Songs From Bonnett House

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Songs from Bonnett House was written and recorded in Bonnett House, an 1840s house in Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada, during the winter months of 2015.

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released February 25, 2017

Produced by Bonnett House
Recorded by Bill Preeper at Bonnett House
*except drums on "Broken Birds" recorded by Tim Davidson
at Ripple Effect Music
Mixed by Bill Preeper at Bonnett House with additional production, mixing and mastering by Tim Davidson at Ripple Effect Music
Art direction design and photos by www.jessicarhayedesign.com

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Bonnett House Saint John, New Brunswick

Bonnett House is both the name of a trio and the house in which the group’s first album was recorded. Band members are Sandy MacKay, Clinton Charlton and Bill Preeper.

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Track Name: Broken Birds
i cannot fly, I could not fly
only the light may gravity cheat and I
landed hard upon the stones, and it
broke the bones in both my feet

I spent 6 month locked inside
while healed the bones and raged my heart
the oxycontin burned my brain
and loneliness tore my soul apart

I cannot walk on these broken birds
if I cannot fly, if they cannot bear me
come other feet, come other wings
come lift, wheel, love, come carry me

when I returned to Terra's firm, i
thought that life could begin again but
every step like a dagger shot to
fill each step with fire and pain

i lie beneath a painting green
i lie beneath a weeping sky
on the bed of stone that brought me home
i'm ready now to fall and fly

I cannot walk on these broken birds
if I cannot fly, if they cannot bear me
come other feet, come other wings
come lift, wheel, love, come carry me

dragonfly, linnet, lark, mosquito
look crow albatross, sparrow seagull
bat, gnat, paramedic, chickadee
mourning dove, angel, eagle...

I will fall into darkness that light I may rise
come darling kiss my closing eye
will fall into darkness that light i may rise,
pogue ma hone and kiss my closing eye

i cannot fly, i could not fly...
Track Name: Come Whenever I Call
I came down the mountain,
to give my horn a blow
thought I heard that pretty little mis say
"yonder comes my beau.."

Rode in with the Buckskin Boys,
by Commander Cohen
"pardon me" he said quietly
"I believe your love is showing."

the mountain girls were sweet,
the valley girls are fine
I met this smart and pretty little miss
and I had to make her mine

Petite Marie de la Bois
sweeter than you all
the reason i love the girl I love
she comes whenever I call

comes whenever I call, comes whenever I call
reason i love the girl I love
she comes whenever I call

if you see me coming,
you better step aside
walking like i'm 9 feet tall
i'm aching for my bride

met her in the summertime
got married in the fall
the reason i love the girl I love
she comes whenever I call

comes whenever I call, comes whenever I call
reason i love the girl I love
she comes whenever I call

Lost out on the river
waves a crashing over
freezing in the water
sent a prayer out to my lover

she leapt from bed and in her gown
she pulled me from the squall
the reason i love the girl I love
she comes whenever I call

comes whenever I call, comes whenever I call
reason i love the girl I love
she comes whenever I call
Track Name: Help You If I Can
An angel found her drunk one dark and windless day
she said "i have been sent along to guide you one your way"
she "there is a guiding light, there is a great i am,
and I was sent to find you and help you if i can"

he asked her for a bottle a needle or a dram
a pipeful of tobacco or a firm and loving hand
she said "those are of the body that you have left behind
and you are trapped between two worlds
your passions make you blind"

She said "i have been sent here to lead you off to heaven,
to lead you to a gate of light where you may be forgiven"
He said to her "I don't believe that they will me forgive,
here in this middle kingdom determine I to live"

he asked her for a bottle a needle or a dram
a pipeful of tobacco or a firm and loving hand
she said "those are of the body that you have left behind
and you are trapped between two worlds
your passions make you blind"

She said "i have been sent here to open up your eyes
I will repeat these words to you util you realize
I will return each passing day, there is a master plan
I will return to find you and help you if I can"

and I asked her for a bottle, a needle or a dram
a pipeful of tobacco, or a firm and loving hand
but those were of the body, that I had left behind
andI was trapped between two worlds
my passions made me blind"

she said I will return each passing day, there is a master plan,
I will return to find yu to help you if i can,
I will return to find yu to help you if i can