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Garrick Rawlings

by Garrick Rawlings

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1.
I wrap myself in the blanket of your memory I wear it around like a coat from the cold I dream of happiness and all the stories For a minute there, we were comin’ up so close, so close The photographs do no justice to the memory For I can’t feel your breath upon my lips I wrap my mind oh so carefully Around the taste of your sweet kiss About a thousand times a day I hear somebody say, I want to run away I want to run away To a better feelin’ day Where everything’s OK And you never went away I can’t stay here today Eyes on fire it was love at first sight Waves crashed down the night we finally got it right I still don’t know if was better to have known Or to keep on wonderin’ what it must be like Every day I find another stolen moment Where I bask in the glow of what it was I wrap myself in the magic of your beauty And to know what it was to finally be in love, in love [Chorus] Garrick Rawlings ©2018
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I have no words to explain I’m out of touch I’m out of pain I don’t care I can’t contain Tears of joy fall down just like rain There ain’t no words for a masterpiece Your face your hair your tiny little feet I climbed a cliff I took a leap Picasso paints Chavela sleeps Este amour apasionado Ya no puedo cantar solo toco la guitarra porque no tengo palabras no no no no no no no no tengo palabras no no no no no no no no tengo palabras solo toco la guitarra I have no words to describe What I see behind your big brown eyes I love this fire I feel inside I fell for you just like a child [Chorus] Translation: This impassioned love I can no longer sing I only play my guitar Because I have no words No no no no no no no no I have no words No no no no no no no no I have no words I only play My guitar Garrick Rawlings ©2018
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When death came down on Austin Nobody said a word A fright came over Texas Had the law lost it’s nerve Where was Nellie Johnson Her brothers and her son She’d seen this before Way back in ’51 Did she follow the lights of Marfa Straight up into the sky Or did she ride down to Terlingua And cross the Rio Grande Did she make the choice to run away Or make her final stand On the other side of the Rio Grande A freight train is comin’ It’s blowin’ down the tracks It’s headed for Las Cruces And there ain’t no turnin’ back Here comes Sheriff Walker He ain’t nobody’s friend Unless you pay protection Or own half of the Big Bend When money makes the truth a lie It can break an honest man When justice hits the dead of night One does what they can [Chorus] The old man named Rudolph He owned everything around There ain’t no way in hell They’re gonna take his son down Well she snuck up on ol Rudy She put a bullet in his head She said you dirty rotten louse That one’s for my dad Armed robbery ain’t murder But Nellie knew the score If she didn’t bust a move She’d be buryin’ four more [Chorus] Garrick Rawlings ©2018
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Lost In Time 04:51
In a pawnshop outside of Montebello I found an abandoned old cello There’s no case and the old bow is busted Only two strings they’re both well rusted Took me back to a lovely spring day Michigan, the month of May She said “come back”, but I walked away Ten years gone and I miss her today One minute lost, lost in time What did we lose, what did we find The moment’s gone, in seconds flat You can look, but you can’t go back Feels like a crime, when you miss the sign Lost in time, Lost in time She played with a fine vibrato Eyes of almond and avocado Her long black hair it hung down low She plucked notes, in perfect staccato One day I’m gonna fix up this old thing Finish the wood, replace those rusty strings New horsehair on the bow Why did I let her go? Ch On a lonely warm spring day California, the month of May I got down on my knees and I prayed That someday I’d hear her play This old abandoned cello From a pawnshop outside of Montebello There’s no case and the old bow is busted Only two strings and they’re both well rusted Ch Garrick Rawlings ©2018
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I see that penny shinin’ On the ground beneath my feet I see my grandad’s face I hear the land of Lincoln speak… Down in Morgan county; Franklin, Jacksonville My roots, prairie farmers; Howsers, Oxleys and Scholfields Grandad took me to that land when I was just a kid The sun was blazin’ hot down there the air as thick as sin We stayed at the old farmhouse with Uncle Mac and Aunt Bernadine I realized years later “American Gothic” I had seen He took me to an old log cabin he told me what the legend did He said Abraham Lincoln was the greatest man that ever lived I see that penny shinin’ On the ground beneath my feet I see my grandad’s face I hear the land of Lincoln speak I pick up that old coin I stuff it in my jeans I hold it in my pocket No one knows what it’s worth to me We drove to the big river the mighty, muddy Miss In that giant golden Buick listenin’ to that old 8-track hiss We went inside a shop filled with artifacts I saw a lock of hair with some books in a case of glass The hair was all wrapped up in square clear cellophane I asked who’s Sam Clemens? He said son that’s Mark Twain Ch As we drove back north to Bloomington past the rows and rows of corn He said, boy don’t forget where the rest of us were born He took me to an old log cabin, he told me what the legend did He said Abraham Lincoln was the greatest man that ever lived I pick up that old coin I stuff it in my jeans I hold it in my pocket No one knows what it’s worth to me © 2018 by Garrick Rawlings
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"Friend Of The Devil" written by Jerome Garcia, Robert Hunter and John Dawson universal music corp. obo ice nine publishing co.
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There was a man in the mountains Who bled out the Russians We provided the weapons Because we were friends then Then he turned against us He sent planes to kill us Waging a war of deceit Choosing allies With the eye of a thief We had a leader who said He’s got god in his head And our proud constitution Is laying in ruins All these insurgents Are a minor disturbance Never admit defeat With a swagger and a smirk And the eye of a thief There’s a cardinal in the cathedral Who preaches against evil But the justice in his kingdom Is relocate to freedom The priests in his sacristy Use children immaculately New virgin flesh to feast Ye With the eye of a thief The slick corporations And lobby formations Have hijacked our congress Our freedom’s in regress The phonies and cronies They never leave They take no punches they just bob and they weave Ropeadope With the eye of a thief We used to build everything Soon we’ll make nothing It’s the new sensation To outsource the nation Our representation’s Transparent truth Is they don’t serve me and they don’t serve you Servin’ somebody With the eye of a thief Garrick Rawlings ©2018
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I used to think you loved me I used to think you cared I tried to tell you no babe Some deals they just ain’t fair You can try to work it out You can try day after day You can cry out loud when the love dies But love’s a shame in vain Well there’s dreams and there’s lovers and dreams fade away Lover’s they promise forever they’ll stay When you add it all up at the end of the day It’s a crapshoot at best, I don’t care what you say I don’t care what you say Another day another dollar Another deal gone down Much to my misfortune You smiled and stuck around The farther out, the further back It’s a shallow sea, but the sand is deep It’s better there than over here I don’t know how you sleep Ch I used to drive a Chevy I drove it all around Dollar gas at the railroad tracks We got lost, not to be found Yeah, it’s true I loved you Yeah, it’s true I cared I wish things would last forever But I’m a thousand miles from there Garrick Rawlings ©2018
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Here’s to the ladies you love But you’ll never see again Last night seemed kind of special This morning you realize how long it’s been Don’t fight the lonely feeling Trying to get what you can We’re only flesh and blood and sometimes Old bones just need a friend So take all those promises and lies We all say that ain’t right But don’t beat yourself up Sometimes you’re just too tired to fight Be it whiskey, cryin’, pain, runnin’ or spite I’m for whatever gets you through the night Pull up those ol bootstraps put on your Brave face for a new day Face all those faces and memories You’re not willin’ to trade Don’t take it so hard at least You’re still willin’ to play Ain’t it funny how the right little smile Can make you feel ok Be it whiskey, cryin’, pain, runnin’ or spite I’m for whatever gets you through the night (2X) Here’s to the ladies you love But you’ll never see again We’re only flesh and blood and sometimes Old bones just need a friend © 2018 Garrick Rawlings
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Another day a year gone by I’m not scared and I wonder why I sit here alone night after night I still think I’ll end up right A million miles keeps us apart A million miles and a thousand stars A million miles keeps us apart Do you keep the old folks close in kind? Do you ever dream they can see through time? Have you ever looked and tried to find those things that are true inside your mind? A million miles keeps us apart from a sweet little smile and a brand new start Tired ‘a playin’ Mr. Lonesome, of bein’ third wheel; these honky tonks and pool halls, they ain’t no great deal I lost faith somewhere, I don’t know when; right now I just want it back again Do you find it silly how so many hid From the dreams they had when they were kids? Do you find success in the almighty buck or in a stud palomino and a pick up truck? Do you ever look at your old friends and wonder where they all went? Have you ever looked up into the sky and screamed out loud; “Please god why?” C’mon baby let’s bust a move; tell me honey, do you still groove? And a million miles keeps us apart A million miles and a billion stars Garrick Rawlings ©2018
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"Poncho & Lefty" written by Townes Van Zandt katie belle music and will van zandt publishing c/o bug music and jtvz music c/o wixen music

