Deep Roots 7 lyrics

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Espanol and English
Lyrics: Juan Del La Cruz
Music and Arrangement: Rubberneck

Pencil and paper is all I need
I let out everything inside of me
Let people know in and out of me
Let people hear me with the two languages I speak

Con mi Espanol and with my English
I let both sides come out and speak
Mis idiomas hablan sin descansar
English and Espanol are in my blood

Con mi voz hablo de mi vida
Hablo de todo hasta de mi gerida
Mis pinturas traigo a la vista
Pensamientos de una ajedrecista

No holding back todo pa fuera
No stopping now siguiendo mi carrera
Leaving a mark en esta tierra
Living this life es mi Guerra

Con mi Espanol and with my English
I let both sides come out and speak
Mis idiomas hablan sin descansar
English and Espanol are in my blood

Digo de donde vengo en donde estoy y quien sere
Iíll keep speaking Ďtil Iím dead, my words will always live
Digan lo que digan soy como soy y no cambiare
Iíll tell my stories and my poetry, two languages Iíll give

Performed by Rubberneck

Ricardo Ojeda: lead  vocals and guitar
Pablo Ojeda: bass guitar
Anthony Minnieweather: drums and rap
Joe Cunningham: sax
Reinhardt Metlz: percussion
DJ Chill: sampling and scratching

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Foolís Gold
Lyrics: Nathan Harrison
Music and Arrangement: Geoff Byrd

I can't solve the mysteries of all your histories
I can't crack your Rosetta Stone
Can't read the specifics of your hieroglyphics
I can't name all of your fossilized bones

But you make me stand when I know I should fold
You make me buy when it's only fool's gold
I'd rather have a fake you than none at all
I'd rather go home empty than let you take the fall

Got no definitions from these editions
I can't show you the proper hall pass
I can't find the meanings of all your readings
I can't give you my complete attention in class

But you make me stand when I know I should fold
You make me buy when it's only fool's gold
I'd rather have a fake you than none at all
I'd rather go home empty than let you take the fall

You make me stand when I know I should fold
You make me buy when it's only fool's gold
I'd rather have a fake you than none at all
I'd rather go home empty than let you take the fall

Geoff Byrd: vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine
Josh Millman: all other instruments

Engineered and mixed @ Daylight Basement Studio by Josh Millman

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Step On Me
Lyrics: Anna Fenton
Music and Arrangement: Jonah

If I could be something, Iíd rather be a flower than anything
Iíd be a dandelion, not exotic or special
Iíd really rather not be that unique
Iíd be the epitome of normal

So step on me, donít take a second glance
Just a flower on the floor, nothing special, so just ignore
The flower on the floor, nothing special

No one praises the unseen dandelion
Unnoticed, unaware, that theyíre even there
I would simply exist, because normal is not noticed

So step on me, donít take a second glance
Just a flower on the floor, nothing special, so just ignore
The flower on the floor, nothing special, so just ignore
Another flower on the floor, nothing special

Because normal is too often forgotten
Because normal is too often forgotten

Performed by Jonah

Henry Curl: vocals, guitar
Chris Hayes: guitar, keys
Matt Rogers: bass
Jake Endicott: drums

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The House Always Wins
Lyrics: Jesse Walvoord
Music and Arrangement: Brian Berg

Take one bet and it changes your life
One false move and youíll end it outright
Itís this vision I see Ė my only spy and me
In life about to go, of love too strong to know

The house always wins
Youíd let me believe
Before time runs out
Before you had to leave

In a palace of cards, I see emotions marred
By sickly tragedy, travesty and harm
Move through the darkness Ė Experience the sights
Take a breath, hold on tight

The house always wins
Youíd let me believe
Before time runs out
Before you had to leave

Youíve taken your shot, timeís running out
Make your move Ė place your bet now
My dreams draped in tears, succumbing to fears

Oh, my only spy and me
Never let it go Ė never let it show
Donít let me see that, no

The house always wins
The house always wins
The house always wins

Brian Berg: vocals, guitars, drums, bass

Recorded @ 44 Long Studio by Brian Berg

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Morning Glory
Lyrics: Rhiannon Hurlbut
Music and Arrangement: Stephen Ashbrook and Micah Kassell

