Cranford Hollow Self​-​Titled LP

by Cranford Hollow

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Cranford Hollow "Self-Titled LP"
Copyright 2013 Swampfire Records

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released October 25, 2013

Produced and Recorded by Greg Critchley
at "the Sound" Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Mixed by Howard Willing at "The Bears Lair" Los Angeles, CA
Masted by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Records Los Angeles, CA

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Track Name: Drop of Whiskey
drop of whisky in a short glass
empty bottle of beer
been drinkin since dawn
now the sun's disappeared

hot whiskey in a shot glass
full bottle of beer
gonna find me a place
where I can shed this fear

torn down this town
so many times I can't remember
stumbling home
on these feet I soon surrender

broke down and dreamin
waiting for the day to come
so I can live that lifestyle
that I've been dreaming of

a woman's love and some cheap beer
her flowery perfume
picket fence and a dog
on the front porch sittin by you

but that will never happen
in my life of guilded sin
so pour me a stift one
and let it all begin again

torn down this town
so many times I can't remember
stumblin home
on these feet I soon surrender

torn down this town
so many times I can't remember
stumblin home
on these feet I soon surrender
Track Name: Martha
Martha was a bad girl from down in Tennessee
She had too much time and too much wine to love a man like me
So when she pulled the gun it was no surprise our time was complete
See Martha’d had enough of love and shed had enough of me

Oh Martha, your eyes reveal the darkness of your soul
Oh Martha, where did all your happiness go?
Oh Martha, Martha tell me why you so damn cold
Oh Martha, Martha tell me why you so damn cold

Marthas daddy was a small time farmer had cows and a cotton gin
He worked the land with his own hands til the darkness settled in
When the Yankees came in 62 burnin lives with no regret
They laid waste to Marthas daddys farm and stuck him with a bayonet

She took her daddys knife and she ran away
to where the Alabama River meets Mobile Bay
And she hid in the swamp for a hundred days
Lord knows how she even survived
But twenty years later she was still on the run
Holdin up riverboats and killin for fun
And she had grown into the prettiest woman alive

After the war I headed south to the land of the Chickasaw
I met her on a riverboat queen her smoky eyes said it all
But that next morning when the sun did rise she could smell my northern blood
And the last thing I ever saw was Martha pull that gun
Track Name: 5th Ave.
Good Morning Mrs. Sunshine
Can you hear the call of the long distance line
so pick it up and swear
you're coming down to share
a little bit of loneliness
and a little bit of time
Im brushing up on basic
filing down the dirt and grime
waiting on a heartbeat on the other hand of mine
I'm placing all my pickets
pushing past the broken pine
you're swooning in on jet planes
popping bubbles through stop signs

back back back down on fifth avenue
before the headlights found me and you
broken breath so soft and sad
the friends we lost for the love we had
back back back down on fifth avenue
before the headlights found me and you
broken breath so soft and sad
the friends we lost for the love we had

he's coming back for you
don't let him let you down
hold up and try to be brave
it's us I'm trying to save
keep building up on basics
building rooms around the sound
it blistered on the fringes
of the skies and lonely towns
so honest it's for you
the way you made this true
it's almost time for day break
and the sun is shining through

back back back down on fifth avenue
before the headlights found me and you
broken breath so soft and sad
the friends we lost for the love we had
back back back down on fifth avenue
before the headlights found me and you
broken breath so soft and sad
the friends we lost for the love we had
Track Name: Je Suis Un Refugee
King George sent his army north in seventeen forty five
to suppress the young pretender and his army jacobite
they marched to meet the scottish clan confident with pride
stopped our revolution but I made it out alive

it was nearly four years later when I sailed the northern sea
raising anchor out of glascow looking to the new country
I'll trade my misty highands for a split society (scenery)
and my scottish brogue and kilt for je suis en refugee

i stowed aboard an english ship that was bound for halifax
she was the good fair lady, her hull was brown and black
capt amherst and his crew knew the water and the sky
we reached canadian shores in june of 49
Track Name: Wink and a Smile
Wink And A Smile

Livin' on booze and borrowed time
packed my bags went looking for a sign
tryin' not to think out loud
all the shit that I worry about

10 years gone by so fast
never thought I'd run out of gas
ponied up to the bar for a beer
said hey pretty lady won't you spread some cheer

CHORUS
Hey pretty lady won't you spread some cheer
you're the prettiest thing I've seen all year
came in with a wink and a smile
sit right here let's talk for a while

I drive you home at 3 am
walk you to the door you won't let me in
back to the car with my head held high
such a pretty night I'll just go for a drive

CHORUS
Hey pretty lady won't you spread some cheer
you're the prettiest thing I've seen all year
said goodbye with a wink and a smile
gettin' in my car gonna drive for a while

