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    OVERVIEW ::

    Beautiful Album art and crisp, warm sound take you back (and forward) to a better time for music.

    Side One ::
    01.The Promontory Wind
    02. Try, Try, Try, Try, Try, Try
    03. Bridges For Free
    04. Marigolds

    Side Two ::.
    01. A Tale Of The Northern Lights
    02. Transistor Radio
    03. The Morning
    04. Fire
    05. Lonely Firefly
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The Spinning Leaves are a glowing experience, steeped in traditional American music, sweetened with psychedelic folk and a garnish of New Weird America. LOVE is a winding tapestry that envelopes the listener, taking you on a journey through a world that at firs glance could have been, but by record’s end truly can be. Our guides are Michael Baker, whose Kentucky heritage is not only evident but absolutely authentic - and Barbara Gettes - a Pennsylvania native whose voice is simultaneously suggestive and comforting.

Michael and Barbara present their vision of Love (with a capital L) for all the world to hear. LOVE presents powerfully real, insightful landscapes of people, dreams, and emotions. Swirling choirs of harmonies, bent harmonica, lazy horn sections, sitar and oud, wooden pump organ, and children’s voices, all perfectly placed.

In their own words... ‘We met on Barbara’s birthday in October of 2006 and started singing the next day. We believe in community and the connections that can form
when people look each other in the eyes. There are more than fifty people from the Philly music scene who have contributed to LOVE. We support with our music local farms and farmers, and treasure the complex connections between the earth and humans.’

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Track Name: The Promontory Wind
The Promontory Wind
by Michael Baker

whooo hoo!

Free Spirit Man, it's hard to love ya
Why you treat me so unkind I do not know

Far across the sea, we were joined you and me
Now I look here at the sea
and the Promontory Wind
Oh I must get a boat built for that sea

whoo!
Out on the sea!

Free Spirit Man, it's hard to move ya
Why you feel you wait in line I do not know

Far across the sea, we were joined you and me
Now I look here at the sea
and the Promontory Wind
Oh, I must get a boat built for that sea

whoo!
Out on the sea!

Out in the day
when the buildings fell away
oh, we knew we could see
see it when it came -

A perfect glowing light
ferried down between the leaves
bathing you and bathing me
in the possibilities
far across the crystal sea

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Track Name: Try, Try, Try, Try, Try, Try
Try Try Try Try Try Try
By Barbara Gettes and Michael Baker

Well, ain’t it a shame
about the man who went insane
shooting the bullets through the air
cuttin’ through
this endless rain

There's a woman on the street
looking for something cheap to eat, but
the voices in her head make the pigeons
her only friends

Oh me! Oh my!
lets get together and
Try Try Try Try Try Try

There was an artist down the street
the Chinese cut his feet
stuck a pole through his head
he jumped the fence
and went to Jersey!
What does he mean?

Oh me! Oh my!
lets get together and
Try Try Try Try Try Try

I”m a pigeon in the rain
I jump fence for a friend
with Love in your head
your head is easily spread
It’s easy to spread!

Oh me! Oh my!
lets get together and
Try Try Try Try Try Try

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Track Name: Bridges For Free
Bridges for Free
By Michael Baker

Love, look -
recovery and destruction
and the lovely luck lever I pull in my sleep -
in mystical winds
glowing ships out on that river
well, if this ship 's for dancing,
then dancing 's for free

Love built
a bird on my shoulder
a fly-away fountain,
a bird in reprieve
don't leave in the morning if the wind is not behind you
don't leave with your pushing
don't leave me behind

Sailing a clipper or sailing a big ship
We know, we know, we know this thing
is building up bridges that many can walk on
we walk along bridges
the bridges for free

Love landed
somewhere in Philadelphia
and sat with a movement
a movement for change
in mystical winds
glowing ships out on that river
well, if this ship will have dancing
then dancing 's for free

Sailing a clipper or sailing a big ship
We know, we know, we know this thing
is building up bridges that many can walk on
we walk along bridges
the bridges for free

Love, when
will two boulders balance?
When will I remember the climb in my sleep?
When two eyes are closing
and two others open,
I blink for the fire
we open in flame
Track Name: Transistor Radio
Transistor Radio
By Barbara Gettes

The only thing she had to show
was a Transistor Radio
Oh, the people walking down the street
she was barely phased by
the shoes on their feet

da da da da da da da da da da da da

She always liked to say, “hello”
but the chances were rare cause she was sitting so low
All she needed was her radio
but where is it now, oh, where did it go?

What happened to the radio?
Noone here seems to know
da da da da da da da da da da da da da

When the cold air set in
she took solace in a bottle of gin
crooners say that it was not a sin
except for the man with the toothless grin

What happened to the radio?
Noone here seems to know
da da da

He sat with her through the night
Oh, and in his arms he was holding her tight
Love would make the cold seem trite
and the two became out of mind
out of sight

da da da da da da da da da da da da
What happened to the radio?
Noone here seems to know

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Track Name: Together
Together
By Michael Baker and Barbara Gettes

We see the guns fall down
and people are equal
to see each other as equals

the sick with us
are in boxes
drowning
in seas of money

when learning is not a test
and our health is no business

let the built-ups lose their uniforms
and dance naked
we're all naked -
bankers and teachers and healers and preachers

truly feeling a light
a sunshine
even at night

where is our dream together?
and what grabs you
and packs your bag to journey?

