Dawn Riding

by Dawn Riding

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released July 6, 2015

Recorded and mixed at Faultline Studios in Sf by Alanna Paoli
Guitar, vocals, and all songs written by Sarah Rose Janko
Mastered by Stephen Oriolo
Photography and collage by Nicolas Pwj Josephs

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Track Name: On My Mind
Honey I'm on the lonesome side of I’ve got you on my mind
I’ve been looking under every rock I've been looking a long long time
If you call me on the phone and say you might just change your mind
I’d be running tearing up the road just to get me by your side
I've been down, I've been blue, I hang around, I look for you
A dog wanna lick a knucklebone clean I wanna give you everything that I have
and I'd be glad
I'm on fire and its been a long long time
and I’ve got you on my mind
I want my name up in your sky I put yours in mine
look in your eyes like back in time
I want to put down everything call up your phone and let it ring all night
and that’d be alright
you miss my calls you don't miss me at all
ain’t that wrong
Track Name: Quentina
He wanted to be there when your breath was new
I would know that place that kept him from you
if I could I would name it sparkling wine
but I can't
Quentina baby you be the light
Quentina baby you be the light

You do
take all of my dreams and make them true
while he's gone
we're the only ones and we're
sitting in the sun
while you’re swinging from the trees
skinning up your knees
how you make it just a wretched memory

San Quentin is a hell of a home
cut through a family like a mother only knows
so the change born of my mind
Quintina baby you be the light
Quintina baby you be the light

You do
take all of my dreams and you make them true
while he's gone
we're the only ones and we're
sitting in the sun
while you’re swinging from the trees
skinning up your knees
how you make it just a wretched memory

I made a bow from the dress I tore
running out the house into the street
all the lights all the neighbors gathered round
for the parade of my own misery

An ugly name for a beautiful thing
make me a word that I can say again
take that hell and make it something to sing
take that prison and bounce it on my knee
Track Name: Copper & Steel
Copper Steel Aluminum
paid for by the pound
crushed into another life
in another town

As the crow flies
happiness ain’t far away
I walk these circles
most of the night and the day

Do you know my name?
Did you know my man?
Have you held a sweet thing
and had it slip from your hand?

When I die I will go easy
while I'm here I just do as I can
and this misery well it won't always be
and I'm counting on that
I'm counting on that

Highway like a fur collar
wrapped around the neck of my town
it gets hotter and hotter
and the mink gets more tightly wound

I was your daughter
in my 16th year
I had never known the blues
but thats what you wanted to hear

I sang in beauty
and was praised by everyone
I sang it truthful
like I knew what would come

When I’m done I will go easy
for now I just do as I can
and this misery well it won’t always be
and I’m counting on that
I’m counting on that

And the scream of glass on glass
from the screaming of my name
silver, pearls, diamond rings
to copper and steel what a shame
Track Name: A Heart Like Mine
O the struggle of my heart
I get upset and loose my head
O the wringing of my hands
at the table to break bread

and OOO a heart like mine
it runs on sugar
it runs on wine
if you fill it to the brim
you can be sure I'll make it back again

I've been depressed I've been amused
It aint I don't know what is what
I don't know what is you
and all the things I gotta do
just to keep it goin just to see it through

and OOO damn I love a spade
to turn the soil
and change its name
watch me dig back into time
and bring it back again when u were mine

if I never knew your name
you wouldn't feel so far away
you have palace in my mind
but theres no road and theres no time

and OOO a heart like mine
it runs on sugar
it runs on wine
you fill it to the brim
you can be sure I'll make it back again

and I’ll put it on the line
I walk it to the end
and thats the place
I meet my friends
if you wanna fall apart
fall into my arms
and thats a dance
and I am charmed
and that is just the way to start

and OOO such a heart as mine
it runs on sugar
it runs on wine
you fill it to the brim
you can be sure I'll make it back again
Track Name: Broken Hearted
He's a fighter and a drunk but I want him so much
everybody says that ain’t no idea at all
cuz he don't know how to act
he says be right back
then he's gone and I'm broken hearted
So if u see him tell him I'm waiting
Maybe let him use your phone and he'll call
and he talks about dinner and this that sweet whatever
but at night most likely you will find him at the bar

and he says he's no good like I misunderstood
like I ain’t seen him shake when he hadn't drank
but I love his slurred speech and his kicked in teeth
now he's gone and I'm broken hearted

He’ll buy you a drink he's a sucker for a wink
now he's gone and I'm broken hearted
Track Name: The Rope
When I hear your voice on the phone
I feel like I'm pulling a rope
I drag my heels to the bone
I still don't know my strength
or my place

You never claimed to be the best
You claim all your regrets
think you had it all before he left
ooo the things you let him take
but my place

do you want a knife
do you want a blanket
you don't know the truth
but the sentiment
and I'm the luckiest on the planet
I'm going mad looking after you

you lay in your bed of snakes
thats the bed you made
I tell you it'll be ok
but I'm so afraid
of my place

where are you now
in the wind in the pines
I don't recall
but I can't look beyond the lines
they lead from you
from your inside
through machines
to the outside of the hospital
to the end of my rope
Track Name: Alone in Red
I was on a long drive
and you were on the wrong side of the line
you didn't think it could be
when they came for you baby you sat there silently

That had been a run to beat
came along a loosing streak
dust sliding to a rapping on the pane
teeth shining when you told the man your name

what he said to the back of your head
it sent your teeth to chatter
it filled you with dread
caught you alone he said
all alone alone alone alone in red

They draw a line around my name
and draw it through the legacy of the same
call it evil in the family line
well you sing hallelujah just the way that you smile

I see mama in your hands
counting out the change or tilling the land
in the loving of the crime
when you tell me its all mine

what he said to the back of your head
it sent your teeth to chatter
and it filled you with dread
caught you alone he said
all alone alone alone alone in red

I'll have the wind in my hair
and the motor oil underneath my nails
the neon sign at the pines motel
is a diamond in my mind

I'll have the wind in my hair
and the motor oil underneath my nails
the neon sign at the Pines motel
will be flickering for all time
Track Name: Call You Home
Swim into my heart with your lantern on your belt
build your house inside the cavern of my chest
and call it home
I have been waiting to call you home

love a dog that comes to my call
better love the dog that doesn't leave my side at all
and calls me home
I have been waiting to call you home

and take my coat off and
take my shoes off and
rest my worry for a while

kiss my neck and suck out all the pain
bat your eyes and make this engine turn again
and we drive home
I have been waiting to call you home

and take my coat off and
take my shoes off and
rest my worry for a while

rain outside banging on the walls
sleep so easy when I'm sleeping in your arms
cuz we are home
and we've been waiting to be home

and take our coats off and
take our shoes off and
rest our worry for a while