Grouse & Grackle.

"Grouse & Grackle" from the Creekwood Crow CD written & performed by the Pea Pickin' Hearts, © 2014.


words & music by: Rachel Gibson & Jon Ives, © 2014
acoustic guitar: Epiphone EJ-200CE Super Jumbo played by Jon Ives
produced by: Jon Ives
recorded at: jives mobile studio (Boone, NC)

The story:  Grouse & Grackle is a tempestuous tale of lovers that burn hot through drama. The grouse and grackle are both crow-like birds known for their dramatically fierce shows of confidence. These lovers live a “lush life in chains” but choose to “revel and remain”.

LYRICS:

Temper like torch flame, fanning the blaze
Nothing remains but fire in the veins
Lush life in chains, calling your name
Revel and remain for momentary gain

Grouse like a grackle, corn and cackle
Grappling with dawn, tongues wag all along
Grouse like a grackle, corn and cackle
Grappling with dawn, tongues wag all along

Fires ignite at home tonight
An angry disguise, in a loving light
Advice divided, feeling alive
Sense in the riot, where love resides

Grouse like a grackle, corn and cackle
Grappling with dawn, tongues wag all along
Grouse like a grackle, corn and cackle
Grappling with dawn, tongues wag all along

Feeding the flame, lovers lay claim
Famous for drama, name of the game
No burr in saddle, bridle your tongue
Tongues will waggle, passions undone

Grouse like a grackle, corn and cackle
Grappling with dawn, tongues wag all along
Grouse like a grackle, corn and cackle
Grappling with dawn, tongues wag all along
Tongues wag all along