Deep Roots 8 lyrics

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Cellar Door
Lyrics: Spencer Peltonen
Music and Arrangement: UHF

Can I set you on fire?
Can I make you feel alive?
I want to feel all your pain
No more telling lies

Thereís this beauty called love
And Iíve found nothing more

You filled my plastic heart
You filled my plastic heart
Now Iím living true
Now Iím living

Donít trust me, Iím weak
A soldier with no gun
My heart is set to blow
Exploding in this song

Exploding in this song
Iíll set your heart on fire

You filled my plastic heart
You filled my plastic heart
Now Iím living true
Now Iím living

Throw myself out on a limb
But now Iím losing my own grip
This time I can see right through,
No reflection

No reflection in the mirror
Iím breaking down tonight

You filled my plastic heart
You filled my plastic heart
Now my dreamís come true
Now my dreamís come true
Now Iím living

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

Recorded and mixed by Jordan Leff
Jordan@garagelandmusic.com

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Pi
Lyrics: Jared Nishikawa
Music and Arrangement: Geoff Byrd and Josh Millman

Pie as a pastry, crumbles in the hand
Pie as a currency, far off land
Pi as a letter from ancient Greece
Pi as a number of infinite degrees

Pie is tasty when it comes from the baker
Pie is worthless out of Indiaís acres
Pi is sixteenth after alpha beta gamma
Pi written out is an endless panorama

Three point one four one five nine
Two six five three five eight nine . . .
Seven nine three two eight six four
Three five eight nine three four four

Two piís make a circle complete
Why do the digits never repeat?
Why is it, squared, pi is grammar deplete?
Pi covers a circle, and the reason is neat, (because)

Three point one four one five nine
Two six five three five eight nine . . .
Seven nine three two eight six four
Three five eight nine three four four

Geoff Byrd: vocals
Josh Millman: all instruments

Engineered and mixed by Josh Millman @ Daylight Basement Studios

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Hold On My Sad Little Robot
Lyrics: Ciara Grande
Music and Arrangement: The Bella Fayes

Heís lost his heart
Somewhere far behind him
Heís stepping closer to me
Each step clinking on the ground
The future seems too predictable

Hold on my sad little robot
Sheíll hold your hand someday
Hold on my sad little robot
Sheís on her way

Heís all rusted inside
From the tears heís made
No oneís spoke a word
His emotions spilled on the floor
He creaks when he walks
And his screen doesnít beep anymore

His beady little eyes
You can barely see
With his head hung low
The streetlights go off
Each one he passes
He doesnít know heís alive
Until somebody screams

Hold on my sad little robot
Sheíll pick your heart up soon
Hold on my sad little robot
Help is on the way

Lael Alderman: vocals, guitar
Jason Henry: lead guitar
Daven Hall: bass, keyboards
Shane Fisher: drums

Recorded and mixed by Jordan Leff

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Lifted
Lyrics: Jenell Davis
Music and Arrangement: Dr. Theopolis

I thought I had forgiven you
I thought it would be easy to
Remembering all that you promised me
The words repeated in my head
All that I could see was red
I was heated

You left my phone silently ringing
Dwelling in pain my heart still stinging
And I was lifted

Forgiveness came seeping into my heart
I realized it was best for us to part
And I was lifted

You left and I was shocked
Iíd never told you all my thoughts
Remembering all that you meant to me

You moved on and left me behind
Taking her hand and not mine
And I was dumbstruck

You left my phone silently ringing
Dwelling in pain my heart still stinging
And I was lifted

Forgiveness came seeping into my heart
I realized it was best for us to part
And I was lifted

You were there when life was rough
And I guess that made things good enough
Remembering all that you taught to me

Life brings heartbreak sooner or later
And the healing starts to make things straighter
And I got lifted

Performed by Dr. Theopolis featuring Little Sue

Recorded and mixed by Jordan Leff

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Social Suicide
Lyrics: Christina Parrish
Music and Arrangement: Kathy Walker and the UpShots

And
No one cares cause you made the move
Ainít got a thing to prove
Say youíre a slave to her groove
Say you're a slave to her groove

