Sorrow Trees

by Joni in the Moon

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Philip Graham
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Philip Graham Quirky and yet direct, lush yet also simple. Music that's busy with emotional details that fit in unexpected places. I'm so pleased I found this "folktronica" album. Favorite track: L'il Star.
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DJHDD "Born on the edges of hope" Aussie siblings Joni and Josh Hogan freak folktronica soars to ethereal heights with multi instrumentals, sublime singing & earthly lyrics. A short album but each track has been polished to perfection. Favorite track: Sorrow Tree I.
Stefan Szo
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Stefan Szo Just heard this song last night at The Moon. Extraordinary. Fell in love with the band, with Joni, her voice, the music... Favorite track: Woman on Fire.
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Jet I've had this album on regular rotation since I bought it a few weeks ago. The music has depth and complexity without distracting focus from Joni's amazing voice, and the lyrics are heartfelt and emotive. Favorite track: Woman on Fire.
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released February 7, 2014

Sorrow Trees has been self produced by Joni in the Moon in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Produced, written and recorded by Joni Hogan and Josh Hogan.

Mixed to tape and Mastered by Lee Buddle and his magnificent SSL at Crank Recording.

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Joni in the Moon Perth, Australia

Self produced folktronic sonic reverie 'Joni in the Moon' is the collision of siblings Joni and Josh Hogan's songwriting and musical arrangement. Creating lush, layered electrofolk, the duo weaves together world-sample electronica, bazantar-bellied strings and melodic heart-on-sleeve folkpop lyric, exploring the interdependence of humans and nature, and the reverie in which the two intertwine... ... more

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Track Name: Yellow Moon
Yellow Moon
Lyrics by Joni Hogan

Walked into AWOL just today
Should’ve seen it coming miles away
Would you believe it, I survived
Never felt more alive in my life

Oh yellow moon,
I am standing so far from you
But I feel your golden fingers
Touching my face through this cold winter gloom
Oh yellow moon,
What’s a wild and wily woman to do
When her head is churning but her body’s burning
With a love she’s keeping for you?

Oh this light in all this winter fog
Is so beautiful....

Oh yellow moon,
Why the hell am I so goddamn confused?
Oh my love is like a fog
Wasting away on you
Oh yellow moon
What’s a wild and a wily woman to do
When her head is churning and her body’s burning
With a love she’s keeping for you?
Track Name: Sorrow Tree I
Sorrow Tree I
Lyrics by Joni Hogan

I was born on the edges of hope
Caught asunder by the devil know, you
And I rode with the dust cloud into your town
Big dark ribbons of your past are hanging ‘round

But you made this blood
And it burns through my veins
Burns through these remains....
Track Name: L'il Star
L’il Star
Lyrics by Joni Hogan

When the sirens
Sirens call me back to the white squall
I’ll go find my way back to the water

Crawling out of the blue
Crawling l’il star,
I want you
Crawling out of the blue
Crawling l’il star

I want you

I’m the keeper
Dancing with lust on the wing of your fabled song
And our bodies bend underneath the water

Crawling out of the blue
Crawling l’il star,
I want you
Crawling out of the blue
Crawling l’il star

I want you
And the sea will swallow
I want you
And the sea will swallow us
Track Name: Sorrow Tree II
Sorrow Tree II
Lyrics By Joni Hogan

Everybody’s got a different story
Painted with their own guts and their own glory
I try to beat those demons as they rise
Ash and smoke like ghosts curling free from the coal’s eye

But you made this blood
And it burns through my veins
Burns through these remains
Track Name: Woman on Fire
Woman On Fire
Lyrics by Joni Hogan

Turned your secrets to stones
And threw them on into the river
Sink down, never be seen again
Hope that no-one dives down to the bottom
reaches out and brings them on up to the surface

Oh lie
I’m a woman on fire
Come into my arms
I’m a woman on fire

Jesus told me to wait
So I went out and got laid
How I love to crush the good girl inside of me
And how is it strange freedom awaits
for the wild ones to break free and run?

Oh lie
I’m a woman on fire
Come into my arms
I’m a woman on fire

Don’t you dare tell me
That god only knows what’ll happen to us
You’d never tell me and i’ll never know
So if god only knows, then god only knows

Liar Liar Liar Liar Liar
Can you scream louder than this?
(Liar, Liar, you stood up on my body babe, don’t you forget)

Oh how I hoped our love would not know
That forever is a shackle to a stake in the past
‘Cause your secret life whips at my hide
With the force of a storm battered tide

Oh Life,
I’m a woman on fire,
gonna burn and burn
Into my arms
Oh life....

You Liar, you liar,
You stood up on my body
But i’m never gonna break
Track Name: Dove Song
Dove Song
Lyrics by Joni Hogan

It’s a long way back
Up the hill to the house by the track
And the seeds are curling down into the mud
And I lay down and sob with the wild oats towering above
‘cause you told them all that i’m the liar

And the trees bend down to wrap me up
I’m swimming in the leaves like a tiny dove
The secret spilling from my beak
Is a song singing truth that’ll set me free
The trees bend down, wrap me up
I’m swimming in the leaves like a tiny dove
The secret spilling from my beak
Is what you did to me...

And I walk on alone
Fill my pockets with riverbed stones
Where the reeds are reaching out to touch the sky
And you never cared to see when the wild woman danced in me
And you told them all that I’m the liar

And the trees bend down to wrap me up
I’m swimming in the leaves like a tiny dove
The secret spilling from my beak
Is a song singing truth that’ll set me free
The trees bend down, wrap me up
I’m swimming in the leaves like a tiny dove
The secret spilling from my beak
Is what you did to me
Oh, have a look....

Come home heart
Touching clouds with your dirt-stained glove
A box of leaves and spinifex buried in the mud
And you never cared to see when the wild woman danced in me
And you told them all that I’m the liar
Track Name: Sorrow Tree III
Sorrow Tree III
Lyrics by Joni Hogan

You went and lit fires with my name
It’s going to feed our lives, feed us
Down where the sorrow trees,
They grow,
Into joyous old oaks
Into joyous old oaks

Down where the sorrow trees,
They grow,
Into joyous old oaks
Track Name: This Love
This Love
Lyrics by Joni Hogan

This love river flows
Deep, dark indigo
Touches like a ghost

This love tastes like the wind
Cerulean sinking in
Oh how I dreamed of him

Oh and this love it bleeds in circles
Out of my chest into the night
And I’m a hundred different purples
Violet streaming from eyes
As we look up, our gaze will tangle
We’re making love in our common sky
If I could push aside the desert
And the sea between you and I,
This road between you and I,

I would...

I’m longing for your love here
(Longing for your love)
Oh I’m longing for your love here
Oh you, oh the batten down love
Oh I’m longing for your love here

This love lives in trees
Tossing down the falling leaves
As you pass underneath

And this love sounds like a rock
Hitting water as it drops
A cool hand, oh this love...

Oh and this love it bleeds in circles
Out of my chest into the night
And i’m a hundred different purples,
Violet streaming from my eyes
As we look up our gaze will tangle
We’re making love in our common sky
If I could push aside the desert
And the sea between you and I,
This road between you and I,

I would...

I’m longing for your love here
(Longing for your love)
Oh I’m longing for your love here
Oh you, oh the batten down love
Oh I’m longing for your love here