Raise The Lower'd

by Karl Blau

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released October 5, 2016

Out of the Sky, Ocean Out My Window lyrics by Stephen Roxborough.
The Stranger by Brianna Lea Pruett.

Sampled drums from Nick Myer.

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Karl Blau Anacortes, Washington

In search of the sounds of joy and expressions that feel true to life. Like happiness with sadness. More and more songs about love and life and death. Experiments with sound, abundance, other kinds of dance, enthusiasm, vocals warming up.

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Track Name: Nothing (Infinite)
At the feet of The Sun
There's nothing to be done
Nothing on anyone
But nothing to be done

Born on the day
Nothing was in the way
Nothing can repeat
Nothing ad infinitum

Never been aware
Nothing for me to care for
Nothing inside my core
Keeps me moving forward

Marching ever skyward
Starting to understand
There's no where to land
On this wild Earth
Track Name: Baby, Baby, Baby (feat. Julianne Marx)
You are my baby, baby, baby, baby
Someone so new, so new
You are my baby, baby, baby, baby
Someone so new, so new
I can't remember
No I don't remember
Life before you

Bear your breast and hold your child
Go outside - hold your child
Explain the river - hold your child
Mention the moon - hold your child

I want to keep you wild
I want to keep you wild
I want to keep you wild
I want you to be wild

You are my baby, baby, baby
Track Name: Out of the Sky (S. Roxborough)
- by Stephen Roxborough

Out of the sky Into the Earth
Out of our minds into our hearts
Out of the deep into the now
Out of tomorrow into the past

Out of the ocean onto the beach
Out of war into the calm
Out of this piece into our parts
Out of our hands into our mouths

Out of the trees into the forest
Out of the deep and into the night
Out of The Sun into the Moon
And out of the right

Into the left out of the wrong into the right
Out of the cradle into the grave out of our minds
Into the sky out of our time into the sky

Out of the trees into the forest
Out of the deep and into the night
Out of The Sun into the moon
Out of the right out of the right
Track Name: Plague Odd
Go low and outside, catch this ball of fire
So low - the southside - down to call the shots
So low - you drop below and freeze cause Simon said
Oh no - you don't know what you know as the goin gets good and went

So Bro, the first time you held the hour glass
Hollow it must feel - dig up all the past
In toe - the shadow's held in chains that cannot bind
No, no, the notion knows it needs a stitch in time

Sneaking into your end zone
You didn't see me til I crossed the line
Points are all but on the board and the ref is feelin' fine
Better wake up, surely, here's a cup of ice tea splash in yer face
Shoulda seen this comin' bout a mile away
But you're on the field - doesn't that mean you're here to play

If I could just play god - plague odd, plague odd
I would just say god, play, god, play, god

Hard blow - I can tell the pain left in your eyes
For show - can't help itself, stare into the clouds
Big toe - planted on the line til the moment that he whistled the blues
Eat crow - in fields of corn while the buzzards carry off the scarecrow

Sneaking into your end zone
You didn't see me til I crossed the line
Points are all but on the board and the ref is feelin' fine
Better wake up, surely, here's a cup of ice tea splash in yer face
Shoulda seen this comin' bout a mile away
But you're on the field - doesn't that mean you're here to play

If I could just plague odd - play god, play god
I would just say god, plague odd, plague odd

(play nice)
Track Name: Green Eyes Turn Red At Night
Face in the cloud
She knows it can turn on her suddenly into a crowd
All looking down
Watching the soldiers march two by two into the ground

So call the cats home, tell 'em get the night off
While the candles dance and prey, Pauli, may, Molly
Drift back to life
If I'm at all leaving lights on, speak soft
So the piper paints the dawn, Dolly, low, Lolli,
Leave what you like

Colors are loud
As a baby the dawn calls out by lighting the crown
Leaving jewels on the ground
Touched one by one as the orchestra warms up its sound

If the cats can will they sing their songs soft
By the castle gates and go, Gary, low, Larry
Serve up the sigh
Medicine string up the bow
Who would admit the air took aim, Arie, race, Rory
Rig up those rides

Nothing extra put in her lungs, stomach, her blood
But the arc of life has twisted and broken vessels in her foot
And its all connected

Her green eyes
Her green eyes
Track Name: Dark Place
I see you walking in the cold night all alone
Your pale cheeks floating like the face of the moon
Unaware, but if you should care to stare long enough into a Dark Place
You make out the shapes of shadow's trace
You know that you're the sculptor of this place
You take any kind of picture that you need to
Staring out into a Dark Place

Oh pretty people
Look at the Unknown
And just wonder
What is so fearsome
If in a dream you lose control
Would the waking time be near?

