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Fast Asleep 04:19
You're fast asleep Your pillow's cold next to me In the deepest dark, in the shallow light, I'm here, but I can't feel that you are near Swallow one feeling at a time Be sure to wash it down with a bottle of cheap wine ‘til all at once, it spills upon the ground You've managed quite a mess, now leave what you have found
Under his breath; “What a nice change of scenery” he said as she wrapped her arms so tightly ‘round his head and pulled him in close, like a scarf on a winter night What a nice change, such a nice change Then the winter turned to spring and the layers started stripping off with the heat and they couldn’t keep the pavement beneath their feet So they took to the sea, where they learned for her it was far too cold but for him, he knew that he was home He would be buried along with his name He knew it all along She would be married God, what a shame So she left him with the night and a feeling so familiar of a loss and an emptiness compounded by the frost and another love fades, just as the ones before it had through a life of horseshoes and hand grenades. She would be married God, what a shame She knew it from the start He would be buried along with his name God, what a shame
He Ran 05:05
Light's down Saturday night Through the window did come full moon's light Ear held to the door, silence telling him now was the time Without a sound and without a plan he ran alone Wet grass under his feet as the city lies fast asleep Past blocks blurring to one, claiming stake on the land, his to keep Without a sound and without a plan he ran through the chill of the night making his body light, so light and the sting of his sweat getting into his eyes made the world seem so bright Without an end soon enough he'd lost count of the bends Without consequence, confidence in his stride, the world ahead distends
The Seafarer 04:01
I was born on a riverbank I was raised amongst the green When I came of age I raised my anchor and I set to sea I’ve been to the places men could only dream The things I’ve seen Many miles above the ocean floor where the blue extends for years I would man my post unwavering in my solo chanticleer All alone without a compass rose at the luck of gale force winds I could travel only where I wanted, I didn’t know it then At the port of a foreign land where the natives took my hand where their tongue contained no word that I could liken to “demand” But I could never drown the ocean’s call it was riding on the wind In a few months time I’d be on deck to raise my sails again and to chance for another shore or to lead my life so free as to know that my remaining days would be spent at sea
Joel's Wife 03:32
The pews had all been filled the night before but on this day he'd woken early, dressed himself rushed to the chapel door With keys in hand he took the knob and slowly he began unlatching all the locks he'd turned a thousand times before but his hands trembled at the thought of what laid just behind the gates that he had tended since his father passed in '39 And so he forced himself inside to get the programs folded thin Straighten up the front room, check the lights, be sure to test the organ Greeted all the guests as they arrived Helping them to find their seats as good friends read their eulogies when he picked up a piece of paper gently slid his finger in its crease, and as it did unfold revealed a youthful picture of her face, how she adored him and this place The services were coming to a close and time was passing much too quickly as each pew before him slowly rose With saddened eyes they’d take his hand but soon he was alone and then reality just seemed so apropos He stood beside the casket "I just want to take her home", he said as he looked down upon his loving wife, recalled the vows he'd read Through death they'd parted, as he'd said
Please be discreet, I've wanted this so long Between you and me, I've never been too strong A better man would surely still his hand A better man would surely draw a line in the sand I feel your eyes and read your lips, no way Please don't misread, the nights can be so cold Though my heart's spoken for, I'm lonely now, truth be told And I'm stuck with a man to love, whose love for me is all dried up To leave him now, I couldn't run away no way I can't believe it's been you and me from the start What I have done has brought you closer to my heart After all I really meant to say: please stay


released May 1, 2012

Trebuchet is:
Lauren Haile: Vocals, Keyboards, Ukulele
Paul Haile: Vocals, Drums, Ukulele, Cello, Percussion
Navid Manoochehri: Vocals, Guitar, Pedal Steel, Banjo
Eliott Whitehurst: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Omnichord, Percussion

Recorded at Guitar Heaven Studio in Vacaville, CA by Paul Haile
Mixed By: Paul Haile
Mastered By: Judah Nagler
Produced By: Paul Haile & Trebuchet

Music By: Trebuchet © 2012
Lyrics By: Eliott Whitehurst & Trebuchet

Album Artwork By: Jef Overn
Album Design & Layout By: Josh Staples

Thank You:
Our Families, Ned & Mollie Bressler, Josh Drake, Richard Haile, Craig Tierney, Devan Paddock, and you for supporting us.


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Trebuchet Petaluma, California

Many years of studying and working on various other musical projects together have afforded its members a strong musical chemistry: one that has helped them achieve a level of honesty on their second album, Volte-Face, which reflects the two years of drastic change in the life of lyricist Eliott Whitehurst that inspired it. ... more

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