ETERNAL DAWN & GLOAMING​/​WPA Vol. 7

by Bill Mallonee

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“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” ~ John Muir

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released March 10, 2010

Bill Mallonee: Guitars, bass, drums, vocals, harmonicas
Muriah Rose; guitar (Grace Notes), vocals, keyboards

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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 75 plus albums over a 25 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with Mark Heard, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work, "The Rags of Absence" released in Jan. 2017.
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Track Name: Bill Mallonee/WPA - DRIVING MACHINE/Take care of that old heavy heart
TAKE CARE OF THAT OLD HEAVY HEART
words/music: bill mallonee

I’ve been coming here for years...just to hear your voice
and maybe catch a glimpse of your smile, of course
I came here with good intentions...I came here to get washed clean
came here with a heart on fire...and my driving machine
Chorus #1
You, lay your burden down...then you walk away
no need to let them...have the last say
you take the beauty path...beneath the brightest star
and take care of that old heavy heart
and take care of that old heavy heart

Hold that little bit of what’s left of you...up to the light of those back-drop blues
and peek beneath your threadbare skin...look at all those ghosts you gotta defend
you can measure the distance to the stars...by the length of cracks in your guitar
if ya’ need to know how wide the curse? Well, it’s just the same formula in reverse
Chorus #2
You, lay your burden down...try to keep it together
what was heavy as hell...is now as light as a feather
take the beauty path...beneath the brightest star
and take care of that old heavy heart
and take care of that old heavy heart

Pretty hard to think about...whole lot sadder to say
when life just has a penchant...for getting in the way
when the coins get a lil’ sparse...and times a little mean
sometime’s you might have to sell...your driving machine
Track Name: Muriah Rose - GRACE NOTES by Muriah Rose
GRACE NOTES
Music and lyrics by Muriah Rose

On the road, fourth of July.
Fireworks blossom against that Wyoming sky.
We all cheered, but the babies all cried.
I’m just taking grace notes tonight.

Step into a bar, neon lights.
Band played Poncho and Lefty
brought tears to my eyes.
Rodeo riders all danced with their wives.
I’m just taking grace notes tonight.

Chorus:
We’ve got bodies made of the stuff of stars,
but they’re clumsy and easily scarred.
Tender heartbeat beneath the clay -
We always mean more than we ever say.

Go to bed, kiss goodnight.
Laugh at ourselves as we turn out the light.
Hold your hand in the darkness, it’ll be alright.
I’m just taking grace notes tonight.

Chorus:
We’ve got bodies made of the stuff of stars,
but they’re clumsy and easily scarred.
Tender heartbeat beneath the clay -
We always mean more than we ever say.

Forgive me sweetheart when I don’t get it right;
I’m just taking grace notes tonight.