Direction

by Colleen Brown

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Recorded in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Toronto Ontario, Los Angeles CA, and Colleen's Edmonton Alberta attic.

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released March 16, 2015

Produced by Joel Plaskett, Raymond Richards, and Colleen Brown

All songs written by Colleen Brown, 2014

Tracks 1, 2, 5 - Recorded in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada with Joel Plaskett, Thomas Stajcer engineer. Mixed by Joel Plaskett. Vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass (2) by Colleen Brown. Drums, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, organ, bass (5), BG vocal by Joel Plaskett; bass (1) by Brodie Peterson.

Tracks 3, 6, 7 - Recorded in Los Angeles, California, USA with Raymond Richards, Mike Post engineer. Mixed by Ben Leggett. Vocals, guitar, keys, bass (3, 6) by Colleen Brown. Drums/Percussion - Franck Fiser; Lead guitar and bass (7) - Raymond Richards; Horns – Eric Hargett, David Pittel.

Tracks 4, 8 - Recorded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Taylor Kernohan engineer. Strings recorded by Scott Franchuk. Mixed by Taylor Kernohan. Viola and String Arrangement by Moni Mathew. Cello by Ian Woodman.

Track 9 – Recorded in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada by Colleen Brown. Additional engineering by Layne L’Heureux.

Mastered by J Lapointe

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Colleen Brown Edmonton, Alberta

Often compared to Heart and Joni Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown writes folk-pop songs about love, fate, and psychic retooling. The Globe and Mail declares “The talents of this musician shine like a beacon. Her boldly written originals… have the good bones and great melodic rhythm of classic big-screen pop songs” ... more

