Leave the Gray

by The Lone Canary

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"Leave the Gray" album is The Lone Canary's long-awaited sophomore LP release. This is Americana music at it's finest. It will sink deep into your soul and stay with you until your final breath.

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released January 17, 2020

℗ and © 2020 The Lone Canary
Produced & Recorded by Jordan McDonald at Littlebeck Studios
Mixed by Jaben Pennell at Vibehouse Productions
Mastered by David Donnelly at DNA Mastering
Written and performed by Heather Camacho & Jesse Fox as The Lone Canary
Additional musicians: Jordan McDonald (Bass/Electric Guitar/Lapsteel/Synth)
David McDonald (Drums/Percussion) | Libby Myska (Vocals/Piano) | Michael Ronstadt (Cello)
Album artwork by Tori Fox | Photography by Catalyst Design & Photography

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The Lone Canary Rockford, Illinois

The Lone Canary, is a Folk/Americana duo comprised of Rockford, IL musicians Jesse Fox and Heather Camacho. They have an acoustic, rootsy sound echoing the styles of legendary folk artists.

Jesse, a solo artist since 2008, and Heather, who occasionally played and sang with him, officially joined forces in June of 2014 to form The Lone Canary.
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Track Name: Mourning Song
The night has come, my love; I must leave you here
But I’ll hold you in the morn’
I must leave your arms, but I won’t be far
I will hold you in the morning

And when the tears run dry, e’re the memories fade
Still, I’ll hold you in the morn’
Though the nights run cold, ne’er my love be gone
I will hold you in the morning

Some bright morning, some bright morning
I’ll hold you, some bright morning

When that day is nigh, I will sing your song
I will hold you in the morn’
I will call you home, with the angel band
And I’ll hold you in the morning

Some bright morning, some bright morning
I’ll hold you, some bright morning
Track Name: Out of Time
She closed her eyes and held her breath
The doctors’ words rang in her head
Two teenage daughters, she’ll leave behind
A few months and she’ll be out of time

He looks at her with empty eyes
He doesn’t know her face or why she cries
Fifty years of memories fade
His final breath just days away

Tears fall down as she lies in bed
Never thought she’d feel this loss again
He wraps his arms around her waist
And prays the pain will go away
Track Name: Made to Sink
Sometimes I question why I try so hard
Knowing that I’ll fail in the end
I’m a ship taking water trying to leave the harbor
Damn sure I’ll never make it past the port

How can I fill these holes and keep it all afloat
How do tread the fear and doubt
Maybe I’ve been lost at sea with the shores beyond my reach
Maybe this ship was made to sink

Success can be fleeting; it comes and goes with the seasons
Oh, what I’d give to get a lick of that spoon
I’d sell my soul to skirt failure but I can’t find a taker
It’s marked so low, it ain’t worth a damn

How can I fill these holes and keep it all afloat
How do tread the fear and doubt
Maybe I’ve been lost at sea with the shores beyond my reach
Maybe this ship was made to sink
Track Name: Ride
Lock the door and close the blinds
Chew the night’s grit and let the rage pollute my mind
The whiskey numbs as the smoke sits heavy on my lungs
As these cold, dark eyes lay waste to the dawn

The demons on my back keep weighing me down
Their words sink into my gut and drop me to the ground
The years I’ve killed with intent to make this work
Are buried with blood I’ve lost to this God-forsaken earth

Honey, let’s sell our things and leave today
We’ll watch this town burn down as we cast away
And into the night we’ll ride...

Lock the door and close the blinds
Get our bags packed – wait for me outside
The poison in these veins can’t be ignored
All I’ve got left to say will be with my .44

Honey, let’s sell our things and leave today
We’ll watch this town burn down as we cast away
Oh, honey, let’s sell our things and leave today
We’ll watch this town burn down as we cast away
And into the night we’ll ride... and into the night we’ll ride
Track Name: Let Him Go
He took your heart and broke it to pieces
He took your love and burned it at the stake
He took your hand and dragged you down to hell and back
Let him go, please let him go

I know that life was good for a while
He’d hold your hand and say the sweetest things with that smile
The long, cold winter nights had moved over for the spring
But spring is short, and summer’s gone and now he’s falling cold again

I know at times he seems worthwhile
He’d take you out and show you off in his sleek, smooth style
He danced you through his lies, spinning you around and ‘round again
But his song’s nearly over, start a new song while you can

He took your heart and broke it to pieces
He took your love and burned it at the stake
He took your hand and dragged you down to hell and back
Let him go, please let him go
Let him go, please let him go
Track Name: The Righteous
Keep that verse on your tongue
You’ll soon show everyone
Where is your love now?

