B i o g r a p h y
 (by Musicremedy.com)

Sarah Jarosz's music ' from her own original material to her exquisite interpretations of songs by others ' seems to exist outside any frame of reference, managing to weave time-honored tradition with a bold, adventurous spirit of discovery and independence. Growing up in Wimberley, Texas, Sarah, a singer from an early age,was 9 years old when she received a mandolin for Christmas. Spurred on by a weekly jam session near her hometown, she worked tirelessly to learn the instrument, picking up clawhammer banjo and guitar along the way. Shortly after turning 11, Sarah traveled to her first bluegrass gathering outside of Texas, the respected Rockygrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado, and over the next several years she earned a reputation as something of a young phenom, traveling the festival circuit and channeling the traditions of her musical elders while aspiring to the creative heights of her heroes as well. In the summer of 2007, after her debut set at Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass Festival, she was approached by Gary Paczosa, A&R representative for roots label Sugar Hill Records. He expressed his admiration and invited her to Nashville to cut some songs. She accepted, and from those early sessions a professional relationship blossomed. They corresponded over the next year, and at the age of 16 she signed her contract with Sugar Hill and spent her senior year of high school cutting her debut album, Song Up in Her Head.

The record was released in 2009, between her high school graduation and her first semester of college at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Two years later, she released Follow Me Down, a record she describes as a 'natural progression' from Song Up, but also one that finds her moving into a grittier realm. It's little wonder that a Rolling Stone writer once described her as Gillian Welch's 'long lost daughter' ' the tapestry of unease she weaves throughout the songs sounds as if it belongs to an older soul. But although her most recent journey leads her deeper into the darkened places of the heart, it's not a journey without beauty or passion, and fans of all sorts of musical allegiances have found themselves mesmerized. Now 21 and just a few months away from graduating from New England Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree in Contemporary Improvisation, Sarah has attracted fans of folk, rock, country and old time music with her voice and multi-instrumental abilities, not only through her records, but also an aggressive touring schedule, sandwiched between academics.

Touring has taken Sarah multiple times to the UK and Canada as well as all over the United States; on one journey, she was honored to perform on the wonderful BBC series The Transatlantic Sessions. She sometimes performs solo, but is more often joined by fellow youthful musicians Alex Hargreaves (fiddle) and Nathaniel Smith (cello), who have traveled in the same musical circles with Sarah for years. David 'Dawg' Grisman says that Alex 'plays withwit, authority and soulfulness belying his years. In my opinion, he's destined to be one of the fiddle giants of the 21st century." Nat has developed quite a buzz from performing not only with Sarah, but also with Natalie MacMaster and Jeremy Kittel. Their performances as a trio are jaw-dropping in musical prowess and scope, both meticulously arranged and joyfully spontaneous. Trio performances were captured on the revered PBS series Austin City Limits and in the second season of Bluegrass Underground. With her first two records each earning Grammy and Americana Music Association nominations, the bar is set high for Sarah's next album, a project for which she's currently preparing, and one that is certain to measure up to the standards she sets for herself.




Song Up In Her Head
- 2009-06-16 -



Song Up In Her Head
Edge Of A Dream
Tell Me True
Mansinneedof (Instrumental)
I Can't Love You Now
Broussard's Lament
Fischer Store Road (Instrumental)
Left Home
Shankill Butchers
Can't Hide
Long Journey
Come On Up To The House
Little Song

Follow Me Down
- 2011-05-17 -



Run Away
Come Around
Annabelle Lee
Ring Them Bells
My Muse
Floating In The Balance
Old Smitty (Instrumental)
The Tourist
Here Nor There
Gypsy
Peace (Instrumental)

Build Me Up From Bones
- 2013-09-24 -



Over The Edge
Fuel The Fire
Mile On The Moon
Build Me Up From Bones
Dark Road
Simple Twist Of Fate
1,000 Things
Gone Too Soon
Anything Else
The Book Of Right-On
Rearrange The Art
 

Undercurrent
- 2016-06-17 -



Early Morning Light
Green Lights
House Of Mercy
Everything To Hide
Back Of My Mind
Comin' Undone
Take Another Turn
Lost Dog
Take Me Back
Still Life
Jacqueline

See You Around
- 2018-02-16 - I'm with Her



See You Around
Game To Lose
Ain'
t That Fine
Pangaea
I-89
Wild One
Waitsfield (Instrumental)
Ryland (Under The Apple Tree)
Overland
Crescent City
Close It Down
Hundred Miles


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Adieu False Heart
Be My Husband
Crossing Muddy Waters
Darkest Hour Is Just Before Down
Fortune'
s Child
Grandma's Hands
I Think of You
Little Lies
Lord Lead Me On
Lover'
s return
 Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
Shadow blues
Some Tyrant
Walkin' Back To Georgia


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Song Up In Her Head

Song Up In Her Head

The Virgin Mary
All dressed in blue
Sings "My First Lover"
For an audience of two

The New York boy
All dressed in black
Old leather boots
Old souls in tact

Time moves forward
And time moves back
Like a mixed up engineer
On an endless railroad track
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Miles to go
From me to you
From a town that gets old
To the city that's new

This flame burns brighter
With every poem read
This bird flies higher
With a song up in her head

Time moves slow
And time moves fast
Oh the future now
Will soon be past

Edge Of A Dream

Step to the left, step to the right
The middle of the floor feels safe tonight
Dancing on the edge of a dream
Move in close, will I like what I see
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Will I face it, can I take it
Laying my soul out on the line
Will the spaces just absorb me
Will the walls live my lines

A smiling face that no one really knows
Singin' 'bout the passion in my soul
Playin' it safe, move in time with the beat
Take a chance, learn a new dance

Almost eighteen, a real lady now
I'll keep tryin' to figure this life out
I wanna figure it out

Step to the left, step to the right
The middle of the floor feels safe tonight

Tell Me True

Do you think of me the way I think of you
Do you hope for things most likely won't come true
Do you dream of me like I dream of you
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Do you hum a little tune all day long
Do you hear my name in the chorus of your song
When you sing your song does it make you feel brand new
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true

Do you wonder why we live and why we die
Do you wonder why we laugh and why we cry
Do you wonder why we dance and why we fall
Tell me, darlin', do you wonder these at all
Tell me, darlin', do you wonder these at all

Like a child who can't wait to go and play
I'm waiting for love to come my way
Can we make this new love fit like an old shoe
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true

I Can't Love You Now

I can't love you now
There's no use wonderin' how
Just how long do I have to wait

But I can dance your dance
If you'll give this love a chance
Laugh your way into romance
Don't be afraid

Oh and time moves on
And leaves me here all alone
Never felt this way before
But I can't love you now

The years that lie between
Hold me back in time
And this heart of mine
Hasn't broken yet
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
We can sing and dance all night
But this heart still aches for flight
The timing's not quite right
Still I dream of you

Oh and time moves on
And leaves me here all alone
Never felt this way before
But I can't love you now

