Deep in the Waves

by J. Briozo

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1.
03:56
You're right back in the thick of it With a sweet soul song to set things right But when you left It was all bad blood and goodbyes You live your life up in the stratosphere With no regard for what is right You've got to come down another mile Just to see the light Now that you're here, I know, I know I must have been blind Well, it's too late to repair the hurt To erase the marks of damage done You say you're sorry But your heart still beats for one To see you now, I know, I know I must have been blind Hey, soul sister, I thought you might be the one When your sunlight spread across my earth But when the rain came Your flame flickered and flickered and flickered to embers Now that you're near, I know, I know, I must have been blind Now that you're here, I know, I know, I must have been blind To see you here, I know, I know, I must have been blind But I won't, no I won't, be blind next time
2.
Storm clouds Have a way Of bringing me down Feel my path slip away Hide and seek Can't see me Hiding deep in the waves Go time Feel light So right Rising up To the top Rising up To the top Rising up It's a sign Rise up Soul child Away from here To the day So right A way to shine So alive and awake Can you feel it? Yeah, you feel it Say you feel it Yeah, you feel it Don't weigh me down Don't pull me down Don't weigh me down Oh, the waves They crash on down They don't slow me down These waves of sound Feel so right coming down
3.
She knew all the words To Miss Misery And that's who I saw As she sang them to me She stared right through me As she asked me again If I thought she was crazy And I told her hell yes My god, she was a beautiful mess But if she asked it of me I would drop everything I would stand by her side Yeah, I would come running Though she lived in a world I could hardly perceive Or make a good guess At the depths of her excess My god, she was a beautiful mess She said, “We all roll the dice You don’t have to play nice” I said, “Take my advice You don’t have to lose twice” I could see all the pain In her face as she strained To hold back the tears From these horrible years I just couldn't believe She was giving up now She was coming apart As the clouds blew away My god, it was a beautiful day The ghosts that had haunted Her all her life Gathered around She was losing the fight She screamed, "Drink up, Baby Stay up all night" We were in between bars So, the words felt just right She wanted to end it But was this all a test? Should I break the news Elliott's been laid to rest? My god, she was a beautiful mess My god, she was a beautiful mess My god, she was a beautiful mess
4.
03:12
Just stop for a minute You don't know what you're doing You don't know what you're saying You don't know why you're spinning out It doesn't count as breathing 'Til you let the air out Just hang out for a moment You can't save everyone Take the world off your shoulders And let somebody else step up You can't feed the masses With a broken heart No you're gonna crash land the plane And take us out Throw your hands in the air You can you can't take it You say you won't make it You say you're gonna drink it off Gonna shove it in a bottle And keep the cap on You're damn lucky to have All you've got And you're not gonna tear it down For what it's not Ohh, under pressure Ohh, spinning out Ohh, It all comes back around You're wrong when you think You do more harm than good When you can't follow through When you can't Find a way to keep up With the chorus of needs That wear you down Gotta know what you're giving out Is love enough Gotta know what you're giving out Has added up Ohh, under pressure Ohh, spinning out Ohh, It all comes back around
5.
02:39
Take a look out See it coming down Big, wet drops falling Hitting the ground Well, I know I won’t be going out I’ll try to relax Maybe take in a book While the storm marches on And the ground soaks it up Well, I know Sometimes it’s good to stop Stop all your moving Dreams of heading back West A time to be patient A time to reflect ‘Cause I know Life keeps moving on And I can’t be part of Somewhere I’m not The grass always greener Than my little plot Well, I know A good gardener cares a lot When the storm passes I should go see If the wind and the rain Has damaged the trees Broken a window Flooded the block Unearthed all the flowers On my little plot ‘Cause I know A good gardener cares a lot Yeah, I know I can’t be where I’m not Yeah, I know Sometimes it’s good to stop Yeah, I know Sometimes it’s good to stop
6.
Woke up on Monday to the news that Peaches was dead Like most everyone, I thought about Bob and how he'd lose his head You wonder how many times the same man can grieve Before he closes up shop, bolts the door and takes his leave Of course it's not right for a dad to lose his daughter After spending half his life dealing with famine and slaughter And whatever went down with Paula and Michael You'd think Bob's a guy who could use a big reprieve 'Cause it's pretty hard to find a good man Who gives a god damn... When he's treated like Job by the powers that be What are the rest of us fucks to believe? Na, na, na, na, na, na Hey, hey, hey Na, na, na, na, na, na Hey, hey, hey Na, na, na, na, na, na How can we just let it be? Woke up on Wednesday to hear a bunch of kids had been stabbed Out in rural Pennsylvania by a boy who stole the knives from his mom and dad Of course, everyone was shocked when they surveyed the scene How could a nice kid like that suddenly snap, become killing machine? For a whole news cycle they forgot about the plane That was lost in the ocean and the submarine With a fancy new device that can scan the Indian Ocean floor But who's keeping score? Peaches and Bob flashed in my head just for a moment Before I lost my.... did we survive the polar vortex? Wasn't there some big thing about a climate report? That night everything went black Thought I was never coming back Thursday came and everything seemed so serene We all watched the markets As the world returned to its normal routine Then a school bus crashed up in Northern California Near the Emerald Triangle where they all grow marijuana And I started to wonder if it was all a bad dream Are you coming along? Well, you'd better bring your bible 'Cause we're headed to the tent where they're holding the revival Heard everybody else is going to the big parade... 'cause it's a beautiful day To hear the marching bands, watch the girls in tight sweaters See a whole happy crowd just standing there together Beats the hell out of dying in in any ol' way Na, na, na, na, na, na Hey, hey, hey Na, na, na, na, na, na Hey, hey, hey Na, na, na, na, na, na Who are you wearing to judgment day? Yeah, everybody's got their own means of survival We can fuss and fight over verses in the bible While the Lady Liberty sinks down into New York Bay... No, not today! Well, we can't control the weather but we're all in this together So, it seems high time that we should all come together... right now Is there another way? Na, na, na, na, na, na Hey, hey, hey Na, na, na, na, na, na Hey, hey, hey Na, na, na, na, na, na It seems about time we find our way....
