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Calla Lily

by The Brother Brothers

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1.
Could it be, could it be I’ll never stand up taller Could it be, could it be that nothing’s gonna change When the muscles ‘round my brain Start to make me feel insane I think it’s time to get on the road again Could it be, could it be that I am getting older Could it be, could it be that everything is changing I look over my body And the lines upon my face And I think it’s time to get on the road again Oh my lord, oh my lord I am the great denier Oh my lord, oh my lord is all my love in vain Though I shouldn’t think of sorrow When I’m standing in the rain I think it’s time to get on the road again Oh my lord, oh my lord believe me I’m no liar Oh my lord, oh my lord there’s no one else to blame Like a deck of cards at a local bar I’ve lost a couple faces And I think it’s time to get on the road again On the road I’ve always got the sun over my head And the moon ain’t been nothing but a long and lonesome friend When I think of all the miles behind and sky that’s up ahead I think it’s time to get on the road again Come on, come on, there’s wood beside the fire Come on, come on, like a moth into the flame Oh, my heart commands my lungs and hands And it beats for what it chases And I think it’s time to get on the road again I think it’s time to get on the road again I think it’s time to get on the road again
2.
Sorrow 03:55
So it goes the autumn leaves are falling Soft upon the earth and winding streams There they paint the sidewalks I am walking I sing “alone and lonely that’s me” Once I had a life full of adoring I fell in love and lord it was a shame One day she up and left me without warning Now I walk the world and sing this refrain Sorrow Only sorrow It’s the only thing that cares for me Sorrow Only sorrow Leave me be, Leave me be When the sun is setting in the valley And all the angels whisper to the plains Though my heart is weary I am singing That I might find that everlasting day I could sail a wish upon the river To float upon the ripples and the waves Hoping that someday it might deliver Someone to wash my sorrows away Sorrow Only sorrow It’s the only thing that cares for me Sorrow Only sorrow Leave me be, Leave me be Only sorrow Leave me be, Leave me be
3.
Just a calla lily soaking up the mornin’ Silly me, I’m underneath the awning Just waiting for the rain to fall So it can pass and I can walk away From all her sweet love and adoring There’s times you know your heart is overflowing Like in the spring when all the grass is growing And the robin and the whippoorwill All day and night can eat their fill And all the nights when the moon is up and glowing And I think it’s fine I think it’s fine That she’s mine I like to walk along the meadow in the evenings It’s something that I do that’s worth repeating Sometimes the wind is mellow And the stars go on forever And the thrush inside the nettle are a’sleeping You see in the city everyone’s a walker And Myrtle takes you down to Knickerbocker Well that is where I paid my dues And everyone checks out your shoes Oh man, it’s hard to shake the blues when you got ‘em So I think it’s fine I think it’s fine That she’s mine Well it’s times like these I think of her a little The window up and second from the middle And when the light is on She’s probably sittin’ there alone Just a playin’ a little song upon her fiddle And I think it’s fine I think it’s fine That she’s mine
4.
Well my funny bone’s pointing at the high road I get up there once in a while But my toes knows nothing but my friends downtown And my eye’s been lookin’ for a smile Oh the grocery store ain’t much fun no more Though we used to get crazy sometimes And the street light used to make me feel alright When there was someone there to hold you tight Oh, Road Runner you run so slow You’re the best damn friend that I ever did know When the sun goes down and the bottle gets low I’ll get up and follow you wherever you go Well, my funny bones pointing at the high road ‘Cause my hands on the steering wheel I’m a lookin’ for a crow ‘cause I always know That there’s a fire that’s a burnin’ up there Well I got no money but I got good friends And a couple of arms and a couple of hands And I can go up hill and back down again But if you’re lookin for somebody probably won’t find them Oh, Road Runner you run so slow You’re the best damn friend that I ever did know When the sun goes down and the bottle gets low I’ll get up and follow you wherever you go Well, my funny bone’s pointin’ at the high road But there ain’t no light up there Just the sumac trees and the cool night breeze Guess I’ll head on down the stairs And if you’re on the roof you’d better check the wind ‘Cause if you let ‘er rip you might pee on a friend You can ‘pologize till the cows come in But that’s a terrible way for our story to end So pay attention if you’re listening I ain’t ever gonna say it again One plus one ain’t got no end When you’re sittin’ by the fire with QTN Oh, Road Runner you run so slow You’re the best damn friend that I ever did know When the sun goes down and the bottle gets low I’ll get up and follow you wherever you go
5.
The Chase 04:17
I’m gettin’ along just dandy Man, I feel alive Every day is just a walk upon the wayside And though the miles may take me I cannot deny All this rollin’ and a’raking gets so tired It’s the way you feel like no one ever knows And it’s the way you gotta pack up and go If you want me I’m your man And if you need me Believe I’ll understand It’s the chase we’re after When it comes down to it And it is knowin’ that the open Isn’t something you just get We’re all chasing after something Heaven help the stranger In a strange town Where anything you’ll ever find There’s gonna let you down And every stranger knows that There’s a golden line And everywhere you go There’s always something left behind It’s the way you always find yourself alone And it’s the way you gotta pack up and go But if you want me I’m your man And if you need me Believe I’ll understand It’s the chase we’re after When it comes down to it And it is knowin’ that the open Isn’t something you just get We’re all chasing after something It’s the chase that picks you up When you’ve got nothing But if you want me I’m your man And if you need me Believe I’ll understand It’s the chase we’re after When it comes down to it And it is knowin’ that the open Isn’t something you just get We’re all chasing after something It’s the chase that picks you up when you’ve got nothing It’s the chase that keeps the engine hummin’
6.
7.
Waiting Waiting Waiting for a star to fall Waiting by the phone for you to call And tell me that you love me This is all my fault See I’m all alone Just waiting for a star to fall Waiting Waiting Waiting for a sign from above Telling me that I’ll never lose your love See you’re the only one I’m ever thinking of And I’m all alone Just waiting for a star to fall I’ve seen how people they fall in love And autumn leaves from the trees And I’ve seen the rain come falling down Like teardrops upon my cheek Cryin’ Cryin’ Wishing that the sky would clear See I could wait forever for a star to appear I guess I’ll have to wish upon a falling tear See I’m all alone Just waiting for a star to fall Waiting for a star to fall Waiting for a star to fall
8.
Circles 03:28
I’m just a bag of bones I’ve got no attitude on I hit the jackpot now you’ve gotta fly away home Cities they grow like the dust on the floor We are just animals ain’t nothin more Walking in circles we go through the turnstiles Over and over again Uh huh Got you some fancy clothes plastic and fantastic now Hand to mouth living’s no way to get laid in this town Love is like war when you can’t pick a side I’ll show you my teeth if you show me your pride Walking in circles we go through the turnstiles Over and over again Uh huh Ain’t that the way when you’re young Your back’s straight as a line On go the days you grow tired and a crick in your spine Time stretches slow like the skin on your hand Placing for picking the moments they stand out Walking in circles we go through the turnstiles Over and over again Uh huh
9.
Sittin’ here in this barroom Where I spend most my time Shootin’ pool and a talking With some good friends of mine I drink a beer with a whiskey And when I hit number four Well who do I see coming right through the door Well I ain’t seein’ double But I’m seein’ real bad ‘Cause I could swear that’s my sweetheart With some other man Well the doctor he told me That my vision is fine So it’s either I’ve lost her Or I’m losing my mind Figure I’d see it coming Since my hearing’s no good If she said she was leaving I must have misunderstood I need to come to my senses At least one of the five If I can’t smell these roses Then I’m deaf dumb and blind Well I ain’t seein’ double But I’m seein’ real bad ‘Cause I could swear that’s my sweetheart With some other man Well the doctor he told me That my vision is fine So it’s either I’ve lost her Or I’m losing my mind I need a second opinion In case I made a mistake But my healthcare provider Doesn’t cover heartbreak So I guess I’ll just have to Diagnose it myself Well I know I’m not crazy She must be somebody else Well I ain’t seein’ double But I’m seein’ real bad ‘Cause I could swear that’s my sweetheart With some other man Well the doctor he told me That my vision is fine So it’s either I’ve lost her Or I’m losing my mind So it’s either I’ve lost her Or I’m losing my mind
10.
My Holy Way 04:06
When I find my holy way I will drive one million miles and never stray into the blue And blue will be the color of the day When I find myself in love I will look up at the sky and realize there’s nothing but Just a moment in this universe for us When I find that I am real I will lie upon the ground and watch my body disappear Oh my dear, it’s all up here And I’ll know that I am free Just the way that I could ever wish that I was meant to be Just a simple melody When I see my world within I will find a living harmony below my very skin Oh to never need again And It’s all that goes away To find the coming of the great and blessed ordinary day Just an ordinary day