But I think I do

Broussard's Lament

The storm it did rage on the coastal shore
Winds blew so strong, then the floods came on
People cried, "What took so long
For our help to come along"

Answers came cheap at the break of dawn
Sound bites went on and on and on

"They told us Thursday they would come,
They told us Friday they would come
Saturday came and still the dying lived on"
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
The missing ones were lost not to be found
They paid the cost, you let them down
But we said, "What can we do
Just to make it up to you"

"Oh you can try to make this up to me
But all I had's lost, now I'm lost, you see"

"They told me Thursday they would come
They told me Friday they would come
Saturday's here and I'm trying to find my way home
Oh the time is here, I'm trying to find my way home"

Left Home

Left home
Two weeks gone by
Returned
The rosebuds had already given their time
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Tonight
Public transportation's my private ride, yeah
But I
I've found my wings and I'm ready to fly

Some things in life are better left unknown
Or there would be no wonder, no why
But as I travel through this world
I want to give all those things a try, yeah

Left home

Shankill Butchers

The Shankill Butchers ride tonight
You better shut your windows tight
They're sharpening their cleavers and their knives
And taking all their whiskey by the pint

'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls
Everybody moan, everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers want to catch you awake
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
They used to be just like me and you
They used to be sweet little boys
But something went horribly askew
Now killing is their only source of joy

'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls
Everybody moan, everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers want to catch you awak

The Shankill Butchers on the rise
They're waiting 'til the dead of night
They're picking at their fingers with their knives
And wiping off their cleavers on their thighs

'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls
Everybody moan, everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers want to catch you awake

Can't Hide

Away, away and find your true love
He's gone away to find a new love
But he don't know that he runs in vain
And you, my dear, will find love again

She cried, "Come home, my darling true love
And you may find what my heart's made of
You left me here alone on my own
But through the tears, I know you'll come home"
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Around, around this whole world he's been
But he'll soon find his way home again
At last, at last he's back by her side
This story tells that true love can't hide

Long Journey

I have just begun
A long journey that will run
The length and width of summertime
And the cool fall air will guide me home
Yeah the cool fall air will blow me home

You'll be miles away
I want to go, but I want to stay
My music's begging me to roam
But your love can guide me home
Yeah your love can guide me home

Starry nights and summer sun
I think you just might be the one
But this mountain pass keeps winding on
And I wonder if your love can guide me home
Oh yeah I wonder if your love can guide me home
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I have just begun
A long journey that will run
The length and width of summertime
And the cool fall air will blow me home
Yeah your love can guide me home
Oh yeah I wonder if your love can guide me home

Come On Up To The House

Well the moon is broken and the sky is cracked
Come on up to the house
The only things that you can see is all that you lack
Come on up to the house

All your cryin' don't do you no good
Come on up to the house
Come down off the cross we could use the wood
Come on up to the house

You've got to come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' through
Come on up to the house
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
There's no light in the tunnel, no irons in the fire
Come on up to the house
And you're singin' lead soprano in the junkman's choir
Come on up to the house

Don't life seem nasty, brutish, and short
Come on up to the house
Well the seas are stormy, you can't find no port
Come on up to the house

You've got to come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' through
Come on up to the house

There's nothin' in the world that you can do
Come on up to the house
You been whipped by the forces that are inside of you
Come on up to the house

Well you're high on top of that mountain of woe
Come on up to the house
And you know you should surrender but you can't let go
Come on up to the house

You've got to come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' through
Come on up to the house

Little Song

Fly a little higher than the rest
Make your journey last
Soar a little longer than the best
Leave your worries in the past

I've said all I can say
About this love I have for you
But I need you back
So I can make those feelings feel brand new again
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Oh sing a little song for me
Oh sing a little song for me
You know a little tune can set us free
So sing a little song for me

My soul writes me
My soul plays me
My soul sings me
So I'll sing this little song for you

Oh sing a little song for me
And I'll sing this little song for you
You know a little tune can set us free
So sing this little song with me

Follow Me Down

Run Away

Follow me down through the cotton fields
Moon shadow shine bright the way you will
Lead us down a road where no one goes
We can run away

Come take my hand while I'm waiting here
Get away from it all and find what's real
If we don't get out now the chance won't reappear
We can run away

Hold me tight and don't let go
Sweet and soft no one will know
We can run away

I buried my heart in a willow tree
You came along, gave it back to me
Now we're creatures of the night, we set each other free
Run away with me
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Hold me tight and don't let go
Sweet and soft no one will know
We can run away

Lay with me down by the riverside
Stars in the sky shining in your eyes
We won't make a sound no one will be around
We can run away

Hold me tight and don't let go
Sweet and soft no one will know
We can run away

Come Around

Just when you start to look away
And I don't know what I should say
I can't distinguish night from day
Then you come around

Just when things are lookin' down
And everybody's wearing frowns
The king went and misplaced his crown
But it'll come around

And I don't want to lose my faith in you
Cause sometimes I don't have a clue
Of what I've done and what I should do
But I'll come around
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
These summer nights are hot and still
The days are long but time instills
A sense of hope, a coming thrill
And I know it will

Just when life seems like a lost cause
People spinning words into angry flaws
And I don't know who I am or who I was
Life comes around

And I don't want to lose my faith in you
Cause sometimes I don't have a clue
Of what I've done and what I should do
But I'll come around

Just when the whirlwind begins
Things twirling out of control, lost in the spin
You gotta take a step back, start over again
Find a way to win

I may be young, I may be old
I may be telling, I may be told
I may be wise, I may be bold
But I'll come around

And I don't want to lose my faith in you
Cause sometimes I don't have a clue
Of what I've done and what I should do
But I'll come around

And you'll come around
And we'll all come around

Annabelle Lee

Many a year ago
In a kingdom by the sea
There lived a maiden you may know
By the name of Annabelle Lee
No other thought did trouble her mind
But to love and be loved by me

We were children both
In this kingdom by the sea
But we loved with a love that was more than love
I and my Annabelle Lee
With a love that the winged angels high
Coveted her and me

This was the reason long ago
In this kingdom by the sea
A wind blew from a stormy cloud
That took my Annabelle Lee
Then her wicked brothers came
To steal her away from me
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
They shut her up in a tomb below
This kingdom by the sea
But no maiden's grave could sever my soul
From the love she bore for me
For the moon don't beam without a dream
Of my darling Annabelle Lee

For many years I've wandered
Through this kingdom by the sea
I've laid myself beside the bones
Of my beautiful Annabelle Lee
I'll make my bed near the rising tide
In her tomb by the sounding sea

Ring Them Bells

Ring them bells ye heathen from the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries cross the valleys and streams
For they're deep and they're wide
And the world on its side
And time is running backwards
And so is the bride.

Ring them bells Saint Peter where the four winds blow
Ring them bells with an ironhand
So the people will know
For it's rush hour now
On the wheel and the plow
And the sun is going down upon the sacred cow.

