Impressions - Volume I

by Chris Rawlins

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Half Glass Records, 2016

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released March 11, 2016

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Chris Rawlins Chicago, Illinois

Chris Rawlins is a Chicago based singer-songwriter operating in folk, jazz and pop traditions. His debut EP "Impressions" was released in March 2016.

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Track Name: Narrow Country Road
I've been riding on a narrow country road
I've been riding on a narrow country road
When she leaves me for a doctor, then I'll know
I'd better watch out, I'm on a narrow country road

When the trees are hanging low into your sight
and you're lost in the beauty of the night,
you can see the stars from here, they look like knives
I'm on a narrow road, I hope I make it out alive

When the wind blew down the leaves
I wiped me tears on my sleeve,
I overshot a bend I hardly saw

When he leaves, you'll be alone
you too, a narrow country road
you can try to hold him and reach, and grab, and claw

The moon has a silver light that shows
a patch of grass where wild lilies grow
When you're dead and gone, it's over, now you know
I'd better watch out, I'm on a narrow country road

I'd better watch out, I'm on a narrow country road
Track Name: I Don't Work Miracles
I would if I could but there's rain on the hillside
pouring out over the break of day
I would if I could but you've got me crying
I wouldn't but I can't think of what to say

I would if I could but I've got something later
You know I have a million friends

I would if I could but there's fog around the church bells
ringing out over the break of day

I would if I could, but there's nothing like a cheater
You drop a candle on the hard wood floor
now there's wax forming around the shape of your footsteps
better clean up your mess before it dries

Would if I could, but magnolias blooming,
someone knocking on my door

I would if I could but there's a little old lady
crossing herself before she closes my door

I would if I could but I've got plans of my own
You know I'm going to be a movie star,
gonna shock you with something just that simple
You'll know I'm here before I'm gone

Maybe if I could I would save somebody
until then there's a blue bird's song
I would but I can't change your mind
I don't work miracles, no one can
Track Name: Made It To The City
You made it to the city, you're sitting up in your bed
You're half naked, staring out the window

You tried to let some time pass, it all went over your head
You're half naked staring out the window

When did Summer turn so cold? When did you get so old?
Do you even miss me any more?

There's sunlight on your pale legs, you're sitting up in your bed
You're half naked staring out the window.

You've gone down to the cafe, you're finally out of bed
Your friends can all see you through the window

You read it in a book one time, she says it all goes to your head
It seeps in like a breeze in through the window

Where have you been for all these years? Where did I hide all these tears?
Do you think about me anymore?

Your face looks good in the light that shines down in your eyes
as you sit there dreaming out the window.

I had the impression that the city would ease the daydreams in my head
I rode that train here staring out the window

Looking for sophistication, it all goes to your head
until somebody sees you crying through the window

And then a light comes on across the room, when did I start missing you?
Could I even love you anymore?

I finally made it to the city and all the sights and lights are pretty
but I'm half naked staring out the window.
Track Name: Covent Hotel
I don't know if you're real but I hope that you are
There's a window to show me the twinkling stars
Don't you remember my name?

Crawl out of bed, cross the street with your eyes
There's a man with a trumpet leaned at his side
Don't you remember my name?

The sound of your footsteps comes through the hall
I'll make you happy a while

I'm in the Covent Hotel and the window is wide
I could never be lonely with you by my side
Won't you remember my name?

I've stayed too long in the Covent Hotel
Don't you see me waving like an old church bell
Don't you remember my name?

There's a ghost of a man who never grew old
it's a photograph clung to the wall, to the cold
Don't you remember my name?
baby, what's my name?
Track Name: Fade Away
Little glass of whiskey on the window sill
That moon looks like it has time to kill
I hope you don't go like I know you will
Fade away

I thought the fire burning was the break of day
lighting up that sky from miles away
Was the last thing I heard you say
don't fade away?

Little boy chopping down a cherry tree
That man who turned his face to me
This movie ends on a rolling sea
then fades away

I though the fire was the break of day
lighting up that sky from miles away
I hope you weren't waiting for me to say
don't fade away

Big dog barking at a common thief
I could break this thread with my teeth
All the shadows on the street
are going to fade away

Little glass of whiskey on the window will
That moon looks like it has time to kill
I hope you don't go like I know you will
Fade away
Track Name: That Kind of World
I'm a bad man because I stole my baby's clothes
and I gave them to a homeless man
He was standing there, right outside the Walgreens
and said hey, don't you look pretty

Because everybody says the same old things
I don't want to go to your birthday party
It'll be too loud and I have a subtle joke to get across
It's that kind of world

I want to bloom like a flower in spring time
I am Van Gogh before his blues
I've got something for you that you might understand
because I know you've felt it too

I had a girl in the neighborhood when I was younger
She had the golden hair of the Summer
and I know you have to be home for supper
because it's just that kind of world

I held you close and I held you tight
You held me down where the river flows
I held you while birds flew over my head
and now I already know where I want to go

I'm going back home to the Midwest
I don't need your green mountains or ocean, blue
Say that again because I tend to forget
everything I hear from you

I don't go anywhere you say that I ought to
You live in the city but you won't drink the water
My baby has legs like a preacher's daughter
It's just that kind of world