Coyote Sessions

by Glen Phillips

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This album is a collection of beloved orphans - songs I've played live but never put on a record, or co-writes that other artists have cut but I hadn't gotten around to recording.

Coyote Sessions is also an experiment in recording. My friend Sean McCue lost his previous studio in the Tea Fire a couple years ago, and recently finished building a new workspace, Coyote Road Studio. It's a big open room, with a distinctive sound. We wanted to see how truly we could capture a real performance - no electronic mixing, no overdubs, just a single microphone a couple feet away from me and players moved around the room to balance the sound. We hope you like the results.

Recorded live through a single Cascade X-15 Stereo Microphone and Grace 801 preamps.

**** Full album includes a video for Greer Zoller ****

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released 19 September 2012

Produced by Glen Phillips and Sean McCue
Recording and Design by Sean McCue at Coyote Road Studio, Santa Barbara CA
"American Tune" and "Shorn" Recorded by Glen Phillips at Ed
Mastered and Edited by Glen Phillips and Sean McCue at Ed
Photography by Nina McCue

Glen Phillips - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
www.glenphillips.com
Sean McCue - Electric and High Strung Guitars, Percussion
www.seanmccue.com
Jim Connolly - Acoustic Bass, Piano
www.jimconnollymusic.com
Alastair Greene - Electric and Steel Guitars
www.agsongs.com
Tariqh Akoni - Electric Guitar
www.tariqh.com
Bill Flores - Pedal Steel, Weissenborn, Mandolin
Anna Abbey - Piano
Tom Lackner - Drums

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Track Name: Still Carrying You
Had a dream, you weren't in it
Butterflies in my stomach
And a feeling that something was missing
Saw a deer in the garden
Licking up dirty water
As I cut up the meat in the kitchen

When we hit that stream I held you high
Set you down on the other side
Years go by and I'm still carrying you

Read a book, hit a bottle
Took a pill for my troubles
Some years are better than others
Many objects, little permanence
Like the stars up in the firmament
Might be dead when their light finally reaches you

When we hit that stream I held you high
Set you down on the other side
Years go by and I'm still carrying you

I put you down
Put you away
You're still around
But I'm trying to live in the present tense today

When we hit that stream I held you high
Set you down on the other side
Years go by but I'm still carrying you
Track Name: Everything Matters
Do i make you better still
Isn't that what brought you here
Making some excuse will get us both nowhere
Life is never easy but it's almost fair

There is nothing that doesn't matter
Nothing that doesn't matter
Every word is a seed that you scatter
And there is nothing that doesn't matter

Shut your mouth and just be with me
We throw stones too easily
Every angry word is like a cigarette
A moment of relief a nail in your chest
It's better to never start

There is nothing that doesn't matter
Nothing that doesn't matter
Every word is a seed that you scatter
And there is nothing that doesn't matter
Everything matters

Lay down here right next to me
And we'll forgive every little thing
Every heartless thought and every thoughtless deed
I will carry you and you will carry me

There is nothing that doesn't matter
Nothing that doesn't matter
Every word is a seed that you scatter
And there is nothing that doesn't matter
Everything matters
Track Name: Gabriel
Gabriel listen, I'm in need of a friend
Gabriel, would you listen
Faith alone is a prison, but I can't sleep with the fallen
Gabriel would you listen

If you are here then let me see
I need you now, please don't leave me
Gabriel, would you listen

You will speak for the father, but who will speak for the others
The widow's son and the mother
I'm so far now from heaven, but I've a question to send him
Gabriel would you listen

The churches fallen
The priests are hardened
If these are your workers
Then is all this love this earth, this good forsaken
All this love, this good this earth forsaken

Gabriel listen, I'm in need of a friend
Gabriel would you listen
Faith alone is a prison, so I am one of the fallen
And Gabriel wouldn't listen, Gabriel wouldn't listen
Track Name: No Blue Sky
It's cold inside, but I don’t blame the weather
And no one’s calling, no one’s at the door
But I can’t stay inside all day
Blinds pulled to the floor

There’s no blue sky in my town lately
Everybody looks at the ground
And where I been’s been making me hazy
But the sun never looked so pretty going down

It ain’t right, feels like forever
Too many changes, I stopped keeping score
If you want me, you know where I’ll be
I don’t get out much any more

There’s no blue sky in my town lately
Everybody looks at the ground
I've been distracted and dulled out, crazy
But the sun never looked so pretty going down
No the sun never looked so pretty going down

Blue sky come find me
I’m waiting...

