And It Will Move

by Crispy Watkins

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Thank you for listening to my new album! I hope you enjoy and download! I invite you to pay whatever the album is worth to you and whatever you can afford to support my music. I encourage you to download for free now and pay later if it suits your fancy to try before you buy. Thanks!

For now physical copies are only available in person. Please check out my tour schedule!

Previous shows:
2013:
Jan 04 @ WDVX First Friday, Knoxville, TN
Jan 25 @ Snow Day, Barley's, Knoxville TN
Feb 21 @ The Birdhouse, Knoxville, TN
Mar 01 @ Art Market Gallery, Knoxville, TN
Mar 25 @ Barley's, Knoxville, TN
Apr 26 @ Relix Variety Theater, Knoxville, TN

2012:
Feb 08 @ WDVX Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN
Feb 10 @ Time Warp Tea Room, Knoxville, TN (CD release)
Feb 12 @ Bobo Gallery, Asheville, NC
Feb 17 @ Remedy Coffee, Knoxville, TN
Feb 24 @ Folk Alliance, Memphis, TN
Feb 25 @ Folk Alliance, Memphis, TN
Mar 02 @ Morelock Music, Knoxville, TN
Mar 04 @ Spill The Beans, Clemson, SC
Mar 09 @ House Concert, Nashville, TN
July 11 @ WDVX Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN
July 12 @ The Mountain, Highlands, NC
Aug 23 @ Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TN
Aug 31@ Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TN (songwriting contest)
Sept 07@ Firestorm Cafe, Asheville, NC
Sept 18@ The Well, Knoxville, TN
Oct 04@ East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville, TN
Oct 04@ Garden Montessori School, Knoxville, TN
Oct 05@ Art Market Gallery, Knoxville, TN
Oct 05@ Morelock Music, Knoxville, TN
Oct 27@ House Concert, Knoxville, TN
Nov 9@ The Well, Knoxville, TN
Dec 8@ CTV, Knoxville, TN

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released February 8, 2012

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Crispy Watkins Fort Collins, Colorado

Crispy Watkins is a Knoxville native who first became inspired to play Blues, Roots, and Americana music listening to WDVX radio. Today his music is greatly influenced by Delta Blues, jug bands of the early 1900s, and the Appalachian Old-Time tradition. Crispy's debut album, And It Will Move was recorded in the mountains of North Carolina during the fall of 2011. ... more

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Track Name: The Canal Song
Wakin' up in the morning in the nick of time
Hangin' on by a string
Whistle a tune just to ease my mind
Yes we all got a song to sing

I know my song has left this town
I ought to have done the same
I wanna take my bike along the canal
And glide, a ghost with no name

I ain't bothered working so hard
That's not what cuts my mind
But it knots my stomach and spins my head
To think what I might leave behind

Every time I feel it slippin' away
I've got to let my voice ring out
But I seem to be fading day by day
I wonder how much longer now?

Oh my God
Workin' so hard, day after day,
Would have thought you'd have saved up
Oh my love
Workin' so hard, year after year,
Must be hard to stay young
Tell me did you stay young?

I wake up in the morning put my head outside
It's always the same old tune
I remember the time when you'd pass by
And stay till the afternoon

Through the fall the warmth moved out
You were wont to do the same
It feels empty now along the canal
I'm calling out your name

I can see now with a new town
Doesn't come a new song to sing
My song left and your song stayed
The town don't mean a thing

So hit me once on the side of the face
Please don't turn me away
We both know we have to change
We've been living the same old way

Oh my God
Workin' so hard, day after day,
would have thought you'd have saved up
Oh my love
Workin' so hard, year after year,
Must be hard to stay young
Tell me did you stay young?

Wakin' up in the morning in the nick of time
Hangin' on by a string
Whistle a tune just to ease my mind
Yes we all got a song to sing

So hit me once on the side of the face
Oh please don't turn me away
It feels empty now along the canal
I'm calling out your name
Track Name: Old Bones Spiritual
I know there's a heaven
Because I've been to hell
And death is my highest reward
Anyone can see I've taken a few
And I think I can take a few more

The good lord knows I've taken a few
And I think I can take a few more

Working and being
No difference between them
Mind and body the same
I move and I speak and I strain and I creak and
Peace comes when I don't feel a thing

I move and I speak and I strain and I creak and
Peace comes when I don't feel a thing

If I never (x2)
Move my old bones again
I'll be happy and happy I'll be happy then

Time is a straight road
And I count my miles
Every time that old sun goes down
Ain't no pleasure sweeter
Than a good six feet deeper
In a cold coffin under the ground

If I never (x2)
Move my old bones again
I'll be happy and happy I'll be happy then

