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long lazy curve

by Rob Lamothe

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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...
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
No Wonder 02:43
five o’clock in the morning long way home you, dancing in the headlights i’m still as a stone this small perfect heart weathered and plain just another good luck charm hangin’ on a chain red sun in the desert red moon in the dark out to the stars and 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
12.
12 Moons 04:50
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

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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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