Deep Roots 6 lyrics

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Marvel
Lyrics: Michael Pettis
Music and Arrangement: Bart Ferguson

There is something in the way you shine
And the elegance in your smile
That makes me want
To gaze upon your face
And glimpse into your eyes
In all their glory
To sit in your presence
And to dream of your touch

Oh Girl
Your Godís perfect mess
Youíve gone and thrown a curveball
Into this game called life

There is something in the way you laugh
And the way you hold my hand
Makes me marvel in your love
In your embrace
Makes me forget about the life
Before you girl

Produced by: Kevin Patrick Welch

Engineered and Recorded by Dave Fleschner @ Dave's Attic Productions

Bart Ferguson: vocals
John Chavigny: guitar
Carla Kendall-Bray: background vocals
Ted Ferguson: acoustic guitar
Chris Chard: bass
David Kendall: drums

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Left To Write
Lyrics: Jordan Robinson
Music and Arrangement: Ezra Holbrook and Sean Norton

Relax
Open your mind
Visualize with more than your eyes
I write the songs that right the wrongs
Put the pen in my palm
Cause when it bleeds
It leaves a mark that speaks my intention
It begs you please pay the priceless cost of your attention
Cause ever since the cradle, in the shadow of strife
My pen pierces the night until it bleeds sunlight
When shattered dreams inhabit the scene my insight ignites
And I'm finally left to write.
See the thing is full circle
You gotta think outside the box to get the picture
I'm never sick of writing cause I understand the mixture
The ink in my pen holds my hardship's elixir
And for that reason I compose these handwritten scriptures
Cause I thrive on the vibe that writing provides
Slide my conscience aside and let the pen be my guide
It keeps flowing in strides as wide as tides, besides
You gotta recognize that words collide.

Left to write
Left to write

Because I'm picked up by the pen
When I pick it up and start to use it
And if you ask me words are the loudest sound of music
Cause only words hit your ear deeper than a Q-tip
So listen to this....
When my insight is clouded in the mist of my mind I feel lost
And the page feels like the safest place to gather my thoughts
Cause when the truth hits its the words that leave a bruise
And I'm writing like this cause I got nothing to lose.

Left to write
Left to write

I spit these spiritual lyricals
Like youíre heariní a miracle
And reach minds each time
These rhymes bump in your stereo
So when times get hard
I write so I can tell apart
The light from the dark
Cause see Iím usiní the pen
Before Iím choosiní a friend
And findiní ways to go
Never wastiní a flow
Cause when inspiration hits
You canít hesitate
Uplifting rhymes
Makiní the mind levitate
Cause time and again
We confuse whatís real
Instead of choosiní to reveal
What we really feel inside
Too blind to realize that
We donít open our eyes
But if you look close enough
Youíll see the clear view
And the expressions of life
I pass through the beat loops
J. Rob and Dr. T on the track
For Deep Roots
So when you feel confused
And lost in the night
Travel at the speed of light
And move from

Left to write
Left to write

Engineered, Mixed, and Produced @ Hankís House by: Ezra Holbrook and Sean Norton

Performed by Dr. Theopolis

Ezra Holbrook: vocals
Jordan Robinson: vocals
Jules Holbrook: saxophone
Aaron Masonek: bass, vocals
Jake Endicott: drums
Gus Baum: trumpet
Mark Mager: synth gtr, enigmatron
Jason Henry: guitar
Mr. Fabulous: booty rump bump
 

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Daisy Chain
Lyrics: Andrew Barrick
Music and Arrangement: a.c. cotton

Daisy Chains of pretty thinking
Love's my only crime
Picture's that I see when I lie
In my bed at night

Never speak, Just say what you say
The colors fade for me
Every day by day
My daisy chain

Ever stop to think
Take some time to breathe
And realize there's nowhere you can leave

Never speak
Just say what you say
The colors fade for me
Every day by day
My daisy chain

Performed by a.c. cotton

Alan Charing: vocals, guitar
Todd Corbett: bass
Derek Brown: drums

Dave Fleschner: keyboards

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Brother
Lyrics: Heather Smith
Music and Arrangement: Kathy Walker, Bruce Withycombe and The Kathy Walker Band

Brother I want you around

Brother how I wish you were here
It would make things oh so clear
Missing you I spoke to you anyway
But then you just faded away.
Brother how I wish you were here

I never wanted to say goodbye
You're not here so I just cry
Brother I want you around
I never wanted to say goodbye
You're not here so I just cry
I want you around

Brother how I want to hear you speak
Feel your hands Iím just so weak
Your heart still stands but mine shattered
How was I supposed to know your jokes mattered
Brother how I want to hear you speak

I never wanted to say goodbye
You're not here so I just cry
Brother I want you around
I never wanted to say goodbye
You're not here so I just cry
I want you around

Brother how I wish you were here
Brother how I want to hear you speak
Brother how I wish to see you again
Brother I need you, I canít be weak.

