Live at the Phoenix Theater

by J. Briozo

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1.
03:30
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.
04:50
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?
3.
I don’t wanna come down I’m riding high up in blue Caught up in the jet stream See the contrails drift behind me Some strange clear sky relapse A moment’s grace, a camera’s flash Waiting for the crash I can’t help but see the sights Of a 12-gauge shotgun Locked onto its target I’m a bird without a future A stone’s throw from the end I could lift up and take flight Try to save my own skin But I don’t wanna come down I don’t wanna come down I just wanna be right I just wanna be right I just wanna be right here No I won’t disappear No I won’t disappear I hope the wind will catch me And carry me to happy Where I stop repeating Thoughts like records skipping Forwards backwards jumping Caught between the grooves ‘til I Only hear the static The sound of my heart pumping The flutter of wings too weak to fly No I won’t come down I don’t wanna come down I just wanna feel right I just wanna feel right I just want to be right here No I won’t disappear I just wanna feel right I just wanna feel right I just want to be right here
4.
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
5.
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
6.

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J. Briozo "Live at the Phoenix Theater" was recorded on November 10, 2017 at the Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis.

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released February 23, 2018

Recording Engineer - Randy Gildersleeve
Live Sound Engineer - Steve Murray
All songs by Jeff Crandall
Except "I Had to Tell You" by Roky Erickson and Clementine Hall
licensed to Swallow the Music by the Harry Fox Agency

The Performers

Jeff Crandall
Vocals, Keys, Acoustic Guitar

Aaron Kerr
Acoustic and Electric Cello

Justin DeLeon
Drums

Brett Hansen
Guitar, Backing Vocals

Tyson Allison
Percussion, Melodica, Backing Vocals

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