Old Mill Sessions

by The Blushin' Roulettes

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credits

released February 14, 2014

Angie Heimann: guitar, vocals, piano
Cas Sochacki: dobro, lap steel guitar, vocals
Buddy Stubbs: lead guitar, bass
Jubal Stedman: drums, percussion
Luke Stone: piano
Calvin Turnbull: bass on track 4
Kate Stone: cello on track 6
Gwyneth Moreland: harmony vocals on tracks 7 and 8
Bob Heimann: vocals, guitar on track 11


All songs written by Angie Heimann, except tracks 1 and 5 (written by Angie Heimann and Cas Sochacki,) track 3 (written by Angie Heimann, Cas Sochacki and Luke Stone) and track 11 (written by Angie Heimann and Bob Heimann.

All songs recorded and mixed by Cas Sochacki at Farmstead Studio in Mendocino, CA except tracks 1, 4, 5 and 6 recorded and mixed by Calvin Turnbull at Old School Studio in Caspar, CA.

All songs produced by Cas Sochacki and Angie Heimann except tracks 1, 4, 5 and 6 produced by Calvin Turnbull, Buddy Stubbs and The Blushin' Roulettes.

All tracks mastered by Calvin Turnbull at Old School Studuo Caspar, CA

Band photography by Pablo Abuliak. Album design and artwork by Rachel and Chris Holland.

Copyright 2014 Cinnamon Bones Music.

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Track Name: Sadness Thief
Sadness Thief
You gonna be my sadness thief
You gonna be my happy strong-arm
Already are my clover leaf
Already are my good-luck charm

Baby man, baby woman
Here it is, feel it coming
Into the quiet night
Walk with me baby
Living an out-loud life
Don’t mean maybe

Tell you what, I been thinking
Rule makers must be drinking
If they think one of us is gonna give in
We’ve got to shine this life we’re living
Baby man, baby woman
Take my hand, let’s go swimming

Into the quiet night
Walk with me baby
Living an out-loud life
Don’t mean maybe

Baby man, baby woman
Here it is, feel it coming
Into the quiet night
Walk with me baby
Living an out-loud life
Don’t mean maybe

You gonna be my sadness thief
You gonna be my happy strong-arm
Already are my clover leaf
Already are my good-luck charm

Baby man, baby woman
Here it is, feel it coming
Into the quiet night
Walk with me baby
Living an out-loud life
Don’t mean maybe
Track Name: Ballad to Biker Joe
You got a mean way about you but your heart is good
You like to mess up, mess up the neighborhood
You say come on, baby and we’ll take a ride
But I’ll wait to see you on the other side

When you come to me, dim your beams
And wrap yourself around me in the gauze of dreams
I’d go with you on your midnight ride
But I can only be your mistress ‘cause the moon’s your bride

You were born unlucky but you wear it well
And when you shine your smile no one can ever tell
You stay in all day although you wake at dawn
You might like dancing in the shadows but you’re no one’s pawn

When you come to me, dim your beams
And wrap yourself around me in the gauze of dreams
I’d go with you on your midnight ride
But I couldn’t be your mistress if I was your bride

You were born unlucky but you wear it well
And when you shine your smile, no one can ever tell
You stay in all day although you wake at dawn
You might like dancing in the shadows but you’re no one’s pawn

When you come to me, dim your beams
And wrap yourself around me in the gauze of dreams
I’ll go with you on your midnight ride
I couldn’t be your mistress if I was your bride

You say come on baby, and we’ll take a ride
But I’ll wait to see you on the other side
Track Name: Wind and the Sand
Wind and the Sand

Roseanne, daughter of a man
Watched him die at her mama’s hand
Washed herself clean with the water and sand
Mounted up when she could barely stand
Across the dust and sage she flew
Trying to find a place where she could start anew, alright

Little old church made of straw and mud
Lit up a candle for love and blood
Lit up a candle for love and blood
Little old church made of straw and mud
Lit up the church, burned it down
See it all the way clear to Whiskeytown, alright

Wind and the sand, wind and the sand
Changed my story like it changed the land, alright
Wind and the sand, wind and the sand
Changed my story like it changed the land, alright

