Love and Change

by Todd Warner Moore

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Mixed & Mastered by Oliver Wagner at SoundTheoryLab, Taiwan

Nick Hilditch: Album Cover Art

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released April 19, 2019

Todd Warner Moore: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Leah Hart: Vocals
Michael Kentish: Vocals
William Stewart: Viola, Violin
Roberto Diana: Dobro. Baritone Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Daniel González: Cello
Issar Shulman: Double Bass

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What if they're just constructs?
If it comes
From within?
Our thoughts may seem like rocks
But a river runs everything thin

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Track Name: Song Universal
With a pen made of reed
And this Indian sable ink
I could write you a song
Every ringing word distinct

But I've just got this pen
With a chewed up broken end
In this book I hold
Scratched the lines
beside the fold

Oh and the scenes all play
Oh through the wayward days

But here
Here is my song
To you
I deliver
And here
Here is my song
To you the receiver

Though it's poor
What I sing
From the fountain
Of my heart to you
Is a song universal
That echoes between us
And all that we hear

I could sing you a song
To the clearest
Bells I’ve found
And my voice would resound
In the sweetest honey sound

But my throat has aged
Like the wood of my guitar
Seasoned by strong winds
Where tallest trees
Are scarred

Oh and the scenes all play
Oh through the wayward days

But here
Here is my song
To you
I deliver
And here
Here is my song
To you the receiver

Though it's poor
What I sing
From the fountain
Of my heart to you
Is a song universal
That echoes between us
And all that we hear
Track Name: Golden Life
They're
Swimming
Up the stream
They've become
Their own
worst enemies
Hold themselves
Back from a

Golden life
Golden life
Golden life
Golden life

Their children
Hide and play
How they fill up
Every single day
Fascinated by this

Golden life
Golden life
Golden life
Golden life

We're only
On this Earth
A flash
And we see
A world on fire
But through the smoke
We see
What she deserves
What he deserves
What they deserve
A golden life

Don’t let them
Tell you how
It’s a hopeless
Helpless world
When you
Hold the keys
To a

Golden life
Golden life
Golden life
Golden life
Track Name: Everybody Sings
The bombs are still exploding
In the hearts of some
In this city full of rain.
Old women sell their flowers
In the underground
But no one has the time today.
And these crumbling walls
Tell a million variations
Of the subtlest tones of gray.

But when the wintertime
Exits stage
And the Springtime comes
In a slow parade.
I don’t know
Where they all come from
But their hearts transform
Underneath the sun.

It’s just so beautiful,
To be right here.
Like some strange musical,
Where everybody sings,
In their dreams,
Everybody sings,
In their dreams.

Conversations trickle
Down the café’ walls
Into a reservoir
Of words.
The rattling of dice
Comes from
A group of Greeks
Gathered ‘round
The backgammon board.
And the eyes of the boys
Follow cotton-skirted women
Taking shelter
From the Springtime rain.

But when the wintertime
Exits stage
And the Springtime comes
In a slow parade.
I don’t know
Where they all come from
But their hearts transform
Underneath the sun.

It’s just so beautiful,
To be right here.
Like some strange musical,
Where everybody sings,
In their dreams,
Everybody sings,
In their dreams.

The shop windows are closing
And the street lamps
Open their eyes
Into the night.
The lovers buy the flowers
From the old women
And return back to their hives.
For tonight, they will sleep
In a cluster-cloud of lilies
Far and high above
The castle walls.

But when the wintertime
Exits stage
And the Springtime comes
In a slow parade.
I don’t know
Where they all come from
But their hearts transform
Underneath the sun.