Ring them bells Sweet Martha for the poor man's son
Ring them bells so the world will know that God is one
Oh the shepherd is asleep
Where the willows weep
And the mountains are filled with lost sheep
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
Ring them bells for all of us who are left
Ring them bells for the chosen few
Who will judge the many when the game is through
Ring them bells for the time that flies
For the child that cries
When the innocence dies.

Ring them bells Saint Catherine from the top of the room
Ring them from the fortress for the lilies that bloom
Oh the lines are long and the fighting is strong
And they're breaking down the distance between right and wrong

My Muse

I spin around in your love
In a place of wonder
I want to wander
With you, my muse

In a dream of carousels
On waves in caravels
Collecting seashells
For you, my muse

I peruse and conjure
Sit and ponder
Then go under
The blanket of your words
The way I feel
The things I sing
The songs I write
The joy you bring
To me my muse
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Stillness surround me
But you have found me
And I have found you
My muse

In a night of silence
I'm settled by your sounds
In a dream of quiet
Contentedness surrounds

I peruse and conjure
Sit and ponder
Then go under
The blanket of your words
The way I feel
The things I sing
The songs I write
The joy you bring
To me my muse

Delightfully exhausted
Willingly this way
Always yours, always yours I'll stay
With you, my muse

Floating In The Balance

Sonic satisfaction
Holds my ears in sweet embrace
The endless chain reaction
Of what we give and what we take

Going through the motions
And acting out this part
Sifting through the pages
Of the life that I can start

Calloused fingers fumble
On the boardwalk of my muse
Feeling fit to crumble
Some days I wake up with the blues

Holding onto my time
Or at least what I've got left
I'll work with what I'm given
And I'll dream up all the rest
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Throw away the watches
Call off every bet
The time ain't mine for saving
But I'll take what I can get

Holding onto wisdom
Of the ones who came before
Floating in the balance
Of the calm before the storm

The Tourist

It barks at no one else but me
Like it's seen a ghost
I guess it's seen the sparks a-flowing
No one else would know

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot, slow down, slow down

Sometimes I get overcharged
That's when you see sparks
You ask me where the hell I'm going
At a thousand feet per second
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot slow down, slow down

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot slow down, slow down

Here Nor There

When I ventured here
Truth was far not near
So I traveled on
Truth revealed in song

I was here nor there
Always asking where
So I took my time
My heart for me to find

As I made my way
Through long and winding days
I came upon your heart beating rhythms that challenged the deepest sea's waves
I could not look away
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You were here nor there
Always asking where
So you took your time
You're hard for me to find

When I ventured here
Truth was far not near
So I traveled on
Truth revealed in song

Gypsy

I saw a gypsy today
She was beautiful
I couldn't look away
She was yellow and gray
The colors of the day
A bit too gorgeous
And not much to say

Stars on her little white wrists
Silken ribbons
Flowing from her hips
A smile that stopped time
Bittersweet as wine
She's lost and she's fine
Taking her time
I saw a gypsy today
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Across the way
I heard someone say
Pick up a penny
Have luck for a day
But I picked that coin up
And I ain't found no luck
Just wanderin' and stuck
In the mud and the muck
But I saw a gypsy today

Build Me Up From Bones

Over The Edge

Flip the switch and turn the night on
Drop the needle on an old song
Break the ice and pour it my way
Turn the key and light the highway

Lay me down beneath the shadows
Meet me where the wild things grow
Kick the moon and watch it shatter
I don't mind if it don't matter
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge
Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge

Endless lines of information
Change the words and change the station
Endless cries of complication
Is anybody even listening

Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge
Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge

Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge
Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge

Fuel The Fire

When I begin to crumble
And the walls begin to fall
Someone please keep me humble
Hold my soul up through it all

Let fulfillment fuel the fire
Hide the emptiness inside
We all cover up desire
Learn to face it with our pride
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
The wheels begin a turning
And the light cuts through the fog
And I begin a learning
What it takes to do it all

Let fulfillment fuel the fire
Hide the emptiness inside
We all cover up desire
Learn to face it with our pride

We rise up in the morning
When the fire lights up the sky
We need to keep it burning
Fuel the fire in our eyes

Let fulfillment fuel the fire
Hide the emptiness inside
We all cover up desire
Learn to face it with our pride

Mile On The Moon

Set me free and watch me fall
Lose the feeling of it all
I wish the night would let me in
Back here knocking on the door again

If I ever wake up
At the right time
If I ever wake up
I'll find a way to change your mind

I dreamed we fell into the night
Your darkness shined the brightest light
We drove for miles on the moon
I'd go anywhere with you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
If I ever wake up
At the right time
If I ever wake up
I'll find a way to change your mind

If I ever wake up
At the right time
If I ever wake up
I'll find a way to change your mind

If I ever wake up
At the right time
If I ever wake up
I'll find a way to change your mind

Build Me Up From Bones

Build me up from bones
Wrap me up in skin
Hold me close enough to breathe me in

The moon's a fingernail
Scratching on the back
Of the night in which we lay beside
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I held every inch of you
I wrote every line for you
I made time when time was all but gone
You're the love I've always known

The night's so dark and grey
But you've helped me find my way
Through the wild and wonders of this world

So take me with you now
'Cause I need to show you how
I can love you better than before

I held every inch of you
I wrote every line for you
I made time when time was all but gone
You're the love I've always known

Play it sweet and low
We've got no where to go
I am yours and you're the love I know

I held every inch of you
I wrote every line for you
I made time when time was all but gone
You're the love I've always known

Dark Road

You are going down a dark road
And you find yourself alone
And you are seeing things
You never saw before

But the loneliness will leave you
And you find yourself at home
Then suddenly the world
Is knocking at your door
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And the darkness covers you sometimes
And the road is long but it always unwinds
And I find if you take your time
You will make it fine

The way I feel inside
Is not a mirror of my mind
But I cannot find the way
To be what I should be

With a thousand miles between us
I can feel you in my arms
Well it's just a feeling deep
In my memory

And the darkness covers me sometimes
And the road is long but it always unwinds
And I find if you take your time
You will make it fine

The emptiness that fills me up
Is farther from me now
But it always lingers
On the back roads of my mind

I am falling from the darkness
Up into a swirling light
And I am looking at
The one I had to find

And the darkness covers me sometimes
And the road is long but it always unwinds
And I find if you take your time
You will make it fine

Simple Twist Of Fate

 ( Bob Dylan )

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones
'Twas then he felt alone
And wished that he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin' bright
He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin' by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat-up shade
Where he was wakin' up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere
He told himself he didn't care
Pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside
To which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate

He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
Maybe she'll pick him out again, how long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate

People tell me it's a sin
To know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate

1,000 Things

Where are the days, the childish ways
They can't be far behind me
She once lived here, my old friend fear
Ceaselessly to remind me
Yes, yes I, yes I hear you

You may not hear the words I hear
But rambling is her song
So I translate, I fly, I skate
Where child of sky and earth belongs
Yes, yes I, yes I hear you

