Gillian Welch
Gillian Howard Welch (born October 2, 1967 in New York City) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Welch's musical style combines elements of bluegrass, neotraditional country, Americana, old time string band music, and folk. Welch and Rawlings have released five critically acclaimed albums. Their 1996 debut, Revival, and the 2001 release Time (The Revelator), received nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
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Gillian Welch
Gillian Howard Welch (born October 2, 1967 in New York City) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Welch's musical style combines elements of bluegrass, neotraditional country, Americana, old time string band music, and folk. Welch and Rawlings have released five critically acclaimed albums. Their 1996 debut, Revival, and the 2001 release Time (The Revelator), received nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
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It's Natural to Lose Friends
I started writing this song in an off-the-grid cabin in the dense redwood forests of Cazadero, California during the Summer of 2019. Except for my dog, I was alone on my buddy's 50 acres of land with nothing to do but pull weeds, do some yoga, and play every instrument I could fit into the car. I pounded on the drums, screamed my lungs out, smoked too much weed... and came away with a dozen newly sketched out songs. This is the first song of that batch to be fully produced and released. I wrote this song as an American answer to Syd Barrett's "It Is Obvious." It's about the troubling times we live in and how we need friends and family now more than ever. Love the people who treat you with kindness, respect, and who make your life worth living. Love them now because no one is here forever. Stars shining brightly Stars shine so brightly I wonder how they live so long and why they have to die Electric smoke fills my lungs As the concrete cracks, this city's undone 1000 years and here is not here A candle's not a raging fire I'm merely dust And I miss the old me Sun with the cool breeze Green grass among the trees You see It's natural to lose friends A diamond solitaire We're all diamonds and we're solitaire Who keeps all our prayers when they inevitably vanish in the air The new age is the screen Everything fluorescent and clean I just want what I see in my dreams I see fire I see fire I see an endless raging fire I'm merely dust And I miss the old me Sun with the cool breeze Green grass among the trees You see It's natural to lose friends When the night finally comes And the blade make 2 from 1 What is and what was I'm grateful I've had some fun What is it with this life And truth and love What is it with True love Maybe it's not exactly where You wanted it to be there I've been dust, I've been stars And breezes and guitars And colliding diamond suns Now I'm an animal on the run So it's natural to lose friends They're the ones who are near you They're the ones who are near you The ones who are a mirror to you It's natural to lose friends And if we're reborn Is there anything at all to mourn? Except how much I miss my family And now I miss my family It's natural to lose friendsmore
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Born to Be Damned (medium)
Lyrics: Honey I've been sad Everything's wrong, at the same time it's bad My heart out there's gone mad Baby it's like we're born to be damned Born to be damned Not born to be glad I get so scared my life's already been had When the sun comes up It brightens the dust Then the story becomes What good's my lust? Well what good is lust When I'm tied to my stuff And the light on the screen Am I even a body? Hey everybody, how's it going? My new release is a triple single called "Born to Be Damned". It's 3 different versions of the same song: a fast punk version, a medium garage rock version, and a slow psych folk / impressionist version. B2BD is a fun little song about The Modern Dilemma: that we're damned to live a significant portion of our lives disembodied within a digital screen. Join me ;) more
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Apparently Summer
Summer's over for some but for some others it's just starting. And so it goes. DreamBeam is Margaret Kennedy: flute and Stephen Housden: guitar and bass. Special guest: Jerry Fehily on drums.more
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