It’s just so beautiful,
To be right here.
Like some strange musical,
Where everybody sings,
In their dreams,
Everybody sings,
In their dreams.
Track Name: Wide Open
Light on the trail
Where the snails
And the snakes
Are awake
And the butterflies
Blur through the shade
Of the tropical trees

Climb to the
Top of the hill
The insufferable heat
Under clouds
Then the breeze
And the boats
Going out to sea

And the sea
Is wide open
With a peek
Into what
Everything
Could be

And the sea
Is wide open
With a peek
Into what
Everything
Could be
Track Name: Right on Time
Couldn’t have known
We would ever discover
This waterfall love
That runs and it runs

This island we live on
breathes and exhales
When the last petal falls
Another’s begun

Our flowers of fire
the push and the pull
Beyond our control
Is what makes
Us whole

We are right on on
time for this love

We walk through
the city
Find somewhere to eat
The LCD screens
ATM machines

A wrecking ball falls
A deafening sound
A blur of red cabs
as they speed through the town

Cut through the crowd
Millions of souls
Holding your hand
To the push and the pull

We are right on on
time for this love

We are right on on
time for this love

could not believe
We would ever discover
This waterfall love
That runs
Track Name: See That Way
When you start to feel
Like nothin' is real
Like you walk through a dream

Remember thousands of years
They’ve been thinking
‘Bout this very thing

Could you believe
With a shell
To your ear
You would hear
The real sea?

That you could
Fly through the air
With the wind
In your hair
So free

Suspend your belief
When you look into
The unseen

You gotta see that way
If you wanna walk
Through this dream

Have you ever felt
That this limitless love
Was too much to take?

Well it will always grow
In unbounded flow
Though it aches

It holds all the stars
That twinkle afar
As they hover in space

From those faraway places
To the intricate trace
In your face

Suspend your belief
And look into
The unseen

You gotta see that way
If you wanna walk
Through this dream

Suspend your belief
And look into
The unseen

You gotta see that way
If you wanna walk
Through this dream
Track Name: Love and Change
Left his family
For a new love
Then returned
To an empty house
Never thought
How quickly
Everything
Could turn

She fled from a
House of pain
Then saw the face
Of an old flame
And the trail
Behind her
Burned beside the bay

Running from something
Running to someone
The movement all the same

We could say
Love and change
How they bond
And separate
We could say
Love and change
Are the waterwheels
Of each day

Attraction repulsion
The essence of these
forces
The marriage divorce
That flow
From one source

Clutch the embers
Of the ash
To the pulse of the city
Indifference and pity
All flow from
Love and change

Running from something
Running to someone
The movement all the same

We could say
Love and change
How they bond
And separate
We could say
Love and change
Are the waterwheel
Of each day
Track Name: Goodbye on a Sunny Day
When they first met,
it was always dark,
When it was day,
there were thunderclouds,
For the bough to break,
it was only a matter of time.
She’d stay over,
see daylight break,
But on that street,
was a funeral wake,
For the bough to break,
it was only a matter of time.
They met in the park
by the old gazebo.
That’s when she said goodbye,
‘she’d go, oh oh,

Goodbye on a sunny day,
Brightens all the shadows
In a beautiful way,
As he’s talking to her,
she can see him fading away.

The hours passed,
he glanced at his watch,
She asked if he
had to be somewhere,
He unfastened his watch
and tossed it off
into the lawn.
Time rolled on
and still they talked,
for nothing’s ever
cut and dry,
And nothing’s as rare
as a short and painless goodbye.
They met in a park
by the old gazebo.
That’s when he said goodbye,
he’d go, oh oh,

Goodbye on a sunny day,
Brightens all the shadows
In a beautiful way,
As he’s talking to her,
She can see him fading away.

Goodbye on a sunny day,
Brightens all the shadows
In a beautiful way,
As she’s talking to him,
She can see her fading away.
Track Name: When Stones Float
This stone in your hand
Coffee sweet swirl
From millions of years
Long before we arrived
And after we’re gone will reside
In the river of time

This stone in your hand
Makes all of these fears
Seem like specks
In a darkened starless sky
So minute to
This stone that resides
In the river of time

It’s all right
It’s okay
Light the way
Through the grey
It’s all right
It’s okay
When stones float
They lead the way

This stone in my hand
Could teach us more
Than the thousands of books
All the lectures from
Finest minds can’t compare
To this stone
In the river of time

These stones in our hands
This gradual thought
That our lives are on loan
While we mutter and moan
We’re so small to
This stone that
Resides in the river of
Time time time

It’s all right
It’s okay
Light the way
Through the grey
It’s all right
It’s okay
When stones float
They lead the
Way way way

It’s alright
It’s okay
When stones float
The lead the way
Track Name: Kiss Each Day
We don’t dine
At the finest spots
In this great town
The only time we go
To the Opera
Is when we walk right by

We’ve got DVDs
Or we download
Some silly film
And watch our favourite scenes a dozen times.
Some would say our lives are boring.
But I can’t even think of any other way
I’d kiss each day into the other.

