Then The Morning Came

by Roma di Luna

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Most of these songs were written and recorded with my newborn daughter in my arms. They are a reflection of the life and death surrounding her first year on this earth, the love and the madness I found in myself and my fear and friendship with the dark. We as a band thank our families for all they sacrifice so we can follow the different drummer; these songs are for them.
-Channy

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released October 5, 2010

Channy Moon Casselle- songwriter, lead vocals, violin, piano, organ
Alexei Moon Casselle- vocals, acoustic guitar, songwriter
Ben Durrant- electric guitar, keys, lap steel
James Everest- bass, acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, piano, percussion, vocals, string arrangements
Ryan Lovan- drums
Jessie Prusha- backing vocals
Michael Rossetto- banjo on 'Below Our Feet' and 'Porcupine'
David Olson- trumpet on 'Before I Die' and 'Hey Lover'
Martin Devaney- tenor saxophone on 'Before I Die' and 'Hey Lover'
Chris Thomson- tenor saxophone on 'Before I Die and 'Hey Lover'
Chastity Brown & Eliza Blue- harmony vocals on 'Mars' and 'Before I Die'


Produced by Roma di Luna
Recorded at Crazy Beast Studio by Ben Durrant
Mixed by Ben Durrant & Roma di Luna
Mastered by Huntley Miller
Original Artwork: Jason Jaglo
Layout and design: Miranda Durrant

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Track Name: Baby Hotel
Green striped zebras and trains that spin
Camel eye lashes/ I’m gonna win
Buckets of glitter and phones that sing
Nights that cry for a good night sleep

So if you want it then you’ll lend a hand
And if you need it then you’ll understand that I’m done I have had enough

Pretty purple elephants and bright colored sentiments
Speaking in accents and dreaming in green
‘Cause the Queen of Sorrow has broken to tears
Hide your hearts and cover your ears

Pink spotted puppies at Baby Hotel
Banging and clashing/ I'm gonna yell
To the summer of roses, the winter of death
God Almighty it’s spring at last

Record spins on the TV tray
J.B Lenoir sings our blues away
Oh, to be lonesome for a place of our own
When all we need is right here in this home
Track Name: Mars
Edwina, dear Mars, keep moving on
Edwina, dear Mars, keep moving on
Edwina dear Mars, where ever you are
Where ever you are, keep moving on

In the streams of my blood, keep moving on (keep moving on)
In the streams of my blood, keep moving on
Edwina dear Mars, where ever you are
Where ever you are, keep moving on

In the roots of my heart, keep moving on
(keep moving on)
In the roots of my heart, keep moving on
Edwina dear Mars, where ever you are
Where ever you are, keep moving on

In the flame of my soul, keep moving on
(keep moving on)
In the flame of my soul, keep moving on
Edwina dear Mars, where ever you are
Where ever you are, keep moving on

Move on, keep moving on
Where ever you are keep moving on (until end)
Track Name: Starling (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Little blackbird, little blackbird flying ‘round my head
Little blackbird it’s the things that he never said
Little black bird, little black bird, my hearts a heavy stone
And I have no more love to give, I have no home of my own

And here is the secret, death comes when its called
We beg it to take us, the lift and the fall

Little Starling, little starling I want to be free
Little starling don’t you leave without taking me
Little starling, little starling he’s locked me away
He’s told me I can sing my way out of this grave

And here is the secret we’re born in our dreams
And this waking and this living is not what it seems

Little blackbird, little blackbird flying round my head
Little blackbird it’s the things that he never said
Little black bird my hearts a heavy stone
And I have no more love to give, I have no home of my own

And here is the secret, death comes when its called
We beg it to take us, the lift and the fall
And here is the secret we’re born in our dreams
And this waking and this living is not what it seems
Track Name: The Moonlight Is Ours
With the flag waving free from the bow of your ship
And the sun on your face and red wine on your lips
With the wind at your back and the rain on your field
May your love be your light and the darkness your shield

But if you know the night sky and I know the stars
Then the moonlight will always be ours

When our dreams fade to black with the cinders of sleep
And our secrets weigh less than the ones we don’t keep
Just remember my face when our eyes meet the dawn
And you’ll gather your roses once the curtain is drawn

When we laid you to rest in the October ground
And your family and friends were all gathered around
Could you see our faces all crippled with grief
The pain and remorse scattered ‘round us like leaves
Track Name: Before I Die
I work so hard, nearly every day
Break my back to put money away
But just you wait I’m gonna leave this place
Before I die

There is a place, in my love’s arms
Keeps me safe and far from harm
And its in that place I’m gonna spend some time
Before I die

