Standing Stones

from by Marian Call

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about

A song about the many who built the things that few are remembered for. Everyone leaves their mark.

lyrics

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LYRICS:

We drew nine lines from east to west
We drew nine from north to south
And we stitched our names in concrete veins
Through miles and miles and miles of ground

The solid rock, it does not care
If we scratch our names, if we scab and tear
If we line and spine and grind it
If we dare to try to sign it

But we were here, yes, we were here
Say the spirals and the runes / ruins
Yes, we made beauty, it made sense
Sometimes in our better moments
We were wild and we were wrong
And this is how our portrait's drawn
So sculpt and sketch and sign your own
All we leave are standing stones

We scored the limestone just like so
To map the stars' ascent
To prove we understood the moon,
We left circles where she went

The triangle unlocked for us
To Babel up our towers
And then we wrangled fire and rocketeered
Our sticks back to the stars

Saying we were here, yes, we were here
With the ciphers in the caves
Yes, we made beauty, it made sense
Once a lifetime, we were brave, oh
We were wild and we were wrong
And this is how our portrait's drawn
So sculpt and sketch and sign your own
All we leave are standing stones

The stars have hardly time for us
They'll scatter every sign of us
But my path is mine and I'm drivin' dust
As I find it find it find it
As I dare to try to sign it

But I am here, I am here
That's all I can know
I'll sing it spell it smash it, hell, it's
What my soul is for

But we were here, yes, we were here
And this is how it went
We made beauty, it made sense
And we destroy and we repent because
We were wild and we were wrong
And this is how our judgment's drawn
So sculpt and sketch and sign your own
All we leave are standing stones
All we leave are standing stones

credits

from Standing Stones, released February 24, 2017
Written by Marian Call for Tom B.
Guitars by Scott Barkan
Banjo by Bryan Ray
Bass by Kyle Robarge
Drums by Stephen Bidwell
Cello by Ellen Kilcup
Backing vocals and claps by Mobley, Molly Lewis, Seth Boyer, and members of the Marian Call Donors' Circle
Recorded by Bryan Ray and by Nick Joswick at Sixth Street Studios in Austin, TX with help from intern Austin Kirk
Vocals, Percussion, Keyboards by Marian Call
Edited and Produced by Marian Call and Bryan Ray
Mixed by Bryan Ray
Mastered by Erik Wofford

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Marian Call Alaska

Marian Call loves making music for you. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell meets They Might Be Giants & Regina Spektor for bourbon & laughs. She hails from Alaska but can often be found touring North America and Europe, and she lives on Twitter. Her songs are quirky, geeky, eclectic acoustic confections that taste like vanilla-cinnamon-chipotle something. ... more

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