I never wanted to say goodbye
You're not here so I just cry
Brother I want you around
I never wanted to say goodbye
You're not here so I just cry
I want you around

Brother I want you around

Performed by The Kathy Walker Band

Kathy Walker: vocals
Dave Fleschner: keyboards
Jeff Quinn: bass
Jesse Schmunk: guitar
Rob Schnell: drums, percussion
James Gregg : trumpet
Allyn Jackson: tenor saxophone
Bruce Withycombe: baritone saxophone

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Believing In Tomorrow
Lyrics: Baron Lorang
Music and Arrangement: Colorfield
 

Lying here
Made numb from all my sorrow
Get past this grieving and
Think about tomorrow

I need to see my movement
Not the spinning of my wheels
Look to the future and
Forget the way I feel

So I'll get up from my bed
Be believing in tomorrow
Moving forward
Getting past my sorrow
I'll get up from my bed
Be believing in tomorrow
Moving forward
Believing in tomorrow

See my successes
Not the debts that I've paid
Think about what I've done right and
Not mistakes I've made

If I wanted I could lie here forever
Would it get me anywhere, I think never
If I wanted I could lie here forever

Produced by: Colorfield and Kevin Patrick Welch

Performed by Colorfield

Carla Kendall-Bray: vocals
Patrick Goebel: acoustic and lead guitars
Paul Lesinski: rhythm guitar and vocals
Michael Budd: bass
David Kendall: drums and vocals

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Vision
Lyrics: Katie Curtis

Music and Arrangement: Rob Hotchkiss
 

Come to me because of love
Come because you care
Come to me
I see you standing there
I look into your eyes
No surprise
Hellos and goodbyes
Once in a lifetime chance
Once in a lifetime passed at a glance

What I see is everything
I want it to be
But what I see is you with me
So I'll take this chance
Before you say goodbye
To look at the view through your eyes

Once in a lifetime chance

I'm here for you
I'm near for you
Through blue skies
Silent cries and disguised lies 

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by: Rob Hotchkiss

Rob Hotchkiss: vocals and instuments

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Grow Up
Lyrics: Jessie Hix
Music and Arrangement: Wimsy Stevens

I canít find your heart
Itís not where it should be
Preoccupied is your state of mind
You have time for everyone but me

You call me everyday
Saying that you need me
To help with all your pain

I donít want to help you
You need to leave me be
And you really need to grow up
 

Performed by The Wimsy Stevens

Jesse Bettis: guitar, bass, lead vocals
Hans Huffman: guitar, background vocals
Mark Banner: drums
Michael Pettis: background vocals

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Untouchable
Lyrics: Jessie Taylor
Music and Arrangement: Mike and Jill Coykendall
 

She's untouchable
Her heart in a vice of steel
She's incredible
Who lives in a world surreal
So distant and far
With dreams to the stars
You wouldn't let me in
Your mind was a battle
And a caged dog will rattle
When he's locked
In a prison within
Untouchable
You wouldn't let me in
Untouchable
You wouldn't let me in

So distant and far
With dreams to the stars
Untouchable
 

Recorded at Blue Rooms, Portland, OR by: Mike Coykendall
Additional recording and mixing at Type Foundry by: Adam Selzer

Mike Coykendall: vocals, piano, guitars, drums, mellotron sample
Jill Coykendall: clarinet, viola, upright bass
 

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One Soul
Lyrics: Jeremy Grahn
Music and Arrangement: Geoff Byrd

A battle rages on
But we sit and watch
As our lives break down in stages now gone

Now lives are lost
And none of us can fathom
Why we paid this priceless cost

Standing in the ashen rubble is one figure
But not whole
Now ashamed of its survival
All that remains is one mind
One body
One soul

