The Fool

by Jake Hull

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The Fool, or The Intrepid Beam of Light Pursues a Cure for Sorrow and Led Astray He Must Confront the Whispering of Time.

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released November 3, 2012

All songs written, arranged, & performed by Jake Hull. Harmony by Liz McClendon & Kelsie McNair. Recorded by Ryan Hickey.

Endless gratitude to Sarah Kingsley (for her Cello), Lindsay Kluge (for the Hammered Dulcimer), Dan McCleod (for the Tele & the electric gear), and to the Wells Theatre for freedom to record on stage at ludicrous hours. Extra thanks to Jacki P. of TapTap studios for the microphone lending. Triple thanks to everyone for putting up with Jake.

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Jake Hull Norfolk, Virginia

Composer for film, TV, and theater. Hull's work spans an array of styles and genres, from intimate electronic works to soaring orchestral arrangements. Hull's passion and obsession with crafting the most honest and powerful way to tell stories fills his work with inspiration and evocation. ... more

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Track Name: The Fool
Oooooh, it was never enough
'Cause I made you up inside my head
I built this kingdom from nothing at all
And it was never enough
Don't cry for the fool
Who has every damn thing he wants
Scatters his heart
And he's blinded
By his visions
Dreamed you up
And then he woke
And saw his kingdom
Broken, sober
Made from nothing at all

Oooooh, it was never enough
'Cause I made you up inside my head
I built this kingdom from nothing at all
And it was never enough
So foolishly he dreams
With the clouds 'round his head
He sees only the dreams he can't keep

Wake up with the world brother
Wake up to your flawed soul
Scared to break what chains you down
You're just not ready for the love you want

Wake up with the world brother
Wake up to your flawed soul
Scared to break what chains you down
You're just not ready for the love you want
You're just not ready for the love you want

Oooooh, it was never enough
The Fool, he dreams with the clouds 'round his head
The Fool, he dreams with the clouds 'round his head
He sees only the dreams he can't keep
Track Name: Cradle
Stone heeds the water
Feeds the water
Needs the water
Stone heeds the water
Feeds the water
Needs the water

Someday you'll need me like that
Someday you'll need me like that
I know

Carved into a canyon
The stone's abandoned
But gives the water a place to run
Wherever it may roam

Someday you'll need me like that
Someday you'll need me like that
I know

Someone won't always be waiting to cradle you
Someone won't always be there when you need to be held
I won't always be waiting to cradle
But I will always be there when you've nowhere to go

Someday you'll need me like that
Someday you'll need me like that
Someday you'll need me like that
Someday you'll need me like that
And you'll be mine
You'll be mine
You'll be mine
Track Name: Echoic
Guide me
For I cannot see anything but stars
I stagger at the sight
A field of distant giants
Shine defiant, shine on
To break the spell of night
They echo on, they echo
They echo on forever

What we don't see keeps us all
Open-eyed, wide-eyed we gaze
Up to what we cannot know
What we don't see keeps us all
Pressing our palms closed we pray
Up to what we cannot know

Mmmmm

Child, does it hurt to see it all?
Open-eyed, wide-eyed you gaze
At the pain, our tragedy
I know it hurts to see it all
Pressing our palms closed we'll pray
That the light will reach us somehow

Mmmmm

And in the years that pass as time runs on
And leaves my body deep in the ground
Even from far away I'll blaze with light and be
Part of a greater
Part of a whole
Part of a calm I can't describe
Ah ah ahh ah ah ahh ah ah ah ahhhhhh

And I'll burn
'til there's no sorrow to chase away
The echoes of all the light that I've shed
Will never fade

And in the years that pass as time runs on
And leaves my body deep in the ground
Even from far away I'll blaze with light and be
Part of a greater
Part of a whole
Part of a calm I can't describe
Ah ah ahh ah ah ahh ah ah ah ahhhhhh
And in the years that pass as time runs on
And leaves my body deep in the ground
Even from far away I'll blaze with light and be
Part of a greater
Part of a whole
Part of a calm I can't describe
Ah ah ahh ah ah ahh ah ah ah ahhhhhh
Track Name: Parting Song
Are you there?
Father I've trailed your ghost for days
In the dark I've dealt with angels
So they'll take this grief away
Black wings bind me, show me how the sun
Receding from the tree-line makes no vows
To anyone

Father, father, father
I'm farther, farther, farther
From the future that I'm after
The future where I'm better
So teach me, teach me, teach me
To make that future reach me
To move along but not to stir
The dust that settles in my wake

He said,
I"ll be there to meet you at the bend.
In the road you think you travel all alone
You're not alone
Time is not kind
Time will never mend
You're just choking on the pain
You think you own

Tell me I can go on and I can say goodbye

Father, father, father
I'm farther, farther, farther
From the future that I'm after
The future where I'm better
So teach me, teach me, teach me
To make that future reach me
To move along but not to stir
The dust that settles in my wake

You promised that you'd say
Promised that you'd say goodbye

Tell me I can go on and I can say goodbye

I"ll be there to meet you at the bend.
In the road you think you travel all alone
You're not alone
Don't mistake our parting for the end
And don't let the mistakes you've made define you
Don't let the mistakes you'll make define you

Promise that you'll say, promise that you'll say goodbye
Track Name: O, So Far
And the valley grows dim
For eyes that grow weary and tired
On the horizon swallowing fire
When the rising moon casts shadows thrown by its beams
And the earth sewn at its seams
Sits still
Waiting until
You find your way home again

How do I begin?
And where do I fit in this world?
If I toil until my skin cracks and my bones break

Will I be the man I see?
In the haze of footsteps sprawling out ahead of me
Is there more for us than the endless winding roads?

Where there's nothing left to conquer
There's nothing left to find
Like pilgrims we're all scattered
Down roads built for the blind
The futures all are purchased
There's no dream left to sell
Like children we'll all wander
To the mountains of ourselves, singing

Ohhhhh, so far until I reach my home
Ohhhhh, so far I've wandered from my home

There's nothing left to conquer
There's nothing left to find
Like pilgrims we're all scattered
Down roads built for the blind
The futures all are purchased
There's no dream left to sell
Like children we'll all wander
To the mountains of ourselves, singing

Ohhhhh, so far until I reach my home
Ohhhhh, so far I've wandered from my home
Take me to my home

And the valley grows dim
For eyes that grow weary and tired
On the horizon swallowing fire
When the rising moon casts shadows thrown by its beams
And the earth sewn at its seams
Sits still
Waiting until
You find your way home again