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"Fools, you go about and see the kingdoms of the earth, and are liberal and wise and cosmopolitan, which is all that the devil can give you — all that he could offer to Christ, only to be spurned away. I am doing what the truly wise do. When a child goes out into the garden and takes hold of a tree, saying, ‘Let this tree be all I have,’ that moment its roots take hold on hell and its branches on the stars. The joy I have is what the lover knows when a woman is everything. It is what a savage knows when his idol is everything ... I have a city."

- G.K. Chesterton
The Napolean of Notting Hill, 1904

recorded 2011-2012

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released January 30, 2012


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Chapeau Toronto, Ontario

Est. 1999
Ontario, Canada

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Track Name: Crokinole
Drawn to the centre
Pulled to the middle
Down in the navel
Deep in the marrow

At the centre of all things
Is a hole
And at the bottom of the hole
Heaven knows...

Caught in the vortex
Torn in the focus
Twenty points at the nexus
Cynosure omphalos

Over the horizon
Is a hole
And at the bottom of the hole
Track Name: Crypt of the Arrow
All curled up
Coiled in a shell
Sinking down in spiral night time

All spun 'round
And wound up tight
Nestled in the darkness of primal depths

All entangled
Twisted and entwined
These ancient sylvan cryptic roots

All is moisture
Shadow and earth
The dream - a cistern; the swirling fount
Track Name: The Bowl
The bowl was not blue, I believe it was white
But the bowl appeared blue in the absence of light
And if there's difference between belief and sight
It makes no difference to me
Track Name: E.O.A.
Two falcons
And a panther
E.O.A. educated
Track Name: Huron Carol
'Twas in the moon of wintertime
When all the birds had fled
That mighty Gitchi Manitou
Sent angel choirs instead

Before their light the stars grew dim
And wandering hunters heard the hymn

Christ your king is born
Jesus is born
In excelsis gloria
Track Name: Weather
Far away
But always just as near
All around
Everywhere and here

Wind and rain
Wind and rain and trees
Trees in rain
Rain like falling leaves

And if you're going
I'll be followin'
And if you're coming
I know where you've been

Wind and rain
Wind and rain and trees
Trees and rain
Rain and wind and me

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