I find that I don't do so well
With the words that hide from me
But the ones that introduce themselves
Say a thousand things to me
Say a thousand things to me
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
You may not feel the burning sweat
But a fire is raging inside her
It's burning through the black and blue
Searing through all that I call mine
Yes, yes I, yes I feel you

I find that I don't do so well
With the words that hide from me
But the ones that introduce themselves
Say a thousand things to me
Say a thousand things to me

Gone Too Soon

Here we are
Close again
Your eyes as blue as winter
What I'd give
Just to hold on
To this moment for forever

You and I and this bottle of red
Getting lost under the moon
When the morning comes
I'll be gone too soon, gone too soon

When you sing
It's like silver
When you touch me I'm on fire
Unexpected
Left me breathless
Oh I'll never love another

You and I and this bottle of red
Getting lost under the moon
When the morning comes
I'll be gone too soon

Here we are
Close again
Our hearts beat for each other
What I'd give
Just to hold you
Right here for forever
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You and I and this bottle of red
Getting lost under the moon
When the morning comes
I'll be gone too soon, gone too soon
Gone too soon, gone too soon

Anything Else

Break the walls of my mind of fantasy
Sew the seeds of my soul
Throw the stone and then count its ripples deep
Just let it go, let it go

Tell me now, how do you paint all the works
Filling up my empty halls
Through the house I now walk with sympathy
And shadows fall, shadows fall

Like anything else
I'll see it through
Like love
Like you

Take the fall, take it all, take everything
There will be another soon
Leave me here on my own, on solid ground
I'll see it through, see it through

Like anything else
I'll see it through
Like love
Like you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Days gone by, days now here, days yet to come
Who's to tell us what to do
Count the ways, close your eyes, see everything
I'm here with you, here with you

Like anything else
I'll see it through
Like love
Like you

The Book of Right-on

We should shine a light on, a light on
And the book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

We should shine a light on, a light-on
And the book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

I killed my dinner with karate
Kick 'em in the face, taste the body
Shallow work is the work that I do

Do you want to sit at my table
My fighting fame is fabled
And fortune finds me fit and able

And you do say - oh oh
That you do pray - oh oh
And you say that you're okay

And do you want to run with my pack
Do you want to ride on my back
Pray that what you lack does not distract

And even when you run through my mind
Something else is in front, oh, you're behind
And I don't have to remind you to stick with your kind
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And you do say - oh oh
That you do pray - oh oh
And you say that you're okay

And even when you touch my face
You know your place
Yeah and even when you touch my face
You know your place

We should shine a light on, a light on
And the book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

We should shine a light on, a light on
The book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

Rearrange The Art

Maybe I could rearrange the art
That hangs upon these walls
Or maybe I could not

The masterpiece that lies within this room
Has yet to leave these halls
And break through every door

But I lie here on my back
I stare into the white
The lack of color blinds these eyes
With silence comes the sight

Maybe I could call you on the phone
Tell you all my thoughts
Or maybe I should not

These corridors and empty feathered beds
Are lacking what I'd hoped
In pictures in my head
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
But I lie here on my back
I stare into the black
The lack of color blinds these eyes
With darkness comes the night

Maybe I can do this on my own
Make way for solitude
Or maybe I need you

The ruby hues that outline all my words
Are chapped and humming chords
I've never used before

But I lie here on my back
I stare into the past
The memories cloud my mind
With dreaming comes the flight

Undercurrent

Early Morning Light

All my troubles just begun
You and me the troubled ones
How are we supposed to learn
When to give up on this turn
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Maybe we should try our hands
With some kind of different plans
Maybe that will make you see
All the things you meant to me

So I'll move on down the line
Thinking I'll make it better this time
Moving far on down the track
And you won't see me looking back

A wall of early morning light
Creeps into my bedroom quiet
I'll close the blinds to keep out
My whole world is darker now

Maybe I should head back home
Maybe I should sleep alone
Maybe that will make me see
All the things you meant to me

But I'll move on down the line
Thinking I'll make it better this time
Moving far on down the track
And you won't see me looking back

Green Lights

I hear your voice out in the darkness
Somewhere across the fresh-cut lawn
We're running barefoot through the wet grass
Nowhere to be until the dawn

Up overhead the stars are burning
Gravity's bending time and space
The galaxies are slowly turning
And we're both standing face to face
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Green lights and open road
The skies of endless blue
That's the feeling I get with you

And all the corners of the universe
That light could fall to
I'm standing next to you

Green lights and open road
The skies of endless blue
That's the feeling I get with you

Green lights and open road
The skies of endless blue
That's the feeling I get with you

I hear your voice out in the darkness

House Of Mercy

In the middle of the night again
Still water and the birds don't sing
Cold gin in the back room humming
Medicating for the trouble that's coming

Walls rattle like a deisel freighter
Blood races like a wave
This house wasn't meant for strangers
But you come knocking anyway

I can hear you knocking on the door
I won't leave it open for you anymore
I can hear you knocking on the door
Knocking on the door of the house of mercy
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Don't try to change my mind
That knock gets louder all the time
Don't try to wear me down
You'll never get inside this house

Underneath that shirt you're wearing
Strained muscles and a heart of stone
Leather costume like a wild chameleon
You make me want to be alone

I can hear you knocking on the door
I won't leave it open for you anymore
I can hear you knocking on the door
Knocking on the door of the house of mercy

Don't try to change my mind
That knock gets louder all the time
Don't try to wear me down
you'll never get inside this house

I can hear you knocking on the door
I won't leave it open for you anymore
I can hear you knocking on the door
Knocking on the door of the house of mercy

Everything to Hide

I wanna step right out and tell you
But I know it's not allowed
Truth is you're all that I can see
In the middle of this crowd

I wanna tell you that I'm thankful
For your fingers on those strings
Wanna whisper low into your ear
All these forbidden things
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
But I'll stand right here and hold my tongue
For all I know I'm the only one
But do you feel this undercurent
And the changing of the tides
When I'm with you, baby
We've got everything to hide

When I'm running out of time
Is when I wanna do it all
When you're running through my mind
Is when I wanna hear you call

Well, you're always running through my mind
So why don't you call now
It ain't right but it feels good
Let's do this anyhow

But I'll stand right here and hold my tongue
For all I know I'm the only one
But do you feel this undercurent
And the pulling of the tides
When I'm with you, baby
We've got everything to hide

Well I never really thought
That I could be a child of sin
Now here I come confessing
Of these childish hopes within

But you say hope is always there
So what's a girl to do
I should quit while I'm ahead
But ain't through with you

I guess I'll stand right here and hold my tongue
Maybe I'm not the only one
'Cause do you feel this undercurent
And the changing of the tides
When I'm with you, baby
We've got everything to hide

So pour another, baby
We've got everything to hide

Back of My Mind

I went away for a little while
I came back home 'cause you made me smile
But I think I'm leaving forever this time
And there you'll be in the back of my mind
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
In the back of my mind
So far behind
I'll only hold onto you
In the back of my mind

