Butterfly Medicine

by Eddy Dyer / The Walking Shoe Revival

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released July 4, 2001

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Eddy Dyer / The Walking Shoe Revival Lowell, Massachusetts

"This is amazing music" - Kramer (Shimmy Disc)
NOW AVAILABLE ~ "People Can You Hear Me - The After MidnightCollection 1999 - 2009"
A ten-year retrospective of the collaboration between producer Jeff Hall and songsmith Eddy Dyer and featuring appearances by legendary guitarist Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon) and avant-jazz pianist Mike Garson (Bowie, NIN, The Smashing Pumpkins)
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Track Name: Eddy Dyer - Butterfly Medicine
(Dyer)
Track Name: Eddy Dyer - Best Time Of All
We were treading on the tidal waves
when your television washed ashore
staring at the static sea,
we could never find the ocean floor.

Something then said to me, I've been here before.

"In a whirlwind, noone wins",
said my Grandma in her shaker chair;
before I could beg the point,
she had taken to the dusty air.

One thing worse than a whirlwind is an airborne Grandma's stare...

(chorus)
Riding on rivers of rhyme
I talk like I'm traveling through time
I run blind and breeze through the ball
this is the best time of all

This is the best time of all.

So we hurried through the hurricane
under the rainbow bridge to hide
and though they had no pot of gold,
those well-travelled trolls told their tales with pride

and as we sailed under the standing sun
bees and butterflies buzzed around
and, somber with the saddest sigh,
you said the summer sky was falling down;

the brightest butterfly landed on your nose
and flew away your frown

(chorus)
Riding on rivers of rhyme
I talk like I'm traveling through time
I run blind and breeze through the ball
this is the best time of all

This is the best time of all.

(Dyer)
Track Name: Eddy Dyer - Disco Dancing
And I'm disco dancing
like I got something to prove
if I can't break the ice, I
guess I'll bust a move

and I'm disco dancing
like a young MC
or like an MC Escher,
it's all grey to me

and I'm disco dancing
like an MC squared
cuz I want the mutants
to know that I cared

and I'm disco dancing

and I'm disco dancing
like a meat machine
be my shivering jello,
I'll be your jumping bean

and I'm disco dancing
like I was Shirley Maclaine
be my speeding spaceship,
I'll be your astral plane

and I'm disco dancing,
hoping you'll come back to me.

Old blue
walking shoe
how I still remember you
in dirt, in coal, in too-young tar,
how we killed words like near of far
and stormed upon the closed school doors
and threw big rocks and words of war
and now you're nearly packed in mud
where weeping and winters chill your blood
and I'm stuck on this mountain ranging,
here to there to where I see,
beyond the hills and taller trees,
hoping you'll come back to me.

And I'm disco dancing.


(Dyer)
Track Name: Eddy Dyer - Far Away Love Song
Sighing at the seagulls' side
ocean leaves me nowhere to hide
breezing through the bright blue beyond
is my far away love song.

Standing where stone statues stood
like the history books we left in the woods
dropping with the dark at the dawn
is my far away love song.

Speaking through the sleeping wall
wondering if you're listening at all
lingering long after you're gone
is my far away love song.


(Dyer)
Track Name: Eddy Dyer - Cosmic Investor's Union
Red sun over Linwood
not twenty miles out of town
the Cosmic Investor's Union
gathered for their nightly go-round

Birds are screaming high out of Logan
firing for their foreign fields
and I'm still watching last year's movies
waiting for my wings to be healed.

(Dyer)
Track Name: Eddy Dyer - Woodwomun
Woodwomun, waking wonder wide
Woodwomun pulls her prince aside;
leaves a dark boy laughing in the light.

How I remember this strange sight.

Marshmallow, marching his melody
marshmallow melts into memory
leaves charred remains of what will be

How I remember these sides of me.

Chokecherry, chilled with charms and chimes
chokecherry, crushed into violet wine
hushed by the hum of the power lines

How I remember these old times.

Fire Faeries, frolicking fast and free
Fire Faeries, floating in pairs of three,
chased up and down the chokecherry tree

How I remember these sides of me.

Woodwomun, waltzing wall to wall
Woodwomun, best dressed at the ball
leaves after midnight standing tall.

How I remember her late night call.

How I remember her in one and all.


(Dyer)
Track Name: Wowy
(Dyer)
Track Name: October Mornings
(Dyer)
Track Name: Eddy Dyer - Shall I Tell It (Like It Is?)
Sun
never seems to know what to say,
leaves without a word for the day.

Moon
always seems to know what to do,
keeps me coming back to home to you.

Stars
always bring a near to your far,
float like fireflies in a jar.

Your eyes
always bring me down from the sky
tip the whirling wind starts to sigh,

(chorus)
Shall I tell it like it is?
Shall I tell it like it is?
Shall I tell it like it stands,
tell it like it sits,
tell it like it leans,
tell it like it seems,
shall I tell it like it is?
Shall I tell it like it is?


Sun,
gazing at the groves of green,
sees the sea sit, aquamarine.

Moon
moving through this mirror maze,
gives the grass a glistening glaze.

Stars
dot this silent. silvery dome,
here the fall feel at home.

Your eyes
always seem to know how much light
to cast into the noise of my night.

Shall it tell it like it is?

(Dyer)
Track Name: Eddy Dyer - Butterfly (Michael Troy)
written by Michael Troy
from "Whispers In The Wind"
http://www.folkmichaeltroy.com
Track Name: Eddy Dyer - Segue Silent
I tasted salty water
I felt the red sun rays
I smelt the grownups' fear and
I watched the children play
I heard the rolling ocean
I waited for you there
was then the waves did whisper
Your words were in the air

I heard the leaves were falling
I smelt the rotted trees
I saw the deep woods dying
I tasted autumn breeze
I felt warm in the moon glow
as She began to wane
was then the winter whispered,
"She will be back again."

It's all around.

I've tasted breath of lovers
I've watched their colors change
I've smelt their perfumed partings
I felt alone and strange.

I heard the segue silent
I wondered where to go
was then the wind did whisper,
that's not for me to know.

It's all around.


(Dyer)
Track Name: Sweet Dreams, Everyone
day is done
night is young
old men yawn
shades are drawn

Sweet dreams, everyone.

children grown,
seeds are sown,
past is gone,
all is none.

Sweet dreams, everyone.

far is fear,
moon is near,
stars are blind,
night airs shine.

Sweet dreams, everyone.
Track Name: Eddy Dyer - D My Name Is Dreamer (Fly Butterfly)
A my name is Angel and I glow in the dark
B my name is Boastful and my bite is my bark
C my name is Crazy, I came down with the creeps
D my name is Dreamer and I'm digging too deep.

4 I am a foreigner from over the sea
3 I'll be a thrill-seeker til you rescue me
2 I am in tune and tooting, traveling town to town
1 I never wonder why the sun goes down

(chorus)
What will you say?
What will you say?
If I show you the way?

5 I'm still alive but I sure don't know how to drive
6 I get my kicks on the subways' hive
7 I've been saved but I could use it again
8 I won't be late for, what the hell, you know when ~

(chorus)
What will you say?
What will you say?
If I show you the way?


(Dyer)