The Homely Seed EP

by John Davey

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Recorded, engineered and mixed by Jordan Banks at Greyhouse Studios between April 2010 and January 2011.
Additional brass instruments recording tracked at Jordan Banks’ house December 2010
Mastered by Adam Jahn

all songs written by John Davey
brass arrangements by Jon Weiss, Dustin Sendejas, and John Davey
additional arrangements by PJ Pence, Joe Brown, and Jordan Banks
street noises/porch conversation on track 3 recorded by Jordan Banks

John Davey - guitar, baby guitar, vocals, percussion
Joe Brown - bass guitar
PJ Pence - drums
Dustin Sendejas - Rhodes piano
Jon Weiss - accordion, euphonium, trumpet, french horn, trombone
Jack Rogers - trombone
Jordan Banks - electric guitar

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released 15 February 2011

“Our Name Shall Be Revenge” will appear on the forthcoming full-length album by John Davey, In a Whelming Tide, to be released 2012.

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Track Name: Our Name Shall Be Revenge
hear the heavy tread and the muffled, desperate groans
of the thing that's locked inside and changing clothes
and changing bones

well i will never be the one to loathe to say
"my shoulders are broad enough
to take the weight of this blame upon myself"

and a hundred chivalries cannot undo
what that vile concoction you drank down made you

it changed from red to green, to orange, to gray
to black, to yellow, to blue
and that evil creature you let out
well that wicked beast was you

and our name shall be revenge
so pick the lock or knock the door off its hinges
and we shall find
the answer to the mystery that's been plaguing us so long
so long my old friend

and our name shall be revenge
so pick the lock or knock the door off its hinges
and we shall find
the body lying cold, the portmanteau intact
with instructions on how to win you back
but you're not coming back my old friend
Track Name: All the Rigors of Wanting to be Wrapped Up
trouble come and find me
i'll be waiting here exactly like i shouldn't be
and folly come and rob me
rob me of my sense
make me thin, do me in

and i see you've been up to the promised land
so few pathways up there, so many plans
but the covers of a thousand magazines
will never get you halfway to the nearest star

and vanity is on the other side
yes, it will make you thin
but it will make you die

well there's no call for celebration
when they lock you in for your free ride
'cause when you want your veneration
sometimes it's just not enough to try

so simplicity just come and find me
i'll be waiting here exactly like i should be
and wonder come my way
you be dressed in white
and i'll be on my best that day
Track Name: Comes and Goes
remember when we'd stand in cold circles
and blow frosty air past our lips?
we'd talk about leaving dark parking lots
but never get around to it

December would come and would go
with the onset of New Year's new snow
and i'd be the last one to know
because these days i sleep and slumber all alone

you're right where you didn't want to be
and now there's nothing left

so here i sit on piles of blankets
and breath humid air past my lips
i'll think about leaving this bed room
but never get around to it

July it would come and would go
with the donning of cool summer clothes
and i'd be the last one to know
'cause these days i sleep and slumber all alone

you're right where you didn't want to be
and now there's nothing left

the struggles will come and will go
we all have to suffer and grow
and i'd be the first one to know
because these days i'm blessed far beyond what i deserve
Track Name: From Homely Seed From Whence You Came
like a tender little shoot you climb
and push with your strength up
from homely seed from whence you came
to conquer dark and dust

and everything that everything
once told you that you were
is flooded by and scoffed at
by your real and present worth

now firmly grounded in your past
your future has begun
a flower now, all bright and gay
red, blooming in the sun

now *of* and *for* and *in* the light
does your loveliness abide
and life and joy and great delight
come in a whelming tide