Votive

by Pale Mara

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released November 4, 2016

Pale Mara is:

Lee Godleski
Allison Robinson

Additional instrumentation: Dave Ulrich

Recorded by Dave Ulrich in Philadelphia, PA
Mixed by Dave Ulrich
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe

Cover Art by Tiger Darrow

All songs written by Lee Godleski & Allison Robinson except for Military Madness, by Graham Nash.

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Pale Mara Brooklyn, New York

Pale Mara is an exciting endeavor born from hearts of Lee and Al. Hailing from the north and south, and winding up in Brooklyn, their music is a passionate alchemy of the old and the new- blending the beauty of musical tradition with a restless and adventurous spirit. ... more

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Track Name: Sweet Slip
There’s a place I know
Wind around the blue
Haven’t been there since
The colors all were you

Do the birds still sing?
Does the water ring?
Have the trees got leaves?
The meadow is calling

Take the long way home
Watch the sun tuck in
Give me just your hand
You’ll always be my friend.

There’s a man I know
Flowers in his eyes
He has got big wings
And he’s learning to fly
Spread my heart and lean
The stars are in his skin
Paper thin are walls
You’re warm against me

There’s a sweet slip in my pocket
Don’t forget to reach
Have you ever felt so lucky?
Are we shining like the moon?

There’s a place I know
Wind around the blue
Haven’t been there since
The colors all were you.
Track Name: Lady Lucifer
I’m one of those fast walkers
Cause I’ve got someplace to be
Got no time for any slow talkers
I’ve got a girl to see

We have known each other
For so many centuries
We used to just eye one another
And we’ve got so many memories

But then she brought me to the table
One night I couldn’t believe it was me
Sitting right across from my morning star
Lady Lucifer she says she loves me
Lady Lucifer

I’ve got to prove it to you
I’ve got to prove it to you
That I can bring my soul to this world

She held me close when I shook all over
Her face was made for solace
I didn’t know until I felt the feelings
She turns on all my hidden switches

I lighten up like a hill on fire
Seen away from a great distance
Miles below there’s vein of ore
Glistening in its only light

But then she brought me to the table
One night I couldn’t believe it was me
Sitting right across from my morning star
Lady Lucifer she says she loves me
Lady Lucifer

I’ve got to prove it to you
I’ve got to prove it to you
That I can bring my soul to this world

Lady Lucifer she says she loves me
Lady Lucifer
Lady Lucifer she says she loves me
Lady Lucifer
Track Name: Military Madness
In an upstairs room in Blackpool
By the side of a northern sea
The army had my father
And my mother was having me

Military madness was killing my country
Solitary sadness comes over me

After school was over
And I moved to the other side
I found another country
But I never lost my pride

Military madness was killing my country
So much sadness between you and me

And when the war is over
And the body count is finally filed
I hope that man discovers
What’s driving the people wild

Military madness is killing my country
Solitary sadness comes over me
Track Name: Lullaby for Lee
Darlin, it’s only a feeling.
Darlin, it’s just a cruel thought that you had.
Like dreams that come true,
you believed in them too
so believe in the good and in me.

Honey, I just heard you cryin.
Honey, my own tears are fallin for you.
I’ll wait for you here,
doesn’t matter the year.
Cause you babe are written for me.

Why don’t you come into my arms?
I’m not so far away.
I have been wanting to hold you.
Fold into the
warm earth of your skin.
Blood cherry red and blue burning blue,
you’re deep inside the ground.
Already home in the bed of your arms,
slow steady glow in our palms.

Darlin, the clouds we can walk through.
Darlin, it’s dark till you open your eyes.
The reality dear
is not what you fear.
It’s the most beautiful sight to be seen.
Track Name: Where I Get My Way
My love is a fearful thing
My love you should be afraid of
My love keeps you in sight
My love keeps my beat uneven in the morning

Once I feel it fully
Then my doubts get sullen
They're all standing blue in a grimy corner of my head
They're angry cause I care about you and bully me saying I've been duped
There ain't a world they say that doesn't tarnish my faith
There ain't a world they say where I get my way

My love is a cautious king
His head in the past
I dread my love's conclusions
My love I dread
My love's conclusions

I live in a powder keg
But I'm hoping that I can stay
Cause we'll light up the evening sky even if we die

Once I feel it fully
Then my doubts get sullen
They're all standing blue in a grimy corner of my head
They're angry cause I care about you and bully me saying I've been duped
There ain't a world they say that doesn't tarnish my faith
There ain't a world they say where I get my way

But there's a world, I say, where I get my way