The White Eagle

by Cotton

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J. Han - Singing, Guitar, Organ and Casio
Shannen Hansen - Singing, Floor Tom and Cabasa
Sam Gray - Tenor Saxophone

Stephen Steinbrink - Singing on "Knot"
Calvin Johnson - Singing on "Knot"

All song made up by J. Han

Produced by Calvin Johnson (w/ Shannen Hansen)
Recorded Mixed and Mastered at Dub Narcotic Studio
from June 10 to June 13, 2014
Mixed by Calvin Johnson and Ephriam Nagler
Mastered by Ephriam Nagler

This record is dedicated to Christopher Hinzmann, Arun, Riley Holland, John Vecchiarelli and my parents

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released 14 December 2014

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Track Name: Seasons of the Heart
I take a shovel and put it into the ground
I dig a hole until I am too far down

and from the moment that it starts
to the end when we must part
oh to the seasons of our hearts

The sound of rolling thunder echos the rain
The tears in her eyes mirror my pain

and from the moment that it starts
to the end when we must part
oh to the seasons of our hearts

The leaves on the tree turn from green to brown
They fall one by one onto the cold cold ground

and from the moment that it starts
to the end when we must part
oh to the seasons of our hearts
Track Name: A Darkness I Have Known
To sit alone
To sing songs until I no longer feel right or wrong
Until I am six feet under and my spirit has flown

To die alone
Only to be reborn more alive than before
Like a caterpillar transformed and nothing more

A star is born
Out of the dust, out of the gas, out of the debris a mass is formed
A light so bright that it can guide a sailor to a shore

To drink alone
To numb the pain, to lessen the horror that one day I will be
as I once was before
A silence so vast, a darkness as dark as the depths below

To live alone
To be nothing but the air I breathe and the words I'm about to flow
No different than the sea, the trees and the breeze that blows
No different than the birds, the bees and the flowers that grow
Track Name: Green
I like sailing on a boat
I like swimming in a moat
I like leering at girls like a goat

I like wearing my green coat
I like doing the dead man's float
and I like how you float my boat

(I like green)

I like girls who are young and lean
I like girls who are old and mean
I like girls who love to make a scene

I like to lay on my big soft bed
I like to have a place to hang my head
and I like to pretend that I am dead

(I like green)

I like to smoke the color green
I know you know just what I mean
and I like the idea of not being a machine

I like the creatures that come out at night
I like the ghouls that cause a fright
and I like to hear the birds sing with dawn's light
with dawn's light
Track Name: Lilium
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back to the likes of you
You were so hard to swallow
You were so hard to swallow
You were so hard to swallow
I swear it's the truth

You and your tomorrows
You and your tomorrows
Sweet lies you wish would come true
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back to the likes of you

No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back to the likes of you
I used to beg, steal and borrow
I used to beg, steal and borrow
I used to beg, steal and borrow just for a kiss from you

Oh, how I used to wallow
Oh, how I used to wallow
Oh, how I used to wallow in it, it's true
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back to the likes of you

No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back to the likes of you
Parting was such sorrow
Parting was such sorrow
It was so hard to say goodbye to you

There'll be no more tomorrows
There'll be no more tomorrows
There'll be no more tomorrows to look forward to
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back to the likes of you

No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back to the likes of you

No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back
No I ain't never going back to the likes of you
Track Name: Little Bird
Fly down, fly down
Little bird, come down
and sing a lullaby with me

Lay down, lay down
Little bird, lay down
and won't you bless me with your company

Don't frown, don't frown
Little bird, don't frown
it breaks my heart to see you lost in misery

The wet ground, the wet ground
Little bird, the wet ground
is saturated with the tears I've cried for thee

So get down, get down
Little bird, get down
and shake your tail feathers to the beat

Slow down, slow down
Little bird, slow down
there's no reason for you to rush to your destiny

Cast out, cast out
Little bird, cast out
the demons that seek to destroy your peace

Fly south, fly south
Little bird, fly south
to where the sun shines and hangs like a wreath

to where the sun shines and hangs like a wreath

to where the sun shines and hangs like a wreath
Track Name: Rustling Trees
When I get up in the mornin'
I groan, I cuss and I seethe
I wish I was a rich man
With acres of rustling trees

When I drink my coffee
I take a little sugar and cream
One foot in front of the other
I carry my sweet misery

Sometime I imagine myself
on a boat with a sail and a breeze
and you are there with me

