Ferris Wheel

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Copyright 2011 Shiny and the Spoon
Recorded/mixed at Ultrasuede Studio with John Curley and with Matt Frazer at his place and our place in Cincinnati, Ohio
Mastered by Dave Davis at The All Night Party
www.shinyandthespoon.com

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released August 13, 2011

Shiny and the Spoon is...
Amber Nash and Jordan Neff

Featuring...
Matt Frazer on percussion
Kathy Woods on fiddle
Mark Utley on upright bass and harmony vocals
North College Hill Elementary 4th Graders on back-up vocals
Bob Donisi on upright bass
Rockne Riddlebarger on dobro

Front and back cover photo by John Oaks at John O Photo, illustrations by Amber Nash, layout by John Oaks and Amber Nash, inside-right panel photo by Kurt Strecker

All songs written by Amber Nash and/or Jordan Neff except "Killin' the Flower"-music partially written by Mark Utley, "Take On Me"-words and music by Pal Waaktaar, Morten Harket, Magne (Mags) Furuholmen, Published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC OBO Samp-UK LTD, and "No Hole In My Head"-words and music by Malvina Reynolds, copyright 1965 Schroder Music Co. (ASCAP) Renewed 1993. All songs used by permission. All rights reserved.

Special thanks to Dan McCabe, Michael Waddell, E.E. and Josh at Pinata Productions, Tim Ardizzone, NCH Elementary, John Curley, Rick at The Southgate House, Joaks, Scott Preston, Debra and WNKU, Pam and The Queen City Balladeers, Joe and Kati, Karla and Jeremy, Sibby and Brian and the entire Neff Clan, Gail and George Ginther, Rick Venable, Mardo Gray, lanterngeorge, Dave Parsons, Matthew Delawder, the Conrad Family, Dr. Bradley Monti, The Hiders, Lisa Walker, Matt Frazer, The Rubber Knife Gang, Magnolia Mountain, and all the friends, fans, and musicians that make playing music in Cincinnati so much fun.

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Called “Perhaps the best folk duo our region has to offer” (The Historic Southgate House), Shiny and the Spoon give off the warmth and intimacy of the likes of Johnny Cash and June Carter, with transcendent vocals and a vibrant acoustic core, complimented by sprinklings of ukulele, guitar, harmonica, and boot-stomping. ... more

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Track Name: Snowflake
Is it still Winter
Silver and gold
Dancing down the cold

And it’s not that I’m crazy
I know you love that I am
Snowflake in your hand
You can’t melt it down
Melt it down
Melt down
Say how

However you fold it
However you cut
My heartstrings go to the gut

And it’s not that I’m crazy
I know you love that I am
A perfect shell in the sand
Unplanned
There for now
There for now
There now
Till I’m found

Is it still Winter
Black and blue
Bruises through and through

Is it that I’m pretty
Am I one of a kind
Icy, blue design
Aligned
Done and done
Done and done
Done, done
Undone
Track Name: Round the Corners
Well the days they come to the window
Oh, and I’m already gone
Tell the waiting birds we’ll have a candle
And some music to wash the bottle down

I’m gonna leave this twenty-odd house
Maybe follow my doubts South
What will I find ‘round the corners of my mouth

Well the raven bird starts to mingle
Blended in the clouds above my head
And I will sun in his shadow
And use his cool, black feathers for my bed

I’m gonna leave this twenty-odd house
Maybe follow my doubts South
What will I find ‘round the corners of my mouth

And if I should climb out that window
And fall to where those days all turn to years
Tell those morning birds to light their candles
For those times when we dreamed everything but our tears

I’m gonna leave this twenty-odd house
Maybe follow my doubts South
What will I find ‘round the corners of my mouth

What will I found ‘round the corners of my mouth
Track Name: Coriander Blues
They stuck me in the back with my stomach in my shoes
And I played like they told me to
Two by two swingin’ softly in the noose
Where they strung up the best in you (best in you, best in you)

Dummy entertainers with nothin’ left to lose
Separate from the wood and glue
They fill an acre with coriander blues
But today this old room’ll do (room’ll do, room’ll do)

It’s better the strings are broken
Than set and bound
Fillin’ up the seats with hope and sound

