Mockingbird Soul by Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough

Available January 27, 2017

Mockingbird Soul

Mockingbird Soul by Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough

Featuring:

  1. Everything
  2. Broken Fences
  3. The Juke
  4. Running Round
  5. Mockingbird Soul
  6. Rainy Day
  7. Little Easy
  8. I Can Hear Your Voice In Everything
  9. Honey Bee
  10. Carpet Bagger’s Lullaby
  11. Until Then
  12. October Song

LYRICS

1. Everything

Written by Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough ⓒⓅ 2016 BDM Music, BMI

River and wood and dirt and sun
Stringing them all up together as one
Like a salty pearl I’ll be on the strand
You can wear me darlin’ wear me round your neck

Many and far are the ways to go
Where we gonna end up ain’t nobody knows
Come another summer yeah you may be gone
But I’ll be coming for you if you’re gone too long

All you are to me
Is everything,
Everything

When I hear the calling of the whippoorwill
And I see the dawning up upon the hill
You can always go dear but I’ll hope you’ll stay
And I hope forever surely smiles our way

Many and far are the ways to go
Where we gonna end up ain’t nobody knows
Come another summer yeah you may be gone
But I’ll be coming for you if you’re gone too long

All you are to me
Is everything
Everything

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2. Broken Fences

Lyrics By: Brigitte DeMeyer, Music By: Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer ⓒⓅ 2016 BDM Music, BMI

Broken fences shall I mend
Nail and hammer in my hand
Flaws and splinters left to fend
Oh forgiveness be my friend

Till the soil come dig the earth
Destiny come mine at birth
One false move did seal my fate
With these tools alleviate

Make me poor if tears my fee
Make me rich if if rich means free
Broken fences shall I mend
‘Til the gate swings right again

Broken fences shall I mend
Nail and hammer in my hand
Flaws and splinters left to fend
Oh forgiveness be my friend

Make me poor with tears my fee
Make me rich if if rich means free
Broken fences shall I mend
‘Til the gate swings right again

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3. The Juke

Lyrics By: Brigitte DeMeyer, Music By: Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer ⓒⓅ 2016 BDM Music, BMI

Ain’t no Jackson like the one you are
Four paper dollars and a silver car
Turn up the rumble ’til it goes like that
Ol’ Mississippi howling
Howling river cat

No matter where you stay you laying low
two days shaking off the rodeo
Turn up the jukebox ’til you hear the scat
Tune you up in 40
40 seconds flat

Down in the hollow
Can’t catch the blues
Throw down your sorrow and
Turn up the juke

You got the gumption and you got the gall
Settle-in for your gentleman’s high speed ball
Leave your fancy in your, in your leather case
Boots are stomping
All around the place

Down in the hollow
Can’t catch the blues
Throw down your sorrow and
Turn up the juke

Can’t nobody ever
Hide the truth
Forget tomorrow
Turn up the juke

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4. Running Round

Words and Music By Will Kimbrough

Summer nights, sleeping porch. little boys don’t sleep of course
running’ round all night long, mama don’t you wake me up

jubilee on our minds, shrimp and crab are what we find
running round all night long, mama don’t you call me home
lick
summer days, lazy boys, made that way ain’t got no choice
running round all night long, mama don’t you wake me up

up the creek nice and cool, don’t ya wake that gator up you fool
been running round all day long, mama don’t you call me home
solo
summer dream hot and sweet, time she passes fast and fleet
when you running round all night long
mama don”t you wake me up

Summer nights, sleeping porch
little boys don’t sleep of course
running’ round all night long

mama don’t you wake me up
mama don’t you call me home
mama don’t you wake me up

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5. Mockingbird Soul

Lyrics By: Brigitte DeMeyer, Music By: Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer ⓒⓅ 2016 BDM Music, BMI

Early Sunday morning
I woke up to the glory
Of a song beyond
Beyond my window pane

I leaned to clear the shutters
As I heard the utter
From the trees above
Calling out my name

Singing shoo shoo
You know what to do
You got it all but you’re the last to know
Come on little sister
Listen to the whisper
The whisper of your mockingbird soul

And as I pick up the pieces
Work ’em nice and easy
There’s a something keep on
Telling me the same

Making me believe
That running is a thief
That comes and goes
And steals your soul away

Singing shoo shoo
You know what to do
You got it all but you’re the last to know
Come on little sister
Listen to the whisper
The whisper of your mockingbird soul

Come on little sister
Listen to the whisper
The whisper of your mockingbird soul

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6. Rainy Day

Lyrics and Music By: Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough ⓒⓅ 2016 BDM Music, BMI

All this rain comin down
Sky’s been talking to the ground
Says me and sun and good spring air
Gonna grow what you’ve got going there

I said my boy don’t you fear no more
One fine day you’ll stand alone
Hold your hat and bring your share
Gonna grow what you’ve got goin’ there

Oh Rainy day
Pouring down the promise of a better way
Oh Rainy day
Pouring down the promise of a better way

