Hours / Wildflowers

by Allison Crowe

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released April 29, 2020

Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, cello, guitar, fiddle, Seaboard and more);
Sarah Melanie White (mandolin, bouzouki, vocals+);
Dave Baird (bass); &
Keelan Purchase (accordion, guitar, harmonica, vocals).

Allison Crowe: Composer & Co-Producer
Adam Thistle: Recording/Mixing Engineer & Co-Producer

Billie Woods Photography
Mind Palace Design

Visit us @ allisoncroweband.com

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Track Name: Hours
Hours

Composed by Allison Crowe
As performed by Allison Crowe and Band

All this shifting of the hours
Goes towards the light
And the presence of this emptiness
Gives up without a fight

And the movement of the river
Goes towards the sea
And this absence of fulfillment
Presents itself to me

Chorus
Don’t be scared
It’s just the wind
And the minutes
Don’t know where to begin
And we are getting older
It’s not amounting to anything
to anything, so just let go

Oh, these pockets of the sky
They’re turbulent at best
We laugh when we are frightened
Not at our own behest

And the chattering of spirits
Keeps me wide awake
Now this isn’’t something stolen
But it’s something I can’t take

Chorus
Don’t be scared
It’s just the wind
And the minutes
Don’t know where to begin
And we are getting older
And it’s not amounting to anything
to anything, so just let go

Now the sound of screaming beauties
They cry themselves to sleep
Whatever I’ve held on to
Is never nothing I can keep

I lay my hands across the stone
And hold back my breath
I haven’t gone but I am fading
Lord, I scare myself to death

Don’t be scared
It’s just the wind
And the minutes
Don’t know where to begin
And we are getting older
It’s not amounting - it all adds up
And who is counting

Don’t be scared
It’s just the wind
And the minutes
Don’t know where to begin
And we are getting older
And it’s not amounting to anything
to anything, so just let go

Oh, the shifting of the hours
Goes towards the light
And the presence of this emptiness
Gives up without a fight
Track Name: Wildflowers
Wildflowers

Composed by Dolly Parton
As performed by Allison Crowe and Band

The hills were alive with wildflowers and I
Was as wild, even wilder than they
For at least I could run
They just died in the sun
And I refused to just wither in place

Just a wild mountain rose
Needing freedom to grow
So I ran fearing not where I'd go
When a flower grows wild
It can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

And the flowers I knew
In the fields where I grew
Were content to be lost in the crowd
They were commonly close
And I had no room to grow
And I wanted so much to branch out

So I uprooted myself from my home ground and left
Took my dreams and I took to the road
When a flower grows wild
It can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

I grew up fast and wild
And it never felt right
In a garden so different from me
I just never belonged
I just longed to be gone
So the garden one day set me free

I hitched a ride with the wind
And since he was my friend
I just let him decide where I'd go
When a flower grows wild
It can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

Just a wild rambling rose seeking mysteries untold
No regret for the path that I chose
When a flower grows wild
It can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

When a flower grows wild
It can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow