Mercy of the Wind EP

by Naomi Flanagan

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released March 2, 2015

All songs written by Naomi Flanagan
Recorded by Naomi Flanagan
Mixed and Mastered by Adam Fox

Naomi Flanagan: vocals, guitar, mandolin, percussion
John Flanagan: piano, banjo
Joanna Remenyi: violin

Cover art Lily Martin

Thanks to Adam Fox, John Flanagan, Joanna Remenyi, Marie and Peter Flanagan, Anna Moodie, Lily Martin and Jane Patterson.

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Track Name: Love in Angora
I'm spending the day, knitting you a sweater
It's the closest I get to you, aside from a letter
'Cause I don't get to see you for six months or more
But that's the way life is we both know the score

I missed your birthday, but I love you all year
So please don't think just 'cause my body is broken in two
That I don't care
'Cause I'm knitting for you

I bought some new wool, it's mostly Angora
It's reminding me of the last time I saw ya
You were chasing your dreams, flying off to a meeting
To fulfill all those things in your life you were needing

I want you to be happy
To live your life
So please don't think just 'cause my body is broken in two
That I don't care
'Cause I'm knitting for you

And I dream of the day we'll go camping again
And we'll walk on the rocks of the river, fall in
And we'll sunbathe and talk about life
It might be some time til this dream can come true
Meantime I'll be thinking of you

I've got wooden buttons, I'm sewing them on
I imagine you in it I hope you'll be warm
'Cause it's raining where you are, a white winter scene
But I think this will suit you this light shade of green

Come home for Christmas see how the kids have grown
But please don't think just 'cause my body is broken in two
That I don't care
'Cause I'm knitting for you
Track Name: Mercy of the Wind
You lost another battle today, it's the third this week
Your eyes are weary, you fell on the floor you can hardly speak
And now, things are looking grim
'Cause you're at the mercy of the wind

You put your boots on, you fight everyday
You're in sinking sands
And I don't even know just what to say to you
You can hold my hand
And though you look at me and grin
You're at the mercy of the wind

And it's a privilege to know ya
It's a privilege to see, when your smile it comes back
You're there, even though you're pinned
'Cause you're at the mercy of the wind

And so you tell me you dream a lot and you fly away,
You've built a castle in your mind where your heart's okay
And you tell me it's so real and true
'Cause there you are a better version of you

So let me come with you let me fly away
And let me meet you there, in the stars
Where you can win
'Cause you're at the mercy of the wind
Track Name: Light Me Up
I stand on my own with a beast that has grown
With its evil and menacing eyes
And some days I fight him and some days I let him win
His bite seems to crave my demise
He takes away, he takes me away

I am the only one who sees him, it's lonely
And my temperament seems selfish and strange
Invisible to most he's the dark haunting ghost
That has dragged me along in his chains once again once again
And still there is no one to blame

Then you came along with your poem, a song
That acknowledged me right where I stand
And though it won't stop me from feeling the drop
It just fuels me with fire and flame
Keeps me strong keeps me strong

'Cause you found me, close to the line
I was walking in a world with no time
You saw me there
You saw me there

So I found a symmetry within this divinity
An equal to counter the grim
It arrives unexpected and leaves me affected
And lights up the nights that are dim
It's in your face, it's in your words
It's you, when you're holding my hand

So I'll take as a gift all these words that have lifted me
Out of this unworldly haze
Cause they won't let me lose
When I'm starting to bruise and they'll walk
Me right out of this maze

I'll hear your voice, I'll hear your words
And you'll light me up again.
Track Name: Close to Fine
There's too much rain here today
Too many things in my way
All my old thoughts have come to play

I sit and stare at the wall
'Cause not much changes at all
I miss your face most of all

But you kept your word and you'll be here today
You kept your word and I'll see you again

What we've got Is something close to fine
And if you sway in my direction I won't mind
So sit out with the birds and let them eat out of your hand
And we won't let this bleakness become more than we can stand

So catch up catch up and find me again
There are weeds to keep removing from this tangled life I'm in
Find me a rose, find me a tree
Find me underneath the shadows where the quiet ones will be

What we've got Is something close to fine
And if you sway in my direction I won't mind
So sit out with the birds and let them eat out of your hand
And we won't let this bleakness become more than we can stand

Cause if we wait for skies to clear we'll wait too long
And if we wait for things to change they might be too far gone

So let us sit on your verandah and review the passing day
And let the silence in us teach us we are bigger than the grey
I'll catch your worries and you'll catch mine
I'm learning more about you one day at a time

What we've got Is something close to fine
And if you sway in my direction I won't mind
So sit out with the birds and let them eat out of your hand
And we won't let this bleakness become more than we can stand
Track Name: To Find You
Sent a little prayer into the night
And off it flew high like a kite
To find your house
To find your mind
To find you

The next day you were on the phone
Telling me that you felt less alone
Inside your house
You'd heard my call
To find you

The waves are gonna break just as they will
And in the end you'll have to ride them in until
Until you're safe
Until you're home
Beside me

A piece of forever every day
I wrote a little note to pave the way
To fight the war
To fight the night
Inside you

And so we light a candle for each one
And hope that it will warm them like the sun
Against the cold
Against the pale
Out there

And if we light enough you'll see them where you are
And if it gets too hard we still won't be too far
'Cause we'll be here
And we will cheer
You on