Alderwick

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This album is a collection of poems, memories & reflections all set to music. A demonstration of growth, an understanding of love, life & death. Recorded in analog at Dirt Floor Studios.

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released May 11, 2013

Devin Alderwick Stimson
Vocals, Guitar, Pump Organ, Upright/Electric Bass, Banjo, Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ, Acoustic "Waits" Piano, Saw, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Lyrics, Arranging & Production

Eric Lichter
Pedal Steel Guitar, Baritone Electric Guitar, Mellotron, Celesta, Harmonies, Mixing, Engineering & Production

Dylan Sevey
Percussion & Valuable Contributor

Manny Morales
Trumpet & Flugel Horn

Hannah Fair
Harmonies

Dustin Meadows
Harmonies

MorganEve Swain
Fiddle & Cello

Mike Burke
Mastering

Alex Allaux & Alderwick
Photography/ Album Design

Josie Crosby
Album Layout

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Alderwick Rhode Island

Hey all, I'm Devin, I perform under the moniker of Alderwick. Music has been in my blood since my youth. Bouncing around from different scenes, schools, and venues, I have experienced a lot that has contributed to my musical being. Recently I have recorded my debut album at Dirt Floor studios. This album is just beginning of what could be. ... more

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Track Name: My Queen
The concrete giants are cutting the sky
an immaculate fate between you and I
these paper ponies lifted by flame
burn into nothing, what a shame
Shame

A right of passage to the eternal beyond
get graced by the light and then your gone
to a whole new world that's all yours
from the farthest mountains
to the nearest shores
Shores

I know our paths will cross again
and in our kingdom we will reign
but until then our futures unseen
in the mind of a king
you will always be my queen
Queen
Queen
Track Name: Threshold
I'm at the threshold please let me in
I don't really know where to begin
You're the first one who's made me smile
dear oh dear its been a while
dear oh dear its been a while
dear oh dear its been a while

Take this world on together
we could be like birds of a feather
who's to know unless we try
take to the sunset and
fly fly away
fly oh fly fly away
fly yes we'll fly yes we'll fly
away

I know the past has made you weary
take my hand so you can see clearly
it's up to you all in all
I'd never just pick you up to see you fall
I'd never just pick you up to see you fall
I'd never just pick you up to see you fall


Take this world on together
we could be like birds of a feather
who's to know unless we try
take to the sunset and
fly fly away
fly oh fly fly away
fly yes we'll fly yes we'll fly
away

You're the first one who's made me smile
dear oh dear, it's been a while
don't know where I stand in your world
but you could be the flower to my humming bird
yes you could be the flower to my humming bird
yes you could be the flower to my humming bird
yes you could be the flower to my humming bird
yes you could be the flower to my humming bird

I won't fly fly away
fly oh fly fly away
no no I won't
no I won't
fly away
Track Name: Peregrine
To reflect in a book and watch the world spin
fly upon the wings of the aged peregrine
swoop among the pines dip towards the ground
seek your own prey, bellow a screeching sound
bellow a screeching sound

The call of the wild
is carried on the wind
send your regards
to the aged peregrine
he grants all your wishes
and flies through your dreams
in a matter of moments
you'll forget what you've seen

A bird of myth, beast among legends
he dives and he swoops with impeccable precision
perched atop a birch of magnificent magnitude
watches mountaineers ascend in altitude
ascend in altitude

The call of the wild
is carried on the wind
send your regards
to the aged peregrine
he grants all your wishes
and flies through your dreams
in a matter of moments
you'll forget what you've seen
Track Name: Mountain Song
I'm goin' to the mountain
don't know when I'm comin' back
I'm goin' to the mountain
goin' where my heart won't lack
my baby she left me
for many a reason I'm a sure
my baby she lost me
so she wouldn't get hurt

I'm goin' to the mountain
ain't gonna drown
my sorrow
I'm goin' to the mountain
lookin west for tomorrow
oooh oh

I'm loosin' my mind here
sittin' behind this ole desk
I'm leavin' the city
I'd much rather ramble & jest
I'm puttin' down the whiskey
pickin' up the ole fountain pen
that bottle's gonna miss me
but she's been more than a friend


