Cold Chocolate

by Cold Chocolate

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1.
02:53
I begin to say what I don't mean Is there any way that that wasn't me Operator, can you hear me Can you please just come and take me Farther than I am from here Darling please, can we just go back in time Just believe it's better down the line Take me back, back to just before I'll come in less weary from the road
2.
In every nook and cranny I see all the things that I forgot to say In every town and every barroom all those things they still get in my way And every time that whistle cries they know that I Will just be on my way, hey One by one I count the suns that measure each and every other day And every face is just a trace, that sun reminding I'm not hear to stay Oooooo
3.
I'm gonna let my memories take me I'm gonna walk my blues away But if I die before the sun goes down Won't you please forget my name I'm your jelly roll, I'm a rolling stone I will try to pretend that I don't hear the call of the road on my mind I'd be satisfied, I'd be satisfied With eyes that shine not painted lines and highway sings that pass the time I could double down, I could double down The booze would burn the whole thing down but way out there I'm homeward bound
4.
03:01
Well I went to a dance in downtown Birmingham Where the women shake it and the trumpets play the band Well you can't go wrong, it's no surprise, do the mash potato, kick the roof up high Won't you get up, get up, won't you get up now Well I sure do miss the times back in the day I'd harmonize that second line all day Now I'm steppin' out while I'm steppin' in, one foot down and I'm sinkin' in Can I get up, get up, can I get up now Well I shoulda stuck with it, blown my horn out loud Coulda joined a band and made my mama proud In hindsight I can see it now, what to do next time around And I can get up, get up, I can get up now Well I went to a dance in downtown Birmingham Where the women shake it and the trumpets play the band In hindsight I can see it now, what to do next time around And I can get up, get up, I can get up now
5.
03:27
I turn my head towards the door Try to be nothing at all I grab my shoes from the floor I can't remember it all (2x) I'm moving softly and sure Try to be nothing at all No time for reasons what for And I can't remember them all (2x) And maybe, I'll come back sometime soon But I can't say for sure I turn my head back once more Try to be nothing at all I say something no one will know And I can't remember it all (2x)
6.
03:48
Johnny stands up and stumbles He screams as he mumbles And down he falls, down to the floor His chair and his table, climb high as a mountain for more If you ask him to tell You the reason he fell It’s a girl, what else would it be His hand grips the throttle, the shifter the bottle you see Chorus: Poor circumstances, but he’s a romantic He fell in love with long black hair But she folded her hand and she left him to breathe his own air But that’s not the whole story If you would indulge me His willpower is his great flaw He masks his intentions inside of his friendships and all Well his heart is a magnet It’s fragile, but stagnant Till colors they enter the room His blood in a coil, his loyalties exit the room Chorus Bridge: With carbon flowing, face stops glowing On with all the windows closing On and on, he’ll leave his soul to you When his troubles arriving He shouldn’t be driving He says, “don’t worry, it’s happened before” A tip on the table, a tip of his hat, oh, once more As the rain starts to pouring The engine is roaring And counting, it grows to an end Polarity shifting, it’s pushing against, once again Chorus Bridge: (2x)
7.
I don’t know just what I’m saying I’m complicated and overrated I speak before I think about it I don’t hold on cause I can stand without it More up than down, more down than upside Down before I say to much, up against my love Oh won't you please tell me what I said I’ve got no charm to put my name to My smile’s convincing and overtakes you I set the earth in reverse rotation my Blood flow boiling in frustration More complex once you contemplate me And situate me and, oh, berate me These questions asked me and pressure cook me Overlook me and, oh, forsook me Well I don't know why I'm still here standing Free from screaming and reprimanding I fly real close to the sun real fast But not too close and not too fast
8.
04:01
Woke up feeling so alone, I can’t believe my eyes I’ll tell you once and I’ll tell you again my lies I’ll tell you once and I’ll tell you again my lies All the way down, and the way back down Gone away Try to think twice about speaking my mind but I’ve beaten myself dry I try to retract I try to subtract and divide I try to retract I try to subtract an divide Try again I, try to redirect my lines Try to try Bridge 1: Well I flip my coin, and it turns, and it turns And it falls, and it falls, to a bottomless axis I’m starting again, I fall There stands a boy his throat poised for a howl, not town at his feet to pry No listening ear, no simple advice to decide No listening ear, no simple advice to decide Where to turn now, where to run and where to hide Cry oh cry Bridge 2: Well I wanted to tell you, I was only Well I wanted to tell you, I was only Well I wanted to tell you, I want you to know that I’ve Worn a straight face for way too long I wanted to tell you, I was only Woke up feeling so alone, I can’t believe my eyes I’ll tell you once and I’ll tell you again my lies
9.
The doors are closed, the lights are lowed, the floor it grows It looks cold up there The distance vast, it’s inches long, it’s grabbing hold It looks cold up there Chorus: And she held out her music And she shook my silence The crowd around began to howl Behind us Hand over hand, overhand and underhand Opening eyes Striking sunlight into shadows of where we’re not allowed But where we often find ourselves
10.
03:37
Yelling at the traffic as they weave from side to side Just trying to get home The satellites keep pushing back the time I will arrive Just trying to get home Cooling down the engine as I hold you in my arms Ain’t no place like home Anger rage it fades away as you slow up my heart Ain’t no place like home And I won’t tell you no (3x) In a permanently relaxed state we watch the setting sun I love to lie beside you Talking and not talking on and on until the dawn Only interrupted by the times that you decide to come and Hold me in your arms (4x)
11.
Well I’m not here to fall in love And I’m not here to push and shove No I’m not here to do most anything at all Well I’m not here to call your name And I’m not here to fill your shame With words of tenderness to quell your pain Chorus: And I’m not asking for your love And I won’t beg the stars above No I’m not here to push and shove Well I’m not here to bring you flowers And I won’t wait for you for hours No that’s just not what I am here to do No I don’t understand your faces And I’m not one to tie your laces No that’s just not what I am here to do
12.
They're gonna tear down the grand old opry They're gonna tear down the sound that goes around our song They're gonna tear down the grand ole opry Another good thing, is done gone on, done gone on Well there were campers And there were busses Parked all around, where there used to be a door But that place Called the grand ole opry It just ain't there Just ain't there no more They're gonna tear down the grand old opry They're gonna tear down the sound that goes around our song They're gonna tear down the grand ole opry Another good thing, is done gone on, done gone on Right across from the wax museum they used to line up around the block From east Tennessee and back down home again All of a sudden there's nothing to do where there once was an awful lot Broad Street will never be the same They're gonna tear down the grand old opry They're gonna tear down the sound that goes around our song They're gonna tear down the grand ole opry Another good thing, is done gone on, done gone on I've been in love with the grand ole opry And I guess I have now for a good many years When I hear the grand ole opry It makes me sad that it's gonna disappear, gonna disappear

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Ethan Robbins - guitar, vocals
Kirsten Lamb - upright bass, vocals
James McIver - banjo, vocals
Ariel Bernstein - drums, vocals

Featuring tracks with:
Brendan Cooney - piano
Forrest O'Connor - mandolin

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released October 19, 2014

Engineered and Mixed by Ariel Bernstein
Mastered by Erick Jaskowiak
All songs written by Ethan Robbins, arranged by Cold Chocolate, except for Grand Ole Opry by John Hartford

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Cold Chocolate Boston, Massachusetts

Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Featuring Ethan Robbins on guitar, Ariel Bernstein on percussion, and backed by some of the root's music scene's finest players, this group from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond. ... more

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