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The photo on the cover for FADES was snapped in Death Valley in 2009, which is probably when the first few of these songs were just germinating. It didn't take very long to write them all, but we took our good time recording them. We did all the recording in our homes in San Francisco, plus a little bit in Buffalo, and even a little tiny bit in Philadelphia. Be that as it may, Fades is definitely a native California wildflower.

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released June 29, 2018

All songs written and performed by Walking in Sunlight:
Nathan Wanta, Eva Lee Wanta, and Greg Gheorghiu.

Additional players:

Upright Bass: James Finch, Jr.
Percussion: Kris Branco
Singing: Michael Chopko, Noelle Fiore, Justin Frahm, Kim Luty, Bill Luty, Nigel Pavao, Catherine Rowe, Jessie Stoddard, and Maybelle Wanta

Engineered by Eric Ruud

Mixed by Nigel Pavao

Mastered by Alex Oropeza and Nigel Pavao

A Crossbill Records Release
www.crossbillrecords.com

© Walking in Sunlight 2018 All Rights Reserved

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Track Name: Any Day Now
all our worries and our cares
any day now
will turn in to air
like a prayer
any day now
we’ll see the trees
in the garden
any day now
filling their leaves
with a sweetness
any day now

we’ve had many misfortunes
and our lives have been hard
and we season our troubles
with a little bit of salt

and we watch out for good signs
and think about better days
and worry about money
but we find a way to pay

and our families miss us
we have lived so far
and when we see them so seldom
it’s very hard to part

all our worries and our cares …

when we came here we heard singing
from a belly full and fat
it was a mockingbird and we never heard
a song like that

and he came back every february
and he made our hearts
feel so glad like the sun had
dried away the dark

we waited one winter
we waited till march
we waited till april
until it broke our hearts

and then we thought we saw him
but it was another bird
it was not our old friend of the family

all our worries and our cares …
Track Name: Pass Along
Don't wait for lord and savior now to make it alright,
oh no, you gotta' pass along
May be a load but it takes someone to bring this all to life,
don't go, you gotta' pass along

Pass along, pass along, long, long, long,
don't wait for lord and savior gotta' pass along, ok

Don't wait for lord and savior to know what's wrong,
what's right oh no, you gotta say "so long"
Ok, come on, don't wait, go try it
Be the one, create, open the door and let the light in, don't go,
you've got a day or more

He said some idea so bright, oh no.
She said some idea so bright, don't go,
you gotta' pass along

Pass along, pass along, long, long, oh girl
Pass along, pass along, long, long, brother

The light, let the light, the light, light light in,
the light, let the light, the light light light in
Track Name: Ride On
My pals, do you want to ride on?
My pals, do you want to ride far?

That might be alright.
If I’m free I might but what time would you leave?
That sounds good, yeah we’ll see.
That might be alright. If I’m free I might.
If I’m not working, you might see me.
If I don’t show ride on without me.

Oh come on and say if you want to come
(and say if you want to come, and say if you want to come)

The city is our place. The beauty of our place.
The city is our place. The beauty of my pals.
My pals.

If you wanna say you wanna, if you wanna say you wanna
Say it, say it, say it
If you really wanna come, say you really wanna come
My pals.
And what did I see? Nothing, instead we rolled on.
Track Name: Even in Vallejo
If you want to ride your bike
over the hill while you sing a song, it's aright
You could sing out anything you like,
jump up and down while you sing a modern country song

Burn like a candle to the other side,
without going out, because you’re not so small anymore.
Sail like a bullet on the firing line,
face towards the ground until you find another angle.

Hey yo, I said, “don’t want to make sense of it all”
No never said that you could
Hey yo, not best to want to make sense of it all

Even in Vallejo
At night

Root for a pitcher, and his name's CC,
I don't know him but my cousin does, that's my boy
And for the center fielder Coco Crisp,
name like a treat and his feet are moving everywhere

Say we know a guy who never gets paid,
works for fun, lets the camera roll all day
And set out in the summer night,
watching a movie by the fire with the fireflies

Got a heap to do, but it can wait,
my friend’s got a house in need of some love and paint
I’ll come over in the afternoon,
work for a while, have a beer and take it slow now

Hey yo, I said, “don’t want to make sense of it all”
No never said that you could
Hey yo, not best to want to make sense of it all