I play my songs, with this old warped guitar
That you’ve heard
A hundred times
Or even more

But every word rings out in a different way,
And they always sing
The stories of our days
Some would say our lives are boring.
But I can’t even think of any other way
I’d kiss each day into the other.
Track Name: Too Late
They say the only
constant thing
Is change
Shadows at noon

We think we're
standing still
But clinging to leaves
translucent cocoons

She often tells him
He has changed
But surely both
have lost their way

They're ships
Passing at night
Under light
Of a crescent moon

And it's
It's too late
When they look away
Everything
They thought they knew
Has all been rearranged

And it's
Too late
Too late
All that they been through
Makes those memories
So strange

But far off
In her eyes
There is a flame
From ages ago

Their faces
May have changed
Their eyes are the same
Dark jewels in the snow

And all the things
They can’t let go

And all the ways
Won't outgrow

To be there
One more time
Just for now
To entwine and float

And it's
It's too late
After they look away
Everything
They thought they knew
Has all been rearranged

And it's
Too late
Too late
All that they been through
Makes those memories
So strange

And it's
Too late
Too late
Everything
They thought they knew
Has all been rearranged
Track Name: Move In
Well they paint the face
Of this brand new place
With every new thing
They acquire.
Earthen tones
Seem to warm a home
Like the clay
Found in a fire.

Dye those chairs,
Put a table there,
Let the sun spill in the room,
And when the evening comes,
Stand on the roof,
See the skyline and the moon.

When they move in,
Yeah, they really move in,
Hearts and eyes,
Familiar compromise.

Clouds in the rearview mirror,
But it’s sunny ahead,
With occasional showers.

When everything’s a slate,
It’s all there to create,

It all comes down
To how you use the space.

Stainless steel,
Got a shiny feel,
Wooden blinds
From the window sill,
Restless thoughts,
And Pans and pots,
Awaiting for a meal,

Got a TV hanging
From the corner ceiling
And it’s trying not to protrude,
Garden chairs,
A flight of stairs,
A candle for the mood.

When they move in,
Yeah, they really move in,
Hearts and eyes,
Familiar compromise.

Clouds in the rearview mirror,
But it’s sunny ahead,
With occasional showers.

When everything’s a slate,
It’s all there to create,

It all comes down
To how you use the space.

When it starts to bloom,
Every single room
Has a personality.
Chairs relate, coordinate,
Around a hardwood symphony.

It’s a beautiful thing,
When it starts to sing,
And windows take on wings.
Move the room,
With new perfume
Of possibility.

When they move in,
Yeah, they really move in,
Hearts and eyes,
Familiar compromise.

Clouds in the rearview mirror,
But it’s sunny ahead,
With occasional showers.

When everything’s a slate,
It’s all there to create,

It all comes down
To how you use the space.
Track Name: Right as Rain
Right as Rain
Todd Warner Moore

Waking in morning,
Still thick in dreams.
Anything can happen
In this space between two states,
And we are right as rain,
On the first day of our love.
Let's make some French toast,
Coffee and green tea,
Every drop of morning a departure
From the past
And we are right as rain,
On the first day of our love.

The sleepy smile, the messy hair,
The way you ease yourself into the day,
And I am as sure as I ever could be.

Under the madness of the marketplace,
Underneath the frantic faces,
A way of grace in space
Where it's all right as rain
On the first day of our lives.

We just accepted each situation,
As something we had chosen,
Not just happened,
And we saw that it's all right as rain,
On the first day of our lives.

Instead of falling all to pieces
What if everything comes together
Way down beneath a turbulent sea?

Instead of falling all to pieces
What if everything comes together
Way down beneath a turbulent sea?

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