Sometimes I imagine the both of us
facing each other on our knees
and you still think fondly of me

When I return in the evening
I lay myself down to sleep
All the wolves start a howlin'
and they begin to circle around me
Track Name: One Day I Will DIe
I opened my eyes
I looked up into the sky
That's when I realized
Oh God, one day I will die

All the words
That I use just to get
Oh just to get by
When did I turn into a lie

Oh God
One day
I will die

Oh God
One day
I will die

All the promises
That I made
Just so I could lay by
Oh lay by your side

All the thoughts
That I still crave
Just so I can feel like
Feel like I am alive

Oh God
One day
I will die

Oh God
One day
I will die

Oh God
One day
I will die
Track Name: Crack Whore
I sing songs about hobos
When I paint pictures
I paint pictures of elbows

I don't care about
what you may know
So please just give me some room
For my toes to wiggle

I take baths
With the lights low
I don't own a t.v.
But I own a crystal

When I'm high
I like to whistle
When I'm low
I like to drink
and shoot off my pistol

I take the bus
To get to where I go
When I get to where I go
I still don't know

Why I got out of bed
In the first place
Only to find myself
Standing here, in last place

Now I can carry on
Just like a crack whore
Whose in need of a fix
and has a back door

Down on my knees
I swallow 'til I'm sore
Just to get to that place
Where I don't have to feel anymore

and down on my knees
I swallow 'til I'm sore
Just to get to that place
Where I don't have to feel anymore

and down on my knees
I swallow 'til I'm sore
Just to get to that place
Where I don't have to feel anymore
Track Name: Knot
Maybe I am
or maybe I'm not

Maybe you are
or maybe you're not

Some call it crass
but I call it a fart

Some call it stupid
but I call it art

Maybe it's all for gold
or maybe it's all for naught

I might be lost
or I might not

and when I'm scared
I wish I was not

and when I die
this body will rot

and when I lie
it's to protect what I've got

Maybe it's all for gold
or maybe it's all for naught

Maybe I'm sorry
or maybe I'm not

Maybe I'm jealous
of the things that you got

Maybe you're buyin'
or maybe you been bought

Maybe you're lyin'
and it's time you got caught

Maybe it's all for gold
or maybe it's all for naught
Track Name: A Bad Case of Gas
I am coming down fast
I'm gonna break like glass
I don't I'm gonna last
Much longer here with you

All things that come will pass
Just like a bad case of gas
I can be such an ass
When it comes to dealing
With the likes of you

Oh I can't wait for you
To go away
That moment will shine
Like the brightest day
Oh my hips
Will begin to sway
On that day
When you go away

It was your lovely ass
That had me in such a trance
It was never meant to last
But for one moment
I swear my love was true

But now that moment has pass
All is quiet at last
One foot on the gas
I am movin' far away from you

Oh I can't wait for you
To go away
That moment will shine
Like the brightest day
Oh my hips
Will begin to sway
On that day
When you go away

I am coming down fast
I'm gonna break like glass
I don't I'm gonna last
Much longer here with you
Track Name: Helium
Helium is the air I want to breathe
Suffocate the life that lives inside of me
Helium is the air I want to breathe
To bring about the death that will
set me free
Track Name: Inheritance
You're only as real as you imagine yourself to be
You are not a cog in a great big machine
So never do the work on your knees
and always remember there are no guarantees

and knowledge cannot always be measured by degrees
I'm sorry to say but your heart will come to bleed
and all of your thoughts will eventually grow wings
take to the sky and color all that you see

and remember to look both ways before you cross the street
and always remember to smile at everyone you meet
Now a lot of people'll try to tell you what it all means
and some will try to sell you a dead man's dream
Track Name: Dying on the Vine
I'd like to find a little peace of mind
While I'm here, while I'm alive, while I'm killing time
and sometimes I dust off all of my ribbons
to remind myself that I've won some of the time

and it seems all I ever remember
are the times that I've stumbled
I'll always remember the times
I've been unkind

Well now I'm waiting here
the last in line
Now I'm hanging here
Dying on the vine

and oftentimes I wonder if I'll ever get out from under
from under this place that I find myself in from time to time
and just as Cain slayed Abel I just up from the table
I lost my head then I took what wasn't mind

and I remember when I used
to rape, pillage and plunder
I remember when my heart
was thought of as being unkind

Well now I'm waiting here
the last in line
Now I'm hanging here
Dying on the vine