Piedmont

by Piedmont

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1.
Beautiful 04:35
The sun rises on another day, A little hazy but I feel OK I don’t want to leave, but something’s changed Our footsteps have all washed away, I know there’s nothing left to say there’s so much I feel, but that too will fade Just when I thought I had it figured out I was keeping the faith (and) fighting back my doubts That’s when it started making sense Beautiful - it can be beautiful Though it can feel so cruel Life can be beautiful Maybe you don’t have it figured out, you’re keeping time but you lost the count Blink and it’s gone, all that’s left is doubt Show me where you keep your feelings hid I’ll show you all you want but never did It’s all gonna change / (but) it‘ll be ok
2.
The Key 03:44
You walked in and you set the world on fire Like a flame on the dry kindling of another life It burned me up, burned me out but I never had a doubt When you light that kind of fire it won’t go out, no it won’t go out Every time you come a round my heart begins to pound Every bit of peace I’d found it all goes upside down All that I tried to be - I think I found the key Strange how being stuck with you - it set me free, it set me free Sometimes life, it can be a long strange ride Seasons change and life gets weird, there are days when it’s hard to try All that running a round it can bring you to the ground Since you came to pick me up you have never let me down Every time you come a round my heart begins to pound Every bit of peace I’d found it all goes upside down All that I tried to be - I think I found the key Strange how being stuck with you - it set me free, it set me free
3.
Thinkin' 04:16
Well I’ve been drinking too much And I’ve been thinking too much ‘Bout all the time I wasted worried ‘bout what’s to come. Well I’ve been young And I’ve been older And nothing changed about my soul or where I’m from I could take a page out of your book But that won’t change the story much You can make it fast And try to be tough Or you can live the life you want Yes you can live the life you want We’ll all be gone someday You know it’s coming too soon People been dying for millions of years seems we’d get it by now Looked out across The western ocean And at the edge of the earth I learned not to worry too much I could take a page out of your book But that won’t change the story much You can make it fast And try to be tough Or you can live the life you want Yes you can live the life you want
4.
It makes me think weird thoughts When I lie in bed at night And I can't sleep right It makes me think weird thoughts It makes me think weird thoughts When I go to work all day And can't think of a thing to say It makes me think weird thoughts No matter what we thought I'll only lose the battles that I fought I'm always on the fence, it's always so intense I'll never really own the things I bought I’d go down to the river if I just knew where one was And I'd float down that river to a land where I'm never lost We’re living in the future every day We’re younger than we’ll ever be again No matter what we thought I'll only lose the battles that I fought
5.
Stand Up 05:28
When you’re feeling blue and the world has got you down There’s one thing you can do to turn it all around Remember where you’ve been and all that you have done You don’t have to be or impress anyone Life’s good but you’ll get tired You need to slow down and unwind Even when you feel everything’s on track The path that you’re on may not lead you back Gotta be ok with choices that you made Stay right with your past and cherish every day Life’s good but you’ll get tired You need to slow down and unwind Some times life gives you a shove Fall down if you like but you can get back up Stand up boy and look how far you’ve come Stand up boy and look how far you’ve come Some times life gives you a shove Fall down if you like but you can get back up Stand up boy and look how far you’ve come Stand up boy and look how far you’ve come
6.
Magnolia 05:00
When I was young in the summertime I’d sit outside and listen to the night The crickets called and the tree frogs cried and the stars were the only light Every time without fail I’d get the chills even though it’s warm as hell Honeysuckle blossom and dew on the grass, didn’t know the future would so soon be my past A sweet magnolia tree still haunts my memories Once again there I was – a back yard somewhere, just me and my buzz Smokin’ cigarettes and telling lies, the night was warm and the stars were bright Seemed like summer would last forever some times it’d feel like I’d died and gone to heaven Innocence lost and a good time had no concept of a whole world gone mad A sweet magnolia tree still haunts my memories of goin’ back home Look at the sky tell me what do you see a bunch of stars glowing like a life of memories I reckon someday when I’m old and grey, I’ll look for the stars and they’ll begin to fade A warm summer night is hard to contain – I’ll take what I can until I go away A life goes by in the blink of an eye won’t you slow down and sit with me a while? A sweet magnolia tree still haunts my memories of goin’ back home That’s where I will be when the night ends I’m goin’ back home
7.
Listen Close 04:39
When you hear something calling you Listen close, listen close, listen close When you feel all wrong in your skin That’s a voice with in Maybe it’s something you’re with out, but maybe it’s something within. Maybe you’re lost in your self doubt, but maybe that’s all you’ve been. CHORUS: There comes the feeling come the wings you fly on When you’re down the thing you’d bet your life on Listen close to your soul When it tries to tell you what you’re made for All the things that you should build your life on Listen close to your soul VERSE 2: Like a giant ocean wave overtaking you You can run but you can’t hide in the ocean blue Maybe that wave is mountain size Maybe you’re swept away If you let it take you on a ride Maybe you’ll be ok (Build on F into chorus) (Play G riff 2 times instrumental then Vox come in) CHORUS: There comes the feeling come the wings you fly on When you’re down the thing you’d bet your life on Listen close to your soul When it tries to tell you what you’re made for All the things that you should build your life on Listen close to your soul
8.
Not the Same 04:50
At last I forgot — those strange dreams I used to have a lot Stopped to think — here I am, just a man So far from any where I thought I’d land When I think about what I want I’m still hearing that old Piedmont calling my name But it’s probably not the same as it was The daily routine - has a way of getting in between What you know and the places you could go Once you move on you can’t go home When I think about what I want I’m still hearing that old Piedmont calling my name But I’m probably not the same as I was When I think about what I want I’m still hearing that old Piedmont calling my name But it’s probably not the same as it was
9.
Outside In 04:34
Why do I have to burn so hard - the things that make me good also leave me scarred My only hope is that I don’t regret - cause I haven’t stopped to look back yet I try so hard to make it all make sense - but the harder I try the more it turns to shit If I could just let it all work out - naked to the world and impervious to doubt Colder on the outside - just to keep the heat inside I’ve been on the outside - now I wanna come inside It sure feels like I haven’t changed - the world’s gone mad but I’m still the same Thoughts swirl and sometimes I feel like maybe I’m not really here Tell me what I’m supposed to do when I look at myself and I see right through I ask myself but I still say no - put my blinders on so I can just go Colder on the outside - just to keep the heat inside I’ve been on the outside - now I wanna come inside

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released November 20, 2020

Recorded by James Riotto at Tiny Telephone Oakland and by Jim Brantley at Fire Hazard Studio
Mastered by Chris Boerner at The Kitchen
All songs by Jim Brantley
Piedmont:
Jim Brantley: vocals, guitar, keyboards, aux percussion, etc.
Chris Jacobson: guitar
Misha Guiffre: bass
Jeff Zahos: drums
Guest stars:
Kerry Johnson (pedal steel)
Gordon Tebo (piano)
Ben Estes (harmony vocals)

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Jim Brantley
Misha Guiffre
Jeff Zahos
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