It’s better the strings are broken
Than set and bound
Fillin’ up the seats with hope and sound (sound, sound)
Track Name: Killin' the Flower
It’s been a long
Long couple of days
Since you walked on out
Since you walked away
You said you’d love me forever
Tell me what went wrong
Now you’re killin’ the flower
That’s grown for so long

You said you had to go
You said I pushed you away
So go sow your seed
On someone else’s grave
You said you’d love me forever
But now you’ve left me alone
And honey, it ain’t easy
When you don’t come home

Late at night I toss and turn
But I don’t think of you
I think of all those budding blooms
The girls you’re lyin’ to

Oh, if only I could tell ‘em what is comin’
Give ‘em a fair warning
They’d grow so tall without you

Baby, I was true
I know you liked it that way
But another’s arms
Are where you wanted to stay
I gave you all of my good times
Till you painted them blue
Just a bit of sunshine
Is all I needed from you

Just a bit of sunshine is all I needed from you
Track Name: Black Nag
There ain’t a job in these mountains you don’t pay for for years
But it’s good to feel useful anyway

I heard down South’s a fountain they’ll throw pennies in for years
Till the coal comes to rest under the weight

It’s with those kinds of things I can relate

The other night I was dreamin’, had a shovel in my hand
And my Grandfather’s land between my toes

Well he asked me to plug up all the holes in our hills
But they sure pay the bills, Heaven knows

There’s a flood in Glen Canyon, but they say it’s a gas
Noah’s flood in a flash, sins washed away

But the folks ain’t abandoned, they’re still sunnin’ by the lake
A pretty gash in the wake of the fray

We can change God’s creation in a day

There’s a sign on my head where the miner’s lamp been
That says coal’s all that’s in this boy’s cards

And I can’t help but wonder when I think of the grin
That my Grandfather pinned between his scars

He said up here’s just closer to the stars

Lord, wash away this black day, wash away
From the peaks to the hollers and graves
Bring down a horse be it red, white, or gray
But just hold that black nag for a day

Bring down a horse be it red, white, or gray
But just hold that black nag for a day
Track Name: Ferris Wheel
Turn around, Ferris wheel, turn like a 45
Sing us a sweet song, sing till we say goodbye

Dusty old canvas, painted like Christmas
Portions and footsteps and equal parts glitter and grime

Find your heart over and over
Get away, get away
Don’t let it get away, get away

Hold my hand tight on this here roller coaster
We’ll point at the sky when we’re under the Dipper and then
We’ll go round again

I caught a breeze there and sighed out to match it
I caught a breeze there and sighed out for every one

Find your heart over and over
Get away, get away
Don’t let it get away, get away

Turn around carousel, seed of a maple tree
Here comes the sky falling down all around my feet

Find your heart over and over
Get away, get away
Don’t let it get away, get away
Track Name: Take On Me
Talking away
I don’t know what I’m to say
I’ll say it anyway
Today’s another day left to find you
Shying away
I’ll be coming for your love, OK

Take on me
Take me on
I’ll be gone
I’ll be gone in a day or two
In a day or two

So needless to say
I’m odds and ends
But that’s just me
Stumbling away
Slowing learning that life is OK
Say after me
It’s no better to be safe than sorry

Take on me
Take me on
I’ll be gone
I’ll be gone in a day or two
In a day or two

The things that you say
Is it live or is it just to play my worries away
You’re all the things I’ve got to remember
Shying away
I’ll be coming for you anyway

Take on me
Take me on
I’ll be gone
I’ll be gone in a day or two
In a day or two
Track Name: Run
On a road from Cincinnati in a mood too mad to tame
You told me that you missed me and I said I felt the same
The trees held dying embers and the branches looked aflame
With many vibrant colors holding fast against the rain

And it’s not so bad
And it’s not so bad
And it’s not so bad, I know
It’s not so bad
Yeah, it’s not so bad
No, it’s not so bad, I know

A heavy conversation falls faster than the rain
And every mile per hour is unraveling a chain
I change my concentration to my dirty windowpane
And the rhythm of the road brings me back to this refrain

