Eight Belles

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1.
Never need another home than this Never need another home that this From the grape vines to the tall pines in the early evening mist, Never need another home than this Bury your gold at the foot of the old pear tree, Bury your gold at the foot of the old pear tree On a dark night after midnight cause these woods are full of thieves Bury your gold at the foot of the old pear tree It's a cold and dirty world out there for a doe-eyed girl with a mind as rare as yours We'll give you everything you need, a little house and books to read And a man who rarely speaks
2.
You'll be my breath and I'll be your body Nights like these who needs them both Why did you wait for me, I wouldn't wait for you If you did the things to me that I did to you Down on your porch three in the morning I'm playing you songs, you're telling me stories About all the girls who have loved you since I've gone A bold little number with a sweet melody But every morning, she isn't me, the darkness in you, the darkness in me I too have had others, who treated me better, They come to my shows and write me long letters Their hearts are as open and easy as a summer breeze Your heart is so heavy, it just makes you mean You'd hate California but I'd take you with me, the darkness in you, the darkness in me
3.
All It Takes 02:50
Claw your way into the day, Two cold hours on the highway And you hate your friends who've really made it Who really makes it, these days These days, these days, these days Remember the time I lost my keys in the snow, You threw your hand right through my window And if all it takes is to be a little drunk and brave, Baby, you've got what it takes All It Takes, All it takes, All it takes
4.
Where did you go, oh richness of feeling You live by the light, then the light is no more How many years, can a man spend searching To find his home, til he cares no more All of the places we wanted to live Have been taken over by the young and the rich But who am I to say? In the right light, I look that way Where did you go, oh elegant hunger? You run by my side, then we run no more Every year, we lose another We fight to the death, but we don't know what for They're making a movie about the lost romantics And can we be in it, we look so authentic Who am I to say? In the right light, we look that way
5.
Draw that line and I'll cross it every time, There's a reason why some people live alone You say I sleep with one foot on the ground Well that's the way I've found that I can sleep at all You say someday I'll have to give it up Take off this skin and let the sunlight in But why do you want me? If I only disappoint you, And I think I need some young fool, cause I can't fool you You're the kind of man who tries to find The end to all my dark unpleasantries You'd love to stand on the beach and watch me drown So you can swim out and pretend you're saving me
6.
The Old Life 03:36
Cause you live in a perpetual light, an endless rise to an altar Of money and straight bloodlines If a love so unravels at the thought of my little hands Is it really any love at all like we had back in the old life Getting older just means more things to miss, to miss And if you saw me on the street we'd be back on the old life
7.
Ghost Light 06:05
Look out, look out from my window A ghost light is standing there Who knew you had it in you Who knew you had it in you Had it in you Buried you down in a back woods forest A church light of southern stars You knew you had it in you You know you had it in you
8.
Julian 03:58
What can it be, what pieces of me did you keep, did you keep Elegantly suffering's much sweeter than you think But it's not my fault, it was not my hand that we be our lives on, Julian I can't believe that everything goes for a reason, what reason Cause nobody needs, a knife to the heart just to see that they bleed But it's not my fault, it was not my hand, that we bet our lives on, Julian And it's not my life, it was just our lives, that buried us alive my Julian Now you can lead your whole life so clean, so clean Cause our story was written long before we came to be But it's not your fault it was a beautiful plan that we built our dreams on, Julian It was not your life, it was just our lives, that buried us alive my Julia
9.
Target 03:36
You've been good for a day, dear And a day to you is a year And the minutes they hold you Clean in their arms but can't stay This is not my home, dear It's something I can't pretend And you said that our meeting Was your most beloved cosmic accident But my mother always said Never to love a man Who you know you're stronger than Nobody loves a war, dear But those who know they can win And we both know that I Have a critical eye for a target and a hit Tonight you'll be my target
10.
Are we the gentle little things, Gentle little things We do to each other Or are we the gentle little things Gentle little things We do to get by There's a hill outside my house You can see the whole damn city Stars swallowed by the light And when darkness comes around This view is very fitting One in a million with the night Cause stars are gentle little things Gentle little things They can't put up a fight My life is a little gentle little thing Gentle little thing Gentle little thing

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Produced by Jessi Phillips, Henry Nagle, Ross Harris
Engineered by Ross Harris at 25th St. Recording

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released December 8, 2015

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Eight Belles Oakland, California

Songwriter and vocalist Jessi Phillips and guitarist Henry Aloysius Nagle create inspired, subtle Americana music that pays respects to its influences but sounds like nothing but itself. If Harry Nilsson and Patsy Cline had a love child and left it in the forest to be raised by wolves, its cries would sound very similar to this music. ... more

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