Columbia

by Tom McBride

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Columbia is the third full-length album released by award-winning Americana artist Tom McBride. // tommcbridemusic.com

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released October 27, 2015

All songs written by Tom McBride, except "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You"written by Meredith Wilson

Produced by Kimon Kirk

Engineered by Dan Cardinal at Dimension Sound Studio

Mixed by Ryan Freeland at Stampede Origin Studio, Culver City, CA
and Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL
Assisted by Jim Caroll

Mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering

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Released by Humpback Records (c) 2015

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Track Name: Spinnaker
Spinnaker (written by Tom McBride)

Draw you in the darkness
Pull you in the fire
While you keep all your sadness
Just so I’ll feel lighter

But I won’t keep you guessin’
Through your tears

Wake up with a feeling
A mood of something brighter
Cardinal sins won’t shatter
A love that lingers on

But I won’t keep you guessin’
Through your tears
And I’ll just keep on wishin’
Through the years

Drowning in these night waves
Still crawling through the hours
I’m too old to be heart-broken
It doesn’t even happen that way

But I won’t keep you guessin’
Through your tears
And I’ll just keep on wishin’
Through the years
Track Name: Tremblin' Again
Tremblin’ Again (written by Tom McBride)

Minin’ through my dreams
Wonderin’ where it leads
Just a moment
I can’t shake you from my head
Once again

Faded out from the scene
Now peelin back this disease
That’s still running
Like a pattern through my veins
Once again

Ohhh, with my heart still in your hands
Yes I’m tremblin’ again

Time to tie my shoes
Get dancin’ with these blues
There’s a woman
She’s falling out my hands
Once again

Wasn’t always mine
Lovin’ drifts in time
Never closer
Dry from lack of rain
Once again

Ohhh, with my heart still in your hands
Yes I’m tremblin’ again

Ohhh, with my heart still in your hands
Yes I’m tremblin’ again
Track Name: Candle Light the Way
Candle Light the Way (written by Tom McBride)

Let the candle light the way
Let the candle light the way
In the mornin’
You can kneel and pray
But tonight
Let the candle light the way
*
Eleven roses fill the room
Eleven roses fill the room
I will bring you wine come early June
But tonight these roses fill the room
*
Let me rise up in your hands
Drown your cup
We’ll spread it o’er the land
When I rise
I’ll forget you went away
But tonight
Let the candle light the way
*
Let me rise up in your hands
Drown your cup
We’ll spread it o’er the land
When I rise
I’ll forget you went away
But tonight
Let the candle light the way
*
Let the candle light the way
Let the candle light the way
In the mornin’
You can kneel and pray
But tonight
Let the candle light the way
Track Name: The Tamer
THE TAMER (written by Tom McBride)

Was a time you were
And a time you were not there
Like the tales
Whispered in your blank stares

I can't believe you were the tamer
Out to win
Now you work real hard
And rest alone

I was easy to find
When you weighed me down
You'd keep me in time
While you'd spin me 'round

But all those days
They didn't drag me away
Still can't believe
You had nothing to say

Anytime you want to run around
Anytime you want to leave your ground
Anytime you want to let me down
I'll be exactly where I won't be found

Now there's a rose
Wasting out on the vine
I won’t find you
Just for a good ol’ time

I believe there was a time
You did understand
But that eclipsed when the shroud
Touched your hand

Anytime you want to run around
Anytime you want to leave your ground
Anytime you want to let me down
I'll be exactly where I won't be found

Anytime you want to run around
Anytime you want to leave your ground
Anytime you want to let me down
I'll be exactly where I won't be found

Was a time you were
And a time you were not there
Like the tales
Whispered in your blank stares

I can't believe you were the tamer
Out to win
So you work real hard
And rest alone
Track Name: You, Me and the Tennessee Blues
You, Me and the Tennessee Blues (written by Tom McBride)

She was lonely
I was happy
There was nothing to say

Then she came back
And took me out
Said there was no promised land

Then she cried
Tears fell down
Everything lies above

I didn’t mean it
It was only me
And what the Devil’s undone

I was hidin’ from your ivory dome
You were slingin’ words
That’d never been so wrong
All the words were drowning
In the Tennessee blues

Where you hidin’?
Quit you’re cryin’
Get a good look at this face
Feathers ruffled
I’m near doubled
Outside another sun breaks

Where you hidin’?
In our bedroom
There was a time you sang
Don’t be wonderin’
There’s no nothin’
The blue-eyes will turn to gray

I was hidin’ from your ivory dome
You were slingin’ words
That’d never been so wrong
All the words were drowning
In the Tennessee blues

