Everything is Alive

by Eileen & the In-Betweens

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released April 25, 2015

Eileen Shaughnessy: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Bass, Harmonica, Percussion
Christy Cook: Vocals
Colin Baillio: Upright Bass
David Holtkamp: Vocals, Dobro
Jessie Parker: Vocals
Michael Shu: Violin
Seth Hoffman: Vocals
Stephanie Graner: Vocals

Wagogo:
Armando Ortega: Vocals, Electric Guitar
Alyson Steinman: Vocals, Bass
Brian Shonerd: Electric Guitar, Marimba
Nicolas Adam Baker: Drums
( wagogobanda.net )

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Haley Baysinger and Nick Rose in Albuquerque, New Mexico between October 2014 and March 2015, except for “Everything is Alive” and “Lovers & Fighters” which were recorded at Third Eye Studios with Dana Sampson in Tijeras, New Mexico.

Album art by Kris Mason


All songs copyright ©Eileen Clare Shaughnessy

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Eileen & the In-Betweens is an indie folk group based in Albuquerque, New Mexico with extensive touring experience across the U.S.

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Track Name: Everything is Alive (featuring Wagogo)
Nobody gets to argue with time
And baby that’s alright and I think it’s just fine
We dance with breath, dance with breathlessness and restlessness
And that’s fine

Listen to your heart and careful with it, it’s a translucent bird off in the distance
Listen to your heart and careful with it, it’s a long distance call and you might miss it

I’m not surprised that everything is alive (no, no, no)

One day, war will be gone
We’ll look back and say, “We let that go on too long”
One day, prisons will be gone
We’ll look back and say, “We let that go on too long”
One day, nukes will be gone
We’ll look back and say, “We let that go on too long”
One day, fear will be gone
We’ll look back and say, “We let that go on too long”

Nobody gets to argue with time
And baby that’s alright and I think it’s just fine
We dance with breath, dance with breathlessness and restlessness
And that’s fine

It’s a simple message, and it comes from the heart: be not afraid when you’re torn apart
It’s a simple message, and it comes from the heart: be not afraid when you’re torn apart

I’m not surprised that everything is alive (no, no, no)
Track Name: Keep a Light On
Won’t you meet me
where the stream used to be
just the memory of water flowing freely

1, 2, 3 baby can’t you see?
4, 5, 6you’re the one that I miss
1, 2, 3 baby can’t you see?
4, 5, 6 you’re the one that I miss
How am I supposed to know what to do when you go?
How am I supposed to know what to do when you go?

And in the place from which songs come
The very same place where we’re all from
where we’re all from
Purple picket fence
You think in future tense
When’s the revolution? How about right now?
Ooo Oooo Ooooo
I would climb those hues
I would scale those electric blues
To get to you
To get to you

Keep a light on baby cuz I’ll be comin’ your way
Keep a light on baby for just a couple more days
For just a couple more days
For just a couple more days

And in the place called cosmic love
As below, so above
Purple picket fence
You think in future tense
When’s the revolution? How about right now?
Oooo Oooo Oooo
I would climb those hues
I would scale those electric blues
To get to you
To get to you

Keep a light on baby cuz I’ll be comin’ your way
Keep a light on baby for just a couple more days
For just a couple more days
or just a couple more days
Track Name: Give
I don’t recommend the delusional movie endin’
Purple-pinks and the blue, blue greens
That’s what it means to me
Can I get outta my own way?

What is the answer?
I wouldn’t know that

If you give, give it up, then I’ll tell you what
You might just get what you want

Can I get outta my own way?
The very next day and she flew away
She said, “Baby there’s nothin’ to fear”
Then why oh, why are we here?
“To listen, to listen, to listen, to listen, to dance.”
Can I get outta my own way?

What is the answer?
I wouldn’t know that

If you give, give it up, then I’ll tell you what
ou might just get what you want
Track Name: Get it Together
This is the call that will not drop
This is the train that will not stop
This is the friend that will not walk away

Uranium belongs in the ground
Am I right side up or upside down?

This is the call that will not drop
This is the train that will not stop
This is the friend that will not walk away

Lookin’, I been lookin’, I been lookin’ for you
Lookin’, I been lookin’, I been lookin’ for you

Get, get, get get it together
We’re runnin’ just as fast as we can
But when we fall, how hard we gonna land?
Oooo Ooooo

This is the call that will not drop
This is the train that will not stop
This is the friend that will not walk away

How many lawns? How many pools?
How long are we gonna play the fool?

