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1.
My heart is beating one, two, three It is everything I will ever need My heart is beating one, two, three It is everything I will ever need now Because... You are a part of me You are a part of me I know now You are a part of me Head and the heart White stone, red sea yeah Hear that rhythm coming down the line Moving up your fingers and down your spine You don't have to doubt it Feel that rhythm moving in your toes Shaking at your knees it won't let you go Until you have to shout it
2.
Hey oh, hey oh Whatcha gonna do when that sun comes up? I'll ride, I'll ride I'm gonna leave this town behind I'll ride, I'll ride Need an open road to ease my mind Hey oh, hey oh Whatcha gonna say to that pretty little girl I'll say, I'll say Leave my memory by the door I'll say, I'll say Don't you think of me no more Hey oh, hey oh Whatcha gonna do when that sun comes up? I'll greet, I'll greet Any old stranger crosses my path I'll greet, I'll greet That dirt road with a smile and a laugh Hey oh, hey oh Whatcha gonna do when the night time comes? I'll seek, I'll seek A friend with which to break my bread I'll seek, I'll seek Any old place to rest my head Hey oh, hey oh Whatcha gonna do when that sun comes up? I'll say, I'll say Farewell to the world inside my head I'll say, I'll say Make my heart my home instead
3.
How Long 04:01
I woke up this morning Had nothing to say My gal looked at me I just looked away Oh this darkness Covering my eyes I got down on my knees And said to my surprise On my knees I said How long must I feel this trouble On my knees I said How long must I feel this pain On my knees I said How long must I feel this trouble How long oh Lord please show me the way I woke up this morning Felt around for my shoes My gal looked at me She said is this what you choose Just like God's children Marching off to war We got them walking blues That's what we're marching for
4.
High Water 03:33
I'm a-going to North Caroline How on earth can I keep from cryin' Met my brother under autumn leaves Left him down in St. Louis I'm a-going to North Carolina Hop and skip I'm off to China Left my home for the Rocky High I met a River flowin' to the sky Woah-oh-oh I-I-I Wash my dreams away Woah-oh-oh I-I-I Wash my dreams away Calling out to those I left behind I tried to be good, I tried to be kind All my truth was but a lie Lay my body down to die Woah-oh-oh I-I-I Wash my dreams away Woah-oh-oh I-I-I Wash my dreams away Take my dreams to the riverside Let them roll to the ocean wide Take my dreams to the riverside Let them roll to the ocean wide I'm a-going to North Caroline How on earth can I keep from cryin'? Left my home for the Rocky High Dreamt anew you by my side Woah-oh-oh I-I-I Wash my dreams away Woah-oh-oh I-I-I Wash my dreams away
5.
What you gonna do when well runs dry The river stops flowing And there’s fire in the sky What you gonna do with the baby? What you gonna do with the baby? Who will rock the cradle? Who will rock the cradle? Who will sing my song? Who will rock the cradle when I'm gone? What you gonna do when the dream’s a doubt The oceans rise And the gas runs out What you gonna do with the baby? What you gonna do with the baby? Who will rock the cradle? Who will rock the cradle? Who will sing my song? Who will rock the cradle when I'm gone? What you gonna do roads all close And the lights are down Save a moonlight glow What you gonna do with the baby? What you gonna do with the baby? Who will rock the cradle? Who will rock the cradle? Who will sing my song? Who will rock the cradle when I'm gone?
6.
Wildwood 04:12
One day, when the shops all close They'll be blood on the streets I know I'm gonna turn my back, put the concrete behind Into the hills I'll bide my time In the wildwood Open arms, open eyes I ain't gonna place my hopes in a promise land I will build my world with these two hands I ain't gonna walk alone in the valley of death I am reaching out with these two hands In the wildwood Open arms, open eyes If I could go back I'd laugh and I'd cry How quickly we run, how slowly we die You're still fighting the battle, love versus hate But you left your heart at the city gate In the wildwood Open arms, open eyes

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Like the crack willow tree after a frost, Crispy Watkins found himself broken from his Tennessee roots and in a strange new land. Yet with a banjo and a full heart, Crispy struck out to meet friendly souls similarly longing to create a sound to praise and grieve over this precious earth and strange, beautiful lives we live here together. The Crack Willows give voice and life to Crispy Watkins' imagination, producing something raw, yet honey-sweet.

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released March 1, 2017

Words and music by Crispy Watkins.
The Crack Willows are Amber Lamb, Chrissy Geserick, Steve Sedam, Gretchen O'Dell, and Clara Delfina.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Brandon Weaver in Fort Collins, CO.
CD jacket design and letterpress printing: InkPopStudio.com.
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Old-time roots music with an ecological devotion and a mystic heart.

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