Lonesome Goldmine

by Annie Ellicott

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Steven Manion This is such a beautiful album. I hear something new each time I listen to it. It takes you to another place and time and immerses you.
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B Schlunegger Beautifully different and mesmerizing. Favorite track: Daddy Longlegs (feat. Orla Wren).
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Guy Norton Something wondrous this way comes. I await the full release with something akin to the nervous anticipation one feels before a first date.... Favorite track: The Going Prayer.
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Annie Ellicott - Lonesome Goldmine

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A note from the artist:

I didn't know what I was doing going into this.
I knew there was beautiful music growing inside me that only
I could hear, and an urge to put it outside where everyone could hear was growing inside, too.

The origin of the music and of this growing impulse to share it was a mystery to me, but I trusted it.

I moved forward in faith that I would be given the knowledge
& resources to continue as I went along, & that is exactly what happened.

Mark Kuykendall became the other half of this album. He has been a great teacher, showing me the magic in honoring that mystery, listening closely as long as necessary, & protecting its purity by maintaining purity of intention.

Looking back now,
the music seems on one level to be a force of nature all it's own, a living entity that we simply midwifed into the world. It's also a collective work of art created from the minds, hearts, hands & generosity of many people.

My intention is to give you a window into your own vast inner world of cryptograms waiting to be decoded, innocence waiting to be recovered, & the endless stillness we are never apart from. - Annie Ellicott

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Thank you...

Mark & Lindsey, you made your home feel like my home,
played with me, sound experimented with me, were patient with me & believed in me. Cait O'Darling, you housed & fed me during
the most difficult time of my life. Thank you for understanding who I am & being the most wonderful friend. Thank you Bob Doenges for
leading me to water. Greg, thank you for loving me, & for the invaluable gifts & experiences you've given me. Thank you Melanie Sweeney & Maya Christobel for continuously & gently nudging me towards seeing my true value as an artist. Jeff Hogue & Mark Step Ward,thank you for always being there when I need help or perspective with matters of art, spirit & heart. Amy, you encouraged me to show my original music to people, selflessly assisted with transcribing & arranging and gave me a beautiful musical leg to stand on when we started performing my originals. Thank you for all of this and so much more. Paige Britt, thank you for making the most courageous journey, & for being a lighthouse in the dark. Peregrine, Justin, Angie, Jeremy, Mark & Lindsey thank you for making the album art as beautiful as the music. Thank You you Mark K., Amy, Jordan, Andrew, Jesse, Josh, Mark S., & Orla for making this music so much more than I ever dreamed possible. Thank you to everyone who contributed money & time to Lonesome Goldmine. It wouldn't have happened without you. Deepest gratitude to my precious family, for loving me unconditionally & for bringing me so much joy; & to my family of close friends.


~This album is dedicated to my mother Mary, who gave me life, showed me how to love and be loved, and set me free~

credits

released September 18, 2016

All Songs Written & Composed by Annie Ellicott

Produced & Engineered by
Mark Kuykendall

Co-produced by
Annie Ellicott

Executive Producers:
Greg Owens
James Johnson
Annie Ellicott

Artwork by
Angie Pember Brockey - Wet Plate Photography (Album Cover)
Peregrine Honig - Handwritten words, Drawing
Justin Brockey - Wet Plate Photography
Jeremy Charles - Polaroids, Digital Photography
Rachel Ann Dennis - Letterpressing (50ltd LP)

Design & Layout by
Mark Kuykendall


Recorded at Unknown Tone Studios Tulsa, OK (2014 - 2016)


Saxophone for Shadows Live engineered by Travis Fite at Soultreestudio.

Piano for Goddess Androgyny & Babya engineered by Travis Fite at the home of Margaret and Steven Kobos.

Piano parts for Father Bones, Shadows Live, and Lullaby engineered by Mark Kuykendall at the home of Margaret and Steven Kobos.

Additional work on Daddylong Legs by Orla Wren (orlawrenmusic.bandcamp.com)

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Track Name: The Going Prayer
The Going Prayer

the sun goes up
the sun comes down

I can't remember my name
(When my mama goes I pray She rides the wild wind)
I can't remember if I ever found my way back home
(and when my daddy goes I hope that I will cry for him)
I put it all into a million little bottles, sent them out to sea
Surely one will find its way back to me
(until there's nothing more of him)

The sun goes up
The sun comes down

And as my holiest of truths
dissolve before me
may I be there by my side, eyes open wide
till at last my heart and hands come untied.

