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released October 1, 2018

Recorded at Sunwood Recording by Chris Ploss, produced by Justin Roeland, and mastered at Rare Form Mastering with Greg Reierson. Band members: songs by Alyssa Duerksen-vocals, guitar, Mike Amadeo-Bass, Justin Roeland-Drums, guitar, Chris Ploss- vocals, keys, Lora Pendleton-vocals, Jessie Gray-vocals, David Resig- Bassoon.

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Lady D and The Shadow Spirits Ithaca, New York

Lady D & the Shadow Spirits plays deeply powerful soulful poetry through the lens of rock, folk, soul and punk music. Their sound is unclassifiable in a sense, they traverse flawlessly between intimacy and expansiveness and somewhere in the middle there is actual magic. ... more

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Track Name: Fatal
I was silent at the table,
Didn’t have much to say,
In the emptiness of loneliness I can’t forget to pray,
For another kind of feeling to take home inside my chest,
One that is brightness,
I feel it in my Breath.

I was standing at the corner of my failure and wins
And I followed the oblivion,
To the home within,
It’s my leader, my power, it takes me to where,
I see all my dreams and I have no
Fear.

I was FATAL, all along, oh my love, oh my friend.
But you had to see the darkness to remove the shroud
From our eyes and our faces we hid in the shadows,
Couldn’t see the darkness as it swept out to sea,
All my destruction may it
Be
Set
Free

But you caught me in the blackness with my teeth upon my skin.
Cut out the rage, rip the wrath from within
And I stood out in the garden let my voice begin to cry,
I teetered on the precipice of truth and lies,
BUT I NEVER MEANT TO HURT YOU with these twisted lines,
And this silver tongue who likes to light a fire,
My scars were my darkness,
My scars dictated,
And my soul couldn’t glow,
Oh my soul couldn’t grow,
Oh I’m wanderin, I’m wanderin to where,
Oh I’m wanderin, I’m wanderin to where,
Oh I’m wanderin, I’m wanderin to where,
I just don’t know.

I WAS ALIVE
All along, oh my love, oh my friend.
Like the huntress in the forest who turned to prey,
I lost my inner beauty somewhere on the way,
Now my heart longs for love that’s solid and true,
It comes from within,
I must
Practice
This
Too.
Track Name: Fooled Me
Turned over my right
Shoulder so I could
See you from five feet away.
Saw your shy smile,
Like an apology.
I saw your red face fall in love.

Trees were dark and cold,
The birds were screaming
Should have been a warning
But it drew us to silence.

We stopped walking, words lost meaning,
So we sat in the snow and we stared
At a future,
No we didn't know,
We didn't know,
We didn't know.

So tell me why you flew towards me
WAS IT TO TRY AND CAPTURE ME?
Wanted to die,
All the weight fell on me.
And you flew through all my boundaries
And you played with the fire that you found in me!

Oh you almost fooled me,
Into thinking my baby was worth leaving.
Oh you, almost fooled me,
Into thinking what I had was worth leaving,
What I had was love,
What I had was love,
What I had was love,
What I had was love.
Track Name: Let it Settle
Get her wet, soaked in rain,
amber field, hazy hills,
Newfield horizon, the NorthEast wind.
This season’s strange.
So drink your drought full again.

The fruit aborts, from the tree.
In the change translucent
the flowers they freeze,
and they fall to the ground,
Her Body is Brown,
Her Language is Green
and the wind holds the secrets She sings.

So wash your soul in the muddy river,
when the current calms it’ll clear.
Let it settle,
let it settle,
let it settle,
let it wash, let it wash your tears.

So how do you wreck, or torture the womb?
She carried you in, She’s your Mother and your tomb,
She’ll hold you forever,
Can you feel it in you?
You are safe with your feet on the ground,
May your bones and your ashes be renewed.

So wash your soul in the muddy river,
when the current calms it’ll clear.
Let it settle,
let it settle,
let it settle,
let it wash, let it wash your tears.

Let it settle,
let it settle,
let it settle,
Let it wash, let it wash, your fears.