And it’s not so bad
And it’s not so bad
And it’s not so bad, I know
It’s not so bad
Yeah, it’s not so bad
No, it’s not so bad, I know
I think I’ll make it home

My tires are spinning forward while my mind is spinning back
Spots of grey before me turn to solid white and black
All your pleas and promises just push me on along
It may dark and narrow but this road’s where I belong

And it’s not so bad
And it’s not so bad
And it’s not so bad, I know
It’s not so bad
Yeah, it’s not so bad
No, it’s not so bad, I know
I think I’ll make it home
I think I’ll make it home
I’m coming home
Track Name: Thirteen Crates
I’m gonna mail you in thirteen crates
To all the people that you once loved
With all your banking interests in thirteen states
Truth is one crate outta be enough
Oh, you better cry to God above

I’m gonna drown you in thirteen lakes
For your damns that break and flood out small towns
I’m gonna nail you to thirteen stakes to two railroad ties to hang upside down
Tell St. Peter than your smile’s a frown

Well I learned right from wrong between union songs and my Grandfather’s wake
They said after he died, from his throat they pried
An apple-sized hunk of coal and lead
Two years later my father was laid under the scales of an underground snake
Mama told me son, when that copper head’s done
You’ve got to follow the coal train and go for the head

Thirteen crates on the top of the hill
Jack fell down and went straight to Hell
Thirteen crates on the top of the hill
Jack fell down and went straight to Hell
Jack fell down and went straight to Hell
Track Name: Bread and Butter
Hey babe the sun ain’t out for cryin’
I know it’s not the Golden Age
Send all your worries in a letter
Write on and find a better page

And all the bars they look like clutter
I can’t remember where we are
We held our hands bread and butter
We found a diner by a star

Some day’s a whine and some a holler
Some birds go down some eat the crow
Beyond the hope’s a tired daughter
Beyond the last length of her rope

This whole town is a rail yard
Screams as steel brakes on steel
But there’s no sound in the bell jar
Just the turning of the reel
Track Name: I Hear Ghosts
There’s knock, there’s a knock
There’s a knock at my door
And a boot-stompin’ whistle raisin’ up from the floor

And they get a little louder
And they burn in my hear
Like a hot lover’s whisper
Like big onion tears

There’s a clock, there’s a clock
There’s a clock on my wall
And it ticks a little louder with each comin’ fall

I hear ghosts every day
And their words are like wine
And I just can’t stop drinkin’ no matter how hard I try

Nobody wants to hear
Nobody wants to care
Years pile up like a white wedding cake
Everyone passes on and nobody listens
The work that we do is a choice that we make

Every day, I’ve been tried
I’ve been tried, I’ve been told
To drink down the words
To warm from the cold

But today I feel good
Ain’t it just like a dream
My mind is so empty
But it’s nice to feel clean

Nobody wants to hear
Nobody wants to care
Years pile up like a white wedding cake
Everyone passes on and nobody listens
The work that we do is a choice that we make

Everyone passes on and nobody listens
The work that we do is a choice that we make
Track Name: No Hole in My Head
Everybody thinks my head’s full of nothin’
Wants to put his special stuff in
Fill the space with candy wrappers
Keep out sex and revolution

But there’s no hole in my head
Too bad

They call me a dupe of this and the other
Call me a puppet on a string
They don’t know my head’s full of me and
That I got my own special thing

But there’s no hole in my head
Too bad

I have lived since early childhood
Figuring out what’s going on
I know what hurts I know what’s easy
When to stand and when to run

But there’s no hole in my head
Too bad

Everybody thinks my head’s full of nothin’
Wants to put his special stuff in
Fill the space with candy wrappers
Keep out sex and revolution

But there’s no hole in my head
Too bad

But there’s no hole in my head
Too bad
Track Name: Blessing
Oh I have a blessing
That wounds, that crosses
And time has no lessons
Just roots and rocks

There are thieves in the bushes
There are bones where I walk

Oh but I have a blessing
She moves in the dark

Oh I have a blessing
That soothes and haunts
And time has no lessons
Just dues and loss

There are those who ask questions
Pass their hands cross hope to locks

Oh but I have a blessing
She answers in the dark

Oh I have a blessing
Though she weaves the thinnest cloth