Too Fallow, Too Long

by Igaus Davis

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The inaugural album of the indie-folk project' Igaus Davis, "Too Fallow, Too Long" is constructed in an arc that starts with groundless roots and wind-blown plans, searching for purpose where it cannot be fabricated.

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released August 31, 2016

Acoustic Guitar/Lead Vocals - Matthew Davis
Secondary Vocals - Alina Burgos
Tertiary Vocals - Tim Coons
Banjo - Jimmy Eads
Upright Bass - Ryan Black
Trumpet - Alex Villanova
Alto Sax - Justin Mathis
Trombone - Sterling Swanson
Electric Guitar - Lorenzo Fagini
Piano - Eric Long
Audio Engineering - Michael Olivier
Album Art - Jourdan Albrechtson

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Igaus Davis Greeley, Colorado

A 9-piece band from northern Colorado, Igaus Davis has developed a sound that matches the lyrical intricacy and nuance built into the themes of its music. Pulling inspiration from artists like Oh Hellos, Gregory Alan Isakov, Beirut, and Noah Gundersen, Igaus combines traditional bluegrass instrumentation with horns to bring unique freshness to a centuries-old music genre. ... more

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Track Name: Too Fallow, Too Long
Instrumental Track
Track Name: Fathers' Fathers
My Family lies in unmarked graves
Piles of bones and pictures remain
Nobody is around to say what they've done
And what runs through my blood

My father's fathers voices are swallowed by the grave
But my fathers' fathers choices still make a difference today
They make a difference today

My mother and my father are both still here
But that great tree from whence they made me
The roots are submerged and forgotten

But I suppose it's the same for me
To pass on to the next is just part of my being
After so many branches grow
I won't be able to see down below
As my choices affect all of those yet to come
Perhaps I'll just be content knowing what's done has been done
Track Name: Tumbelweed
I know some people who were born with their heads pointed north
But my heart is due west
I'm headed true west

I know some people who are smart
They put their rots down where they are
Down deep and strong enough for generation to build upon

I couldn't if I tried
This vagrant gene has got me beat and I am a vagabond soul
The wind kicks up the dust
That muy dreams are made of and I must yield to it

'Cause if I don't then I will be
Just like an old fruit tree whose yield just sits past ripe and rots

If you have any words of wisdom, please let me know
If you have a house of feeble sticks how do,
How do you rebuild it with stones
Oh, I guess I'll let it all fall down and then do it all again

Oh you mighty wind have mercy on the bum tumbleweed
Let me rest, let me rest and plant my seed
Oh you mighty wind have mercy on the bum tumbleweed
Let me rest, let me rest and plant my seed

I guess let it all fall down and then do it all again
I guess I'll give myself up to the wind and do it all again
Track Name: Autumn Trees
The autumn trees lose their summer fashions
As the lovely, lonely leaves all fall to the ground
Their children forsake them as chestnuts and acorns lay scattered
And the birds they once called friends are not to be found

Well the frost nips his nose and the wind shakes his head
And the only company is when John and Mary carve their initials on him

Winter has come dressed in reds and greens and gold
And the only decor he dawns are icicles and snow

Can you stay the cold just one more year
And build a ring inside your body and grow your bark a little thicker near
The joints of your limbs
Where the cold creeps in
When the storm sets in
Just dig you roots deep in

Over tie the birds came back a little quicker than the leaves
Until one spring, everything turned green
Except our good, old friend; the tree
But if you look inside you'd see
How he's as old and strong as stone
With his skin all gnarled up
It only goes to show how he'd grown
Track Name: Not a Single Thing
Oh, the pores of the wood of our house are filled with songs
For each season brought new memories
Brought new melodies, new refrains
And the stains on the carpet bookmark the stories we ave written
Don't go changing, don't go changing
Don't you change a single thing

Our house ain't perfect but neither are we
It's a journal of our memories
Darling if you, if you love me
Then don't you change a thing

You and I, we've been scarred
But it's a testament to who we are
I hope you know that I think you're beautiful
So don't you change a thing

Our bodies wear out and will grow thin
That's what happens when you're coming from where we've been
Darling if you, if you love me
Then don't you change a thing
Track Name: In the End
In the end there's only light
Darkness will have no place to hide
Keep you candles close by
Just know that in the end there's only light

In the end there's only warmth
No need to worry about the storm
Keep your hat and your coat next to the door
Just know that in the end there's only warmth

In the end there's only joy
Fear will lose the rights to his name
Keep an eye on your heart until that day
Just know that in the end there's only joy