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Gravity Man

by Kathleen Dunbar

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You’re The Song Music by Kathleen Dunbar and Joseph Feusi Words by Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar and Joseph Feusi verse one in reverie and dreams I know you it seems that I must wait to show you a love forever old and new my destiny is you the darkness and the pain the loneliness again won’t defeat me I held on and I held true I could only wait for you to complete me I’m the bird and you’re the song I’m the heart where you belong we’re the love that we receive we’re the miracle believed verse two others call my name though they know I’ll thank them and tell them they must go the day that we were born my sweet our hearts entwined to meet a bird with opened wings a crown upon a king two together I’m the glove that fits your hand the waves upon your sand forever I’m the bird and you’re the song I’m the heart where you belong we’re the love that we receive we’re the miracle believed bridge you spoke my name I feel the same I’ve been waiting here for you instrumental verse three the road beneath our feet my love is made up of the stars above us you always knew where it would lead your destiny is me you’re the soft and I’m the strong I’ve loved you all along my sweet baby I’m the quiet you’re the bold in magic tales of old knight and lady I’m the bird and you’re the song I’m the heart where you belong we’re the love that we receive we’re the miracle believed I’m the bird and you’re the song I’m the heart where you belong we’re the love that we receive we’re the miracle believed
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Honey in Your Cup By Kathleen Dunbar Copyright by Kathleen Dunbar Part One I hold out my hand hold my hand, my hand for you oh how my love is true though your heart be broke in two oh the dark place oh the dark is done oh love oh love oh my love come home oh my love is gone love is gone, love is gone oh how he’s gone and run gone and run, gone and run oh like an animal oh like a human man he has his heart that breaks so hard and he has what he cannot take and oh my love is gone love is gone, love is gone oh my love I wish you would come would come home, would come home oh . . . Part Two we have a heart of ache and woe a thing an angel cannot know wash the pain that fills it up taste the honey in your cup let me give you let me give you this oh love oh love oh some tenderness what began as cold and storm falls in raindrops soft and warm lightning crack is how it starts ends in rainbow, breaks your heart someday we’ll be cold as clay on the day we slip away take my hand and hear the thunder feel the warm rain that we’re under Instrumental the pennies of the rain we spent we got richer as we went the garden thanked us this we heard in silver song poured out by bird oh oh mm-hm oh I love you so oh my love came home love came home, love came home oh oh my love I called and you’ve come you’ve come home, you’ve come home oh . . .
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Victory 05:38
Victory By Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar Verse two stars fall down in my cup reflection comes true for when I look up I see your bright eyes soldier so brave heart and sword pledged for the people to save lonely the bell whose clapper has broken desert the soul where no love is spoke we sing the sweet song of each other’s name the sound of these words makes the bell ring again Verse your long arms make me the sweetest of rooms that’s how we sleep now inside of those spoons the call of drums leads you from home salt and air and laughter, red roses and stone a ring, a wish, a sigh of regret innocent dreams we pledge not to forget we cannot tell our warm tears from the rain the sky it is crying but ours is the pain Bridge who holds the power to turn the key that opens the stones, one, two and three standing in shadow the darkness I hold turned to the east, I bend my shadow low Verse small golden shells in the salt waves they ring softest of feathers make brightest blue wings but the horn of the moon runs aground on the stars my love on the battlefield broken and scarred we sigh for and why for, betrayal so stings men asked to die for the whims of the kings fast in their castle keep sovereigns and fools with lives they have paid for their feasts and their jewels Verse we gave our honor, in blood paid and bone our youth become ash and our joy become stone dark be our eyes though bright be the day drink of the bitter but don’t turn away the universe sparkles, in velvet the stars wisdom