Look to the east look to the west
Drops from above gonna clear the dust
Sweeping cross that thirsty plain
Bringing new back here back here again

Oh Rainy day
Pouring down the promise of a better way
Oh Rainy day
Pouring down the promise of a better way

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7. Little Easy

Lyrics and Music By Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough ⓒⓅ 2016 BDM Music, BMI

I can hear a sound that’s calling
Follows where I go
As I wander I am falling
Further than before

None, such voice, as this does linger
Sweet upon my ear
With the lone
Blow of a whisper
Finds me everywhere

In the glimmer on the water
In the stars that shine
In the air and in my heart oh
Little Easy mine

Cotton brokin’ bayou baby
‘zalea on the vine
Merry widows gentile devils
Little Easy mine

By the banks of mud of mercy
Toiling over time
Pearls and whiskey darlin’s thirsty
Little easy mine

Mama calls you little easy
I know what she means
Breeze is heavy, hot and greasy
Like old New Orleans

In the shadow of Magnolia
Days of old, alive
In the air and in my heart oh
Little Easy mine

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8. I Can Hear Your Voice In Everything

Lyrics and Music By: Will Kimbrough ⓒⓅ 2016 BMI

I can hear your voice in everything
Everything
I’d give anything to hold you close
so close
You still know me but you’re fading
You can barely get around
Still I hear your voice in everything
everything

Close to me you’d still smell like you did
when i was a kid
gin and sweat, tobacco smoke and home
sweet home
I still need you but your leaving
And I’m longing for the sound
So I hear your voice in everything
everything right now

Though you always were a man of few
few if any words
I take so much with me from the things
things you said to me
I’ll try to teach it to my daughters
They’ll maybe pass it to their own
So they’ll hear your voice in everything
Everything I’ve known

I can hear your voice in everything
everything

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9. Honey Bee

Lyrics and Music By: Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough ⓒⓅ 2016 BDM Music, BMI

If I could be your little honey bee
I’d go on a buzzing up around your tree
Sit on your shoulder but I would not sting
I’d be as gentle as a hurricane
If I could be your little honey bee

Say you’ll be my only sugar man
You could hold me right up in your hand
Sweet into your ear is how I’d sing
You could pour yourself a cup of me
If you would be my only sugar man

Mama told me too much candy’s bad for you
I always tried to make her proud
Mama had had a sweet tooth of her own it’s true
So mama she ain’t here right now

Won’t you let me be your honey bee
Just take the elevator up to 3
I won’t pollinate your mind with jive
While we roll and bumble round the hive
You’ll see
Just how happy you could be
If I could be your little honey bee

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10. Carpet Bagger’s Lullaby

Lyrics By: Brigitte DeMeyer, Music By: Brigitte DeMeyer and Oliver Wood ⓒⓅ 2016 BDM Music, BMI

Street smart Sweetheart
Taking his cues from the road
Patch work
grass n dirt
Underneath vagabond toes

Warm wind
Tail spin
Beneath a wavering sky
Caging
Staging
Wagering one more tonight

And it’s too long
Singing this song
Singing this tale of goodbye
Hush now
You’ll hear the sound
A carpet bagger’s lullaby

Wishes
In stitches
Rolled up in velvet and twine
Weathered bag’s in
leathered hands
tapestry’s seen more than I

And it’s too long
Singing this song
Singing this tale of goodbye
Hush now
You’ll hear the sound
A carpet bagger’s lullaby

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11. Until Then

Lyrics By: Brigitte DeMeyer, Music By: Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer ⓒⓅ 2016 BDM Music, BMI

Gliding on a silver stream
take me where I’ve never been
eyes see what they’ve never seen
captivated, I am free
Until then I’ll see you in my dreams

Don’t know how I know your face
pictured you a hundred ways
oh the way you make me feel
how I know you are for real
Until then I’ll see you in my dreams

High the reach and hard the fall
for you I would risk it all
when the day is said and done
I won’t live on faith alone

Until then I’ll see you in my dreams
Until then nobody else will do
There’s a place for you I keep within
Until then I’m holding out for you

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12. October Song

By: Incredible String Band

I’ll sing you this October song
Oh, there is no song before it
The words and tune are not my own
For my joys and sorrows bore it

Beside the sea
The brambly briers in the still of evening
Birds fly out behind the sun
And with them I’ll leaving

The fallen leaves that jewel the ground
They know the art of dying
And leave with joy their glad gold hearts
In the scarlet shadows lying

When hunger calls my footsteps home
The morning follows after
I swim the seas within my mind
And the pine-trees laugh green laughter

I used to search for happiness
And I used to follow pleasure
But I found a door behind my mind
And that’s the greatest treasure

For rulers like to lay down laws
And rebels like to break them
And the poor priests like to walk in chains
And God likes to forsake them

I met a man whose name was Time
And he said, “I must be goin’
But just how long ago that was
I have no way of knowing

Sometimes I want to murder time
Sometimes when my heart’s aching
But mostly I just stroll along
The path that he is taking

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