Sheís a
Hanging vacant sign
Hips swaying side to side
Just along for the ride
Sheís your social suicide

But you
Wonít ever make it out
Without a scar to weep about
Oh there ainít a doubt
Oh, there ainít a doubt

Sheís a
Hanging vacant sign
Hips swaying side to side
Just along for the ride
Sheís your social suicide

Kathy Walker: vocals
Andy Love: drums
Tyler Smith: bass
Kenny Coleman: guitar
Dave Fleschner: electric piano
Bruce Withycombe: baritone sax, tenor sax, tambourine, xylophone
Talley & Cece Withycombe: jingle bells

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I Ache
Lyrics: Demiesa Smith
Music and Arrangement: Dirty Martini

I ache, I ache, put me under a spell
The nightmare is a living hell
I wish I had no story to tell
I wish I had no story to tell
 
Break out, break out of my skin
You're a demon coming in
Break out of my lies
You're a demon in disguise
 
Love is a chant -- I love you
Love is a chant -- I love you
 
I love you but it feels so mean
When there are lies in the in-between
Playin' myself like a movie scene
Playin' myself like a movie scene
 
Scream, shout, let me out
But I want to stay
How can a mind split this way?
How can a mind split this way?
How can a mind split this way?
How come I want to stay?
 
I love you but it feels so mean
When there are lies in the in-between
Playin' yourself like a movie scene
Playin' yourself like a movie scene
 
How can a mind split this way?
(Love is a chant)
How can a mind split this way?
(I love you)
How can a mind split this way?
(Love is a chant)
How can a mind split this way?
(I love you)
 
Love is a chant...

Lara Michell: guitar, vocals
Stephanie Schneiderman: keys, vocals
Lea Krueger: bass, vocals
McKinley: percussion
Ned Failing: drums

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Tears of Heaven
Lyrics: Chris Armstrong
Music and Arrangement: Kerosene Dream
 

As tears of heaven
Fall to the ground
I think of you
The times we spent together
The troubles we could weather

As tears of heaven fall
I think of you

Happy faces
Special times
Memories that never fade

As tears of heaven fall
I think of you

Bart Ferguson: vocals, harmonica
Dave Coey: vocals, acoustic guitar
Al Toribio: electric guitar

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Summer Comes Around
Lyrics: John Varney
Music and Arrangement: Mike Coykendall

Fall, winter, and early spring
Everyone hears the music that you bring
You make some feel sad, others feel high
One thingís for sure, your musicís never dry

Summer comes around and you disappear

Steadiness is key to this game
Simple rhythms that all sound the same
Pouring out melodic, calming tunes
Your gentle song will be over soon

Through fall, winter, and early spring
I was drawn to you like static cling
School is over and I cannot deny
The clouds burned away like you and I

Summer comes around and you disappear
Summer came around and you disappeared

Mike Coykendall: vocals, all instruments

Recorded and mixed by Mike Coykendall @ Blue Rooms, Portland, OR

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Wicked Flows
Lyrics: Amista Lombardino
Music and Arrangement: Rob Hotchkiss

Silent whispers flowing through the trees
Telling the world the truth
Carrying away secrets and lies from our memories

And the wicked flows
Tear away the leaves
Shredding the hopes and dreams

Thoughts carried away
Toward big waters they flow
The silent whispers flow through our dreams

And the wicked flows
Tear away the leaves
Shredding the hopes and dreams

Watching the world flow by
With all the same old faces
Of all the same old places
And nothing new to see

And the wicked flows
Tear away the leaves
Shredding our hopes and dreams

Whispers flow
Whistle from afar
All heard among the branches and the leaves

As the wicked flows
Tear away the leaves
Shredding the hopes and dreams
As the wicked flows
As it flows away

Rob Hotchkiss: vocals, all instruments

Recorded, produced, and mixed by Rob Hotchkiss in Rob's Secret Laboratory

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Take A Chance
Lyrics: Randy Haggard
Music and Arrangement: Riff Merchants

Come on and take her hand
You know you really want to
And you know if you don't
You might just lose your only chance at

Those blue eyes that captivate your soul
In a merciless sea of illusion
She says she loves you
But is this a delusion?

