Deep Cut

by Joy Mills Band

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Recorded in the summer of 2015, at the fish shack. Thanks to everyone who was part of it.

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released September 14, 2015

Joy Mills – acoustic guitar, vocals
Lucien La Motte – electric guitar
Tom Parker – bass, vocals
Aimee Zoe - drums

Produced by Joy Mills Band
Engineered and mixed by Mike McDermott
Mastered by Julian Martlew

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Joy Mills Band Seattle, Washington

Urban country and roots from the Pacific Northwest.

"Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored act since Neko Case." - The Stranger

Seattle Weekly included 2012's release "Trick of the Eye" in Seattle's Top Country Albums 2012.

“Call it lilt with an edge.” – Leicester Bangs (UK)

“Organic country…both delicate and edgy… For the lo-fi country enthusiast.” – Maverick Mag (UK)
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Track Name: Shapeshifter
I don't know what I was doing
Except for exhaustion there's no rest for the ruined
My mind awash in pearl and jade
Give me a kiss for courage
Give me a broom for the wreckage
Got this flat-footed feeling
I don't know what that is

Make me a shapeshifter now
Sure as the moon shines down
Don't give it away, don't make a sound
Til the fog lifts and fades

I don't know who I was fooling
You can walk through the dark by the light of illusion
Just holding out for the other side
Pounding your fists of fury
Everyone's in such a hurry
Every now and then, I remember when

Who are the fault-finders now
Searching the earth for the cracks and falling down
One hand to the wind, one hand to the home
Together alone
Track Name: Deep Cut
I found you at the bottom, I found you waiting for me
I thought you were soft as cotton
But only diamonds are harder it seems
You crashed this party good, and we've been chasing tides
You made a convert outta me, so baby tell me what should I believe

You sealed off the corners and the pockets
I don't know what you’re looking for
The wild card, you take before you leave it
I still love you walking out that door

All the stars in the falling sky, all the thousand nights
I sat quiet in the dark, I thought you were waiting for the light
There's terror on the trail, and all things on your mind
With every interruption, we feel the slow slip of the time

You steal off, cat along the fences
I don't know what you're looking for
The wild card, you take before you leave it
I still love you walking out that door

Oh, I love you walking out that door

It's a deep cut, a man without a mission
You can't know what you're looking for
The wild card, you take before you leave it
Like it goes before you roll it on home
It's a deep cut, a man without a mission
You can't know what you're looking for
The wild card, you take before you leave it
I still love you walking out that door

Oh, I love you walking out that door
Track Name: Easy Thing
you can go anywhere you want
you can get anything you need
you can haul to the long road
a certain clamor of belief

you've got to set that down
you're on a journey bound
for the boughs high above
from the roots far beneath

and i can only stay so long
i can only stay all night
tomorrow's gonna take me away

there isn't anyone you know
there isn't anything you see
that won't fall through the same rain
same small rules of defeat

the poison in our mouth
we've got to swallow down
what happens up above
will surely happen underneath

and i can only stay so long
i can only stay all night
tomorrow's gonna take me away

we've got a lot of signs been pointing to this
i wanna show you
you've got to see it for yourself
there's nobody else
not an easy thing
Track Name: You Never Know
Who'da thought the sweetness wouldn't taste another way,
Sometimes the good stuff ain't exactly what they say
Just an ordinary twist of fate
Until the better days invite a lonely day a lonely night, you never know

Who would find the answer like a needle in the hay
I could only hope for someone to guide the way
In all these little towns I'm just passing through
Well they say that times are tough, and I think I've had enough, but you never know

And I feel the winding of the road
Lean into the curve of the shoulder, chasing every corner
Let it go, let it ride, Into this winter of mine, and the turning of the tide

Memorize it baby, all the little things
It won't come too easy, but it won't easily go away
When you're poor in hope
And if love is just a name, who can say it feels the same, you never know

Who would tend the fields between the dreamer and the dream
I could only hope for someone to keep sweet company
To spin around the world
If it starts right where it ends, do we go around again, you never know

Until the better days invite a lonely day a lonely night, you never know
Well they say that times are tough, and I think I've had enough, but you never know
And if love is just a name, who can say it feels the same, you never know
If it starts right where it ends, do we go around again, you never know
Track Name: Bed of Roses
Used to go out on the road, play for change and go for broke
Then we put it down, we split the crowd
Two years went by, we barely spoke
But those were the lovin days, travel down that highway dream
And just like everything, don't we all touch the flame?
Bed of roses, calling out your name

Well we used to have the time and the space
Squeeze the lime, Monday nights at Marlew's place
Just pushing on the pedals, rolling all the dice with less to lose
Bed of roses, calling out your name

You can reminisce while the gettin's good
Memories, when they go on down, I can taste it
But then, we just go like the water flows
River cuts, before it slows on down to a stasis
Sky rolls through each shade of blue
Our feet held to the ground
Reaching back like holding on to the echo of the sound
Bed of roses, calling out your name

We're just boats on the water
Water in the vein
Track Name: Sad Cafe
You can see the blue flame on the stove flickering
You can hear the cards as they fall through the shuffling
Jack of hearts, staring eye of hungry hope
Weaving through the sad cafe

And there's food enough for everyone until it's gone
There's whiskey in the water like a golden song
Queen of hearts, leaning low by the fireside
Hum a tune through the sad cafe

The shadows dance along the ground
Peach trees in a crooked row
Add to the burden of my day
With the ghost of the fruit hanging low
Still I'm heading down before I go, oo-oo-oo

The winter holds the summer souls withering
They hold the threads of social grace, a tattered string
Ace of hearts, a single pull and it comes apart
Such happiness was the sad cafe

The whistle blows down at the mill everyday
They left the porch painted half-green, half-grey
King of hearts left the town before daybreak
Left me in this sad cafe

The shadows dance along the ground
Peach trees in a crooked row
Add to the burden of my day
With the ghost of the fruit hanging low
Still I'm heading down before I go, oo-oo-oo