Empty Sky, Quiet Mind

by Life Like Water

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released December 1, 2017

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Life Like Water Asheville, North Carolina

Life Like Water is the brainchild of David Matters and is a musical response to a radical shift in awareness.

Together, with his bandmate Megan Drollinger as well as a rotating cast of talented players, Life Like Water has developed a sound that straddles the edges of contemporary folk and traditional music from around the world.
This music contains elements to fit almost anyone's taste.
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Track Name: Into the Dust
How does one explain that the answers teach nothing at all
Questions in place serve to cradle the truth as it falls

Out of the dust it came
Into the dust you know it will return

Lessons in learning leave minds free to give and receive
Memories like scars leave the impressions that live in our speech

Out of the dust it came
Into the dust you know it will return
Track Name: The Grove
I found my way into the grove
And now I know just where it goes
The roots in the ground hold my bones
The birds in the trees sing my soul

The mirror reflects all that's shown
If water is still the moon is shown
The mind like a river knows no home
But stillness i found inside that grove

The sunlight it shines upon all things
Without any thought of loss or gain
The morning it comes and we can see
The natural flow of night to day
Just as I let go I receive
The heart of this truth inside of me
Track Name: Empty Sky, Quiet Mind
She was born of autumns revery
Body warm as copper kettle steam
Eyes of honey, earth and evergreen
Locks of twisted serpent dreams

Conscience clear as watermelon rind
Heart a swollen sweet potato vine
Here and now she chases fireflies
Empty sky, a quiet mind

Empty sky, a quiet mind
Clouds of thought dissolve in rhymes
Empty sky, a quiet mind

She reflects a vast simplicity
Singing songs with natures symphony
A child lives the sacred mystery
With muddy boots and scarlet cheeks

Conscience clear as watermelon rind
Heart a swollen sweet potato vine
Here and now she chases fireflies
Empty sky, a quiet mind

Empty sky, a quiet mind
Clouds of thought dissolve in rhymes
Empty sky, a quiet mind
Track Name: Heaven and Earth
Far away from the harvest
The ground contains out greatest need
A tiny shell that cracked and fell wed heaven and earth through a seed

Long before gestation
The body holds what no one sees
A spark that hides somewhere inside wed heaven and earth through a dream

Far away from the mother
The child longs for things unseen
We cut our ties and get lost so to find and wed heaven and earth at the seam

Long before reaction
The act is born of thoughts so deep
The mind that's blind to the breathless time sets heaven and earth out of reach
Track Name: What Does It Mean
Some may ask what do you mean
When they hear but are not told
But verse is like a mountain stream
Without a drink it's hard to know

Fruit falls from the vine
But only when it's ready
These words they are not mine
They come when hearts are steady

I can't speak to what is right
Only that which makes me sing
But a song is like the warmth of day
You need not ask what does it mean

Fruit falls from the vine
But only when it's ready
These words they are not mine
They come when hearts are steady

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