My Spirit Sister

by Joshua James

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    Track Listing:

    Broken Tongue
    Coyote Caller
    Real Love
    Golden Bird
    Millie
    Pretty Feather
    Backbone Bend
    Losin Mi Mente
    Dark Cloud
    Blackbird Sorrow

    Produced By Joshua James & Evan Coulombe

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    Track Listing:

    Broken Tongue
    Coyote Caller
    Real Love
    Golden Bird
    Millie
    Pretty Feather
    Backbone Bend
    Losin Mi Mente
    Dark Cloud
    Blackbird Sorrow

    Produced By Joshua James & Evan Coulombe

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Forever In Life, For Now, Magical Leaves Red White Black Heat, Pretty Feather / Golden Bird, My Spirit Sister, Made Inside The MTN, Well, Then, I'll Go To Hell, Build Me This, Beware! EP, and 4 more. , and , .

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I wish somebody would just sleep here over, to check I’m breathin’ To lie that everything’s all right. The situation’s a bit more complicated than I make it, I feel a bit too broke to fight. CHORUS: Now I’m the dress that’s hangin who never gets to be put on. A singer with a broken tongue. A rotten apple, a flattened cola. Everything in time Everything has got a line. You’d like to change. But it takes some changing. Try bein’ honest, I’ll tell you what I really see. CHORUS: A car on car collision, where no on gets to make it home. A broken bodie’s pieces scattered on a phantom road. You never see it comin don’t ya know. I don’t know what I expect to happen. A rabbit from a hat, The clock to turn it all back. The damage done but it feel no easier Then when it started. I hate to hear that time will make… CHORUS: All my anger lighter. It’s hard just to hear the name. You say that you’ve been workin on it, I know but I still feel the same. I see it but I feel the same WAY.
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Mile marker 35 I saw, John can ya hear him howlin? It must get lonely when the night sky falls. The coyote calling, I’d sing if my voice could: CHORUS: Follow the high notes, down to the bass where the LOW end goes. Hungry to hide the killer inside, when the Coyote’s calling me home. We wandered aimless till the sun came up. Bring out your trumpets, children. Dance off the daylight till the moon wakes up, When the King of the prairie screams a dirge to awake we: CHORUS Follow his high notes…. We caught him bathing, licking at his wounds. A face of no reaction, just SILENCE. Without a warning he began a tune, singing… Sha-na-na-nana, Sha-sha Na Na Na AWHOO A WHOO (x2) We just follow the high notes, down to the bass where the LOW end goes. Hungry to hide the killer inside, when the Coyote’s calling me home.
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Real Love 03:30
REAL LOVE Kill off the man with the white coat comin always something dark to tell Welcome the child with the red coat hummin Always something good to sell. And head up children to the hills above There’s a mighty wind that’s gonna lift you up Howl at the sky till the sun spits up A RE-E-E-EAL LOVE The highway’s good if a car ain’t comin. Driver put your pedal down The statuette on the dashboard’s funny A superstitious man, no doubt Look down father! To the valley floor No ones singin if they’ve got no throat Maria Maria is there any hope for RE-E-E-EAL LOVE Tell everybody in my head, tell everybody in my head
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Golden Bird 04:02
GOLDEN BIRD I was only holding out for another chance. Running faster than my feet could take me, clear to the city's edge. Told everybody that my mind was changing, that i never knew the story's end. Down by the water, we were smoking by the old motel. CHORUS: Is there another cure? A magic golden bird? Giving what your soul has earned? Oh, how I'd LOVE to float upon it. I found somebody that would give me comfort when i felt estranged. I plant my poison in the flower garden, hoping that my roots won't take. But ev'ry time that the seasons changing, when the sky puts on her coat of grey, I can feel it creepin over, holin' up inside my brain. Is there a secret blowin' that you've heard? That gets you to the other world? She's hidin' in the summit but yer eyes ain't sure, Quite how to adjust upon it.
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Millie 04:10
