Sourwood

by Adam Remnant

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1.
She Has a Way of Finding Me Out I follow the river sweet infinite giver down the narrowing branch of the road I’m a tall tale spinner I’ll be late for dinner that is if I even show if I were reconciled I’d stay a long while but for now I’m on the go see as long as I’m amountin’ to nothin’ I’m countin’ every mile I tow cause she has a way of finding me out she has a way of finding me out so forgive this actor this small crowd attractor and all of the money he owes by my estimation we’re fit for creation and fortunes from finery row in the badlands and flatlands a little rock n’ roll band stares out their van windows at all the vast landscapes to which they escape with thousands of miles to go cause she has a way of finding me out she has a way of finding me out so the cables are tangled and the tambourine jangles with every seam in the road and just like you’d guess without randomness this wheel shall explode but back home I envision the key, the ignition they hover and loom in my mind when your willpower fails you the cure for what ails you is the forgiving kind cause she has a way of finding me out she has a way of finding me out oh, and I want her to find me I want to be found yes, I beg her to find me oh, how I want to be found so as long as I’m leading two lives I’m pleading for her to bear with me and I know that’s not fair but I bet that she cares enough to at least wait and see so it’s 'mind your own business' but can I get a witness? I’m telling you all that I know with what little know-how I’m doing my best now making it up as I go
2.
California 02:42
California here I go now to California see me awash in the sun and the sea nevermind my mere misfortune in the land of opportunity all my fears will be forgotten all my dreams will be redeemed once I get to California eat the fruit right off the tree last night I dreamed of California stars hanging low and bright in the sky just like diamonds down from heaven California diamond mine all my fears will be forgotten all my dreams will be redeemed once I get to California eat the fruit right off the tree California, dream machine igniting on and offscreen carry me in your slipstream to your milk and honey all my fears, may they be forgotten all my dreams, may they be redeemed once I get to California eat the fruit right off the tree once I get to California eat the fruit right off the tree
3.
Somewhere Else Tonight I’ve been working seven days a week wish I had a sabbath to observe one day I’ll vanish from these streets if I ever build up the nerve you see I am weary but I’m restless I got a mind to take flight so if we leave right now we could be somewhere else tonight what if all my childhood dreams came true? my adolescent fantasies intact maybe I should have shed them long ago never can convince myself to stop looking back you see I am weary but I’m restless I got a mind to take flight so if we leave right now we could be somewhere else tonight but honestly all these thoughts that ail me don’t outweigh my fear of failing so let’s just admit to ourselves we’re not going anywhere besides you know I’m no good with a map and the traveling would set us back and besides I’m resigned to simply wait and see entrusting my fate to the hands of destiny to take care of me but I recall my reocurring dream the one where I am driving at high speeds but I’m confined to the back seat reaching for the wheel as I veer off of the street you gotta get scared to get courageous and I sure am scared, alright but if we leave right now we could be somewhere else tonight yes, if we leave right now we could be somewhere else tonight
4.
Sourwood 07:30
Sourwood Sourwood Mountain, church bells ringin’ hitch a ride at the foot of the hill all green and serene like heaven where you get the impression time stands still where the grandfather pine trees tower over homes where the fence lines cower we’ve both lived here since we were children I get the feeling that feels so fulfillin’ seedlings and saplings sproutin’ greetings from Sourwood Mountain now one day a stranger arrived here no one had ever seen him before and he told me I lived for nothing as if he knew what I should live for I shook my head and dismissed him and went on my merry way up through the forested side of the water under the newly harvested sky so by nightfall I was exhausted with the glass and smoke sealed around my eyes and she swore to herself, “I’ve had it I won’t live on with these habits I’ve made my decision I’m gonna get myself free from Sourwood Mountain.” so just as the engine engages its pistons she was firing off down the road in that old car her parents bought her it was the only thing she owned heading east as the engine died she hung her head in her hands and cried with all green prairies around her engulfing her heart in the vastness and size she prayed to the crucified wires she was afraid to dare look at the time and she swore with her hands on the dashboard “I will reach my destination,” and she spoke to me in my dream it went something like, “now when your hammer’s all wet in the morning I imagine you’ll long for me and you’ll wonder where I am going as you try to thwart your own rusting to the sound of the faucet leaking and all your lost opportunities I’m staring across the water the carpenter’s daughter at the torch of liberty as you stagger to the foundry I’m entering the Holland Tunnel as the moon gives way to the sun you’ll toil away while I seize the day forgettin’ Sourwood Mountain.” now, I wish you could see me back through the thicket the lanes narrowing back to our door under the moonlight glowing rolling cigarettes on the porch feel my weak lungs breathing inside you with tobacco on my tongue as you forget about me as you forget about me I admit you don’t get what you merit forfeiting your vision to the local bars like a sentry maintains their station you are always on your guard, but by what means could I persuade you to leave a trail of crumbs please tell me how to make you happy please tell me how to get you home: she said, “just like a baby bird waits for its mother I knew you would wait for me to return to our nest by tomorrow making sure you got food to eat but what kind of man does that make you to rely on me is such a way? I should crown you the prince of pity still for every ill will I feed you I could love you all the same I have no right to name you I have no right to cloak you in shame above all know I love you and all will be forgiven still I do not see myself returnin’ to Sourwood Mountain.” Sourwood Mountain, I can spin a tale in my drunken revelry all wrought with confidence over a brimming sea of insecurities now I’m watching the county clerk lower the American flag all bright and sober I'm outside the courthouse rendered so weak I've surrendered any chance to be with her I fear I'll never bridge that river don’t worry, I’m not worried