If I never (x2)
Whoah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
And death is my highest reward

If I never (x2)
Move my old bones again
I'll be happy and happy I'll be happy then
Track Name: Graveyards
I found myself dear
Sitting in a candle flame
Never known it better
Nothing's meant to stay the same

I found yourself dear
Sitting by a broken train
Steady going nowhere
Reasoning with the insane

I've been dancing in graveyards
Spreading flowers 'round
Unmoved spectators lying
Neat rows in the ground

Little mothers get your young sitting in the graveyards
Little mothers get your young dance em all till mornings come
Dance em all till morning I've been searching for the truth
Dance em all till morning come I've found a heart that's kept it's youth

It's no disrespect dear
Let's finish as we'd like to live
Cast off your old fear
Why rest when there's more love to give

Strip your armor, your daggers
Leave that world behind
Let's go dancing in graveyards
Show them folks a real good time

Little mothers get your young sitting in the graveyards
Little mothers get your young dance em all till mornings come
Dance em all till morning come dance em round the graveyard
Dance em all till morning come little mothers get your young

Little mothers get your young sitting in the graveyards
Little mothers get your young dance em all till mornings come
Dance em all till morning I've been searching for the truth
Dance em all till morning come I've found a heart that's kept it's youth
Track Name: Sorry Jack
Oh lord, I met a girl
She looked like Dixieland
With sawdust eyes and long white boots
She woke me up my head, good lord; she woke me up my head

She took me for a man, good lord
Took me for a dance
She told me I could change my life
I didn't understand a word, I didn't understand

I can’t believe I never knew before
Why I was angry all the time
Or how Big Jim had us saving our money up just until the next Friday night

Two years of living, good lord
I was a different man
One year to empty my whole life
One to fill it up again; so good to fill it up again

Oh lord she told me once
When it was time to let her go
Would you guess that's when I tried to hold on more than ever before?

I tried to do as she said
Good fishermen are kind
But when she up and disappeared
I held a broken line, good lord; I held a broken line

I know I ought to not have
Drove my car onto the dancehall floor
That dumb look in their eyes, when I asked 'em what they were living for

Two years of living, good lord
I never could have guessed
But two days without a trace of her
I was a mess at best, I know; I was a mess at best

Oh lord she told me once
When it was time to let her go
Would you guess that's when I tried to hold on more than ever before?

I tried to change my life, good lord
I tried to change their minds
Driving my fists into their skulls
Now I'm on the gallows line, oh god; I'm on the gallows line
Track Name: Rio
It was probably a false explosion
but baby I'm not sticking around

It was probably a false explosion
but baby I'm headed down

I'm headed down to Rio baby
You can bury me in the cold, cold ground

I don't mind dying

It was probably a false explosion
baby I'm not waiting to find out

It was probably a false explosion
but baby I'm headed down

I'm headed down to Rio baby
You can bury me with all your other clowns

You can bury me with along with your losers
in the cold, cold ground

I don't mind dyin'

It was there in the silence of the night
I saw a long dark tunnel and a flash of blinding light
I felt my heart a-pounding it was beating to my head
I've got to go I've got to see I got to repay my last debt
Track Name: Dunno My Baby (Live @ The Mountain)
Fall and winter, and into spring
Summer heat and i'm back in your streets
Fall and winter, and I'm back in your streets

Dunno my baby, I ain't been home since when
I'm back in town boys, gonna make her love me again
Dunno my baby, gonna make her love me again

I'm here and then i'm gone just like it's always been
if you say goodbye when you see me babe you know I'll understand
I'm not here to stay but good things are meant to pass
Just one smile before I go and stick your key in the tall grass - Oh yeah

Workin' man is hungry, rich man's in his den
Some say it's the devil but I sure am getting fed
Workin' man is hungry, I sure am getting fed

Ain't found Jesus, but I can keep my head
Ain't been a drinker, found the blues instead
Ain't found Jesus, found the blues instead

I'll take my chances with the whisky and the knives
If I can't make the juke then I can't make it in this life
Surrounded by their burdens men much lonelier than I
Just give me the guitar and I'll make your Saturday night - C'mon

Fall and winter, and into spring
Summer heat and i'm back in your streets
Fall and winter, and I'm back in your streets

Dunno my baby, I ain't been home since when
I'm back in town boys, gonna make her love me again
Dunno my baby, gonna make her love me again
Track Name: Liza Ray
You took me down to Ramble Creek
Where we spent all day into the evenin’
I was livin’ just to laugh
Never thought I’d have to give a reason

Liza Ray
When the morning calls your name
Will you comfort me?
I’m feeling all alone
Liza Ray, will you comfort me?
In the morning I am feeling all alone