Heart hung heavy
From the guilt and the lies
Promises spoken were broken
It's not the first time
And I want to know
Just one thing before you go
I want to know

My morning glory
Would you look in my eyes
Why'd you never open
Before the sunrise

On an out bound train
On the red line
too many faces, of places
That we'll leave behind
And I want to know
Just one thing before you go
I want to know

My morning glory
Would you look in my eyes
Why'd you never open
Before the sunrise
And when I said it's over
I didn't think you'd believe
You broke me in pieces
As I watched you leave

And I want to know
Why'd you have to lie to me to grow
I want to know

My morning glory
Would you look in my eyes
Why'd you never open
Before the sunrise
And when I said it's over
I didn't think you'd believe
You broke me in pieces
As I watched you leave

Stephen Ashbrook: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Micah Kassell: drums and percussion

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Moving On
Lyrics: Rachel Ames
Music and Arrangement: Charmparticles

I'm sitting in a window
The past becomes the now
I think of you
And feel guilty anyhow
You are gone and Iíll
Never know what happened

Now I know
There's no going back
We made a mistake
Took the wrong track

Cold water
Like a slap in the face
Tears fall
The night takes on its own pace

Now I know
There's no going back
We made a mistake
Took the wrong track

I didn't think it was the end
I didn't think it was the end
Iíll let it go

Performed by Charmparticles

Adam Wayne: guitar, vocals
Sarah Fitzgerald: guitar
Pamela Rooney: bass guitar, vocals
Nathanael Merrill: drums, percussion

Engineered and recorded @ Test_Pilot Studio by Charmparticles

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Bye-Bye Butterfly
Lyrics: Topher Goddard
Music and Arrangement: The Wimsy Stevens

Iíll think about you all the time
Random memories make me sigh
Knowing you were there for me
But now youíre gone and now youíre free
Iíll love you forever
For the times we spent together

Forgetting you is the hardest thing
Cut my heart and clip my wing
So I canít fly without you
My anger and frustration
An everlasting translation
Iíll miss you

Bye-bye butterfly
Iíll see you Ďround next July
Till then, till then
Iíll see you fly away from me

Deep sorrow and deep regret
The times we spent Iíll never forget
Recollection of our first date
I realize now my dying fate
One hope of mine
Is to find love on time
So I can ease my mind
And heal from losing you

Bye-bye butterfly
Iíll see you Ďround next July
Till then, till then
Iíll see you fly away from me

Performed by The Wimsy Stevens

Jesse Bettis: guitars, vocals
Daniel Luttrell: drums, bass, backing vocals

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Basketball
Lyrics: Chris Galloway
Music and Arrangement: Dr. Theopolis

Shootiní hoops in the park Ďtil after dark
When I take a shot, got to give it some arc
Iíll know I made it when I hear that swish
You say you can beat me, I say you wish

That last shot I made gave me a three-point lead
Just stop me if Iím being too mean
Pick and roll, give-and-go, tomahawk dunk
Just a few of the plays Iíll do on you, punk

Yo, letís play some basketball
Iím addicted to this, not alcohol
Iíll play anytime and any place
When I beat you, yo, itís in your face

Man, hurry-up, pass me the rock
I trash talk but I can back it up, watch
Oh man, look, I made it in the hoop
You just got made into a nincompoop

Oh look, now youíve got the ball
When I cap your shot, I make you feel two feet tall
Now you look so confident
You think youíre gonna win, you got yourself bent

Yo, letís play some basketball
Iím addicted to this, not alcohol
Iíll play anytime and any place
When I beat you, yo, itís in your face

Itís the last round, letís make it quick
Man, you play like a dog thatís sick
Ok now, letís get on track
You know who you shoot free throws like, Shaq

Man you said you could play like Jordan
But youíre just boriní
Everything you ainít doiní is scoriní
Ok man, hereís the winning shot
Man you did good . . . NOT!

