Fleet Foxes Album

Artist(s): Fleet Foxes

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Tracklist

Sun It Rises

length: 3:12
writer: Robin Pecknold


Red squirrel in the morning,
Red squirrel in the evening,
Red squirrel in the morning, I'm coming to take you home.

The sun rises, over my head.
In the morning, when the
Hold me dear, into the night.
Sun it will rise soon in the

The sun rising, dangling there
Golden and fair, in the sky.

(Ooooooh x 2)

White Winter Hymnal

length: 2:28
composer: Robin Pecknold
lyricist: Robin Pecknold

I was following the pack
all swallowed in their coats
with scarves of red tied ’round their throats
to keep their little heads
from fallin’ in the snow
And I turned ’round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
and turn the white snow red as strawberries
in the summertime..

Ragged Wood

length: 5:08
writer: Robin Pecknold


I was following the pack
all swallowed in their coats
with scarves of red tied ’round their throats
to keep their little heads
from fallin’ in the snow
And I turned ’round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
and turn the white snow red as strawberries
in the summertime


Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

length: 3:29
writer: Robin Pecknold

Wanderers this morning came by
Where did they go
Graceful in the morning light
To banner fair
To follow you softly
In the cold mountain air

Through the forest
Down to your grave
Where the birds wait
And the tall grasses wave
They do not
know you anymore

Dear shadow alive and well
How can the body die
You tell me everything
Anything true

In the town one morning I went
Staggering through premonitions of my death
I don't see anybody that dear to me

Dear shadow alive and well
How can the body die
You tell me everything
Anything true

Jesse
I don't know what I have done
I'm turning myself to a demon
I don't know what I have done
I'm turning myself to a demon

Quiet Houses

length: 3:33
writer: Robin Pecknold

Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down

Don't give in
Don't give in
Don't give in
Don't give in

Don't give in
Don't give in
Don't give in
Don't give in

Come to me
Come to me
Come to me
Come to me

Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down

Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

He Doesn't Know Why

length: 3:21
writer: Robin Pecknold
Penniless and tired, let your hair grow long
I was looking at you there and your face looked wrong
Memory is an echo silent song
I didn't understand

Image and a light as the morning nears
you don't say a single word of the last two years
Well you will be, you'll reach the frontier
I didn't understand, oh

See your wringing hands and a silver knife
Twenty dollars in your hand that you hold so tight
All the evidence of your faking life________
My brother you were born

And you will try to do what you did before
Pull the wool over your eyes
For a week or more
Let your family take you back to your original life____

There's nothing I can do
There's nothing I can do
There's nothing I can say
There's nothing I can say
I can say

Heard Them Stirring

length: 3:03
writer: Robin Pecknold
Whaaaa

Oooh x2
Aaah Oooh


Oooh x2
Aaah Oooh

Oooh Ahooh
Oooh Ahooh

Oooh x3

Your Protector

length: 4:10
flute: Gwen Owens
writer: Robin Pecknold

She left a week to roam
Your protector's coming home
Keep your secrets with you
Safe from the outside

You walk along the stream
Your head caught in a waking dream
Your protector's coming home (coming home)

As you lay to die beside me, baby
I'm the one in the shootin' game
Would you wait for me,
the other one,
would you wait for me? (2x)

You run with the devil (2x)

Ooh ooh ooh...

Tell your brother to be good
Tell your sister not to go
Tell your mother not to wait
Tell your father I was good

As you lay to die beside me, baby
I'm the one in the shootin' game
Would you wait for me,
the other one,
would you wait for me?

Ooh ooh ooh...

Meadowlarks

length: 3:12
writer: Robin Pecknold
Meadowlark, fly away down
I hold a cornucopia and a golden crown
For you to wear upon your fleecy down

A meadowlark sing to me

Hummingbird, just let me down
Inside the broken arms of your own demise
I do believe you gave it your best try

A hummingbird sing to me,
A hummingbird sing to me

Don't believe a word that I haven't heard
Little children laughing at the boys and girl
The meadowlark singing to you each and everyday
The on the hills and the market in the hay

Blue Ridge Mountains

length: 4:26
writer: Robin Pecknold
Light up with me my dear,
Light up.
Under stormy night, tell nobody.

My brother where do you intend to go tonight?
I heard that you missed your connecting flight,
to the blue ridge mountains, over near Tennessee.

You're ever welcome with me any time you like,
Let's drive to the country side, leave behind some green-eyed look-a-likes,
So no one gets worried, no.
So no one gets worried, no.

But Sean don't get callous,
I'm sure it'll be fine.
I love you, I love you,
Oh brother of mine.

In the quivering forest,
Where the shivering dog rests,
I will do it grandfather,
Wilt to wood and end.
And the river got frozen,
And the hole got snowed in,
And near the moon glow ride,
Till the morning light.

Terrible am I child?
Even if you don't mind,
In the quivering forest,
Where the shivering dog rests,
I will do it grandfather,
Wilt to wood and end.
And the river got frozen,
And the hole got snowed in,
And near the moon glow ride,
Till the morning light.

Terrible am I child?
Even if you don't mind,
No.

Oliver James

length: 3:24
writer: Robin Pecknold

On the way to your brother's house in the valley, dear,
By the river bridge a cradle floating beside me.
In the whitest water on the banks against the stone
You will lift his body from the shore and bring him home

Oliver James washed in the rain no longer
Oliver James washed in the rain no longer

On the kitchen table that your grandfather did make
You and your delicate way will slowly clean his fate
And you will remember when you rehearsed the actions of
A innocent and anxious mother full of anxious love

Oliver James washed in the rain no longer
Oliver James washed in the rain no longer

Walk with me down the beach and through the valley floor
Love for the one you know more
Love for the one you know more

Back we go to your brother's house emptier my dear
The sound of ancient voices ringing soft upon your ear

Oliver James washed in the rain no longer
Oliver James washed in the rain no longer