Deep Cut

by Joy Mills Band

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William Schmausser A unique intersection of the PNW folk sound and traditional country. Exceptional and unique in every way. Beautiful song writing and solid arrangements backed by fluid and well mixed steel and electric guitar. Vocals are spot on. Country at its very best. Favorite track: Shapeshifter.
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1.
Shapeshifter 03:50
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
2.
Deep Cut 04:25
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
3.
Easy Thing 04:40
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
4.
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
5.
Bed of Roses 03:37
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
6.
Sad Cafe 04:54
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

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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

New album Echolocator out 1.24.20

Urban country and roots from the Pacific Northwest.

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

“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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