You say you’re worried about your dirty past
I say its harder always looking back
You got to be free from all of that
Before you die

I have joy, and I have peace
Forget this world and all its greed
I left it all to be redeemed
Before I die

Take me home; take me there
Give Him my burdens and all my cares
Oh precious savior
Oh take my soul
Before I die
Track Name: Miss You Too
Oh, we miss your smile/ We think about you all the time
But when you see that pretty girl walk down the street
Close your eyes and think of me

We won’t grow too big, we won’t grow too tall, if you were here you’d be bored of us all
Go to work to pay the rent
And give me money I’ve already spent

How your babe, looks just like you
Sleeps like an angel, coos like a dove
And when she cries, I cry too
If you were here, so would you

Oh how things have changed, I don’t please you in the same way
But don’t you waver, don’t you break
I’ll be back to take my place
Track Name: Below Our Feet
Pouring out all our tears and memories till the ghost finds his peace
He’s been keeping us up unlocking doors and shaking sheets
All the piles of shoes and clothes that can’t be mended or worn
That’s the sound of his soul come alive when your lying alone in your bed
Strange living with the dead below our feet
All my friends and loved ones bury this grief for me
The morning came when the masses would mark their sides
There was great anticipation that the hoping man would rise
We counted the lines and numbers late into the night
It was the ghosts of Montgomery lighting up the fight
Strange living with the dead below our feet
All my firends and family bury this grief for me
Strange living with my love below our feet
All my friends and family bury this grief for me.
With each new life another good man passes on
Now we wait for you little girl to carry his soul home
This world sings a sorrowful song do you feel it when I cry
Don’t be afraid to join us –a new day of hope does shine
Strange living with the dead below our feet
All my friends and family bury this grief for me
Strange living with the love below our feet
All my friends and family bury this grief for me.
Track Name: Hey Lover
Hey lover you shouldn’t have called out my name last night, It woke me from the dream
that took me when I gave you my life, All of my visions fell in circles ‘round our feet,
letting the earth breathe some joy into our grief
And the waves they roll so slow
Don’t you hear me calling you back from the storm?
The sun’s gone grey and my son’s gone blind, so I paint these colors behind his eyes,
All the pretty horses sleep soundly through his lullabies, he’s lost the will to pull his
dreams from the sky
And the waves they roll so slow.
Don’t you hear me calling you back from the storm?
And the waves they roll so slow
Ain’t no wind in this world gonna bring you back home
Did I tremble with fear when you pulled down my clothes, I was searching the room,
someone please let me go, scatter my screams to the dark, thought I’d be safe in your
car, but friend you’ve changed, burying me with all of the blame
And the waves they roll so slow
Don’t you hear me calling you back from the storm?
And the waves they roll so slow
Ain’t no wind in this world gonna bring you back home.
Track Name: Porcupine
I drive down to Pine Ridge, pull up to Porcupine
Saying here I am, you lead me, I’m ready to fight
Like all the light skins before me, my baggage is heavy
Will my good intentions, end up on the backs of the needy
Light the match, fan the flame, I won’t be tamed
Battle cry, through the sky, it calls me, I’m ready to die
Throw myself down on wounded knee, overcome by the grief
And the tragedy that hangs in the branches of all our family trees.
The skin that I live, don’t tell all my story, some of the people I come
had to run from people who look like me
Light the match, fan the flame, I won’t be tamed
Battle cry, through the sky, calls me, I’m ready to die
We come home from work. too tired to march and fight
Baby I’m telling you, we weren’t born to feed the rich man’s wife
Let us gather the hungry in numbers, drive down to DC
Watch us riot down white doors, and push his pen on Peltiers release
Light the match, fan the flame, I won’t be tamed
Battle cry, through the sky, calls me, I’m ready to die
Drive down to Pine Ridge, pull up to Porcupine, saying here I am you
lead me I’m ready to fight
Track Name: Plans To Leave
We always tried to be faithful, we always planned on being true
Let us live like it’s the last day, until you find someone new
They say it’s in your nature, so babe I guess I can’t be mad at you
I have plans to leave, and if you’re willing babe, I’ll take you with me
You really want to die in this place, not me I’ll go grey travelling around
I see this place as an angry mouth, spitting up fire and tearing me down
It ain’t no place to raise our child
I want her to sail in the sea and sleep in the clouds
I want her to sail in the seas and sleep in the clouds
I want her to sail in the seas and sleep in the clouds
I have plans to leave, and if you’re willing babe, I’ll take you with me
You really want to die in this place, not me I’ll go grey travelling around