The Canoe

by Carrie Tree

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1.
Sweet Illusion My sweet, oh my sweet illusion My most tempting confusion  Have you seen me lately? My dear, oh my secret lover My teacher, my brother  Have you seen me lately? I’ve been sleeping for days at this place Down by the bolder. Covered in moss and stars, Grieving a lover And I know that the path that we made  Is covered in blessings So I carved you a rune stone here  If ever you return You will feel my love I took myself to the water                  Put incense and flowers down And called in the one I made a small boat out of paper Put my longing inside her, And gave thanks to the breeze Take away this sweet illusion Give me back sweet simplicity I took myself to the water                  Put incense and flowers down And called in the one who guides me I made a small boat out of paper Put my longing inside her, And gave thanks to the breeze Take away this sweet illusion Give me back sweet simplicity Take away, Takes away this sweet illusion
2.
Honey Soup 04:37
Honey Soup Time to give thanks for this vessel This sweet ship I sail in I know you carry me onward I know you carry me home Time to give thanks for this spirit The spirit inside me You're always there when I call you I know you carry me home The full moon is singing The candles are burning My body is aching now A fever surrounds me It wasn't invited but for three days or more You call and crawl, down all the corridors And all the hallways of my body and mind Creaking and bending like a tall ship I am forced to surrender Back to the place Where I will die and was born Where I will die and was born To the honey soup of it all Time to give thanks for the sadness The sadness inside me I know you're teaching me kindness I know you carry me home Time to give thanks for the beauty The art of forgiveness You're always there when I call you I know you carry me home Creaking and bending like a tall ship I am forced to surrender Back to the place Where I will die and was born Where I will die and was born To the honey soup of it all I know you carry me home I know you carry me home I know you carry me home… To the honey soup of it all So I’m overflowing with love For this earthen body For these fingers and toes, And this story as ancient as This old stone I lie upon
3.
The Canoe 04:38
The Canoe Young mother your time has come Walk down the forest By the river you’ve made To the void The void we all know and come from Oh spirit child you are called Row down the river On your birch bark canoe made of love And your mothers body Her song is your sail Call on the ancient memory guiding you here I’m lighting candles for you drawing you near Hmm I know you can hear Take hold of his hand He stands at the gate, he’s trembling I sing the song to belong The song to choose life I sing it loud so you hear You are loved completely! You are the perfect embrace To your mother’s heart You fit perfectly in your father’s hands We call in the song to welcome you Call on the ancient memory guiding you here Breath in your bloodline, song-line drawing you near Young mother your time has come Walk down the forest By your barefooted land You’ll travel for miles His song is your sail Her song is your sail Oak oak oak of old, Strong and brave as the story told With leaves of green and nuts of brown In autumn he wears a golden crown
4.
Human Kindness I know that there’s more to this ugly game I see a war designed to never be tamed I’ve slept in the rubble amongst the shame Screaming at the bombs This is not in my name I’m seeking kindness I’m longing for safety I’m praying for home I’m craving compassion Searching for sanity Praying for home I’ve been stripped to the bone Home Is where we can belong Home Is where our children grow strong Home Is where the fire burns long Home Is where peace can come from I’ve traveled for months, Ran thousands of miles I fled the land that holds the heart of my kin And I know you now see the torn state I’m in I can’t tell you my name or the places I’ve been I’m seeking kindness... Home Is where we can belong Home Is where our children grow strong Home Is where the fire burns long Home Is where peace can come from I’m praying for human kindness I’m praying for human kindness I’m praying for human forgiveness I’m praying for us to all to belong They call me a migrant They call me a thief They call me a beggar man An asylum seeker I was once a teacher I was once a family man I was once a dreamer A community leader And I’ve seen friends and family All scattered and broken And we don’t know why The cruelty keeps raging Yes I’m seeking your kindness I’m longing for safely I’m praying for home I’m craving compassion Searching for meaning And I feel so alone I’ve been stripped to the bone Home Is where we can belong Home Is where our children grow strong Home Is where the fire burns long Home Is where peace can come from Home Is where peace can come from….
5.
Only Love 04:34
