things i remember golden

by Heidi Spencer and the Rare Birds

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released 13 June 2014

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Heidi Spencer and the Rare Birds Milwaukee, Wisconsin

the rare birds are:

Heidi Spencer- vocals, guitar
Jesse Thayer- piano, harmony
Allen Cote- guitars
Dave Gelting- contrabass
Bill Curtis- percussion

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Track Name: solar lights and the shining
in the morning when you rise
who's your sight for sore eyes
in the evening when you sigh
who comes to mind
and isn't it divine, is it divine by design

love you flirt you flicker flatter
you love me all the time
somewhere in the hills
my heart is still
can you hear it pining, can you hear it pining for thrill

***solar lights and the shining
the weather and the lighting
we find each other distracting
i think that covers everything

love you're up you're down you're jumping
you're sexy out of line
love we said it many times
love we're out our minds
and isn't it divine, is it devine by design
Track Name: chasing stars
you have a flashlight i lost
my power shine shine
shine so i can find you in
this water rising in my mind

you have a drink i lost
my spirit somewhere
somewhere went out for
some air and left me here

you have some matches i lost
my fire embers
embers falling like a fury
i follow off in the night

(bridge) just like a stray cat
i ended up in your yard
you asked what i was doing
i said something strange
i am chasing stars made
out of glass and they are breaking
my heart open i'm in
love

you have a car i lost
my drive just like
a movie you arrived
in time and you let me call you mine
Track Name: the river
something scurried along the fence
and there's something else that can not rest
how unsettling is this cold
and we will do to keep warm
all the squirrels turn into mice
a different year a different vice

***i dream of a river when i'm thirsty in my sleep
mind over scattered papers to my knees
and they keep coming to finish what i started

in a year overgrown with don'ts and dew
i'll bury things here i will not move
i won't tell a soul will you
and you'll water this earth when i'm blue
i'll bury my heart here too
this frozen dirt needs tending to

***i dream of a river when i'm thirsty in my sleep
mind over scattered papers to my knees
and they keep coming to finish what i started

(bridge) sweep, sweep my words for lines i haven't heard
clear the roads for people i haven't known
i am not your stepping stone

***i dream of a river when i'm thirsty in my sleep
mind over scattered papers to my knees
and they keep coming to finish what i started
Track Name: paper boats
you get your way
and i adore
your signature play

and i enjoy
a brandy and hay
and the off things you say
i could ask for no more
i could ask for no more

man i could go
for a beer
delivered to my door
i could ask for no more
i could ask for no more

(bridge) it's a good idea
sending paper boats
down sidewalk streams
in used raincoats

and when it snows
and i'm not around
you paint the town
and keep it home
and keep it home

with the sound of trains
in the distant night
shaking the floor
you could ask for no more
you could ask for no more
Track Name: the improbable
let's just start somewhere in the middle of the pile
in the corner of the room is not yours to burn
that is mine
that is mine
that is mine

make this place shimmer from the bottom up
sweep under the rug all that we love
to hide
to hide
to hide

all that we done, all that we done
all that we blown over someone

shy away slyly back
into your turtle shell back to the water way
to wade
to wade
to wade

don't go far, don't go far
or the improbable will fade

please be gentle please be light
hearted like birds in flight
as they glide
they glide
glide

how far we've come, how far we've come
all that be blown over someone
over someone
all that we blown over someone
over someone
Track Name: warming up the car
you fold and you retire
you're warming up the car
you're already leaving
you're already late
you're all for living up to date

*****i know how it is
when love becomes your star
and you lose everything you are

you're all together sound
all around is new
out with the old
miserable you
no matter who came through

*****i know how it is
when love becomes your star
and you lose everything you are

(bridge) and i don't want to burn
any more bridges
suspended over mud
all because you get stuck
between people and your gut

*****i know how it is
when love becomes your star
and you lose everything you are
Track Name: dear resilience
i fall right back into places i've already been
i keep believing my friend will come back
dear stranger this is all so familiar

as i walk
these city streets
and my own ghost laughs at me

dear resilience, i am alone
i'm a little window in a museum
i'm opened up to the back of the room
ah-ha, ah-ha, ah-ha

black slips come to mind i wish i had done better
people drawn back to colors of the dawn
old lines and safety pins keeping me together

as i walk
these city streets
and my own ghost sings to me

dear resilience, you are alone
you're a little window in a museum
you're opened up to the back of the room
ah-ha, ah-ha, ah-ha

stars linger around way too long
they should fall faster too the ground
long story stills me to stone isn't that profound

as i walk
these city streets
and my own ghost laughs at me

dear resilience, i am alone
i'm a little window in a museum
i'm opened up to the back of the room
ah-ha, ah-ha, ah-ha
Track Name: the hallway
enter down this hallway
and hold on for your dear life
i see you never giving up

look behind you i will remind you
i have your back but don't go backwards
you don't change your mind over night

****am i as miserable as you
but a little more blue
i was green with opportunity
and envious in lieu
am i as miserable as you

it all depends on when you ask me
how deep it's buried how bad it burns
how much i thank you how much i drank

strange we meet under these needs
to be amused to make amends
i can continue to pretend

****i'm as miserable as you
but a little more blue
i'm green with opportunity
and envious in lieu
i'm as miserable as you
Track Name: two saloon ghosts
two saloon ghosts sitting in a row
waiting for us in Trempealeau
we get so wild we get so deep
morning comes early and we will leave

two saloon ghosts play poker and smoke
wager their lives as a joke
aces and ashes mean all the same thing
all hands are out for the taking

two saloon ghosts play hide and seek
open fields and mud and rain
run with us, our guest, unseen
we have no dirty laundry to clean

(bridge) two saloon ghosts play hookie from house
bored of walking through walls and waltzing down halls
lighting the dark when the chandeliers burn out

the night is young, the moon is low
waiting for us in Trempealeau
two saloon ghosts with nowhere to go
it's a sad turnout for a hell of a show
Track Name: standing next to a diamond
out the window of a train, tree lines forever
all the kitchen table lights sort of blend together
(but) in this picture i can still feel the weather

it's the kind of cold makes you too numb to care
the coffee is warm but the whiskey's right there
i'm standing next to a diamond in the middle of nowhere

this is one in a million
things i remember golden
memory's a luxury leaves a little room for delusion

like a theater dark on monday,in a room designed for you
there's a grand piano and your chosen muse
i'm on the verge of something true

in the drizzle in the snow
i always try to get back to this moon
the sky is only thing i know, hasn't changed

the devil's in the details and i forget names
i still see faces in dreams
it's funny the things that used to keep me from sleeping

don't stay out, you, too late don't stay up all night
i've been taking all your good advice
push a button and we will remember this

pictures say a thousand words
words we say cannot be seen
if you blink an eye you just might miss something

and there is much to be learned
your dog taught me something i didn't know
i wouldn't know it for years
i am not alone in this world
i am not alone in this world
i'm standing next to a diamond in the middle of nowhere