So when this body no more can hold the high tide,
I can fall into the sea

arms open wide
Track Name: Goddess Androgyny
Goddess Androgyny

Sky puddles dancing in rippling rings
recall they were once but ethereal springs
Oh, what a day
to be living our dreams

A thousand miles down inside you, little one
You will find me
Goddess Androgyny
lying lonely as a messenger can be

Goddess Androgyny

In a bottle
in the middle of the swirling sea

Goddess Androgyny
Goddess Androgyny

Hurry, set the angels free!
Goddess Androgyny
Easy, see the angles, three
Water, birth me

Goddess Androgyny
Goddess Androgyny

A thousand miles down inside you, little one
You will find me

Goddess Androgyny
Track Name: Lonesome Goldmine
Lonesome Goldmine

Trust light
Embrace spring
Ask the rose where the sacred moment lies
lingering inside a little blue universe
like brilliant broken sky windows
singing perfumed decay

The time is soon
The dream is you

One
languid
eternity

Go on, go planting seeds along the hungry roadside
Go on, go walk with your demons
Bring back a piece of the inside

Are you a kind man?
Are you a con man?
Are you a madman?
Are you no mans land?
Are you dry land for a woman lost at sea?

Or are you just a man
orphaned by a world that showed you war would set us free,
an undulating puzzle piece in my yearning memory,
beautiful abstraction that almost fits
inside me?

When I first heard, it was whispered in the wind chimes
When I first could see, it was written plainly as a child’s rhyme,
pure and glaring:
Be caring
Dearest, be caring
Be daring with this loaded heart you seep through

Hyper sensitive
All contestable
With incentive madly questionable
I call to you:
Go on
Go on
Go on

Go planting seeds around your lonesome goldmine
Paint yourself a garden; let the stars shine through

It all repeats in time

my unknowable you
Track Name: Babya
Babya

I went to the bible
I went to the bottle
I went to the end of the line
Nowhere could I find, nowhere could I find
that sweet Babya, baby of mine

Babya Babya Babya Babya
baby of mine
Babya Babya Babya Babya
sweet little baby of mine

I smell like a sailor, spring love like a mother
and little my heart couldn't find
Come lay your bones in me, into the earth of me
sweet Babya, baby of mine

Babya Babya Babya Babya
sweet little baby of mine

I climbed up the ladder, the heart of the matter
I met our successors, so fine
They stood on our shoulders like ten thousand soldiers in love,
in our perfect design

Yes, my young, yes, your young
sat down with the problem
They saw it and called it divine
Come lay your bones in me,
into the earth with me

sweet little baby of mine
Track Name: Father Bones
Father Bones

When you come home, Father Bones
leave a light on for Little Wing

Beyond you, beyond me
Her homilies sing through the trees
whispering a love I can almost believe,
can almost conceive

Do you have a story to tell
of the night the stars fell
down the mountainside?
Shot in the dream, life opened wide
(river of sighs down the great divide)

In blindness, believing, spinning and weaving
She carries on beating in you and me
I sit with you listening

silently
Track Name: Shadows Live
Shadows Live

Come to the mirror Ruby

don't be shy
don't be shy

Look at me, look, look at me
You know why

you know why

Shadows live under your dress
A holy mess

Run to the river Ruby
little lies in your eyes

Hear the mirror singing clear and wise
See your eyes

Shadows live
Undo your disguise

Come to the mirror Ruby
kind surprise in your eyes
See the river singing clear and wise

See your eyes
Track Name: Daddy Longlegs (feat. Orla Wren)
Daddy Longlegs


Daddy-ah-da-Daddy-ah-da-Daddy-ah-da
Daddy Longlegs
Ruby, Little Ruby calling
cuckoo!

cocoon me

Daddy Longlegs in my bones
woke me on the telephone saying
“Love my little honey suckle
how she makes me chuckle
when she buckles”

Time cries out for everything
in his wild imagining
Winter, autumn, summer, spring
half lost, half remembering-

Apple tree or apple seed
apple seed or apple tree
all is nothing, all is free
All is nothing
All is free
All Is Love- the song we sing

Daddy-ah-da-daddy-ah-da-Daddy-ah-da
Daddy Longlegs
Ruby, Little Ruby calling
“Tu est mon petit ami”

Through the keyhole sirens ring, terrifying golden glean:
All is magic, all is seen
all is magic, all is seen
through the dark wood flooding spring
All Is Love- the song we sing
All is Love- the song we sing

Daddy-ah-da-daddy-ah-da-Daddy-ah-da
Daddy Longlegs
Ruby, Little Ruby calling…

Dance with me beyond the screen
all is love the song we sing
Carry home the tired dream
into the ocean, done and clean
Winter, autumn, summer, spring
going, going, gone indeed-
apple tree to apple seed
apple seed to apple tree
apple tree to apple seed
Track Name: Lullaby
Lullaby

Darling one, forgive my pain
You are perfect as the rain
Everything that you contain-
down, down, down
trimmed and pressed into a name
angel of space

but you remain unspeakable
sacred words unsung
and even as we come undone
down, down, down
you’re still the one
down, down, down
who broke my heart open
angel

Perfect one, there is no stain
All dreams wash out in the rain
Deepest joy and darkest pain
down, down, down
run together
angel
down the drain
of space

but we are un dissolvable,
ancient as the sun
and surely as the rain will come
down, down, down
you’re still the one
down, down, down
who showed me how to hold the night,
so fragile
in the moonlight

down
down
down
down
down
down…

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down
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down
down
down…

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