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TSDMP 1996​-​2001

by Cynthia Nelson

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Pieter Bos Really great collection of intimate songs. Including a fantastic version of the Townes song "Come Tomorrow". But her own songs are also marvellous. Very happy I just discovered Cynthia's solo stuff. I'll be back for more for sure. Favorite track: rescued from obscurity.
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i used to feel so high in here but now i feel so normal i used to feel so high in here but now i feel so weird the ones who are carefully watching they do not know me at all the ones who are shaking the snow from their boots they do not know me at all they crawl out of dreams and lean against walls the bricks are so becoming they become real, they do their tricks i write down what they're saying here's to the opening upward the horizon is always a bird the ones who are hoping their hearts will not break i'm hanging on every word i used to feel so high in here but now i feel so normal i used to feel so high in here but now i feel so free
angela 01:53
such a fearful scene shame in a velvet hat the day seeks intervention angela's been doing that wrong notes speak all the world if it's good and gradual lost in a gentleness plastic bracelets name you best hey around the corner are the folks that knew her better shy arising occupation it's a worrisome flame angelina on the bed arrangements had not been made hey around the corner are the folks that knew her better she shot the outside chance plastic bracelets name you last
o-mouthed 01:42
skin-deep are the charming mouths whole-hearted blues arranging for the chumps to writhe upon a bowl a sugar bowl of snow ancient o-mouth weave catastrophe cold could you step out of the phone could you rock my gypsy soul could you o-mouthed seek me whole recumbent, asinine recumbent, warm and blind
analah 03:02
so there was to be no playing a certain sequence hit the sky there was to be the nailed-down feeling indeed a science in his eye and i guess that i go in all directions i'm in the clouds and he'll find out that i didn't mean to be so smart this part of sorry is only a start don't go taking the lyric out of the song you know that's very bad and wrong
secrets 03:24
the stamp collection is ever present see-through envelopes communication a plastic paper weight holds careful announcements i'll be coming through your town don't know you much anymore an endless circle of baths and breakdowns communications down paper or cyber get thrown off of highways now and why even mention a blown-out tire a broken convention


four-track recordings, some of which were written and recorded in about an hour, some of which were re-interpreted for later recordings, recorded at home in louisville, kentucky and new york city.


released December 1, 2001

cynthia nelson: guitar, flute, voice, tambourine
daniel littleton: mixology, keyboards, viola, much patience


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Cynthia Nelson Portland, Oregon

cynthia nelson writes songs and sings them and plays them on instruments. in order of appearance: ruby falls, retsin, the naysayer, the sophie drinker music project, cynthia nelson, cynthia nelson band. new album available on october 11, 2017, "out of the cave." ... more

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