Good Worm

by Adah and her Brother

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Good Worm is a collection of tunes inspired by waterfalls, picture books, heartache, and quests for physical fitness. Written by Adah, selected by her brother, and hatched together.

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released May 17, 2015

Adah Hetko- voice, guitar
Eli Hetko- banjo, back-up vocals, guitar

All songs written by Adah Hetko
Recorded and mixed by Tim Knowlton
Album art by Rosalie Eck

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Adah and her Brother Poughkeepsie, New York

Adah and her Brother is a sibling-songwriter duo born and raised in the Hudson River Valley. They got their start playing and singing with their dad, and have been making music ever since. Adah has written for projects ranging from a documentary about cargo ships to a spiritual retreat. Eli currently performs with several groups including 5 Mile String Band and Peter Stampfel's Ether Frolic Mob. ... more

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Track Name: Flat-Head Nickel Song
Well, it’s rain for the last time he sees you
for the last time he sees you
for the last

And don’t you forfeit a single one
not a moment, not a scar
not a bicycle handle bar

Took a train for the choo choo to breathe through
for the truth you ascribe to
to the last

And don’t you forfeit a single one
not the flat-head nickel
or the tremor as it goes and comes

Do you remember how you balanced
like the angels playing horse-hair violins?
Do you remember how you drew her like electric
round her finger glistening?

And he drank to the waltz for the widow
round the church out the window widdershins

And don’t you forfeit a single one
not the shadow of a shudder or the sound of a smoking gun

Yeah, don’t you forfeit a single one
not a moment, not a scar, not a constellation
Track Name: Good Worm
Well, I've got no coffee left for you, love
just the dregs, just the dregs
And, I've got no room left either
just the bed, just the bed

And I've always been a good worm
OOOooo, OOOooo
But you're not an early bird

Well, I've got no honey left for you, love
just the bird and the bees
And, when birds and bees are all gone, love
there will just be songs and knees

And, I know that you want me
but the moment has passed
The egg has cracked and it's fried
sunny-side down

Well, I won't have a baby for you, love
just a dog or a cat
And if you're not satisfied, love
I will tell you once again

That I've always been a good worm
OOOooo, OOOooo,
But you're not an early bird
Track Name: Chicken Little Cried Wolf Again
If I sang something new, would you listen then?
Apple of my eye and blood of my pen

Nothing was shaken, didn’t they tell you?
Didn’t you notice, nothing was signed?
Too busy holding up the sky
Chicken Little cried wolf again

If I split it down even would you take a half?
Ribbon round my wrist and crumbs on my path

Awoo, Awoo, Bok bok bok bok bok bok bok

If I told you that I loved you, would that fit the bill?
Honey in my hive and ants in my hill
Track Name: Blue Skies Holding Me Together
I could take a truck
drive it to the coast
just me and the open road
together forever

I've got blue skies holding me together

I could take the truck
park it on the beach
listen to the ocean roll
forever and ever

I've got everything

I could watch the moon
rise above the waves
just me and the Milky Way
together forever
Track Name: Run in the Morning
Run in the morning
and try to be somebody
Play in the evening
don't wait for the sun to go down

Pots in the kitchen are hanging like sun-catchers
I'll tie my shoes criss-crossed, I'll try to run faster
You're in my head and I'll write you a love letter
breathe, breathe

Birds on the wire are under the sun-showers
inside the window I try to sleep eight hours
Maybe I'll leave you a voicemail that says, my love
breathe, breathe
Track Name: Break it to me Slow
Break it to me slow
I don't wanna hear a single word you're saying
I don't wanna hear you roar anymore

When all we have is elbow grease and rum
And all we have is two left feet and thumbs for tongues
And reasons to run out of here

Break it to me slow
I don't wanna know a single thing you're thinking
I don't wanna turn a trickle to a flood

When all we have is elbow grease and rum
And all we have is two left feet and thumbs for tongues
And air in our lungs finally

Break it to me slow
I don't wanna hear the wicked way you're breathing
I don't wanna be the eye of your storm

When all we have is elbow grease and rum
And all we have is two left feet and thumbs for tongues
and thumbs to cut, to hang the final rung
out of here
Track Name: Deliver Me Lullaby
I've got a room full of dreams
I've got a room full
And a baby in the cradle
and when the wind blows
she falls

Deliver me
like a recipe
I'm convertible

I've got a house full of screens
I've got a house full
And a candle in the window
and when the wind blows
night falls

Deliver me
like an effigy
I'm flammable

I've got a hat full of head
I've got a hat full
And a paper in my pocket
and the eyes to read it
and that's all

Deliver me
like typography
I'm invisible

I've got a little prince at home
I've got a little prince
And we draw closed the curtains
and he asks me
Draw me asleep

Deliver me
like St. Exupery
I'm thirsty
and that's all
Track Name: Cry Uncle
Teach me to dance
teach me to cry uncle
teach me to smile
over my underbite

And, can I learn to love?
Am I old enough?
or learn to make out
without getting caught
in the rubber bands?

We are screaming souls
laces untied
only God knows sometimes

We are leaving no
traces behind
only our clothes sun-dried

We are leaving no
traces behind
screaming Cohoes Falls

Maybe we will
all go to Africa
maybe we will
all go to Germany
and take off our shoes
for security
our tray-tables up
our seats backwards-forwards
for safety