we ask for, may kindness be ours illusion fall from us in sweet disarray may love ring its bell past the last star’s decay Instrumental Bridge who holds the power to turn the key that opens the stones, one, two and three standing in shadow the darkness I hold turned to the east, I bend my shadow low Verse what is love but the patience to be with darkness and light till the dance sets you free hive and honey and sting of the bee life and death circles round sweet victory we will find joy with our arms open wide strength undefended and nothing denied in unending depth may the pain we befriend the heart that is pierced shall be free in the end the end be free in the end be free in the be free in the be free in the end, the end, the end be free in the end the end
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When You Wish Lyrics by Kathleen Dunbar, music by Kathleen Dunbar and Gawain Mathews Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar and Gawain Mathews you’re far away a star away a wish I made in the blue my heart so wide open I dream of you I wish you’d see me standing a sweet surprise you’d give me your hand you’d be my king and they would sing all the knights and ladies on bended knees cuz they would see love perfectly I keep on searching blindly a lonely queen in a fantasy when you wish then it oughta come true what I want well I don’t even know I only know that I’m singing to you ohhh-oh-oh-ohh one day with you to stay with you before you fly away I miss you when I kiss you cuz I know that you can’t stay deep in your pocket sky blue sweet pieces of my heart broken right through when you wish then it oughta come true what I want well I don’t even know I only know that I’m singing to you ohhh-oh-oh-ohh when you wish then it oughta come true what I want well I don’t even know I only know that I’m singing to you ohhh-oh-oh-ohh a crystal tear lonely birdsong I feel you near I’ve known you so long my wish for you look above you in shining stars and know I love you
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Two Hand Take By Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar gonna to swim away from you, from the muscle of your tide you ain’t the king of gravity, you’re just the king of pride in everything you say to me there’s something that you hide when you sugar-honey me I know that you have lied a man and a woman worked, the man lived by his gun he hurt the gal and stole the mule, now the man was on the run I did not weep the day you died with your belly full of lead oh you never cared too much what the good book said runnin down a long road, long road run on the long road, longing for some somebody got love got love some- -body got love got love wrong takin with a two hand, two hand take takin too much till the giver done break brakeman won’t stop, won’t stop this train beggin to the brakeman to break this pain oh a little, oh a little little bit a little, oh a little little bit the good lord died in pain and woe, he wore a crown of thorns seems I’ve known that very crown from the day that I was born you say let go, the pain let go, gal let your heart be warmed every time I smile at you it’s the port that’s in the storm now I got somebody good, he holds me in his arms the length of my sweet nakedness is his sweetness and his charm he said we bring each other joy, the jewel in life’s crown he is the treasure of true love I searched for and I found you don’t have to do what the devil’s own voice says come on, you make your choices down to the bottom to the China ground keep on digging till the bottom get found heart ain’t nothin but a hollow cup feel the love got to a fill it up up down, dig down, a little deeper dig on down where the lovin is sweeter oh, oh, oh, oh a man and a woman meet, you know they kiss and a flirt he says to her take off your dress, I say say take off your shirt drink this cup unto the end, the sweet joy and the hurt then lay us softly in the ground and smile upon the dirt oh the roadhouse it is closed, now they’ve all gone home they played there on our wedding day on the long trombones oh play it sweetly when I’m gone in the bye and bye I’ve made my prayers and they were heard I’ll be happy when I die I’ll be happy when I’ll be happy when I’ll be happy when I die baby got a hole in the sole of your shoe ground come up and it’s talkin to you used to nothin oh nothin but stone bonehard life when you’re livin it alone take them shackles, make the shackles break shackle the chain heart then the heart gonna ache who got a heart, got a heart to give givin from you heart then you start to live
