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Light Breaks Through EP

by Kris Delmhorst

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Reveille 03:16
REVEILLE well the world was born on a day like this darkness melts under morning's kiss and the wind sees each little ripple safe to the shore well it rained so hard we forgot the sun and when it finally rose it was a different one stronger and wilder and brighter than ever before ooh so we did what we do, we got wide as the air soft as a stone, brave as a prayer and all the while the birds never stopped their singing we held out our hearts like empty cups wait for the morning to fill em up oh beauty won’t you fill us up again ooh c. 2021 Kris Delmhorst
BORROWED PLACE hold me in a borrowed place, keep me where you are fill the sky with blackbirds, fill the sky with stars call me by a secret name noone ever knew hold me in a borrowed place, close to you i know it’s only for a minute i know things don’t stay the same i know nothing is forever hold me in a borrowed place and say my name catch me like a garter snake and let me go again hold me up above the sky so i can see the end out beyond that bright line what will i be catch me like a snake then set me free i know it’s only for a minute i know that all things mend i know nothing is forever hold me up above the sky so i can see the end put me on a hill where there’s always a breeze flowers drifting down from the dogwood trees crickets and coyotes singing in the night on a little hill where the stars shine bright i know it’s only for a minute i know there’s more than we can see i know nothing is forever cover me with kisses from the dogwood trees hold me in a borrowed place teach me a song black eyed water baby can’t stay long i don’t know the words for the colors up above put me in the hands that made the hands that i love i know it’s only this minute i know we’ve been here all along i know everything’s forever hold me in a borrowed place i can’t stay long hold me in a borrowed place sing me a song C 2021 Kris Delmhorst
LIGHT BREAKS THROUGH Darkness fell like an iron bell and the shadows settled in to stay Rained so hard that no one remembered it had ever been another way But now the air is dry and there’s a glow in the sky I got a strange sense of deja vu That’s the way that it feels when the light breaks through Well baby i know how low you can go when you get stuck in the great divide Down so deep in the valley of the shadow you can’t see the other side But today there’s a shine in your weary eyes I think you’re starting to remember it too The way that it feels when the light breaks through Don’t this world just break you down, don’t you feel like giving up the fight Get so blue like it’s more than you can do just to make it through another night But joy's in the wings just waiting to sing I think somebody just gave her her cue Thats the way that it feels when the light breaks through C 2021 Kris Delmhorst


Three outtakes from the LONG DAY IN THE MILKY WAY sessions.
15% of proceeds to the Food Bank of Western MA.


released March 26, 2021

Recorded by Sam Kassirer at Great North Sound Society, Parsonsfield ME
Mixed by Sam Kassirer at MEFFA, Medford MA
Mastered by Alex McCollough at True East, Nashville TN
Design by Matthew Fleming
Produced by Kris Delmhorst

KD - vocals, acoustic & electric guitar
Rose Polenzani, Rose Cousins, Annie Lynch - backing vocals
Dietrich Strause - piano, Rhodes, acoustic guitar
Sam Moss - electric guitar
Màiri Chaimbeul - harp
Jeremy Moses Curtis - electric & upright bass
Ray Rizzo - drums
Sam Kassirer - Hammond B-3 on 3

All songs c 2021 Kris Delmhorst


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“Long Day in the Milky Way” is a shimmering compendium of sometimes murmuring, sometimes urgent pop and Americana sounds" Boston Globe

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