Quiet at the Kitchen Door

by Wolf Larsen

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1.
Kitchen Door 07:15
No was her name No was the lion that no one could tame But Faith was his name Faith came around with a smile on his face anyway He said, tell, tell me now Tell me the worry that knit up your brow She said slow down this train Slow down the iron that runs in my veins I can hear you tap tappin at my kitchen door I can hear the river run, and the rive want more Don’t you know, I’m already sure I can hear you tap tappin at my kitchen door But No kept her name No got so quiet she put out her flame But Faith stayed the same Faith came around with that smile on his face the next day He said, follow me down Follow me down with your pick and your plow I can hear you tap tappin at my kitchen door I can hear the river run and the river want more Don’t you know, I am already sure I can hear you standing quiet at my kitchen door.
2.
I was leaving when you came Just a girl en route, in the rain And now I must send you away And if I had to say, No one’s to blame. I had never seen a face Pulled my white hot tears from their resting place I had never heard my name Like a holy word Like a white hot flame So send me the mountain And the man who lives on it Who whistle in the moonlight A three note sonnet Who sees and knows The song is a river Who dips in my hand just to show me the water So send me the mountain And that man who lives on it Who whistle in the moonlight A three note sonnet Who sees and knows His song is the river Who dips in my hand just to show me the water I was leaving when you came Just a girl en route, in the rain And now I have sent you away And if I had to say, No one’s to blame.
3.
Two Doves 03:59
Two doves came in the snow and rain Grey and white in the middle of the night And they watched me, yes they watched me And they pulled a wreath from the old oak tree And you know they laid it right round me Right round me And does the holy notion hear our cry? And do you tie your letters tight? What do you see when you close your eyes? Do you pray like me, In the middle of the night. And when the white dove, a light in the rain Dove down deep, deep in the water Yes, the water And they grey dove laughed, babe take it back Stay with me out of the water Yes the water And does the holy notion hear our cry? And do you tie your letters tight? What do you see when you close your eyes? Do you cry out like me, In the middle of the night. And does the holy notion hear our cry? And do you tie your letters tight? What do you see when you close your eyes? Do you pray like me? Do you cry out like me? Do you pray like me, In the middle of the night.
4.
We come in the middle of the night - We don’t care if we shine so bright - And we don’t care what you saw, Or what you might. We’re gonna make it like those pictures in your mind We gonna rock it like the Holy Jackson 5 And we pray to a different god Paper crowns and our wolf suits on We gonna stamp our feet and throw our mouths so wide We gonna make it like those pictures in your mind We gonna run, we are those Things out in the Wild Hold your pictures to the light Hold your children every night And we run with our red shoes on and We don’t know if we’re right or wrong But we will bring you close And show you how to cry We’re gonna make it like a picture in the sky We gonna rock it like the Holy Jackson 5 We gonna run, we are those Things out in the Wild
5.
Jedi 04:43
The hero she is sleeping A Jedi princess keeping A sword inside a song She is the grimmest reaper reaping There are dragons in your letters There is hope of something better But you wait and watch and see And never show your heart to me And the mother she is singing And the worried hands are wringing But it all goes to the sky It’s like a thousand rubies, spinning But heroes are in theory And my wooden heart is weary Send me up into the sky Like Diana in her fury There is coffee on the table There is paper, when you’re able Write the truth, the word, the name To stitch forever to this fable So I’m leaving for St. Thomas Leaving you for old St. Thomas For the dawn will always break your arms That circle of your promise But I know you will find me Maybe deaf, dumb, or blind But you will lift me like a Jedi Like a diamond for the sky to wear at dawn.
6.
What if I’m wrong, what if I’ve lied What if I’ve dragged you here to my own dark night And what if I know, what if I see There is a crack run right down the front of me What if they’re right, what if we’re wrong What if I’ve lured you here with a siren song? But if I be wrong, if I be right Let me be here with you tonight Ten thousand cars, ten thousand trains There are ten thousand roads to run away But I am not lost, I am not found I am not Dylan’s wife, not Cohen’s hound But if I be wrong, if I be right Let me be here with you tonight And what if I can’t, what if I can What if I’m just an ordinary man If there is a will, there is a way I will escape for sure, I am David Blane But if I be wrong, if I be right Let me be here with you If I be wrong, if I be right Let me stay here in your arms tonight And I have been wrong, I have been right I have been both these things all in the same night So if I be wrong, if I be right Let me here, with you, tonight.
7.
Maybe, Baby 01:48
Je t’adore, and you should know You can say the words to me Maybe, baby But I won’t know And you won’t show You can make it up to me Maybe, baby If you say oh-oh-oh-oh And you can’t know You can’t show You can make it home with me Maybe, baby We say oh-oh-oh-oh Je t’adaore, and you should know You can say the words to me Maybe, baby Say oh-oh-oh-oh Mmhm.
8.
Jesse's Song 03:49
Even though you got your rolling stone And even though I know you go this alone It’s a long way down, and I’ll follow Cause I know, it’s a long way from home. And you went walking up that mountain And we were singing out that midnight hymn And even though it’s a long way down I will go, just to keep you around. So if you see me in that street fair crowd If you see me won’t you wave around? It’s a long way down, and I’ll follow you Cause I know, you’d follow me too. So even though you got your rolling stone And even though I know you go this alone It’s a long way down, and I’ll follow Cause I know, I might carry you home.
9.
When the last brother boards that plane And the holy father reads his name And the salt water down your face Virgina sings, Amazing Grace. When the revolution calls your name And breaks your heart all over again Well the torch kept burning on a young man’s face And the band kept playing Amazing Grace. And old Queen Mary laid him down And raised her flag high over the town And the lion rose up with his crown And the morning made an amazing sound. I was lost, now I’m found I was lost, now I’m found.
10.
Wolf Larsen 06:35
You take your coat, I’m gonna carry your name But papa I will meet you on that train They put your name up in that hall of fame Cause the kids come a runnin out across a great, Great Plain You called me twice, you said baby you like nice And then you asked to speak to Momma You said I’ll bring my coat You carry my name Then baby, I will meet you on that train It go mm-mm Mm-mm Mm-mm Mm-mm With a laugh like a wheat field in June And a smile like a Sunday groom You took that car over to that bar But Dorothy know just where you been She said you get your coat I’ll sign your name But Papa you better get back on that train It’s a dusty bowl and it’s full of thieves It’s a dusty bowl, and it’s all I need When te wind come down on those prairie eaves That’s where you’ll find me, I get down on my knees One long note cross one long night It’s a midnight solo, I’m a sing it all my life In the pourin’ rain, and the midnight fame Well Papa I can see you on that train It go mm-mm Mm-mm Mm-mm Mm-mm