I went away, I was on my own
Taking you with me was all I'd known
But I think I like it, this freedom I find
And our love will live in the back of my mind

In the back of my mind
So far behind
I'll only hold onto you
In the back of my mind

In the back of my mind
So far behind
In the back of my mind
Forever this time

Comin' Undone

Some days feel so heavy
They come when I'm not quite ready
I get to feeling useless
But I can see right through this
I'm gonna let the song in my head ring

It feels like the world is collapsing
But I already know it's gonna happen
I'm gonna hold on tighter
Yes, I'm a lover, but I'm also a fighter
The song in my head keeps me clapping

'Cause I've got a song, and it must be sung
Every day's a war, and it must be won
Whenever I feel like I'm comin' undone
The song in my head keeps me marching on

The world's full of bad news bearers
Talking heads talking about terror
Sometimes I feel so useless
Like nothing I could do would ever improve it
But I could make the worlds little better

You tell me that you're worried about tomorrow
You talk like all the time you've got is borrowed
Like you're living on credit
But you keep singing, honey, you can bet it's
Gonna sing it through tomorrow

With a song, and it must be sung
Every day's a war, and it must be won
Whenever I feel like I'm comin' undone
The song in my head keeps me marching

With a song, and it must be sung
Every day's a war, and it must be won
Whenever I feel like I'm comin' undone
The song in my head keeps me marching on

Take Another Turn

What does it mean to be lost
You can't find your way on a map
You took the wrong turn, forgot where you came from
And now there ain't no going back

What does it mean to be lonely
You sitting alone in a room
And all you can hear is the ringing in your ears
There ain't no one to talk to but you

Should you take another turn
Can you find another way
Should you talk to yourself a little more
Push right through that closed door

What does it mean to be sorry
For something that can't be undone
So sorry that you didn't try and try
But sorry just ain't quite enough

Oh what does it mean to be hungry
Hungry and hunting and wild
And only the best will allow you to rest
You'll be hungry again by morning time

Should you take another turn
Can you find another way
Should you talk to yourself a little more
Push right through that closed door

Oh what does it mean to be lost
You can't find your way on a map
You took the wrong turn, forgot where you came from
And now there ain't no going back

Lost Dog

Where did you sleep last night
Under the cold street light
Who last called you by your name

Where did you leave your peace
Other half of your broken leash
Why did you run so far away

Lost dog
Something 'bout you breaks my heart
Why're you burying bones out in the yard
I don't know if I wanna know where you've been
Lost dog, maybe I'll let you in
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Home's not a word you say
Something made you stray
Off like a feather in the wind

Where do you find the ground
Let yourself be found
If I open my door, make you my friend
Are you gonna run off and get lost again

Lost dog
Something ‘bout you breaks my heart
Why're you burying bones out in the yard
I don't know if I wanna know where you've been
But lost dog, maybe I'll let you in

You don't have to live this way
Hiding from the pouring rain
Running through the hunger and the pain

Lost dog
Something ‘bout you breaks my heart
Why're you burying bones out in the yard
I don't know if I wanna know where you've been
Lost dog, maybe I'll let you in

There's a broken in your eyes and it pulls me in
Will you let anybody get close again

Take Me Back

Take me back in time again
Stay with me like you did then
Take me as you find me here
Take me now, feel me near

Love like I never knew before
Someday will fade and be ignored
Nothing is forever anymore

Wrap me up in quiet sins
Take me lost make me found
Hold me silent in the night
Say I'm wrong make me right

Love like I've never knew before
Someday will fade and be ignored
Slipping through my fingers wanting more

Hanging on to every word
Whispered as the morning stirs

Still Life

Am I lying through my grin
Am I driftin'
Am I really just a child of sin
Oh I don't know what to do

Have I lost myself to lust
Is there anyone that I can trust
I tried to make the best of us
But I don't know what to do

Baby I'd tell you more
If I knew just what to say
But you never asked me anyway

Baby I'd ask for less
If I knew I had your ear
And every other part of you

Baby blue's the color of my eyes I'm told
When the sun sinks low and my eyes turn gold
Then you don't know what to do

Yellow is the color of the winter moon
And the page I press my pencil to
With a love letter to you

Baby I'd tell you more
If I knew just what to say
But you never asked me anyway
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Baby I'd ask for less
If I knew I had your ear
And every other part of you
Every other part of you
Every other part of you
Every other part of you

What I need from you my friend is a kiss
Then a walk to where the sidewalk ends
At the reservoir with you

Underneath the city sky, we're a still life
And all the people pass us by
And they don't know what to do

Baby I'd ask for less
If I knew I had your ear
And every other part of you

Jacqueline

Jacqueline
I see you there
In your pillbox hat
And bright pink dress

Won't you
Sit and keep me company

Walk with me to
The water's edge and
Ain't that far from
Where the sidewalk ends
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Won't you
Keep me company

And we'll move on down to the water's edge
Move on down, stick my feet in and
Feel it cool me down
Who do I talk to now, Jacqueline

I cried my tears
And they fell on down into
Your dark and misty blue
I'm standing right here next to you

Then you shedded your bright pink dress
You covered up with a blanket of white
Jackie won't you walk with me tonight

And we'll move on down to the water's edge
Move on down, stick my feet in and
Feel it cool me down
Who do I talk to now, Jacqueline

Maybe in a little while I'll feel alright
Maybe in a little while
Maybe in a little while I'll feel alright
Maybe in a little while

Jacqueline
I see you there in your
Pillbox hat and your bright pink dress

Won't you
Keep me company



See You Around

See You Around

I hear you loud and clear
Through all the din and commotion
I hear you loud and clear

A constant ringing bell
Or the ocean in a shell I held up to my ear
While everything else

Is breaking like the waves down on the coastline
Breaking like the wine-stained glass that held my drink
Breaking like the heart that's stuck inside my skin
Will it ever beat again
Or just go on bleeding 'til it's empty
'Til I fill it up again

I feel you baby
These aren't fighting words, just a declaration
I feel you

So I guess I'll be going now
I know you're looking out for new eyes in the crowd
I'll see you around

Breaking like the waves down on the coastline
Breaking like the wine-stained glass that held my drink
Breaking like the heart that's stuck inside my skin
Will it ever beat again
Or just go on bleeding 'til it's empty
'Til I fill it up again

Shiny pieces underneath my feet
Shiny pieces are not all of me
There's a far off feeling
I can't shake it
Hold it in my hands
But I might break it
Shiny pieces all around me

Breaking like the waves down on the coastline
Breaking like the wine-stained glass that held my drink
Breaking like the heart that's stuck inside my skin
Come on, fill it up again

Fill it up again
Fill it up again

Game To Lose

Tell it to me, spit it out
If you push me
I'll just get up
Tell it to me

Keep it coming
I'm on the ropes
But I got something that you can't see
Keep it coming

There's always another corner
Makes me wonder how

How much longer is it gonna be
Before I get where I'm going
Get what I need
You gotta give to get
You gotta be game to lose

A couple other
Rounds ahead
Getting closer, no, I won't slow down
Just a little longer

Think about it
What's the next move? And the next one?
When is enough enough?
When the going gets tough
Where can you go?

