Fire and Stone

by The Gray Havens

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The Gray Havens first full-length album! Woot! Recorded at Sputnik Sound, Nashville TN.

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released 06 January 2015

Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Mitch Dane at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.
Mastered by Matt Odmark, Nashville, TN.

Dave Radford: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano | Licia Radford: vocals | Dave Henry: strings | Will Sayles: drums | Kevin Whitsett: bass | Stephen Mason: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lapsteel, mandolin | Dustin Ransom: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, synth, rhodes, organ, accordion, mandolin, glockenspiel, xylophone, hand percussion | Tyler Somers, Ryan Horne, and Seth Philpot: gang vocals

Cover design and layout: Chris Tobias (stereotonic.com)
Photography by Rae Marshall (www.raemarshall.com)

All songs written by Dave Radford (SESAC), Licia Radford (SESAC) and Mitch Dane (Satellite Serenade, ASCAP) except "If the Walls Move."

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The Gray Havens are a narrative-pop-folk-esque duo based near Chicago, known for songs that are "fairly simple, but insanely catchy with magnificent melodies." - Indie Vision Music

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Track Name: Inheritance
There's a ship that bears the name Inheritance
It's pulled by golden chains from where it ends
No sail, no need for oar
With calm assurance carries on
And those aboard the ship
Were once among the ones that scoffed at it
But not a single one was lost to it
The sealed of the Inheritance
They sing

We will treasure and we will hold on
To the light, the light before us
We'll be confident, we'll be bold if
If we know the light is for us
On forever we'll see and know and
We will ever be lights reflecting
The Inheritance, The Inheritance
We will treasure and we will hold on

The darkness of the waves
Are death, and death we know
Was stripped and made
The shadow of the joy
The light creates
For those of the inheritance
The deeper we're brought down
Inside the darkest shadows
Deeper found
Where joy was full and light was shining down
For those who would believe
They sing

We will treasure and we will hold on
To the light, the light before us
We'll be confident, we'll be bold if
If we know the light is for us
On forever we'll see and know and
We will ever be lights reflecting
The Inheritance, The Inheritance
We will treasure and we will hold on

La la la , La la la, La la la
La la la , La la la, La la la
La la la , La la la, La la la

La la la , La la la, La la la
La la la , La la la, La la la
La la la , La la la, La la la

We will treasure and we will hold on
To the light, the light before us
We'll be confident, we'll be bold if
If we know the light is for us
On forever we'll see and know and
We will ever be lights reflecting
The Inheritance, The Inheritance
We will treasure and

We will treasure and we will hold on
To the light, the light before us
We'll be confident, we'll be bold if
If we know the light is for us
On forever we'll see and know and
We will ever be lights reflecting
The Inheritance, The Inheritance
We will treasure and we will hold on
Track Name: Songs in the Night
Time did it take for his mind to be made
There were songs in the night
Songs in the night

Marked by the bread
Up the stairs, dipped in red
There were songs in the night
The songs in the night sang

Ah, Ah, Ah
Ah, Ah, Ah

You make my heart break
You make my heart break, Love

Chosen they fled
By the fire one said
Something's wrong with eyes
You were wrong, something's wrong here

Alone, yes alone
He was born to be stone
That his father would strike
And his song in the night sang

Ah, Ah, Ah
Ah, Ah, Ah

You make my heart break
You make my heart break, love
You make my heart break
You make my heart break

The voice of the crowd
Overcame every sound
Every cry was in vain
That would rise to his aid





Let him fall, let him break
Let us bury the name
Of this Son to be slain
And the song that they sang cried

Ah---
Ah---

(Ah, Ah, Ah
Ah, Ah, Ah)

I'll take your heartbreak
Even your heartbreak
I'll take your heartbreak
Even your heartbreak
I'll take your heartbreak
Even your heartbreak
Track Name: The Stone
The stone heard inside
The first breath of life
It rolled as it shook
By the ground where they stood
Where the angels stood by
Oh the sight

And when the men for fear and dread
Were hiding safe away
The door burst wide
And woman's voice cried
There's none inside the grave

There was a way
Even death he would break
For the fires that preyed on the innocent
Burned to the ground

Torn by the sound of his voice
To the ground came the oh, oh
The curtain came finally down

Curse is broken, now

Gone the despair in their eyes
Their song in the night
That was death now is life so instead there is

Already won
For the good, all is done
To become like the one
Who would suffer, could suffer

Already won
For the good, all is done
To become like the one
Who would suffer, could suffer

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

We were far, yet
We were taken from the dark, yes
Turned from stone to flesh, new hearts, yes

We were far, yet
We were taken from the dark, yes
Turned from stone to flesh, new hearts, yes

We were far, yet
We were taken from the dark, yes
Turned from stone to flesh, new hearts, yes
Curse is broken