about

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Known as a female Leonard Cohen – poetic, meditative, and reclusive - Wolf Larsen channels a deep well of emotion into her songs about hope, prayer, love, death, God, and the Jedi order.

Her rare live shows are known for transforming noisy barroom venues into quiet Sunday evening vespers. Formerly based in Tucson, Arizona, she is currently living in her hometown of Washington DC.

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Reviews:

"Perfectly written, arranged and produced. This album induces tears, and touches that really vulnerable human part of us all." ~Nisan Perera, The Citrus Report

"In a world of slightly disposable music, this one is sticking with me for a long while." ~Bob Boilen, NPR Music - All Songs Considered

"If seeing Wolf perform live is scripture, Quiet at the Kitchen Door is a canon of Renaissance paintings." ~ Shareef Ali, No Gods Before Music

"By the time I’d learned more about her story, and played the album a few dozen more times, it had made it to my ‘Top Albums of the Decade’ list.

...If one of the purposes of music is to help us make connections and draw strength from each other (and I think it is) then albums like this are the ones that we need to hold on to dearly and listen to again and again." ~ Melissa Murphy, The Independent

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If I Be Wrong NPR Premier:

www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/08/06/158207503/first-watch-wolf-larsen-if-i-be-wrong

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credits

released December 6, 2011

All songs written and performed by Wolf Larsen.

All songs recorded*, mixed and mastered by Nick Stargu.

*Additional recording provided by:
Tiny Telephone (Jedi, lead vocals and nylon guitar)
Two Trick Pony (Wild Things, live video shoot)
Anton Patzner (Strings)
Jonathan Kirchner (Upright bass)

All songs produced and arranged by Wolf Larsen and Nick Stargu.

Guest Musicians: Anton Patzner (Violin, Viola), Lewis Patzner (Cello), Nick Stargu (Keyboard, electric and acoustic guitars, electric bass, organ), Jonathan Kirchner (Upright bass), Micah Dubreuil (Piano), Dave Noyes (Bone), Brendan Getzell (Mandolin), Andrew Laubacher (Opening bells) and Larsen Bowker (Wolf's cousin) reading the opening poem "Cold Blue Nights," written by Bowker about the original Wolf Larsen, modern-day Wolf's grandfather.

Web & Album Cover Design: Zachary Vieira
Album Cover Photo: Pete Lee
Profile Picture: Caroline White

Booking: faith@wolflarsenmusic.com
Engineering: nstargu@gmail.com
Design: zackvieira@gmail.com
Photography: nomoretitanic@gmail.com (Pete) creativecaroline@gmail.com (Caroline)

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Wolf Larsen is a songwriter and the author of The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness.

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