We Gathered at Wakerobin Hollow ~ Chapter 08: Everybody’s Coming to the Farm

by Mending

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $6 USD  or more

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    It's gray!

    Includes unlimited streaming of We Gathered at Wakerobin Hollow ~ Chapter 08: Everybody’s Coming to the Farm via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    edition of 60 

      $7 USD or more 

     

1.
She takes her time each morning And puts the kettle on. Christopher sleeps fitfully, And Jon’s already gone. She take a quick look at the touchscreen For any new news on the wars, Checks if the bridge is flooded By the shortcut to Route Four. And she sips from the same orange mug She used as a kid. And wonders if she looks the same as her mother did, On mornings like this. 2901OA37
2.
“Mom, will it ever stop raining,” Christopher asked with a sigh. I said, “I don’t know babe, They think another ten days until it’s clear enough to go outside. But if you’d like to take your truck out to the porch Just be sure no rainwater Gets in your eyes.” I was doing the bills in the kitchen And Jon was checking on a leak. When he came down from the attic, I said “We need another gas ration, To get through next week.” He said “I’ll call around Monday, We can barter our cherries, the fresh draftees At Fort Bowman might like something sweet.” 3001OA37
3.
I’ll take the afternoon, Get a bag together. I’ll be there before dark. I’ll stay until they catch Whoever's breaking into People’s homes here at the park. Don’t put me in our bedroom. The pullout in the old den will suit me fine. Don’t breathe a word to Christopher I’ll be waiting in the kitchen In the morning, To catch him by surprise. I love to see him laughing, At that same kitchen table, Where we read books with Mom. When Pop came home He’d chase us, Running circles round the yard. Remember that tornado That tore through in October And knocked the oak tree through our roof All through that November We camped out in the den, While Papa fixed the roof. I’ll come up Coleman Road And grab some extra firewood. You know the den gets cold. When I slept there after treatments, I’d watch the fire shudder like we did When I was six years old. It’ll be so nice this winter Sitting in the kitchen With that sweet little child. And later in the evening, Drinking whiskey by the fire. 3102OA38
4.
Emma said “Papa, What’s your plan for autumn? We could use some help down here.” Quickly I replied, “I’ll be there in no time.” It’s not hard to say goodbye, When you know you’re going home. Thing is I know they’re fine, My girls don’t need me for anything. It think they see the signs, And are trying to be kind. Two years from the fire, when I left Odena, You know I haven’t been back since. What made them change their mind? Can you make up For lost time? Either way I’m packing up. It’s not hard to say goodbye, When you know you’re going home. I’ll leave the gate unfastened, For any wandering Seaboard Refugees. A shelter for those lost, Since Portland sunk. Yeah Bennington’s been good to me, And I’ll miss my guys at night school. But with my daughter’s blessing. I’ll teach my grandson mandolin. It’s not hard to say goodbye, When you know you’re going home. 3205VT38
5.
Emma said “Marsha, Come stay at the house.” The bridge to Montgomery Finally gave out. “There’s plenty of room, For you and your Pa. Bring your girlfriend too, If she wants to come along.” We’re gathering folks down at the farm. We’re gathering family at the farm. We’ll forage, we’ll barter We’ll grow what we can. We’ll pool all our money From the government checks If the weather holds out, We might see through till spring. A body’s resilience Is a curious thing. We’re gathering folks down at the farm. We’re gathering family at the farm. 3304OA38
6.
I want you there when the sun rises. I want you there when it sets. When the light goes out on this tired old world, I want you there at the end. I want you there on the mountaintop. I want there where the creek bends. Wheresoever we walk in the crooked old world, I want you there at the end. If I take your hand once more in that final golden And all the trials that came before seem merely moments And in time, we all will find our rest, I hope to have your hand in mind when I go walking west. I want you there when the sun rises. I want you there when it sets. When I draw the blinds in the dusk of this world, I want you there at the end. If I take your hand once more in that final golden And all the trials that came before seem merely moments And in time, we all will find our rest, I hope to have your hand in mind when I go walking west. 3401OA38

about

We Gathered at Wakerobin Hollow is a four hour, forty song cycle, being released in nine Chapters every two months from August 2018-December 2019.

In Year 37-38, floodwaters claim the eastern seaboard and pockets of violent conflict erupt as climate refugees clash with an increasingly militarized domestic peacekeeping force, the USDCA. Through this, protector, planner, thoughtful Emma strives for stability by creating an intentional community on her farm at Wakerobin Hollow. She invites friends and family there to seek respite and share resources and build a small haven in an increasingly chaotic world.

credits

released October 4, 2019

Words and Music by Kate Adams and Joshua Dumas

Kate Adams: Vocals
Joshua Dumas: Piano, Synths

Recorded and Mixed by Joshua Dumas at Pieholden Suite Sound, Chicago IL

Additional Recording at Shape Shoppe, Chicago IL and New York University, Abu Dhabi UAE

Mastered by Scott Craggs at Old Colony Mastering, Scituate RI

©2019 Drift Club Records

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Mending Chicago, Illinois

The Wakerobin Archive is an ongoing experiment in speculative storytelling in song.
.
.
Book 01, "We Gathered at Wakerobin Hollow" is a four hour, nine album drone folk exploration of sisterhood and climate change.

Book 02 commences in March 2020.

Mending is Kate Adams and Joshua Dumas
... more

contact / help

Contact Mending

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Mending, you may also like: