Black Trees

by Julie Kathryn

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Album out August 27, 2013.

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released August 27, 2013

Produced by Felix McTeigue and Drew Guido.

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Julie Kathryn New York, New York

“Audrey Hepburn meets Joni Mitchell”

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Track Name: Black Trees
I met you on the fourth of July
Wondering why you were alone
Firecrackers lit up the sky, you looked in my eyes
our sadness collided

Like a waking dream, you’re everything I believe
Your memory hangs between this world and me
Like a waking dream, you’re in everything I see

I see…
Black trees on a pale sky
You and I are dancing eye to eye
Black trees and a silver moon
Night had just begun and morning came too soon

You were born of my deepest truth
In my fading youth I loved you so much
You are burned on walls of my eyes
Every word that I write, every day every night

Like a waking dream, you’re everything I believe
Your memory hangs between this world and me
Like a waking dream, you’re in everything I see

I see…
Black trees on a pale sky
You and I are dancing eye to eye
Black trees and a silver moon
Night had just begun and morning came too soon

I see…
Black trees on a pale sky
You and I are dancing eye to eye
Black trees and a silver moon
Night had just begun and morning came too soon
I see…
Black trees on a pale sky
You and I are dancing eye to eye
Black trees and a silver moon
Night had just begun and morning came too soon.
Track Name: Windfall (feat. Ari Hest)
Now and then, it keeps you runnin', never seems to die.
Trail spent with fear not enough livin' on the outside.
Never seem to get far enough, stayin' in between the lines,
Hold on to what you can, waitin' for the end, not knowin' when,

May the wind take your troubles away
may the wind take your troubles away
Both feet on the floor, two hands on the wheel
May the wind take your troubles away.

Tryin to make it far enough, to the next time zone
Few and far between past the midnight hour,
You never feel alone, you're really not alone.

Switchin it over to AM, searchin' for a truer sound
Can't recall the call letters, steel guitar and settle down
Catchin' an all night station, somewhere in Louisiana
Sounds like 1963 but for now, sounds like heaven.

May the wind take your troubles away
May the wind take your troubles away
Both feet on the floor, two hands on the wheel
May the wind take your troubles away.

May the wind take your troubles away
May the wind take your troubles away
Track Name: Nightingale
you’re in the trees
and in the falling leaves
singing sweet and high
teardrops fall
underneath it all
you are broken and you don’t know why

you are my nightingale
you’re too fragile to fly
you are so timid and frail
frightened by the sky
frightened by the sky

you sing hallelujah
what’s it doing to you
singing sweet so long
they brutalize you
and then I find you
sleeping in the shadow of the dawn

you are my nightingale
you’re too fragile to fly
you are so timid and frail
frightened by the sky
frightened by …

I was broken down when you found me here
On the cold hard ground, under that diamond field
I was broken down, you rescued me
You mended my wings, and you made me believe

you are my nightingale
you’re too fragile to fly
you are so timid and frail
frightened by the sky
frightened by the sky
frightened by the sky
Whoa whoa oh oh oh…

[You are my nightingale…
Too fragile to fly…
You are my nightingale…
You are so timid, so timid…
Fly… Sky…]
Track Name: Blue Car
Written by Greg Brown

I’m driving my blue car baby
Down from the mountain so high
I’m driving my blue car baby
Down from the mountain so high
I’m driving my blue car baby
Coming down and gonna say goodbye

The sunrise is a miracle
But it can’t hold a candle to you
The sunrise is a miracle
But it can’t hold a candle to you
Do you remember them rides in my blue car
Back when it was brand new

Well it’s a good old car
But the clutch is a little loose
And the brakes are screaming
A song called what’s the use
But it’s good for one more trip
One more trip to you

Oh the lightning’s meant to strike
The tall pine trees
And the birds are meant to cry
And wheel in the breeze
Ah But some things baby
I guess they just ain’t meant to be

When I get back up on the mountain
I’ll close my door against the wind
When I get back up on the mountain
I’ll close my door against the wind
I’ll park my old blue car
I might fall down the mountain
But I will never fall in love (with you) again

I’m driving my blue car baby
Down from the mountain so high
I’m driving my blue car baby
Down from the mountain so high
I’m driving my blue car baby
Coming down and gonna say goodbye
Track Name: Johnny
I clap my hands at the break of day
Hug my children, watch ‘em play
Their sunken eyes and baggy clothes

I ain’t seen rain in a month or more
I’m gonna smile like I did before
Dust was in the air and in our home.

Johnny says we should just head west
Leave Oklahoma for the road
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Let’s leave this dusty town for the coast

Big dust cloud, we live and breathe
Pretend that we have enough to eat
Johnny said we’re losing the farm

The crops are gone, the land is dead
And they’re taking all that we have left
The tractor, the horses and the barn

Johnny says we should just head west
Leave Oklahoma for the road
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Lets leave this dusty town for the coast

The dust in my eyes is burnin’
Deep down my soul’s been hurtin’
Oh please don’t fail me now
So if I die or disappear
Jesus, just don’t leave me here tonight.