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Gravity Man 04:03
Gravity Man Lyrics by Kathleen Dunbar, Music by Kathleen Dunbar and Gawain Mathews Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar and Gawain Mathews Verse ooh-ooh I know you’re real I could feel you long before you fell from the blue above I was so lonely lost and sad until you showed me how I’m in your eyes a poem of love Chorus you’re my honey, you’re my smoochy smoo sweet cake, bunny, you’re my booboo ooh ooh ooh ooh you’re my hero, you’re my love me do sugar, baby, you’re my true blue ooh ooh ooh ooh Verse oh, everything changed when I turned around you spoke my name all the petals fall around us now oh joy I know I belong the bird found his lover by singing his song your love everywhere surrounds me Chorus Verse pull me in you’re the gravity man we go fast cuz we can dee-dee-dee-dee deep in our desire we don’t need wings we still go higher make the planets spin we make the star’s sweet fire sky’s not big enough to fly in Chorus Bridge I’m alive in your eyes a miracle, a sweet surprise that you’re alive in my eyes I’m alive in your eyes a miracle, a sweet surprise that you’re alive in my eyes too Chorus
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Smile 03:20
Smile Lyrics by Kathleen Dunbar, music by Kathleen Dunbar and Gawain Mathews Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar and Gawain Mathews Verse all the places I will take you as we fall in love, oh let me make you fall in love yeah, hold on tight now lonely’s gone, we’re here and we’re alright now Prechorus we two, yeah we’re falling it’s true – love is calling Chorus hey boy, my joy, wanna play with you wanna stay with you, wanna say to you I’ve never felt so happy and alive wanna touch, I wanna talk, I wanna walk with you wanna smile with you, spend a while with you everything feels new and shiny bright Verse oh sweet morning when we rise and you show me how much you love me with your eyes and we’re deep now where we have never been a pile of pillows and your smile, we fall in love again Prechorus we two, yeah we’re falling it’s true – love is calling Chorus you’re warm, you’re fun, you’re the one for me you’re my secret wish, you’re my favorite dish an angel you touch me with your hand you’re sweet, you’re bold, got a hold on me all the gray is gone, we got this song you tell me I make you feel the same Bridge because we know it’s true it’s simple what we do and then we say I love you Chorus you’re warm, you’re fun, you’re the one for me you’re my secret wish, you’re my favorite dish an angel you touch me with your hand you’re sweet, you’re bold, got a hold on me all the gray is gone, we got this song you tell me I make you feel the same Whistling
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Love Hotel 03:14
Love Hotel Lyrics by Kathleen Dunbar, Music by Kathleen Dunbar and Gawain Mathews Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar and Gawain Mathews Got love, beaucoup love, I do love. Oh lord above we so in love. Love me true, Booboo deluxe well I love you too! Gonna ring the bell at the Love Hotel ride the big time carousel. Fire, desire, got a big fire! Like a three-D scene on a Hollywood screen. Oh lord knows, fireman comin with the truck and hose. We can’t deny with the flames so high we got a big big big big fire. Chorus Baby I get a thrill every time you give me squeeze. Sugar pop, lamb chop, don’t stop, bunny hop, you got me down on my knees! You’re a treat, so sweet, hey hot stuff! Got an icing top, don’t never stop. I couldn’t want more, baby you’re the whole candy store. Can’t get enough of my cream puff you’re hot hot hot hot stuff! We’re havin fun, we’re havin fun, we’re havin big fun! Sugar plum, honey bun, cherry pie, number one. The look in your eyes when I give you that big surprise! We just begun, hit the first home run we’re havin big big big big fun! Chorus Baby I get a thrill every time you give me squeeze. Sugar pop, lamb chop, don’t stop, bunny hop, you got me down on my knees! We got a dog, we got a dog, we got a big dog. We love him cuz he’s a fuzzy-wuzz. He’s a cutie aww sits up and gives you his paw. He’s a big bow-wow and we love him! Ow! He’s a big big big big dog. Hooray, soirée, it’s a party! Don’t be late, gonna celebrate. Gonna dance and romance, so put on your gown and your fancy pants. Oh hot cayenne, gonna do it again gonna party to the end! Hooray, soirée, it’s a party! Don’t be late, gonna celebrate. Gonna dance and romance, so put on your gown and your fancy pants. Oh hot cayenne, gonna do it again gonna party to the end! Oh hot cayenne, gonna do it again gonna party to the end!
