Woven Hand- Ten Stones

Lyrics of Ten Stones

wovenhand ten stones

Track List
1. Beautiful Axe
2. Horse Tail
3. Not One Stone
4. Cohawkin Road
5. Iron Feather
6. White Knuckle Grip
7. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
8. Kicking Bird
9. Kingdom of Ice
10. His Loyal Love
11. Ten Stones Drone


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ten stones lyrics woven hand
Woven Hand- Ten Stones
soundsfamilyre 2008

1. Beautiful Axe
2. Horse Tail
3. Not One Stone
4. Cohawkin Road
5. Iron Feather
6. White Knuckle Grip
7. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
8. Kicking Bird
9. Kingdom of Ice
10. His Loyal Love
11. Ten Stones Drone



1. The Beautiful Axe


The night holds
Holds a candle to you
I see you are a hummingbird
Living in the shadows of law
Cleave her to vivid dreams
Picture before you
The living word
He did ascend away
To prepare a place
Let the sound together hold you
To the humble he has given grace
From the proud he hides his face
From the proud he hide his face
Joy has come
It rises with the son
He the highest on the horizon
Joy has come
In the mind that I see
Beautiful the axe that flies at me
In the yard
More than fourty birds
For to write upon my mind
We fall out into the street
As the last one flies
The last one in kind
On the morning of this second day
An old skin vision of my hope and stay
A flaw in the man whichever way
Thinking of his color

Music and lyrics: DEE • Performed by wovenhand
© 2008 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP




2. Horsetail

He come up and
throw himself down
he finds no strength to get off this ground
by the wave of the horsetail
by the wave of the horsetail
he wishes no height
no height in your mind
to climb the steep hill none he can find
if you think you can see it in your hand
then you are blind
for unless he draw them
they will not come
for no man seeks him
no not one
there is number to your hours
there is number to your hours
you I don’t know
from a stone’s throw
if you think you can see it in your hand
then you are blind
he bring the whirlwind
to scatter your fire
you cannot reach him
no not from your
tallest spire

music by: Peter Van Laerhoven/DEE • lyrics: DEE • Performed by wovenhand
© 2008 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP and Peter Van Laerhoven/SABAM





3. Not One Stone

And in so
They took on
As far as one can go
To crack the smile
And the old backbone
You offer up not your reason alone
Deep asleep as wolves
Who rise to worship their dreams
Under the mountain
Thin as thieves
Armed to the teeth
We have the same hands
Behold the lamb
Behold the lamb
Given for us
Made curse for us
Behold the lamb
Not one stone
Atop another will stand
As one of them
I always am
On my way down
This weary melody ends
The host of heaven descends
Down beneath this bleeding ground
Behold the lamb
Behold the lamb
Given for us
Made curse for us
Behold the lamb
Behold the lamb
Not one stone
Atop another will stand

Music and lyrics: DEE • Performed by wovenhand
© 2008 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP



4. Cohawkin Road

Hidden inside him
Music in the dark
This conquering kindness
To all in his quiver
Burdened hard
On the road
By law all are wounded
That you may know
You may know one another
She looks for me in picture
Oh my brother’s keeper
In picture worn smooth
From hand to hand
A quiet unlearning oh I had forgotten
To control the tongue
I do now remember
Do not all step to the end of dreams
Down piano wire
They will leave the lips
Of everyone's desire
In the cold cold comfort
Of winter on winter
Swinging mood
Swinging mood
Quick round every turn
Within your frame
My sister
They are endless three
Yet in the mirror of the knife
I see only me
Do not all step to the end of dreams
Down piano wire
They will leave the lips
Of everyone's desire

Music and lyrics: DEE • Performed by wovenhand
Guest guitar: Emil Nikolaisen • Guest noise: Samuel and David Durling
© 2008 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP



5. Iron Feather

I must miss you
Under the ashen sky
And out from among them
You and you
Those who spin as glass
On this iron ship
Into their own hands cast
Oh it is this sad news
That has traveled so fast
All these tears
Gather together
Down your cheek
Your neck and feathers
All these tears
Letter by letter
They must be found
While still day
As dead men do
Do not find their way
Beneath the cedars
The cedars of Lebanon they
All these tears
Gather together
Down your cheek
Your neck and feathers
All these tears
Feather fell a voice
A calling answer there
To the hearing soul
The soul in the hollow square

Music and lyrics: DEE • Performed by wovenhand
Guest guitar: Emil Nikolaisen • Guest vocals: Daniel C. Smith
© 2008 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP




