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Long Day in the Milky Way

by Kris Delmhorst

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1.
WIND’S GONNA FIND A WAY Long day in the Milky Way, hammering my heart against a heavy door All doubt round about, any use to wonder what the pounding’s for Don’t worry ‘cause ooh, wind’s gonna find a way I don’t need no radio, gonna listen to the branches sigh I know all there is to know about the history of decline All night chasing fireflies, try to get one more before the dawn Lord knows it’s a tiny glow to ever light the way for someone further on Don’t worry ‘cause ooh, wind’s gonna find a way Don’t want to see no video, I remember every shade of your eye No one ever really knows about the mystery of desire Keep on pushing and you find a way through Keep on pushing and you find a way No shame in the long game, look around and see that time is all we got Slow hands in the shadowlands, patient fingers working at the patient knots Don’t worry ‘cause ooh, wind’s gonna find a way Can’t you feel the undertow, wants to pull you to the deeper sea I found out long ago about the power it has over me Keep on pushing and you find a way through Keep on pushing and you find a way through Keep on pushing and you find a way through Keep on pushing and you find a way ©2020 Kris Delmhorst
2.
Golden Crown 03:15
GOLDEN CROWN I’m gonna let all the light in my eyes shine on you I’m gonna let all the light in my heart shine on through I’m gonna let my, I’m gonna let my I’m gonna let all the light in my eyes shine on you Nobody can take away the song that I made for you Nobody can take away the love that I gave to you No one can take it, no one can take it Nobody can take away the love that I gave to you Someday I’m gonna see you finally wearing your golden crown Someday I’m gonna see you showing your glory all around I’m gonna see it, I’m gonna see it Someday I’m gonna see you finally wearing your golden crown ©2020 Kris Delmhorst
3.
HANGING GARDEN Meet me under the northern - meet me under the northern Meet me under the northern star Keep me right on your corner - keep me right on your corner Let me always know where you are I really don't care where we land I really don't care where we stay to make our stand In our hanging garden, hanging garden Falling from the ground Going up and growing down Come see, sky’s getting brighter - come see, world’s getting wider Brighter and wider, the farther we climb Sweep me higher and higher - sweep me higher and higher Help me to twine up and circle the sky like a vine I really don't know how we fly I really don't know how we're standing on the sky In our hanging garden, hanging garden Falling from the ground Going up and growing down I know - stranger stranger in a strange land Just keep holding onto my hand Look around its a world of wonders Earth is above us heaven is under See all the life that here that’s moving See all the buzzing and blooming Right as the rain and upside down Way up here we could be anything ©2020 Kris Delmhorst
4.
Secret Girl 02:50
SECRET GIRL Secret girl, I see you I was a secret too Walking down the shady side, 6th avenue Secret girl, are you lonely I was lonely too Spice tea and a cigarette, keep the wall behind you But somewhere way down the lifeline (who’s gonna know you?) Someday you’re gonna stand in the light of the day (who’s gonna know?) Lightning blue on the windows Thunder low inside your mind City full of strangers makes a secret feel alive Oh my girl, you’re a memory Curled up inside the moon Your pocket full of mascara gonna hide you But somewhere over the skyline (who’s gonna know you?) Way beyond all of the lights and the city steel (who’s gonna know?) Past the end of the streets and the power lines (who’s gonna know you?) Somewhere everything gonna be revealed (who’s gonna know?) Secret girl, would you see me Let me in your screen door Seems like nobody’s a secret anymore ©2020 Kris Delmhorst
5.
HORSES IN THE SKY It started as a whisper (We all know, we all know) Started as a passing word (We all know the way) A little static in the signal (We all know, we all know) Shadow of a passing bird (We all know, we all know the way) Then it grew into a rumble (We all know, we all know) Grew into a steady drone (We all know the way) A little tapping on the ceiling (We all know, we all know) Never leaving you alone (We all know, we all know the way) Horses in the sky roll on by Don’t you close your eyes, watch em fly And now it is a fever (We all know, we all know) Now it is a raging sea (We all know the way) Never leaves your body (We all know, we all know) Never gives a moment’s peace (We all know, we all know the way) Lightning on the sea, flashing green Don’t forget to see what can be Horses in the sky roll on by Don’t you close your eyes, Watch em fly, watch em fly Watch em fly, watch em fly ©2020 Kris Delmhorst
6.
Skyscraper 03:06
SKYSCRAPER Skyscraper, rainmaker, nametaker, why you wanna be so tall? Half of what is here is underneath the ground Why believe only what you see? Skyscraper, rainmaker, rootshaker, why you wanna be so tall? Oooh you could be an open door Ooh what are you waiting for Skyscraper, rainmaker, coalraker, why? You take the places where the light came through You take the places where the light came through Skyscraper, rainmaker, heartbreaker, why you wanna be so tall? ©2020 Kris Delmhorst
7.
The Horses 03:34
THE HORSES You will fly, way up high where the cold wind blows Or in the sun, laughing and having fun with all the people that she knows And if the situation keeps us separated, that don’t mean the world’s gonna fall apart And you will free the beautiful bird that’s caught inside your heart Can’t you hear her? She cries so loud Casts her wild note Over water and cloud That’s the way it’s gonna be, little darling You’ll be riding on the horses yeah Up in the sky, little darling And if you fall I’ll pick you up You will grow, and until you go, I’ll be right there by your side And even then, whisper to the wind, she’ll carry up your ride ‘Cause i hear all the people of the world in a little bird’s lonely cry See them trying every way they know how just to make their spirit fly Can’t you see him? He’s down on the ground He’s got a broken wing He’s looking all around That’s the way it’s gonna be, little darling We’ll be riding on the horses yeah Way up in the sky, little darling And if you fall I’ll pick you up Look over your shoulder, i’m right behind you ‘Cause you know i was young once too And when i was young, when i was young When your mama was young i heard she was a real wild one ©1989 Rickie Lee Jones / Walter Becker
