Azaleas & Blackberries

by M. Reverdy Rhodes

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Written, Recorded & Produced by Matthew Reverdy Rhodes


2009-2012 in Doylestown, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA, New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA.

"Buddy II" poem read by and dedicated to James J. McCaughey.

Hammond organ on "Pennsylvania" and "Wyoming" performed by Emmett Price.

Artwork & Photography by Jarrett Carr.


Bonus track "My Bird" with download.

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released 27 November 2012
M. Reverdy Rhodes

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Track Name: Friend
I've been getting on for a long, long, long time
Without a friend
Said, "I don't need anyone by my side."

Doing fine without my friend.

I caught my reflection in a cloudy mirror,
Not knowing who I am

Where have all my friends gone?

I'm just looking for my friend
I know I heard my friend,
I know I saw my friend

Have you seen my friend?
Have you seen my friend??
Have you seen my friend?!?
I'm just looking for my Friend.
Track Name: Pennsylvania
Just like the Hawk hunting the Snake,
I know even darkness must pass
Waiting for the sun to shine through,
I know where I belong

I know to go home,
Telling me to go home

When I go the whole world
And when I'm going home
When I go on home
Everything turning to gold, when I go home
When I go home I turn to gold.
Track Name: Blackberries
Off of one old outlook on the daylight's rise
She weaves
Gliding on the Hawk's wing

On the top ridge the prolific palette,
Presented in the spring,
Reflects from her view

Blackberries in your hand
Picked from our own land
The mountain and the rocks
Ringing on the wind

She watches as our wandering minds
Echo one another
Now wait,
For a stir of the wind

Blackberries in your hand
Picked from our own land
The mountain and the rocks
Ringing on the wind.
Track Name: Under the Left Eye (Purple or Grey)
Even when I'm hidden Under the Left Eye
You know I see you down there

Now I'm coming back she's still attracting my mind
Where will I find her hand?
We're going so high
Now I'm coming back a chance is haunting my mind
Girl, I'll find the colours
Are they purple or grey?

Even when I'm hidden Under the Left Eye

We'll go out in bare toes in a perfect autumn time,
Lose our grey clothes and watch the purple lines

Now I'm coming back she's still attracting my mind
Where will I find her hand?
We're going so high
Now I'm coming back the chance is haunting my mind
Girl, I've found the colours
Were they purple or grey?
Track Name: Ghost Dance
If I only knew my name
I could tell you why I'm looking for the Ghost
If I only knew my name
I could tell you why I'm wandering,
Why I'm wondering if the Ghost Dance Will be my cure
If she only knew my name..

It was moons ago I hear you
It was moons ago I'd known my name
I could let my mind rest easy if these temporal dreams would be so long,
I would never know when I'm awake.

If she only knew my name
No one could get hurt
If I only knew the cure
I would tell you why I'm waiting here,
Why I'm wondering if the Ghost Dance will be our peace

It was moons ago I hear you, I see you, I'd known my name
The trail of temporal dreams you left for me to find you when I wake
It'll come to me when I've found the Ghost.
Track Name: Martyr in the Meadow
When everyone was singing "Music is Love"
And freak flags were flying high
It's just my generation not having something to die for
Oh my, what's the reason to ride for?
Where is my someone to die for?

Take me to the outside, take me to the plains
When I hear their demands I just take up the reins
And watch as their eyes close
Oh we'll ride onto our meadow

Wake!
Wake and ride to our meadow
With the Martyr in the Meadow

Oh we'll ride into our meadow
Gonna find our idol to die for
Freak flag won't fly for a fool no more

Wake!
Wake and ride to our meadow
Martyr in the Meadow.
Track Name: Wake
Maybe we are in some kind of dream
And when we Wake up we are alive
You better Wake up
You've been awake

I have found myself in some kind of nightmare
Will I be tossed from my bed?
I might end up in your head

It's strange when I come back to the above and see I've lost my love
I've lost a sign to keep me in time
And when my hand begins to blur
I can't tell whether I need to Wake
Make me Wake.

It's strange..
Track Name: You are a Loner, Exactly Where You Are
He comes home to no one, he is alone
Knowing only his thoughts, I know how he thinks
He is the only one

Just singing his song to no one
Just him and his friends he knows in his head
Can't you find him a friend?

The Loner, You are a Loner.
Knowing only one.
You Are a Loner, Exactly Where You Are

Just looking for a friend..

You Are a Loner, Exactly Where You Are.
Track Name: Wyoming
I have waited so long for the birds to carry me
Way out west where my soul belongs
Where the Wrays of sun will shine down on me

Well my right eye caught a wing of the Hawk
I gave my bird love, I gave it sight
So I could find my old soul
When I get out to Wyoming

Searching for a sense of myself
I found it here
I been told about my old soul, but now I know
I found this old soul out in Wyoming.
Track Name: Buddy II
Life is short, Death is sure
The hour of death remains obscure
A soul you have and only one
If that be lost all hope is gone.