In The Earth EP

by Brother Kestrel

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Brother Kestrel's debut EP "In The Earth"

All Song written, recorded, and produced by Thomas Routon

All Rights Reserved ©2016

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released February 2, 2016

Featured Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Cello, Drums, Tambourine, Melodica.

Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Quinton Braswell for his cello performance on "Nines." Thanks to Kyotaro Terai, Jeffrey Cohen, Brian Thacker, Justis Westfall, and Michelle Pepino for production assistance. Additional thanks to Karey Sitzler, Martin Glasco, Dr. Jesse Guessford, and Billy Kessinger for being the most inspirational and influential people in my musical career.

Lastly, this EP is dedicated to my love Kristen LaFleche, whom inspired several featured songs; and to my family: Michael, Leslie, and Katherine Routon, for teaching me what it means to grow up and live my life to the fullest.

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Brother Kestrel Washington, D.C.

My name is Thomas Routon, and I am Brother Kestrel. After spending several years writing and refining the music you hear today, I am very proud to call these songs my own.

My sound derives from several sources of inspiration, all of which are blended together within the style of Indie Folk music.I sincerely hope you enjoy listening to my work.

-T
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Track Name: Safe
Verse 1:
Oh, my dear, am I too late?
Does all this pain make you afraid
of all this hate, and who's to blame?
It's hard to see you full of pain

Chorus:
And all of these tears you swallowed
will be worth it in the end
But you say it's not that easy
when you're breaking at the bend
But it's okay
It will be fine when you're safe with me

Verse 2:
Oh, my love, what did I break?
Was it that smile? I saw it fade
You look for answers in the waves
Maybe time will heal this, who's to say?

Chorus:
And all of these tears you swallowed
will be worth it in the end
But you say it's not that easy
when you're breaking at the bend
But it's okay
It will be fine when you're safe with me
But it's okay
You'll be alright when you're safe with me
Track Name: Here
Verse 1:
Count to ten
I see your eyes are shining
trembling and wide, still full of tears
But you say
It's too late to change your mind
Seeking high in other places
Trying to find another way to fill your heart

Chorus:
(Whoa x2)
Come down from your mountain
Will I see your face again?
If so, let me know, I'll still be here

Verse 2:
Let's try again
As if the last time was painless
It's just another night to spend alone
But you say
It's the last time, you promise
Letting go of inhibitions
Trying to find out who you say you really are

Chorus:
(Whoa x2)
Come down from your mountain
Will I see your face again?
If so, let me know, I'll still be here

(Whoa x 4)

Come down from your mountain
Will I see your face again?
If so, let me know, I'll still be here
Track Name: Gale
Verse 1:
I'll stay awake
one more night to look up at the stars
Wish you were here,
but now I'm gone like a feather in the wind
The moon is brighter now

Chorus:
And I see your color changing eyes
You don't believe me when I say Goodbye
From hazel when you're laughing
To green when you see through my disguise
From hazel when you're laughing
To green when you see through my disguise

Verse 2:
Making mistakes
Just another soul to cross off the list
And take your time
If you want to fall, it's now or never, dear
I see you better now

Chorus:
And I see your color changing eyes
You don't believe me when I say Goodbye
From hazel when you're laughing
To green when you see through my disguise
From hazel when you're laughing
To green when you see through my disguise

Bridge:
Throw it my stake
Fold the cards
Throw it all out the door
And It's not over yet
Will you change for me
The way I changed for you?

Chorus:
And I see your color changing eyes
You don't believe me when I say Goodbye
From hazel when you're laughing
To green when you see through my disguise
From hazel when you're laughing
To green when you see through my disguise
Track Name: Ruminations/Takeaway
Verse 1:
"Take me away from here"
She whispered in his chest
A broken heart inside
From when she knew him best
"It's not the end," he said
"Only whispers in the dark."
And they stood silently

Chorus:
She sighed and said "We can't do this alone
For we are drowning here in this home, in this home
Let's run away before our consciences get the best of us."

Verse 2:
"Take me away from here"
He looked down at the stone
A stone of memories
From a man that he had known
He only heard the wind
As it wistfully replied
And he fell to his knees

Chorus:
And softly cried "I can't do this alone
For I am sinking deep in this hole, in this hole
I lie awake every night as my guilt gets the best of me."

Verse 3:
"Take me away from here"
She looked down at her hands
Her eyes were filled with tears
And dreams no one could understand
She stood on her two feet
As she cast the knife aside
And packed her things and left

Chorus:
After she said "I must do this alone
I need to face these fears on my own, on my own
And when the day is renewed I will give it the best of me."
Track Name: Nines
Verse 1:
Share this night
As the maple leaves ignite
And the stars reflect the fires of our hearts

And I have tried
To see God in the spires
Of tall mountains in the skies above me

Chorus:
In the moon's empty beams, take flight
On the path laid before me my past fades out of sight
In a forest, out a tree
Let the water strip it clean
As the tide will flood the streets and set me free

Verse 2:
And share this sleep
With the phantoms of the deep
And with the darkness that creeps before dawn

And I have died
And I've swallowed my pride
Now I'm dressed to the nines with a smile

Chorus:
In the haunted river stones, take me
If I'm gone come tomorrow, I follow my feet
To the forest in my dreams
Let the water wash me clean
Let it rise up to the leaves and cover me