Given Day

by Natalie Tate

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released March 29, 2013

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Jeremy Averitt - slide guitar

Macon Terry - upright bass

Natalie Tate - guitar & vocals

Kevin Larkin - mandolin (tracks 3 & 6)

Kris Drickey - vocals (tracks 4, 5 & 6)

Laura Goldhamer - banjo and vocals (track 5)


Shine chorus:
Jesse Elliott
Lindsay McWilliams
Anna Morsett
Kris Drickey


Recorded by Nick Velharticky at The Art Heffron Photography Loft in Denver, Colorado

Mixed & mastered by Jeremy Averitt and Natalie Tate

Album artwork by Laura Goldhamer, liner notes design and layout by Andi Todaro

All songs written by Natalie Tate copyright 2013

www.natalietatemusic.com

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Natalie Tate Denver, Colorado

Natalie Tate’s indie-folk-pop music merges the roots sensibilities of her Colorado home with the planes of a more ethereal land. Drawing comparisons to artists Feist, Cat Power and Lykke Li, Tate’s voice always seems to bring us back into the forgotten spaces inside of ourselves. ... more

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Track Name: Chased by the Sun
CHASED BY THE SUN

standing there at the water's edge
the sun is halfway up and
the heat fills your head

i know you want to jump right in
but you know that when you do
that summer day will begin

a landing bird meets its shadow on the ground
some will say it's lost
others think it's found

but the little bird knows
someday its wings will fold
somehow it keeps on singing
never misses a note

and there you are
reachin' out
the mirror in the water draws you near

your fingers reach the fingers
your wrists slide up the arms
and sealing off at the toes

you're in
and you can't shed that skin

you're in
and you'll never be free of yourself again

you'll recognize this song
cuz you've been here all along
now you're also that bird lookin' down from above

and the days'll go by fast
though you try and make 'em stay
and there's no right or wrong in it either way

and there you are
reachin' out
the mirror in the water draws you near

well you can run
chase the sun
but the sun is also chasin' everyone
Track Name: Old Dog
OLD DOG

we had a good life, didn't we
we had a home with a cherry tree in the backyard
old dog grinning into the sun

i can't fall asleep again
i had to wake up when you left me
and all the things I had to do
just to be okay without you
all the things i had to do

well they made me a better man
i still wish i could've done them with you

and all the good i've done with you gone
all that you've become on your own
i love you more

and all the ground i've landed on
the open roads that you have found
i love you more

we had a good life, didn't we
we had a home with a cherry tree in the backyard
old dog grinning into the sun

and all the good i've done with you gone
all that you've become on your own
i love you more

and all the ground i've landed on
the open roads that you have found
i love you more

and all the friends i've made with myself
all the time you gave to yourself
i love you more
i love you more
i love you more

maybe that's what leaving is for
Track Name: Black Raven
BLACK RAVEN

black raven
white skull bone
on the side of the road
between here and Raton

they say
New Mexico's an ashtray
but my Georgia loved it best
her hands were worn out West

and there are many secrets in the ground
and i can only see them
cuz there's nothin' much around

roots that clutch
branches that grow
many things you cannot say
for you only know

smell of rain
but it never hits the stone
that old river carved a ribbon to the sea
and the road followed

and it goes, it goes, it goes, it goes
and i can only hope for
that same meandering return

and now that bird on high is circling
over an old scaffold of a sign
and the sun is sinking low
and i got somewhere to go

black raven
white skull bone
on the side of the road
between here and Raton
Track Name: Waiting for the Creek to Rise
WAITING FOR THE CREEK TO RISE

i got two strong hands
gonna make a better plan
where every man is a landlord
where every man is a landlord

if we can make it out West
God will give us the rest
we'll build a home in the ground
we'll build a home in the ground

we'll trade the cattle for grain
and a few years of good rain
seem to follow the plow
they seem to follow the plow

they built a town in a day
how they flashed all that money
player pianos and cars
player pianos and cars

it often seemed like a lie
but the prices kept goin' higher
maybe the hard times were through
maybe the hard times were through