Whiskeytown ranger, dark and thin
Saw that smoke, stank of sin
Saddled up, got his men
Rode through the night to rope her in
She woke up roped up in her mind
Saw their dust just in time, alright
Wind and the sand, wind and the sand
Changed my story like it changed the land, alright
Wind and the sand, wind and the sand
Changed my story like it changed the land, alright

Roseanne, daughter of a man
Her mama hung from the gallows stand
The church that burned, she took the blame
Though her crime was not the same
Although her crime was not the same
The church that burned, she took the blame, alright

Wind and the sand, wind and the sand
Changed my story like it changed the land, alright
Wind and the sand, wind and the sand
Changed my story like it changed the land, alright
Track Name: Jillian
Jillian
Jillian, Jillian, you are fillin’ my cup
With the ragged idea that things are lookin’ up
Lookin’ up, lookin’ up past the cracked painted ceiling
I’d do it again and this time with feelin’

Jillian, Jillian, you are fillin’ my cup
And I never before liked the taste of the stuff
But I’d drink one more round, I’d leave one more wet ring
For the wantin’ of wearin’ those old amber wings

Jillian, Jillian, you are cuttin’ me off
I could hang my eyes over or keep this dry cough
But there ain’t no grace in just drownin’ in the trough
Jillian, Jillian, you are cuttin’ me off.

Jillian, Jillian, you are fillin’ my cup
With the ragged idea that things are lookin’ up
Lookin’ up, lookin’ up past the cracked painted ceiling
I’d do it again and this time with feelin’
Track Name: Let it Roll
Let it Roll
Baby I am all worn out
On all that we could talk about
And all that we could talk about
Could take the whole damn night
And in the morning we’d still be
On the way to Tennessee
On the way to feelin’ free
On the way to feelin’ right

So let the start write it down
Let’s let the moon roll in
Without a single worried word
About the state we’re in
Let’s let the road wear our wheels
Like a diva wears a stole
Oh baby, let’s just let it roll

We could put it eighty ways
And still have plenty of words to say
And all those plenty of words we say
Might only strap us down
So let’s just drive to Tennessee
And in the morning we might be
Closer yet to feelin’ free
When we get to Nashville town

So let the radio come up
And sing it all night long
‘Til the hula dancer dancin’ on the dashboard
Knows our song
Let’s let the road wear our tires
Like a fire wears a cole
Oh baby, let’s just let it roll

So let’s just let it set tonight
Let our dreams sift dark from light
I’ll bet our dreams sift dark from light
Come the morn’s sunrise
With a little time stamped on our minds
And a little flesh back on the rind
We’ll see it through the eyes of a lovin’ kind
Underneath the clear blue sky

So let the radio come up
And sing it all night long
‘Til the hula dancer dancin’ on the dashboard
Knows our song
Let’s let the road kiss our tires
Like the way you kiss on me
Oh baby, let’s just let it be
Oh baby, let’s just let it be
Track Name: Won't Bother Me
It won’t bother me, my love
When your hair goes grey
When you’re hangin’ low and ripe
I’ll love you more that way
And all your doubts like spider webs
Softly brushed away
It won’t bother me, my love
When your hair goes grey

It don’t bother me, my boy
When your mood goes blue
It don’t bother me, my boy
When your mood goes blue
Pull down the shade, now, babe
I know exactly what to do
It don’t bother me, my boy
When your mood goes blue

It won’t bother me, my boy
When your hopes go green
And you believe in things
That you have never seen
And your words land light as Luna moths
I’ll know what you mean
It won’t bother me, my boy
When your hopes go green

It won’t bother me, my love
When your hair goes grey
When you’re hangin’ low and ripe
I’ll love you more that way
And all your doubts like spider webs
Softly brushed away
It won’t bother me, my love
When your hair goes grey
Track Name: Calypso Lane
I’ve left you but I know I’m some to blame
I can neither tame my mind nor my mane
God knows I’ve tried, but now to loose the stain
I take to walkin’ down Calypso Lane

Crocuses have croaked, it’s long past spring
Leaves have left the trees for the wind
I might have stayed on with you but I couldn’t pull the sting
Love can leave when he comes crashin’ in

I’ve tried a thousand times to slant my mind
Do you right instead of doin’ time
Some people crash right through your thin sublime
Unintending wardens of the mind

Oh quiet man, you’re in my heart and in my head
I try to knock, knock, knock on your door but I blow your house down instead
How does one like me get wrapped in one like you?
Tell me, what’s a woman to do?