The night it stands the temple
The chariot plunged into the salt waves
The possibilities that lay now about
Carve your face into the darkness
Carve your place into the darkness

Oh pretty people
Look at the Unknown
And just wonder
What is so fearsome
If in a dream you lose control
Would the waking time be near?

There is a land/lamb that you must find
You'd do well to let go of your mind
And wander like a beast o'er valley wide
Make do with all the darkness

I see you walking in the cold night all alone
Your pale cheeks floating like the face of the moon
Unaware, but if you should care to stare long enough into a Dark Place

Oh pretty people
Look at the Unknown
And just wonder
What is so fearsome

Dark Place
Dark Place
Track Name: The Stranger
How will you come to me now?
As a liar, lover, patron, beggar, thief?
Lion or on fire?

Oh babe, save my soul
I don't care about rock and roll
Oh, babe, save my soul

How will I come to you now
I'm in position to be your lover
I'm in position to be your judge
I'm in position to be your brother
I'm in position to be your mother
I'm in position to be your daughter
I'm in position to be your sister
I'm in position to be your son
I'm in position to be your savior
I'm in position to be your slave

Oh babe, save my soul
I don't care about rock and roll
Oh, babe, save my soul
I don't care about rock and roll

How will you come to me now?
As a help, a loss, a weight, a mate?
What a lovely weight to put on me
What a lovely weight to bear
To set me free with, since I'm thinking of you here:
Once upon a time we flew out in the stars and around the moon

Oh babe, save my soul
I don't care about rock and roll
Oh babe, save my soul
I don't care about rock and roll
Track Name: Am I Juan During
Anyone can understand
Neath tall, tall trees
In the valley behold all dreams
And then wake them free

It's the mountain tops that blur the scene
On the crest believe The Sun
Never mind all me

John, you headed south
And through the border into the Earth
Too long under The Sun
Since your birth
All the patterns in the sand
You left behind
At the crossroads of space and time
You're on my mind

Am I Juan during
I am One-during
Am I Juan during
I am One-during

The swan song sings a tune
We'll learn someday
And the moth robe flashes blue
And then turns away
You went and ate the Moon
For a better view
Well I took the food to go
And stomped out the room
Madness catches up too soon
You shed a tear
The weight of that one globe
Hurt his back I fear
Black remains the color
Of the shadow, great
You can see anything you want
Staring out that gate
Track Name: Feast Done Faster
The light has something on me
Sewing again the work that fit
The ones before me
Taking a toll from the bridge I know

Feast done faster
Face down pat
Patchwork dirt
The shirt is done
And darnit
Do I dig the diamond
Mince the words
Absurd
Third eye sore
Sense the shipment

The light it wants an offering
Quick to be judge
An angry god licks its offspring
Takes me apart from the comfort of shade

Taking a toll from the bridges
Connecting the world full of ridges
Valleys and peaks of your stitches
So I go - once it's stormy

The light has something on me

Feast done faster
Face down pat
Patchwork dirt
The shirt is done
And darnit
Do I dig the diamond
Mince the words
Absurd
Third eye sore
Sense the shipment

Sunlight - you've got a cold shoulder
You can make me believe that I'm
Growing older
But I'm just growing more dependent

If you've got warming to do
If you've got warming to do
If you've got warming to do

The light - it wants an offering
The light - it wants an offering

Feast done faster
Face down pat
Patchwork dirt
The shirt is done
And darnit
Do I dig the diamond
Mince the words
Absurd
Third eye sore
Sense the shipment
Track Name: Ocean Out My Window (S. Roxborough)
(by Stephen Roxborough)

There's an ocean out my window
And a wave bouncing on the sound
And a school swimming further
And a bird diving down

To a planet underneath
And a world overhead
And a cloud in the shape of quiet
Watches the tide make a bed

To dream of flying somewhere
Then rise up to the sky
To the moon who knows a story
But doesn't know the reason why
Yet tells it to the ocean
And they dance upon the water
And reflected back to me
And it sings through my window
And my eyes can hear the waves
And the ripples expand forever
And the song is ever saved
Flowing through the ocean
The vibration getting stronger
And the song is never ending
The chorus swims to the stars
And I know somehow you'll hear it

And one day flow back to me
Some day before those waves of song
Take my ashes back to the sea
Some day before I leave my home
And flow back out to the sea
Some day before I leave my home
And flow back out to the sea