long lazy curve

by Rob Lamothe

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Long Lazy Curve
Date of Release - 2006 (Falling Sky)
Song Tracks
1. Hello Beautiful(Lamothe)
2. Ashes To Ashes (Lamothe)
3. Romeo's Barbershop (Lamothe/Wilson)
4. Good Enough For Me (Lamothe/Van Hoy)
5. Til Forever Is Over (Lamothe/Owen)
6. I Am Here With You (Lamothe/Titcomb)
7. Ain't Broken Yet (Lamothe/Falcon)
8. I Don't Walk Alone (Lamothe/Halligan Jr.)
9. Broke Down Train (Lamothe/Wilson/Miles)
10. Goodbye Calgary (Lamothe)
11. No Wonder (Lamothe)
12. 12 Moons (Lamothe)

rob lamothe - nettwerk songs publishing ltd./ASCAP
bob halligan jr. - WBOB Music/ASCAP
raf van hoy - SESAC
gwil owen - Turgid Tunes/PEN Music Group/BMI
tom wilson - Thomas Cunningham Wilson Publishing /Sony ATV Music Publishing Canada/SOCAN
lynn miles - Cold Girl Music/SOCAN
liam titcomb - Sony/ATV Tunes LLC/SOCAN
billy falcon - Pretty Blue Songs/BMI

thank you to my family ... and to tom and monica treumuth, melissa mcclelland, dan nevin, brian brinkerhoff, paul and jill liszewski, everyone at nettwerk publishing, arnie and barb dyker, dino and iris staniscia, godin guitars, phillip wilding, my musical friends in nashville, san francisco, los angeles, toronto and hamilton, to the beautiful
russels and titcombs, steive salas, dave coleman, amy king, david bradstreet, trevor titian, angela mckay, saul davis, carla olsen and leon haywood. thank you pau riemens/grant avenue studios for getting the drum sound 'on good enough for me'. special thanks to joe byrne and frances porter for letting me borrow their words and to all the songwriters and musicians who put their hearts into making this record...

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released June 6, 2006

Credits...
Tom Treumuth - Producer
Recorded by Craig Lapsley at his backyard studio in Hamilton. Additional recording by Bill Dashell at Sunnyside Studios in Los Angeles, Jesse Harms at his place in San Francisco, Ian Lafeuvre in his secret cave underneath the falafel place in Ottawa and by Rob in room 313 at the Strathcona Hotel, Toronto.
Dan Brodbeck at Emac Studios, London - Mixing
Rob Lamothe at home in Dunnville - Mixing
Phil Demetro at Laquer Channel, Toronto - Mastering
Tor Lukasik-Foss - Package Design
Frances Porter - Photography
Rob Lamothe - Vocals, Guitars, miscellaneous loops and stuff
Craig Lapsley - Drums
Don Heffington - Drums
Mark McIntyre - Bass
Steve Pelletier - Bass
Greg Sutton - Bass
David Baxter - Electric Guitar
Les Cooper - More Electric Guitar
Cisco de Luna - Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Accordian, Mandolin
Mike Daley - Electirc Guitar
Colin Cripps - Backwards Guitar
Jesse O'Brien - Keyboards
Rudy Copeland - Organ
Brad Faulkner - Bowed Bouzouki
Lynn Miles - Harmony Vocals
Patrice Pike - Harmony Vocals
Michelle Titain - Harmony Vocals

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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: Hello Beautiful
hello beautiful
hey I am beautiful
i figured I’d just call and sing this song to you
every thought in my head
every single thing you do
is like a dream
like a dream of home
i got my children to remind me of what’s real
like my heart and your name in my throat
at the top of the ferris wheel
my life in someone else’s hands
on that bloody tilt-a-whirl
like a dream
like a dream of home
Track Name: Ashes to Ashes
when i call you baby you whisper my name
and when i sing the sweet notes
you give me everything
i curse my skin for coming in between us

every glorious mistake has led me here
so turned on by the things i fear
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...
not waitin for nothin'

