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Released June 2014

Album produced and engineered by Wade Baynham at the Second Story, Durham, NC.

Album mixed and mastered by Wade Baynham.

All lyrics by Daniel Hudspeth, © 2013 and 2014.

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released June 30, 2014

Daniel Hudspeth – Lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, 6-string banjo

Mary Day Saou –Background/harmony vocals

Wade Baynham – Cello, bass, piano, electric mandolin, and steel guitar

Dale Baker -- Drums on Crooked Wall, County Line, and Something Beautiful

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tags: folk folk; pop

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Track Name: Naked Heart
Naked Heart

Tell me all the stories that you did when I was young
Tell me how my grandpa raised my dad
Tell me of the wars you lost
And of the battles won
So I can know these feelings that I’ve had
‘Cause it gets harder to unwind these things
These mysteries are a part of me, I do believe
I’ve been running on the fumes of freedom
Just to see how far I’d go
I’ve been looking in my rear view
I’ve been wearing these same old clothes
And I have not overcome these things
Lord I’ve got a naked heart inside of me
I’ve been thinking about my glories
I’ve been thinking about my kids
I’ve been thinking about my failures
These things that I have hid
And I’ve been thinking about the kind of man I want to be but can’t
No powers of redemption
No sword and shield in hand
Lord it’s hard to be the man I really am
Lord I’ve got a naked heart inside of me
So tell me all the stories that you did when I was young,
That you did when I was young
That you did when I was young
Track Name: County Line
County Line:

I can feel the banging of the drum
The downbeat on the inside of my head
And you’re walled inside
The rhythm of the heartbeat in my mind
And I can feel my fingers going numb
And I remember everything you said
And the broken light flickers in the frozen time

Oh these memories feel like old photos we’ve discarded
Left stacked up in the drawer for far too long
But in the night I hear it when your voice reflects my longing
How a radio detects the distant song

Oh my darling
We’re not just passing in the dark
Can’t you feel how desperate these hard hearts of ours are?
And can’t you feel them whispering again

I drove up past the county line
Saw the gang of prisoners in that dry hot air
Saw the man by the guard with the gun
And I wondered what he’d done
And I wondered what it’d take to get me there

Oh we could live our lives like two criminals on the run
I’m a sucker for a good chase scene
I want to be the one who’s coming after you
I want to be the one who finds you in between

Oh my darling
We’re not just passing in the dark
Can’t you feel how desperate these hard hearts of ours are
And can’t you feel them whispering again
Track Name: On the River
On the River

I heard you were on the river, babe
I started packing up my things
I was living in a hideaway
And on the outside it just rained

Oh but you were coming round the bend,
Oh I was riding on the flume
I had up my white surrender flag
And I was waiting there for you

I heard you were on the river babe
I started looking at the sky
I was mapping out two stars on a chart and I was
Thinking about your eyes

And I could see the clouds move apart
I was feeling like the man on the moon
So jealous of your alabaster heart
I couldn’t seem to get enough of you

Where do you go when you don’t need me?
Wish I could hide all these fears away
Wonder do I make you feel this way
Oh dear, If you could hear me would you stay?
Would you stay, would you stay?
Track Name: Crooked Wall
Crooked Wall:

There’s a crooked wall, there’s a crooked wall, there’s a broken board
The pictures fall down in the hall, and there’s a sagging frame around the door

And at night I hear the timbers creak, I wonder if they’ll shatter
We could take the kids downstairs, we could climb upon that ladder
‘Till the morning comes

We bought the place in fifty-nine, grew older raised our kids
We found a place for romance and we found a place for kin

My heart was like a broken stone, the first time that I saw you
This house was full of shaking bones and the windows were alight with a fire

When I’ve woken in the night and of despair I’m full
When I’ve tried to blow my house down
When I’ve run from wolves
When I lay my head back and close my eyes again
Won’t you tell me that these frames will hold
And we can rest herein

‘Till the morning comes
‘Till the morning comes
‘Till the morning comes
Track Name: Something Beautiful
Something Beautiful

Full of my concern
Oh empty out my mind
Tell me what I’ve earned
And help me find the time

Cause I want to make something beautiful with you
You sure make a mess out of me
And put me together now piece by piece
I guess I’ve been too worried about all the rest
And I want to make something beautiful with you

I calculate my risk
Oh teach me how to feel
While time, time, time it ticks
I’m a lonely rolling wheel

And I want to make something beautiful with you
You sure make a mess out of me
And put me together now piece by piece
I guess I’ve been too worried about all the rest
And I want to make something beautiful with you

So turn off that chiming bell
And lay down beside me here
The daybreak is charging in my dear
And I want to make something beautiful with you
Track Name: Building Forts
Building Forts:

I remember building forts
Of blankets in the rooms
Of houses that my parents found
I think back then I thought of you
As lovely like the leaves were falling down

It turns out my thoughts were true
That a season came to go,
And another came around

But I’ve run away from home
I’ve ended up alone
And I tried to fight the world
Chasing dreams and chasing girls

I remember driving through
A south that I had known from birth
To places where I’d only heard
My parents made their start like yours

These were places all torn down
Only love has stayed around

But I tried to lose my youth
I’ve succeeded then refused
And I’ve waited on the dust
To cover up, to cover up

Oh, you know you caught me by surprise
Oh, you know you caught me

And I remember crossing lines of states I used to know
Wondering how the years have changed
These things I used to hold
And I remember crossing borders, bridges in my mind
Oh you know our lives are shaped by things we’ve left behind

And I remember being yours
And I remember you were mine
When you were twenty four
And I was twenty five

Oh, you caught me by surprise
When I was unsuspecting
When I’m scattered you collect me
And I’ve waited for you babe,
I’ve waited for you babe,
I’ve waited for you