Hemlock Honey and Crows [demo album]

by Leslie Hudson

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1.
I want to dream like Mrs Butler dreams She walks in like a memory, strolling reality Or so it seems She walks out like a ghost Making the most of her see-through perambulation Haunting the house Haunting the house of her dreams So I imagine a house not too large A staircase and bookcases, old leather suitcases Wide open windows and chairs by the fire Crows on the rooftop and salt on the stovetop And herbs hanging down from the ceiling I want to dream like Mrs Butler dreams She walks in like a memory, strolling reality Or so it seems She walks out like a ghost Making the most of her see-through perambulation Haunting the house Haunting the house of her dreams Haunting the house of her dreams So I envision a garden run wild With mint and forget-me-not, monkshood and hollyhock Lavender, bedstraw and gold marguerite Crows in the seedbeds and wind blowing seedheads And bread left with cream by the hedgerow I want to dream like Mrs Butler dreams She walks in like a memory, strolling reality Or so it seems She walks out like a ghost Making the most of her see-through perambulation Haunting the house Haunting the house of her dreams Haunting the house of her dreams So I will conjure a place all my own A hedge witch’s haven, a life to be brave in Trees on the walls like the woods have come Wandering into my nemeton Witnessing all that I’m breathing out into the forest I want to dream like Mrs Butler dreams She walks in like a memory, strolling reality Or so it seems She walks out like a ghost Making the most of her see-through perambulation Haunting the house Haunting the house of her dreams Haunting the house of her dreams Haunting the house of her dreams
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You didn’t think I meant it when I said I’d chuck you out You thought you could prevent it and you tried to wait me out But I’ve got nails in these 4 corners and I’ve got gumption in my spine When you step across my threshold You ain’t coming back inside You are gone, gone, gone from this room Gone, gone, gone I will sweep you out with my broom Sweep you out You’re hoping I’ll forget it - all the shit you threw at me You predict that I’ll forgive it Tied yourself up to that tree But I’m not coming out to save you when the storm begins to growl They’re your knots so you untie them ‘cause the weather’s turning foul And you are gone, gone, gone from this room Gone, gone, gone I will sweep you out with my broom Sweep you out The fire’s all a-crackle and my house is toasty warm I have practically forgotten that you’re out there in this storm But it’s a storm of your devising that I’ve weathered long enough When I look out of my window I can see the sun come up Now that you’re gone, gone, gone from this room Gone, gone, gone I will sweep you out with my broom Sweep you out
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Crow flight Inky delight Mirrored we meet Me with grounded feet Crow flight Mischievous sight Twisting the wind Playful spirit spin Twisting with the wind Playful spirit Crow song Carried along I hear the call Mirrored in us all Can you hear the call Mirrored in us? Crow kin All you have been Night becomes day Life becomes decay Crow kin Welcome me in Mirrored I fly Feather bone and sky Mirrored I will fly Feather and bone Mirrored I will fly Feather and bone Mirrored I will fly Feather and bone and sky

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"Hemlock Honey and Crows" is an album of songs for the season - my favourite season! Songs of storms, spells and hauntings. Wild gardens and those who plant them. Death, healing and magic. Crows, riddles and dreams. From the women who ran the so-called poisoner schools of old, to the ghosts who follow us home, these songs tell stories round the fire.

For 8 weeks in September and October 2021, a track from this album will be released in demo form every Friday. These versions are just me and the piano. Download each new track every Friday for any price you choose. On the final Friday of October - just before Samhain - I'll release the finalized album with guest musicians galore.

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released September 3, 2021

All songs written, recorded, produced by Leslie Hudson

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Leslie Hudson Stratford, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is a Canadian singer songwriter and pianist. Her albums range from storytelling styles to bluesy bar rock to dialed-up, full-band homages to pop culture. With lyrical piano skills and a voice that cuts through the crowd, her songs dive deep into archetype and folklore, modernizing ancient voices as she shines a spotlight on the shadowy paths we walk through life, myth and media. ... more

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