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Somewhere South of Eden

by Tommy Talton

Released 03/17/2017
Tommy Talton
Released 03/17/2017
Tommy Talton
On this latest collection, Tommy has gathered together some great musicians, both old and new friends, to help bring to life these songs that have in his words, been “pulled from the sky as they were floating by.”

  • 03:43 Lyrics
    I Can't Believe It

    I Can’t Believe It (I’m Going Home)

                                                                  f.t.talton/corrinajomusic/ascap

     

    I used to think this was a place to play,

    now there’s a lesson learned both day and night

    it’s all simple in this clear hindsight,

    two wrongs are never gonna make a right

    I’m goin’ home, I can’t believe it I’m goin’ home

    No, I can’t believe it I’m goin’ home

    Wrapped in a reason that won’t leave me alone

    I’m goin’ home------------------------

    I stood like stone in a quiet room

    and stared at pieces of a life once lead

    she was an angel to me, she turned my head

    And I was moved by everything she said,

    I’m going home, I can’t believe it I’m going home.

    What else can we do, but try to be true

    I’m goin’ home ------------------------

    Miles D. is on the back burner,

    It looks like I have been a real slow learner

    Still, there’s something here that feels old school

    And it’s seeping through and it’s leaning to the cool

    And I’m goin’ home, I can’t believe it I’m goin’ home

    I can’t believe it I’m goin’ home with a silent goodbye and a tear in my eye,

    I’m going home

    And I can’t believe it, I’m going home, Can’t believe it, I’m going home

    As I laugh in the night I call to the sky ‘take me home’………

  • 03:12 Lyrics
    Hard Situation

                                       HARD SITUATION

                                                  f.t.talton/corrina jo music/ ascap

     

    Maybe you’re rememberin’ a one-time-used-to-be

    Maybe you’re just thinkin’ that you’ll never really see

    It looks one way to the child, but it changes as we grow

    It’s a hard, hard situation to feel alone

    It’s a hard, hard situation to feel alone

     

    Maybe you’re recallin’ days that have gone by

    Maybe you’re just stallin’ over things you wish you’d try

    It’s different things to different people

    But, it’s something we all know

    It’s a hard, hard situation to feel alone

    It’s a hard, hard situation to feel alone

     

    Maybe you’re just thinkin’ that you’re not really free

    I don’t know what it is to you, but it’s not the same to me

    It’s different things to different people

    But, it’s something we all know

    It’s a hard, hard situation to feel alone

    It’s a hard, hard situation to feel alone

    It’s a hard, hard situation to feel, to feel alone

  • 04:43 Lyrics
    We Are Calling

                          WE ARE CALLING

                             f.t. talton/corrina jo music/ascap

    We are calling, we are calling out

    Speaking to the highest part of you

    No more waiting,  no more waiting  now

    Don’t you think it’s time we break on through?

      Everyone is crying out for dignity

      Why would any one of us deny?

      Simply wanting to be treated equally

      So the children of our children

      will not have to live a lie

    We are calling……..

      Aren’t we all a part of one humanity?

      Dancing to a dance that changes time

      Singing out a single song in harmony

      Living out a life and moving to the light that shines

    We are calling……..

  • 07:27 Lyrics
    Somewhere South of Eden

                               SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF EDEN

                                                                       f.t.talton/corrina jo music/ascap

     

    suddenly yesterday seems far away

    it’s getting hard to remember that place

    now there’s a dissonant tone to your voice

    and a different look to your face

      the hands on the clock seem to knock at your door

    with a message you’ve fallen from grace

    you say that you’re trying

    but, no one is buying and even you know

    that’s just not the case

    You’ve said Goodbye to all that you thought you could trust

    You are wounded and can’t stop the bleeding

    Everything that you were has turned into dust

    Now you find yourself wasted and broken

    you are weak and your eyes will not open

    Somewhere south of Eden

    If I could I would send you a road map

    Your directions are changing so fast

    There’s a play and a stage that you stand on

    But, you can’t say that you’re part of the cast

    The pain of the moment is stronger than knowing

    That none of these feelings can last

    But you seem to have chosen a world that is frozen

    Where the future looks just like the past

     