Let it settle,
let it settle,
let it settle,
let it wash, let it wash your tears.
Track Name: Silver Screen
We took a ride down the dirt road
In the middle of the night, we were loaded
Not without a worry, not without a care,
Just a bunch of kids in the middle of nowhere.

I was gonna be on the silver screen.
Now you got married and your man ain’t mean.
You said ‘count your blessings our days aren't long’.
Now I’m a traveler with a worried song.

I found my twin in the southern states
His voice shook like a Quaker quakes
He warned me of whiskey and love as a pair,
And that I should sing like no one was out there.

I was gonna be on the silver screen.
Now you’ve gone gray but your cancer’s clean
You counted your blessings cause your days weren’t long,
You are my traveler with a tender song.

My day was a wreck I’d lost my mind
I ran like hell to try to turn back time
Somehow I met you by the skin of my hide,
That was the day when you saved my life.

I was gonna be on the silver screen
You stayed in the city and your lady’s keen
I’ll send out a blessing for the ones who’ve gone,
Don’t be a traveler with a worried song.
Track Name: Milo
A long long time ago,
When the fields lay heavy with the milo,
Honey flowed from the walls in the barn,
My hair was like a wheat field.
There was a skeleton of a cat
And the black dog had just one eye,
Horses ran in the pasture’s maze,
One time you hid in the barn at night.

Yeah those were the days,
I was young and free,
Living my own imaginary,
Ah those were the days
Ah those were the days
Ah those were the days
Ah those were the days

Ridin on the motorbike,
Through fields and dusty roads,
Once you crashed in Africa,
You might of torn your clothes.
You took the head of a snake
With the blunt of your spear,
Malaria got you once or twice,
The devil shook you to tears.

Ah those were the days,
You were young and free,
Living their visionary,
Ah those were the days
Ah those were the days
Ah those were the days
Ah those were the days

Yeah we went on a walkabout,
You were my man of the middle west,
Cried for The Lady Land
When she couldn’t stand the test.
But we both fled the pocket
In the middle of the west,
And every time I think of you
I wish you the best.

Ah those were the days,
We were young and free,
Anything but ordinary,
Ah those were the days
Ah those were the days
Ah those were the days
Ah those were the days

Who gets carried with you
All your life,
All your life
Who gets carried with you
All your life,
All your life,
All your life.
Track Name: Sugar Honey
Oh my sugar honey hi~di~ho
Mamma’s gotta leave her baby now,
The tuggin of the undertow,
You gotta know,
It drags you out.

Oh the heartbeat of the wanderer,
Is never steady or for sure,
But if the lady flies, you see
Her spirit’s travelin free.

Hate is hollow, but love is fine,
Hear the whispers in the gentle night,
Life is singin ‘neath the blue moon shine,
The full Divine it never ends.

I went crawlin on my hands and knees,
Through the fields of grass and yellow change,
Desperate for a life I had to feel,
To make it real and not a lie.

So go on, darlin,
Go on darlin
Shed your sorrow,
Shed the darkness,
See your tomorrow,
Like a bright mornin STAR KISS.

Can you feel it
Can you feel it
Can you feel it
Can you feel it

Oh my sugar honey hi~di~ho
I’m a figure a mirage of gold.
If I’m captured then my heart grows cold,
And all my dreams they start to die.

I am nimble I am wired and worn,
Adorned in fabric I will hide my thorns.
Upon my breast my lover kissed away,
The darker shades of my disguise

So go on, darlin,
Go on darlin
Shed your sorrow,
Shed the darkness,
See your tomorrow,
Like a bright mornin STAR KISS.
Track Name: Get Out
You’re the one here,
I’m out there,
Stuck in the loop of my old fanfare.
Cuts me up,
Drags me out,
My old melody got me down.

Cough it out,
Hold your breath,
It don’t matter which way we step.
Make a move,
Either in or out,
I won’t look back or I might drown.