This is the call that will not drop
This is the train that will not stop
This is the friend that will not walk away

Lookin’, I been lookin’, I been lookin’ for you
Lookin’, I been lookin’, I been lookin’ for you

Get, get, get get it together
We’re runnin’ just as fast as we can
But when we fall, how hard we gonna land?
ooo Ooooo
Track Name: Desert Wind
You blew in like a desert wind
What could I do but hold the door and let you in?
Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh

The invisible push and pull
And I feel so hungry, but I never get full
Cold cement crawls across the earth
Things are bad and they’re getting’ worse
So, won’t you run ahead with me?
Won’t you run ahead with me?

We’ll cross canyons together
Bridge a ragin’ river
In sunny days, or in stormy weather
In sunny days, or in stormy weather

We’ll cross canyons together
Bridge a ragin’ river
In sunny days, or in stormy weather
In sunny days, or in stormy weather

You blew in like a desert wind
What could I do but hold the door and let you in?
Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh

In a time before time
When I was yours and you were mine
Well if ya build your house outta wind and fire
Well you might get burned but ya never been higher
Might get burned but ya never been higher

The colors you sew wherever you go
The colors you sew wherever you go
The colors you sew wherever you go
The colors you sew wherever you go

You blew in like a desert wind
What could I do but hold the door and let you in?
Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
Track Name: Over Up & Up
Swimming sky earth and starlight
You kiss and then you invent life
Swimming sky earth and starlight
You kiss and then you invent life

Teach me, I think that I know
Show how to recreate
Remember and forget
Remember and forget

This it was written in the belly of a star:
You’ll become more of who you are
This it was written in the belly of a star:
You’ll become more of who you are

The tippin’ point is not a time to be timid
If you want my heart, I’m ready to give it

Listen hard, drop your guard
Do not take yourself so seriously

There is magic in the world
I know cuz I found my girl
It’s a little bit, just a little bit sweeter
Just a little bit freer

Loving without reaching
It’s a loving without grasping
It’s a loving without clutching
It’s a hot day
It’s a different way to get home

Over, up and up, we’re home
Over, up and up, we’re home
Over, up and up, we’re home
Over, up and up, we’re home

Loving without reaching
It’s a loving without grasping
It’s a loving without clutching
It’s a hot day
It’s a different way to get home

Over, up and up, we’re home
Over, up and up, we’re home
Over, up and up, we’re home
ver, up and up, we’re home
Track Name: Lovers & Fighters (featuring Wagogo)
This world is for the lovers and the fighters
The bold hearts and the dream igniters
The bold hearts and the decolonizers
The bold hearts and the dream igniters

You better believe there’s cracks in the cement,
Capitalism just came and went
You better believe there’s cracks in the cement,
Patriarchy just came and went

Since we’re all on this plane together,
And it’s goin’ down in bad weather
We might as well just learn how to fly
We might as well just learn how to fly

You better believe there’s cracks in the cement,
Transphobia just came and went
You better believe there’s cracks in the cement,
White supremacy just came and went

Since we’re all on this plane together,
And it’s goin’ down in bad weather
We might as well just learn how to fly
We might as well just learn how to fly

This world is for the lovers and the fighters
The bold hearts and the dream igniters
The bold hearts and the decolonizers
he bold hearts and the dream igniters
Track Name: Chickens
Well it floats like air
And it sinks like a stone
And it burns like fire
But is dry as a bone

My fingers, my bones and my blood
The rivers, the stones, and the mud
Whoo Hooo Oohh Oohh
I’m gonna go, I’m gonna go
I’m gonna go with you
I’m gonna go, I’m gonna go
I’m gonna go with you

If a little seed can grow a tree
Tell me baby, what is stoppin’ me?

We’ll get some chickens and we’ll get some feed
Roll in the dirt, got everything we need
We’ll get some chickens and we’ll get some feed
Roll in the dirt, got everything we need
We’ll get some chickens and we’ll get some feed
Roll in the dirt, got everything we need
We’ll get some chickens and we’ll get some feed
Roll in the dirt, got everything we need

My fingers, my bones and my blood
The rivers, the stones, and the mud
Whoo Hooo Oohh Oohh
I’m gonna go, I’m gonna go
I’m gonna go with you
I’m gonna go, I’m gonna go
’m gonna go with you
Track Name: Rising Seas
If it’s all part of the spiral dance
Then nothing is given or taken by chance
If it’s all part of the spiral dance
Then nothing is given or taken by chance

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for
We are the ones who will open up the door
Mother Creation and all of her gifts
Waits for us to make the great shift

Like the rising seas, I’m gonna pull you up with me, gonna pull you up, pull you up, pull you up with me
Like the rising seas, I’m gonna pull you up with me, gonna pull you up, pull you up, pull you up with me
Fathers, sisters, and brothers: this is, this is our mother
Fathers, sisters, and brothers: this is, this is our mother

