Moon Palace

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produced by andrew lipke and christopher bohn
all songs written and performed by christopher bohn with:brad hinton: lap steel (2, 8) guitar (5, 8) banjo (2) vocals (2, 5, 8) andrew lipke: bass (8) keys(5, 8) vocals (2)
recorded at bear nest studios and the record lounge mixing and mastering: andrew lipke

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released June 21, 2012

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Moon Palace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Moon Palace is the recording and performance name of Christopher Bohn. Christopher has been a fixture on the Philadelphia folk and singer-songwriter scene for years.

As his songwriting grew more ambitious, Christopher’s sound moved beyond simple acoustic guitar and voice. Moon Palace incorporates electronics, atmospheric guitars, layered vocals, and the help of a rotating cast of musicians.
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Track Name: Whale
Whale

The constant clatter
Of Western leaning
Tall oak trees
In our valleys end

I wake from sleeping
And I walk beneath them
Every days a one-off
Every days a one-off


I take it with me
A handful of snow
The fear that we are done
It melts so quickly
In the valley below
Standing in the sun, the sun




The truth is simple
The truth is hidden
A wise old woman
In the corner singing

I know I hurt you
I know I left you
Every days a one-off
Every days a one-off

Like a river draining
A falling mother
Love has been a weight
I drag it there
Upon my shoulder
To keep me going straight, straight

I think we dodged a whale

An offered kiss
An open hand
A promise made
A grain of sand
Can I keep counting
The cold, cold year?
I am almost there
I am almost there, I love you
I love you
Track Name: In Our House
In Our House

When you spoke of love
I think you meant the wild kind
Tearing at my chest
You skinned your knees so white
Put your red dress on
Laughing like a nervous bride
Bring me to your lips
Whisper deep inside

Fire in our house
No one put it out
Fire in our house
No one put it out

The sun rose like a dime
On a desert of our promises
All spent like empty shells
Littered on the forest floor
Put your red dress on
Meet me as the evening falls
Feel the burning air
Trapped inside these walls

I found my old man
Breathing out against my teeth
I heard my mother's voice
Calling out between the trees
Put your red dress on
I promise I will ask no more
Track Name: Glory Bird
Glory Bird

When I was ageless
I had no family
Leaping through elegant pines
Silently sweeping the sky
I had no family

It starts with a bitter taste
Blood rushes to my head
A blue and unnameable grace
Tracing the lines of your face
Blood rushes to my head

Take care
Your nights will be long
So long
That sweet fruit
Rots on the vine
This time
Ask for the glory to end

Under your shut throat
A bird heart is beating
Under the shouting and blame
I hear you calling my name
A bird heart is beating

Take care
Your nights will be long
So long
That sweet fruit
Rots on the vine
This time
Ask for the glory to end
Ask for the glory to end
Track Name: Mad With Love
Mad with Love

I went into your room
Found your heavy wedding band
It felt so small
Like a bullet in my hand

I did not cry when
You called out my name
I just opened my mouth
I didn't know what to say

Where's that winning smile
Or the cool to shrug it off
There's a chill in my embrace
A fever in my cough

I am mad with love
I turn through the day
When you're reaching out
I just turn away

In my mind you're still speaking
In my mind I'm still there
In my mind you're still speaking
In my mind I'm still there
Track Name: Lighter Than the Leaves
Lighter than the Leaves

So is this the end
Live as strangers, talk as friends
In the night the sun is down
We drive in circles through our town

Don't turn away
Don't turn to leave
This is the last you'll hear me speak
Please, remember me
We were lighter than the leaves

We were eighteen, we swam across
Your lake, and I got lost
When I was scared I called your name
My friend, you never came

Don't turn away
Don't turn to leave
This is the last you'll hear me speak
Please, remember me
We were lighter than the leaves

Don't turn away
Don't turn to leave
This is the last you'll hear me speak
Track Name: Belly
Belly

I was just young then
Proud and foolish
I had an aching to come clean
In that small room
With no window
Turning it out like some machine

I don't care how tough
You think you are
You swam in a belly just like me
An endless ocean
I want to go back there
You do too, man, I can see

When you close your eyes
It's not dark enough

I can't ignore you
You don't deserve that
We're not so young anymore
When you said stay here
I felt my heart break
I never made it through the door

When I close my eyes
It's not dark enough
Track Name: Horses
Horses

Annie dreams about horses
She knows them all by name
Calling them out from the forest
The dream is always the same
Strolling in fields, rives and laughing
Everything perfect and tame
Annie dreams about horses
She knows them all by name

Walking in fields in the morning
The dew is sweet and kind
Clings to your dress and our fingers
I feel you are mine
The love in your words, I can't forget it
It just faded in time
Walking in fields in the morning
I feel you are mine

Remember her weight on your shoulders
Feel her head on your knee
Brushing the hair from your vision
What are you trying to see?
A closet of moments, cold and unchanging
A couple of tears in the sea
Remember her weight on your shoulders
Feel her head on your knee

I wasn't sleeping when you came in
I was wide awake
I felt you slip in beside me
For heaven's sake
A weekend of splitting, tearing apart
Giving you all you can take
I wasn't sleeping when you came in
I was wide awake