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The Watch Out Boogie By Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar Verse 1 daddy longlegs in hot pursuit of the gal with the smile so absolute throw her in the air pluck her like fruit horn player goin toot toot toot god made the dancers devil made the band cuz man they playin as fast as they can got a Cuban heel and a pointy boot out west show down cowboy shoot hound her to heaven you know the route then press her to your chest and steal the loot it was a battle royale quite an affray dancin through the night till the break of day Chorus party, imbroglio it was a brouhaha, a fandango forget everything you know it was a cubist painting by Picasso they danced till the stars burned out the crowd was shoutin watch out! watch out! Instrumental Verse he left the floor with a mighty jump bass player thumb goin thump thump thump bass drum da bump bump bump jesus wept until his waistcoat shrunk gal did the splits stood up back on top shimmy for the crowd and bop bop bop got a high leg kick he a hip shaolin coolio mystery from old Peking she got eyes so blue I heard the sky lean down to her to apologize they so in love their love’s so hot whatever you want is what they got Chorus party, imbroglio it was a brouhaha, a fandango forget everything you know it was a cubist painting by Picasso they danced till the stars burned out the crowd was shoutin watch out! watch out! Chorus Extra ooh-ooh watch out, watch out! ooh-ooh it’s what it’s all about ooh-ooh without a doubt ooh-ooh baby jump and shout uh woo-woo-woo woo-woo-woo go crazy baby watch out, watch out! Instrumental Verse swango water skier slide silly, sugar push take it for a ride tuck turn while the trombone slides pull it in close send it out wide wah wah wah whip skip up dee-dee dee-dee dee-dee dee-dee dee-dip! oh! snuggin and snoozin inside the spoon his long arms made all afternoon now out on the corner waitin for the train to take ‘em into town to dance again the night is sweet their love is bold and now this story is all told Chorus party, imbroglio it was a brouhaha, a fandango forget everything you know it was a cubist painting by Picasso they danced till the stars burned out the crowd was shoutin watch out! watch out! Chorus Extra ooh-ooh watch out, watch out! ooh-ooh it’s what it’s all about ooh-ooh without a doubt ooh-ooh baby jump and shout uh woo-woo-woo woo-woo-woo go crazy baby watch out!
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A Star Below The Moon Lyrics by Kathleen Dunbar and Joseph Feusi Music by Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar and Joseph Feusi verse there’s a star below the moon it’s the first one of the night do you wish upon that star? oh I know I wish you might the moon shines on alone wrapped in the velvet sky is your wish the same as mine? do you also sadly sigh? I’m only famous in the mirror that’s the clown who knows me best all the jests and aches and lonely hours and a love that’s unexpressed I thought I’d hid my heart it’s what only angels see then across the crowded room oh the angel came to me musical interlude a circus leaving town a bad dream burned to ash all the colors smudged and cold all the music sad and brash then a single note of gold ringing through the night the moment when you spoke my name and you made the world right a room is just a room my love then you suddenly arrive every time you look at me it is such a sweet surprise the circle of our arms is not one we will undo since you tugged the ribbon tight and whispered keep me close to you bridge storm and dark is how it starts ends in rainbow, breaks your heart we found a pot of gold long overdue no matter that there’s thunder dear it’s warm rain that we’re under here the sky is blue cuz baby I got you verse I’d given up on love left the key inside the drawer like a house alone and dark no one lives there anymore I thought love had passed me by and joy was only brief pleasure just a fleeting thing and sadness such a thief oh we don’t lose our youth my sweet it’s just a place that we pass through the moon will shine when we are old and it will find me close to you there’s a star below the moon we’ll remember when we see the wonder of the love we found when our sweet dream came to be
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Lay It Down 03:05
Lay It Down By Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar Verse road don’t care how I’m movin I got to take it slow trouble all around me crazy everywhere I go oooohhhh I know the hard times if I could I’d make it right when I find I’m feelin lonely gonna sit down with myself tonight Chorus lay it down, pray it down, come on baby, say it down oh I know I’ll find the sweetness when I take me off the shelf said I could, said I would, finally did, it sure feels good all these years I said I’d love me, well I finally love myself, yeah Verse I can’t win for losin I still play the game I know I’m the fool if the deck is stacked then I’m to blame all I know it’s dark behind me could be darker where I’m goin so afraid my heart will break then let it break on open till I know to Chorus Instrumental Verse we all know the killer we all been the whore we all want the sweetness what you think this life is for? come on baby in the mornin don’t you know the dark is done let it rise on up inside you come on baby feel the sun Chorus Outro love you baby love you baby love you ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba love you baby love you baby love you ba-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-by love you baby love you baby mm-mm love