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FLOWER OF FORGIVENESS Standing on the corner just begging more time I won’t miss it you can have some of mine Flower of forgiveness ain’t hard to grow You can find it blooming by the side of the road By the side How we gonna carry all the things that we know A pound of feathers or a pound of stones That shit gets heavier further you go Can you leave it lying by the side of the road By the side When your deal stops working gotta find a new way What’s it gonna cost you what’s it gonna pay But you put away your troubles when it’s time to play You can count your nickels by the light of the day By the light Can you tell me there’s time enough, can you tell me there’s space enough, Can you tell me there’s light enough, can you tell me there’s grace enough, Can you tell me there’s time enough, can you tell me there’s space enough, Can you tell me there’s light enough, can you tell me there’s love enough, grace enough, To see us through A few more exits and we’ll be home Eyes on the line boys, steady as she goes We sang every song anybody’s ever known Gave em to the ghosts by the side of the road ©2020 Kris Delmhorst
9.
NOTHING ‘BOUT NOTHING Tell me where did you get the idea that this story’s about only you The indestructible body of time just continues to roll right on through Turning and turning the wheel going faster You’re asking a question we’ve already answered The master of all always ends up the master of none Put your head down lower than your heart Throw a little light out in the dark Because you don’t know nothing ‘bout nothing You don’t know nothing ‘bout nothing You don’t know nothing ‘bout nothing Insult to injury, missing the mystery, omnisciently without a clue Guess you’re kicking infinity to the periphery too Using up all nonrenewable mercies Charging like Custer, cursing like Xerxes You can beat up the seas but the truth always gets the last lash Put your head down lower than your heart Throw a little light out in the dark Because you don’t know nothing ‘bout nothing You don’t know nothing ‘bout nothing You don’t know nothing ‘bout nothing But i’ll tell you one thing Nothing knows something Something ‘bout you Something ‘bout you No you don’t know nothing ‘bout nothing You don’t know nothing ‘bout nothing You don’t know nothing’ bout nothing You don’t know nothing ©2020 Kris Delmhorst / Dave Godowsky
10.
Crow Flies 04:28
CROW FLIES On a clear day, I can see you from here Almost reach out and touch you, you seem so near Some things are further than they appear Is it a matter of inches or a matter of miles Is it a matter of minutes or hours or days since you smiled It’s not a matter of fact it’s a matter of pride But as the crow flies It’s such a straight line I’d be there in no time As the crow flies The going ain’t easy, the footing is bad Ain’t no points on the compass, ain’t no lines on the map And sometimes you wind up in the place you began Nothing’s familiar, nothing’s to scale You’re losing the blazes as the light starts to fail It’s a dead reckoning on a cold trail But as the crow flies It’s such a straight line I’d be there in no time As the crow flies If i could spread my wings If i could rise above I’d ride the clear blue sky all the way to your love As the crow flies ©2020 Kris Delmhorst
11.
BLESS YOUR LITTLE HEART It’s not time yet For anything like that There's no hurry Nothing needs to be done It's still early Theres a lot to understand Bless your little heart, its easy Don’t you worry Just keep singing that old song It don’t matter No one’s waiting on you now It’s not serious Nothing flying on bony wings I know how you work, i know how you try But it is easier than it seems like Hear them hoot owls In the hills outside your room Hear them sparrows When the morning comes again Bees are sleeping Underneath the flowers now Bless your little heart, i know how you try But it is easier than it might seem like ©2020 Kris Delmhorst
12.
CALL OFF THE DOGS Walk down through the melting snow See the river overflow There’s only so much she can hold there only so much Why you wear that armor for Kept it from some ancient war Maybe you don't need it anymore Maybe you don't need it Call off the dogs, call off the dogs, call off the dogs You ain’t got no secret curse Ain’t no better ain’t no worse Just another leaf hanging on the tree Just a little leaf hanging Leave the story you can’t shake Leave your pile of old mistakes You'll find a new one you can make You'll find a new one Call off the dogs, call off the dogs, call off the dogs Only have the time you steal Heart thumping like a broken wheel And we all know how you feel Yeah we all know Call off the dogs, call off the dogs, call off the dogs See all the melting snow See the river overflow Learn how to let it go Only so much you can hold Just keep the wind behind you Just let the sound remind you Love knows just where to find you Love knows just where to find you ©2020 Kris Delmhorst

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released August 14, 2020

Engineered by Sam Kassirer at The Great North Sound Society, Parsonsfield, ME
Additional recording by: Dan Cardinal at Dimension Sound, Boston, MA; Dietrich Strause at The Great North Sound Society; and KD at home.
Mixed by Sam Kassirer at MEFFA, Medford, MA
Mastered by Alex McCollough at True East, Nashville, TN
Produced by Kris Delmhorst

KD - vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, Wurlitzer, cello, kalimba
Rose Polenzani - vocals
Rose Cousins - vocals
Annie Lynch - vocals
Dietrich Strause - piano, Rhodes, acoustic guitar, trumpet, valve trombone, vibraphone, pocket piano
Sam Moss - electric guitar, violin
Màiri Chaimbeul - harp
Jeremy Moses Curtis - electric and upright bass
Ray Rizzo - drums, percussion
Sam Kassirer - Wurlitzer (3), Hammond B-3 (12)

Design: Matthew Fleming
Photos: Brittany Powers

All songs ©2020 Kris Delmhorst except:
"Nothing 'Bout Nothing" ©2020 KD/Dave Godowsky
"Bless Your Little Heart" ©2020 KD/Hazel Foucault
"The Horses" ©1989 Rickie Lee Jones/Walter Becker

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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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