Geulah EP

by Narrow Bridge

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released April 3, 2016

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Track Name: For Jerusalem
I don’t need no secret sign
Or hidden form just let me know that
All my trials aren’t for nothing
I’ve come this far, show me something!

Ay, ay

I’m not asking for no vision,
Charm, nor cure, nor body risen
From no crypt, just where my feet should
Fall upon this earth I’m living!

Ay, ay

I was born in a gentle way
And all I wanted was the time of day
And I been here since the month of May
And all I’m wanting is to hear you say

You cannot know me for yourself
you cannot know me for yourself
i traveled miles from my home
i wandered far from my home
i had to find it on my own
i had to find it on my own

Take my breath, my tattered words and
Shake my bones, just let me know that
Round this corner’s more than nothing
I can’t hear you, show me something!

Ay, ay

Sorry if I seem impatient
I was told this was your place and
Sure I guess I’ve grasped at traces
Now let’s end the occupation!

Ay, ay

Ring out in my head
Ring out in my head
I know why I write
I know why I write

Hiding in plain sight
Hiding in plain sight
I know what I got
I know what I got
Even when I’m not
Holding to the thought
Living in my head
Living in my head

Even when I’m dead
Even in my end
I’ll ring out ring out right

Even when I’m dead
Even in my end
I’ll ring out ring out right
Track Name: Fatherly Ways
Lie leave me by the banks of clay and brine
I have seen my one true love follow behind
Lie relieve me of the need for pantomime
Lie that’s seen me through the tremblings of these times

When the vagaries of rhyme
Leave this place for yours and mine

Lover, I think about your cities in the dust
And the temple that I’ve built around my lust
You can raze it to the ground now babe if you must
Lie prepare for me a bed of cardamine
Lie believe me that this world prepares a sign

When a glimmer in the wine
Lets us know that we’ll be fine
And a curling of the vine
Leaves a trace of your design

Oh and I got my fatherly ways
Oh and I got my fatherly ways
Oh and I got my fatherly ways
Oh and you blessed the work of my hands
Oh and I scattered seeds in your sands
Oh and I couldn’t parse out my days
Oh and I got my fatherly ways

Lie that grabbed me by the scruff upon my chin
Lie that taught me what a sorry state I’m in
Must’ve been a lie that traced for me the contours of the truth
Lie that chased me through the corridors of my youth
Because lover, I still listen for you
By the water side
When a hint of morning
Blushes in the sky
Till the dreadful evening
Ro-olls in with the tide

When a clouding of the mind
Leaves a candle lit in kind
And a curse upon the vine
Makes its case for yours and mine

Oh and I got my fatherly ways
Oh and I got my fatherly ways
Oh and I got my fatherly ways
Oh and the water laps at our feet
Oh and the ways our bodies will meet
Oh and the ocean numbers our days
Oh and I got my fatherly ways

In the night, by the light of the moon
Pray on, pray on, pray on, pray on
In the night, by the light of the moon
Track Name: Foreign Land
Please don’t forget me in a foreign land
Please don’t forget me in a foreign land
Leave us a remnant in a foreign land

The well has run dry
The well has run dry
The well has run dry

Listen, listen, seek the coast,
all your crosswinds are blowing,
your old ship is slowing, and

Cast behind you, to the sea
All your gilded libations
Your rogue supplications and

Lay a blanket on my bed
when i’m afraid of dying
T’will comfort my poor eyes to see


Listen, listen, distant tongues
of a new world have spoken,
with symbols half-broken, and

Think of me when to their shores
You’ll bring new words, soft-spoken,
T’will lighten their hard loads to hear


The well has run dry
The well has run dry
The spirit is nigh

Listen, listen, living signs of your
Coming and going
(Please don’t forget me)
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Track Name: My Cup Is Full
And my road has led to your doorstep, and here I will linger for the end. And my coat has frayed in your garden, I’ll lay me down weeping till the end. Come in now, oh my child, oh comeon now! You’re tired of waiting for the end! Don’t worry my child, oh comeon now! But my cup is full in your garden, and my hands are quivering for the end. And my time is near, and my eyes bright do wander beseeching towards the end. Come on now, hurry my child, oh comeon now! We’ve always been reaching for the end! Go out now, oh my child, oh comeon now! But my bones are frail in your garden, and my step is shaky towards the end. And my cup is full, and my eyes bright are rising returning towards the end. Lie down now, oh my love, oh comeon now! And have a drink with me before the end! Come closer, oh my child, oh comeon now! But my cup is full!
Track Name: Not Reachable
Groaning sky
Yawning wide
Across the night as

