Songs for Strange

by Great Sun

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released October 21, 2015

Great Sun personnel include:

Brendan Rowan (vocals, guitars, banjo, piano, most noises)
Gabriel Peña (vocals, guitar)
Ronny Kerr (drums, bass)
John Gunnison (drums, percussion, bass)
Yosemite Valley (water)

All songs written and arranged by Brendan Rowan, excluding:
"California Way" (Rowan/Peña, arr. Rowan/Peña)
"Seasong (Ada II)" (arr. Rowan & Clayton Butler)

Mixed & mastered at SchoolMarm Records
Produced by Clark Caine

Special thanks to... you! Thank you for listening! We hope you enjoyed.

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Track Name: "Zero"
bonneville johnny says he's going down
can't stay in milwaukee if the word gets out
jackie zero she was a well known girl
says he's riding to chicago lay low for a while

they call him bonneville cause he knows how to ride
and he's the second fastest man this side of the state line
he's tearing off tonight when the heat dies down
don't cross johnny son he's laying it all out

got a .38 special to cover him tonight
knows a man who's got a job if he plays his cards just right
get to I-94 and don't look back
she's just another gomorrah in the fading light

johnny better run if he's knows what's good for him
Track Name: Ada's Blues
well i've got messiah blues in my brain
with a red sky woman tearing through my veins
with her bareback smile and her love in chains
if she still wants to ride then i'd do it again

heave on the hammer i'm a chain gang man

shelter our dreams under covers of chrome
the six string whispers and the banjos moan
with her smooth back beat that rock and roll
kick on your cares turn over and go

heave on the hammer i'm a chain gang man

down in the delta where all the girls scream
a thousand eyes on your television screen
the father came down here and laid his hand on me
said move like this boy and really sing

heave on the hammer i'm a chain gang man
Track Name: Sunday Morning
(instrumental)
Track Name: Banjo Love Ditty
when my light shines it shine only for you
but it don't shine all the time
sometimes i'm blue

each note i sing's only out to please you
and they hang themselves
on everything you do

you don't believe me, do you?

two birds seen the earth crumbling down beneath their feet
and they just flew away
like they're meant to

you know that i love you, don't you?
Track Name: Out of Time
in the morning i feel alright when baby's by my side
that woman with her yellow hair combed down
rouge on her pale cheeks, lips open and eyes closed

she don't move when i sneak out of bed
out to the tool shed in the chilly air
black coffee and excelsior another day rears its head

oh when my baby is by my side i feel like i could fly
higher than the shot from a 00 sawn off aimed straight at the sky
oh when my baby kisses me i think i might not ever come down
stuck up in heaven with the fearsome angels who ain't afraid to die

i can't imagine being away for a night
her pale skin draws me in and i lose control
it's a twenty-first century love song and i'm singing it out of time

oh when my baby is by my side i feel like i could fly
higher than the shot from a 00 sawn off aimed straight at the sky
oh when my baby kisses me i think i might not ever come down
stuck up in heaven with the fearsome angels who ain't afraid to die
Track Name: Seasong (Ada II)
oh what's your name and how'd you wind up out at sea
it doesn't matter to me much anyway with your blue blood and blue jeans
take off those clothes before you say anything
i can tell that you're an american girl by the way you're looking at me

well it's easy to fall in love at sea
but oh i don't know

i've got to get out of california if only for a day
it ain't easy being jesus christ when you're busy losing your faith
what did you say your name was baby wanna jump overboard with me
i can walk on the water at least that's what she told me

she said that it's easy keep your eyes on me
but oh i don't know

the last time i saw ada she was riding up on white light
heading to a game of spin the bottle in a motel off of highway 14
we're never going to get to providence baby if the ship sets out to sea
the vineyard siren sings and my head just screams

so much beauty in so many things, i'm of two minds and i'm out to sea
so ada baby light a fire for me
Track Name: Goodnight Osaka
(instrumental)
Track Name: California Way
laying with her in the hot carolina summer
trying to fight the wandering feeling that i'm going under
we've got dust for bones i can't stand this dead country
i'm heading out of here and there's nothing going to rebut me
i've signed my name in the wind

well i heard they got gold out west i'm gonna go and find it
in that land all you need is courage and the strength to mine it
so sit close tonight let's make it something to remember
when the morning comes i'm gonna leave this town forever
they'll talk about me when i'm gone

i'm heading out to california way
i'm heading out to california today
heading out to california don't miss me cause i won't mourn you
heading out to california way

we got stuck in the mud in the swamps of louisiana
nothing to eat and we nearly lost a man there
the gators are biting i feel them right at my feet
i can't seem to lose them even in my dreams
i'm dying just to see that golden coast

i'm heading out to california way
i'm heading out to california today
heading out to california don't miss me cause i won't mourn you
heading out to california way

i thought of you in the mountains of colorado
as we rode far above the timber line
the air is thin up here and it's so goddamn cold
if i don't lose my body i'm sure to lose my soul
i hope they send me back to you

i'm heading out to california way
i'm heading out to california today
heading out to california don't miss me cause i might just mourn you
heading out to california way

we made it out here but goddamn if the gold ain't run up
so i took all i own and poured it in a cup
but this whisky warms the blood and they both still flow
i think i'll saddle up and head down to mexico
ojala que vaya con dios

i'm heading out of california way
i'm heading out of california today
heading out of california do you miss me cause i know mourn you
heading out of california way