At Sundown in the Blackout

by kettleflower

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In the last phase of the dog days Be my lover, be my Sunday When the lockdown finally hits town Show me your face, I’ll show you my face Are we the chosen, or the broken? We’ll take our chances, leave it open When we breathe in, keep believing There’ll be another day to wonder At sundown in the blackout I’ll be your stowaway, blow the lights out feel the hollow in the darkness Be my lover, in the silence Won’t be long till we’re separated out To be tagged and encoded, counted down In the fallout from the meltdown Be my bunker, gimme shelter I’ll make the bread runs in the doldrums Be your shoulder while it smolders Feel the thunder, hear the sirens keep yer head down, close the curtains When the sulfur meets the summer rain I’ll pull you closer, under cover Won’t be long till we’re separated out To be tagged and encoded, disallowed We belong to the here and this and now There's no heaven but the space between us now
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The Score 04:06
See the lines on the routes I’m running Feel the sun a-setting See the lights on the loads I’m running See the nights on the roads I’m spending Hear the boy I’m leaving See the towns sleep while I’m spinning I’ll drive forever to your door I’ll drive forever, maybe more See the warm lit homes in the distance Feel the cold shoulder See the nights under hazy crescents I’ll drive forever to your door I’ll drive forever, maybe more I’ve been down this road before I could travel another day or more It’s not like I don’t know the score I know the score See your overflowing spaces See your table setting See your children’s radiant faces I’ll drive forever to your door I’ll drive forever, maybe more I’ve been down this road before I could travel another day or more It’s not like I don’t know the score When you walk into the store Just take a look behind the door It’s high time that you know the score Time to know the score
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Caught in a malaise I turn my eyes to the top of the shelf and the pages I’d turn to for rest or sailing away I think it’s been years since I read more than a top ten list or hysterical headlines in red It's fractured and frayed my head's spinning all the way I’m a monkey in the center of a parade So I say goodbye I say goodbye Goodbye Truth to be told I’ve been lost since the fall of the sun on those records we’d hold in our hands and play to the dawn I’m lost in a haze I’ve succumbed to the stream you might say don’t know how much more I can take CHORUS So I say goodbye I say goodbye Goodbye...
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In the Roots 04:18
Seize the time - you will never see another day like today again Ease your mind – listen to the voices around you Feast your eyes - burn into your memory the places that created you Reignite the courage to belong to each other Pain, it's in the roots You feel it when you love someone Love, it's what you lose You lose it when you sweep away the Pain, that’s in the roots You feel it when you love someone Love, it's what you lose… When you face the world alone Heed the signs - don't believe the evidence till you can see with confidence Deep inside - close your eyes and feel the truth of it Pain, it's in the roots You feel it when you love someone Love, it's what you lose You lose it when you sweep away the Pain, that’s in the roots You feel it when you love someone Love, it's what you lose…

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released March 3, 2021

All songs written, performed, arranged, and produced by kettleflower
Mixed and mastered by Mike Purcell
Drums on "In the Roots" by Alex Mojaverian

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kettleflower Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville's kettleflower is the virtual collaboration between producer-engineer Mike Purcell and singer-songwriter Patrick Rickelton. Their EPs, "Warning Bells," and "You can run." reflect both members' growing concerns about America at large - income inequality, climate change, and social disconnect, among others. ... more

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