above the wing is heaven

by Rob Lamothe

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Date of Release - 2002 (Southgroove)
Song Tracks
1. It's So Easy (Lamothe)
2. Ashes to Ashes (Lamothe)
3. Time Will Go By (Lamothe/Lamothe/Robertson)
4. Roads to Freedom (Dewar/Trower)
5. Blue Ray (Lamothe)
6. Water (Lamothe)
7. Paranoid (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward)
8. Lies (Lamothe)
9. I Ride the Waves (Jamie Oakes)

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released January 1, 2002

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Rob Lamothe Ontario

The Toronto Star says I am ‘a mercurial artist who slides effortlessly from rustic roots music to soulful country pop to full-blown rock balladry’. Works for me!

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Track Name: It's So Easy
she rolls her own cigarettes
she will show me her tattoo
i will teach her how to fly
she and i are bullet-proof.

keiko matsui plays me a song
some kind of soundtrack
and i roll along
so willing to suffer, so willing to suffer
i'm on a train, sun goin' down.

it's so easy, i am inspired
as a bloody stone, as a bleeding flower
i am not scared, i'm temporary
crush my heart...

mother, mother, mother, may i
rest my head here, can i pray now?
i feel hope for my children,
for my children and for myself.
Track Name: Ashes To Ashes
when i call you baby you whisper my name.
when i sing the sweet notes you give me everything
and i curse my skin for coming in between us.

every glorious mistake has led me here.
so turned on by the things i fear
and i curse my skin for coming in between us.

ashes to ashes, all fall down
tell me you love me without a sound.
i'll sing the sweet notes and you let me in
raven-haired beauty, you are my friend.

well, i am not lost i am exactly where i am
i'm not waiting for nothin'... not money, love or jesus.
all i want is here in the atmosphere... between us.

ashes to ashes, all fall down
tell me you love me without a sound
i'll sing the sweet notes and you let me in
raven-haired beauty, you are my friend.

i am not gone, i am exactly where you are...
all i want is here in the atmosphere... between us...

ashes to ashes, all fall down
tell me you love me without a sound
i'll sing the sweet notes and you let me in
raven-haired beauty, you are my friend.
you are my friend.
Track Name: Time Will Go By
i used to wonder how could things turn out the way they do
i used to believe my fate was decided by you.
there are some things i am sure of and some things i will never know
and even if it don't seem fair
that's just the way it goes.
i suppose...

time will go by... i will think about you
time will go by...

do you remember the first time under the redlight... i do
last time i saw you i told you i love you... and i do.
i suppose...

time will go by... i will think about you
time will go by...

i remember everything
every bloody fucking thing...

time will go by... i will think about you
time will go by...
Track Name: Roads To Freedom
...a gypsy sings...of birds with broken wings...
...and painted wheels that never roll...
...who hears his sighs... who stole his paradise...
...who took the fire from his soul...

...and where are the roads to freedom...
...where is the life his father knew...
...where is the love... where is the joy...
...and tell me... where are the roads to freedom...

...now truth or lie, who hears that soldier cry...
...he was a hero, a hero of the war...
...but no one comes near... he sheds a lonely tear...
...he wonders what it was all for...

...and where are the roads to freedom...
...where is the life his father knew...
...where is the love... where is the joy...
...and tell me... where are the roads to freedom...

SOLO (verse)

...and where are the roads to freedom...
...where is the life his father knew...
...where is the love... where is the joy...
...and tell me... where are the roads to freedom...

SOLO (verse, repeats... fades out)
Track Name: Blue Ray
well, ya' sang like an angel, ya' sang like hell
i know you're out on a big soul ride
and i wish you well...

said a prayer for you last night, down on my knees
and if you're standin at the gates o' heaven
say a few words for me...

you're momma knew you were trouble
loved you just the same
thought you could take on the big bad world
scream like a rumblin' train...
Track Name: Water
down from the hills
down from the holler
quarter past midnight,
i'm in the muddy water.
muddy water, wash me clean

up from the ground
out of the mind
moonlight on the water
shine, shine, shine.
muddy water, wash me clean

my pockets full of rose quartz
i am lying on a river bed.
muddy water...

row, row, row,
gently down the stream
merrily, merrily, merrily
life is but a dream.
Track Name: Paranoid
Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn't help me with my mind
People think I am insane because I'm frowning all the time
All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify
Can you help me, occupy my brain?

Oh yeah
I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find
I can't see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind
Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry
Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal

And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state
I tell you to enjoy life I wish I could but it's too late
Track Name: Lies
i'm not sittin' on my front steps tonight
behind me there's no hand-lettered sign
no flyers, no religion, no trespassers
everything is fine.

i'm not wasting breath and words
yours is not the deepest voice i've heard
i am not a cartoon valentine
everything is fine.

hey i could make a living after all
if i get myself a mirror-ball
and a friend of a friend
to run the smoke and lights
everything's allright.

i will not spend my every waking minute
cursin' my life, if you're not in it
everything is fine.
Track Name: I Ride The Waves
I ride the waves, to carry the news
Two hundred days on the wide open blue
With salt in my nose and damp in my shoe
I ride the waves with a memory for you

I ride the waves, to the edge of the world
With a silver bound locket of a beautiful girl
My heart it still pounds, my teeth they still grind
On the deck of the may belle
As she leaves you behind

I ride the waves, as a boy of ten years
And when I am buried they bury me here
In my best linen topcoat, a cannonball tear
I’ll ride the waves
Then I’ll disappear

I ride the waves, now she’s married away
To a well-to-do doctor, with a carriage and maid
Her letter still haunts me, her picture still fades
Like a star in a sextant
Her memory remains

While I ride the waves…