There's always another corner
Makes me wonder how

How much longer is it gonna be
Before I get where I'm going
Get what I need
You gotta give to get
You gotta be game to lose

How much faster can somebody run
If you're chasing a lover
And the noonday sun
Is beating down on you
And making it hard to breathe

How much longer is it gonna be
Before I get where I'm going
Get what I need
You gotta give to get
You gotta be game to lose

Ain't That Fine

Drivin' 'round
You're pointing out the faded places from your past
Fill up the tank
And I don't question all the bad times that you've had
All the bad times that you've had

You've got a story, a dotted line
You have your sins, and I've got mine
It's nothing special, ain't that fine
Ain't that fine

I've got a story, a dotted line
Where it begins, the when and why
It's nothing special, ain't that fine
Ain't that fine

I've been around
There were years when I was breaking every rule
But I'm coming down
I can't believe the things I put my mother through
But it's alright
I guess we all deserve our turn to be a fool
I took my turn and so did you

I've got a story, a dotted line
I have my sins, I've done my time
Nothing special, ain't that fine
Ain't that fine

I've got a story, a dotted line
When it's connecting yours to mine
Nothing special, ain't that fine
Ain't that fine

Ain't that fine

When Friday night
Finally comes I'll leave my troubles at the door
And all our friends
They pile in, we sit for supper on the floor
Why would I ever ask for more

Some folks have it better
But oh we've got it good

We've got a story, a dotted line
No need to hurry, take our time
Nothing special, ain't that fine
Ain't that fine

We've got a story, a dotted line
Where it begins, the when and why
Nothing special, ain't that fine?
Ain't that fine

(Ain't that fine)
We've got a story, a dotted line
We've got a dollar and a dime
Nothing special, ain't that fine
Ain't that fine
Ain't that fine
Ain't that fine
Ain't that fine

Pangaea

What's left
When the ground cracks
And the sky is black

It's a lonely life
Everybody lives, everybody lies
When the Earth shifts
I'm gonna leave you on the other side
You will reach through me, you think
That you need me but you don't need me

Oh it's a lonely life
I'm an old fisherman
Throw out my line
I'll pull you in
Drive my boat, drive my hook
Pull it out and throw you back into the deep end
Oh it's a lonely life

What's left
When the ground cracks
And the sky is black
Where will you land

In a game of pieces baby
What's your strategy
Try your best, connect to me
But the ocean is wider than you'd think
In a continental jigsaw

It's a lonely life
Everybody lives, everybody lies
When the Earth shifts and you leave me on the other side
It's a lonely life
Oh it's a lonely life

I-89

If there was another way out I'd take it
If there was another way down I'd go
If there was another way other than the highway
Show me on a map, point out the road

Waitin' for the sight of headlights flashin'
Fussing with the dial on the radio
Burning through the pages of the Rand McNally
Fire in my belly gonna keep you warm

If there was another way out I'd take it
If there was another way down I'd go
If there was another way other than the highway
Show me on a map, point out the road

Everybody wants a piece of me
Everybody wants to see what I see
Everybody wants a piece of me
Yeah, everybody wants to see what I see
But I can't just give it to you

I'm sick of this routine baby
Shake yourself out of your drowsy sleep
Leaving you the keys on the kitchen counter
Aren't you getting tired of the passenger seat

Take a minute to remember, baby
Think of my hand pressing on your back
When you said you hoped no one would ever love me
I'll never forgive you

If there was another way out I'd take it
If there was another way down I'd go
If there was another way other than the highway
Show me on a map, point out the road

Everybody wants a piece of me
Everybody wants to see what I see
But I can't just give it to you like that

Say you want a piece of me
Say you want to see what I see
But I can't just give it to you like that

Everybody wants a piece of me
Everybody wants to see what I see
But I can't just give it to you like that

Wild One

Do not cross over
Don't get youself undone
Do not cross over
The other side is a wild one

They say that there are mountains
Goodbye wind and snow
I want to climb the hillside
But I hear the women wail
Of a cautionary tale

It starts with just a whisper
Calling me to stay
Why would you want to leave us
Everything we gave
And everything we made
Singing

Do not cross over
Don't get youself undone
Do not cross over
The other side is a wild one

Where once there was a fire
Is only ash and stone
Where once there was a city
There are ghosts of feeling old
And they're kicking up the bones
Singing

Do not cross over
Don't get youself undone
Do not cross over
The other side is a wild one

The other side is a wild one
The other side is a wild one

Ryland (Under The Apple Tree)

Bright summertime
Pour the wine
We've got time
I'll make you mine

Under the apple tree
I planted for my love and me

Your hand upon my breast
In my sundress
You steal a kiss
How sweet it is

Under the apple tree
I planted for my love and me

Come September we'll be swimmin' in cider
And we'll press the fruit into butter
And we'll bake it into pies
Oh me, oh my
I love you like, a butterfly
Just let me lie

Under the apple tree
I planted for my love and me

Come September we'll be swimmin' in cider
And we'll press the fruit into butter
And we'll bake it into pies
Oh me, oh my
I love you like, like a butterfly
Just let me lie

Under the apple tree
I planted for my love and me

I planted for my love and me

Overland

Goodbye brother, hello railroad
So long, Chicago
All these years, thought I was where I ought to be
But times are changing
This country's growing
And I'm bound for San Francisco

Oh I've lived through more than I could tell
I've sold all that I could sell
Finally leaving it behind, goodbye, farewell

If it isn't one thing, then it's one thing more
If it isn't a fever that shows you the door
It's the air, or the water or the goddamn war

Goodbye brother, hello railroad
So long, Chicago
All these years thought I was where I ought to be
But times are changing
This country's growing
And I'm bound for San Francisco

Mama died, brother was born
Daddy tried but he came up short
We were hungry, scared, and needed more

How much can a person take
I been working hard since I was eight
Got more than my share of years upon my face
(Upon my face)

Brother, I've made up my mind
Got a ticket on the Union Line
I know we'll meet again on the other side

Goodbye brother, hello railroad
So long, Chicago
All these years, thought I was where I ought to be
But times are changing
This country's growing
And I'm bound for San Francisco
Where a new life waits for me

Goodbye brother, hello railroad
So long, Chicago
All these years, thought I was where I ought to be
But times are changing
This country's growing
And I'm bound for San Francisco
Where a new life waits for me

Crescent City

You're a strange bird
You're a black crow
And you're darker than the darkest dark before the cock crows

You're a strange bird
Wanna take a long flight
Over highway 101 down to Crescent City tide

Then you sit on the white beach
While the waves wash up your supper
Sit on the white beach wondering
Where are the others

The other road, the
One less taken
You tried it out you stuck around just trying to fake it

There were good days
'Til you broke them
There were right words but they always were the ones unspoken

So you sit beneath a tree
And wait for manna from the sky
Sit beneath a tree humming
Am I born to die