Why did she choose him over you?
And say those few small words
That you would remember

You loved her,
She left you hanging
You donít know if she loves you

Jesse Bettis: vocals, guitar
Hans Huffman: vocals, bass, guitar
Jake Christensen: drums

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Spoken By Rights
Lyrics: Tyler Brown
Music and Arrangement: Rye Hollow

Touch the flower of a lonely one
Follow the flame of December sun
Destroyed my golden worlds of grace
Weaving amber tales across dim space
Itís just you and me

Listen to my lonely sound
Don't turn away
Listen to my lonely sound
You'll hear me break

My thoughts don't agree
There should be one way instead there are three
Your lies can burn me like a razor
And I see that you're no better
Itís just you and me

Listen to my lonely sound
Don't turn away
Listen to my lonely sound
You'll hear me break

Touch the flower of a lonely one
Trying to snatch the flame from a busted gun
Find the eyes like shattered dreams
Burning over me like an ugly movie scene
Itís just you and me

Listen to my lonely sound
Don't turn away
Listen to my lonely sound
You'll hear me break

Breanna Paletta: lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Chris Chard: bass, backing vocals, percussion
Kevin O'Loughlin: acoustic guitar, papoose
Rachael Levy: backing vocals

Engineered by Kevin Hahn at Opal Studios

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Just Another Day
Lyrics: Courtney Prehn
Music and Arrangement: Kris Kirkman

I live in a glass house
Half-filled with water
And being optimistic might
Cause me to drown

I hear you opinions
Act like they don't matter none
But deep down, I keep track of them all

I don't do what I say or say what I mean
Tongue twisted and tied for too long it seems
None of that matters, I brush it all off
And smile and say...

I trip and fall when nothing's there
My clumsiness might get me killed
And all the voices in my head
Don't seem to speak up
Except when I should keep my mouth shut

I don't do what I say or say what I mean
Tongue twisted and tied for too long it seems
None of that matters, I brush it all off
And smile and say, it's just another day

Kris Kirkman: vocals, acoustic guitar

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Smarter
Lyrics: Ashley Robirds
Music and Arrangement: Rubberneck

My love for you is ancient history
Wrapped up like a mummy
That ends in a mystery

We were like a perfect picture
That said a million perfect things
The type of love that when we kissed
In our heads bells would ring

You and I are like an over-told story
With no love, no faith, no smiles, no glory
You broke me down
Your stories I bought
But now I'm a little smarter than that

Pablo Ojeda: bass
Ricardo Ojeda: vocals, guitar
Anthony Minnieweather: drums
Caleb Denison: trumpet

Produced by Ricardo Ojeda, Dave Fleschner, and Joe Cunningham

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Weíll Be Just Fine
Lyrics: Rachael Levy
Music and Arrangement: The Medicine Show

Every time you take one step ahead I take fifty back
I guess Iím just used to falling behind
Iím searching for beauty in a mutilated world
Iím shrinking back to look in places you never cared to
Hoping to discover some meaning
I know itís out there somewhere

So donít wait for me
Iím just filling the spots in my heart
That you no longer fill
Iíll be just fine

When the aching subsides
And my vision is cleared
Iíll be so far down the road
You wonít even be able to see me
A brief passing glance will assure you that
Iíll be fine
You will be fine
We will be fine

So donít wait for me
Iím just filling the spots in my heart
That you no longer fill
Iíll be just fine
Weíll be just fine

James Low: vocals
Lewi Longmire: organ, piano
Matt Voth: bass
Chet Lyster: drums, guitar

Recorded and mixed by Chet Lyster @ Chetland, Portland, OR

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Three Brothers
Lyrics: Corey Watts
Music and Arrangement: Joe Cunningham

Competitions are endless
Fights are everlasting
Hungry for victory
But victory is fasting

Hand-me-down clothes
Unwanted toys
Second-hand privileges
And broken-down joys

The last piece of pizza
Is always out of reach
The last of the cookies
And they get two each

