Carolina

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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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Track Name: Tennessee
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
Track Name: The Depression
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
Track Name: Apologies
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
Track Name: Lorelei
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
Track Name: One Last Look
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
Track Name: In My Hour
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
Track Name: Battle Of Saratoga
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
Track Name: Starry Night
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
Track Name: For You
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
Track Name: Station 2
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