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
Track Name: Romeo's Barbershop
romeo’s got a place at the end of my street
he talks like a preacher until the faithful sleep
spins the sinners round and counts to three

ratboy climbs up into number four
he says make me look like a movie star
give me one good reason i should get up in the morning
drag my weary bones out in the open

sha la la la la sha la la

how’s the weather in hollywood?
yeah put it in a song
dream until you come back down
all the way down
all the way down

could be king street and it could be mars
nothin’ but spaceships and rusted cars
from california to the steel mill fire
sha la la la sha la la
sha la la la sha la la

how’s the weather in hollywood?
yeah put it in a song
dream until you come back down
all the way down
all the way down

low-fi radio smothering heat
i’m looking through the window from across the street
into a room full of true of true believers
like circus freaks at the revival
yeah

how’s the weather in hollywood?
yeah put it in a song
dream until you come back down
all the way down
all the way down
dream until you come back down
dream until you come back down
all the way down
sha la la la sha la la
Track Name: Good Enough For Me
it’s been a long and twisted highway from where we started out.
the map blew out the window ten miles outta town...
you and me we took turns drivin' and we got each other lost.
but we never been afraid to turn around
and get back to where we got off
no

my love's just a little rusty,
she runs a little rough
my dreams in the dust just up ahead,
maybe that's close enough...
we can stop chasin' down the future,
it's always just outta reach...
if this ain't the place we're lookin' for...
it's good enough for me
it's good enough for me

i was hell-bent when i met you, bound for nowhere fast
you saved me from my mission and i love you just for that
now the roads end ain't so far away and we don't need to pack
it's you and me in this old car, your name tattoed on my back

my love's just a little rusty,
she runs a little bit rough
my dreams in the dust just up ahead,
maybe that's close enough...
we can stop chasin' down the future,
it's always just outta reach...
if this ain't the place we're lookin' for...
it's good enough for me
yeah
it's good enough for me
yeah

you throw me the key
you slide across the seat
all the way over... yeah, right here next to me

my love's just a little rusty,
she runs a little bit rough
my dreams in the dust just up ahead,
maybe that's close enough...
we can stop chasin' down the future,
it's always just outta reach...
if this ain't the place we're lookin' for...
it's good enough for me
yeah

it's good enough for me
yeah my love's just a little rusty,
she runs a little bit rough
my dreams in the dust just up ahead,
maybe that's close enough...
Track Name: 'Til Forever Is Over
i will lay down my heart beside you
and let all my weaknesses show
walk circles in the long grass around you
you spinnin' in the middle real slow

draw a long, lazy curve with my fingers
down your back so strong and white
and pretend we can lie here forever
we are nothin' but shadow and light

lay down your heart beside me
here in the warmth of the sun
close your eyes and stay here forever
till forever is over is done

now it's hard to hold on to a moment
when it keeps movin' further away
now the wind blows a little bit colder
and the sky turns a little more grey

lay down your heart beside me
here in the warmth of the sun
close your eyes and stay here forever
till forever is over is done

lay down your heart beside me
here in the warmth of the sun
close your eyes and stay here forever
till forever is over is done

now i can't shine a light on the future
but i'm ready for whatever comes
Track Name: I Am Here With You
mornin on the go-train
face against the glass
men and women sleeping
underneath the overpass

red leaf falling
winter in the air
mindful of the future
everybody wants to get somewhere

and i am here with you
yeah i am here with you

rain on the sidewalk
hearts hung out to dry
preacher on the corner
moon in the sky

there's bones in the holy ground
angels in the concrete
saints among the street-kids
a thousand little tragedies

and i am here with you
yeah i am here with you

there's candle in my window
blanket in my yard
my sweet rosemary jean
counting blessings and shooting stars

everybody's trying to get somewhere

and i am here with you
yeah i am here with you

yeah i am here with you
yeah i am here with you

i am here with you
i am here with you
i am here
i'm right here
Track Name: Ain't Broken Yet
i'm in one piece one shattered piece
but yeah i'm alright
i've been cracked whole
my battered soul is still in the fight
live and learn, crash and burn, the sculptor's hands
the twists and turns, the twists and turns

here i am alive and well
i dragged these ragged bones hellthrough
sometimes pain is heaven-sent
if beautiful is chipped and bent
i'm as beautiful as a man can get
and i ain't broken yet

love left and all she left me was the things she couldn't take
my heart my weary heart can't get a break
live and learn, crash and burn, the sculptor's hands
the twists and turns, the twists and turns

here i am alive and well
i dragged these ragged bones through hell
sometimes pain is heaven-sent
if beautiful is chipped and bent
i'm as beautiful as a man can get
and i ain't broken yet

shattered, battered, chipped and broken, suffocated, nearly chokin'
try again? you must be jokin'
you must be jokin' you must be

here i am alive and well
i dragged these ragged bones through hell
sometimes pain is heaven-sent
if beautiful is chipped and bent
i'm as beautiful as a man can get
i ain't broken

here i am alive and well
i dragged these ragged bones through hell
sometimes pain is heaven-sent
if beautiful is chipped and bent
i'm as beautiful as a man can get
i ain't broken yet
Track Name: I Don't Walk Alone
i left my small town and my family
for the big wide world of promises and compromise
i chased after the money down the road to fortune and shame
somehow i never quite arrived
i guess a man ain't a man until he cries