Rainy leaves
Chased like thieves
In windy flight but

We’ll be fine,
Never mind
A little lightning

Come inside
come inside
the dogs are biting

Leave it to the mountains to set you free it is not reachable
Plummet to the depths of the holy sea it is not reachable

Close the blinds
close the blinds
To let the light in

Reason pines
Vision climbs
We need a sight that

Stills the eyes
Yours and mine
it’s kinda frightening

Break your shrines
Take these lines
A ball of twine for

Greedy hands
Make yr plans
We got no time for

Fool’s designs
Yours or mine
We need a light that

Shines and blinds
Glows and hides
Our fingers tightening

Golden mind
close the blinds
To let the light in

Look upon the mountaintop, what d’you see it is not reachable
Lonely little ghost in a deep blue sea, it is not reachable

Leap across the mountaintops, one, two, three, it is not reachable
Peel away the coast from the rolling sea, it is not reachable
Track Name: For Palestine
and in whose name?
and at whose call?
and by whose hand?
and on whose land?

and on which day?
and by what laws?
and with what trial?
and in whose home?

and by whose blood?
and at what cost?
and in whose gaze?
and by whose loss?

and in whose eyes?
Track Name: In The Fire
in the fire, in the fire
And I’m thrown before your fire
I got no home but for your fire
in the fire, in the fire, in the fire

In the fire, in the fire
And I’m tangled in your fire
And what glows but for your fire
In the fire, in the fire

In the fire, in the fire
and I'm rolling in your fire
got no alms but for your fire
in the fire, in the fire, in the fire

in the fire, in the fire
And I pray before your fire
May I grow old but for your fire
In the fire, in the fire
Track Name: Oh My God
Not by fire, not by light,
not by sound, not by sound,
not by fire, not by light,
not by sound, not by sound,
not in vision, nor in language,
not by thought, not by thought,
oh my god.

Not by living, not by dying,
Not in time, not in time,
Not in speaking, nor in listening,
not by rhyme, not by rhyme

Not by power, not by might,
not by cause, not by cause,
Not by thought, not by thought
oh my god.

Not by fire, not by light,
not by sound.
Track Name: (Didn't My Lord Deliver) Daniel
Didn't my lord deliver daniel?
Didn't my lord deliver daniel? Any why not every man?

He delivered daniel from the lion's den,
jonah from the belly of the whale.
And the hebrew children from the fiery furnace,
then why not every man.

Didn't my lord deliver daniel?
Didn't my lord deliver daniel? Any why not every man?

The moon comes down in a purple stream, the sun refuse to shine,
Every star does disappear when moshiach reigns on high

Didn't my lord deliver daniel?
Didn't my lord deliver daniel? Any why not every man?
Track Name: I Remember (Sing Out)
Awake, we rise,
Recant, revise,
Replant, remind,
Revive.

Sweat and soil and
Buried roots and
Dreams like hills we can’t climb.

i’ll remember the days
Seasons counting the ways
Sing out, sing out,
Ring out, ring out,

Reaping word and
Sowing deed and
Pulling what we don’t need

I’ll remember the days,
Call them, number the ways,
Sing out, sing out,
Ring out, ring out,

I remember
Every ember

Sing out, sing out,
ring out, ring out

Gardens tending,
Roots unending,

Sing out, sing out,
Ring out, ring out

I’m no ghost!
Track Name: Mipney Ma
Mipney ma, mipney ma
yoredo haneshomo

Meigro romo
leviro amikdo

Hayerido
tsoyrekh aliyoli

(why oh why does the soul descend
from the highest heights
to the deepest end?

the downward fall contains the upward flight.)
Track Name: When I'm Called
I will go where I’m needed when I’m called
I will go where I’m needed,
when I’m called

I will go where the people are when I’m called
to the east to the west
to the girl I love the best
when i’m called

I’m gonna try not to worry when I'm called
Though my vision be blurry
I see the sun rising early
When I’m called

And I will know where I’m needed when I’m called
From the heights to the depths
where they’ll lay me down to rest
When I’m called