20 years older now
I think about why and how
I let you walk out of my life
and didn't out up a fight

CHORUS
Hey pretty lady won't you spread some cheer
you're the prettiest thing I've seen all year
remember you with a wink and a smile
guess I'll get lost in my thoughts for a while
Track Name: Miles Beyond the Heart
15 miles from anger
another ten from fear
he's drifting down this highway
when the haze starts to clear
bottled up and fucked for luck
the gas gage almost red
counting yellow lines of miles
dark shadows fill his head

he left that girl by the georgia pines
a bow in her auburn her
she spoke to him soft and sweet
said "Baby don't leave me here!"
but he had to hunt that man in kentucky
i million for his head
driving miles to crush his skull
and put his faith to bed

it's mile beyond the heart
what a man will do for love
it's mile beyond the heart
what a man will do for love

he drove 300 miles that night
when his eyelids slowly dropped
not enough time to think
when that semi came across
police found the truck at 6 am
it had burned down to its struts
nothing left but a pile of ash
and a mans lust for love

it's mile beyond the heart
what a man will do for love
it's mile beyond the heart
what a man will do for love
Track Name: Hello Friend
hello friend
my shelter from the cold
so many moments
behind your broken doors
it's been years now
moving on and getting old
but my heart's still on the inside

hello friend
pickin' up where we left off
has the small town grown
back where we grew up?
I left this place
and we took different roads
but my heart's still on the inside

all these echoes that are sounding in my head
a million words from the mouths of many friends
it's been with me all this time and never changed
going back to where it's all the same
take back where it's all the same

hello friend
we're not looking quite the same
a little worn and weathered
from all our weary days
it's getting easier
to hold down on our own
and my heat's on the inside

all these echoes that are sounding in my head
a million words from the mouths of many friends
it's been with me all this time and never changed
going back to where it's all the same
take back where it's all the same
Track Name: Strength and Blood
STRENGTH AND BLOOD

David went down to the valley that day
bringing food for his brothers he heard them say
there's a man out there been screamin' for forty days
bring me a warrior or Israel will pay

strength and blood 
does not seal your fate'
is it faith alone that will save the day
strength and blood 
does not seal your fate'
is it faith alone that will save the day

Goliath was a man standing 10 feet tall
his spear was high as a telephone pole
he was the champion of them all
a warrior among men
iron and flesh covered his body and hands

strength and blood 
does not seal your fate'
is it faith alone that will save the day
strength and blood 
does not seal your fate'
is it faith alone that will save the day

David came to goliath
and yelled in his face
you come at me with swords and hate
I come at you with just my faith
and I'll have your head by the end of the day

strength and blood 
does not seal your fate'
is it faith alone that will save the day
strength and blood 
does not seal your fate'
is it faith alone that will save the day

Goliath bore his shield and laughed at the boy
he cursed him down and his sling shot toy
but David took a pebble and loaded it quick
and hit that MF and watched his blood drip

strength and blood 
does not seal your fate'
is it faith alone that will save the day
strength and blood 
does not seal your fate'
is it faith alone that will save the day
Track Name: Your Own Lies
she don't know what she's been told she's so gone
he looks straight in her eyes he's so wrong
they both try to act the part in their song
a tragedy of second bets is so wrong

and you don't know whats inside
you cant hide your own lies

the day those buildings fell i lost my vision
smoke and dust keeps raining on the prison
its sad to see what stories I've been living
six years long and i haven't been to heaven
Track Name: Closer feat. Angie Aparo
I'm closer to the sun
than I've ever been
I'm closer to the sun….
then I've ever been
can you hear me now
can you hear me now..

its the flashback moment when she sees him
her eyes close close but she breathes in
oh she can't recognize the sent of his own two feet
and little drops of blood pile on from the rent check
his heads punning in need of a deep sleep
he waiting for frost
haunting on a window pane

hear me now
hear me know..
hear me now
oh hear me know
please listen
just listen..

spent the last 5 minutes on rewind
its the broken glass trembles and she can't hide
the stain from the red wine soaking on the carpets edge
and the silence buckles down til it kills
he can't can't take it back so until then
he's looking for warmth
a little shelter from her fallen grace

hear me now
hear me know..
hear me now
oh hear me know
please listen
just listen..


i sit for a while
with the light shin in in
saying to himself i can feel the end
I'm closer to the sun then i have ever been
I've been here before and ill be here again
on this dead on street that were standing in

I'm closer to the sun…..XXXXX
I'm closer to the sun i'm closer to the s
I'm closer to the sun
I'm closer to the sun

hear me now
hear me know..
hear me now
oh hear me know
please listen
just listen..