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Track Name: Lead Me On
1 - Lead Me On
You can Lead Me On anytime
You can call my number
Fall into a slumber and I’ll hold the line
You can do anything that you want
You can Lead Me On oh anytime
You know I love ya
You know I’d do anything
You know I kiss ya in my sleep
You know I need you, I feel you through and through and through
You can Lead Me On oh anytime
And I’ll follow where you lead
Yes I’ll follow
I’ll follow where you lead
Yes I’ll follow
You know you look so good
When I draw you up on paper
But that’s misleading
Wasn’t true then and it never will be later
You can Lead Me On anytime
You can call my number
Fall into a slumber and I’ll hold the line
You can do anything that you want
You can Lead Me On oh anytime And I’ll follow where you lead
Yes I’ll follow…
Track Name: Soap and Denim
Soap and Denim
Clean and pleasant scent
Hanging on my sweater and your skin
You’re in my bedroom
But only in my dreams
And oh how I wish that you were present
Soap and Denim
Brush against my arm
Brush against my lips
Brush again with danger but I can handle it
Cuz I’m ready again…
Ready to fall in
Soap and Denim
Might be heaven
It’s a simple kind of beauty
Hard and soft, blue and you
I know that you’re sailing in it
But I won’t be content until it’s off Wash up over me
Wash up on a beach
Wash those words right out of my mouth
Cuz I’m ready again…
Ready to fall in
Track Name: Moncton Flight 179
3 - Moncton, Flight 179
Didn’t sleep in Moncton, I flew all through the night
Dreamed my way through the clouds over patchwork fields
Back in her sights
Her cement arms
To carry me along, along, along, along
All this traveling
Has me wondering if wandering (wondering) is my calling
And I sit still, but I’m still moving
When I dream big, am I just dreaming
Walking down that long hall, a Montreal
Eyes closed, legs advancing
Hurry-hurry, hurry-hurry, hurry-hurry
Hurry-hurry on the two way beams
Flight 1-7-9 is leaving Omens aside
To die to die to die is for the weary
I search inside, and I still have
I have a thirst for, I have a thirst for living
And I may sit still, but I’m still moving
When I dream big, am I just dreaming
When I sit still, am I still moving
When I dream big, am I just dreaming
Am I just dreaming
And I sit still, but I’m still moving
And I dream big, am I just, am I just, am I dreaming
Track Name: Direction
I set east to find some purpose
And I found it
I went west on the next train
Direction isn’t up or down
Direction’s not a place at all
Only forward, forward or backward
Direction, Direction
Even when I didn’t know
Even when I couldn’t go home… Been a fog all around me
Didn’t leave in the morning
Didn’t clear in the nighttime
Just made me heavy
I went south for some vacation
I went north for capitalism
I didn’t make money and I didn’t get even
Direction isn’t up or down
Direction’s not a place at all
Only forward, forward or backward
Direction, Direction
Even when I didn’t know
Even when I couldn’t go home…
There was snow and there was water
Distractions calling for my body
Oh…
Direction, Direction
Even when I didn’t know
Even when I couldn’t go home…
Track Name: Randy Newman
Sunny summer, stammering stunner
Sitting here beside me
I don’t know ya, but I love, I love, I love, I love to hear ya
Singing Randy Newman in my ear
Singing Randy Newman in my ear, uh huh
Singing Randy Newman in my ear
Singing Randy Newman in my ear, uh huh
Satellites and circumstances
Keep us circling, floorless dancers
I can’t hold ya, but I love, I love, I love, I love to hear ya
Singing Randy Newman in my ear…
I don’t know ya, but I love, I love, I love, I love to hear ya
Singing Randy Newman in my ear…
Track Name: The Cost
You’ll pay a price for happiness, for happiness, for happiness
You’ll pay a price for happiness, somewhere down the line
Trade one heartache for another, for another, for another
Trade one heartache for another, for another down the line
Getting ahead is a lie
You can only ever be where you are
And here may shift and change beneath your feet Just as your closest friends become the ones you meet
You’ll pay a price for happiness, for happiness, for happiness
You’ll pay a price for happiness, somewhere down the line
Trade one heartache for another, for another, for another
Trade one heartache for another, for another down the line
Choose where you’ll settle
Choose how much you’ll strive for
Choose how far you’ll drive to retrieve something you’ve lost
Cuz zero is the bullseye
Zero is the centre
Zero is the whole
And outside of that is The Cost
You will pay a price for happiness, for happiness, for happiness
You’ll pay a price for happiness, somewhere down the line
Trade one heartache for another, for another, for another
Trade one heartache for another, for another down the line
Cuz zero is the bullseye
Zero is the centre
Zero is the whole
And outside of that, that is The Cost
Track Name: Don't Forget About Me (When You Know Who You Are)
Drove through the night South winter road
Trucks in the ditch
Jack-knifed loads
And you’re a far away dream
And you’re a dimming star
But Don’t Forget About Me When You Know Who You Are
Twenty-some years
Is rarely enough
To run your whole course
And to fill your own cup
Big Dipper points a path high and far
But Don’t Forget About Me When You Know Who You Are
Stimulate in every Direction
But I feel, but I feel, but I feel
You like my own part
Please don’t stray too far
And Don’t Forget About Me When You Know… Who You Are
Track Name: Come To Arizona
Come to Arizona
You won’t be sorry that you did
There’ll be people all around A crowd to camouflage the feelings you want kept hid
Oh Come To Arizona
The sun will make you all carefree
And the songs you hear ‘bout love
Will just be yet another song
Sung too perfectly on key
And songs about the blues
Won’t get you down to your work boots
Oh Come To Arizona
Come, come, come
Back home we both have friends
And every day we both depend on old routines
They’ve lost their luster, past their due
And I can see it makes you feel heavy in your heart
Where you used to smile and dance
And make everyone feel brand new
So Come To Arizona
Oh it’s warm where you have turned cold
And there’s things here I could show you
That you surely ain’t been told
Tell your boss that you are through
And I will tell the plane to hold
We’ll make new again connections (That) Grow old
Come To Arizona
Come, come, come…
Track Name: I Asked In The Night
I Asked In The Night and in the morning it was on my pillow
The answer to the questions that I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
Should I fly over the land and over the ocean
Or should I stay in the arms, in the arms of one I love
I Asked In The Night and in the morning it was on my pillow
The answer to the questions that I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
Should I search, overturn rocks and map out the forest
Or should I tether to the dirt and sow seeds of my own
I Asked In The Night and in the morning it was on my pillow
The answer to the questions that I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
Should I keep rambling on in the wind, like plastic bags or tumbleweeds
Or should I hold on tight, on tight, on tight to hearth and home
I Asked In The Night and in the morning it was on my pillow