Arms Around The River

by Krister Axel

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1.
There's a town up north with your name, baby half nothing and half hills on a plain. It was a farmer's daughter who ran away, baby someone just like you with her head in the rain her head in the rain All across the world you're a sign, baby I can see your blues the joy and the pain I want to lean back now in your arms, baby take time off the hook and love you again love you again
2.
Get up on that I got my groove back I got style my body is wild and I'm a true believer you ain't seen this I'm second to none Get up on that on a side track just one night it's all in your mind you'll be a true believer and live forever in the blessing of love on a sunny day when we feel no pain and I'm close to you you feel so good
3.
04:23
Stay if you want to stay take what you want to take love who you want to love and break what you're tired of and don't worry that the world wants to self-destruct don't worry just stay until you've had enough don't leave before you've had enough run if you want to run I'll find you in another life singing about the lazy sun waiting for my girl to come and don't worry that the world wants to break you down when it hurts me my pain doesn't make a sound it's the sex that gets the feelings out and don't worry that the world wants to break you down don't worry just stay until it comes around just stay until it comes around
4.
(free) 04:05
I don't know what's missing but I'll see if I can find it climbing up the hill it starts to rain I still feel like walking I'm not so good with talking and I just ran out of pretty things to say I'm thinking of the city with it's arms around the river with no end and no beginning just like a chain of stars and it's trying to tell me something about the light between two lovers the light that's on your face all you have to do is shine on for me if you can't afford to sleep I'll be the push that brings you back it's Saturday and there's something in the air I don't believe that we are lost honey keep them coming because I'm drinking through the morning I got a million miles to go inside my head and I hear a voice calling from the other side of the ocean and I swear I left my heart in her Venice bed
5.
(free) 05:19
I got this Nashville song in this Nashville style about some southern girl and her southern smile the same three words they don't mean so much she says 'I'll be gone but I'll stay in touch...' You're leaving soon so this won't take long but if I'm so right what if I'm still wrong? so don't waste my time unless you take me home to some Nashville house in some Nashville storm you walk with the razor burn red like a rose from the south you've got it all figured out for the next hundred days so be who you want to be baby I want you free whenever you come you come to me you know what I want I've been waiting so long walk with me you can be my friend it's hard enough just to catch my breath I feel this love and I don't know why for some southern girl and her southern smile
6.
If I could heal myself the way I always think of you when the sun is not so high or the sky is not so blue it's always like you said there's nothing left to do but smile along the way and wait for something beautiful If I could always love myself the way you taught me to when I'm walking down the road and I'm holding on to you it's something that you said this much I know is true I can see it in your eyes the future is so beautiful everything I know everything I feel for you nowhere is too far even in the dark for you baby when it rains all I want to say to you is beautiful If I could heal myself the way I always think of you when the sun is not so high or the sky is not so blue I'm thinking to myself if I could stay with you I could grow into this love sounds like something beautiful when it rains it's beautiful
7.
I don't know why I lose my head all day on the phone waiting for the end I get up and then sometimes I'm down always a circle I don't know why you lose your head maybe get it right you never can tell make a move and you keep your smile like a streetlight on a dark night the hours turn to days I am not afraid the days turn to years and baby I'm still here if everything is change then everything is change but I still feel the same way we're gonna fly so high up in the clear blue sky so get to your favorite part start anywhere you want always a circle there's nothing that you can't say to me so give it to me straight that's the only way make a move and you keep your smile like a streetlight on a dark night the hours turn to days I am not afraid the days turn to years and baby I'm still here if everything is change then everything is change but I still feel the same way we're gonna fly so high up in the clear blue sky so get to your favorite part start anywhere you want always a circle whatever goes around it comes around whatever goes up must come down but I still feel the same I still feel I still feel love we're gonna fly so high up in the clear blue sky so get to your favorite part start anywhere you want always a circle always a circle
8.
02:56
Cry like you've never cried Live like you'll never die Love like you never change How long before she gets away If I get back to where I was Before I knew that she was gone I make peace with everyone She's the bullet I'm the gun Cold coffee and a day is born Just in time to be moving on I don't know what I can't see Invisible never bothered me If I get back to where I was Before I knew that she was gone I make peace with everyone She's the bullet I'm the gun oh she's the bullet She's too sharp for me to hold I cut my fingers on her soul Make a fist and she draws a knife That's the kind of love I like If I get back to where I was Before I knew that she was gone I make peace with everyone She's the bullet I'm the gun she's invisible
9.
03:35
Working out the empty spaces Try to make it last a while Scattered like the east and west She's always getting by with her best bedroom eyes her best bedroom eyes I guess she's never seen the rainfall Living in the atmosphere She wants to take her chances I want to disappear in her best bedroom eyes her best bedroom eyes there's nothing in her head but cigarettes there's nothing in that smile but loneliness let me hear that voice again tell me something good tell me something good Working out the empty spaces Try to make it real enough Scattered like the east and west she's always making love with her best bedroom eyes her best bedroom eyes
10.
02:39

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Krister Axel finds his indie-rock swagger with this solid collection, featuring Holland Park Road and True Believer.

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released September 7, 2007

This album is dedicated to the city of London. My experience there on July 7th 2005 changed my life. This album is basically a reflection of that week on tape.

Krister Axel - piano, acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer, harmonium, B3, vocals
Karen Teperberg - drums
Matt Delvecchio - bass
Mike Freas - electric guitar
Naimee Coleman - vocals
Judy Ruden - harmonica
Mark Corben - bass on Southern Girl, Bedroom Eyes
Adam Marcello - drums on Stay
Brandon Krueger - bass on Something Beautiful

Marc Moreau - mix
Brandon Kruger - mix on Stay, Something Beautiful
Cynthia Catania - mix on Holland Park Road, I'm The Gun

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Krister Axel Ashland, Oregon

Hi, my name is Krister Axel. I am a roots-rock veteran of the indie music scene, and I have a degree in Poetry. I am a published lyricist, composer, and songwriter. I started playing piano in White Plains, New York because our black upright piano fascinated me and my sisters hated their piano lessons. That was in the 80's and I have never stopped writing songs.
My music blog is called CHILLFILTR.
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