we were meant to see the sunrise
the earth shouldn't have filled the sky
and when the winds would whip us dry
we could always wait for the creek to rise

well soon the highs turned to lows
the stocks fell and the banks froze
but we had our land
we still had our land

so when the price hit the floor
we just planted even more
tryin' to make up the loss
tryin' to make up the loss

but the grain just sat there in piles
rotting there by the rails
the hungry waited in line
the hungry waited in line

we were meant to see the sunrise
the earth shouldn't have filled the sky
and when the winds would whip us dry
we could always wait for the creek to rise

many things cast their shadows
but that's the life that we know
prairie fires and floods
prairie fires and floods

but even then we could plan
the wheels of fortune would come 'round again
they'd come 'round again

well those winds have always blown
but they'd never taken the gold
we had in the ground
took years to come back down

we were meant to see the sunrise
the earth shouldn't have filled the sky
and when the winds would whip us dry
we could always wait for the creek to rise

we could always wait
we could always wait for the creek to rise
Track Name: The Arrow
THE ARROW


one little song
get you out of that unfinished thought
you're trailin' off

one little song
get you out of that unfinished thought
you're trailin' off

come over here

we'll find that river again
it'll rise
i could tell you all about it...
i could tell you all about it...

or we could just get in
get in
get in

see an old sign
an old industrial sign on the skyline
a stretch of busy highway
hands out the window

they're not the only hands
to search the dark for a shape that's familiar
last service for miles
now you are gone discovering the fire

and that jealous sun will burn
just as sure as the shivering
will keep you warm

i know we all come wired
to a world where sabertooth tigers flee or fight
we've got more than that choice tonight

we let it all go
the heart is a sail, a rudder and a bow
and the arrow
and the arrow

we're livin' like so
the heart is a sail a rudder and a bow
and the arrow
and the arrow

one little song
to get you out of that unfinished thought
you're trailin' off
Track Name: Queen of the Night
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

one night a year
in that deserted hour
the moon
the stars
the insects conspire

beckoning
coaxing
all she can muster

to make that
blooming flower
that opening flower
that white queen of the night

waxy white petals
slowly unfurling
the bats diving
the wings clustering

how many lovers could she satisfy
leading the wolves away to paradise

you found a way
you found a way
you found a way
you found a way

to make me dream again
make me dream again
make me dream again

or am I just remembering

make me dream again
make me dream again
make me dream again

or am I just remembering
Track Name: Shine
SHINE


the sun isn't afraid
the sun isn't afraid
the sun isn't afraid at all

it is trying to tell you
it is trying to tell you
it is trying to tell you and say

how could i be anything but
how could i do anything else
how could i give anything less

how could i
how could i

how could i not begin each day awake
how could i not wake the open to the eye
how could i not open the seed to the breeze
how could i not read the garden in each leaf

how could i not see
when everything is shining

one light makes
how could we stop ourselves

one light makes more light
how could we stop ourselves

more light makes
how could we stop ourselves

one light makes more light
how could we stop ourselves
Track Name: All The Lights
ALL THE LIGHTS

darlin' go easy on me
i don't yet know
what i can be

all the lights are shaking
i need a good shaking too
i need a good shaking too

i want an '84 ford pickup of a mind
sometimes breakin' down
somewhere down the line

as long as i'm moving
i'll learn how to fix it
i'll know how to sometimes
i'll just have to somewhere down the line

you tricky little thing
you tricky little thing
you tricky little thing
you tricky little thing
you tricky little thing
you tricky little thing
you tricky little thing

and when i'm really busted flat
laid up, low down, real good

taking stock of what's left of the wreckage
what's on the ground
what's under the hood

all my belongings

feels good to wear things out
feels good to wear things out
feels good to wear things out

all of the lights are shaking
all of the lights are shaking
all of the lights are shaking
all of the lights are shaking
all of the lights are shaking
all of the lights are shaking
all of the lights are shaking
all of the lights are shaking

i need a good shaking too
i need a good shaking too