about

Brooklyn’s The Brother Brothers will release their sophomore album Calla Lily on April 16th. Calla Lily is the follow-up to real-life siblings The Moss Brothers’ debut album, Some People I Know, which garnered praise from taste-makers including NPR, Billboard and Rolling Stone Country. The album’s lead single, “On the Road Again,” sets mood of the album and showcases the brothers’ warm, immediate harmonies. Ironically, the Moss brothers wrote “On The Road Again” — a quintessential road that explores the life of the touring musician and speaks to one’s longing for the road — before the pandemic hit; it’s a paean to the connection and company of that diasporic artist community forged across stages, festival grounds, and long, winding roads. The music video for “On The Road Again” kicks off with the brothers leaving New York City in the tour van and features a convoy of whimsical animated creatures who are along for the ride, culminating in a cartoon concert along the Hudson River. David Moss says of the track: “There’s no denying that life in motion can leave a person lonesome or aimless, but so can sitting still. The same part of our beings that gets homesick aches for life on the road. This song’s an exploration of that duality — a celebration and a lamentation in one.”

Calla Lily was produced and mixed by Grammy-nominated Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Vance Joy) at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington and mastered by Grammy-nominated Phillip Shaw Bova (Andy Shauf, Father John Misty).

credits

released April 16, 2021

David Moss - Guitar, Lead Vocal, Cello, Piano, Body Percussion
Adam Moss - Fiddle, Lead Vocal, Wurlitzer, B3 Organ, Tambourine, Guitar
Dave Speranza - Bass, Vocal
Brian Kantor - Drums, Vibraphone, Vocal, Tambourine
Wayne Horvitz - Wurlitzer, B3 Organ, Piano
Mike Robinson - Electric Guitar
Ryan Hadlock - Juno
Taylor Carroll - Tambourine

All songs written by The Brother Brothers (Adam Moss, David Moss) Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), except
"Waiting For A Star To Fall”, written by The Brother Brothers and Taylor Ashton (SOCAN).

Produced and mixed by Ryan Hadlock
Recorded by Taylor Carroll and Ryan Hadlock at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington with assistant engineers Hunter Rath and Mike Rodo
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova in Ottawa, Ontario
Cover design by Meghan Bass
Cover photo of Calla Lily by Liz Deleo

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