Only Love  Only love can sail this soul Only love can set this boat to coarse Only love will be there when I go To reach for the depth, the unknown Only love can sail this soul It’s written in the wind                                           It’s laced in every breath we breath It’s written in your hair as I stroke it Your lips as I kiss your resolve Only love can sail this soul                                                         Only love can break all of this illusion When I tumble and fall  I know it’s the grace that comes in    That comes in,                                                               Oh love sail this soul Only love can sing this soul I’ve roamed the mountains To the breaking waves And I met the storm wild in it’s raging When nothing could be in control  I saw love guide me home It’s sending shivers running down my spine           As it comes in to surround me                        I know I can meet the divine Only love can hold The fullness and the emptiness I’m on my knees as I see The bounty this life, it gifts to me It gifts to me I’m made of tears, made of longing Made of crystal stone I’m made of loving, made of kindness Wrapped in prayers and bone. I’m made of sunlight, made of memory And all I’ve ever known is Love sail this soul Love sail me home…
6.
Deep As We Dare We dissolve, you & I Like a calm river tide Golden woods we lie Wrapped in sunlight and leaves Arms entwined Oh beautiful blue We’re timeless already Let’s dive as deep as we dare As deep as we dare As deep as we dare… Ooh, life is rich And we have much to share Autumn leaves passing through Takes our mood over With storm clouds Revealing wounded heartstrings Oh may kindness and love Heal these things Oh beautiful blue We’re timeless already Let’s dive as deep as we dare As deep as we dare Dare… Life is rich And we have much to share I call to the wind in the north sea My heart comes to find you In your wild company We both agree Truth calls to be shared And this heart longs to Dive as deep as we dare Oh beautiful blue We’re timeless already Let’s dive as deep as we, As we dare
7.
Alive 05:09
Alive We’ve been searching For the open road So we took to the mountains Back to earth and stone We pulled it apart right at the thread As it didn’t serve love anymore I keep my heart clear over the ridge With your emerald green eyes You’re the wildest soul I’ve ever known, Let’s go from here With your emerald green eyes You’re the wildest soul, And we’ll find our way somehow We’ll find our way somehow As we gaze to the golden sun setting Tonight our bed is outside, As we’re completely lost but alive inside I never felt so alive inside All this talking Is making me feel old So we took to the hillsides I kiss the earth, and I kiss the stone All that we need we have on our backs The call of the moon is running strong I keep my heart clear under the stars With your emerald green eyes You’re the wildest soul I’ve ever known Let’s roam far and wide With your emerald green eyes You’re the wildest soul And we’ll find our way somehow We’ll find our way somehow As we gaze to the golden sun setting Tonight our bed is outside, As we’re completely lost but alive, inside I never felt so alive inside We’re burning with life Inside, my compass my guide Inside, the space opens wide And the peace that I find I feel so alive Inside We’ll find our way somehow
8.
Call To The Wind Call to the wind, may you light up this sail And guide our way home again safely I call to the sun, I drink in your gold May you return to warm up these shorelines I call to the night, that sings to the wild And I ask it to wrap me in blackness Who is circling, Who is searching, Who is here at the dawn light? I’m right here, I’m right here at the dawn light
9.
Red Clay Woman I met an old woman today Painted red, Red as the clay on the ground She said, “Do you see me standing here I don't know I just don't know if I'm seen”? I said, “Yes I see so clearly, You chilled my bones but I hold your gaze” I was out in red desert land Where I roamed With my thoughts and my way And I stumbled upon a valley Painted red, Red as the clay in my dreams It was there she caught my eye Below me, frozen still Her hands were held to heart Her eyes spoke right through me, She said, “Do not take anything here, Do not touch, do not take” She said, “Do not take anything here, Do not take” And I see you, Red clay woman I see… And It was just an hour ago I had found a piece Of old clay pot on the ground It touched such a longing in me For a sense I remember, So I’d kept it like a precious find So I went back the same way I came And I placed it on the soft red sand I could feel these wise old hands Who knew the story of this land I said, “I won’t take anything here, I will not touch I will not take” I said, “I won’t take anything here, I will not take” And I see you, Red clay woman I see… She said, “Do not take anything here, Do not touch do not take” She said, “This valley is sacred to us, Sacred as tears, And holds the bones of my kin” She said “You do not know who sees you, But we see you She said, “You do not know who sees you, But we see you” She said, “This is my peoples spirit land, My people’s spirits land, Our people’s spirit land
10.
Summertime 03:13
Summertime Our time is running low God I hate this but I have to go The season changed from sun to snow Hmmm my heart sits here in overflow Hmmm, my heart sits here in overflow Now we’re miles apart it seems And we both can see the finish line It’s too hard severed like this A gentle heart a tender kiss Hmmm I know that I will miss this but Free yourself Let's free ourselves I have no intention of holding you down Shine your light Live your life We were just a moment of cascading love And I love you like the summertime How we flow so easily That’s how I hold you in my memory I’ll always love you like the summertime And I say to Free yourself Let's free ourselves I have no intention of holding you down Shine your light Live your life We were just a moment of cascading love And I love you like the summertime How we flow so easily That’s how I hold you in my memory I’ll always love you like the summertime