7.
03:32
Where I'm traveling I don't know What roads to wander Which paths to roam Wheel spinning Round and round Place my bets On a Spanish town Oh, drink it on down Drink it on down In Catalonia The warm wind blows From the Pyrenees To the sea below I drink the wine I drink it down My soul yearns for fertile ground Oh, drink it on down Drink it on down Oh, drink it on down Drink it on down In the south I taste the Moorish air Feel the strange Pull of Tangiers My restless soul Can't settle down Keeps me moving From town to town Oh, drink it on down Drink it on down Oh, drink it on down Drink it on down Oh, drink it on down Drink it on down Oh, drink it on down Drink it on down
8.
05:12
It was a long night Held you 'til the morning light Said everything will be alright If you stay here with me But you knew it couldn't last Nothing can erase the past Already broken when the die was cast Some things weren't meant, meant to be, meant to be And in the bright, clear sunlight When we aren't moved by star shine Hard lines reveal the truth Miles and miles from our youth Checked out of the motel You were dreaming of a better hell Shut the door and I wished you well I knew you wouldn't come, come with me Drove across the Rio Grande Watched the sun light up the desert sands Morning star fade into distant lands Let the miles flow, flow through me, flow through me I felt you shaking in the bed last night Caught your sad eyes stained with tears I know you feel all alone No one cares and no one hears you call No one at all Got held up at a red light Still hurting from the drinks last night Checked the rear view, then I hung a right Smelled you in the air next to me Alarm went off at 9 AM You woke up, downed a shot of gin You knew I wasn't coming back again Some things weren't meant, meant to be, meant to be You put the razor on it Pushed the blade until the skin broke Watched the color seeping through Just to feel your blood flowing You let the candles burn low Watched the shadows on the walls Wet your fingers to put the flames out Felt the sting And then felt nothing at all Nothing at all Nothing at all
9.
03:45
Brightest light Where did you go? I’ll catch you When the moonlight glows Ooh ooh, I hear your song Sparkle, flame Then disappear Every time That I come near Ooh ooh, I hear your song Cast my lot Into the sea Siren vows To marry me Ooh ooh, I hear her song But the one with Golden hair Her fragrance lingers In the air Ooh ooh, I hear her song Burning brightly, then she’s gone She comes to me In the dead of night I can see her Glowing bright Ooh ooh, I hear her song The song she sings I know it’s true A song of life That comes from you Ooh ooh, I hear her song Burning brightly, then she’s gone Ooh ooh, I hear her song Burning brightly, then she's gone
10.
01:39
Blue Whatcha gonna do In the dark hours of winter gloom? Ice Coats the window pane Streets slick with Frozen rain Blue Where ya headed to? The Arctic winds Will be coming soon Pale From the sunless sky Tired of The endless night Blue Whatcha gonna do While the cold days Of winter bloom?
11.
We found an old photo booth In the Musée Mécanique So we sat down for pictures In the rows of antiques We made stupid faces We smiled and we kissed We pushed back the curtain Something was amiss Now it's gone Like a thought slipped off the tongue A fog had descended Outside the arcade So we ran for a fun house With a brash, bawdy maid You got spooked By the cackle of old Laffin' Sal Which wasn't too hard She was a frightening gal Now she's gone Like a verse in a long lost song Now she's gone Like a scrapbook when the house burns down We got lost for a moment In the mirror maze Then I found you again As we broke through the haze We were both trapped in limbo Where we read words of fear "Abandon all hope Ye who enter here!" Now they're gone Like thoughts slipped off the tongue Now they're gone Like scrapbooks when the house burns down We live and we love And we hardly know why We tear all it down With our memories inside We build and we build And we build and we build New towers climb high Tear down the old Auctioned then sold Twisted and turned Broken and burned Tear it down, tear it down Tear it on down to the ground Tear it down, tear it down Tear it on down to the ground We strolled past the Cliff House Admiring the tide Discovered a camera And climbed right inside We looked through a glass sphere And then got shanghaied To the Barbary Coast In ol' '49 Now they're gone Like the verses of a long lost song Now they're gone Like scrapbooks when the house burns down We saw Spider Kelly and Three-Fingered Jack Before the Camera Obscura Faded to black Alice, we've wandered So far from home Which road leads us back From the sand and the foam? Now they're gone Like thoughts slipped off the tongue Now they're gone Like scrapbooks when the house burns down
12.
02:44
Sea birds rise Twilit sky Cool wet foam Far from home Warm salt air Wooden pier Cast my lines Outside time
13.
01:54
Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true We build up more when we less Put too much faith in progress We try to perfect the things you already do Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true It seems a good time to step back And take a collective breath And try to recall some things we already knew Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true Sun sun true

