Earthside Down

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).

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1.
05:13
you left a cup of conversation half empty, your saucer stained the porcelain cold, but your thoughts they still warm me because I wont let them go. dream dear friend. faith in hope knows no end. surpass the canvass sky with your thoughts outstretched. imagination windows truth, across the blue your soul confides in the fundamental thread of God and humankind there is a river that runs past the kitchen door your lover tends the soil with a light in her hair and you and your chair watching the billowing clouds soar dear friend. faith in hope knows no end. surpass the canvass sky with your thoughts outstretched. imagination windows truth, across the blue your soul confides in the fundamental thread of God and humankind jump in the river, jump in the river my friend, jump in the river wash away your sins. (music and lyrics p&© Robert Deeble)
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(free) 04:58
blame it on the satellites damn the rocket ships you shot em way too high like little graven images if you draw me into light with all the clamor of your kiss it leave me downward spiraling with all my fears and fragile moments it's never what you want i’m always earthside down it brings you down… you crave convention in a sound bite never mind the prophets at your door you want a motorcycle ride it's never what you want i’m always earthside down it brings you down… (music and lyrics p&© Robert Deeble)
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04:34
in the open air i’ll take you elate you there its just like heaven night of blackened blues hues that luster in magnitude share its just like heaven all the forest sings sings its songs flowers focus sing along its just like heaven music: Robert Deeble, lyrics: Layne Schroede, p&© Robert Deeble
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03:58
you and i exchanging glances finding the right words to say sometimes i don't know what your thinking the two of us lost in the haze how can i tell you two statues are sleeping counting the days holding their hearts longing to breathe here we go emotionally sterile fighting the time that leaves she says i don't know if you are real touch me i feel like its a dream how can i tell you two statues are sleeping counting the days holding their hearts longing to breathe somewhere between coffee and the freeway we said good morning goodbye all we have, carefully hidden beneath overcast skies how can i tell you two statues are sleeping counting the days holding their hearts longing to breath two lives remain still between a bookmark waiting to unfold in the soft, soft, light music and lyrics p&© Robert Deeble
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05:22
Under thick walls of skin, and all its allure. You betrayed yourself in an unguarded moment Now we are lost, searching the ground, for something... A life within loss like words without sound. Blessed are the poor, the mourners, the meek. All of us whores, losers and freaks Junkyard, beautifully still... All of your life, love, hopes, dreams, thrills, forever sleep there, beneath, a cruel indifference... music and lyrics p&© robert deeble
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04:48
Cut me to the quick I am frozen a vine once tender now a tree in winter time She looks through a window here like a child at play she wipes the frost from the pane (pain). And I am awake to life and love and beautiful things And I don’t why I hurt you I don’t why I treat you like there’s nothing wrong Love once spoke here before the stoic In poetry you held my hope from fear And she dances with tambourines like Israel awakening from the longest dream And I am awake to life and love and beautiful things And I don’t why I hurt you I don’t why I treat you like there’s nothing wrong music and lyrics p&© robert deeble
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Warm is your breath. mysterious all my faith and fear beneath your silent shroud you draw me near ... like a child Voice undistinguished between — joy and sorrow the warmth of love. you call my name in the strongholds of peace break me to tears before the kindest maker
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she's leaning my direction, spilling stories killing jokes. cigarettes on the table... leaning closer blowing smoke, she's a ship in dry dock, she's got no where to go and she don't know me now. she's got herself up in a fix, she's got her timing down just right, she's a conversationalist on an international flight. throwing punches stealing cars, never sure of who you are. you're million miles an hour wrong way on the autobahn a femme fatale in season, the huntress before the kill, soft curves and subtle motions; her body all reveals well you'd like to tempt my mind but if you thought you had my will then you don't know me now. in the distance is my muse, she's higher than the blue, higher than your booze. she's a passion she's a flame, she's my family, she's my name and you don’t know me now.
10.
lovers on route to somewhere... she said. morning woke, rolling past your window. steal rail sway, soft horn that wails... reminds me of my father and his love for the machine, once gallant and proud, a dying breed of steam and steal. as lovers on route to somewhere. darling look she cried, pointing out the window, a summer home with land outstretched, touching clear blue sky, with cobblestones bridging streams... and the talking animals sing secrets from the city, i woke this morning to a ring of gold, encircling my love as lovers on route to somewhere...
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12:45
hey jesse how's new york? i've never been the winters' get too cold, my body all too thin. is it still a folk town? like in the sixties... bob dylan, greenwich village, carol king. now there's suzanne on the rooftops... listen to her sing. choke the sun out of the sky, barbwire on a freeway sign, here gas gets cheaper than water and love is thin with compromise. i know a story about a garden long ago, then adam bought a gun, eve ran the factory, poured acid in the stream, they had a couple of kids... one of em started a war. were all on the same fragile brink, learned from the billboards not to smoke and how to drink. hail my pepsi generation kill your televisions its the real thing baby, now you're sitting in the dark. we were all just looking for some kind of revolution but we never found a space to park. i thought i saw damien jurado on the cover of a romance novel... tansy goes outside to play she's a garden girl she lies backside in the dirt watching all the world, earth side down. where's your brother? is he with your mom? there's your dad in his chair watching clouds.. Jesus is your friend when you stay a child were all on the same fragile brink, learned from the billboards not to smoke and how to drink.
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Produced by Stephen Hodges & Anthony Arvizu

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released January 1, 1999

Robert Deeble: Guitars/Vocals
Anthony Arvizu: Drums
Stephen Hodges: Percussion
with Lili De La Mora: Backing Vocals , Mario Barmosca: Double Bass, Tony Green, Dave Stone: Double Bass, Greg Coates: Electric Bass, Bill Burgess: Ambient Loops, Chris Hanlin: Guitar & Tamboura, Melissa Hasin, Steve Velez: Cello, Sarah Bashir: Flamenco Dancing, Additional Vocals by Mandy Troxel & Madelyn Mendoza, Phillip Lee: Flamenco Guitar, Engineered by Ken Negrete on a 24-Tk German Studer, Mastered by John Golden.

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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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