Grasshopper

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1.
Angel 04:52
ANGEL Angel looked down from the sky to the ground She could see what was going on Whole lot of people were rocking and a-reeling Shaking in the body zone Something asleep inside her deep Woke to want that groove So she clothed her soul in an old silk robe and descended down the stairway into the world Her brand new body so strangely rearranged She could hardly feel the wings on her back But the beat of the blood in her feet and the flood Of the emotional heart-attack Said she'd arrived and in holy grand style And she thought her disguise was complete But as she bent her knees to the groove that pleased I saw her light shine into the world my angel! Well I knew right away, what it was I can say For the light fell from her like rain And everyone she touched as she danced through the crush Ceased to feel their pain As she lent to the groove her inimical moves I'd never felt so high To serve the muse I never refuse I pray she will stay in the world my angel! Ray beam Star light Earth glow Long night... composed 6.1994 Evan--Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Bells Lael--Voice, Rainstick, Bells Ted--Acoustic Lead Guitar, Voice Skwerl--Percussion Scott Elnes--Fretless Bass Guitar
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How Long 04:51
HOW LONG Dad finds my pipe in the pocket of my coat Three days after I promised that I wouldn't take another toke He leaves the words unspoken that his trust in me is broken An' I feel invaded inside of me 'cause he read from my own diaries Yet behind two silent doors we both sing in separate harmonies How long, how long must I wait for your love? How long for your love? How long, how long must I wait for your love? How long for your love? The bread of faith was stale when he brought it to the table And she knew then that he had been untrue She cried, "Ed, why'd you do it?" And he said, "There's nothing to it." But he longed to search her eyes for the forgiveness that he craved But they kept the walls between them and their hearts continued bleeding Crying to say: How long, how long must I wait for your love? How long for your love?... And in the street all eyes are searching And in the halls our hearts are burning Sacred fire is whipped to sparks, scattered by the wind Some of us are lost on the inside Some of us are lost on the outside But all of us know right where we belong Crying: How long, how long must we wait for our love? How long for our love? How long, how long must we wait for our love? How long, for our love? Composed 2.24.1994 Evan Kimble--Voice, Acoustic Guitar Lael--Voice, Rainstick Ted Ford--Acoustic Lead Guitar, Harmony Voice Skwerl--Drums, Percussion Brian Couch--Bass, Harmony Voice
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Lo Quiero 04:36
Quiero oir las palabras del amor. I want to hear the words of love. Las sabes-tu? Do you know them? Quiero oirlas. I want to hear them. Me las puedes decir? Can you tell them to me? Hablame. Hablame. Talk to me. Talk to me. Quiero bailar completamente I want to dance completely Con todo mi corazon. With all my heart. Puedes bailar asi, Can you dance like that, profesor, profesor? teacher, teacher? Eso es lo que quiero. That's what I want. Eso es lo que deseo. That's what I desire. En las manos In your hands la sabiduria, (is) wisdom, En los ojos, In your eyes, el sol the sun, En el dia, todo lo In the day, all we que sabemos del amor. know of love. Lael--Voice Evan Kimble--Acoustic Guitar, Voice Ted Ford--Classical Guitar Skwerl--Congas Scott Elnes--Fretless Bass Guitar Cosmic Love Freak--Vibraslap
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EAGLE OF THE SUN my long shadow keeps a-walking me a-home yes my long shadow keeps a-walking me a-home sun is behind my shoulder I'm a day older and my long shadow keeps a-walking me a-home yes my long shadow keeps a-walking me a-home can I call you my lover? can I call you my lover? sun is behind my shoulder I'm a day older and my long shadow keeps a-walking me a-home yes my long shadow keeps a-walking me a-home woke up this morning yes I woke up this morning sun was smiling through my window you smiled at me and my heart flew out through the window my heart flew out like an eagle to the sun well it flew up above the city flew up above the clouds sun was grinning like some all-creatin' fool I knew I loved you cause my heart flew up like an eagle my heart flew up like an eagle to the sun it flew up into the blue blue blue through to the other side of the sky sailed around the mountains of the moon sun was singing his celestial tune I could still see your smile lighting up my room and my heart flew on like an eagle my heart flew on like an eagle to the sun eagle of the sun--am I the only one who hears your heart a-beating when we're alone and sleeping in the palm of the sun in the palm of the sun only for so long can you fly with the sun he folds up his wings when the day is done night extends her silver-black wings speckled with stars and songs of distant things you seem to know songs that she sings and I found myself back on the ground a long way from town and wond'ring how I ever got down and my long shadow keeps a-walking me a home... composed 3.1987 Evan Kimble--Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Bells Lael--Voice, Rainstick, Bells Ted Ford--Acoustic Lead Guitar, Harmony Voice Skwerl--Percussion Brian Couch--Bass Guitar, Harmony Voice
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THE WATER SONG i'm so glad to find this water the sun was sinking fast if i hadn't found this water my life no more would last i'm so glad to drink this water i have no wish to die if my hands can fill this alter no more my love must try knives in my heart life wasted from the start no more my love to burn in an empty stone i'm so glad to find this water a stream that sings in key if i hadn't found this water my eyes no day would see composed 9.2.1995, directly awake from a dream Evan--Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Grand Piano Lael--Voice Ted--Acoustic Lead Guitar Skwerl--Percussion, Piano High E note
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Thuja 04:58
