Northern Arms

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Northern Arms music videos:

"Below the Pines" music video
youtu.be/Vl5CEOJXSqA

"What You've Got On" music video
youtu.be/b-T40O_neT8

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released June 17, 2014

Northern Arms is:
Keith Richard Peirce Vocals/Guitar
PJ Brown/Vocals
Eric Bandel/Piano/Vocals
Heather Brann Vocals/Percussion
Michael Tramontana Baritone Sax
Kenneth Brune Clarinet/Vibes
David Kain Trumpet/Synth/Vocals
Angel Ocana/Drums
Jeff White/Bass
Travis Weissman/Lead Guitar

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Northern Arms Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Northern Arms are masters of haunting moods and striking storytelling. Helmed by singer and songwriter Keith Richard Peirce, the ten-piece band incorporates dark imagery with a musical mystique that hits on jazz, folk, and gospel, and blends it with gothic Americana in the vein of 16th Horsepower, Tom Waits and legendary Austin cult faves Lift to Experience.
- John Vettese, WXPN The Key
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Track Name: Warm Springs Georgia
Thirty-one thousand feet
Between the water and me
The steel the sand the sea
The steel the sand the sea
Was it the dream that drew him out
Or the air above the South
Over Warm Springs Georgia
The night your plane went down
There are ways and there are means
Who are you gonna leave
Cause the ghost's in the ravine
So fall to me over Warm Springs Georgia
Over Warm Springs Georgia
Where the moss is overgrown
Lies a bird who never flown
And it’s gathering the groans
Of a man that lost his own
Was it the dream that drew him out
Or the air above the South
Over Warm Springs Georgia
The night your plane went down
There are ways and there are means
Who are you gonna leave
Cause the ghost's in the ravine
So fall to me over Warm Springs Georgia
Over Warm Springs Georgia
Track Name: Ninety and Nine
Your son could keep us
from falling to pieces
Hollow of the hand
Host is light a lamb
The ninety and nine that lay
The ninety and nine that lay
Your son couldn't keep us
From falling to pieces
Callow gentlemen
Strike you where you stand
The ninety and nine that lay
The ninety and nine that lay
Your son…
The autumn the omen the ninety and nine
This is what they bring
They slaughtered the showmen the ninety and nine
One thousand tongues to sing
All that run will pass
With a sounding brass
The ninety and nine that lay
The ninety and nine that lay
Your son couldn't keep us
From falling to pieces
Fed on living bread
Tilted straight on end
The ninety and nine that lay
The ninety and nine that lay
Your son…
The autumn the omen the ninety and nine
Is this what they bring
They slaughtered the showmen the ninety and nine
One thousand tongues to sing
And I’ll do the same thing again
Break the fall again
Over and over again
I’ll break the fall
Track Name: What You've Got On
What You’ve Got On
We’re wasting more than time
You know me and me oh me oh my
What you've got on
It's taking more this time
Give the me leaving the me behind
What you've got on
The graces that you send
Part of me to break if you don't bend
What you've got on
The long way that you say
Takes the me the me and you away
What you've got on
It's late
what you do want
what have you got to say to me
is that all you are
is that all you want
is that all you got
to say
We’re wasting more than time
You know me and me oh me oh my
What you've got on
Taking northern time
From the underused of the undermined
What you've got on
The part of you that shows
Blood of days fading from you're clothes
what you've got on
Track Name: Below the Pines
Hold my right
hand above
Hold me right
hold me up
nets cast wide
without wind
send my light
bright or dim
Falling below the pines
No sound of any kind
We were not alone
We are all alone
Emma lee Joy the time
it's yours and its mine
we don't own the ghost
we don't owe the ghost
lives we lived
deaths we've died
weathered shut
side by side
Hold my right
hand above
Hold me right
hold me up
Falling below the pines
No sound of any kind
We were not alone
We are all alone
Emma lee Joy the time
it's yours and its mine
we don't own the ghost
we don't owe the ghost
Track Name: Let the Water Come Down
All day on the black road
A hooded head to hide
All that’s owned is borrowed
Until the man hitched a ride
They found his hands in Shiloh
Dredged the lake in Lee
Closed the book in ‘78
Rain erodes the deed
On the upward way
Suns on sinners rise
Upon the low and high
Upon the low and high
Shores of shackled men
Sons of mothers blind
Upon the low and high
Upon the low and high
A million mercies told
Of a father’s house of light
In the shelter of the fold
Sleeps the ninety and nine
On the upward way
Suns on sinners rise
Upon the low and high
Upon the low and high
Shores of shackled men
Sons of mothers blind
Upon the low and high
Upon the low and high
Let the water come down
Let the water come down
Let the water come down
Let the water come down
My legs are dead / My legs are dead
But my arms won’t tire / My arms won’t tire
Track Name: Build My Gallows
For the light left in the room
For the blood left in the eye
For the ones arrived in twos
They will build my gallows high
They will build my gallows high
For the need I bring to you!
To the feet I now confide
!For the burning mouth of June
They will build my gallows high
They will build my gallows high
And when I swing
Give Thanks and sing
For the Joy it brings
They will build my gallows high
Build my gallows higher than the hills that my God
hear me calling when I go
Track Name: Flesh of Arms
THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO TONIGHT
THE NORTHERN ARMS HAVE HELD ME TO THE LIGHT
TO THE LIGHT TO THE LIGHT
UP FROM BELOW THE MAST
THE ARMS THAT PULL THE OAR TOWARD THEE AT
LAST
THEE AT LAST THEE AT LAST
THESE LEGS HERE THEY WILL BEND
AND GHOSTS LONG LAID WILL RAISE HEADS AGAIN
WITH HAND ON HAND
IF NORTHERN ARMS WON’T HOLD YOU
I DON’’T NEED ARMS TO HOLD YOU ONLY EYES
NO MEMORIES
DEVOUR THE BRIER AND THORNS
AND EVERY MAN THE FLESH OF HIS OWN ARM
THE FLESH OF ARMS
DAUGHTERS OF THE FIELD
SING FOR ME NO MORE TILL WATERS YIELD
WILL WATERS YIELD
THOSE WHO RETURN WILL STAND
AND GHOSTS LONG LAID WILL RAISE HEADS AGAIN
WITH HAND ON HAND
IF NORTHERN ARMS WON’T HOLD YOU
I DON’’T NEED ARMS TO HOLD YOU ONLY EYES
NO MEMORIES
WE STEAL A FENCE TO MAKE OUR TENTS TO SETTLE
HERE AND HIDE
WHEN YOU BURIED US DID YOU BUILD A TRUSS
HAVE YOU DRAINED THE RIVER DRY
BODIES HAVE DISAPPEARED – WHAT DID THEY HEAR
ARE THEY FALLEN IN THE FIRE
ONLY EYES ONLY EYES
WE SEE WHERE THE WATER ENDS AND THE WATER
BENDS
AND THE SWAMP IS SET TO RISE
IF THE RIFLE WINS AND DESTROYS MY LIMBS
YOU REMEMBER I’M ALRIGHT
ONLY EYES, ONLY EYES