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For My Love 04:02
For My Love By Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar *The “old poet” quoted is Robert Burns, from his poem A Red, Red Rose “So fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I; And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry. Till a’ the seas gang dry my dear, And the rocks melt wi’ the sun; I will love thee still, my dear, while the sands o’ life shall run.” Verse I spent many years lonely until I found you, you were always the one although you never knew, ‘til you spoke my name and the waiting was through, and you took my hand. Time is a thief, he steals us away but he also brings you and your smile every day. Of everything given ain’t nothing will stay, so let’s play, let’s love while we can. Chorus Is it dark in the end or will it be light? Will the brightness of stars or the velvet of night welcome our hearts when our eyes lose their sight? Let love bring us home. Verse We know we’ll get old, we’ve already begun. You can see in our faces the things we have done— the laughing and sorrow, kindness and fun— I’d miss none of it, my sweet love. There’s so many things we want to do. One day we’ll say honey, the time it sure flew. We’re so wise and so funny and we don’t have a clue, except about love. Chorus Bridge I’ll hold your hand till the holding is done. Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh I’ll give you a kiss like we’ve just begun. Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh. I will love you like the *old poet says: “While the sands of life run, till the seas all go dry the rocks melt with the sun I will love you still.” Verse My heart only gets richer though my bones they grow old. You fill my life with the beauty it holds. You’re the finest my love, finer than gold. Have I told you today that you’re grand? The shiniest things they all go to rust. They’ll lay us in earth and our bones go to dust. When the end comes as we know that it must I’ll trust you and I’ll hold your hand. Bridge
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Ain’t Nobody’s Fool By Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar verse death in a tophat, tails and a cane you can’t brush him off cuz he’s callin your name best to go slow, and take yo time review your chance to get away with the crime card game’s better if’n your a winnin your gums are better when your teeth are in ‘em better to be toothless than caught by the law you can cut your meat small, mash it wit’ your jaw verse you know you’re pretty wicked with it you know you’re stubborn and you’re stickin with it you don’t want to die but you ain’t kickin it the bomb is in the clock with the tickin in it you got silver spurs, you like to gallop when they give you hell then you give them a wallop pull down your hat, pull up your britches get your shovel in the vein and your eye on the riches chorus sailor, sailor go down it’s the gold in the hold that’s pullin you down she gonna break up but you go break down they’ll find you with the body when the sirens sound they’ll find you with the body when the sirens sound verse baby is an angel, she kiss like she prays the pain that she brings also takes the pain away her voice in your ear—you’re never more alone her knife gets sharper the more it’s honed where does she come from, where does she go she can’t really tell you cuz she doesn’t really know she looks real fine, she travels real well but you can’t check out of that particular hotel verse the trap got sprung, you stepped in you couldn’t see how this would end you keep holdin on ‘til you can’t no more your hands are blistered and your back is sore hey little miss, you call her honey the answer to your dreams but something feels funny when she gets hungry she pulls out her gun says you got to be dead to get your picture on the money chorus verse stoobottom diligent, rathbone drunk I’m as full of stories as a smell is full of skunk stand at the crossroads stampin your foot and I appear all covered in soot you tell your children, mend your ways else damnation’s how you’ll end your days what do you want boy, careful what I’m givin when you die you goin pay for what you doin when you’re living verse the buzzards make money runnin them guns they got the power, the women and the fun war is better longer than if it is won no! don’t stop the profit train once it is begun Dow Jones crashed, ring rang rung shoulda had a picnic while the banker hung no final snap of his neck was heard he got his dividend, he ain’t no gallows bird chorus outro mm-hm heehaw mule stompin and a’whompin and a’keepin his cool whoo whoo ain’t nobody’s fool ain’t nobody’s fool—Oh No! ain’t nobody’s fool ain’t nobody’s fool ain’t nobody’s aw-haw heehaw mule stompin and a’whompin and a’keepin his cool whoo whoo ain’t nobody’s fool ain’t nobody’s fool—Oh No! ain’t nobody’s fool ain’t nobody’s fool ain’t nobody’s No! ain’t nobody’s No! ain’t nobody’s fool