about

Carrie's third studio album 'The Canoe' was completed in Iceland and released in 2019. The listener is drawn into her world of mystical storytelling and sublime melody through the production and arrangements of Markus Sieber (Mirabai Ceiba/Aukai).

Created is a a spatial, delicate sound that allows Carrie’s mesmeric voice and rhythmic, fluid guitar style to take centre stage, with piano and other instrumentation adding to a mesmerising soundscape.

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released April 26, 2019

All songs written by Carrie Tree
except last verse of The Canoe - from Oak Song by Anna Richardson

Carrie Tree - lead vocals, guitar, piano, balafon, harmony vocals
Markus Sieber - ronroco, guitars, harmonium, synth, glockenspiel, piano
Bogdan Djukic - violin, ngoni
Miguel Hiroshi - percussion, drums, jarana
Angelika Baumbach - Harp
Bogar Magnason - double bass ( songs 8, 4 & 1)
Liran Donin - double Bass ( songs 9,2, 7,& 6)
Mark Woodward - harmony vocals
Gonzalo Paniagua - clarinet
Silke Lange - accordion
Jesus Mejia - guitar ( songs 6 & 7 )
Melanie Matějka - flute
Leonardo Prakash - sitar
Algy Behrens - electric guitar ( song 9 )
Anne Müller - cello
Rowan Sterk - additional percussion (song 6 )

Recorded at Greenhouse Studio, Reykjavik by Francesco Fabris & Markus Sieber,
& NXNE Studio, London by Moshik Kop
Additional Recordings by Markus Sieber in Turtle Lake Studio, Durango | Berlin |
Barcelona, Spain | Les Damias, France | Lund, Sweden,
Roko Djokovic & Markus Sieber in Studio Tulum,Miguel Hiroshi, Madrid,
Bogar Magnason, Reykjavik, Rowan Sterk, Lewes, Algy Behrens, Bristol.

Mixed & Mastered by Moshik Kop
Produced & Arranged by Markus Sieber ( Aukai )
Executive Producer: Carrie Tree

Photography - Peter Kay Kujawski, Carrie Tree, Markus Sieber & Anna Ley.
Art Design - Carrie Tree - Concept & creative direction, Jody White - digital treatments
Creative assistants Eleanor Darley & Carl Sullivan. Red clay pot made by Jane Heighton. Photo Anna Ley

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New release ‘The Canoe’ is the third album by Brighton based singer-songwriter Carrie Tree. The listener is drawn into her world of mystical storytelling and sublime melody..

“..a remarkable album.."

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".. a reminder for us to reconnect with ourselves, the human race and nature"

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"simultaneously fragile and smoky.. magic is at work here"

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