Three brothers to live with
They're my constant rivals
Three brothers to live with
And fight for survival

Competing with older brothers
Trying to prove you're tough
But they always seem to beat you
And you can never do enough

Anything new
Anything clean
Anything cool
I have never seen

Three brothers to live with
They're my constant rivals
Three brothers to live with
And fight for survival

Joe Cunningham: vocals, guitar, bass, keys, saxaphone
Talbott Guthrie: drums

Recorded and mixed by Talbott Guthrie

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Always Right There
Lyrics: Geoff Pursinger
Music and Arrangement: Jennifer Lynn and Todd Powers

For as long as I remember, you were there
Even though you didnít say it, I knew you cared
Every time I needed help, you were at my side
We donít need two cars Ďcause weíre together I know, on one long ride

When I called to talk to you last night, you seemed so blue
Said, ďIím alone and scared, and thereís no one left to turn toĒ
But you can always count on me, for more than some cheap line
Oh baby keep your hand in mine and everything, will be just fine

I just wanted to tell you how I feel
For all that you have done, say thank you, you were real
When the rest of the world went on by without a care
You were always right, always right there

Though the roads weíve traveled lead us far apart
Through broken hearts, heavy loads and brand-new starts
They always lead me back to you, back to where we started
Back when we first shared this ride, knowiní it would never end
Back to where this whole thing started, my old friend

Jennifer Lynn: vocals
Todd Powers: electric guitar
Tim Cowan: acoustic guitar
Larry Berent: bass
Vince Adame: drums, percussion

Produced by Jennifer Lynn & Tim Cowan

Published by Cowan Country Music Co. (BMI)

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Just Like The Bottle
Lyrics: Candice Smith
Music and Arrangement: The Clontarf Ramblers

Just like the bottle
You knew it wouldn't last forever
Slowly dripping, running out

The contents are all gone
Ain't nothing left inside
My sympathy had a head start

Freed myself from your chains
Poured that poison down the drain
Guess your lucky #7 ain't so lucky after all

Off to better places
Where Jack Daniels doesn't live
If he doesn't move on, I'm gone

Be that as it may
You know it's better this way
This ships sailing out to sea
And there's no goiní back
I can't stay

Michael Berly: vocals, guitars
Tim Connell: vocals, mandolin, flute, percussion

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Beautiful Brokenness (for Ben)
Lyrics: Rachel Jordan
Music and Arrangement: Nicole Campbell

Remember how we used to play
Before these days of pain?
How I used to follow you around
With your emotions hidden underground

Do you mind me telling your story?
These memories twirling in my mind
Sometimes they make me feel guilty
As each and every sub-plot unwinds

It wasn't time for you to go
Now we both can see
There is such beauty in this brokenness
Passed on from you to me

Would you be proud of me now?
Why do I care?
Everything revolves around you
But nothing did while you were here

What is it that lives in your heart?
Are you only a spirit now?
Tell me, can you fall in heaven?
I'd like to think you're smiling now

Nicole Campbell: vocals, guitar
Dave Rummans: guitar

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The Deep Roots Project is coordinated and produced by Chris Gragg (chris_w_gragg@yahoo.com)

Unless otherwise noted, all Deep Roots songs are recorded and mixed by Dave Fleschner @ Daveís Attic Productions in Portland (503) 349-7883

Mastered by Ryan Foster @ Freq Mastering, Portland, Or

Graphics and layout: Kevin Jacquette

Cover Art by Marlena Hatchell

Deeproots.com is maintained by Brian Darby

The Troutdale Poets would like to thank:

Karen Gragg, Gina Fleschner, Katie Sullivan, Dave Rummans (for incredible understanding), Meyer Memorial Trust, Brian Darby, Dan Eichler and Borders Books, everyone at Cdbaby.com, Kevin Welch at KINK, Mike Easton, Barry Neufeld at Northwestern Inc., Soul Prints magazine, Diana Gaylord, Sarah Gragg, Portland Music Company, Andres (?), Garret Lang(?), all past and present Deep Roots 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 deeproots.com

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