THUJA Thuja, child of Cedar You don't have to run You don't have to hide The wild wolf penned inside your ribcage Has been set free Has been let free Thuja, child of Cedar Gathered oils from her friends The trees in the old old forest Mixed them with cool clear water from the stream And took them inside of her Thuja, child of Cedar Thuja, child of Cedar If you're the only one who can do it You know you will do it And I love you (I love you) A golden ball grew inside her belly A glow so everyone could see And words she spoke And the light she passed through her hands To those deeper in need For those whose life we feared And for me, standing here Thuja, I am renewed, I love you Composed 5.2.1994 Evan Kimble--Voice, Acoustic Guitar Lael--Voice Ted Ford--Voice, Acoustic Lead Guitar Skwerl--Percussion Brian Couch--Bass
7.
Fill It Up 04:25
FILL IT UP Empty clothes Lying on the floor Empty clothes Waiting for your energy To fill it up - fill it up - fill it up - fill it up --breathe into this life Fill it up - fill it up - fill it up - fill it up --breathe into this life Empty body Lying on the floor Empty body Sleeps behind the door Please breathe - breathe please Please breathe - breathe please Fill it up - fill it up - fill it up - fill it up --breathe into this life Fill it up - fill it up - fill it up - fill it up --breathe until there's life Empty instruments Waiting in their cases Empty instruments Like Empty faces Please breathe - breathe please Please breathe - breathe please Fill it up - fill it up - fill it up - fill it up --breathe into this life Fill it up - fill it up - fill it up - fill it up --breathe into this life don't leave me--don't leave me there don't leave me--don't leave me there I can see me--I can see me lying there I can see me--maybe sleeping, barely breathing I can feel my body dying while I'm--waiting for your energy! To fill me up -fill me up a--fill me up - fill me up --breathe into this life To fill me up -fill me up a--fill me up - fill me up --breathe until there's life composed 7.28.1995 Evan Kimble--Voices, Acoustic Guitar, Bells Lael--Voices, Bells Ted Ford--Acoustic Lead Guitar, Skwerl--Percussion Brian Couch--Bass, Harmony Voice
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Grace 06:29
MY FRIEND GRACE at long last i lay down my pain closed the wound buried the ashes and aired out my room i had been chasing away my best friend but one morning i opened my door and grace walked in no one else would have come around my black cloud when i saw him on my door step i laughed and i wept out loud with a rag he washed the blood from my face how did i deserve my friend grace? he said to me "by these eyes i see high on your forehead the sickness of dread "two old friends have gone away — they have changed— they will not come back this bitterness must fall from you come in to me" with a hand he touched my face how i did embrace my friend grace Composed 1.12.1992 Evan Kimble--Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Killer Bees Sitar Lael--Voice Ted Ford-- Acoustic Lead Raga Guitar Skwerl--Percussion, Tablatic Conga Brian Couch--Bass
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LONG LUSH NIGHT Shooting stars falling down all around a long lush night For loving you laying down on the ground a long lush night with you (with you) I sweep the hair from your eyes, they're the prize I'm seeking Diamonds try to compare, but your eyes are brighter to view (to view) I cross the border of your skin there is no returning Stars and mists and planets spin here within your secret wind Secret spirit wind I walk a path dusted with stars My body is scattered to ashes And spirals down to the origin Blown by your secret spirit wind Let my heart lull your sleep the night is deep and dawn is coming I am not who I was and your secret wind is the cause My hands are light, my road is right, my joy is bright as a long lush night with you as a long lush night with you as a long lush night with you... Composed 10.6.1994 Evan Kimble--Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Bamboo Flute Lael--Voice Ted Ford-- Acoustic Lead Guitar, Voice Skwerl--Percussion Brian Couch--Bass
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10. TAKE NO PRISONERS (time) The clouds broke in half and at last appeared the sun — or the moon I don't know who it finally was And the three dear sisters of legend and lore whispered, here we are, come to hurt you once more I said, thank you, thank you for I'm deep in my lessons deep in my lessons and I needed one more To forgive you (forgive you) To forgive me (forgive me) My jealousy, guilty, will rob me no more The bite of my bitterness bit me before, like a rabies shot and a kick at the door and I hated you and longed for your failure But the three dear sisters of legend and lore whispered, here we are, weren't we here before? I said, yes, thank you for I've no wish to stay here no wish to stay here and you remind me i must rise To forgive you (forgive you) To forgive me (please forgive me) My jealousy, guilty, will rob me no more I owe nothing to credit, and I am at last my own keeper, and I'll keep nothing more and take no prisoners in the war of emotion I released the resentments of habit and fault, and I washed from the walls the speeches we wrote to each other And I tried to meet your eye but the words stuck in my throat so I buried the rotten egg of fear in the back compost And I ran over here — to tell you — I'm ready... The clouds broke in half and at last appeared the sun — or the moon I don't know who it finally was And the three dear sisters of legend and lore whispered, here we are, over there is the door I said, thank you, thank you for it's time I was going time I was going it's time I was gone To let you be free (you be free) To let me be free (me be free) My sanctity holds me till I sleep like a child I owe nothing to credit and I am at last my own keeper and I'll keep nothing more and take no prisoners in the war of emotion Composed 6.30.1994 Evan Kimble--Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Grand Piano Lael--Voice Ted Ford--Voice, Acoustic Lead Guitar Skwerl (Greg DeSimone)--Percussion

