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    Session track featuring - melanie hoshiko on vocals, john statz aon acoustic, t d davis on keys & bass and nashville guitar, mark kosta on drums, dave devoe on electric guitar. song written and arranged and produced by russ christiansen. mixed and engineered by nick sullivan @ macy sound studios. mastered by jim wilson.

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the heart is a half lit hotel
where drunkards and tourists dwell
no vacancy sign up on the wall
i stare at her like an accident
i must admit it was time well spent
she said, "i wish we'd met before your fall"

'cause after all
you and i were made
to count lucky stars
and dance upon their graves
but more than tail lights
are gonna fade
if you don't stay
love, dear, it's only for the brave
but..it's your parade
yeah, it's your parade

you might yearn for the open road
baby, that is a heavy load
i'm not the one to make a call
gravity has had its way with you
seems it is lonely that you are attracted to
well, i wish we'd met before your fall

cuz after all.
you and i were made...

it's easy now
dont lose faith
in the moonlight
dancing face to face
dig your heels in now
what you are longing
so hard to replace.

hey, it's your parade...


from It's Your Parade, track released April 15, 2011



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Christiansen writes Rustic Folk that retains its intimacy in the face of ambitious alt.country arrangement. His outstanding ensemble may alternately swell and fade to punctuate mood, but the resulting journey ultimately takes the listener exactly where the band wants you -to the heart of the song. ... more

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