6. White Knuckle Grip

Written down on burning paper
Some words just do not rhyme
We’re dealing with fire either way
Driving these streets in squandered time
Angel protect the vision
Picture show to slow it down
I am ill from too much honey
As the bees they buzz around
It might have been a Cadillac
Yeah maybe a Lincoln
I seen it from the rear view
I just couldn’t get a clear view
I got a white knuckle grip on my
white knuckle grip on my
white knuckle grip on my
Saturday night
I'm gonna dance this town to ruins
Stood close hell fire barbed wire
Come on boy
Come up with somethin'
Or go home go home with nothin'
Worse for the wear
Out here in the fray
I'm takin’ the heavy way
I'm takin’ the heavy way
The landscape of Saturday night
Get a grip and make it tight
Father guide me with your eye
It might have been a Cadillac
Or maybe a Lincoln
Seen through the rear view
Could not get a clear view
Got a white knuckle grip on your
Saturday night

Music and lyrics: DEE/Daniel C. Smith • Performed by wovenhand
Guest guitars: Daniel C. Smith • Beehive: Emil Nikolaisen
© 2008 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP




7. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars


Quiet nights of quiet stars
quiet chords from my guitar
floating on the silence
that surrounds us.
Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams
quiet walks by quiet streams
and a window that looks out
on the mountains and the sea,
oh how lovely
This is where I want to be
here with you so close to me
until the final flicker of life's ember.
I who was lost and lonely
believing life was only
a bitter tragic joke,
have found with you,
the meaning of existence,
oh my love


Written By: A.Jobim/Lees (BMI) • Performed by wovenhand
Guest bossa nova guitar: Emil Nikolaisen
© Hal Leonard Publishing/BMI




8. Kicking Bird

The songs begin at nightfall
The wind blows to the north
The wind is blowing stronger
It blows my tail to the north
See the small dogs come running
See the poor dogs come running
See the horsemen come after
See the horsemen come laughing
The songs begin at nightfall
The wind blows to the north
The wind is blowing stronger
It blows my tail to the north
Native American Plains Chant

Music by: Peter Van Laerhoven/wovenhand
© 2008 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP and Peter Van Laerhoven/SABAM



9. Kingdom Of Ice

Did you o man
Give horse his might
Did you o man
clothe his neck with mane
he rushes out
to meet the sword
he laughs at fear
and is not dismayed
lay hand to mouth
spoken once
I have no answer
lay hand to mouth
spoken twice
I will say no more
In fierceness and rage
He paws at the ground
He smells the battle from afar
He turns not back
From its thunderous sound
Lay hand to mouth
Spoken once
You have no answer
Lay hand to mouth
Spoken twice
And say no more
He stands alight
The flames of a clear eye
We ride from here on
To his kingdom of ice
He stands alight
He stands alight

Music and lyrics by: DEE • Performed by wovenhand
Text inspired by the book of Job
© 2008 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP



10. His Loyal Love

She into me
See into me
Soaring over my heart
She for the keeping
Of each passing day
I pray
Of each passing day
I pray
She among the precious ones
Far enough and distance between
My eyes no longer young
I see no star
I see no star
Brighter than the sun
Bride and spirit say come
Bride and spirit say come

Music by: Pascal Humbert • Lyrics by: DEE • Performed by wovenhand
Guest vocal: Elin K. Smith
© 2008 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP and La Chunga Publishing



11. Ten Stones Drone (instr.)




picture of DEE and Emil Nikolaisen:

Woven Hand Ten Stones




Below you find  the official description of Ten Stones and a review of TEN STONES by Alex, a friend of this site.


"A little bit about the album:
Woven Hand's fourth full-length release, TEN STONES, is produced by Edwards and Daniel Smith (Danielson), engineered by Smith and Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh), and features the formidable talents of Peter Van Laerhoven (guitar), former 16 Horsepower bandmate Pascal Humbert (bass), Garrison (drums), Nikolaisen (guitar), and Danielson’s Elin K. Smith (vocals).  

Edwards’ powerful and authoritative musicianship, coupled with lyrics that hit the mark with unflagging consistency, results in compelling music that is brooding, dark, and yet maintains a tight grip on hope itself." (soundsfamilyre)


"Wovenhand is a force to be reckoned with, and this has never been more evident than in their upcoming release, TEN STONES. Music that pulls you in like undertow on the North Atlantic and then catapults you into an expanse full of danger and mystery, TEN STONES is remarkable in its breadth, humanity, and power. Emotions are not merely juxtaposed, they are woven together--confusion and hope are intertwined, joy and terror run in and through each other, urgency and peace are experienced simultaneously.  Wovenhand’s powerful and authoritative musicianship, coupled with lyrics that hit the mark with unflagging consistency, results in music that is driving, potent, and excruciatingly alive." (soundsfamilyre)




REVIEW – WOVEN HAND „Ten Stones“ (2008)  by ALEX (www.melomane.info), thank you!

