Sweet Martha

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released June 24, 2014

Recording/Mixing by Michael Martin of TwoSeam. Vocals, Bradley Rader, Kaitlyn Mrasek, Hallie Richardson.

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Sweet Martha Kansas City, Missouri

We are a Kansas City based group doing what we love. Our music is all about those sweet harmonies.

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Track Name: Painting Days
Came unglued again
All my wishing was in vain
The reasons why escaped sometimes
I'm foundered in my room

Paintin days are gone
All my toils and I've moved on
No pride, no shame, still know my own name
And that you love me still

Oooh
Track Name: Otis Run
Extol in the rising sun
Feign to have done no wrong
But this boy, he's from Otis Run
And he's fettered deep by the devil

He prays, God should quell his fate
On this road, unfamilar face
So come, all good Christian men
Don't take Otis Run from him

Oh, Maddie Rose says she wants me to
Come lay down with me tonight
Starve the candlelight
Oh won't you be my own
Won't you hold me til we die

Extol in the rising moon
In the malady of a lullaby
And the moss strums the hymn of his loving death
Oooh

So come, all good Christian men
And all fearful songs of hate
His ghost, whispers loving ways
In the bottoms of Otis Run

Oh, Maddie Rose says she wants me to
Come lay down with me tonight
Starve the candlelight
Oh won't you be my own
Won't you hold me til we die

Oooh
Track Name: Jasper Turnbow
Swing low, Jasper Turnbow
It's a long march back from hangman's rope
If you get low, low, low
Patriots die at sunrise
As the chicory burns in the fire's light
If you get low, low, low

Sign me up, send me over the mountains
And down through the valleys, to the south's cotton kingdom
It's well worth my body in the ground

Stay low, Jasper Turnbow
It's a long way back from where you'll go
If you get low, low, low
They'll turn you down off of Culpepper's bridge
Where moonlight leads the fallen home
It's not too late, we'll hold this line
And find our way back home again

Then they yelled all get down, all get down
For your treacherous wiles, we will cast a speedy trial
And with bastions sieged, we've bled you wicked thieves
It's the price for the lives, of the free yet torturous plight, of the south

And I will say, that "he loved with conviction"
That "with shells all around us, he braved the broken lines"
That "his love, oh his love, it saved us all from the south"
Track Name: 42
Breathe out, hadn't a chance to forget you yet
But only the lonely need something to hold on
Stand straight, you tried really hard to complete the words
That only the lonely have ever been kin to

Deep thought, show me the meaning of all that surrounds
Why only the lonely have ever been lied to
Hold fast, hold for that moment when all that surrounds
And only the lonely find beauty not contrast

Breathe in, morning has come, night's not a stranger
I've asked him here, please don't go, please don't go
Breathe in, all that surrounds, making us strangers
We've tried this once before, it didn't work out the way we were told
Track Name: Brazen Tarts
Brazen tarts and broken hearts
Amass my empty bed
Alone in my bed again
With noone to call

Drama queens and hometown dreams
Left me far behind
At odds with my plight again
And I'm losing ground

All at once a chorus sings
Our folly called a show
"We'll be back soon, all in good time"

Football stars don't play guitars
Unless they're wanting to breed
A hovel of jilts perform
A vain comic gag

Proper nouns and make-upped clowns
And bowties spinning like tops
A frenzy of mouths parade
But not making sense

All at once a chorus sings
It's foolish, but it works
I don't know where to go from here
But stop me please from making you laugh