Spanish Moss Sirens

by The Krickets

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Swamp folk girl band's debut album

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released May 17, 2016

Performed by The Krickets
Produced by Ben Tanner
Recorded at Sun Drop Sound Studios Florence, AL
Mastering by Richard Dodd

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The Krickets are a female swamp-folk band that released their first album "Spanish Moss Sirens" in May of 2016. Produced by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes and recorded in Muscle Shoals, the album debuted at #1 on Amazon's ‘Best Sellers’chart. Swamp-steeped songwriting, earthy bluegrass instrumentation and an ethereal 3-part harmony defines The Krickets sound. ... more

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Track Name: Guinevere
Guinevere, Guinevere could you find peace here?
in my home in the sweet southern pines
Guinevere, Guinevere, please save me from tears
won't you rest your pretty head next to mine

Fair as the morning sky
ain't never seen a finer sight
With your hair on fire in dawn's first light
And that look in your hazel eyes (no tag)

Chorus

Wild as an ivy vine
Still dare to hope that you'll be mine
Your gypsy heart has never served you well
You got my love ringing like a bell

Chorus

Poor as I may be
I will love you faithfully
Your heart would never want for love
Tell me now, will that ever be enough

Chorus
Track Name: Song of the Spanish Moss Sirens
We know that you are weary, we know that you are cold
But do not fear, take shelter here in our oak and cedar cove
We will warm and calm you as the hurricane winds blow
To port, you'll learn, you can't return as we three lasses know

(Chorus)
We sing a song so salty sweet
In our cave on St. George Island
Come to us now, your lives rely
On the Song of the Spanish Moss Sirens
On the Song of the Spanish Moss Sirens

Cartesia is a fine ship with sailors finer still
A boat of wood can be torn in half but never men of steel
So rest your weary bones on shores of oysters and pearls
We could never harm you, for we are but three young girls

(Chorus)

The sea has spared your bodies but your families will grieve
For our song seduced its spell on you
And now you cannot leave

(Chorus)
Track Name: Cool Cool Water
Sitting on the banks of the Magnolia river trying to figure out which way I should go
I could head up stream to the cool cool springs
find the bottom of the bottomless cold hole
and if I head down stream on this winding river
I'll eventually end up in the warm Week's Bay
who's to say which way is better
the decisions mine at the end of the day

cool, cool waters take me home tell the world to leave me alone cool, cool waters let me roam cool, cool waters take me home

I could sell my soul and do exactly what I'm told
but you know that's not the way that I'm wired
I will follow my heart through the shadows and the dark
cause the sun will shine down on my face
some day

cool, cool waters take me home
tell the world to leave me alone
cool, cool waters let me roam cool, cool waters take me home

let the magnolia trees sweep away my indecision
let me free my mind and let it be oh let it be

cool, cool waters take me home tell the world to leave me alone cool, cool waters let me roam cool, cool waters take me home
Track Name: To and Fro
To and fro his shoulders sway
To the inky waltz of St Joe Bay
Wrapped in the arms of a cypress tree
That won't release him to the sea
They all did call with all their might
Graven eyes in warm torchlight
All suspecting, but never will know
And he waltzes to and fro

Play for me darling, play for me dear
That dark dancin' tune I so long to hear
Make it in three time, draw it sweet and slow
Soothe me now my love, like you did long ago

Listen child, on the midnight wind will blow
A black eerie tune that makes blood run cold
A woman tunes a fiddle and rosins up her bow
And plays his waltz to him as he dances below

Play for me darling, play for me dear
That dark da-ncin' tune I so long to hear
Make it in three time, draw it sweet and slow
Soothe me now my love, like you did long ago

Eyes wide open, steeled and gray
Locked on a dock on the outskirts of the bay
He sees her stare down, foot tappin' as she plays
And mouths silty curses through the nights and the days
Track Name: Voodoo Resurrection
This rhythm will resuscitate, they'll send you back from heaven's gates This walking bass line'll give you legs again
These chords will flow just as though you played 'em like you did before This song will bring you back from the dead

Daddy this is your song, so you'll always
live on
Scattered ashes reassemble with the
crashing of the cymbal
When this melody rings I can almost hear
you sing
With this song, you'll never be gone
Dark and ancient voodoo made with rhythm, rhyme, and who knew That a song could send the soul back to life
Light and sacred prayer in this song of love I share Hello again, sweet Daddy! I have missed you!

It's for you i strum the strings, you're the reason that I sing
Track Name: Sing to You (Arthur's Lullaby)
I hold you in my arms so tight
And rock you sound asleep
I love thee more than life itself
You are the world me

I’ll be here when you wake
sweet dreams my baby child

And I’ll sing to you the sweetest song
Like a bird’s morning call
And I’ll sing to you a song of peace
And I’ll sing to you your song

We’ve traveled long and far my dear
Baby, you look tired
Rest your weary bones my dear
Upon the wild ferns

I’ll be here when you wake
sweet dreams my baby child
Track Name: Those Memories of You
Those memories of you still haunt me
Every night when I lay down
I'll always love you my little darling
Until the day they lay me down

In dreams of you my body trembles
I wake up and call your name
But you're not there, and I'm so lonesome
Without your love I'd go insane

Those memories of you still haunt me
Every night when I lay down
I'll always love you my little darling
Until the day they lay me down

I close my eyes and you're there with me
Your kiss I feel, your face I see
It's not your lips now that drive me crazy
It's just your haunting memory

Those memories of you still haunt me
Every night when I lay down
I'll always love you my little darling
Until the day they lay me down

Until the day they lay me down
Track Name: Haunting Me
You've been haunting me every night, every day
You’ve been haunting me every night, every day
You’ve been haunting me every night, every day
Boy, you invite a soul to lose their way

You make poison I love to taste, In that sirens song you play
The game is one I'll never win, But I don't turn away
I never can afford your love, but when the darkness the falls
The spell sets in and I can’t help but answer to the call

You've been haunting me every night, every day
You’ve been haunting me every night, every day
You’ve been haunting me every night, every day
Boy, you invite a soul to lose their way

Your heart don't beat for me, behind the veil of your dreams
You long for forbidden fruit, no matter it leads
There’s no remorse or consequence in those lying eyes
Bewitched again, my favorite sin, surrender to the night

You've been haunting me every night, every day
You’ve been haunting me every night, every day
You’ve been haunting me every night, every day
Boy, you invite a soul to lose their way
Track Name: Sweet Home
In 1953 my grandpa always said
He wanted to go back and rest his head
Mary was at home while he was away
He wrote to her and this is what he'd say

(Chorus)
I wanna go back to Alabama
I wanna lay underneath a pine
And I wanna go back to Alabama
To that sweet home of mine

Moss in the trees and midnight jubilees
Starlight and the feeling of feeling free
The sounds of the crickets
The crash of the waves
Sunset in the sky at the end of the day

(Chorus)

On his way to Kansas he was thinkin' bout his life
And all the memories that have made it right
He was searching for something that he just can't find
But something always takes him back to this special place of mine

(Chorus)
Track Name: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
I was standing by my window
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw that hearse come rolling
For to carry my mama away

Will that circle be unbroken
By and by Lord by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky Lord in the sky

I went back home my home was lonely
For my mother she was gone
All my brothers sister's crying
for our home was so sad and alone

Undertaker please undertaker
please drive slow
For that body you are hauling
Lord I hate to see her go

Will that circle be unbroken
By and by Lord by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky Lord in the sky