well i made every mistake that a man can make
most of 'em two of three times
now trouble's always open and the light is always on
and i took that sign to "nowhere" as a sign
that it all adds up to nothin' nothin' but a lie

yeah i'm so tired of runnin' i don't want to run no more
want to see those smilin' faces at my own front door
when i found forgiveness it was just a steppin' stone
on a road that goes around and around
i don't walk alone

ah now look at you and me baby
how'd we ever come so far
you know i wouldn't have dared to dream this
it's a million miles from june
to us sittin' in this kitchen
livin' like we are

yeah i'm so tired of runnin' i don't want to run no more
i wannna see those smilin' faces at my own front door
when i found forgiveness it was just a steppin' stone
on a road that goes around and around
i don't walk alone

i realized tonight
i feel different inside
i ain't a river or an island

yeah i'm so tired of runnin' i don't want to run no more
i wannna see those smilin' faces at my own front door
when i found forgiveness it was just a steppin' stone
on a road that goes around and around
i don't walk alone
when i found forgiveness
it was just a stepping stone
i don't walk alone
no i don't walk alone
i don't walk alone
Track Name: Broke Down Train
my daddy raised me not to beg for nothing
never look back and to stand my ground
to be a man is to never show fear
and I faked my way from there to here

you were raised not to ask no questions
bite your tongue and bide your time
i don’t need you waiting in the kitchen
i don’t want you to tow the line
no

won’t get nowhere standing there cryin’
moanin’ and wailin’ in the pouring rain
can’t get nothing through the eye of a needle
but you might get to heaven on a broke down train
oh yeah

now you ain’t waiting for a knight in shinin’ armour
and I don’t need you to rescue me
but if you want love i’m right there with ya
let’s start with the truth and see where it leads

now i’m done waiting for my life to get perfect
i’m not lying in a bed of regret
i’ve come too far and cried too hard
and i ain’t ready to give up yet
no

won’t get there nowhere standing here cryin’
moanin’ and wailin’ in the pouring rain
can’t get nothing through the eye of needle
but you might get to heaven on a broke down train
yeah

maybe i thought it would be too much work
to change my old fashioned ways
i must have believed that I could never make a promise
to love somebody every single day

yeah we won’t get nowhere standing here cryin’
moanin’ and wailin’ in the pouring rain
can’t get nothing through the eye of needle
but you might get to heaven on a broke down train
you might get to heaven on a broke down train
you might get to heaven on a broke down train
Track Name: Goodbye Calgary
a small room above the harbour
i was warned about this place
goodbye victoria
i won’t forget your face

another god forsaken canadian town
it’s just a little acid rain
baby coming down
ain’t nothing for us to stay sober about

i’m sick of this highway
and i am tired of these hotel rooms
i’m just as scared of where this road could take me
as what it leads back to

we are ghosts in all these places
where you came to get away from me
ten seasons come and gone
goodbye calgary

you were the girl on the beach
you were the sun, a wave that came to me
came to me
i’m 46 and i am 14
this peasant shirt these bare feet

yeah I know where hope lies
a hundred frozen miles from kingston
hello mercury or montreal
you have got be the sweetest audience of all
sky full of restless air
you’re the girl on the beach
with a wave that came to me
you’re the girl on the beach
with a wave that came to me
Track Name: No Wonder
five o’clock in the morning
long way home
dancing in the headlines
i’m still as a stone

this small perfect heart
weathered and plane
just another good luck charm
hangin’ on a chain

red sun in the dessert
red moon in the dark
out to the stars in back
like a walk in the park
you send me letters and unfinished songs

salt spring island
forget me not
girls in the river at kispiox
it’s no wonder i am gone

i got me a cowboy hat
to keep out the rain
twenty seven tattoos
so you can see my pain
ten thousand angels
to carry me home

salt spring island forget me not
girls in the river at kispiox
it’s no wonder i am
it’s no wonder i am
it’s no wonder i am gone
Track Name: 12 Moons
drive me to some distant solar system
i'll sing in the back seat of your car
i'm the last one to recognize the irony
of a black hole swallowing a shooting star
it pains me to spin through this killing blue
i can only wait here for you

twelve moons of jupiter
no sign of the sun
orbit is graceful as
a monkey with a gun
it pains me to spin through this killing blue
i can only wait here

i am not your bloody supernova
burning like a billion suns
i am not your bloody supernova

if you lose the invisible light
will you x-ray my soul
i know how to use my fist
i don't know what this heart is for
i don't know what this heart is for
it pains me to spin through this killing blue
i can only wait here
i can only wait here
i can only wait here
for you