Recorded @ Sundholm Studios by Steve Sundholm

Geoff Byrd: guitar and vocals

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False Reality
Lyrics: Kimberly Renee Joli
Music and Arrangment: Kevin Hahn and Jimi Evans
 

Nothing really matters
No matter how hard I try
Nothing is right, always wrong
The world around me is a lie
My life continues, a constant circle
Destructive circles, spinning me

Around, around, fall to the ground
Blurs of color is all I see
No shapes, nothing is real

Iíve lost it all, I have nothing left
Iím near to explosion, the fuse is lit
Iíve nothing here to get me through
My moment in darkness, what do I do?

Itís all a faÁade, masking whatís true
A false impression, Iím lost
I donít know what to do

Drowning out all joy and bliss
And filling me with sadness

Produced by: Kevin Hahn and Jimi Evans
Recorded and mixed at Opal Studio (PDX) by: Kevin Hahn

Performed by THE RED SECTOR

Jimi Evans: vocals, guitar, and keyboards
Kevin Hahn: guitars
Mike Collins: drums

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Fade Away
Lyrics: Jair Taylor
Music and Arrangement: Scott Fisher

Create a world to escape to
Break through the cracks in the concrete
Beat at the walls of the earth surrounding
Pounding to dig out of gravityís reach
Breach the pattern and fade away

Ascend above these copper statues
Ride on my sail-sky clipper ship glass
Crawl to the corner, closed eyes and savor
Sweet wine of the dust and the ash

Hold your breath as you wing
Fling to the rim of the sky
Pry open the surface, release and inhale
A gale of matchless starlit night

To fade away, to fly amidst
Wisps of landscapes drifting
Shifting closer than near and beyond afar
A star, a fire-storm snowflake wheeling
Peeling layers of chain mail mind

Recorded and mixed by Scott Fisher

Scott Fisher: keyboards and vocals

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Popcorn Ceiling
Lyrics: Valerie Lines
Music and Arrangement: Zach Hinkelman and Purusa

My popcorn ceiling disguise
Only seen through hazy eyes
Go lay down on blue sheets
Think the first time in a week

Ceilingís all I got now
You left me twice
I was wet and aquatic
And you were rolling the dice

Donít give me an excuse
We broke down
Fat Jimís on the loose
Iíve heard all that before
But I donít hear you anymore

I donít hear you anymore
Iím done looking for a door
Look up to my popcorn ceiling
Somewhere I know thereís a meaning

Performed by Purusa

Kris Kirkman: vocals
Zach Hinkelman: guitars
Michael Tharp: bass
Andrew Marshall: drums

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Fading Palms
Lyrics: Bethe Smith
Music and Arrangement: Seth Samuels

I think back in my mind
Palm trees fading into pine
Sugar sweet turns to sour
Feeling feelings that donít matter

Missing moments I never had
Wishing I got to know my dad
Thinking back on the path Iíve taken
Fast asleep but Iím awake and
Iím missing moments I never had
Donít look back I hear it spoken
Heartbreak speaks to a wound thatís open

Palm trees fading into pine
Replays over in my mind
Missing times that were never mine
While palm trees fade into pine

If life is a highway we all change lanes
And sooner or later we all face pains
I donít know what these words are about
Iím hoping that someday Iíll figure it out
I donít know where this road will go
I canít be sure how my life will flow
And I may never understand the why
Of palm trees fading into pine

Iím missing moments I never had
Wishing I got to know my dad
Thinking back on the path Iíve taken
Fast asleep but Iím awake and

Palm trees fading into pine
Replays over in my mind
Missing times that were never mine
While palm trees fade into pine
 

Seth Samuels: guitar and vocals

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Donít Use Me Too Much
Lyrics: Ciera Bradley
Music and Arrangement: Embra

An outward appearance, careful projection
Honesty held back, vulnerability controlled
Covered with an image
The beauty pushed beneath
Will you ever know the real me?
Hidden behind lies and mysteries

Please don't use me too much
Try hard to not abuse me so rough
Does any one feel my pain?
Now my tears run with the rain

Expressed feelings, unopen ears
Try hard to fit in, nobody cares
Surrounded by perfection
Only to impress the crowd
But do they even want to know me?
Hidden behind lies and mysteries

