I say, 'my dear friends, you know I love you very much
but in the city I come from the are so many clouds
and the buildings are so tall they cast their shadows down,
they block the sky out... in the city I come from there are so many clouds'

but what do you know? I've got rooftops to sing from
and what do you know? so many fire escapes to dance on and laugh on,
and spend my time talking to you
o baby won't you please come say hi to the stars with me
they tell me they've been looking out for you
that you're looking really pretty lately,
pretty lady don't be shy
(I'm telling you) the stars are all friends of mine
Track Name: Not Peace, But A Sword
I have come to tear sons from their fathers
I have come to tear daughters from their mothers
I have come to tear sisters from their brothers
I have come to tear lovers from each other

and if you hate the world around you, do you hate it enough?
can you take that hate within you and call it love?
for where there's love you will find peace but peace is just a word
and I came not to bring peace, but a sword

those of you who drink from me will never again thirst
but any tree not bearing fruit will surely be cursed
I have come to change the rules and put them in reverse
your leaders shall be as servants and the last shall be first

the battle is not with flesh and blood but it's a fight all the same
the enemy will come for thee time and again
and so, my peace I promise you, but peace is just a word
and I came not to bring peace but a sword

for your heart too, for your aching heart
a blade with your name written on
to pierce your heart for the love of God
o, His promises are never what they seem

when the storm breaks like you know it's gonna
you will look to me and wish that you had chosen another
I came that you may have life, and have it to the full
but to save your life you must lose it, you know that's the golden rule

so will you lose your life for my sake, will you follow me to the ground?
will you take up your cross and die upon it upside down?
all for a peace that passes understanding, or so I've heard
but I came not to bring peace, just a sword

I came not to bring peace but a sword
I came not to bring peace but a sword
I came not to bring peace but a sword
I came not to bring peace, just a sword

let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
for I am the one through whom the world was made
and I have overcome the world, or hadn't you heard?
Prince of Peace, I came with a sword