5.
Cross You Bear don’t you know that you are home to me? why should I choose to leave? I could stay here just as easily call me if you need anything when the front door cries, ’I’m lonely,’ the screen door screams, ‘I’m scared.’ I was delivered under your good care don’t let me become the cross you bear out the window of that rolling train the wildflowers speak your name as my phone roams in and out of range the clouds look like they want to rain over these small town cemeteries their lives and stories buried I was delivered under your good care don’t let me become the cross you bear so here’s to hopin’ we can fix what’s broken we can become what we want to be cause I know you’re thinkin with your wet eyes blinkin’ but darling won’t you raise your glass with me? I wish I knew what I came here for watching the rain pour half drunk amongst these either-ors lost souls received through the revolving door and I’m just like that falling rain a stranger without a name I was delivered under your good care don’t let me become the cross you bear
6.
Giver of Life can a man not find asylum? does the sabbath morning stand for next to nothing now? Amanda, won’t you bring me some water? oh, giver of life won’t you give it to me I’m not worried cause I know you’ll be there for me at work I was sweating pipes in some crawl space full of apprehension when unbeknownst to me she deemed me helplessly dependent and wanting ways to salvage this I wagered a guess our dreams are the keys and obstructions to our happiness so your hazel eyes appeared to me in visions of offbeat beauty your shaking voice did concede you had something to tell me and as you tried to find the words I understood before I heard and I knew that I must find you then and made my way outside out into the sunset’s glare in that muddy yard I gasped for air I was as helpless as the day I was born Amanda, I need you more than ever oh giver of life, won’t you give it to me I’m not worried cause I know you’ll be there for me so I’m home late from work and Lord knows you’re late too Amanda, it looks like we’ll be late forever but that’s ok, a family sticks together yeah, that ok, I pray our family sticks together
7.
Carpenter’s Daughter I fell in love with the carpenter’s daughter and ever since I haven’t been the same from the start there was something about her calling out my name I explained to her how I worry how so many fears plague my mind how the world seems in such a hurry leaving me behind she says to me, “love, don’t you worry for what good will worrying do?” I say to her, “I fear I’m not worthy of loving you.” let tomorrow worry about tomorrow for today has trouble of its own you and I, let us not be nervous let us be of service as life unfolds I never knew what love could offer I never knew what love can do she says to me, “love has no author except me and you.” I fell in love with the carpenter’s daughter
8.
Ohio 04:57
Ohio Ohio, I’m making my way back through these roads back through these hills down to my home everything looks just the same somehow it seems everything changed Ohio Ohio, I’m gone with the spring and back with the fall the boy with the map no one can draw I thought you might still be my friend I thought you might take me in Ohio, Ohio Ohio, take these blues Ohio, suffer no fools I woke up on the west coast with the midwest on my mind wondering if these lows I’ve felt will ever get me high Ohio, don’t you see the light is blinding I flew out on the redeye to get back where I belong by Cincinnati I was blind on account of the dawn Ohio, right these wrongs Ohio, soon’s too long I have a mind to unearth every diamond I can find mining every avenue and hanging power line Ohio, break my heart take me back to the start I still don’t know the difference between what I want and dream but I think that I can finally tell the flowers from the weeds yes, I think that I can finally tell the flowers from the weeds
9.
Good Intentions all she wanted from him was a little attention but all she ever got from him was good intentions talk is cheap and cheap love is easy find it without looking but the real thing is rare and oh so seldom when you find it find a way to keep it all he wanted to say he found a way to say it but all the things he meant to do somehow he’d always delay them talk is cheap and cheap love is easy find it without looking but the real thing is rare and oh so seldom when you find it find a way to keep it talk is cheap and cheap love is easy find it without looking but the real thing is rare and oh so seldom when you find it find a way to keep it when you find it find a way to keep it

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released August 17, 2018

performed by Adam Remnant with
Jesse Remnant: bass guitar on 2,7, 9 / harmony vocals on 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9
Ryan Stolte-Sawa: violin on 1, 2, 4, 8, 9 / harmony vocals on 1, 2
Jon Helm: drums on 2, 7
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Matt Emmons: organ on 7
Amanda Remnant: harmony vocal on 9
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Recorded & mixed by Adam Remnant at home
Mastering by Carl Saff
Album art by Adam Remnant

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Adam Remnant is a singer-songwriter of the folk & rock variety from Ohio.

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