Jubilee

by Alice Bierhorst

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Dark and airy, like a night sky, artfolk homemade magic.

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released February 12, 2005

Alice Bierhorst: vocals, guitars, drums, bass, percussion
Laura Cromwell: backing vocals on track 10
Pete Galub: electric guitar on track 9
John Mettam: backing vocals on Tracks 3 & 10; mandocello on track 5; hammered dulcimer on track 6; mellotron on track 10
Rob Price: echo guitar on tracks 1, 3 & 10

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Alice Bierhorst New York, New York

Alice Bierhorst is a visionary singer and songmaker. Ethereal and earthy, tender and tough, her music draws upon classical music, 60's and 70's pop, roots rock, Tin Pan Alley, and dreamy indie folk. Debussy, Kate Bush, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson, Judee Sill in the mix. A voice clear and plaintive, airy and grounded, full of wonder, tenderness and love. ... more

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Track Name: Alaska
Alaska
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

Are you sleeping
Can you hear me
There's no meaning
If you're not near me
Far from home
Free-falling
The great unknown
Hear it calling

CHORUS
Like ALASKA
Like ALASKA

All the hours
We're apart
Filled with aching
At the start
If there's hope, dear
Let me know it
If you know, dear
Why don't you show it

Like ALASKA
Like ALASKA
Like ALASKA
Like ALASKA

Static in the air
No reception at all
Static in the air
When the snow starts to fall
Static in the air
No life at all

Are you sleeping
Can you hear me
There's no meaning
If you're not near me
Far from home
Free-falling
The great unknown
Hear it calling

Like ALASKA
Like ALASKA
Like ALASKA
Like ALASKA

Static in the air
No reception at all
Static in the air
When the snow starts to fall
Static in the air
No life at all
Track Name: Each Little Rose
Each Little Rose
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

EACH LITTLE ROSE
Hides a stem of thorns
EACH LITTLE ROSE
Is like a devil with its horns
Hope I can be
Strong enough for the two of us

EACH LITTLE ROSE
Blooming on the vine
EACH LITTLE ROSE
I pray you fade away in time
I hope I can be
Strong enough for the two of us

Petals fall and whither on the ground
They'll grow tall when you come back around

EACH LITTLE ROSE
Tied up with a bow
EACH LITTLE ROSE
What if you never let me go
Hope I can be
Strong enough for the two of us

EACH LITTLE ROSE
Blooming on the vine
EACH LITTLE ROSE
I pray you fade away in time
I hope I can be
Strong enough for the two of us

Petals fall and whither on the ground
They'll grow tall when you come back around

EACH LITTLE ROSE
Tied up with a bow
EACH LITTLE ROSE
What if you never let me go
Hope I can be
Strong enough for the two of us

EACH LITTLE ROSE
Hides a stem of thorns
EACH LITTLE ROSE
Is like a devil with its horns
Hope I can be
Strong enough for the two of us
Hope I can be
Strong enough for the two of us
Hope I can be
Strong enough for the two of us
Track Name: It's Too Late
It's Too Late
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

I wanna know the reason
Nothing is clear at the end
Right when your body is turning
Back where it came from again

IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE

All of the horses are running
Stampeding straight to your door
All of the engines are gunning
Now you don't ride anymore

IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE

The angels are cruel in their cunning
Hiding their hand in plain sight
Now when the maker is coming
That's when they show you the light

IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE

La-da-da-da-da-da-la-da-da
La-da-da-da-da-da-la-da-da

I wanna know the reason
Nothing is clear at the end
Right when your body is turning
Back where it came from again

IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE
IT'S TOO LATE

La-da-da-da-da-da-la-da-da etc.
Track Name: Fly Little Angel
Fly Little Angel
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

Once I was hurting
Unwilling to try
Opened the curtain
And I saw an angel fly by

I was so lonesome
Too lonesome to bear
Now I'm surrounded
By joy, joy everywhere

CHORUS
Fly, FLY LITTLE ANGEL, there's so much love
Fly, FLY LITTLE ANGEL, find someone else worthy of
Fly, FLY LITTLE ANGEL, your work is through
I'm loving you

When you've been unable
To see the forest for the trees
A seat at love's table
Makes you weak, weak in the knees

CHORUS

Once I was certain
I'd run out of time
Opened the curtain
And I saw an angel fly by

CHORUS
Track Name: Bury Him Down
Bury Him Down
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

This place that I call home
Littered with flowers and stones
Where the grass grows greenest
That's where they laid his bones
That's where they laid his bones

With every window thrown open
With every door ajar
Headlights on the ceiling
Like a shooting star

