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released August 20, 2014

Merrily Ruth Rosso - songs, vocals, piano, toy piano
Adam Bellard - guitars, lap steel, mandolin, vocals
Olli Hirvonen - guitars, lap steel
Rafael Montoya - bass, vocals
Arthur Vint - drums

Recording - Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Mixing - Larry Crane, Jackpot! Studio, Portland, OR
Mastering - TW Walsh
Artwork - Hannah Darrah

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Merrily and the Poison Orchard Brooklyn, New York

Merrily and the Poison Orchard is a project led by Merrily Ruth Rosso in Brooklyn, NY. Exploring solitary life in the city, this urban Americana quintet places the listener inside a sincere landscape.

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Track Name: Knoxville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee, I left you in a dream
But in my mind I say it was you who left me
Knoxville, Tennessee, say goodbye to spring
and summer with its reckless heart

I take it hard. I take my time.
I found a reason to pray.
I take it hard, the silent yard
Where are the birds of summer?

It's how to answer why
Drive to a little town to die. It takes some courage
to stay awake all night
As constellations walk across the sky
And down the mountain

I take it hard. I take my time.
I found a reason to pray.
I take it hard, the silent yard
Where are the birds of summer?

Knoxville, Tennessee, there's so many ways to call you mine
I'll check in for one night
Knoxville, Tennessee, I'm so lonely
It's the saddest love song.

I take it hard. I take my time.
I found a reason to pray.
I take it hard, the silent yard
Where are the birds of summer?
Track Name: Love Song
No one sings love songs anymore
All of my best friends are divorced
And Jesse's at the bar with a black eye
I joke I wanna be his nurse tonight

La la la la la la la...

Nobody listens these days
They're at the bar trying to get laid
But a moon's in the sky
And when we walk at night he hangs on my every word

La la la la la la la...

Where is there magic now?
He packed it in his suitcase when he left town
But I wanna be good, I wanna be grand
I'm better off this way
I wanna be good, I wanna be grand
I'm better off this way

La la la la la la la...
Track Name: Kicking Rocks
Lately I've been down a lot, been kickin rocks
Been crying nights
Lately it's the same old thing, the same old pain
The same old alone at night

Does the sky know I'm blue?
Like lonely summer nights I can wish away
Does the sky know I'm blue?
Darlin my blue skies are grey

They say you're not worth my tears, not worth beers
And the going back
For one more night in your arms, always does more harm
But it feels so grand

Does the sky know I'm blue?
Like lonely summer nights I can wish away
Does the sky know I'm blue?
Darlin my blue skies are grey

I'll go this road alone, on my own
I can gaze so far along
And maybe forget your name, forget your game
Forget you're gone

Does the sky know I'm blue?
Like lonely summer nights I can wish away
Does the sky know I'm blue?
Darlin my blue skies are grey
Track Name: Wax Museum
I woke up in a wax museum
I was so happy to see them
Don't know how I got here last night
Didn't think I could get that high
I woke up in a wax museum

They asked if I believe in ghosts
They asked if I would change their clothes
We sat around, I fixed their hair
Tried to find them clean underwear
I woke up in a wax museum

Everyone wanted to go out to the street
Everyone wanted to walk around with me
To our surprise, the lovely sunrise made us all weak in the knees

I woke up in New York City
Out every window there's a window looking at me
Museum is a lovely city, not much to them but they look so pretty
I woke up in New York City
Track Name: Bad Kids
Bad kids, what'd you mean by what you did?
Bad kids, I used to be like you - mean as shit

And I think I'm getting older
I think I'm getting tired
And it means I'm getting older all the time

I'm afraid, I'm afraid of falling down
I'm afraid it's what my nightmares are about now

And I think I'm getting older
I think I'm getting tired
And it means I'm getting older all the time

When you were here all it ever did was rain
All I ever did was pray for more time
And when you left at the end of June
You took the magic from the room
You took the magic from the room

Oh words escape me even now
Truth is, I went on to live somehow

And I think I'm getting older
I think I'm getting tired
And it means I'm getting older all the time
Track Name: NYC Redemption Song
Come to the window, I'm out on the street
I decided this evening is too much for me
I'm dancing with the streetlight and I'll dance with gin
I'll dance for redemption, and I'll dance for sin

Come to the window I'm on the street
I decided this evening is too much for me
Come to the window I'm on the street
I decided this evening is too much for me

We were friends, we were lovers
And all I regret is I never loved you as much as I said
Now we both have lovers, we both are in love
We both love the feeling and we'll both fuck it up

Come to the window I'm on the street
I decided that love is too much for me
Come to the window I'm on the street
I decided that love is too much for me

The city in summer, the city it shines
The city it took things that I thought were mine
And I'm tired of the swarm and I'm tired of attack
I'm leaving here sweetheart, I might not be back

Come to the window I'm on the street
I decided this city is too much for me
Come to the window I'm on the street
I decided this city is too much for me