I was higher
Than a mountain
You were shakin’ like a storm
So the sun turned around
Leavin’
Only you, Me
And the Tennessee blues
Only you, Me
And the Tennessee blues
Track Name: Stars
STARS (written by Tom McBride)

Baby all I need
Is a trace of sleep
And I'd run away
With the touch of your hand

It must have gone wrong
When you were alone
But the trail to the stars
Runs through your loving arms

Baby once again
It’s just us and them
We could clear the air
But you won't let me in

I keep you near
Cause I’m cursed with fear
The strength of your heart
Lies in the weight of my tears

So hold on
To the tail from the fire
That burns so slowly
But now seems gone

Once again
It’s just us and them
We could clear the air
But you won't let me in

It must have gone wrong
When you were alone
But the trail to the stars
Runs through your loving arms

Baby, all I need
Is a trace of sleep
And I'd run away
With the touch of your hand

I must have gone wrong
When you were alone
But the trail to the stars
Runs through your loving arms
Track Name: Mary Jo
Mary Jo (written by Tom McBride)

I drove it just the same
You’re Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
What a way
To try an’ drown your nightmare

I watched you swim away
Through the sand and fog
And the field of gray
Define for me
What it means in your nightmare

Can you hear me?
I’m tappin’ on your walls
Tryin’ to steer your soul into line

I watched you lose the race
While the lines grow deep upon your face
The miles upon your eyes
They speak of nightmares

I followed you from the Hill
The alcohol seemed to break your will
I can show you ways to spin your nightmare

Can you hear me?
I’m tappin’ on your walls
Tryin’ to stir your soul into line

I can hear you
You’re banging on my doors
Now let me sleep some more
This time

Can you hear me?
I’m tapping on your walls
Tryin’ to steer your soul into line

I can hear you
You’re banging on my doors
Now let me sleep some more
This time

If I find you on the streets
Name a time and a place to meet
I will show you
Ways to drown your nightmare

What else can you do?
Cut a deal
Or make a call or two
And find a way
To try and drown this nightmare
Track Name: Down
Down (written by Tom McBride)

Put in the hours
I’m callin’ for a prayer
Caught in a dream
That led me to your hands

I called out your name
Silence filled the air
I can’t seem to find my way inside the space
With the darkness all around

I’d take an angel showing me the way
When you were the one
Who led by your hands

If I fall once or twice
It’s just my way of saying
That you’re the only one
I tried to find
Along the lonely way

Your head up in my hands
Now you’re lowering down
I’m held up in your eyes
Held up in your world
Of desire

You’re still roaming down the aisle
Had me in dreams
But let it out your hands

Now soldiering on with
Whispers in the mornin’
I could dream my head in
Childhood times before my life

You’re head up in my hands
Now you’re lowering down
I’m held up in your eyes
Held-up in your world
Of desire

Put in the hours
I’m callin’ for a prayer
Caught in a dream
That led me to your hands
Track Name: Wedding Suit
Wedding Suit (written by Tom McBride)

She was stunnin’ when I found her
But no thuddin’ found around her blues
With no fortune 'round her hand
I’d never seen her with a man
So true

I kept hittin' all her stop signs
Learning all her guideline rules
When she told me ‘bout her money
I jumped right up
And grabbed my wedding suit

I keep hittin’ all the red lights
Avoiding her cat-fight clues
And when your Momma came around
She said she thought I was a clown
But you didn’t even frown
Or let me down
So I said
“Let’s paint the town”

I was sipping on her red stripes
Avoiding her near cat-fight clues
When I come to take your hand
I'm gonna’ leave it in a wedding suit

I keep hittin’ all her red lights
Avoiding her near bar-fight blues
And when your Momma came around
She said she thought I was a clown
But you didn’t even frown
Or let me down
so I said
“Let’s paint the town”

I was sipping on her red stripes
Avoiding her cat-fight clues
When I come to take your hand
I'm gonna’ leave it in a wedding suit
When I come to take your hand
I'm gonna’ leave it in a wedding suit
Track Name: May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You
(written by Meredith Wilson)

May the good Lord bless and keep you
Whether near or far away
May you find that long awaited
Golden day today

May your troubles all be small ones
And your fortune ten times ten
May the good Lord bless and keep you
‘Till we meet again

May you walk with sunlight shining
And a bluebird in every tree
May there be a silver lining
Back on every cloud you see

Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrows
Never mind what might have been
May the good Lord bless and keep you
‘Till we meet again

May you walk with sunlight shining
And a bluebird in every tree
May there be a silver lining
Back on every cloud you see

Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrows
Never mind what might have been
May the good Lord bless and keep you
‘Till we meet again

May the good Lord bless and keep you
‘Till we meet
Till we meet again