Off To Starboard

by The Seventh String

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1.
Intro 01:30
2.
Ocean Song 04:32
From within to the great without There’s a universe inside your doubts Be still, be still my love For you know not what you are made of You are waves, you are storms And you are the highest mountain You stream, and you soar And you are the stars above From within you, you will break out For there’s no one there to hear you shout So be still, be still my love For you know not what you are made of
3.
Gulls 03:53
Take my hand I’ll lay it here in yours, In the sand, On this foreign shore Take my hand, Won’t you clasp it to your close, As we stand, Surrounded by our ghosts, And we’ll float, Like two gulls in the wind, We’ll float, Watch the earth as it spins, We’ll float, Like two seabirds fair, Over land remote, Suspended in the air, oh… Take my words, Every paragraph and paraphrase, And for once, Won’t you leave me with nothing to say? Take my words, I will write them for you on a page, Bind them up, Give you a book, that you can save, And we’ll float, Like two gulls in the wind, We’ll float, Watch the earth as it spins, We’ll float, Like two seabirds fair, Over land remote, Suspended in the air, oh… Take my heart, I offer it beating, As we start, Maybe you can stop the bleeding, Take my heart, I’ll wear it for you on my sleeve, Don’t you part, Stay here and fall in love with me, And we’ll float, And we’ll float, Like two gulls in the wind, We’ll float, Watch the earth as it spins, We’ll float, Like two seabirds fair, Over life remote, Suspended in the air, oh…
4.
Leaves 03:56
How many times Must we all do this to see That every god we imagine Is yearning for us to be free Well I do believe In who we are becoming Let’s grow the wings to fly And gather the stars in the sky Well darlin’, it seems to me That the trouble actually Begins in the parts of ourselves We hide and then don’t seek But look at the leaves On this beautiful oak tree Somehow she’s not afraid To shed what lets her breathe And darlin’, if I might Be the one to say this time We’re born even when we die So we might as well all try To make something bright Out of what we find in the night So when my leaves do fall And my body goes to sleep Remember it’s just the way I save my energy I’ll be back in the spring Ready to bloom and sing And make some shade With the ones who find Their gods of love In everything
5.
Won’t you meet me in New York City Walk with me down the avenues Won’t you meet me burrowed in buildings Stay with me through the passing afternoon Hand in hand by my side Stay with me until the night Pours in around us And the golden windows all light up Circling round us like the stars As the serenade of honking cars Sing their cacophony song We’ll go so sweetly ambling on Won’t you meet me in New York City In the autumn when the leaves change Because I’ve been told they’re so pretty In Central Park on a bench by the lake Hand in hand by my side Stay with me until the night Pours in around us And the golden windows all light up Won’t you meet me in New York City Midway across the Brooklyn Bridge And bring me a heart so heavy That you can’t live without We’ll drown it in the Hudson Hand in hand by my side Stay with me until the night Pours in around us
6.
Our house of love has something in it More beautiful than Venus or the moon It’s a yes that knows And a love that grows Through space and time, out in Into the infinite I saw your face and my heart remembered A story it heard long ago Of ones that find They’re two of a kind A pair of birds that share the same feathers So tonight, we combine Our lives, our hearts, and our times We celebrate in heart and mind Because tonight, we entwine So take my hand Whisper in my ear Kiss me there, and hold me here Our bodies will go everywhere So take me far While you draw me near But for tonight, we combine Our bodies, our space and our time We celebrate with yours and mine Because tonight, we entwine Our house of love is not finished We build it with our laughter and our lives And some day we’ll know Just how far there was to go But every single day We will arrive Our house of love has something in it A story I heard long ago It’s in the eyes that shine And the love divine Flowing out through space and time Into the infinite Through space and time, out in Into the infinite
7.
Cummer go ye before, Cummer go ye If ye willna go before, Cummer let me Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins Linkin lithley widdershins, Cummer Carlin Crone and Queyn Roun gae we Cummer go ye before, Cummer go ye If ye willna go before, Cummer let me Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins Loupin' lightly widdershins Kilted coats and fleein' hair Three times three Cummer go ye before, Cummer go ye If ye willna go before, Cummer let me Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins Whirlin' skirlin' widdershins De'il tak the hindmost Wha'er she be
8.
Icarus Falls 05:46
I cannot ride on your back forever I cannot use your wings to fly I cannot brace you from bad weather, Protect from storms that come at night I cannot ride on your back forever Eventually I’ll drag you down The wax will melt upon your feathers And in ocean we will both drown Don’t you know we’ve come too far To let it go and let it all fall down When the Gods settle the score, Even Icarus is heaven bound Even Icarus is heaven bound I cannot use your soul to save me Although long ago I tried For I know you will always blame me For holding close to yours to catch a ride I cannot use your candle Oh to set my heart aflame This journey is one I cannot handle, So while you jump I will refrain Myself Don’t you know we've come too far To let it go and let it all fall down As the Gods settle the score, Even Icarus is heaven bound Even Icarus is heaven bound I can’t use your words for ammo I need my own to get me through the fight All the troops that you have gathered, They are yours they are yours, they are not mine They are yours, they are not mine Don’t you know we've come too far To let it go and let it all fall down As the Gods settle the score, Even Icarus is heaven bound Even Icarus is heaven bound
9.
Thank you Mother for your blood that is our water Thank you Mother for your food that feeds our souls Thank you for your breath of life that lets us care for one another Thank you Mother for your love that keeps us whole Thank you Mother Thank you Mother for your water Thank you Mother for your food Thank you for your breath of life And thank you Mother for your love
10.
Tom's Tune 02:52
11.
Walk yourself down to the river Where my broken heart can meet yours Loose your arrows from their quivers We can begin once more
12.
Not so far from here, there moves a sound so clear I hear it in my bones, my heart It melts away my fears May every step I take become me more awake Peace is not a thing that comes It’s something we must make On our feet, breath complete Oh lord, make me a piece of your instrument And teach me how to sing For your peace, on my feet Oh lord, oh lord, make me a well of your spring And show me how to drink For your peace, on my feet Oh lord, make me a piece of your instrument And teach me how to sing For your peace For your peace For your peace

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A love letter to planet Earth, The Seventh String's studio debut is a showcase of modern singer-songwriting, traditional music, and earthy a cappella ballads. Featuring four new songs from writing duo Stellar and Laura, haunting tunes from 1600s Scotland and 1800s America, and new takes of early band favorites, "Off to Starboard" defies a single genre and demonstrates the trio's broad capacity to make music that lifts the human heart.

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released January 18, 2018

K. Stellar Dutcher: vocals, guitar, washboard, banjo, bodhrán
Laura Benson: vocals, violin, guitar
Firefly Walter: vocals, guitar
Freejay MacLoud: recording, production, engineering, bass, percussion
David Morcom: double djembe
Court Hoang: vocals, bass
Ed McClary: drums, additional recording
Joel Harrison: electric guitar
Jordan Myska Allen: bass
Daniel Erik: additional recording
Hussam Awadalla, Ali Akbar: artwork
Piper Payne: Mastering
Affordable Sound, Austin TX: CD production

Produced by Freejay MacLoud: www.freejaymusic.com
Mastered by Piper Payne of Neato Mastering, Oakland CA: www.neatomastering.com

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