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Track Name: Marigolds
Marigolds
By Michael Baker

the day, the day
the day with whistles, bumbles, clumps and clangs
and boooooms
I laid my head here
I wake up here

take a
light, a
handful
take a light
handful of bad cards -
bad cards
you can throw'em down
they deal,
you can just throw'em down

marigolds tumbling through the light

land in-
side the
wood
land inside the wood is where he stood
he stood
he knew the wood
the wood knew

to come
I come
to come undone
sometimes I come undone
the honey police
make their own bumblebees

marigolds tumbling through the light

the snouts
around
the fence,
the snouts around the fence
the grub
a tub full of grub for America

make a
light, a
handful
begin to quiver hand in hand
in foot
let your hair down
be free to me

marigolds tumbling through the light

in the city
I fell from a tree
and now I feel so free

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Track Name: Bad Dream
Bad Dream
By Barbara Gettes

You left your letters scattered
filled with words that once did matter

And all I know now
you’ve left it somehow
Oh, this old heart feeling tattered

Yesterday’s back roads were windy
Left me a-glow and so timely

I was floating around
on the wings of your sounds
Now I’m gonna walk away blindly

Let yourself be free to me, please
And when you climb those fire-colored trees
collect some leaves
bring them back for me
And tell me this has just been
a Bad Dream

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Track Name: The Morning
The Morning
By Michael Baker

I don't wanna be a gypsy
I don't wanna open up your town

call up in the morning
call around
to everyone to come around

that's just not my sound
of words

in and out the time I've spent around you
I have become a mess

talkin' bout the morning
talk about the sun that 's calling 'cross the sky

but I don't ask why
cuz I know

in and out the morning
when the time has come
the sun casts its spell

you would say that morning
you would sing it
I knew well the words

the words
of the birds!

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Track Name: A Tale Of The Northern Lights
A Tale of the Northern Lights
By Barbara Gettes and Michael Baker

In the night a gypsy roared
the birds, the birds
began to soar
In through a desert rain
In through a sea of change

Birds flew in and out of time
The night began to rewind
to a time when time stood still
when the gypsy met the man on the hill

Ahhhh ahh ahhhh

In his eyes she did stare
electricity soaked up the air
The ground fell out beneath their feet
when they whispered
words sweet

Ahhh ahhh ahhh

Through endless skies
they danced and twirled
with those who’ve passed on from this world
Exploded in excited light
magnetic ribbons of the night

Magnetic ribbons of the night!

Ahhhh ahhhh ahhhhhhh

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Track Name: Sad Maggie
Sad Maggie
By Michael Baker

Well, hey Sad Maggie!
gonna tell you one day
tell you one day
how your daddy ran away
Well, he ran out west cuz the train was a-going
Blew out west cuz the wind was a-blowing
Always had a dime but he never had the time
He was a-riding first class on the cross-country line

He was a hard-time winner
a rovin misfit
Hey, little Maggie gonna tell ya one day
tell ya one day how your daddy ran away

Well, you were happy as a hen for the money that he sent ya
money for the schoolin' that you always went to
He always gave a dime but he never had the time
was a-riding first class on the cross-country line

He was a pocket-full traveler
a roving gambler
Hey, little Maggie gonna tell ya one day
tell ya one day how your daddy ran away

Well, there was money in his hand
but his hand was on the table
Ace in the pocket and
a Royal Family
Well, he always had a dime but he never had the time
was a-riding first-class on the cross-country line

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Track Name: Fire
Fire
By Barbara Gettes

In the glowing hour
the sun casts its spell
painting the walls red

Lifting words you say
into the clouds
hovering above my bed

Oh, I know
that time will bring a blanket
with patches we've sewn on together
the blanket will wrap itself
round around us
setting the day on

Fire
Fire
Fire
Fire

The galaxy of snowflakes
and once fallen leaves
will wake with the budding of trees

Time can pass slowly
with you and I walking
walking through some crazy dream

Oh, I know
that time will bring a blanket
with patches we've sewn on together
the blanket will wrap itself
round around us
setting the day on

Fire
Fire
Fire
Fire

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Track Name: Lonely Firefly
Lonely Firefly
By Michael Baker and Barbara Gettes

I can feel that flame a-fumin'
in my knees and in my nose
feel the flame afumin'
as it grows, it grow-ow ow-ow-ow-ows!

all the people of this land
are surely making plans
for something sweet to eat
they tap the trees
they tap the tree-ee-ee-ee ee-ee-ee-ees!

there's a big roll a-rollin'
a big storm a-comin' in
big flower open up to see
be free, be free
Freedom!

well, I'm movin' towards the light
very Lonely Firefly
lights reflecting
reflecting in the river
reflecting the river
ah, ah, ah, ah

There's a big roll a-rollin'
big storm a-comin' in
big flower open up to see
be free, be free
Freedom!

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