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Wishbone Girl By Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar my father’s a boy in an old photograph in card that says Guess Who? I imagine he ran home and gave it to his mom with an innocence I never knew I saw a boy who was hopeful and kind before his dad’s fists and a war I saw the mischief and joy in his eyes that his eyes never showed anymore he’d roar like a lion had to be king on his throne when he forgot I was just a kid with a face the same as his own you go away whole and you come home in pieces that’s what you give in a war the shells scream in and your heart goes south and nothin’s the same anymore he fought and froze in a lonely foxhole slept in a bed of cold dirt hell does not hold half of what’s bad and there is no word for the hurt he’d roar like a lion had to be king on his throne when he forgot that the war was done and he didn’t know how to come home we’d each take a side of a wishbone we’d grin and we’d pull till it’d break he tried to win at everything I guess it covered his ache though he never showed me his blue, blue eyes he left me to find on my own in a box at the end of a delicate chain hung a sweet little golden wishbone he’d roar like a lion had to be king on his throne when he forgot I was just a kid a sweet wishbone girl of his own instrumental the last time I saw my father I was packed and traveling away I walked through the gate and I turned one last time and he showed me his eyes on that day he showed his love with a sad sweet smile with grace he let me fly though he spoke not a word it’s love that I heard I remember his eyes said goodbye instrumental his heart gave out on a hot afternoon when I was across the sea but a lifetime of things he’d left unsaid he put in a letter for me: please pluck a star, my dearest dear I wish your dreams may come true though I never could say it and look in your eyes please dear, know I love you I know I’d roar like a lion cuz I had to be king on my throne my heart so battered and I’m sorry I yelled at the sweet wishbone girl of my own please pluck a star, my dearest dear I wish your dreams may come true though I never could say it and look in your eyes the wishes I made were for you
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My Dreams Are Calling Me Music by Kathleen Dunbar and Joseph Feusi Words by Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar and Joseph Feusi verse I wake, I work take a coffee break it’s not me here I am not ordinary though you cannot see chorus I’ll set sail for the other shore I’ll be free cuz I believe in dreams that’s what our dreams are for instrumental verse another day is done I’m out the door night is falling it’s me I’m looking for my dreams are calling me chorus I’ll set sail for the other shore I’ll be free cuz I believe in dreams that’s what our dreams are for bridge heartache and pain it seems when each day’s the same I hide my dreams so they won’t die but when I keep them lonely I only let them slip away from me instrumental verse one day I’ll walk away I’ll pack my bags I’ll make the leap to be uniquely me to be extraordinary chorus I’ll set sail for the other shore I’ll be free cuz I believe in dreams that’s what our dreams are for I’ll set sail for the other shore I’ll be free cuz I believe in dreams that’s what our dreams are for I’ll set sail for the other shore I believe, I’ll be free that’s what my dreams are for
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I’m Coming Home By Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar verse a lovelorn spoon a shoe, a moon a little scrap of a sad sweet tune some folks stay some go away what’s left of me is a ruin my love all that’s left is a ruin the dark angel swigged from the bottle he poured swore in a rage at the image he bore with his hands and a yell pushed the hot gates of hell we followed him through and we fell, we fell god could not help us we fell shells come in with a blue engine moan whining defining all you have known the ground measured again in boots not in men blood fills the holes that are blown in the chalice cups of their bones chorus stay in the slow lane in case you get stalled the engine’s on fire and the tires are all bald you say baby I’m comin home it might take a while I’m comin home for your smile, my love I’ve got to get back to your smile verse in a one-horse town a mote in god’s eye you ain’t on the lam, boy but you are on the fly you stand there and curse and ask which is worse to live with the ache or to die sick unto death with the why there is a boy you know he’s your son he has the same face you had when you were when young born into grace all the while you laid waste in a foreign place killed with your gun in a war that could not be won you cannot refuse what you finally lose love unaccepted endured but unused what she lays in your hand slips away like the sand the promised and pointless confused in the sad blue despair of a bruise chorus stay in the slow lane in case you get stalled the engine’s on fire and the tires are all bald you say baby I’m comin home it might take a while I’m comin home for your smile, my love I’ve got to get back to your smile verse it’s warm in the kitchen what kitchens are for you walk where you used to along the boards of the floor there’s love