BELOVED

by Robert Deeble

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  • Box set of all physical cds & digital downloads from 1995-2015 with limited edition packaging & poster art. Includes out of print albums not available elsewhere.


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    • BELOVED (Limited Edition cd)

    • Heart Like Feathers (Limited Edition cd/dvd)

    • Heart Like Feathers (Pre-release cd)

    • This Bar Has No One Left (cd/cdr) * (out of print except in box set)

    • Thirteen Stories (cd)

    • Earthside Down (cd)

    • Days Like These (cd/cdr) * (out of print except in box set)

    • Bad Time For Love 7" (download)

    • Boots of Spanish Leather 7" (download)

    • Veni Emmanuel (download)

    • Me I'm from LA Where Nothing is Sacred EP (download).

    • The Motorcycle EP (download).

    • Letters From an Expatriate EP (download).

    + various posters, flyers, press releases & compilations.
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1.
02:43
SUNSHINE You are my sunshine, my sweetest sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey. Please always know dear how much I love you. Now go take this sunshine your way. The other night dear when we were sleeping we dreamed we held you by our side. When we awoke dear, we were mistaken then we both laid down and cried. You are our sunshine, our sweetest sunshine you make us happy when skies are grey. Please always know dear, how much we love you. Now go take this sunshine your way.
2.
04:42
UNCERTAIN Fall down – take it on the chin get back up again. Uncertain, that’s how we came to be that’s how you came to me. Uncertain, I’m calling out your name from somewhere far away. Let down your hair it's flying in the wind. I’m all around you faithful as a man. This Life – it kicked us in the ass come on let’s kick it back. First step – I’m holding out my hand faithful as a man.
3.
05:51
COAL MINER I’m shoveling coal into a hole in the furnace of my heart. This engine of old silent and cold will fire to the light of your spark. Blue birds they fly in the sparkle of your eyes (blink and they will flutter). Girl don’t you cry It’s going be all right (It’s a world of wonder). You were three days old I was feeling so bold I held your little heart next to mine. And when you would go I’d hope that you’d know the sound of that big drum of mine. Blue birds they fly in the sparkle of your eyes (blink and they will flutter). Girl don’t you cry It’s going be all right (It’s a world of wonder). It’s going to be all right
4.
04:35
TO FIND YOU As you lie down for your nap I’m sailing on a ferryboat to find you I’ve got your tricycle in back and all the little books you love to have read to you. And as your eyes look up from sleep I’m looking back at you, my little wonder I’ll kiss you on the cheek and make you laugh the way I always do. And I’ll take what I can get to give all I can give for you my wonder girl And every moment that we live together in this storybook feels never ending And as you move so far away I think about you every passing hour I’ll drive across the state just to find you my love And I’ll take what I can get to give all I can give for you my wonder girl And every moment that we live together in this storybook feels never ending
5.
05:38
EVEN NOW Night shines through the window where the moon paints the wall I find you sleeping like branches of trees after the fall and the wind it blows through the curtains whispering hope in a voice yet so small And even now as you lie still sorrow hides 'neath a dam of self will that would flow effortlessly to the ground Long cries as a woman with a barren womb I try to be faithful to the promise of an empty tomb Even now as you lie still sorrow hides 'neath a dam of self will that would flow effortlessly to the ground from your head – to your heart – in a whelm where we drown from your head - to your heart - through your arms – into mine
6.
02:23
7.
THE MULBERRY BIRD High above the sea a lone bird doth sing “Perchickeree” A lamentation sweet she made a nest in the mulberry tree in wind and storm it would not keep “Perchickeree” And for you she gave the hardest part a nest for you that would not fall apart A pair of two that swore to guard your little heart a gift for you – she gave the hardest part
8.
03:57
BELOVED We drove home through the trees, the moon played with you in hide and seek. And you laughed, and you laughed, and you laughed, playful and free. And it felt just like the first time – like family. Oregon stars shine down like northern lights illuminate the wind of road we drive. And we’ve cried, and we’ve cried, for such a long time, and feels like for the first time it’s going to be alright. Our beloved
9.
03:02
SLEEP Go to sleep, go to sleep my little Maliyah Go to sleep, go to sleep my beautiful girl You are everything I love in this big, bright, new world. Go to sleep, go to sleep, my beautiful girl
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03:03

about

BELOVED is Robert's sixth album and a heartwarming collection of lyrical memoirs that recalls the journey of how he and his wife became a family to their adopted daughter.

"We first met our daughter as foster parents when she was just 3 days old. After one year in our care she was returned to her birthmother and so many of these songs were written as part of a grieving process with the hope that she would hear them one day and know how I felt about her."

In the years that followed, Robert and his wife were reunited to their former foster child, allowed to be Godparents and eventually invited by her birth mother to be her adopted parents. BELOVED is a love story that spans multiple narratives within an alternative family that comes together for the love a child.

credits

released March 30, 2018

Robert Deeble: guitar/piano/vocals
Tomo Nakayama: backing vocals
Shenandoah Davis: backing vocals, mellotron, wurli
Tara Ward: backing vocals
Jen Wood: backing vocals
Maliyah Deeble: vocals
Sydney Metcalf: cello
Neal Vickers: 2nd cello on “Coal Miner” & “Sleep”
Shelley Weiss: viola
Alenni Davis: viola
Tony Green: acoustic bass
Josh Golden: electric bass
Antoine Arvizu: drums
Kris Rosentrater: drums
Jordan Walton: Pedal Steel
Graig Markel: vibes, drum machine, levers & knobs.
String Arrangement on “Beloved” created by Ric Hordinski

COVER/BACK ILLUSTRATIONS BY KEITH NEGLEY
PHOTO CANVAS BY DEYO GLINES
ART DESIGN BY ROBERT DEEBLE

All songs © 2017 Robert Deeble (Mind Bomb Music / ASCAP)
except “Recovery” Deeble/Markel and “(...)” Deeble/Deeble.

Produced by Robert Deeble and Graig Markel, Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering. Recorded by Graig Markel at The Recovery Room, w/some vocal and guitar tracks initiated by Jordan Walton, drums and acoustic bass recorded by Antoine Arvizu at The Compound (except “Mulberry” and “Recovery”), viola on “Beloved” recorded by Nick Sebastiano.

All songs Mixed by Graig Markel.

This album was wrtten about our adopted daughter and the process of becoming a family together. “The Mulberry Bird” is dedicated to her birth mother.

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Robert Deeble Seattle, Washington

"Beautiful music for the sake of beautiful music" Seattle Weekly


"Deeble's authentic lyrics, along with stunning instrumental arrangements, make this album one of his strongest"
Performer Mag


"Few of his albums are more intimately honest than Heart like Feathers..." Stereo Inversion


"I'm not sure I'd want to start rowing toward a deserted island without it." BLURT (9 out of 10 Stars)
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