The Perseids

by The Lovely Few

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The first in a series dedicated to various meteor showers.


released April 10, 2012

Alan Davis- trumpet, flugelhorn, glockenspiel.
Kate Mewborne- vocals, autoharp, synth.
Mike Mewborne- vocals, guitars, piano, Rhodes, synth, programming, drums, percussion.
with Kenny McWilliams- guitars, bass, synth.
David Sease- programming advisor.
Dan McCurry- noise samples.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kenny McWilliams at Archer Avenue Studio, Columbia, SC, June and July 2011.

Produced by Kenny McWilliams and Mike Mewborne.

Art by Ben Walker.

Music by The Lovely Few.

Hearts and Plugs. H&P 002.

Special thanks to Hill of the Lord Church, Dan McCurry, Nick Jenkins, Alicia Jo Rabins, Slaven Garaj, Dejan Vinkovic, Pat Wright Photography, Punch Richardson, David Sease, and Ben Walker for their help getting this project off the ground. Thanks to everyone who has purchased this record- you help us to continue to make music, and it is appreciated.


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The Lovely Few Columbia, South Carolina

The Lovely Few explores the sonic space between ancient history and a sci-fi future. The group began in 2006 in Columbia, SC, and is fronted by Mike Mewborne. Featuring Kate Mewborne, Alan Davis, Phil Windsor, Ben Walker, and Joe Stillwell.

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Track Name: Smoke in the Field
I took you out
we went by my parents house
all this to see
I knew then that you loved me

We all laid down
wrapped in blankets on the ground
cotton moonlight
smoke in the field, my passing life

Where did you go?
Did you see me as you flew?
I was angry,
had my doubts love ever existed

And breakfast when it's done
that is when I was young
we're watching westerns on
the tv in the morning

The sheriff's got his man
a gun is in his hand
it's justice, it's a plan
you leave me every morning
Track Name: Bouncing Off the Atmosphere
Track Name: This One
Come and tell me why what I want to hear
is so hard to say. What's in it for you?
Just make the words that I'm looking for
if you can afford and your tongue's a sword.

Come and tell me why patience is the thing
you are faithful with to call me on.
Can the heavens be if they’re anything
but good to me?

Come and tell me why what I want to do
still isn’t true. Is it me or you?
I feel the pull of gravity
but the atmosphere keeps resisting me.

Come and tell me which one I should choose.
Is it this one or that one?
I want efficiency
a garden with no watering

See the rainfall golden
feel the heavens movement
celestial bodies
silver and golden

This on, and that one
This one or that one
Track Name: Cassiopeia
A white tiger, no one can compare to me
It’s effortless, I am just the seated queen

In the heavens you overheard my boasting mouth
black tortoise shell, my secrets are pouring out

The purple forbidden, I had to have a little peek
My daughter suffers, giving her up to the deep

Now I’m waiting in the shadow
Everything will come to light
Though I will be consumed surely
I am tired on the night

I don’t want to feel the darkness of space
Track Name: Swift-Tuttle
Track Name: Cosmonaut, or the Tunguska Event
What moves in the sky?
Blue pillar of light
slow ominous flight

The trees all laid low

Awake from a dream
Pushed by the unseen
We cried to our fathers
Then I saw the wonder
Make way for the fire

Its courses they flew
The sky split in two
The smell of the burning wood
Track Name: Scanning
Track Name: Intrepid
Stop it’s scary here and i’m not sure the morning’s ever gonna come
you frighten me you are the voice i feel but i never see
hide anywhere everywhere you’re far away and i am here
you know it though your spirit is above the water and my soul

will you come down?

Invite me to the mountaintop a ladder down to meet with you
Sandal with wings carry me I have a helper found in thee
I build a frame, I found a stone, I do not read but write my name
Brave on my feet you ask me if I’m worried but should I be?

When you come down?
Track Name: Gorgon
the beauty, the horror
the waiting for tomorrow
a church pew, please ignore
the awful earned sorrow

the fault and the credit
the blame and the arrested
a victim, the merit
the vision we contested

the anger, the fire
the cold and distant luster
a serpent, a liar
the truth we try to muster

the coral dried unyielding
the mineral unforgiving
a tale that's retelling
desire to keep on living

the sisters, the sharing
the warrior menagerie
a look in that glaring
the mirror, the injury

the silver, the swift sword
the blood on the sandy shore
a delay on the chord
avoiding what we're looking for

look at me, not me through me
Track Name: Visitors
Track Name: Perseus
family magnificent
meteoric and the permanent

story that we did invent
where is it that your children went

worldliness has left you bent
but it is all just pretend

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