MILLIE I’ve got a baby comin April God, I don’t know what I should do I guess I could let her Mama raise her Put her on a week retainer, Leave her singin the No Daddy Blues But I won’t be the one to leave her But the picture of her lover is in my mind I swear that I can hear her tiny whispers Making plans with her other Mister. N’ leavin me a notice like a twenty five dollar fine CHORUS: Oh, my sweet Millie, can you hear me from the other room, Singing just a bit off tune, like thunder? My sweet Illie, can you see me as the boy I am? Older but still no plans, like thunder What would it do if I just fake it? Pretend that everybody is feelin fine? Suppose I could leave a piece of anger on mty shoulder Start yelling when she starts to smoulder Drag her back through just to make myself feel alright Does expectation tell the cheated that love is love and the heart should be willing to forgive the crime Then chalk me up with the boys who just need attention, Hopin for a hand they can see their death with. The silly young ones who expect a better life CHORUS: Oh, my sweet Millie Can you hear me from the other room, Singing just a bit off tune, like thunder My sweet Millie, do you see me as the boy I am Older, but still No plan, like thunder.
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PRETTY FEATHER You’ve taken my spirit But I’ve been breakin your back. It’s a hard time to be alive. You can’t dream with no sleep. An you’ve been stayin out late. Tell me old lover do ya think we’re gonna be ok? I don’t really wanna see ya go. My pretty feather I can be your hold. A bed get’s lonely when ya sleep alone, I know. It’s the season of the dancing king. Be a lady it’s a bit less mean if ya Speak yer mind when yur conscience seeks the same. I can’t help but think about it. How you been holdin his hand. Claimin true love when youre promised to another man. I must admit that I still love you. That I don’t need another maid, Touchin on my babies. Stealin covers when I’m old n grey. I can see the future comin. It’s a blank white page. Start again from nothing just to build the same GD cage You can’t keep the past from bein’ But I can hold the pain Livin with the ghost of a woman That don’t feel the same (way)
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BACKBONE BEND Lady lover with your heart burned out. Staring from your royal chair. It’s hard to hear when you only shout. God, you play the victim well. I heard your’e lonely when it’s late at night. I’m a liar if I say I care. You’re body motion says 1000 words. But none that really fits you well. Say it if you mean it, but mean it if you say that You’re gonna get it all out now. Screamin like your’e dyin, It’s funny how it all works out. I wanna see your backbone bend till ya give Frame Gone Thin. I bet you feel a bit like him When you’re sharing skin. You ain’t at all. Ain’t even worth the kiss. Pitter patter on an autumn day, Choking on the words you said. If I could teach a shadow, to follow ‘n keep you outside my head. You think I’m good, I think you’re better At sayin what you never feel. I think I’ll spare you any trouble Of thinkin’ that I’ll never heal. Say it if you mean it, but mean it if you say that You’re gonna get it all out now. Screamin like your’e dyin, It’s funny how it all works out. I wanna see your backbone bend till ya give Frame Gone Thin. I bet you feel a bit like him When you’re sharing skin.
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LOSIN MI MENTE This town’s gonna change, Do you think you might change with it? Or do you think you might move to a better kind o town? Would ya stay? If I give you all I was given? E’vry pain in my belly, ev’ry memory untied. Down in the valley where ya can’t decide the line. I’m losin’ my mind, I’m losin my mind. Guess anywhere that ya don’t find “truth” on time, They say that you’ll die, say that you’ll die-ie-ie In a dream. I saw ya holdin our little baby Starin at the river, just waitin’ for my (re)turn. Then ya fade away. Slipping further to my memory. As a phantom holdin’ candles to my door. Down in the valley where ya can’t decide the line. I’m losin’ my mind, I’m losin my mind. Guess anywhere that ya don’t find “truth” on time, They say that you’ll die, say that you’ll die-ie-ie When the sun goes down. I try to keep my brain from thinkin’ That when death comes dancing I’ll be happy to see her face. And would ya stay? If I gave you all I was gifted E’vry ache in my belly E’vry memory I tried.
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Dark Cloud 04:34
Written By Joshua James
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Track Listing:

Broken Tongue
Coyote Caller
Real Love
Golden Bird
Millie
Pretty Feather
Backbone Bend
Losin Mi Mente
Dark Cloud
Blackbird Sorrow

Produced by Joshua James & Evan Coulombe

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released April 7, 2017

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