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Direction

by Colleen Brown

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1.
Lead Me On 04:17
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…
2.
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
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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
4.
Direction 06:06
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…
5.
Randy Newman 03:23
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…
6.
The Cost 04:14
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
7.
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
8.
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…
9.
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

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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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