here and laughter but caught in the after you cannot go back to before innocence yours nevermore the singer has emptied her heart to the crowd what you have kept secret it’s all said out loud from an inner room lonely what you have known only your sacrifice you must avow at this tragedy’s end take your bow her dress was low cut her hair was a mess but this of her high holy gifts was the best: she longed to receive you not once to deceive you no need your sins to confess just be held in her tenderness chorus stay in the slow lane in case you get stalled the engine’s on fire and the tires are all bald you say baby I’m comin home it might take a while I’m comin home for your smile, my love I’ve got to get back to your smile I’m comin home for your smile, my love I’ve got to get back to your smile mm mm mm mm mm mm mm I fought through this hell for your smile can you help me get back to your smile, my love mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm I want to get back to your smile
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I Want To Tell You By Kathleen Dunbar Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar I want to tell you that you are okay I want to be the flower for you the small diamond water of the fountain with the mossy stones the clear song of the bird that breaks your heart enough so that you begin to remember it's okay to be alive I know how hard it is I have the scars, too from the jagged monster who chews its children and leaves them tense-boned and half-alive the monster of breaking who fills small bodies with knowledge so unspeakable that the most golden of bells can make no sound but my love if you keep hope behind the wall it is no good no good you have to walk out into the open now though every sinew curdles for bone and will have done their work they have brought you here but they are useless creatures when confronted with kindness what was given to you long ago— the sad old spasm of protection— with that you can never know honey you can never truly deeply laugh oh my love, those old wars they are over and gone instead my warm hand is here and I'll tell you over and over with the eloquent language of my fingers my breath my eyes that have seen death and lived I will tell you gladly that we are home at last alive most deeply in our own dignity though the hired warrior has kept you walking let him lay down in the garden's earth now and sumptuously rot kindly let him come apart in worm and root till his hollowness has healed into the soft den of an animal you have always been the untarnishable gold bell and the crazy wild heart of its star-made clapper and it is time, my love for you to ring

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Kathleen’s fourth album is an offering of love songs and songs about love. She weaves joy, heartbreak, sorrow and humor into soulfully crafted songs in the americana style with flavors of folk, funk, blues, torch-style jazz, swing, rock, pop, celtic, psychedelic and dixieland. These are stories of loved fulfilled, unrequited love, self-love, family love, and the permutations of love lost and gained. Let your heart be moved and your feet dance as you take this journey through love’s unpredictable twists and turns.

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released March 26, 2023

All songs by Kathleen Dunbar except:
My Dreams Are Calling Me, and You’re The One: Lyrics by Kathleen Dunbar, Music by Kathleen Dunbar and Joseph Feusi.
A Star Below The Moon: Lyrics by Kathleen Dunbar and Joseph Feusi, Music by Kathleen Dunbar.
Gravity Man, Love Hotel, Smile, and When You Wish: Lyrics by Kathleen Dunbar, Music by Kathleen Dunbar and Gawain Mathews.

Arranged and Produced by Gawain Mathews and Kathleen Dunbar.
Engineered, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Gawain Mathews Music Studio.
Photo by Joseph Feusi.
Art Direction/Design by Joseph Feusi.
P & C Sing Like a Bird Music/ASCAP.

Kathleen Dunbar: Vocals.
Gawain Mathews: Guitars, electric and upright bass, B3 organ, keyboard, accordion, mandolin, steel guitar, banjo, backing vocals, programming, synth, percussion, shakers, fingersnaps, hanging plant chain, tambourine, and drums on My Dreams Are Calling Me.
Rob Hooper: Drums and frying pan.
Adam Theis: Trombone, tuba and trumpet on Love Hotel.
Jeff Cressman: Trombones on Ain’t Nobody’s Fool, Lay It Down, Two Hand Take, and The Watch Out Boogie.
Dan Feiszli: Upright bass on Smile and A Star Below the Moon.
Louis Patzner: Cello on My Dreams Are Calling Me.
Rich Armstrong: Trumpet on A Star Below the Moon.
Peter Feliciano: Backing vocals on Ain’t Nobody’s Fool and The Watch Out Boogie, whistling on Smile.
Joseph Feusi: Backing vocals on Ain’t Nobody’s Fool and The Watch Out Boogie.

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Kathleen Dunbar San Francisco, California

You may notice my songs are about angels and devils, birth, life, death, about creation and crumbling destruction—the troubles we humans get ourselves into and the choices we make—some of them funky, some of them ending in the dark, others rising into the light of morning. Touching, humorous, spellbinding storytelling—my songs brings you into the irony, the tragedy, and the possibilities of life. ... more

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