Stone brought to life
Track Name: Sirens
Hold on my heart
You once were full and sang of grace
Hold on

One taste of the sound
From the sirens in the water
And I'm thinking I should get out 
The sharpest sword and suit of armor
So I can be ready to strike
But I pause, one more time
One last taste of the sound
Then I'll cut these sirens down
But as they sang, I forgot
They were death, so I brought them my heart
To be filled, and I followed them

No trace could I find
Of any joy the sirens promised
They had found a way with a lie
To turn what's good and should be wanted
Into what is highest above all desires and loves
Til my heart would obey
Whatever it wants whatever it takes
To feel alive and set free
Only bound to the sea
Where the sirens are leading me on

Hold on
Hold on, my heart
You once were full and sang of grace
Hold on
Hold on, my heart
You've tasted joy that's more than this

Hold on
Hold on, my heart
You once were full and sang of grace
Hold on
Hold on, my heart
You've tasted joy that's more than this

Hold on
Track Name: Jack and Jill, pt.2
Falling down a hill I hit my head
The people shouted, Oh no, Jack is dead
But I woke up and found myself instead
In a brand new world

I met a king who sent out all his men
To see a man who'd fallen off his wall and then
They put him back together and up again
And he was made brand new

Then a chorus rang throughout the land
Tower bells and trumpets sounded and
We were singing Mary had a Lamb
And he was white as snow

And we feeling new
We were feeling new
We were feeling new
As if everything sad came untrue

We feeling new
We were feeling new
We were feeling new
As if everything sad came untrue

So I set off to seek the famous Lamb
A little boy named Jack said take me man
Cuz I believed and five seeds in my hand
Became the vine that saved my soul

So row, row, row your boat over the
River and then through the woods we go
I looked around and I saw thousands more
And we were singing louder than before
Yeah we were getting close

Then we set our eyes open that hill
City walls of rock and gold were built
Then at once my heart was calmed and stilled
When I saw the Lamb  

And we feeling new
We were feeling new
We were feeling new
As if everything sad came untrue

We feeling new
We were feeling new

We were feeling new
As if everything sad came untrue

So I said hello, I know
I don't deserve this place
Could you find me some work
To earn my stay here, let me stay
He cried, no I saved my robe and my ring for you
Yes, I'll throw you a feast
As soon as the cow gets back from the moon
We will dance and sing hallelujah
Hallelujah, you are home

I fell and found the deepest love I know
Come sing my song
I'll teach you how it goes
Mary had a Lamb and he was white as snow
White as snow, white as snow, white as snow

And we feeling new
We were feeling new
We were feeling new
As if everything sad came untrue

And we feeling new
We were feeling new
We were feeling new
As if everything sad came untrue
Track Name: Music, They Call Me
The moment I began
There were seas of fire in rhythm and
The crashing sounds
Of a brand new world
The noises rushing out from me
Sounding colored artistry
A melody just ask me and I’ll be your song
Just ask me and I’ll be your song

They took me to the strings
Gave me
Pounding drums and everything
They fell in love
With the sound of voices
Singing choirs, made up of souls
They’re beautiful
Shouting stories they want told
And God hopes as he listens close
For a trace of worship, singing
Alle - luia, we sing Alleluia
We sing Alleluia, we sing Alleluia

‘Cuz I can make your soul
Feel like ice-cold water
I’ll go rush’n through your bones
‘Til you can’t stop dancing
And I can show you love deeper
Than any ocean ever was
My crazy ship of instruments and I
Will take you any time
My crazy ship of instruments and I
Will take you any time

Let’s take off and leave the familiar
Waters, the colors let’s change ‘em
If you want to, if you want to
There’s no one here to stop you
If you want to, if you want to
I’ll follow right behind you
Turn the wheel and let’s go
Chasing all kinds of adventure


There’s time let’s not hurry

Take it back, I’ll play a tune
That can help you remember
Long forgotten memories
Brought back to life, with a melody
Music, they call me, Yeah

‘Cuz I can make your soul
Fee like ice-cold water
I’ll go rush’n through your bones
‘Til you can’t stop dancing
And I can show you love deeper
Than any ocean ever was
My crazy ship of instruments and I
Will take you any time

Bring your stories
Paint them with me
Take my canvas
Fill this place with Music

Paint them with me
Take my canvas
Fill this place with Music

I can make your soul
Fee like ice-cold water
I’ll go rush’n through your bones
‘Til you can’t stop dancing
And I can show you love deeper
Than any ocean ever was
My crazy ship of instruments and I
Will take you any time
My crazy ship of instruments and I
Will take you any time
Track Name: Stole My Fame (To: Grace)
You threw me down
You stole my fame
You would not stop until
You crucified my name

You took my boast
Put it in the ground
Buried it in water
Now the water’s showin’ how