When I met drummer Ordy Garrison after the Woven Hand show in Vienna last year (Szene – 31.05.2007), I asked him about the upcoming album and he answered: “It will be completely different!”. Now, as I have listened to the brandnew “Ten Stones” I must agree – the album sounds really completely different and it’s full with surprises:

“The beautiful Axe” opens the long awaited album and it’s obvious, that the sound has changed in some way. Contrast to former albums now you can hear and feel the drumming and so it’s much more powerful and closer to the typically Woven Hand live sound. Especially when Ordy Garrison is kicking the shit out of his drums while David Eugene Edwards singing “Joy has come, it rises with the sun, He the highest on the horizon”. Special heavy guitar riffs and the drone of the Hurdy Gurdy makes this song so unique. With “Horsetail” a more typically Woven Hand song follows. A wonderful acoustic bass fiddle and David’s impressive voice “If you think you can see it in your hand, then you are blind” create a wonderful atmosphere. The music for this one was written by David Eugene Edwards and Peter van Laerhoven, who is also responsible for the live noise and atmospheric sounds he creates just only on his guitar. “Not one Stone” is without any doubt one of the highlights. A wonderful melody, great guitar work from Peter van Laerhoven again and Ordy’s outstanding drumming meet with David Eugene Edwards’ unbelievable voice singing “Behold the lamb, given for us, made course of us” make this song to another Woven Hand classic. “Cohawkin Road” features the guest appearances of Emil Nikolaisen form the Norway group Serena Maneesh on guitar with Samuel and David Durling (two brothers from the Swedish Industrial band called Mental Destruction) doing some “guest noise”, as it’s credited in the booklet. A very atmospheric song with mysterious lyrics (“Yet in the mirror of the knife I see only me”) will satisfy any Woven Hand fan, I guess. “Iron Feather” begins with an amazing piano intro and leads into a song, which was already played at the last tour in summer (like “The beautiful Axe”), which catches you after the first lines “I must miss you, under the ashen sky”. Very atmospheric again and it features also Emil Nikolaisen on guitar and Daniel C. Smith (who co-produced “Ten Stones” with David Eugene Edwards) from the group Danielson on backing vocals. Another Woven Hand classic that gives all fans the creeps. Mr. Edwards has written the next one with Daniel C. Smith: “White Knuckle Grip” is a bluesy and rockin’ piece of music, which many fans won’t like, I’m afraid. Because it’s completely different to anything, David Eugene Edwards recorded for Woven Hand up to date. Nevertheless is this song a beauty and shows, that David is open minded for any kind of music. And I’m sure, that this one will hit some people with full force, who have never heard about Woven Hand before. Then the next surprise is waiting, in which David acts like a Crooner: “Quiet Nights of quiet Stars” (a Carlos Jobim cover) is this kind of track, nobody has expected. A Bossa Nova sound played by Woven Hand? Yes – you won’t believe this, until you’ve heard it. By the way: The Walkabouts also covered this song. The Woven Hand version gives “Ten Stones” a perfect break and although it’s very unusual, it fits perfectly between the songs. After this “break” the next surprise is coming along: “Kicking Bird” (a native American plains chant named after the Kiowa chief of the same name) only endures a little bit more than two minutes, but this one kicks ass! Ordy’s drumming, a driving rhythm and chant show us again, that Woven Hand are also ready to rock in a studio. The music for this one was co-written by guitar player Peter van Laerhoven with Woven Hand. “Kingdom of Ice” (lyrics inspired by the book of Job) is already known, because of the live performance this year in the summertime. Hurdy Gurdy, Banjola, sounds of galloping horses and David’s intense singing “Lay hand to mouth, spoken once, you have no answer. Lay hand to mouth, spoken twice, and say no more” make this one to another highlight of “Ten Stones”. “His loyal Love” (music written by bass player Pascal Humbert) is atmospheric and full with sounds, while David’s voice (and the one of Elin K. Smith) are in the background. This would also fit perfectly on the next Lilium album. Then, an untitled bonus track closes “Ten Stones”: It’s not really an instrumental, more a noisy thing, like you can hear on the last track “Little Raven” of the last famous “Mosaic” album. Atmosphere, Hurdy Gurdy, vocal improvisations, breathing and various sound creations finishing the masterpiece “Ten Stones” with an eleventh “stone”.


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