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by Rob Lamothe

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Gravity
Date of Release -1996 (Dream Circle DCD9626)
Song Tracks
1. Pull Me Under (Lamothe/Ehmig)
2. The Light of You (Lamothe/Sercombe)
3. Blair Mountain (Lamothe/Ehmig)
4. Kevin Was My Cousin (Lamothe)
5. House of the Rising Sun (Traditional)
6. Strongest Man in the World (Lamothe/Halligan)
7. Home (Lamothe/Smotherman)
8. Gone (Lamothe)
9. Starting to Feel (Lamothe/Michel)
10.My Head (Lamothe/Sercombe)
Credits...
Rob Lamothe - Producer
Rob Lamothe, Shelly Williamson, Glen Marshall, Christian Hollingshead, Robin Aube, Nick Brophy, - Engineer, Mixing
Paul Intson, Helge Havw - Mastering
Fran Porter, Shelly Williamson, Rob Lamothe and many others - Photography
Fran Porter - Art Direction, Collage
Artset - Graphic Design/Layout
Rob Lamothe - Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Ukelele, Dulcimer, Organ, Percussion, Bass
Ronnie Ciago - Drums
Spencer Sercombe - Bass
Additional Musicians - Linda Somerville, Tone Valcic, Steve Sinnicks, Dino Verginella, Steve Fuller,
Hess Village Choir

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released January 1, 1996

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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: Pull Me Under
if you were a river, I would
lay down beside you
let you run right through
my fingers
feel you rushing

and when I find myself
surrounded by white water
i will know the falls not far away

pull me under
where the water lies still
hold me slowly and I’ll give up my will

while I’m going down
below the water line
i feel I could
drown in your arms tonight

i’ve given up my father’s dream
to lie beside you
and all I ask of you is everything

pull me under
where the water lies still
hold me i’ll slowly
give up my will
i will

while I’m going down
below the water line
i feel like i could
drown in your arms tonight
Track Name: The Light Of You
i’m layin’ down in your backyard
my hand around an old blue jar
but I ain’t lookin’ for no full moon
or shining star

i’m just tryin’ to catch the light of you

i’m lettin’ go my wayward past
and all these ghosts are free at last
the road is open up ahead
i don’t need to move to fast

i’m tryin’ to catch the light of you

i want to tell you something i can’t say
and all my wishin’ will not make it go away
and all my trying can not make it come true
i’m tryin’ to catch the light of you
Track Name: Blair Mountain
i stood in the shade of my family tree
felt my roots grow under me
and from the ground beneath my feet
i felt a shakin’

like my old grandfather’s hands
pulling coal from virgin land
and in the shadow where I stand
so much was taken

so many young men down in the mines
so many families running out of time
it was union blood was spilled
so the coal baron’s pockets could be filled

there was no warning, no miner’s cry
when the world stopped spinning
for the blink of an eye
and the sound of thunder coming up from the ground
like the devil’s army pulling good men down

so many children left in tears
so many fathers buried here
and a mountain of coal up to the sky
could never mend these broken lives

when freedom rings with a hollow sound
when the seeds of hope fall on barren ground
when the city of gold turns dark and cold
we will lay our burdens down
Track Name: Kevin Was My Cousin
kevin was my cousin... he was 22
my mother's little brother's son
killed last night in clarksville
him and three girls
never hurt no one
shot down in cold blood
for two hundred dollars
that's fifty dollars a life
that's four young people
from four good families
four thousand more
tears to cry
there are some things
won't be forgiven
there is some blood
will not wash away
there's a shadow
on the living
it will not go away
give me a room and the boy that pulled the trigger
four empty hands - mine and his
just me and my anger - him and his ignorance
and we will see just how tough he is
there are some things
won't be forgiven
there is some blood
will not wash away
there's a shadow
on the living
it will not go away
Track Name: Strongest Man In The World
no one to ask about fast cars and heroes
no one to tell me my music's too loud
and the freedom is so bittersweet
feels like nothing in life ever ends up complete

gave me the lecture 'bout trouble and girlfriends
told me i will cut the grass and my hair
he's the same man that bought me the toy red guitar
and he held me and lifted me up to the stars
with just one hand... the strongest man in the world

something in our house grew tired one summer
he held onto his american dream
well a man can be swallowed by pride
and he smiled as i walked up the aisle with my bride
and shook my hand... the strongest man in the world

stood by the bed where the old man was fading
watched as the power went out of his eyes
and i knew that his dreaming would not be destroyed
when i saw what he meant to my own little boy
hand in hand... with the strongest man in the world
Track Name: Home
i don’t know what you want from me
you change your mind so easily
and it feels so strange, but suddenly
i feel so far from home
i built the house where hope was born
dream by dream, stone by stone
looks like shelter, so safe and warm
but it feels so far from home
and it wasn’t so long ago
i felt so right at home
in your arms that grow colder
and further and further away from home
the walls and windows, the halls and doors
seem unfamiliar, anymore
it’s like I never been here before
feels so far from home
and it wasn’t so long ago
I felt so right at home
in your arms that grow colder
and further and further away from home
late last night up on the roof
I told my troubles to the moon
I feel so lonesome, to tell the truth
I feel so far from home
and it wasn’t so long ago
I felt so right at home
in your arms that grow colder
and further and further away
further and further away from home
Track Name: Gone
fucked up again last night
helter skelter on my radio
slept in my truck last night
and woke up to this cop knockin on my window

i tied up this waitress
in a hotel room in texas
to what used to be the luggage stand
the metal thing with four black bands
i scratched a peace sign in the skin of her back...

gone... long gone

how to wear my fear so well
a little trick i learned in jail
and the picture that burned in my head
was you sleeping in my bed
i don't know why i killed that girl...

gone... long gone
well my old man looked like santa claus
to me when i was small
i was four he left to save the wicked world
with god and alcohol
i hate that man that doesn't even know
his only son is gone...

strap me to the killing chair
eyes wide open i can't see
how all the power in the world
will burn this badness out of me

gone... long gone
Track Name: Starting To Feel
you tell me that I take things much too hard
and there is nothing wrong with living like we are
you try to ease my mind and I try to believe
but it’s starting to feel like a broken heart
to me
when you tell me lies I know that you mean well
but if you know the truth, don’t keep it to yourself
you can show me what I’ve been so afraid to see
and it’s starting to feel like a broken heart
to me
and if it’s time…you and I surrender…
why are we waiting…so long?
I’ve always said my hearts an open door
but I won’t let you wander in and out no more
I ain’t asking you to turn around and leave
but it’s starting to feel like a broken heart
to me
Track Name: My Head
my hearts a cheap little thing
a toy for you to mess with
hangs on a plastic chain
now pull it

the angel smiled at me in german
i said “I’m king charming yeah
my crowns at home in my good pants”
this red-haired woman took me
to the milky way
we rode the train from osterby to Amsterdam
my heart is on my sleeve
my head a million miles away
i flew too close to the sun
icarus was not the only one
all this to say I realize
i’ve said to much
and i would rather be your mirror
than your crutch
your blood is in my veins
my head a million miles away
i’m juvenile and delinquent
yeah that’s my voice on your machine
and i keep running into myself
on the way to somewhere else…
you’re a genius if you know what the means
my head’s a million miles away
my heart is on a chain
my head’s a million miles away
your blood is in my veins
my head’s a million miles away