Driftwood

by Mercury Boyan

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released April 5, 2017

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Mercury Los Angeles, California

I write songs in my yard and record them in the bathroom. Nothing too fancy, just some things that I wanted to sing about.

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Track Name: Unchained
How can you walk free
And keep my cousin in a cage
What was the crime
That took freedom away

They don't look like you
But they feel like you
They don't cry like you
But they feel trapped

Unchain me
Unbox my brethren
Unchain me
Uncage my cousins

How can you believe
That freedom is our own
When we look back
Who will sing
We were wrong, we we're wrong

They don't look like you
But they feel like you
They don't cry like you
But they feel trapped

Unchain me
Unbox my brethren
Unchain me
Uncage my cousins
Track Name: Gibbous
She's a little bit more than a half of a moon
Not quite full but she'll be getting there soon
She's chomping on plums
Romaine and hibiscus
She's really here
Though she seems so fictitious

She doesn't know that we call her Gibbous
She'll never know all the joy that she gives us
She’s a tortoise and her name is

Gibbous will live to be a hundred years old
She’s weird and she’s wrinkly, her blood is all cold
She’s crawls around swiftly, if we don’t watch her close
She’ll sneak up beneath you and nibble your toes

She doesn't know that we call her Gibbous
She'll never know all the joy that she gives us
If you haven’t met her yet then you gotta
Take a walk with this happy Sulcata
In her shell she can go ‘bout her business
Like contemplating complicated astrophysics

She doesn't know that we call her Gibbous
She'll never know all the joy that she gives us
She’s a tortoise and her name
Is Gibbous
Track Name: Born of the Wild
You were born of the wild
Of the earths shallow seeds
From the sand, from the trees
Born to live free

You are finally here again
Formed through us for everyone
Be bold, be an animal
And when you hear our howl

Come home

You are the voice that travels
Walking the world, sailing the seas
Healing people with your laughter
A hero this world needs

You are a beam of light and dust
Honest, peaceful, and brave
If you feel lost
The trees are swaying

Come home
Track Name: Dancing With the Spirits
Our boy died on his birthday
Never saw the Sun
Lift up the curtains
To shine a light on our son

Squeeze me when your heart hurts
You know you did nothing wrong
Take me up the coast
Lay flowers where he belonged

He's dancing with the spirits now
We feel him in the wind
He's dancing with the spirits now
In all the places we've been

Our wild, wild winter boy
He taught us so much
Footprints on a blanket
To keep your spirit with us

He's dancing with the spirits now
We hear him call from the tree
He's dancing with the spirits now
His flowers float out to sea

He's dancing with the spirits now
Up in the constellations
He's dancing with the spirits now
So shine a light on our son

Shine a light on our son
He will come back to us