In The Dirt

by Karen Savoca

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1.
Just Let Go 04:43
just let go these are the hands that held your face these are the eyes that saw you true how can i bear to leave this place when i have nothing left to lose just let go just let go i am a caretaker on this land i am a sexton at the grave tired of gambling with a losing hand if it's too painful, then look away just let go just let go here is the spring that feeds the lake here is the house built by my brother and this the path that we did take the day that you became my lover just let go just let go pretty the lamp that lights your way pretty the light they call the gloaming how can i bear to leave this place when i have always called it home just let go just let go written by karen savoca ©2005 Alcove/BMI
2.
don't look at the clock see these flowers blooming beneath the ground i'd like to have their petals for my bed they know how to do it all without a sound if i could only get some quiet in my head don't look at the clock it makes me wait don't look at the clock it makes me late don't look at the clock that boy's got fire burning in his blood he won't listen to anything i say i've been trying to get him down here in the mud he just flaps his arms and says no, not today don't look at the clock it makes you wait don't look at the clock it'll make you late don't look at the clock i've got people sleeping in my yard they've been there so long now no one knows whether life was easy, life was hard sometimes i hear them whisper see where time will go don't look at the clock it'll make you wait don't look at the clock it'll make you late don't look at the clock written by karen savoca ©2005 Alcove/BMI
3.
give me a kiss when we could climb treetops, why fall to earth life is a long path, troubled from birth you turn and ask me, was it always like this don't think about it, just give me a kiss just give me a kiss give me a kiss hold me like this in a moment of bliss give me a kiss what do the birds think when they look down at us tugging and pulling and kicking up dust you smile and ask me, was it always like this let's not talk about it, just give me a kiss just give me a kiss give me a kiss hold me like this in a moment of bliss give me a kiss we're far from the streetlights, under the moon standing here barefoot in my new dress let's dip our dreams in the cool evening dew forget all our worries just give me a kiss just give me a kiss give me a kiss hold me like this in a moment of bliss give me a kiss written by karen savoca ©2005 Alcove/BMI
4.
mother's arms playing soldier in the sand you could control them with your little hands you will long to be in your mother's arms again big voice tells you it's time to go you have no choice, you have to fight don't think about what’s wrong or right where will i find you when you're afraid where can you hide from the pain where will i find you when the sky falls low oh, where will you go - oh, where will you go now you have dreams of war in your head you've got scars still burning it's lonely in the dark ,you said it's lonely where will i find you when you're afraid where can you hide from the rain where will i find you when the sky falls low oh, where will you go oh, where will you go playing soldier in the sand you could control them with your little hands now you long for your mother's arms you long for your mother's arms written by karen savoca ©2005 Alcove/BMI
5.
The Year 04:58
the year i've been sleeping through the morning not waking till the afternoon in my dreams i'm fixing everything i've been no place with no one i am floating all around the room when i dream i can go anywhere the year the house finally fell the year the drought dried up the well so many things i meant to tell you the year the house finally fell i've been waiting till the fire's out and the candles have all burned down in the dark i'm seeing everything the year the house finally fell the year the drought dried up the well so many things i never did tell you the year the house finally fell the day the roof just caved in the way i gave up trying to win so many places i should've been the day the roof just caved in i've been sleeping through the morning not waking till the afternoon written by karen savoca ©2005 Alcove/BMI
6.
In The Dirt 05:11
in the dirt gonna dig down in the dirt get it all over my skin sleep real well and up with the birds do it all over again dig down, dig down way, way down in the ground gonna dig down in dirt feel it between my toes gonna find out what every farmer knows way down in the dirt dig down, dig down way, way down in the ground gonna dig down in the dirt plant good things to eat gonna heel it in with my own two feet yeah, down in the dirt dig down, dig down way, way down in the ground gonna dig down in the dirt where all the good things grow gonna have a talk with mother earth she knows how to soothe my soul gonna dig down in the dirt get it all over my skin sleep real well and up with the sun do it all over again dig down, dig down way, way down in the ground dig down, dig down way, way down in the ground what you gonna do when you've had enough when the bills pile up when the water's too deep when the hill's too steep what you gonna do with a head full of bees when you're tired of saying please in a world full of schemes to remember your dreams what you gonna do when the baby can't sleep when you're too tired to weep when the motor won't run when you're feeling done dig down, dig down written by karen savoca ©2005 Alcove/BMI
7.
What Is Free 04:58
what is free oh i know no one's gonna change the world winter will come, what can i do, the wind will blow through it's so hard for me to see the bright of things watching the earth, how we're wearing her down, jewels in a crown you've never seen oh mercury send a message to my love for me i am burning like a candle, rolling like the sea learning what is free there's a light in the night when the moon is full fill up the tide, tears for my eyes, water from the sky oh i know there will be a morning sun I'll take in the host, swallow the night carry that light when day is done oh mercury send a message to my love for me i am burning like a candle, rolling like the sea learning what is free you and i, we come and go we live and die but the river flows... written by karen savoca&pete heitzman ©2005 Alcove/BMI
8.
16 Windmills 05:24
16 windmills my love and i, we live in the trees our house sways with the breeze the birds sing a sweet song you can't help but sing along 16 windmills on the hill just look up there and watch them go 16 windmills on the hill we say blow, wind blow come on city boy, step outside the ground is soft and the grass is high take a walk now, it won't hurt get your street feet down in the dirt 16 windmills on the hill just look up there and watch them go 16 windmills on the hill we say blow, wind blow now we're driving weapons, stepping on the gas enjoy it honey, because it won't last it's a big production, smoke and ice all this rushing through paradise 16 windmills on the hill they stand real tall, just watch them go 16 windmills on the hill we say blow, wind blow so what do you say we all go up in the trees we'll swing and sway with the breeze we'll sing a sweeter song, and everybody gonna sing along 16 windmills on the hill just look up there and watch them go 16 windmills on the hill blow, wind blow written by karen savoca ©2005 Alcove/BMI
9.
Green 02:51
green the sky is weeping five day rain coast to coast it's all the same baby sleeping when she wakes everything's turned green does he love her yes he do she's like no one he ever knew loves her wild loves her more can't wait till she flies through the door all green now that life's an open book don't be shy come take a look step inside my little boat cross the water to the shore so green written by karen savoca ©2005 Alcove Music/BMI Accordion intro by Tom T-Bone Wolk
10.
in trouble with you i don't want to go another day in trouble with you in trouble with you even when i try to stay away i worry about you i worry about you let's make a pile of all our things throw the match and start again because i can't go another day in trouble with you everything i have is yours drink my wine sleep in my room i don't want to go another day in trouble with you written by karen savoca ©2005 Alcove/BMI

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released March 15, 2006

Karen Savoca - Vocals, keyboards
Pete Heitzman - Guitars, Mandolin
T-Bone Wolk - Bass, Accordion, 12 string guitar (WHAT IS FREE)
Greg Brown - Backing Vocals (IN THE DIRT)

Produced by Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman
Recorded and mixed by Pete Heitzman & Karen Savoca

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Karen Savoca Oneida, New York

Karen’s baby diary reads, "20 months, knows 6 songs." Her mother, a big band singer, was not surprised to find her constantly dancing and singing.

"A voice with this much strength and easy confidence is a rare find. Her songs are filled with good humor, sensuality and nature's simple pleasures. She can work a sly smile into a lyric that makes you smile in spite of yourself." All Music Guide
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