Folk Songs

by Dustin Lowman

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Lowman's first fully-produced collection of original compositions. Nine funky fresh folk jams, that is. You may hereby groove as you wish.

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released September 21, 2015

All songs written, produced, and engineered by Dustin Lowman. Drums on "My Baby Loves Me" by Devon Lowman.

Special thanks to my family & friends, without whom I wouldn't have had nearly the confidence necessary to complete this project.

© Dustin Lowman 2015.

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Dustin Lowman Nashville, Tennessee

folksinger hitting hard on the heels of dylan, plus all his millions of disciples, people nowadays like bill callahan, cass mccombs, manifold others. composer of originals, coverer of all admired material. contact for booking/general niceties.

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Track Name: Deranged
We needed something, something more
We needed something, better than before
We needed someone to understand
To hear ourselves again

Every motion touched me sickly
Like TV channels changing quickly
Moments stand still, but feelings change
Some of us feel deranged
Some of us feel deranged

Heaven knows what we have been through
Secret moments you dropped me into
You showed up briefly the other night
You touched my soul with sight

I heave my sickness into flame
I keep my distance from distant names
I made this skin with tooth & nail
I saved all of your mail
I saved all of your mail
Track Name: Julia
Julia, no, I don't love you
But Julia, I want to see you
Julia, can I come see you tonight?
Julia, I make no promise
I'm sure you'd rather I be honest
Julia, can I come see you tonight?

Julia
Julia

When I saw you at the concert
I could not bring myself to dance
Julia, give me another chance
I am just a little nervous
To be feeling something more than
Physical attraction - to you

Julia
Julia
Track Name: Roll On
There is a song blowin' down from the hills that you keep runnin' through
There is a whistle in the sky windin' down towards you
There is a wave, by and by, chasing after me
There is a man on the road, walkin' plain alone
With no map in his hands, he don't know where he's goin'
But he'd always said that he would be free

Roll on, roll on, roll on, into the morning blue
Hike on, hike on, hike on, I'll help you see it through
If you're alone, then you'll know you're there

There is a place in the trees where I have gone before
To make amends, bend the bends, & look for nothin' more
Than what I see, what I feel, & what I hear
There is a palace of doom, & a palace of light
There is a kingdom of day, & a kingdom of night
& lookin' round, from the ground, none of them are all that near

Roll on, roll on, roll on, into the night ahead
Hike on, hike on, hike on, I'll see the dawn instead
The past will follow you anywhere

If there's one thing I regret, it's that I missed the spring
When you came to collect all your shoes & things
& that I couldn't be there to see you go
But from the things that I hear, you didn't take it so bad
I left you a full tank of gas, now, honey, ain't you glad?
I was a fool, maybe that's true, but I just didn't know

Roll on, roll on, roll on, down by the ocean bay
Hike on, hike on, hike on, maybe you'll see the day
That I won't be here, & you won't be there
Roll on, roll on, roll on, I was fed up with trying
Move on, move on, move on, now with the morning dying
The wind blows hard everywhere
Track Name: My Baby Loves Me
there are no lyrics in this song. it is an instrumental with mouth sounds.
Track Name: Close To You
If I was the night, I'd bathe you in light from the stars & moon
& if I was the wind, I'd drift by your chin in the afternoon
But I'm tangled in flesh with a heart that, at best, can beat hard & true
If I had it my way, I'd spend every day close to you

Some other guys may command you to stay & unwrap your heart
& then holdin' your eyes & tellin' you lies, they'll tear you apart
But my mind is a field where a wagon with wheels is rollin' through
If I had it my way, I'd spend every day close to you

I'm just a guy, & I
Have no plans
& if you ask why, I'll just say
Please - can I be your man?
Can I be your man?
Can I be your man?

My favorite thought is one I have not yet shared with you
But I'm worried that I would say it & sigh & not get it through
But my words ain't enough & my words they are rough, & barely true
Suffice it to say that I just wanna stay close to you
Track Name: Late Last Night
When I saw you late last night
When I saw you on the street
When I saw you with my friends
When I saw you late last night

Now this beach is killing me
It's getting dark, too dark to see
Won't you tell me what it means to be
Just a wave rollin' 'cross the sea
Won't you tell me what it means to be
Now this beach is killing me
Now this beach is killin' me

Well I'd like to meet my friends
I'd like to meet my friends again
I like to see them late at night
With the moonlight in their skin
With the streetlight in my eyes
I'd like to meet them at the bar
I'd like to meet them on the street
When I saw you on the street
When I saw you with my friends
I'd like to meet my friends again

When I saw you late last night
When I saw you on the street
When I saw you with my friends
Now this beach is killing me
Won't you tell me what it means to be
With the moonlight in their skin
With the streetlight in my eyes
I'm just a wave rollin' 'cross the sea
From New York to Italy
Won't you tell me what it means to be
Won't you tell me what it means to be
I'd like to meet my friends again
I'd like to meet my friends again
I'd like to meet them on the street
I'd like to see them late at night
When I saw you late last night
When I saw you late last night
When I saw you late last night
When I saw you late last night
When I saw you late last night
Track Name: This Is Where I Belong (Second Look)
This is where I belong
In the part of the basement
That contained you & me
When we were only sixteen

This is where I belong
Up against city windows
Watching people pretend
& then join & forgive them

This is where I belong
Talking to my companion
Thinking about his face
Thinking about his future

This is where I belong
Talking to my companion
Thinking about her eyes
Thinking about my chances

This is where I belong
In a dress, in a jumpsuit
In a suitjacket tie
In the skin of a woman

This is where I belong
With my bones & my heartache
On the street where we walked
& I asked you to dinner

This is where I belong
With my bones & my footsteps
With the trash & the oil
With a thought hanging silent

This is where I belong
With the moon singing heavy
Where the trees bend & blow
With a thought hanging silent

This is where I belong
In the part of the basement
Where the heat engine whines
Where the air vent's athsmatic

This is where I belong
In the part of the basement
Where the moon's hanging low
When we were only sixteen

This is where I belong
This is where I belong
This is where I belong
This is where I belong
Track Name: To Love & To Kiss
There's a shadow, fills my head
& my shoes are filled with lead
It's not the first time I've felt this way
But I wish, I wish it would go away

I been walkin' with a shiver in my knee
Since I tried to live my life for only me
I never should have said the things I said
I should have loved you all the way instead

The snow is like a blanket on the soul
Takes only one night to unroll
I'll determine how to handle this
But I wish I had someone to love & kiss
Track Name: Good Morning
I won't give you wine & bread
I will give you shoes instead
& away they soon will take you
Together & awake, you will be whole
I won't ask you to be glad
I know the sun can make you sad
It rises in the distance,
Enlivens the resistance in your soul

Good morning, good morning
Good morning, good morning

You have cast your shadow, long
& now you sing your shadow song
It echoes in the hallways
Takes my mind & always takes it slow
You are older, wiser too
But I could swear your eyes were blue
The last time that I saw you,
But that was such a long, long time ago

Good morning, good morning
Good morning, good morning

We are sitting side by side
If we freeze, at least we tried
To make it through the winter
Blisters, burns & splinters all behind
We are nearly on our own
Tell me what we'll do when we are
Alone & young & wild
I believe it makes me smile, in my mind

Good morning, good morning
Good morning, good morning
Good morning, good morning
Good morning, good morning