A Sudden Loss of Elevation

by Don Chambers

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released May 16, 2013

Don Chambers voices, guitars, keys, mandolin, bass
Thayer Sarrano voice, keys
Sanni Baumgärtner accordion

recorded / produced by Don Chambers at dis·qui·e·tude, Athens, Ga 2013
photos / design by Don Chambers
all songs by Don Chambers © 2013 Plymouthmusic. BMI

thanks to the wise ears of John Barner & Matt Yelton

webmaster Jenn Bryant at knucklesammitch.com
contact at info@donchambersmusic.com
donchambersmusic.com

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Track Name: Did the Dew Taste Sweet
DId the dew taste sweet?
did the clouds disappear?
did the birds sing together?
did the cicadas join in?
did the air seem clearer?
did the rain feel warmer?
did the stars shine brighter?
did the ocean look bluer?

did the night seem lighter?
did the wind change direction?
did the flowers bloom again?
did the river run clear?
did the earth stop it's spinning'?
did gravity have less pull?
did the blue sky blink?
did the whole earth tremble?

did I not hesitate at all?
did all my doubts fade?
did I find myself brave?
did I believe love was true?
when I first saw you.
Track Name: Almost There
We set our own marks
maybe we set 'em a little too high
we play our own parts
everyday the sun touches the sky
sometimes you go down that road
without a care
we're forty miles out of the city
and we're almost there

we had every good intention
of stopping for a visit
but a new city got our attention
so we made a detour to it
into the barren valley
turn your eyes to the vacant stares
we're forty miles out of the city
and we're almost there

I didn't have a perfect plan
I never even looked at the map
you do what you want to
I'll do what I can
I'll stay a while in Cumberland gap
I can hear music playing
in the clear mountain air
we're forty miles out of the city
and we're almost there
Track Name: Three Steps Down
Now that the coast is clear
now that you've learned my name
I won't ask you to stand so near
I won't ask you to feel the same

the way the sheets look this morning
forming signs on our bed
looks like a party or a warning
them feather words fall like lead

we know just how it all ends
not a word or single sound
now ground left to defend
love takes three steps down

Down to the perfect start
down to the bitter end
down til we're town apart
down til we begin to mend
down to the final grace
down to the cold hard ground
I"ll find myself a better place
love takes three steps down
Track Name: The Slows
Relieve me of my duties
I got the slows
I will not throw anything to the wind
best not better not
I'm all tied up in knots
Houdini like
am I waiting
for something profound

Relieve me of my duties
I got the slows
I'll loose all the ropes
I'll lose all the ropes
when the brown wasp hits
Track Name: Here Come the Shadows, Again
it's hanging in the trees
and hiding in the corners
they drip out of the leaves
dressed up like proper mourners
you think you were surrounded
by friends and family
but they all know

Here come the shadows again

we must leave this house
we must shun our sister
dry the wish bone to douse
the next place to enter
you think the sun would burn
them off but they just grow

Here come the shadows again
Track Name: Wolves, Come Undone
my boldest dream finds the heart so old
shadows crossed your face might have left you cold
fast save him from it might I ride along
the fox chooses no one to protect his home - keep his home

my quotient certain as we raided the guns
I feel the ghost of her and I become undone, come undone

they said it's raining while its raining
they said rain I reply I reply

oh the wild places, I read the signs
I see the ghost of her by the cold sink light

they say reign by the wolves, come undone
they said reign by the wolves, come undone
yeah, right on my way home
Track Name: Our Little Drama
We met in a bar just like we should - we lived our little drama
I was one of the four horseman, you were trying for sainthood - we lived our little drama
drank whiskey with the freaks in the old churchyard - we lived our little drama
you slipped me your favorite tarot card - we lived our little drama

slept on the ground by the Chatahoochee - we lived our little drama
I found my first zippo you gave me your house key - we lived our little drama
you sprung up like a gazelle in a dirty bedroom - we lived our little drama
then named every star hanging over Tulum - we lived our little drama

And we dreamed of tall ships as we row a wooden boat

spent a week in glory at the Hummingbird Hotel - we lived our little drama
tv static for a light it was hot as hell - we lived our little drama
I wrote you songs and left you notes - we lived our little drama
I still see you there in your long yellow coat - we lived our little drama

dyed your hair blonde then passed out in the tub - we lived our little drama
smoked every pleasure down to the stub - we lived our little drama
I did magic tricks the best I could - we lived our little drama
my hands look empty, then out comes the dove
I remember you as you looked down from above
As we pounded and pounded hoping for love
we never really knew what this was made of
we lived our little drama, we lived our little drama

And we dreamed of tall ships as we row a wooden boat
Track Name: 'Til the World Runs Out of Dirt
your squeaky shoes tell me they're not paid for yet
there's a hole in your chest your trying to forget
they're throwing chicken feathers in the sky for you
lay your head to rest like all good people do

hang yourself on clothespins above the black robed choir
dangling on a strong wind send signals down the wire
it's an awkward skeleton tango it's a dream that repeats
rise up to testify shackles on your feet

filling a hole as black as it's deep
the spirit is willing the flesh it is weak
but I'll take that rusty shovel dig down in the earth
pitch that dust and rubble 'til the world runs outta dirt

it's a self inflicted wound it's a very friendly fire
you long to get back to the bottom of desire
it's a self fulling prophecy you've known it all along
fallen with the angels a promise on your tongue