To Be Kind is Sin

by Blue Oaks

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released October 13, 2017

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Blue Oaks Sacramento, California

"Blue Oaks’ music is a loose amalgam of blues, country, folk, rock ’n’ roll, and soul. The songs are gritty, mysterious and sometimes wander into the familiar sounds of past generations, all while taking unpredictable detours."- Aaron Carnes - SN&R April 11th, 2014 ... more

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Track Name: Don't Fear the Silence
I'll kiss the heart of my love
When I let her down
Don't fear the silence my dear
The sun will come soon
A bottle broke
Spinning spokes
Known now by few
But listen closer
And follow my tune
Track Name: Nicotine
More I know smoke cigarettes than don't
And I'm sure there's more to know of
A liquor smile in bristled trees
And I can't see how there's still belief in these

When I see rain I see the seas
When I see trees I see their leaves
I see lines they lead through fields
And underneath, there are words to steal each

I can't see why we conceal
Why the hell we steal
But I'm sure there's more to know of
None of which is real anymore
Track Name: Kite and Key
I wonder why I bother
A single cell of neither
Emptiness or truth
Yet it lights up the room
And all can see it's ember

So I'm stepping into the light
With a key and a kite
And I'm longing to find
What is yet to be mine

I'll write myself into words
Bury them down
Beneath site and sound
Sow to their need
To grow a tree

And I hope one day you'll see
Intent within each leaf
Shelter yourself from the heat
And admire it's beauty
Track Name: To Be Kind is Sin
I ask you is to be kind sin?
I ask you is to be kind sin?

You ask me have I lost my head?
Well I've yet to begin

Now lord I ask you is to be kind sin?
Oh brother I ask you is to be kind sin?

Have you been born?
Are you dying?
There is a light behind your eyes
Seven sins and counting
Lord may you be more wary of your mind

Won't tie me down
Don't tie me down
Don't tie me down
Track Name: Devil on My Side
Have I got
the devil on my side?
Lord have I got
the devil on my side?
Won't you look into my eyes
Tell me what is right?

See the demons calling on you
Come in shadows of a man
Won't you light up another cigarette?
And tell me of your troubles yet?

So tell me have I got
the devil on my side?
Have I got
the devil on my side?
Track Name: Sin Will Find You Out
The well has run dry
When a man can no longer
Look you in the eye

The heart it makes no sound
It only beats you down
And sin will find you out

Wine has turned to blood
You sacrificed your love
Become what hurts the most
A shadow of a ghost

So lay your head to ground
Don't make a sound
And sin will find you out
Sin will find you out
Track Name: Gun Shy
Shaken Bones
Nicotine Stairs
Spiral Smoke
Climbing Backwards
Fallen Notes
Shattered English
Sharpened Teeth
Marrow Dry

Hands Tremble
Mouth Closed
Pulse Pounding
Heart Blistered
Choking on Steam
Running Dry
But make no sound
Don't speak a word

Raise a hand to the sky
Won't fear death
But I'm not ready to die x2

Bury me down
Lay my grave
Take my blood
You take my pain x2

(Never held a.. Never held a.. Never held a..) x3

Never held a gun x 4

Raise a hand to the sky
Won't fear death
But I'm not ready to die x2
Track Name: Sand and Skin
Thinking in waves
As this morning's haze
Is soon to raise it's arm
And paint the sky
With golden eyes
To watch us all awake

I touch my face
And feel to speak
To walls of my name
Or the words inside
Within this tide
That seems to pull
Itself back again

As the sands of time
Fall in line
From cracks
Within a glass

Swept by men
With every hope to mend
Each hour come to pass

I watch them march
Though their drums
They have no tone to me
As a lullaby with shattered rhyme
Lies washed away at sea
Track Name: Time Signals
Purest light
Shown morning's rise
To all who wish to see
And a sounded alarm
I know means no harm
But to signal
The coming of March

Across my mind
Blows a wind so thin
It could weave within
In the lofts, left open inside
For the lectured of time
And all I've yet to have lost

And I have no fear
Of the ticking in ear
Arms as they mark my path
And I have no care
To view the present
From what has passed

What I've done is done
What I've done is done
I've done it all

What I've done is done
What is done is done is done
What is done is done x3
Track Name: Whistle to a Hum
So they stole a voice
Well, words they resonate
Find your smoke, your bayonet
Bury it to the grave

Trade your pride for child's eyes
Your heart for gold again
Your heart for gold again

Freedom breathes
As shadows sweep
The halls of morning light
And bodies creep
Illusive peaks
With character of twine

So cut your ties
Your broken lines
Featherless birds
And share a seed
Seek your leaves

A whistle to a hum

Flight will cast
As sun shall die
When sky come moon
For gentle souls sleep may come
When night may bloom

So cut your ties
Your broken lines
Your Featherless birds

A whistle to a hum

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