Please don't use me too much
Try hard to not abuse me so rough
Does anyone feel my pain
Now my tears run with the rain

Please don't use me
Please don't abuse me
 

Performed by Embra

Ajay Beasley: vocals, guitars
Mike Schaadt: electric lead and rhythm guitars
Jeff Quinn: bass:
Rob Schnell: drums and percussion
Dave Fleschner: Hammond B-3

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Peppermint Tea
Lyrics: Nicole Murren
Music and Arrangement: Sattie Clark

Peppermint Tea

Eyes etched in loneliness
An artist's tragedy
She stares into nothingness
Unable to claw
Into the texture of reality
And there's so much hate
But anger is pain
And pain is sorrow
And all she wants
Is somebody to need her
To stay until tomorrow

Today she went to see the monkey in the box
He put his fingers in her pocket
Took out a dollar
And shook her hand

The sun rays melt across the sea
There's a man waiting downstairs
Who wants his peppermint tea
She loses parts of herself
Tonight she'll pretend indifference
Running her fingers along the wall
Restlessly turning the pages
But she can't find the words
At all
 

Sattie Clark: guitar and vocals
Lara Michell: guitar and background vocals

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Barely Scraping By
Lyrics: Elise Brown
Music and Arrangement: Cornbred

Buried as deep as anyone can see
I wonder why I let it go this far
Drinks are all served and all the cards are dealt
I can never escape cause I still hear your voice

So all the awards go to you
For charm and venom
Behind a good smile
You feel alone and empty
Youíre barely scraping by

I didnít have long
Before every last thought
Every last thought would disappear
Nights long and cold
Barely scraping by
We were so anxious come morning

So all the awards go to you
For charm and venom
Behind a good smile
You feel alone and empty
Youíre barely scraping by

I thought it would be cool
Going to your house
But this is so odd, so quiet
The television stealing our words
Exhale, more wasted air
I donít know what to say
 

Performed by Cornbred

Tim Connell: lead vocals and Fender Rhodes
Michael Berly: vocals, acoustic guitar
Darin Joye: electric guitar, bass, and vocals
Andrew Martinson: drums and vocals

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Weeping Willows
Lyrics: Margo Moore
Music and Arrangement: Breanna Paletta

Why do Weeping Willows weep?
Why do happy people cry?
Why do we hurt so deep?
Why do I?

No matter how beautiful Willows are
No matter the happiness they imply
No matter if they have reached the sky
Weeping is their solemn cry

Why do Weeping Willows weep?
Why do happy people cry?
Why do we hurt so deep?
Why do I sigh?

No matter the smiles all the people see
No matter how happy are all my dreams
I'm not who I seem to be
I'm sorrow hidden behind sunbeams

Why do Weeping Willows weep?
Why do happy people cry?
Why do we hurt so deep?
Why do I try?

Produced by: Blake Sakamoto, Kevin Hahn, and Breanna Paletta
Recorded and mixed @ Opal Studio(PDX) by: Kevin Hahn

Breanna Paletta: guitars, vocals, keyboards
Alicia Gronke: viola
Blake Sakamoto: keyboards

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Iíll Always See The Rain
Lyrics: Josh Wood
Music and Arrangement: Matt Voth

Nobody believes what I say
What is it worth anyway?
In a world of grief and pain
Iíll always see the rain

Each drop is a reminder
As it falls from the sky
Of unveiled eternity
And an unsung ďWhy?Ē

Nobody believes what I say
What is it worth anyway?
In a world of grief and pain
Iíll always see the rain

Underneath a burning sky
Fire of sunset red and gold
Sitting, watching in the end
Our lives have all been sold

Nobody believes what I say
What is it worth anyway?
In a world of grief and pain
Iíll always see the rain
 

Performed by Vapor Lock

Matt Voth: vocals, bass, rhythm guitar
Chris Hutton: drums
Lewi Longmire: rhythm and lead guitars

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Empty Tears
Lyrics: Jenny Zitek
Music and Arrangement: Michael Pettis

Donít make me cry
Donít make me cry please
I donít like to cry
It is so sad
But Iíll make a joke
So itís not so sad
|That is what I do
Itís my job so I wonít cry
Not many people have seen me cry
I hide it all inside

Making jokes on the outside
So I wonít die
And Iíll laugh all my tears away
To save them all for one day
I donít know why
But I try to hide all my tears
By laughing them all away
To save for another day

When will tears not go away?
When will it be that day?
That day I have saved my tears for
And laughter will come no more?
I donít know why
But I save them
So I wonít cry
Maybe because the worldís so sad
Why not try to make something glad?
 