So sing your hallelujahs
Hypocrisy runs through your veins
Go sing your hallelujahs

Brimstone lies fly from your lungs
Take the gavel, sentencing’s begun
Where is your love now?

So sing your hallelujahs
Let mercy burn right through your veins
Go sing your hallelujahs

Where’s the love, where’s the love that you have lost?
Where’s the love, where’s the love that you have lost?
Where’s the love, where’s the love that you have lost?

Go sing your hallelujahs
Sing hallelujah... hallelujah… hallelujah…
Track Name: Leave the Gray
Break of day, morning light
Hits my face while I drive
A need for new, a need to breathe
A different view, a different speed

I gotta slow this down, I gotta find my way
No turning back now, I gotta leave the gray

They speak of hope and finding purpose
Of chasing love and following dreams
But all I did was spin and fray and pray more time
I need a way of breaking free

I gotta slow this down, I gotta find my way
No turning back now, I gotta leave the gray

I gotta slow this down, I gotta find my way
No turning back now, I gotta leave the gray
Track Name: Reaper
Hush, my dear, calm your mind and find sleep
I’ll hold you in my arms, just hum this song with me
No need to fear, I’ll catch the tears on your cheek
As you drift through the night hand in hand with me

Hush, my dear, hold my gaze and you’ll see
Let this tune soothe your cries, let your worries flee
Close your eyes and give way to relief
As you drift through the night hand in hand with me

Hush, my dear, follow me into the deep
There’s a warmth in my song if you would only sing
These notes that trickle from my lips never tasted so sweet
As you drift through the night hand in hand with me

Hush, my dear, slow your breath and find peace
Let my voice take hold, hear this simple plea
Whisper to the wind, let your soul be free
As we drift through the night towards an endless sleep
Track Name: The Silence
Your silence chills me deep in my bones
No feelings left, just stone for a soul

Your unspoken anger resounds
It echoes through my head round, round and round

Let me in, let me burn the walls you’ve built
Come up from the pit within your soul

Your eyes have darkened, no life to be seen
I feel your heavy heart, it weighs on me
Oooh ooh

Let me in, let me burn the walls you’ve built
Come up from the pit within your soul

Let me in, let me burn the walls you’ve built
Come up from the pit within your soul
Track Name: Hold on to Me
Days seem bleak and I’ve been driving for miles
Home’s never seemed so far
My will is weak and these bones are tired
I need your words to bring me back – when you said...

Don’t stay where you are – come hold on to me

These shoes bare tracks of a soul gone missin’
You can feel the weight in these steps
Hold tight to me, cause I feel like I’ve been slippin’
How I long to feel your breath when you say

Don’t stay where you are – come hold on to me
Honey, don’t stay where you are – come hold on to me

Honey, don’t stay where you are – come hold, hold on to me
Honey, don’t stay where you are – come hold on to me

Honey, don’t stay where you are – come hold on to me
Honey, don’t stay where you are – come hold on to me
Track Name: Goodnight, Irene
I asked your mother for you
She told me that you were too young
I wish, dear Lord, I’d never seen your face
I’m sorry you ever were born

Irene, Goodnight
Irene, Goodnight
Goodnight, Irene, Goodnight, Irene
I’ll kiss you in my dreams

Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in town
Sometimes I get the notion
To jump in the river and drown

Irene, Goodnight
Irene, Goodnight
Goodnight, Irene, Goodnight, Irene
I’ll kiss you in my dreams

I love Irene, God knows I do
Love her till the sea runs dry
If Irene turns her back on me
I’m gonna drink until I die

Irene, Goodnight
Irene, Goodnight
Goodnight, Irene, Goodnight, Irene
I’ll kiss you in my dreams

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