I got this spotless reputation
Not my own
Give me joy and fire
Keep it burnin’ in my soul
But every triumph
I count as mine
It turns to stone
And stone don’t often catch on fire

So spend some time with me
Grace, spend some time with me
Take these stone shackles
And set me free
Just give me what fire
Will need to burn
Show me that true love
And I’ll return
But ‘til then I’ll forget you and say

You threw me down,
You stole my fame
You would not stop until
You crucified my name

You took my boast
Put it in the ground
Buried it in water
Now the water’s showin’ how

I got this spotless reputation
Not my own
Give me joy and fire
Keep it burnin’ in my soul
But every triumph
I count as mine
It turns to stone
And stone don’t often catch on fire

If joy is like a fire burnin’ in my soul
(In my soul)
The last thing I desire is to feed it stone
Cuz stone will just pretend to be your friend
Because he’s warm inside the fire
(Warm inside the fire)
But in time he will grow cold
And you’ll grow cold
Until you know the reason why

So please throw me down
And steal my fame
Please don’t stop until
You crucify my name

Take my boast
Put it in the ground
Bury it in water
Now the water’s showin’ how

I got this spotless reputation
Not my own
Give me joy and fire
Keep it burnin’ in my soul
But every triumph
I count as mine
It turns to stone
And stone don’t often catch on fire
Track Name: Under the Mountain
Under the mountain I came
Searching for the doors
I could not help myself
Oh gatekeeper, why does the brightest star
Shine here and nowhere else?
This beauty I’ve never known before

Drums crash, gates rising
My soul dances like fire
With stained glass we try
But even Michael Angelo could not describe
This ceiling above me
Where angels cry
Alleluia, Alleluia, Welcome home
Yes I was home

So gatekeeper laughing at me
Bring your keys lets go
‘Cuz I here a city sing, Alleluia, Alleluia
Bright-eyed he whispered
There’s a crowd around the thrown
Yeah, I’ll take you to the King
Oh, Oh, Oh

Drums join the trumpets, a’ ringin’
Church bells like fire
They light music in cannons that
Pachelbel would never think to write
The Son running toward me
The kingdom cried
Alleluia, Alleluia, Welcome home

They cried, Alleluia, you’re home
They cried, Alleluia, you’re home
They cried, Alleluia, you’re home
They cried, Alleluia, you’re home

Drums crash, gates rising
My soul dances like fire
With stained glass we try
But even Michael Angelo could not describe
This ceiling above me
Where Angels cry
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Welcome home
Yes, I was home
Track Name: If the Walls Move
Look up from these shadows
Mysterious castles
They sail through the sky
There's a painter inside

He works with a mixture of colors
His pictures
Creates them with light
Then he brings them to life
And we watch them fly, and

Like spells on the floor
Like clouds watch them soar
Empty canvases whisper promises
That we'll turn into paint
If we jump out of our frames

So what if we fall down
And land on this small
Empty canvas and
Find our way again
To the painter who could paint
With our colors mixed together again?

This castle of secrets
The walls move and I meet you
Your picture collides
In the space next to mine

I see how you walk in your frame
When you talk it's a song
And it goes from your lips to my soul

My head said move it faster
My heart said let it bloom
After an evening in flight
When we both say goodnight

But tell me i need to know 
If the walls move
Would you leave, would you go with me?
I would too
Maybe I would too
  
Here they come around the corner
We might find out real soon
And watch them fly, and

Like spells on the floor
Like clouds watch them soar
Empty canvases whisper promises
That we'll turn into paint
If we jump out of our frames

So what if we fall down
And land on this small
Empty canvas and
Find our way again
As we sail across the halls
And go searching for the artist together?

I make my way to ya
The lights shining through ya
Yeah your heart and design
Would go better with mine
Track Name: Far Kingdom
There is a far kingdom
A ways from here
Beyond the storm and the sea
There will be no need of darkness
And none for tears
When that far kingdom I see

There’s a river we will know
Ever clear and ever full
From the fount that overflows
In the light of the King
And when we drink it we will find
That this joy, ever full, will ever rise
And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom
In the kingdom

There is a far kingdom
On the other side of the glass
And by a faint light we see
Still there is more gladness
Longing for the sight
Than to behold or be filled, by anything

There’s a river we will know
Ever clear and ever full
From the fount that overflows
In the light of the King
And when we drink it we will find
That this joy, ever full, will ever rise
And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom
In the kingdom

There is a far, far kingdom
There at the end of the sea
Where they know my name
And until that far, far kingdom
Calls me home
Oh, my soul, I will wait

For the river we will know
Ever clear and ever full
From the fount that overflows
In the light of the King
And when we drink it we will find
That this joy, ever full, will ever rise
And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom
In the kingdom
And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom
In the kingdom