I can turn the earth and sow the seeds
I can drag myself along behind my father
I can strive for something more
I can sit in a room with walls and boxes

I’ve cut my hair and shined my shoes
Sometimes I forget that I’m pretending
Fools may say they’ve tamed the wild
But there’s a corner in my heart where you’re still hiding

It’s not the nights that are so bad
I’ve got my radio and I’ve got my whiskey
But when that silent sun rears up
A thousand-pound hammer falls and hits me
Track Name: Secret Smile
When you're young, you get sad
I heard Ryan sing tonight
Singing now with every word
Trying how to next escape the dull life

I ain't done being sad
I am changing with time
Tell me the world is bad
Is it better if you close your eyes

Then close your eyes

Finding out long overdue
A giver
Finding out true for me too
A giver

I've got a secret
Harder to live than to find
Happiness stays not with
Those who take from them but those who are kind

Stormy nights
It calms me like a lullaby child
Walking through this life
I guard it with a secret smile

Finding out long overdue
A giver
Finding out true for me too
A giver
Track Name: Lazy Jayne
Lazy Jayne
Eyes of rain
Your window's open and you're wondering what could wander in

Lazy Jayne
Am I to blame?
When the clouds roll in it's then I'm on my knees again

I'm begging of you won't pick up your boots won't you come along with me
You make me a man when you lead me to the water and you ask me what I see
You got me wonderin' about the way I'm going you got me questioning the air I breathe
I'm fine... you'll see

Lazy Jayne
Is it just a name?
You make your plans then you watch the rain as it washes them away

Lazy Jayne
Firey dame
Nobody knows it but your legs are like missiles when you're sleeping next to me

I'm begging of you won't pick up your boots won't you come along and see
It must seem funny when it comes so easy but it don't come easy to me
You got me wonderin' about the way I'm going you got me questioning the air I breathe
It's fine... you'll see

Lazy Jayne
Eyes of rain
Speak to me softly in morning time we'll chase the bad dreams away

Lazy Jayne
Firey dame
When you speak so true it makes me higher than the moon babe you put the world to shame

I'm begging of you won't pick up your boots won't you come along with me
If you worked hard you could have all you wanted but I guess you just want a piece
You got me wonderin' about the way I'm going you got me ready to bend my knee
Just wait... and see

I'm begging of you won't pick up your boots won't you come along with me
You make me a man when you lead me to the water and I tell you everything I see
You got me wonderin' about the way I'm going you got me ready to bend my knee
Just wait... and see
Track Name: Ballad of the Clover
Go away my clover
Get out of my head
I'm tired of hearing what the people said

Go away my clover
Get out of my bed
I can finally recognize the smell of death

I met a ghost down in New Orleans,
her eyes shone like fire reflected in the sea, reflected in the sea

She looked at my clover and shook her head,
She said soon my friend I fear we'll all be dead, we'll all be dead

Go away my clover
Get out of my head
How can I live with nothing but regret

Go away my clover
Get out of my bed
I'm up all night, I cannot rest my head

I've been chasing the clover my whole life,
Thought if it smelled so sweet it must taste mighty fine, it must taste mighty fine

I couldn't be happy with just one bite,
Guess I should have known then that something wasn't right, something wasn't right

Go away my clover
Let me be free
I thought I was myself but it wasn't me

Go away my clover
You're not for me
I can't believe I thought you're all I'd need

I went to the men working in the fields,
Women and children working at their heals, working at their heals

I asked a man what is your wage,
He said this is America and we're your slaves, and we're your slaves

Go away my clover

I went to the mountain to have a look
As I climbed I found no mountaintop, just a barren hole in the rock

I asked the mountain what has been done
I have gone so your factories can run, so your factories can run
Track Name: Bonus Track - Cold Mountain
I've been walking all night
I'll be walking till the end of the road
I've been hoping child-like
That all roads lead where I've been told

Make it wide make it big as the sea
Make it rise
Make it whole make it a part of me
Make it roll on

In the morning light
It's the only thing that makes me
Rise

I've been tossing all night
Trying to figure out a way back home
I've been staying out of sight
There's only one thing that could heal my soul

Make it tall make it wide as the sea
Make it rise
Make it whole make it a part of me
Make it roll on

In the morning light
Like a sea of green, my home I see it
Rise

I have seen too much
I am spoiled and rotten inside
Could she bear my touch
Could I leave this all behind

I got a one track mind
I've got to make it back to her door
The only thing worthwhile
Are the mountains I left long ago

Make it wide make it big as the sea
Make it rise
Make it tall make it a part of me
Make it roll on

In the morning light
Like a sea of green, my home I see it
Rise