The Gospel Flats

by The Gospel Flats

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1.
Valley Blues 01:42
If at last I am to lose I will play the valley blues while I mourn the mercy kill from the valley to the hill you stand up and I'll sit down I am lost and you are found What is it you want from me must it be the blues is it late and are you tired come sit down by the fire send your woes back down to dust play the blues from dawn till dusk
2.
Apple Core 03:49
I’m gonna call the doctor, you’ve gone crazy i can see it in your eyes that there’s no savin' you you’re slated to fulfill the writing on the wall and girl there’s no debating I’m gonna call the officer you’re going to that cell I can see it in your grin you’re going straight on down to hell see you’ve got this gene that says you’re gonna lie and cheat and steal and are you sorry for what you’ve done or are you gonna run and are you sorry for what you’ve done for all the years and years of pain you caused someone I’m gonna call your mama no she won’t believe her ears she bore herself a daughter who lived up to her greatest fears oh you’re the one to blame for her tears I’m gonna pray to God and he’s gonna tell his son and they’re both gonna look down upon you and blanket you with the grace of God but I’m gonna place a mark there above your heart shaped like a serpent coiling up around a bitter green apple core and are you sorry for what you’ve done or are you gonna run and are you sorry for what you’ve done for all the years and years of pain you caused someone and are you ready for the rocks to fly through your windows and night are you ready for the sun to rise on your cold and lonely lonely life are you sorry about the ones you loved 'neath the dull orange glow of the pale moonlight are you sorry for the songs you write or the ones you keep in the back of your mind
3.
Old sweet virginia made her body moan from the stars raised all by herself, a bed not made her own I've no idea what keeps her tied in all those chains One more day, we'll reach those stars for sure I love you so much it hurts, truly, I made it so when will you wrap your ragged love inside of mine Treat me as if I had no idea what happened in your past One more day, we'll reach those tears for sure So let it be satisfied one good cry sweep your eyes come and be satisfied one more time sweet Virginia, cry
4.
N Judah 03:14
We take the N Judah down to the ocean side shiver in the cold waves crashing straight up to our thighs we build a fire up and we wrap ourselves up tight and from a blanket by the sea we saw the light and from the first time that I saw you until the last time in my youth I couldn’t keep my heart from beating or my fair skin from blushing truth and I remember what you said about looking down instead of out getting lost in sand castles of introspective doubt so I let go of your hand and I held my head up high and like a forest through the trees I saw the sky and from the first time that I loved you through the years that sweet love grew I wished that I could be your mother and give the love she held from you and of all the things I learned from you and all I threw away I never spoke more brutal truth or known no greater strength and we stumbled through the dark, my love, we knew no other way but we couldn’t shed the weight of having known the blinding day the blinding day where are you going love, that tunnel’s dark, I wouldn’t if I were you where are you running to, this time I cannot follow you where are you running from and what more could I have done to keep you safe here in these arms safe and loved and warm saved here in these arms you once ran to and from the first time that I lost you ‘til the last dark night we muddled through I knew that I could not be for you the great white light you walked into
5.
There’s a fault line between us and I don’t know if I can cross There’s a land slide divide and I might get lost You’ve held this whole world together long as you could but I know soon It’s gonna rattle apart for good and you’d push and pull it all back together if you could and you row and row upstream as the mighty Jordan flows There’s a fault line in your front yard, it’s where I buried my secrets and scars and I’m still hoping that they might all be lost cause you’ve held this whole world in tact for this scared little girl but I know you You’re not long for this world So I’d push and pull you all back together if I could and you row and row upstream as the mighty Jordan flows There’s a fault line between us, and it’s called death And when you start talking like that I just go deaf cause you keep this whole world a spinning like a wooden top but I know when the big one hits the dreidel drops and I’d push and pull you all back together if I could and I’d row with you across the mighty Jordan but you know You can only go alone you can only cross alone
6.
40 02:12
with the right to be alive is the notion of more time if you need help turn around and you're back to blue skies the trip of your life is done in love lives in every nature hiding in towers don't give you strength of 40 hearts in danger if you need some help got a heart full of raging fire is it cold on your mountain did the rainbow sink your age in my house I'm thick with longing for the past love we have shared the sound of the drum is piling up it takes me in with thunder naked burning coronation lining up to see if I need some sleep I'll get around to it in a while and I'm running through the rain oh brother i can't stay any longer
7.
Caught in the death of our misuse drinking the glass of dry abuse blood in the wine, hunger for truth flooding the fields where the ashes flew where made was I for this tomb When I was young, I read your book and in the words there, I mistook an offer of an author's love all my sins for all his blood For made was I for this love Alive and well, I shall be healed suffered long for the answer the answer came, I am now and shall become death to be renewed in the light of love The cross that hangs above my door the tremor that brought him to the floor the light shed on the open sore that bleeds for me forever more For made was I for this war Alive and well, I shall be healed suffered long for the answer the answer came, I am now and shall become death to be renewed in the light of love Alive and well, I shall be healed suffered long for the answer the answer came, I am now and shall become death to be renewed in the light of love death to be renewed in the light of love death to be renewed in the light of love
8.
Harbin 01:48
I'll bring you healing from Harbin majesty from highway one I'll bring you all that I can carry in these lungs and fill your room with a song I'll bring the strength that worked the soil riches from these fertile lands I've roamed I'll bring you everything these sore muscles can hold and fill your cup 'til it overflows I'll bring you tenderness but I won't let you rest for long 'Cause I'll bring you wild fires from west Texas If the light dancing in your eyes ain't strong enough Oh I'll bring you courage in the coals beneath my tongue and if you're brave enough you can hear it in this song If you're brave enough you can hear it in these songs
9.
Lonestar 05:07
Everlasting everlonging love of mine i wandered so long for nothing but the right I was wrong about the plunge I was raised to stay afloat in my heart, we're all crying see the love that we let go racing forever racing forever down that long narrow line racing to the last reach of time racing forever back down to my knees you take a walk under stars and rain you feel it, it dreams you and whispers of your name while the old world is dying you'll grow to be a stream and here drink your life and ride it to the sea racing forever racing forever down that long narrow line racing to the last reach of time racing forever back down to my knees here calls the bell my lonestar here cries more light my lonestar you wonder what happened to your love when all it wants is wonder in your cup the youth you thought lost could never come apart from the vows in your heart a-latching to the light on the road racing forever racing forever down that long narrow line racing to the last reach of time racing forever back down racing forever back down racing forever back down to my knees
10.
What happened to you is what happened to me you're going out of style you couldn't even see you come from your life straight into mine you're lowering your knife but I'm already stabbed All that I want All that I want, to be alone with you tonight you're closing the door on the ghost and the flood start asking for more you'll get your way in time if your way is mine then mine is yours I'm sleeping like a babe and I know you don't need to go All that I want All that I want, to be alone with you tonight All that I want All that I want, to be alone with you tonight All I want is to be in the arms of my true love At last I am alone with you

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released April 5, 2014

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The Gospel Flats Berkeley, California

Country/Folk Duo The Gospel Flats is the union of prolific bay area songwriters Graham Patzner (Whiskerman) and Chelsea Coleman. Their vocals blend seamlessly and travel to powerful heights of soul and gospel while still staying rooted to the old down-home country twang. Their music grabs from the traditional melting pot and creates a refreshing medicine for these torrential, yet auspicious times. ... more

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