Oh quiet man, you’re in my heart and in my head
I try to knock, knock, knock on your door but I blow your house down instead
How does one like me get wrapped in one like you?
Tell me, what’s a woman to do?

I’ve left you but I know I’m some to blame
I can neither tame my mind nor my mane
God knows I’ve tried, but now to loose the stain
I take to walkin’ down Calypso Lane
Track Name: Tall Tall Grass
On the plain, bones of home
Shingles flap like leaves
Grey cat purrs at the sound of wind
Spur for memory
Becky Ann, quiet, tan
Barefoot for the touch
Hums a line as the moon
Swells the autumn husk
Mama adds her old refrain
“Don’t grow up so fast”
Time sneaks like a garter
Through the tall, tall grass

Waking up to rain again
Tapping on the roof
One more year of living love
Mmm, they’re living proof
Wichita, ’42,
Courted quick, said they do
Coming years, coming kids
Far from when they said they did
She sings to them that old refrain
“Don’t grow up so fast”
Time sneaks like a garter
Through the tall, tall grass

Though every amber wave
Won’t yield to grain
Loving is it’s own reward
Someday seed again
Memories, edges frayed
Crisp in white and black
Humming wind, old grey cat
And the phonograph
Sings out loud that old refrain
“Life goes by so fast”
Time sneaks like a garter
Thorough the tall, tall grass
Track Name: Shelter Cove
I met a man at Shelter Cove
He whispered of his treasure trove
He lost one warm late august morn
Forever now his mind is torn
Her eyes were clear, her heart was free
He took her to the windy sea
He took her there one August day
She tumbled to the foaming grey
He twisted up his gnarled hands
He wanted me to understand
He never meant to let her go
Her charcoal eyes, her earthy glow
Her rosy cheeks, her sun-flecked breast
She was the girl he loved the best
She drew the eyes of other men
He tried but could not comprehend
How one like her could love but him
With ragged ways and crooked chin
He never meant to let her go
He said I had her eyes of coal
He said I brought her memory
My yellow hair, my ways so free
My heart beat as if in a cage
His crooked chin, his blue eyes crazed
His blue eyes crazed to match the sea
Seeing her, looking at me
And just then as he looked away
I pushed him to the foaming grey
I swear to you and live to tell
I watched the place he would have fell
I watched the thick and salty air
Nobody fell, he was not there
An apparition or a dream
I watched the crashing waves of cream
I sat there at the Shelter Cove
I sat there where the spirit dove
I sat alone, the only one
I sat with what I would have done
Track Name: Purple Clouds
I was puttin’ my thoughts on the line to dry, now, baby
Hopin' they’d air out soon in the nighttime breeze
Callin’ on the dog in the back of my mind, now, baby
Callin’ on him and he came to me
Purple clouds in the night
Soon enough ain’t it right?
Ain’t it right?

Round the bend where he sometimes meets me
Even after the days when I only miss the mark
Breathin’ in the path he leads me
Pickin’ it up even in the dark

Purple clouds in the night
Soon enough ain’t it right?
Ain’t it right?

Purple clouds in the night
Soon enough ain’t it right?
Ain’t it right?

Purple clouds in the night
Soon enough ain’t it right?
Ain’t it right?
Track Name: Coffee Black Night
Coffee black night, half in a dream
Milky way is only a splashing of cream
I’m stirring awake, middle of night
Sugar crystal specks of light
Warmth of your shoulder, smell of your skin
Edge of time grows on your chin
Your whiskers tickle my backwoods dreams
Always and never what they seem
I’m stirring awake, middle of night
Everything already is alright
I’ve done everything that I need to do
Only thing on my list was loving on you
Same list for me, same list for you
Same when we’re old, same when we’re new
We’ll be then like we are tonight
Sugar crystal specks of light
Coffee black night, half in a dream
Milky Way is only a splashing of cream
I’m stirring awake, middle of night
Sugar crystal specks of light
Some big old mama gonna take a sip
Leave a trace there on her lip
Then these words like a song
Been hanging there all night long
She’ll wrap us in them, hair all wild
Say “I love the morning, don’t you child?”