Cloud and rain, smoke and smog here
Won’t see too many stars tonight
Biding time, waiting on the sunset
One last glance of gold, then goodbye

There’s no blue sky in my town lately
Everybody looks at the ground
Where I been’s been making me hazy
But the sun never looked so pretty going down
No the sun never looked so pretty going down
Track Name: Enough
Missing time
We killed the night
But i didn't want to go
Back into that light

Chemicals
Cloud around the hall
Sting your pure eyes
But it's sweeter than you know
It's sweeter than you know
Impossible

The day is short the task is great
And I am Idle

The mind is willing but the body resists
The fight is over but the pain persists

Tell me when I've had enough
I've had enough

The day is short the task is great
And I am Idle
Track Name: The Song is Still Here
You always aimed for the top of the game, That's where you ended up
You owed a lot to the work you did, You owed a little more to luck
Didn't want to be no one-hit wonder
Lightning strikes quick, You can hear the thunder
For miles and miles. Echoes across the years
The fire is gone but the spark is still here

Hey man, I could a friend, I'm thinking you could hook me up
I'm having trouble with the band I'm in, Having trouble with love
I had an endless summer, but now it's autumn
My cup was running over, Now it's got a crack in the bottom
It drips down like tears
The well's gone dry but the thirst is still here

I don't blame you for doing good, I don't hate you much
You didn't knock anybody down, You just had the touch
So what the hell, I wish you well
Hard candy, soft sell, That's the way of the world
Don't wanna be no small-town crier
Devil loves a dreamer, But God loves a tryer

I'm trying to make it clear
Well the crowd's gone home but the song is still here
The show is over but the song is still here
The music's stopped but the song is still here
Track Name: Greer Zoller
Greer Zoller, you make me holler
Blew me a kiss and I threw you a dollar
You had eyes like deep cool water

Greer Zoller, from the minute I saw her
Knew I had to have her, couldn’t help but want her
Well I fell in love and I never once faltered

But Greer Zoller had an angry father
He said "you stay away from my daughter”
And he made her sell the ring that I bought her

So Greer Zoller, she said “Tomorrow,
Meet me at midnight at old man Potter’s”
“We’ll run away and we'll marry each other”

Greer Zoller, can’t wait any longer
Gonna get married, move out by the water
Have a house and a family and no more sorrow

But Greer Zoller’s jealous father
Heard her moving out in the night and he caught her
Said “Ungrateful girl forgets what I taught her”
“She don’t deserve to be my daughter
“I brought her into the world and I'll take her outta”
Took her in the wild wild woods and he shot her
Greer Zoller

Greer Zoller, you make me holler
Blew me a kiss and I made you a martyr
You had eyes like pools of deep cold water
Greer Zoller
Track Name: Eden
I miss something that I never had
Clear skies and virgin land
Hard work to make me strong
Cool nights and Guthrie songs
Nothing I own I can't fix with my hands

Back living in the real world
Sunday driving with my girls
Towns now they look the same
Want to show them where I came from
But I should know I could never go back again

But Eden is waiting between the cracks in the pavement
Seeds down below are getting ready to grow
Floodwater and fire leave nothing behind them
We'll have our day and go like a song on the radio
The radio

I'm a product of my time
In need of a lullaby
Quick judge, slow to trust
A bad case of wanderlust
I little hope things might turn out all right

But Eden is waiting beneath the cracks in the pavement
Seeds down below are getting ready to grow
Floodwater and fire leave nothing behind them
We'll burn bright and go like a song on the radio
The radio
Track Name: Shorn
We always look tired
But we get too much sleep
Dreams give no rest
When they're the same as the day that precedes
We want to see angels
And touch their wings
But clouds never part any more
It's just one of those things

i need you now
It frightens me
But i'm out of touch
And i'm dying to be

Naked and happy
For all the world to see me
Shorn
Naked and happy
And no-one laughing at me
Shorn

We're wells of compassion
Except to ourselves
We are ugly in the mirror
Beautiful to the ones we love

i need you now
It frightens me
But i'm out of touch
And i'm dying to be

Naked and happy
For all the world to see me
Shorn
Naked and happy
And no-one laughing at me
Shorn

Let me tell you something that'll shock you like hell
I have it on authority that we are both alive and well

I know too much
Need to start forgetting
'Cause i'm out of touch
And i'm dying to be

Naked and happy
For all the world to see me
Shorn
Naked and happy
And no-one laughing at me
Shorn

I've made myself sick
And i've made myself sad
Letting go of everything
Was the best idea i've ever had