    You’ve said Goodbye to all that you thought you could trust

    You don’t even know what you are needing

    Everything that you were has turned into dust

    So you walk through the fog in the night somewhere south of Eden

    And there’s nothing familiar in sight anywhere south of Eden

    you were warm in the heat of the spotlight

    You were safe in the rhythm and sound

    All the people who paid to come hear you

    Were excited you came to their town

      But the pull of the planets were writing in granite

      And your future was turned upside down

    The apple is bitten, your story is written

    and the keys to the gate can’t be found

    You’ve said Goodbye to all that you thought you could trust

    And all of your words are misleading

    Everything that you were has turned into dust

    Now you walk down the unknown streets somewhere south of Eden

    There is no safe place to sleep when you live south of Eden

  • 05:20 Story
    Poblano
  • 03:58 Lyrics
    Center of My Soul

                                    CENTER OF MY SOUL

                                                   f.t. talton/corrina jo music/ascap

     

    I live my life like I sing this song

    From the center of my heart

    From the center of my soul

    I’m satisfied with the life I made

    And the future that it holds

    And the lessons I’ve been shown

     

    I never knew my life could be a sky so clear and blue

    Why did I ever doubt my heart, when all I had to do

    Was live my life, like I sing this song

    From the center of my heart

    From the center of my soul

     

    We never know the secrets of the moments just ahead

    Why do we seem to turn away when we could sing instead

    I live my life like I sing this song…….

  • 02:56 Lyrics
    Don't Go Away Sore

    DON’T GO AWAY SORE

                                                f.t.talton/corrina jo music/ascap

     

    I been waitin’ for my girl she’s halfway around the world

    Galavantin’ over there in Europe waitin’ on her to bring my syrup

    O baby, don’t you go away no more, o baby, don’t you go away , no

    O baby, don’t you go away no more and if you go away

    Don’t go away sore

    Every night I sit alone, wonderin’ when she’s comin’ home

    How long can I live like this waitin’ for that sweetheart kiss?

    O baby, don’t you go away no more, o baby, don’t you go away , no

    O baby, don’t you go away no more and if you go away

    Don’t go away sore

    Well, I can do without my wine and I can do without my ‘shine

    I don’t even need my money, but I’d just die without my honey

    O baby, don’t you go away no more, o baby, don’t you go away , no

    O baby, don’t you go away no more and if you go away

    Don’t go away sore

     

  • 03:22 Lyrics
    It's Gonna Come Down on You

    IT’S GONNA COME DOWN ON YOU

                                                                    f.t. talton/corrina jo music/ ascap

                                                                         

     

    You say you want a ticket for a ride to the top

    You better think twice

    On the outside, it seems so fine

    But, it ain’t always nice

    Nobody tells nobody nothing at all

    Until they hit the bottom after a fall

    I guess it comes from some fear inside

    I guess it’s something we all share

     

    ‘cause it’s hard out there

    and it’s hard over here

    and it’s hard everywhere

    go ahead and look away…

    it’s gonna come down on you

    you’ve never known black and blue

    yes, it’s gonna come down on you

    go ahead and check it out

    and I’ll get back to you

         (solo)

    broken glass and broken dreams

    life ain’t always how it seems

    some of us don’t care

    and some of us are simply unaware

     

    that it’s hard out there                                                                                and it’s hard over here

    and it’s hard everywhere

    go ahead and fool yourself…

    it’s gonna come down on you

    you’ve never known black and blue

    it’s gonna come down on you

    go ahead and check it out

    it’s gonna come down on you

    you’ve never known black and blue

    it’s gonna come down on you

    tell me that ain’t true

  • 04:09 Lyrics
    I Surrender

                                I SURRENDER

                                   f.t.talton/d.l.oldham/spoonrox  pub./ascap

     

    I, I surrender

    I, I surrender

    I’m wavin’ my white flag

    Realizin’ you’re not coming back

       I’m tired of all these telephone calls  

       I’m tired of all these messages

       I’m tired of all these instagrams

    I’m tired of waiting,

    tired of waiting  for your touch

     

    The touch that used to make it seem so clear

    The touch that made me think that we were near

    And we would make it through our pain and fear

    I’m tired of waiting for that touch

    So, I, I, I surrender……………….

