Beth Wood - Live from Artsville

by Beth Wood

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Recorded live at Artsville NY in Brooklyn, NY May 31, 2015 by Mike Beck.

For more information on Artsville, visit welcometoartsville.com.
For more information on Beth Wood, visit bethwoodmusic.com.
For more information on Mike Beck, visit mikebeckmakesmusic.com.

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released October 10, 2015

Beth Wood: guitar, vocals

All words and music by Beth Wood except "To Get To Zero" by Beth Wood & Phil Madeira

cover photo: Trisha Ivy

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Track Name: Coyote Prayer
I see you, lone coyote
Looking for scraps in these bare suburban fields
Pencil-thin with silver eyes of empty
This spirit-hungry city at your heels

Grey ghost in the moonlight
Slipping in between the dust-worn sage
I close my eyes, you fade into the night
Talisman from a long-ago age

Won’t you take me
To the ridgeline
Where you sing your ancient song
And wash me in your water,
Wash me in your water
Until I belong

Vulture, take your offering
On the thermals riding high, come on down
No apology tucked in your dark wing
Silent as the blood run on the ground

Won’t you take me
To the cliff face
On the shoulder of your arid song
And wash me in your water, wash me in your water
Until I belong

I belong to the mountain, I belong to the sun
I see you, lone coyote, you belong to no one
I belong to the plains, I belong to the sea
When I cannot find my home, I am the lone coyote

Won’t you take me
To the shadows
Where your brothers found communion in a song
And wash me in your water, wash me in your water
Until I belong
Track Name: The Weather Inside
She scoops the little girl up
In her arms
Wraps her in trust
When everything’s wrong
You can see this little house shaking
From down the block some days
So they stand on the corner waiting
For the city bus to drive them away

From the weather inside this house
The weather inside
They’ve got to find some place to ride it out

It was half a world away
Not yet twenty one
Haircut and a shave
New boots and a gun
A tender heart will harden
That’s what everybody knows
But they don’t tell you killing don’t make a man
It only makes a ghost

And the weather inside this house
The weather inside
He’s got to find some way to ride it out

There’s a faded old map with tear-stained pages,
And an old photograph on the kitchen table
Of a wide-eyed girl who thought a brave soldier would save her

She thinks of leaving
Now and again
But the wheel of seasons
Continues to spin
And for all of the darkening clouds
There have been days of warming sun
She remembers when they made those vows
Never to be undone
By the weather inside this house
The weather inside
They’ve got to find some way to ride it out

The weather inside this house
The weather inside
They’ve got to find some way to ride it out
Together inside this house

The weather inside this house
Track Name: To Get To Zero
Diggin for diamonds, searching for gold
down in the belly of the earth where the light won’t go
the silence is so heavy I can’t breathe
there’s a mile between you up there
and me down underneath, so

Shine a light and throw a rope
I could use a little hope
I ain’t lookin for a hero
But some times it’s a long hard climb just to get to zero

Scratching the surface, I disappear
down in the belly of the place where i face my fear
tethered to my sketchy memory
there’s a little bird singing out
won’t you set me free?

Shine a light and throw a rope
I could use a little hope
I ain’t lookin for a hero
But some times it’s a long hard climb just to get to zero

When I finally see the sky, lord have mercy on my eyes

Shine a light and throw a rope
I could use a little hope
I ain’t lookin for a hero
But some times it’s a long hard climb just to get to zero
Track Name: Get Good
Thought I knew Empty
Then I woke up on a stranger’s floor
In the sparkling city
I couldn’t recall what I came here for
Empty, I thought I knew you
I thought I understood
You think you know Empty?
well hold on, hold on, this is gonna get good

Thought I knew Lonely
But that was before I had seen your face
Now I think of you only
The shape of your absence filling all of my days
Lonely, I thought I knew you
I thought I understood
You think you know Lonely?
well hold on, hold on, this is gonna get good

And everything
I thought I knew
Is just a feather in the wind
I reach out my hand
I watch it go
Yeah it slips away again

Thought I knew Beauty
Then a thousand colors exploded across the sky
Like the world was talking to me
Telling me wonder is in no short supply
Beauty, I thought I knew you
I thought I understood
You think you know Beauty?
Well hold on, hold on, this is gonna get good

And everything
We think we know
Is just a particle of sand
The time comes in
We hold on tight
But it’s slipping through our hands

You think you know something
Well hold on, hold on
You think you know something?
Hold on, hold on this is gonna get good
Track Name: Whiskey
Get down low
lower than you thought you could go
among the wreckage and the ruin
and look around real slow
can you feel nothing more than you do now?

Whiskey, how could I let it come to this?
I am leaning on you heavy missing all the things I miss
love is gone, it’s just you and me now
come on and let me down nice and easy
whiskey

It burns going down
a little bit like his kiss
but I don’t mind the fire
in fact I’m drawn to it
who do I turn to when the flame burns out?

Whiskey, how could I let it come to this?
I am leaning on you heavy missing all the things I miss
love is gone, it’s just you and me now
come on and let me down nice and easy
whiskey

Well I thought I was being strong
maybe I was wrong
just this one more time
tomorrow I’ll be fine

Whiskey, how could I let it come to this?
I am leaning on you heavy missing all the things I miss
love is gone, it’s just you and me now
come on and let me down nice and easy
whiskey