One For Courage

by Liza Day

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Recorded at Smoakstack Studios in Nashville, TN (paulmoakmusic.com). Additional recording done at the home of Matt and Jacob Boll, Adam Wisz, the Shisslers, the Franklin House and the Contemporary Music Center (thecontemporarymusiccenter.com)

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released October 13, 2012

All songs written by Liza Day

The Band:

Liza Day-lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Ben Abney-electric guitar, background vocals
Adam Wisz-drums, percussion, background vocals, Hammond B3 organ
Justin Ferwerda-bass
Natalie Ferwerda-piano, background vocals

Special Guests:

J.R. Miller-Wurlitzer on track 6
Joe Re-piano on track 1
Patrick Lyons-pedal steel on track 3
Alissa Abeler-additional Hammond B3 organ on track 2

Produced by Adam Wisz
Engineered/mixed by Justin March
Additional engineering by Adam Wisz and Brad Pooler
Mastered by: Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering (www.focusmastering.com)

Cover art by Jayne Glick

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Track Name: On the Ground
Sad seeds, deep weeds, bad blood’s got a hold on me
Man down, small town, steal me while the wind blows free

Hey, what’s falling down we’ll leave on the ground, leave on the ground
Hey, what’s falling down we’ll leave on the ground, leave on the ground

Late night, stage light, caught fire in the Tennessee heat
Last shot, oh God, burned down but they still sang sweet
Track Name: Don't Miss Me
Darling’ don’t miss me
Promise you’ll write me on the day that you fall apart
Strap on them fighting boots
The ones that brother left for you with a handwritten note on the counter top

He’s rearranging, he’s a changing score
A sweet river raging, a wake upon the shore
A seam slowly breaking, a secret we’ve never known before

So if you scream and shout,
Your voice will echo loud over busted bone and fields of dust and dirt
I will tilt my head, to the west my friend
I will hear your every word
Track Name: Summer Seeds
Part of me is sewn to the silver sea, softly stitched by your hand
We’d sway and swing by the breath of a begging breeze
Hip to hip, hand to hand

Part of me is bent to the open fields, to the broken skyline
Nestled deep in the bed where the winter sleeps
Tied and tethered to that Illinois line

Do you know when the wind’s gonna blow?
Lie to me if you can

The softest soil where the summer seeds grow?
Lead me if you can
If you can

Part of me is building majesty with a gold hammer and nail
Part of me is cursing the afterlife
Hell bound hounds like fire on my tail
Track Name: Union Pacific
Stand by the tracks of the union pacific
The land that I’ve wanted to leave
Oh ten years back when the blue river lifted the burdens that buried me deep
And lead me on my way, on my way, on my way home

Stand by the tracks of the union pacific
The land that I’ve wanted to know
Oh I smell those troubled souls and the smoke from their kisses,
the cold on their skin and their bones
They lead me on my way, on my way, on my way home

What I was missing, oh what I was missing, now,
I’ve figured out, oh I’ve figured out
What I was missing, oh what I was missing, now,
I’ve found somehow, found some how

Stand by the tracks of the union pacific
Waiting on the other side
Oh those lonesome roads are searching for the missing highways
Those empty fields look good dressed in white
Track Name: Better on You
Well I don’t ask questions for answers I don’t want to know
I’d rather pretend it was me you wanted the most
So I’ll slip you a drink and I’ll put on that blue Sunday dress
Cause you do better lying when your drunk, when I’m pretty I guess

Don’t you give me your reasons
About what’s right or what’s true
I don’t care what suit you’ve been wearing
I look better on you

Well I’ve only loved a man once, a boy I suppose
With the rest I’ve stood at the fence, I’ve scratched at the door
So I’ll dance with the demons, I’ll blow that steam and when I get close

I’ll do better lying when I side with that old lonesome ghost

To the sun to the moon to whoever you choose
To the preacher, the saints, Jesus Christ
One day I’ll come clean, like the angels I’ll sing, trade these blue jeans for clothes dipped in white
But for tonight…
Track Name: Out of Time
It’s a straight shot west with the street top burning
Rolling steel, at 5 in the morning the stars ran out of their firey flames
Started spitting’ up the blacktop, maybe the plans we grew were all made to bury
But I’m hanging on to that rusty chain

Riding on a thin black wire
On a thick black night
Running out of nerve, out of time,
To get it right

When the seeds I swore were meant to grow, stay beneath the stubborn soil,
Do I wait upon the sun and rain?
Do I shut my mouth, hold my tongue, and let the hours fall upon my palms?
Wish you didn’t have such a hard heart to break