Oh Johnny…

We pack our bags with clothes and books
And wait in the dark, no one’s looking
Hop in the back of a cargo train

The children say they’re scared and I say
Hold your tears, almost there
California’s not so far away.

Johnny says we should just head west
Leave Oklahoma for the road
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Lets leave this dusty town for the coast
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Lets leave this dusty town for the coast.
Track Name: Emotionally Yours
Come baby, find me, come baby, remind me of where I once begun.
Come baby, show me, show me you know me, tell me you're the one.
I could be learning, you could be yearning to see behind closed doors.
But I will always be emotionally yours.

Come baby, rock me, come baby, lock me into the shadows of your heart.
Come baby, teach me, come baby, reach me, let the music start.
I could be dreaming but I keep believing you're the one I'm living for.
And I will always be emotionally yours.

It's like my whole life never happened,
When I see you, it's as if I never had a thought.
I know this dream, it might be crazy,
But it's the only one I've got.

Come baby, shake me, come baby, take me, I would be satisfied.
Come baby, hold me, come baby, help me, my arms are open wide.
I could be unraveling wherever I'm traveling, even to foreign shores.
But I will always be emotionally yours.
Track Name: Underground
I am drunk on whiskey
And I am half your age
I would do anything
If you just let me stay

My ivory tower
Has fallen down and I’m
Gonna stay here
Underground
Underground.

I spent all my money
At the bar again tonight
But give me something for my pain
I’ll make it worth your while

My ivory tower
Has fallen down and I’m
Gonna stay here
Underground
Underground.
Underground.

In the morning my face looks strange
The pieces don't fit anymore
I pretend that nothing has changed
I am who I was before
I am who I was before

I try to look away from you
The blanket scratches my skin
I feel my body shaking
I watch the grey room spinning

My ivory tower
Has fallen down and I’m
Gonna stay here
Underground.
My ivory tower
Has fallen down and I’m
Gonna stay here
Underground.
Underground.
Underground
Track Name: Turquoise Blue
Been down this road so many times
But soon, I know you’ll be mine
I’ve been down this road so many times before

The worn carpet is turquoise blue
The flickering lights remind me of you
I’m all in, and I’m gonna see it through

You are like a dream to me now
You’re an angel in white, I don’t know how
You see right through to my soul
You’re all that I want, you’re all that I want to know

Last time, I had a dead man’s hand
I been waiting to try again
The last time, I had a dead man’s hand

The worn carpet is turquoise blue
And the flickering lights remind me of you
The die is cast, and I’m gonna see it through

You are like a dream to me now
You’re an angel in white, I don’t know how
You see right through to my soul
You’re all that I want, you’re all that I know

You are like a dream to me now
You’re an angel in white, I don’t know how
You see right through to my soul
You’re all that I want, you’re all that I want to know.
Track Name: The Coast (Fast Johnny)
I clap my hands at the break of day
Hug my children, watch ‘em play
Their sunken eyes, baggy clothes

I ain’t seen rain in a month or more
I’m gonna smile like I did before
Dust was in the air and in our home.

Johnny says we should just head west
Leave Oklahoma for the road
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Leave this dusty town the coast

Big dust cloud, we live and breathe
Pretend that we have enough to eat
But Johnny said we’re losing the farm

The crops are gone, land is dead
They’re taking all that we have left
The tractor, the horses and the barn

Johnny says we should just head west
Leave Oklahoma for the road
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Let’s leave this dusty town the coast

Remember you wrote my name in stones
By the river’s edge at the break of dawn
We were young and the world was big
And you promised me everything
Johnny…

We pack our bags with clothes and books
And wait in the dark, no one’s looking
Hop in the back of a cargo train

The children say they’re scared, I say
Hold your tears, almost there
California’s not so far away.

Johnny says we should just head west
Leave Oklahoma for the road
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Let’s leave this dusty town for the coast, yeah
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Leave this dusty town for the coast.
Track Name: In My Dreams
To have and to hold, from this day I’m told
I’ll hold you like the sky holds the stars
We’ll dance in that starlight that falls on city streets
I wish I could make you complete

In my dreams, we were always understanding one another
Even when we disagreed.
In my dreams, we were always understanding;
And I could not have guessed you’d be my nemesis
In the morning

Stories unfolded and you told me yours
I was lucky to hear your words.
Now our story’s evolving, we’re spinning and revolving
Why does matrimony make you cry?

In my dreams, we were always understanding one another
Even when we disagreed.
In my dreams, we were always understanding
And I could not have guessed you’d be my nemesis
In the morning

I told you I love you, I hope there’s God above to
Take away this pain and teach us how to love
You told me you loved me, now I hope there’s a God for us.

In my dreams, we were always understanding one another
Even when we disagreed.
In my dreams, we were always understanding
And I could not have guessed you’d be my nemesis
In the morning

In My Dreams…