Bread cooling in a basket
Knife sharp til it shone
Heavy weighs the silence
When you're all alone
When you're all alone

Not every martyr will be sainted
Not every martyr is named
In the shed, fresh painted
Hanging by a chain
Hanging by a chain

Now we bring him flowers
Lay them on the ground
And if the water rises higher
We'll have to BURY HIM DOWN
We'll have to BURY HIM DOWN
Down…down
Track Name: What A Difference (The Morning Makes)
What a Difference (The Morning Makes)
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES
Night cast a spell day breaks
No headlines made at dawn
When virtue turns back on

WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES

Warm night but hands are shaking
Grateful the morning's breaking
Pulled a reverie of
Something that cannot be

WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES

CHORUS
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES
Mercifully applies the brakes
Shines a spotlight the master makes
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES

Some rivers can't be crossed
Or everything is lost
Held in a sacred trust
Until the flesh makes dust

WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES

CHORUS

WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES
Night cast a spell day breaks
No headlines made at dawn
When virtue turns back on

WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE MORNING MAKES

CHORUS
Track Name: Over and Over
Over and Over
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

OVER AND OVER
I think I've found the light
OVER AND OVER
I'm drawn back to the night
Singin' low, sweet and low

Dream of a station
That's only in my head
That glows like creation
And raises up the dead
Singin' low, sweet and low
Singin' low, sweet and low

Behind the station
An abandoned railroad yard
That offers up salvation
When the moon grows hard
Singin' low, sweet and low
Singin' low, sweet and low

Under the willow
I see you lying there
Dirt for a pillow
Moonlight in your hair
Singin' low, sweet and low
Singin' low, sweet and low

Never let me go
Never let me

OVER AND OVER
I think I've found the light
Track Name: Jubilee
Jubilee
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

There you were at the bottom of the hill
Throwing stones in the well
The day was fading, fading so fast
Like a fire that burned down to ash

There's a rumor that your heart is cold
Too soon you've grown old
The day was fading, fading so fast
Like a fire that burned down to ash
Like a fire that burned down to ash
A fire that burned down to ash

CHORUS
There's nothing out there but the past
A distant fire that burned down to ash

At the silver JUBILEE
You danced with me
The day was fading, fading so fast
Like a fire that burned down to ash

At the silver JUBILEE
You danced with me
The day was fading, fading so fast
Like a fire that burned down to ash
Like a fire that burned down to ash
A fire that burned down to ash

CHORUS

There you were at the bottom of the hill
Throwing stones in the well
The day was fading, fading so fast
Like a fire that burned down to ash
Like a fire that burned down to ash
A fire that burned down to ash
Track Name: I'm Set Free
I'm Set Free
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

I'M SET FREE
I'M SET FREE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 days a week now
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 days a week

I'M SET FREE
The weight has lifted
The weight has lifted
The weight has lifted me

I'M SET FREE
I'M SET FREE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 days a week now
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 days a week

The weight has lifted
The weight has lifted
The weight has lifted me

The weight has lifted
The weight has lifted
The weight has lifted me

I'M SET FREE
I'M SET FREE
Track Name: Mr. Important Person
Mr. Important Person
words and music by Jason Crigler
©1999 Jason Crigler/BMI

I feel sad about it
Nobody showed up for my parade
I keep going at it
Waving to the trees all day

Did ya think it would be other than that
Did ya

I got to the party
Not a soul around
I heard from the neighbor
They all left town

Did ya think it would be other than that
Did ya

I talked to a soldier
He was stationed here
Important person
Was hiding upstairs

Did ya think it would be other than that
Did ya
Did ya think it would be other than that
Did ya
Did ya think it would be other than that
Did ya
Track Name: All That I Am
All That I Am
©2005 Alice Bierhorst/BMI

This is ALL THAT I AM, boys
This is ALL THAT I AM
When the record stops
Play it again
This is ALL THAT I AM

This is all that she wrote, boys
This is all that she wrote
When the record starts
Listen real close
This is ALL THAT I AM

Rock of ages
Hear how the heart beats
This heart beats strong
Turning the pages
Each day makes history
It's here then it's gone

This is ALL THAT I AM, boys
This is ALL THAT I AM
When the record stops
Play it again
This is ALL THAT I AM

Called to remember
All of the hours now gone with the wind
The last dying ember
There is no ending that doesn't begin

This is ALL THAT I AM, boys
This is ALL THAT I AM
When the record stops
Play it again
This is ALL THAT I AM

This is ALL THAT I AM, boys
This is ALL THAT I AM
When the record stops
Play it again
This is ALL THAT I AM