Performed by Dr. Theopolis

Produced by Ezra Holbrook and Sean Norton

Engineered by Sean Norton

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Your Twisted Mind
Lyrics: Tessa Nielsen
Music and Arrangement: UHF

I wish I could untwist your mind
I'd walk inside and see what I could find
I'd dig deep and resurface your cowardly fears
I'd rip down the walls plastered with childhood years

If only there could be peace between you and I
If only I could untwist your twisted mind 

I'd burn your corrupted beliefs
To change the way you see
I'd make you strong enough to stay standing when times got rough
Mop up every substance left behind
So you could finally have a fair chance at life

If only there could be peace between you and I
If only I could untwist your twisted mind

I'd erase each memory
That's kept around of you and me
I'd make you fall out of love
And maybe you'd finally give up
Give up

Performed by UHF

Jeremy Leff: vocals, keys
Jeff Nelson: guitars
Jordan Leff: bass, backing vocals
Matt Johnson: drums, backing vocals

Produced by UHF

Recorded and Mixed by Jordan Leff

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I Smiled
Lyrics: Ashley Griffin
Music and Arrangement: Ferguson / Welch

You're gone now
There's no need to cry
So long now
Hope to see you sometime

There's no way
To promise you heaven
But someday
Someone will give it to you
I'll remember you

I took down your picture
I got lost in your face
And I smiled
Just for a little while
I'll remember you

We'll be okay
That I can guarantee
and I know
You'll be fine without me

You're gone now
There's no need to cry
So long now
Hope to see you sometime
I'll remember you

I took down your picture
I got lost in your face
And I smiled
Just for a little while
I'll remember you
I'll remember you

Bart Ferguson: vocals, harmonica
Ted Ferguson and Kevin Patrick Welch: guitars, keys, percussion

Produced by Bart Ferguson and Kevin Patrick Welch

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Vines
Lyrics: Brent Bennett
Music and Arrangement: Carmina Luna

And life is mine to string in vines
And life is mine to string in vines

In black and white, you see my sights
In black and white, day for the night

With my own hands, I place the bands
So pull my strings and watch me sing

And life is mine to string in vines
And life is mine to string in vines

Performed by Carmina Luna

Lisa Stringfield: vocals
Lara Michell: vocals, keys, percussion
Jen Bernard: vocals, flute
Skip VonKuske: cello, vocals
Jason Roark: additional vocals

Engineered and produced by Jason Roark.

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Smiles
Lyrics: Jess Smith
Music and Arrangement: Dave Coey and the Tremor Guild

Pistachio nuts
Warm baby cheeks
ďWish You Were HereĒ Ė Pink Floyd
And Van Halen beats
One smile, two smiles
Your thumb on mine
Three smiles, four
Walk me to the door

Smiles
Hey la, hey la

Dance without touching
Holding of hands
Our souls conversing
The dark ride in a van
Three smiles, four
Walk me to the door
Five smiles, six
Youíre a whole lot more

Smiles
Hey la, hey la

A kiss on the lips
Hands on my hips

Smiles
Hey la, hey la

Performed by Dave Coey and the Tremor Guild

Dave Coey: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Bevan: drums
Chris Chard: bass
Al Toribio: electric guitar

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Paralyzed
Lyrics: Cassandra Stemler
Music and Arrangement: Dylan-Thomas Vance

I can't say exactly how I feel
Strip me down to my bare bones, and let me know

Kiss my lips like ice in August
Still winter cold, ice star black night

Love is a nosebleed
A humming bird sting
Third degree burn under a promise ring
The soft smooth taste of a rain soaked defeat
But how can I be, how can I be, how can I be
So quick to decide... When I'm paralyzed
Paralyzed

Poison eat apple
Translucent white snow
Am I the scarecrow under a harvest moon?
Am I a season faded too soon?

Love is a nosebleed
A humming bird sting
Third degree burn under a promise ring
The soft smooth taste of a rain soaked defeat
But how can I be, how can I be, how can I be
So quick to decide... When I'm paralyzed
Paralyzed

Dylan-Thomas Vance: lap slide guitar, vocals
www.dylanthomasvance.com

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Sunset
Lyrics: Jerid Wallace
Music and Arrangement: Caleb Spiegel

If you leave I will come look for you
If you stay I'll always be there for you

Can I step into your life and take your breath away?
You seem to step into the light and float all day

Every time I start to say the way I really feel
I'm afraid of making something uncomfortable surreal