Though the wind may blow
Tell me what you know, tell me what you know about being human
Though the wind may blow
Tell me what you know, tell me what you know about being human

Like the rising seas, I’m gonna pull you up with me, gonna pull you up, pull you up, pull you up with me
Like the rising seas, I’m gonna pull you up with me, gonna pull you up, pull you up, pull you up with me
Fathers, sisters, and brothers: this is, this is our mother
athers, sisters, and brothers: this is, this is our mother
Track Name: Goodbye
And we knew you
And we knew you

Goodbye like a made-up alibi
Goodbye like a thousand fireflies just passin’ by

On we roll, On we roll, On we roll
On we roll, On we roll, On we roll

Goodbye like a wide-open gapin’ hole in the sky
Goodbye like a surprise black eye
You should see the other guy

And we knew you
And we knew you

On we roll, On we roll, On we roll
n we roll, On we roll, On we roll
Track Name: Broken
Maybe it’s not a mystery
like I wanted it to be
like I wanted it to be

Maybe it’s just out in the open
and there’s nothin’ left to do
but tell you I’m broken

Try on the suit, try on the dress
Point your ship
A little to the Southwest

I’ll be free when I decide to be
I’ll be free when I decide to be

I can hear the drums on the other side
On the other side
On the other side
Welcome me home again

I’ll be free when I decide to be
Track Name: Science vs. Mystery (In the Middle of the Night)
Am I the sickness? Am I the cure?
“You’re probably both,” she said, “You’ll never know for sure.”

Whisperin’ waves of undulatin’ bravery
Settin’ fire to the deepest desire in me
Crystal sky spirit, mystery, I’m near it
Desert wind, and you’re growin’ some legs in this place

Try as you will and try as you might
But you can’t understand the things
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night

Yes, there’s humans buildin’ bombs
Up on the hill and they destroy and kill
But we’ve got longer
We’ve got life
We’ve got longer
We’ve got life on our side
On our side.

Try as you will and try as you might
But you can’t understand the things
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night

Light is particle and wave
Objectivity is shades of gray

In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night

Whisperin’ waves of undulatin’ bravery
Settin’ fire to the deepest desire in me
Crystal sky spirit, mystery, I’m near it
Desert wind, and you’re growin’ some legs in this place
Try as you will and try as you might
But you can’t understand the things
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
n the middle of the nigh
Track Name: Water's on Fire
The all of everything
The wind inside your dreams
The future yet unseen
Ooh Oooh

Oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’
Down in New Mexico
Where the hills got a radioactive glow
There’s poision in the well
Baby, let me tell you somethin’
Hearts and bodies numb
The song that must be sung

When the water’s on fire
When the water’s on fire
When the water’s on fire
When the water’s on fire

Jet planes, underground veins
Military players in a dangerous game
Military players in a dangerous game

When the water’s on fire
When the water’s on fire
When the water’s on fire
When the water’s on fire

The all of everything
The wind inside your dreams
The future yet unseen
Ooh Oooh

When the water’s on fire
When the water’s on fire
When the water’s on fire
When the water’s on fire
Track Name: River Wild
Wipe those dirty windows clean
Find a girl, marry her by the sea
Get a loan, buy a home, make babies
Wipe those dirty windows clean

Tell me, tell me where to begin
How can I tell you when you start at the end?
Which way, which way will I go?
There’s only one way the river will flow

Every boat looks good to me
Stay on the shore and learn to be free(x2)
The river’s wild and the river is you
I think you know what to do, I think you know
The trees are bending in the wind
And you are waiting for the storm to begin
And you are waiting for the storm to begin
Ohh Ohh Ohh Ohh

Toss and turn in the waters so deep
Where do I begin and where do I cease?
Distance? Please! You got nothin’ on me
Heartstrings stretch as far as you can see
Track Name: Spirits are with Me
When ya gonna leave that dream of the turtle through the screen?
Spirits are with me
Spirits are with you too
Spirits are with me
Spirits are with you too

Songs are like prayers
Prayers are like birds
Birds are the air and the sky inside you

Spirits are with me
Spirits are with you too
Spirits are with me
Spirits are with you too

Oh, how could I forget? But I did
Oh, how could I forget? But I did
Any, anybody, any, anybody but you
Any, anybody but you, any, anybody but you
Oh, how could I forget? But I did
Oh, how could I forget? But I did
I’m gonna get off the Internet,
Go into the yard and fill my heart up
I’m gonna get off the Internet,
Go into the yard and fill my heart up
Oh, how could I forget? But I did
Any, anybody, any anybody but you

When ya gonna leave that dream of the turtle through the screen?
Spirits are with me
Spirits are with you too
Spirits are with me
pirits are with you too