Dirt under your fingernails
Wipe the mud from the windowsill
In this world of sweat and tears
Make a life worth of living

It's a free fall
It's a high dive
No one really knows what the ocean hides

But you and I, bird
We're gonna find out
And I'll be next to you when the lights go out

And we might see some kind
Of beauty in the water
Flashes all around
Of a life that we forgot

Dirt under your fingernails
Wipe the mud from the window sill
In this world of sweat and tears
Make a life worth of living

Make a life worth of living
(Make a life worth of living)
(Make a life worth of living)
Make a life worth of living

You're a strange bird
You're a black crow

Close It Down

Your voice is an echo of the voices in my mind
You're talking low and laughing on the wrong side of the line
Take me back to way last June when summer made us high
Do you remember why

The midnight sun was beating down on everyone but us
See I got a chill that I can't shake, and I think it's from your touch
I'm waiting for the clocks to turn so the sun won't blind my eyes
Do you remember why

I'm not the first one in this town to come under your spell
You come on strong and stick around and you think you mean well
And if I got the wrong idea then I apologize
And I remember why

I remember
In a late night taxi
Back seat, blurry
City lights go by me
Your hand's on my knee
But it means nothing
I know it means nothing

I know it means nothing

You wanna take me out tonight, you want to buy the round
Bourbon by the bottle you wanna close it down
But when the last call lights come up, you go home to your wife
And you remember why

Hundred Miles

Got a dusty neck and a bent back low
Feel the heat rise up over red dog road
Up ahead's just more of the road not showin'
That's a hundred miles that I'm goin1

It's a long way up and a long way back
Ain't no short cut and no sidetrack
And there ain’t no sign of a shade tree growing
That's a hundred miles that I'm goin'

That's a hundred miles to get back to you
Been a hundred years and maybe two

See the road stretch out to the old home place
See a glad tear standing on grandma’s face
Gonna get some love and a big hello in
That's a hundred miles that I'm goin'

That's a hundred miles to get back to you
Been a hundred years or maybe two

Got a dusty neck and a bent back low
Feel the heat rise up over red dog road
Up ahead's just more of the road not showin'
That's a hundred miles that I'm goin'

That's a hundred miles that I'm goin'

Non Albums Tracks

Adieu False Heart

(Linda Ronstadt / I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

Adieu false heart now we must part
May the joys of the world go with you
I love you long with a faithful heart
But never anymore can I believe you

I seen the time I'd a married you
And been your constant lover
But now I'd gladly give you up
For one whose heart is truer

You think you are too good for me
You think I am forsaken
But if you think I care for you
You are very much mistaken

My mind is like the constant sun
From the east to the west it ranges
But yours is like unto the moon
It's every month it changes

When I lay down to take my rest
No scornful one to wake me
I'll go straightway unto my grave
Just as fast as time can take me

Adieu false heart now we must part
May the joys of the world go with you
I love you long with a faithful heart
But never anymore can I believe you

Be My Husband

(Nina Simone / I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

Be my husband and I'll be your wife
Be my husband and I'll be your wife
Be my husband and I'll be your wife

Loving all of you the rest of your life

If you promise me you'll be my man
If you promise me you'll be my man
If you promise me you'll be my man
I will love you the best I can

Stick to the promise man that you made me
Stick to the promise man that you made me
Stick to the promise man that you made me
That you stay away from Rosalie

Oh daddy love me good
Oh daddy love me good
Oh daddy love me good
Oh daddy now love me good

If you want me to cook and sew
If you want me to cook and sew
If you want me to cook and sew yeah
Outside of you there is no place to go

Please don't treat me so doggone mean
Please don't treat me so doggone mean
Please don't treat me so now doggone mean yeah
You're the meanest man I ever see

Oh daddy now love me good
Oh daddy now love me good
Oh daddy love me good
Oh daddy now love me good

Crossing Muddy Waters

(John Hiatt / I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

Baby's gone and I don't know why
She let out this morning
Like a rusty shot in a hollow sky

She left me without warning
Sooner than the dogs could bark
Faster than the sun rose
Down to the banks in an old mule car
She took a flatboat across the shallow

Left me in my tears to drown
She left a baby daughter
Now the river is wide and deep and brown
She's crossing muddy waters

Tobacco standing in the fields
Be rotten come November
And a bitter heart will not reveal
A spring that love remembers

When that sweet brown girl of mine
Her black eyes are ravens
We broke the bread and drank the wine
From a jug that she'd been saving

She left me in my tears to drown
She left a baby daughter
Now the river is wide and deep and brown
She's crossing muddy waters

Baby's crying and the daylight's gone
That big oak tree is groaning
In rush of wind and river of song
I can hear my sweetheart moaning

Crying for her baby child
And crying for her husband
And crying for that river's wild
To take her from her loved ones

Left me in my tears to drown
She left a baby daughter
Now the river is wide and deep and brown
She's crossing muddy waters

Now the river is wide and deep and brown
She's crossing muddy waters

Darkest Hour Is Just Before Down

(Emmylou Harris / I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

The sun is slowly sinkin'
The day's almost gone
Still darkness falls around us
And we must journey on

The darkest hour is just before dawn
The narrow way leads home
Lay down your soul at Jesus' feet
The darkest hour is just before dawn

Like a shepherd out on the mountain
A-watchin' the sheep down below
He's coming back to claim us
Will you be ready to go

The darkest hour is just before dawn
The narrow way leads home
Lay down your soul
Let Jesus in
The darkest hour is just before dawn
The darkest hour is just before dawn

Fortune's Child

(Vanity of Vanities; A Tribute to Connie Converse)

This Letter comes from fortune's child
You see no other name inside
You may recall my heart was wild
And to your love I pay no mind

We never could go hand in hand
So to your love I only smell
And you could never understand
That I was fortune's only child

You used to ask me what I wanted
I said the world and time and space
My heart was wild, my head was haunted
With every new and smiling face

I said I'd wait 'til fortune's smile
I said I'd never change my mind
This letter comes from Fortune’s Child
But when was Fortune ever kind

Grandma's Hands

Grandma's hands clapped in the church on Sunday morning
Grandma's hands played the tambourine so well
Grandma's hands used to issue a warning
She'd say
"Billy
Don't run so fast
Might fall on a piece of glass
Might be six there in that grass!"
Grandma's hands
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Grandma's hands soothe the look of a mother
Grandma's hands used to ache sometimes and swell
Oh Grandmas' hands used to life her face into the sheets
Say
"Baby, grandma understand
That you really love that man
Put yourself in Jesus' hands"
Grandma's hands

Grandma's hands used to hand me pieces of candy
Grandma's hands used to pick me up each time I fell
Grandma's hands really came in handy
She'd say
"Baby, don't you whip that boy
What you gonna spank him for?
He didn't drop no apple core"
But I don't have Grandma any more
If I get to heaven I'll look for
Grandma's hands
Grandma's hands