Performed by My Regrets

Caleb Spiegel: vocals, guitar
Dano Capristo: drums, handclaps
Michael Pieretti: guitar
Chance Hausler: guitar
Conor Gilles: bass, handclaps

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The Big Mistake
Lyrics: Brad Brown
Music and Arrangement: Fifth Column

Welcome in and take a seat
Watch for broken glass, watch for bloody feet

I've endured many beatings in my time
Written them all in a clichťd rhyme
Now it's time for me to tell the brutal truth
And light your way to my pretty NOOSE

Make sure the rope is tight
My feet are off the ground
Catch a glimpse of my face
It'll be the last time you see it go round

At least we have tonight
Maybe I should give it another try
But for now I'm going to bow my head
And Release a thankful SIGH

Spinning towards death
Drop me off a plank
My tombstone will reflect my life
Cold and blank so cold and blank

One last Breath
Two gasps to go
Three words I'll tell you for now
I MUST KNOW

Round and round
Towards my death

Performed by Fifth Column

Drew Greenly: bass
Brian Masera: vocals
Ritchie Zimmerman: vocals
Aaron "F. Anarchy" Jefferson: guitar
Aaron "The other Aaron" McCoy: guitar
Adam Bulgasem: drums

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My Sanity
Lyrics: Mai Lor
Music and Arrangement: Rob Daiker

In a distance so far I see a place
Surrounded by a face
The chance Iíll ever meet you
Slowly disappears
As reality intrudes

Rain fell from the sky
As mine fell from my eyes
I fight to keep hold on my sanity
As reality intrudes

Itís drifting away
As you image fades
Taking away all that I see
Drifting away as you slowly fade

Bringing emptiness to my sadness
Bringing emptiness to my happiness

Driving on this endless road
Destination still unknown
Time slipping by
My eyes are blinded by the silent cries

Bringing emptiness to my sadness
Bringing emptiness to my happiness

Rob Daiker: vocals, all instruments

Recorded by Rob Daiker @ The White House

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In The Zone
Lyrics: Ryan Lusch
Music and Arrangement: Chris Mayther

Run to my car
Get inside
So cold and rainy out
Warm inside my ride

Sunroof open
Singiní to Cdís
75 in overdrive
Iím drumminí on my knees

Iím in the zone and Iím all alone
Think Iíll turn the music up and take the long way home
Iím in the zone and Iím all alone
Think Iíll turn the music up and find some streets to roam

Point A, point B
Itís different for me
You drive to get your groceries
I drive to be free

Itís all about feeliní good
Being in a happy mode
Donít get me wrong, you piss me off
Iíll ram you off the road

Iím in the zone and Iím all alone
Think Iíll turn the music up and take the long way home
Iím in the zone and Iím all alone
Think Iíll turn the music up and find some streets to roam

Performed by The Chris Mayther Band

Dave Fleschner: piano, Hammond B-3
Rudy Battjes: drums
John Hughes: bass
Chris Mayther: vocals
Mark Spangler: guitars

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You Ditched Me
Lyrics: Kaitlin Buel
Music and Arrangement: Kathy Walker & The UpShots

I lay in bed
I watch TV
I only get up to go eat
I'm a lazy bum
And wanna know why?
You ditched me
And made me cry

I sat at home
By the phone
just to find (out) that you lied
You never called
And wanna know why?
You ditched Me
And made me cry

Oooooh you ditched me

I gained some weight
My pants don't fit
I donít exercise I throw fits
I'm fat now
and wanna know why?
You ditched me
and made me cry

Performed by Kathy Walker & The UpShots

Kathy Walker: vocals, handclaps
Kenny Coleman: guitar, handclaps
Joe Cunningham: tenor sax
Dave Fleschner: electric piano, organ
Rob Schnell: drums, handclaps, percussion
Tyler Smith: bass, cowbell, handclaps
Bruce Withycombe: baritone sax, xylophone, handclaps

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You Havenít Called Yet
Lyrics: Amanda Edmonds
Music and Arrangement: Funk Shui

It's almost past midnight
I better get to bed
But I can't with all these thoughts colliding through my head
So, I'm still awake
Thinking about what you said