  • 05:56 Lyrics
    Waiting on the Saints

                                   WAITING ON THE SAINTS

                                                                          f.t.talton/corrina jo music/ascap

      Beautifully twisted, like a snake on a hot, tin roof

    Juke joint dancers drinkin’ gin, one ninety proof

    Move on over, let me have some room

    I feel like singin’, and I believe I’ll dust my broom

      The idea of a new day keeps praying on my mind

    But, these day to day commotions

    They just take up all my time

      And I’m waiting on the saints to come

    looking for the demons to run and get it all out into the sun

    Yes, I’m waiting for the light to shine looking for a definite sign

    Waiting on the saints, waiting on the saints to come

      Shake it baby, like you never shook before

    We must keep moving looking for that open door

    There’s a thief back there behind us, he’s waiting for mistakes

    Getting much to close for comfort with every move he makes

      In and out of trouble in and out of pain

    In and out of lifetimes working on this earthly plane

    The circle is unbroken some attack and some protect

    Everybody say they speak the truth, but no one ever checks

  • 04:39 Lyrics
    When I Fall Asleep Again

                                  WHEN I FALL ASLEEP AGAIN

                                                                     f.t.talton/corrina jo music/ascap

     

      It was daybreak when the feeling finally hit

    I’d been dreamin’ and, o, I didn’t want to quit

    But, I woke up when I saw you with a friend

    And it shook me just to see you with him

    But, I’ll be alright when I fall asleep again

      I still remember how you said we need time

    That was alright, I agreed that was just fine

    But, I woke up when your stories got thin

    Now there’s no way, any longer to pretend

    That I’ll be alright when I fall asleep again

      I keep dreaming that you will return here

    Always dreaming that you will be near

    So I spend every night thinking I’ll be alright

    Wishing all these dreams will come true

    Cause in my dreams I never see him with you

      I am another, just another in line

    I’m one more fool who has been left behind

    I should have seen it, there was no way to win

    And there’s no way any longer to pretend

    That I’ll be alright when I fall asleep again 

NOTES
Tommy is covering the guitar parts and vocals while the foundation of all tracks is drummer Bryan Owings [Tony Joe White, Buddy Miller, Emmy Lou Harris] and bassist Chris Donohue [Emmy Lou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss]. Foundation tracks were recorded by David Pinkston, in Hendersonville, Tn.
Keyboardists Chuck Leavell [Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Allman Bros.], Spooner Oldham [Muscle Shoals “Swamper” fame], Ike Stubblefield [Motown organist extraordinaire], Steve Conn [singer-songwriter, Sonny Landreth, Bonnie Raitt], John Ginty [soloist and organist with Dixie Chicks], Kenny Head [John Barry, Georgia Satellites, Tommy Talton Band] have contributed on various tracks, along with Jeff Mosier on banjo, [Blueground Undergrass, Col. Bruce Hampton]. Old friends Randall Bramblett/ Tom Ryan [Shawn Mullins] add saxophones on the first track “I Can't Believe It.” Vocalist, Deborah Reece adds soulful harmonies to three of the tracks here and Markham White [engineer/mixer for the album] adds guitar parts on two of the tracks.
After two critically acclaimed releases in the last few years, “Let’s Get Outta Here” Oct. 2012,and, “Until After Then,” Oct. 2014, with HittinTheNote Records, the new release “Somewhere South of Eden” is certainly worth the three year wait!

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