The Firefly Garden

by Merry Ellen Kirk

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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 Columbia, Missouri

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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Track Name: Firefly Garden
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.
Track Name: Candy
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
Track Name: Do You
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?
Track Name: Masquerade
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
Track Name: Field of Dreams
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
Track Name: Mosaic
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
Track Name: Clair de Lune
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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