Band of the Land

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released October 31, 2016

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Band of the Land Burlington, Vermont

Band of the Land is a soulful trio hailing from deep within Vermont’s Green Mountains with sound combines elements of acoustic roots, folk, soul, and conscious reggae. Band of the Land draws inspiration from the natural world, activism, global issues, and much more. Band of the Lands’ repertoire consists of original tunes written collaboratively in uplifting three-part harmony. ... more

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Track Name: Walkin'
Walkin through the valley
When I know I'll be fine
I am hungry and I am tired
But it is warm by the fire
I’ve been walkin' for 18 days
Haven’t seen my baby
Since the morning that she left me
but I chose to be happy anyway

If I could choose a way to live
I would roam to the greenest mountains
Bless my rhythm and free my soul
I wanna get lost in this lonely world
Set me free like the seeds that grow
The seasons change and we know they will

Walkin' through the mountains
When I know, I’ll be fine
Always thirsty and always tired
But it is warm by this ol' fire
I’ve been hiking 40 days
Haven’t seen my baby
Since the morning that she left me
But I decided to be happy today

If I could choose a way to live
I would roam to the greenest mountains
I will follow the long trail home
I will dance under the rising sun

So bless my rhythm and free my soul
I wanna get lost in this lonely world
Set me free like the seeds I grow
The seasons change as we know they will

Walkin through the mountains
Walkin through the valley
Walkin through the mountains
Walkin through the valley
Track Name: Birdsong
I was born to paradise and here I roam
happy to make the forest and the trees my home
hills whisper ancient secrets in the silent air
with many tongues and cunning words they’re calling me there

Among the many rolling hills an echo I have chased
The secret words to change our fate and save the human race
But nothing can erase the words that I once heard
Sung to me with trilling lips by one little yellow bird
he said

What you think you know and what you think you have seen
are just small observations of this world were living in
if you lock me in a cage I will no longer sing
so shoot me down, take me down, but you’ll never bind my wings

I was born to paradise and here I roam
happy to make the forest and the trees my home
hills whisper ancient secrets in the silent air
Among the many truths I’ve heard, a few i ought to share
they said

What you think you know and what you think you have seen
are just small observations of this world were living in
if you lock me in a cage I will no longer sing
so shoot me down, take me down, but you’ll never bind my wings
Track Name: Miles
Driving through the country
Ride on through this town
The fine lands of Missouri
I love ya but I’m westward bound
These wheels keep on turning
As the rain starts pouring down
big old sky keep on beaming
Til I see those rocky mountains in the clouds

Ohhh

Walking through the mountains
to see what I could find
The high peaks meet the heavens
So I’ll be there when I miss your shining eyes

miles and miles
miles and miles
miles and miles from my home
miles and miles
miles and miles
miles and miles on the road

Sleeping in the desert
rising with the sun
I close my eyes and take a breath
the day has just begun


miles and miles
miles and miles
miles and miles from my home
miles and miles
miles and miles
miles and miles then you’re gone
Track Name: Little Words
Where the sea meets the trees
and the birds kiss the bees
I find solace in the air that I breath

and the sky above
and the ground below
and the rolling hills are the magic that we know

Little walk, little talk
let me close my eyes
Little walk, little talk
as I paint my disguise
Little walk, little talk
under foreign skies
Little walk, little talk
till I open my eyes

You get yours and I’ll get mine
the tick of the clock’s just the passing of time

Blink and you’ll miss it
just stop and you’ll listen
to the song in your head that you’ve rewritten

Little walk, little talk
let me close my eyes
Little walk, little talk
as I paint my disguise
Little walk, little talk
under foreign skies
Little walk, little talk
till I open my eyes

And as far as we know we have nowhere to go from here
But as far as we know we have nowhere to go but up from here

Little walk, little talk
let me close my eyes
Little walk, little talk
as I paint my disguise
Little walk, little talk
under foreign skies
Little walk, little talk
as I open my eyes
Track Name: Wildflower
Wildflower seed
Medicine for me
Ancient as the land
Gypsy crows and sun
Caverns in the west
And rivers in the east
Echoes from the sun
Treasures from the sky

Will you ever learn, human?
Will you ever see?
Here we are in this ol’ universe
It's a whole lot older than you and me


Do you think they know?
What they choppin' down
The jungle is a natural pharmacy
Cleans the air and the water that the whole world needs
Grows the fungus with medicinal properties
Stand up for the modern atrocity

Wildflower grove, never seen by a soul
Wildflower grove
Purples and blues now, just me and you yeah
Wildflower grove
Watchin' the wildflowers grow

Do you think they know?
Wildflower seed
What they choppin' down
Medicine for me
Ancient as the land
Hippies weed and rainbows
Rockies in the West
Green Mountains on the East Coast

Will you ever learn, human?
Will you ever see?
Here we are in this ol’ universe
It's a whole lot older than you and me

Will you ever learn, human?
Will you ever see?
Here we are in this ol’ universe
It's a whole lot older than you and me

It's a whole lot older than you and me
It's a whole lot bigger than we can see

Wildflower seed
Medicine for me
Track Name: Castles
Why should I spend my time
With these worries, waste my life away?
Why should I chase another setting sun
When this moon is right in front of me?

If you’ve built your castles in the air, oh no
Don’t worry, that’s where they’re supposed to be
Now build your foundation from below
And live your life deliberately

Why should I hit the road
When my home is the place to be?
Why should I waste my mind
When this moment’s right in front of me?

If you’ve built your castles in the air, oh no
Don’t worry, that’s where they’re supposed to be
Now build your foundation from below
And live your life deliberately

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

If you’ve built your castles in the air, oh no
Don’t worry, that’s where they’re supposed to be
Now build your foundation from below
And live your life deliberately
We all sing...

Nah,Nah

And I said live your life deliberately