It's hard to keep my eyes open
And my thoughts keep on drifting away
But you still haven't called yet
And there's something that I wanna say

You said you would call
So we could talk
But the phone sits silent
And so I grow more and more impatient
So why haven't you called?
I can't take it

It's hard to keep my eyes open
And my thoughts keep on drifting away
But you still haven't called yet
And there's something I wanna say

I'm giving up
You haven't called, so I'm done waiting up
I'll just close my eyes and go to bed
With the same thoughts inside my head

It's hard to keep my eyes open
And my thoughts keep on drifting away
But you still haven't called yet
And there's something I wanna say

Performed by Funk Shui

John Henry Bourke: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Jeff Duffy: drums
Rob Matthews: tenor and alto Saxophones
Sean Nowland: bass
Adam Weiner: percussion

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Running Away
Lyrics: Nicholle Plummer
Music and Arrangement: Breanna Paletta

I didn't understand
Why life was so hard
Made a few mistakes
Though others made more
Every night I pray
For something new to come
Nothin's happened yet
I guess it won't at all

You said life was gonna be better
Now you can see things sure haven't changed

I'm running away
Away from all my fears
Wish I could stay
But I'm not wanted here

I gave it my all
Never walked away
Said everything was fine
But I lied
Tell me what to do
You just don't understand
Everybody left
There's nothing left to lose

You said life was gonna be better
Now you can see things sure haven't changed
So

I'm running away
Away from all my fears
Wish I could stay
But I'm not wanted here
If only I could knock on wood
And it could take me back
Take me back

Breanna Paletta: vocals, acoustic guitars, shaker
Chad Turner: drums, bass guitar

Produced by: Breanna Paletta & Chad Turner (with a little extra help from Dave Fleschner!)

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Empty Inside
Lyrics: Kim Tasner
Music and Arrangement: Kevin O'Loughlin, Kellie Bishop and Brian McMillen

You were my life
The half that made me whole
My heart was yours for the taking and my love was never ending
But I guess your love had a limited supply for me
My heart was yours for the taking and my love was never ending

You said that you would love me
But it was just a lie
When I look into your eyes
I see my mistakes starring back at me
And now that youíre gone
You've left me empty inside

I thought you were the one
The air that I breath
And the touch of your skin
Made me hate you even more
Take back those memories
You burned in my soul
The touch of your skin
Made me hate you even more

You cheated on me and I don't want to talk
Don't want to cry
Just go away
Leave from my life

I have no regrets
I didn't make mistakes
And I wouldn't change a thing
Not even if I could

Performed by far from home

Kellie Bishop: vocals
Kevin O'Loughlin: National Resophonic guitar, acoustic guitar
Brian McMillen: upright bass
Dave Fleshner: 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 Tony Lash @ Superdigital, PDX

Graphics and Layout: Kevin Jaquette

Cover Art: ďĒMoving SelvesĒ is a painting by Monica Pop. 

Installation Art: The painted sculpture on glass, a interpretation of Monica Popís ďMoving Selves,Ē was inspired by and is dedicated to the remembrance of Katie Preston.

Installation Artists: Jennifer Aldeguer, Brittany Baurer, Laura Busby, Brianna Danielson, Megan Gutwig, Joe Nersesian, Benjamin Phillips, Monica Pop, Lilya Shulik, Christy Smith, Ana Toscano, Francisco Zacarias, Selwyn Zaldana, Grant West

The Troutdale Poets would like to thank: Karen Gragg, Katie Sullivan, Meyer Memorial Trust, Brian Darby, Steve Olczak, John Gragg, Dan Eichler and Borders Books, everyone at cdbaby.com, Kevin Welch and KINK radio, Mike Easton, Music Millennium, Brian Smith and Barry Neufeld at Northwestern Inc., Soul Prints magazine, Diana Gaylord, Rob Schnell and Audix, Guitar Center, the RHS Booster Club, Adam Forman, Bobbie Green, Leonid Zubritskiy, Vichai Lor, Jorge Gaytan, Sun Goodpaster, Jonathon Hart, Randy Haggard, Kathleen McCollough, all past and present musicians, engineers, and lyricists, 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 is maintained by Brian Darby

Copyright © 2004 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

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