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Grasshopper formed after Evan's solo release, Wind Comes Down. Ted, Evan and Skwerl previously played together as members of the jam-band Dr. Spanky's Weatherbed. With the addition of Lael and then Brian, they formed a quintet to play hopeful, transformational music filled with tasty guitar licks and rich vocal harmonies. This is their self-titled debut.

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released October 10, 2012

Grasshopper is:
Evan Hazen Kimble: voice, acoustic guitar, grand piano,
bamboo flute, bells
Lael: voice, rainstick, bells
Ted Ford: acoustic lead guitar, voice
Brian Couch: bass guitar, voice
Skwerl (Greg DeSimone): percussion and atmospherics: congas, djembe, kick drum, snare, hi-hat, cymbals, high E piano note
Cosmic Love Freak: vibraslap
Scott Elnes: Fretless bass on Angel and Lo Quiero

All words and music by Evan Hazen Kimble, except "Lo Quiero," words by Lael Kimble, music by Evan Kimble. copyright Free Tree Music 1997

Arrangements by Grasshopper
Produced by Grasshopper
Recorded by David Lange, David Lange Studios, Edgewood, WA
Mixed by David Lange and Grasshopper
Mastered by Mell Dettmer, Hanzsek Audio
Graphics by: Bob Meador, Infinity Design
Grasshopper art by Frank Woll, Lunart,
based on a napkin sketch by Evan

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Grasshopper Seattle, Washington

Grasshopper plays original acoustic folk-rock about nature, spirit, and transformation. Lush male and female vocal harmonies, jamming guitar leads.

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