The Firefly Garden

by Merry Ellen Kirk

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wars, rumors of wars come crashing down roars, the hurricane roared, it's quiet now quiet now mmm, mmm so i build my firefly garden grow, grow, grow welcome to my firefly garden where the wishes grow. stars, the shimmering stars are swinging down, soon. they're saying it won't be so long now, so long now. so i build my firefly garden grow, grow, grow welcome to my firefly garden where the wishes grow.
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Candy 04:46
oh say, if all of the raindrops were ten thousand gumdrops wouldn't that be sweet? say, if all of the snowflakes were ten thousand milkshakes wouldn't that be neat? and when the sky falls, there's nothing at all, sweet. and then you just crawl, you can't find your own, feet. and there's nothing to eat. there's nothing to eat. nothing to eat. but candy. oh say if every teardrop would stop by the sweet shop to play hide-and-seek oh say if every pipedream were strawberry ice-cream, now wouldn't that be neat? but when the sky falls, there's nothing at all, sweet. and then you just crawl, you can't find your own, feet. and there's nothing to eat. there's nothing to eat. nothing to eat. but candy. so say that all of the raindrops are ten thousand gumdrops, isn't that sweet? say that all of the snowflakes are ten thousand milkshakes, isn't that be neat? candy
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Do You 02:40
if you've seen one you've seen 'em all, they say no you don't need a-one, you need 'em all, they say and if you ask me to believe what you're saying you could start me off by telling the truth, do you? do you? do you? oh you don't need a mouse, you need a ball, they say haha you don't need a house, you need a mall, they say and if you ask me to believe what you're saying you could start me off by telling the truth, do you? do you? do you? oh we don't need a war, we just need a crime, they say oh but if you do the crime, you do the time, they say and if you ask me to believe what you're saying you could start me off by telling the truth, do you? do you? do you? do you? do you? do you?
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Masquerade 03:54
what's in your name? i know you well but tell me anyway we are the same and different, well but always i knew dreamers lie asleep at night and dream of things in truth i wish i may i wish i might but these don't all come true and when we dance knowing we could stay right here forever lost in this trance nothing else could ever really matter this masquerade you know too well they're not here anyway we'll be the traitors to the room dreamers lie asleep at night and dream of things in truth i wish i may i wish i might but these don't all come true and when we dance knowing we could stay right here forever lost in this trance nothing else could ever really matter
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Dive under the sea, submarine into the deep Nigh field of dreams, beyond the trees, awakening Crying oh, set me free, set me free, set me free Oh, set me free, set me free, set me free I'm waiting Bluebird yonder sees a thousand dreams yet to be And I can't hear anything, cause it's a silent song he's singing Oh, set me free, set me free, set me free Oh, set me free, set me free, set me free I'm waiting
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Mosaic 03:36
i didnt know i was searching but i found myself in you i couldn't see, my eyes were half open til i saw myself in you you tear me to bits, put all the pieces together again just like a beautiful song the words were all wrong til i found you you make me a mosaic i thought life was worth living now i know i'd die for you i knew it from the beginning we'll have a happy ending you tear me to bits put all the pieces together again just like a beautiful song the words were all wrong til i found you you make me a mosaic i was so lost, now i finally found the other part of my heart i could not cross, now i'm finally on the other side i didnt know i was searching but i found myself in you
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Enchantment 03:16
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you there, pearly white, can you see the stars in my eyes? a nice reflection it may be so it seems, to me a kiss from heaven lightly breathed nightly unsheathed you there, pearly white, can you hear the stars tonight? how i wonder what they might say to you oh how they wander but hardly they ever move what do they whisper while hardly they ever move what do they tell you? tell me what they tell you what do they show you? show me what they show you and if i know you like they likely know you could i die? oh my dear. love, a lasting love like a dove that flies right over the years truth, precious truth as in youth i'd like to fly up above lasting love lasting love enough to rise up through the evening sky tonight how you wander right over the evening sky like a dove lasting love everlasting love like i never knew quite like you do precious truth as in you there, pearly white, can you feel the stars tonight? how i wonder if they are kind are they kind to you? how i wonder if maybe they sing this song for you you there, pearly white, can you sing a song tonight? just for me just for me, dear of a lasting ever, everlasting true love
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I originally released these demos once a week for 10 weeks, then "unreleased" them when I put the album version out. Now you can check them out as an exclusive for subscribers.

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released August 4, 2010

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Merry Ellen Kirk Nashville, Tennessee

A young explorer at heart, Merry Ellen Kirk challenges the stigma of the formulaic love song, daring her audience to consider the world in a new light. A tale of heartbreak, fragility, tension, resolution, deep longing & what-could've-beens, Feather & a Leaf continues the dreamy artistic tone that we loved so much in Firefly Garden, to a poignant lyrical exploration of the human capacity to love. ... more

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