Carolina

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  • Carolina - U.S. Version - Limited Edition Compact Disc 2016

    U.S. version limited to 500 copies. The sixth studio album from the band Spain on CD. Includes digital download. Signed by Josh Haden.

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1.
04:48
Tennessee You brought me up You brought me up You brought me up Can it be She brought me down She brought me down She brought me down I’m a child of history And I see And I see 1875 Was the year We really tried She wanted to settle down I’m a fool I stayed around Then the McAllisters came in They took our land They took our land Mrs. McAllister She said, “Here’s my bed Here’s my bed Here’s my bed” Mr. McAllister has sent Fifteen men His very best We can reach the Missouri line If we take The 155 Mrs. McAllister’s with me Can’t you see Can’t you see Can’t you see
2.
The Depression It ruined us It ruined us It ruined us The Depression It ruined us It ruined us It ruined us Oh Marilyn Everything When the market crashed Our hopes were dashed We lost everything Everything When the winter came We lost everything Couldn’t afford to stay Oh Marilyn We’d really like to keep you in Oh Marilyn We’d really like to keep you in Memories Disparate memories Of New York In the 1930s Memories Of the frozen lake And the way we tried To keep her safe Oh Marilyn There was no one left at home to let you in Oh Marilyn There was no one left at home to let you in
3.
04:35
How did we End up here In the heart of Beverly Hills Apologies Apologies I meant to call You right back On the phone I never did I was trying I was trying There was a witness There was a witness Up at the top Of the stairs There’s a wake The party’s all there I hear laughing I hear laughing Colors flow From below That’s the show The one we chose We were denied We were denied There was a witness There was a witness
4.
02:38
I don't want to fight your war tonight Put away all your guns and knives I am waiting Lorelei I don't want to see the streets tonight I am so weary and so tired I am waiting Lorelei Violence holds The scene below People act out their paces Go through their places Burn all the traces We alone Carry forth We are two so despite what you do Despite what you see Don't give up We're gonna be free Lorelei Lorelei Lorelei Lorelei
5.
One last look Before the coal Rustling brook In Farmington One last look Before I run One last dream Before the soot Drifts through the seam Trembles underfoot One last dream Before the dirt One last kiss Before the hill Bursts through the mist Little Dunkard Mill One last kiss I love you still
6.
03:15
Come to me In my hour of need There will be Redemption and peace Come to me Come to me Come to me In the storm There was lightning again Never thought That the earth would be the same New Year’s Eve Is a dream Eternally recurring Come to me Come to me Come to me Come to me Outside it’s cold In the stifling heat And it’s warm Inside where the icicles meet They say that we need All the rain we can get They say our survival Could end in this desert And when the rain finally Falls from the sky The palm trees collapse Cause the land is so dry Water deep Floods the streets And the houses all slide The houses divide Come to me In my hour of need
7.
Three o’clock in the morning Snowing and I can’t go home Coming down in Kingston Christmas Eve the roads are closed Just like Walter Gibson Knowing what the Shadow knows And on their way From Saratoga They burned our fields They burned our homes Candy shop quartet Free coffee and chocolate Dreaming of the pine needles Waiting for my next set Hallucinating wonders Drying out like Benedict And on their way From Saratoga They burned our fields They burned our homes They burned our homes They burned our homes Commander of the troops I tried to capture Bemis Heights Talking in tongues They couldn’t get to me on time Forced to retreat I turned and ran to safety in the pines And on their way From Saratoga They burned our fields They burned our homes
8.
04:59
The pain she felt when she came home And found he wasn’t all alone The pain it was too much for one to bear She cried out and yelled at him, “How could you have let her in My love’s only for you and you don’t care” He took off after the fight And drove into the starry night There was nowhere else that he could go What he did wasn't fair But he could never go back there To show a weakness he could not control Stars shine so bright Moon glows alight After the snow Stars shining down What do they say What do they know She woke up on the couch Stretched her arms and thought about She knew soon he would be coming back He woke up inside his car He didn’t drive it very far He remembered what she’d said to him Stars shine so bright Moon glows alight After the snow Stars shining down What do they say What do they know She started to want him home She wiped her tears Turned on her phone She counted all the messages Stars shine so bright Moon glows alight After the snow Stars shining down What do they say What do they know
9.
02:58
Now I work all day and all night For you For you And I have a part in everything For you For you For you For you For you For you For you For you All my thoughts and all my chains For you For you And the moon and the stars sunrise For you For you For you For you For you For you For you For you Now I work all day and all night For you For you
10.
05:13
Long ago There was a place We would go To celebrate This was when we were kids Down the hill Across the bridge Into the sand Beneath the ridge Just below PCH Stumbling all the way Stumbling all the way We pulled our sheets And stuffed our beds With dirty clothes And helmet heads We snuck out the window After we Got to the beach We were out Of their reach We dug holes to keep warm We burned the Times We burned the Times After all Those were the times I’d give Anything to go back And stare into her eyes Years went by I grew up My heart was ready My head was stuck I ran away as far as I could There was a girl I left behind I’ll never forget Caroline Cast aside I never told her why I watched her cry I watched her cry When I finally moved back I drove to that street Up at the top Where we used to meet I looked out from the edge of the cliff I thought of the ways I could pretend Thought the days Would never end Now they’re gone And I’m standing here Looking down Looking down After all Those were the times I’d give Anything to go back And stare into her eyes

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released June 3, 2016

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Kenny Lyon

Josh Haden - acoustic guitar, bass, vocals
Kenny Lyon - acoustic and electric guitars, lap steel, pedal steel, banjo, keyboards, piano
Danny Frankel - drums, percussion
Petra Haden - violin, vocals

Recorded in Koreatown and Joshua Tree, California

Front cover artwork by Nate Pottker, based on a photograph by Miriam Brummel of Even Keel Imagery

For Chase

Special thanks to Lisa, Fred Ansis, Jack and Tanya, Danny and Mimi, Petra, Rachel, and Merlo.

Extra special thanks to Philippe de Saab, Andrew Del Gatto, John Del Gatto, Olivier Epaulard, Karl Marbet, David Nicholas, and Dan Rolleri for their support.

All songs writtten by Josh Haden and published by Angel Heurtebise, except "The Depression", "In My Hour", "For You", and "Station 2", written by Josh Haden and published by Angel Heurtebise and Happy Ever Laughter Music. Angel Heurtebise is administered by Diamond Soul (U.S. & Canada) and Mute Song (outside U.S. & Canada).

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Spain Los Angeles, California

Founded in 1993 by Josh Haden, Spain is a band from Los Angeles, CA. They've released seven studio albums over the past 25 years, the first being 1995's Blue Moods Of Spain, available from Warner Bros., the most recent being 2018's [spain mandala brush], available from Dangerbird Records (North America) and Glitterhouse Records (Europe). ... more

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