Record of a Day

from by Deborah Crooks

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Placed a 'for sale' sign on the telephone pole
furniture on the lawn all the things to let go
to lighten up and move not a lot to explain
look around you, story seems pretty plain

Heartbreak is about to take the stage
headline news wishing it was on the back page
all my wishes at the bottom of the well
a record of a day by myself

stacks of books we read in bed
framed quote of what Willie Nelson said
then there's that 12-string electric guitar
all the stuff I can't fit in the car

heartbreak is about to take the stage
my latest news on the front page
was a different story I wanted to tell
a record of a day by myself

there's a fig tree out back
maybe I'll take some shade
run my hands through the grass
chew on a blade

the mailman will be by by noon
knows I'm leaving at the first of June
for now my letter sits there on the shelf
a record of a day by myself
a record of a day


from Beauty Everywhere, released October 18, 2016
words & music ©Deborah Crooks (ASCAP)
Deborah Crooks, vocals
Art Khu, guitars, keys
Kwame Copeland, acoustic guitar
Mike Stevens, drums
Ben Bernstein, bass

Produced and arranged by Art Khu.
Recorded, mixed and engineered by Shawn Alpay at Tiny Telephone Oakland. Mastered by Michael Romanowski at Coast Mastering, Berkeley, CA.



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Deborah Crooks Alameda, California

"Deborah Crooks makes the case for a return to the roots of rock"- Consequence of Sound
California-based songwriter Deborah Crooks' music draws on folk, rock, Americana and the Blues. Her diverse, ever-evolving artistic path has included studying writing and poetics at The Naropa Institute, voice in India, cowriting and collaborating with her Bay Area peers and gigging throughout the Western US. ... more


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