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"Imagine R.E.M performing songs written by the dream team of Neil Young and John Lennon and you´ll get Deep in the Waves." - Melodic.net

About the album:
J. Briozo evolved out of an set of songs that Swallows' lead singer Jeff Crandall wrote as the Minneapolis-based band was set to return to the studio to record their third full-length album, "In the Shadow of the Seven Stars." As the group began recording "Seven Stars" in one studio, Jeff began recording the basic tracks for "Deep in the Waves" in another studio across town. Recognizing that his “solo” album had begun to take on a life of its own, Jeff decided to invite members of Swallows to add additional parts to the somewhat open frameworks he had laid out for the songs on the album.

The group composed their parts in the studio, creating psych-pop, rock, jazz, orchestral and folk arrangements for the songs. By the end of the tracking, it was clear that a new sound had developed and a new band concept would be needed to support it. That band concept became J. Briozo, taken from the family name of Jeff’s mother, Almerinda, who passed away during the recording of the album.

In memory of Almerinda Irene (Briozo) Crandall (1938-2016)

credits

released November 17, 2017

The Band:

Jeff Crandall
Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, pianos, organs, percussion, backing vocals

Aaron Kerr
Bass, cello

Justin DeLeon
Drums, percussion

Brett Hansen
Rhythm and lead electric guitars, lap steel, backing vocals

Tyson Allison
Percussion, ambient guitars, backing vocals

Additional players:
Jim Baldrica
Trumpet, trombone, saxophone and flute on “Sun Sun True”
Trumpet, trombone and saxophone on “The Big Parade”
Trumpet on “Camera Obscura”

Kimberly Vang and Kallie Bruett
Backing vocals on “The Big Parade” and “Sun Sun True”

Recording information:
Randy Gildersleeve
Recording engineer

Recorded at GilderSound, Forest Lake, MN
Mixed by Randy Gildersleeve, Jeff Crandall and Justin DeLeon
Mastered by J.J. Golden at Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA
Produced by Jeff Crandall
Production assistance by Justin DeLeon and Randy Gildersleeve
Arrangements by Jeff Crandall, Aaron Kerr, Brett Hansen, Jim Baldrica, Justin DeLeon, Tyson Allison and Randy Gildersleeve

Music and lyrics by Jeff Crandall

© 2017 Jeff Crandall, Swallow the Music

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