I'm goin' to the mountain
ain't gonna drown
my sorrow
I'm goin' to the mountain
lookin west for tomorrow
oooh oh
ooh oh
oh
Track Name: Boots
At the foot of his bed
laid the old weathered boots
a few stitches left
after a lifetime of use
they've seen the whole damn world
and tested the bounds of time
connected to his soul/sole
it's the end of the line

the long ramblin' road
who's end is out of sight
the final adventure out
with his boots strapped tight

so he walked to Elysian hall
to dance one last time
boots ready to shuffle
and turn on a dime
if only his sweet willow
would be at his side
his one and only love
his now buried bride

the long ramblin' road
who's end is out of sight
the final adventure out
with his boots strapped tight

so he stumbled up the hill
beneath the old willow tree
looked to the sunset and fell to his knees
he opened his eyes up wide
and took a final breath
boots strapped on tight
with the night came his death

the long ramblin' road
who's end is out of sight
the final adventure out
with his boots strapped tight
with his boots strapped tight
with his boots strapped tight
Track Name: Patchwork
Wait for the parade
to clear the cluttered streets
any notion of pain
dear oh dear
surely will fleet
for time heals all wounds
is what they told me
but my watch is no band-aid
and it's plain to see

it all gets better all in good time
go ahead westward and waste your dime
head to the underground and wash out your dreams
all preconceived plans
will split at the seams

a patchwork of hope
that was started at youth
only enables and allows us all to
know the well known truth
that this is the world we make it
we got one chance to take it
if your souls a restin' then wake it
there's no time

and it's easy to see
if you want to break free
go ahead and follow your dreams
and drop your
phones, guns, plans
words, knowledge, power
envy, greed & weed

cause it all gets better all in good time
go ahead westward and waste your dime
head to the underground and wash out your dreams
all preconceived plans
all preconceived plans
will split at the seams

So get back to the patchwork
show them what you have saved
fly it as a flag
in your own parade
fly away
in your own parade
fly away in your own parade
Track Name: Requiem
Through thick & thin
we made it through
my life is rather different
without you
despite the end of our novel
being so tragic
I realize the finer things
I realize the magic
so thank you for your actions
for then I could not sing
these are words of truth
but from heartache do they ring
one point in time
our friendship will rebuild
but for now it will remain
a slight wave from across the guild
our paths are leading
in various places
where I'm sure we'll find
new lovable faces
for new loves to come
I know this is true
but I wouldn't know love
if it weren't for you

So thank you my dear
for giving me the time
unfortunately your love
it robbed me blind
to the wager we made
so many years ago
although it'll never happen
I'd like you to know
that you are adored
from more then one being
your hand in mine
is still what I'm seeing
it may never be
it very well could
until we know for sure
we'll live life as we should
I know I've said a lot
and I know this is true
but I wouldn't be anywhere
if it weren't for you

I try to tell myself otherwise
but its time to move on
in a series of sorrows
this is my swan song
farewell old love
for I truly do miss
that cold march morning
where we first kissed
and like that
it was over
and like that
I'm relieved
but like a red sock
in the white wash
this heart does still bleed
by now I am gone
just a memory past
but your memory in me
forever it'll last
until we meet again
my old true love
my lost best friend
my returning dove
with an olive branch
in your mouth
the ark is afloat
and we're heading south
so strike the match
set this boat aflame
we're performing a viking funeral
for our beloved game

fare the well
fare the well
fare the well
my love
fare the well
fare the well
fare the well
my love
fare the well
fare the well
fare the well
my love
fare the well
ooh
ooh
ooh
fare the well
Track Name: Bottle
Thrown to the ocean
bound to my fate
just an empty glass bottle
i rattle towards the wake
hurtle through the air
miss the shoreline rocks
sunk to the bottom
by the post of the dock
the ebb & the flow
brought me to shore
to remember the day
you put sand
in my core

What I was made from
is now what I house
memento of a day
for a man and his spouse
sixteen years pass
and I'm high upon the shelf
until a tremor came in
to relinquish my wealth
body in tact
and sand on the floor
rekindled the memory
of the day at the shore
in the time of being idle
life dealt one cruel hand
stripping a wife and child
from the hard working man

For the first time in years
my purpose was served
filled up with liquid
in chance there was thirst
little did I know
I was filled with that potion
one persons medicine
another mans poison
we went for a drive
back to the coast
tippin me back
and fueling his ghost
he swerved and he cried
as he dwelled in the past
I wasn't all to sure
if my liquid
would last

We arrived to the shore
and he stood up on the pier
one lengthy tilt back
and my liquid
disappeared
with a commotion
and a stumble
I remained
tight in his hand
until the rocks at the bottom
caught the young man
his grip
had loosened
and I'd fallen to the ocean floor
until the ebb & the flow
brought me back to shore
until the ebb & the flow
brought me back
to the
shore