Even in Vallejo
At night
It’s alright

Oh, don’t want to make sense of it all
No never said that you could
Track Name: River Tide
you don’t seem to be moving right
down the river but against the new tide
i found you
lucky i found you cause you’re doin it wrong

up the river side
down the river tide

out of the ocean and into the tall trees
the tide pushes the river to its knees
i saw it
lucky i saw the river moving that way

up the river side
down the river tide

take time to rest by the river
take time to rest by and by
by the riverside, by the riverside
Track Name: Baker
wake up so early in the morning when the night is cold
the air is dry, the air is bold
deliver your feet to the road and your face to the sky
the stars are flour, the flour is fine

sweep it down in to the bowl, you're gonna bake it
salt it later, all in good time

now go to the lake and wait till the sun is up
and when the water is bright, fill your cup
fill it up full and add it to the bowl of flour
let it rise many hour

you will know it is ready when the dough is
high, now you knead it, all in good time
remember to salt it and
knead it slowly, or the bread is gonna show it
now you knead it, all in good time
oh baker knead it down and make us something to eat

all the moments in the past lead up to the one just last
there is nothing new under the sun
and likewise, nothing ever is old

take it to the oven and set it on the heated stone
the flour is seed, the seed is sewn

you will know it is ready when the dough is
singing like a starling, all in good time
now you feel it, are you ever gonna eat it?
now you eat it, all in good time
oh baker knead it down and make us something to eat
all in good time
Track Name: This is the Great Frost
the cold it came so quietly
like a breathing breath from me
the wind from the north crept under the door
disturbing my family
the cold it came so quietly

it swept the sky and scoured the air
and polished the night as bright as a bell
and tied up the sap in the crackling bark
of the trees like a spell
the ash and the maple and the walnut as well

it put its bitter fingers down
down into the living ground
and turned them the way you'd turn a key
in a lock that you found
locked the life up in the ground

we pull ourselves together
and the joke's on the cold
as we find out
that we remember
the way our bodies
can lock together
and keep us warm
and warm forever

now the joke is on the cold
Track Name: Scientists
Angel, queen of my heart please girl
You’ve stringed up, me I’m your Chinese pearl
Cause you know that I am under
Your spell you little sorcerer
You know it’s by design
Probably so, because the scientists don’t lie,
the scientists don’t lie


Maybe, clean up my heart please girl
(Clean up, clean up, up)
Take away all my dreams, too
(Clean up, clean up, up, take take, them all, all)
Sweep them like you’d clean a warehouse
When you’re done you’ll shake the rugs out
Open the doors and let the bugs fly on
Help me now because the scientists don’t like,
an oath and a binding tie

Cause when I wake up and I take a look at your smile
I wanna’ stay home
Help me out, give me a reason, to stay oh, and not leave you

Help me maybe?

The scientists don’t lie,
an oath and a binding tie

You’ve been struck by cupid’s arrow
Track Name: Keep That Smile
Eyes big and bright
and your hair combed to the side of your head

Wave up and down
as you wave up and down
it seems you keep with sound
it seems you keep with the beat
on time, on time

Keep that smile
we wanna see you keep that smile

Smile open wide
as you move your way across on the floor
tip on your toes
ballet dance away like you know

Hand to your mouth
you make your indian sounds
you go "oh oh oh"
on time, on time

Keep that smile
we wanna see you keep that smile

One thing to another
keyboard to a saucer
pulling down the records
til you redirect her

Now she's to the glider
moving things beside her
jumping in the bouncer
crumple piece of paper

It doesn't matter
don't distract her
we just wanna see her
keep that smile
we wanna see you keep that smile
Track Name: Keep on Dancing
Help you find your peace now
Like so many people

Keep on dancing
Don’t save it now
Keep on dancing
What are you saving for?

You were in the city late at night
Way before Mom was born
Said you never heard that kind of music before

Keep on dancing
Don’t save it now
Keep on dancing
What are you saving for?

And I’ll say it so, until all the people are
Track Name: Come on and Take a Walk With Me
Quiet all the noise in your mind. (Come on and take a walk with me)
All the worried troubles going on. (Come on evening sun, lay down)
No matter what is going on. (I’m gonna’ make it better)

If it’s cold inside your house, just turn on the heater.
No roll me inside your mouth, I’ll warm you up better.
Come on and take a walk with me. The only friend you’ll ever need.

Quiet all the noise in your mind. (Oh be my insulator)
Cause if you should fail me now. (I’d have to see the full layers)
No matter what is so wrong. (I’m gonna make it better)
Cause if you should fail me now. (You’d be my soul revealer)

If it’s cold inside your house, just turn on the heater
No roll me inside your mouth, I’ll warm you up better
Come on and take a walk with me. Gonna stamp that malady.

I don’t want you going anywhere now. (Don’t you know).

On my own.