I’m hiding in my shell,
Get out
Get out
Get out, out of hell,
Slip backwards, I won’t dwell,
Get out
Get out
Get out, out of hell.

MY BODY, IT ACHES,
Sit still, old mistakes,
Legs crossed,
On the floor,
I must move or it hurts more.

Your hate words,
Old pain,
I quit won’t play that game,
Look here,
I see my Love,
My new life
Is my drug,
My new life
Is my drug.

I’m hiding in my shell,
Get out
Get out
Get out, out of hell,
Slip backwards, I won’t dwell,
Get out
Get out
Get out, out of hell
Get out
Get out
Get out, out of hell
Track Name: She Blooms
I became the wind,
Against the willow tree.
Silently, I rest I wait,
To sing in time with thee.
Ahhh
Ahhh

Snake waits in the grass.
By hawk his death may be.
Or he may bathe in sun,
Between the blades in peace.
Ahhh
Ahhh
Ahhh
Ahhh

She blooms, She blooms, She blooms, She blooms
I stared, at the moon,
For a thousand years,
For a thousand years,
She blooms,
She blooms,
In the midnight in the sunrise
And the sunset in the blue skies
Oh the twilight
She blooms
Oh She blooms
Oh She blooms

Shadows from my past,
Like autumn fodder yields,
Buried to the ground,
All in time will heal.
Ahhh
Ahhh
Ahhh
Ahhh

She blooms, She blooms, She blooms, She blooms
I stared, at the moon,
For a thousand years,
For a thousand years,
For a thousand years,
For a thousand years,
For a thousand years.
Track Name: River Flow
I’m working on the inside,
To transform the outside.
Kiss the shadow of my mind,
Let it come to light,
Kiss the shadow of my mind,
Let it come to light.

River flow, oh flow in me, I want to feel, I want to be free.

Use your story as the paint,
Write your good songs with your pain.
Is it colored is it strange,
Is it wilde or is it winged?
I hope it yells
I hope it screams
I hope it tells of brighter things
I hope cries
I hope it soars
Live out your dream
Because it’s yours

If it matters it will grow, heed the language of your soul

River flow, oh river flow in me,
I want to feel,
I want to be free!

I’m working on the inside,
To transform the outside.
Kiss the shadow of my mind,
Let it come to light,
Kiss the shadow of my mind,
Let it come to light,
Let it come to light.
Track Name: The Unknown
I’ve fallen in,
Lost my down,
In the cracks of the stories, where I am bound.
My down fell out,
Grew back scale,
I’m harder this time, cause it hurts to fail.

And we’re all here,
In the “land of the free”
Pity and a shame we wear shackles on our feet.
It’s the money I don’t have, others make up.
Peace that I can’t find,
And the system’s fucked.

So who has control, of my belly not full?
The poison we’re breathin in is in our soil,
It’s in our soil,
That’s right, I said, what’s terrifying,
Let’s go back to the mundane,
Let’s go back to the boring.

The rain moved in,
Paused the neighborhood din,
Clouds hung low and heavy in the Spring.
It’s gonna get hot,
But I feel so cold,
Gotta keep on moving
Keep a handle on my soul.

Shall I open the door, to the deep waters of old?
See what unfolds,
In the unknown
In the unknown
In the unknown
Track Name: I am the Land
I am the furthest ocean, I am the Sea.
Kill me kill me quiet, you won’t let me be.
I roll and I move your land from my hips,
I will shed the horror you hide in my depths.

Love me, Love me,
I am The Land.
Love me, Love me
So sayeth the Sea

I am the lady, I am the wife.
I married the farmer, I took on the strife.
The rain decides the harvest, the hand takes it in
Oh we bless the bounty no matter how thin.

Love me, Love me,
I am The Land.
Love me, Love me
So sayeth the Soil

I am the Shaman that was killed by the hand.
They shot me for love, my money my land!
The trees have a spirit their veins sing a song,
Felled they lay silent to be heard no more.

Love me, Love me,
I am The Land.
Love me, Love me
So sayeth the Trees

Tree song, SING LOUDLY!

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