Performed by Reign of Glass

Michael Pettis: lead vocals and keyboards
Jesse Bettis: background vocals and guitars
Hans Huffman: background vocals and bass
Mark Banner: drums

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I Gotta Know
Lyrics: Christina Green
Music and Arrangement: Blake Sakamoto

Would you stay through thick or thin?
If I fail, If I win?
Would you come, if I call?
Would you catch me, if I fall?

I gotta know where this is going
I gotta know what you want
I can't take a step without knowing
I gotta know
In my eyes, can you see
Fate of my destiny?
Is this a neverending love?
One that's sent from, the lord above

I wanna be with you

Our hearts to beat as one

Be inside your heart and soul

But Baby, I gotta know

Will you love me

Like I love you

Forever

Recorded @ Dr. Digital by Mark Frethem, Blue Dog Recording by Bruce
Robertson and S. J. Studios by Derek Sharp (Toronto, Canada)

Mixed at The Funny Farm by Michael Jarmer and Blake Sakamoto

Produced by: Blake Sakamoto

Blake Sakamoto: vocals, keyboards and background vocals
Sass Jordan: vocals
Josh Elie: guitar
Brian McMillan: bass
Bruce Robertson: drums and percussion
Carla Kendall-Bray: background vocals

Sass Jordan appears courtesy of SJ Music (www.sassjordan.com)

Brian McMillan appears courtesy of Columbia Records and Craving Theo

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Wait For You
Lyrics: Billy Lusthoff
Music and Arrangement: Jane Wright

Tell me when you're coming
I can't go there
But then it will be my turn
To finger through your hair
It's hard to say
What you really mean
So I'll lie awake and
Wait for you in my dreams
Please come back to me
You know I'm sincere
And it's hard to go on
When my whole world isn't here

It's hard to say
What you really mean
So I'll lie awake and
Wait for you in my dreams
All of those cold nights
I'm home alone
Picturing your face
Because I can't see you through the phone

It's hard to say
What you really mean
So I'll lie awake and
Wait for you in my dreams

Jane Wright: vocals and acoustic guitar
Norm Buccola: electric bass
Dave Fleschner: keyboard
Ken Ollis: drums, percussion

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Produced by Chris Gragg
chris_w_gragg@yahoo.com

Unless otherwise noted:
All songs recorded and mixed by Dave Fleschner
@ Daveís Attic Productions in Portland
(503) 349-7883

Mastered by Sean Flora @ Alberta Music Collective, PDX

Graphics and Layout: John Willis

Cover Artists:Megan Gutwig, Danny Gallagher, Olga Arnautova, Isaiah Fields, Natalya Arnautova, Amanda Nichols, Christy Smith, Logan Farr, Herchell Carrasco, Karisa Vernholm, Olga Puzur, Loretta Peterson, Kurt Burress, Brianna Danielson, William Barrick, Katelyn Pace, Joe Heath, Brian Becklehimer, and Melinda Kelly

The Troutdale Poets would like to thank: Karen Leslie,  Katie Sullivan, Michele Mielcarz at MCTV, Robb Dunn at MCTV, Brian Darby, Steve Olczak, Debbie Gazarine, John Gragg, Dan Eichler and Borders Books, Will Wiles, everyone at cdbaby.com, Kevin Welch at KINK, Mike Easton, Music Millennium, Brian Smith and Barry Neufeld at Northwestern Inc., Andy and Ann Wachs, Soul Prints, Craig Collins, Shawna Hurley, Diana Gaylord, KBOO, the RHS Booster Club, all past and present musicians, all of our loyal supporters, and the staff and students of Reynolds High School

 

For more information about the Deep Roots project, visit our web site at: www.deeproots.com

Deeproots.com maintained by Brian Darby 

Copyright 2003 Troutdale Poetry Experiment

All songs are copyrighted by the lyricists and musicians who composed them

Warning: Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited by federal law and subject to criminal prosecution

Recorded and mixed by Sean Flora at Alberta Music Collective

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