I Think of You

(Utah Phillips / I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

I look to see the wildflowers blooming
And wonder why they seem so plain
The springtime rides all the brown hills over
Young birds sing in a silver rain

I think of you as the night rolls by
You're on my mind the whole night through
Far away in a lonesome city
All the time you're gone, I think of you

And when my world has turned to sunlight
And the dust clouds stand in the summer sky
I'll number all the climbing roses
Watch to see the milkweed fly

I think of you as the night rolls by
You're on my mind the whole night through
Far away in a lonesome city
All the time you're gone, I think of you

And when I hear the soft wind moaning
Like an angel's voice from a far-off shore
My days slip by like light snow falling
Or dry brown leaves blown by my door

I think of you as the night rolls by
You're on my mind the whole night through
Far away in a lonesome city
All the time you're gone, I think of you

Little Lies

(I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

I'm gonna hold my cards close
Cover my scars and mostly tell you little lies
I hope you never know this
Kind of loneliness that’s eating me alive

If I pretend I never cried
And my daddy raised me right
That I pick myself up when I fall
That I don’t need a helping hand
On my own two feet I stand
Will you come running when I call

Is it all right with you if it’s all wrong with me
'Cause it’s all right with me if you wanna be set free
I’ll set you free

It wasn’t my intent
Maybe I should not have spend all my money tryin’ to make it
I don’t know how I never saw the writing on the wall
Telling me to fake it

Is it all right with you if it’s all wrong with me
'Cause it’s all right with me if you wanna be set free

Every morning we wake up I see you lying there
The tangle of your sweet embrace
Whispers in the air
Skin to skin and eyes locked in

Are you really there
Are you still there
Will I be there

Is it all right with you if it’s all wrong with me
'Cause it’s all right with me if you wanna be set free

But who will love me when you go
Don’t say good bye just shut the door
I wish you could have told me
I wish you could have told me

I’ll be all right
I’ll be all right
I’ll be all right...

Lord Lead Me On

(Bill Monroe / I'm with her feat. Sarah jarosz)

When the way seems dark and long
As I pass amid the throng
Hold to my hand dear Lord I pray
Give me grace to shout and shine
Ever in the light divine
Lord lead me on from day to day

Lord lead me on from day to day
I want to walk the holy way
Oh friends forsake me all along
I asked the Lord to lead me on

In this world of doubt and gloom
When hopes flowers fail to bloom
Hold to my hand dear Lord I pay
I have put my faith in Thee
Till the homeland I shall see
Lord lead me on from day to day

Lord lead me on from day to day
I want to walk the holy way
Oh friends forsake me all along
I asked the Lord to lead me on

When old age is stealing on
And my strength is almost gone
Hold to my hand dear Lord I pray
Surely Thou wilt ne'er forsake
Till in heaven I awake
Lord lead me on from day to day

Lord lead me on from day to day
I want to walk the holy way
Oh friends forsake me all along
I asked the Lord to lead me on

From day to day
I want to walk the holy way
Oh friends forsake me all along
I asked the Lord to lead me on

Lover's Return

(Linda Ronstadt / I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

And so you have come back to me
And say the old love's growing yet
You tried through all these weary years
You tried too vainly to forget

Oh no I cannot take your hand
God never gives us back our youth
The loving heart you slighted then
Was yours my friend in perfect truth

Come close and let me see your face
Your raven hair is tinged with snow
Oh yes it is the same dear face
I loved so many years ago

Oh no I cannot take your hand
God never gives us back our youth
The loving heart you slighted then
Was yours my friend in perfect truth

Farewell I think I love you yet
As friend to friend God bless you dear
And guide you through these weary years
To where the skies are always clear

Oh no I cannot take your hand
God never gives us back our youth
The loving heart you slighted then
Was yours my friend in perfect truth

Oh no I cannot take your hand
God never gives us back our youth
The loving heart you slighted then
Was yours my friend in perfect truth

Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

(Adele Cover / I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

This was all you
None of it me
You put your hands on
On my body and told me
Told me you were ready

For the big one
For the big jump
I'd be your last love
Everlasting you and me
That was what you told me

I'm giving you up
I've forgiven it all
You set me free

Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more

Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more

I was too strong
You were trembling
You couldn't handle the hot heat rising
Baby I'm still rising

I was running you were walking
You couldn't keep up
You were falling down, down
There's only one way down

I'm giving you up
I've forgiven it all
You set me free

Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more

Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more

If you're ready, if you're ready
If you're ready, I am ready
If you're ready, if you're ready
We both know we ain't kids no more

I'm giving you up
I've forgiven it all
You set me free

Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more

Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more

Shadow blues

(Laura Veirs / I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

There's a shadow beneath the sea
There's a shadow between you and me
I've learned that love is scared of light
Thousand seeds from a flower
Blowing through the night

Your blackened kiss on my cheek
Your blackened kiss runs river deep
A stranded fish dear, i'm on the sand
Blue water from a pool
Up to the clouds i'll land

Though I am dark 'bout the whys of wanting
Though I am dark, i'm still a child
Gonna dig a coal mine, climb down deep inside
Where my shadow's got one place to go
One place to hide

There's a shadow beneath the sea
There's a shadow between you and me
I've learned that love is scared of light
Thousand seeds from a flower blowing through the night
Thousand seeds from a flower blowing through the night

Some Tyrant

(Kate Rusby / Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan)

Some tyrant has stolen
My true love away
And here in old England
I can no longer stay

I'll cross the wide ocean
Never on my bed rest
In search of my true love
That I love the best

When that I've found out
My joy and my delight
I will welcome her kindly
By day and by night

Here's a health to all others
That are loyal and just
And here's confusion to the rivals
That lives in distrust

There's Venus and Volum
They are both joined as one
So keep yourselves single
As you and I have done

So keep yourselves single
And constant I'll retire
Unto her like some Venus
That flourishes like fire

The bugle shall speak
And the serpent shall sing
There'll be instruments of music
For to make the valleys ring

Oh the huntsman he'll holler
And the hounds make their noise
For to fill my love's heart with
Ten thousand bright joys

Some tyrant has stolen
My true love away
And here in old England
I can no longer stay

I'll cross the wide ocean
Never on my bed rest
In search of my true love
That I love the best

Walkin' Back To Georgia

(Jim Croce / I'm with her feat. Sarah Jarosz)

I'm walkin' back to Georgia
And I hope she will take me back
Nothin' in my pockets
And all I own is upon my back

But she's the girl who said she loved me
On that hot dusty Macon road
And if she's still around
I'm gonna settle down
With that hard lovin' Georgia girl

I'm walkin' back to Georgia
She's the only one who knows
How it feels when you lose a dream
And how it feels when you dream alone

Georgia can you hear me callin'
Oh I'll be home in just a while
And if I had to I'd be crawlin'
Just to share another mornin' smile

But you're the girl who said you loved me
On that hot dusty long ago
And if you're still around
I'm gonna settle down
With you my hard lovin' Georgia girl...because

I'm walkin' back to Georgia
And I hope she will take me back
Nothin' in my pockets
And all I own is upon my back