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A striking blend of Americana; a wonderful culmination of rootsy rock right along with acoustic folk, à la Tom Petty, ranging from the romantic, to songs of hope and social conscience, to adventurous and desolate story songs, they’re all here, he lives it.

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released July 17, 2018

Produced by Rick Shea and Garrick Rawlings

Garrick Rawlings - Vocals and Guitars
Rick Shea - Guitars, Mandolin, Harmony Vocals
Dave Hall - Bass
Shawn Nourse - Drums
Perla Batalla - Harmony and Background Vocals
Jaimi Lyn Shuey - Harmony and Background Vocals
Paul Marshall - Harmony Vocals
Skip Edwards - Accordion
Amanda Shokrian - Cello
Tori Ackerman - Cello

Engineered and Mixed by Shawn Nourse
Mastered by Paul du Gre, Burbank, CA

Recorded at:
Nourse by Northwest Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Casa de Calora, Covina, CA
Rose Quartz Recording, Prescott, AZ

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Garrick Rawlings California

Americana artist born in Wichita KS, raised in Sturgis, MI, left for Kalamazoo, on to Chicago, SoCal, Prescott, AZ and again LA.. A GR show is best described as Neil Young & Johnny Cash meet the MC5 riding horseback through the desert chasing Woody, Ramblin' Jack, Townes Van Zandt, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, John Prine, Guy Clark and a mariachi band at some obscure and magnificent raging campfire. ... more

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