Leave the Gray

by The Lone Canary

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1.
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
2.
Out of Time 04:01
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
3.
Made to Sink 03:43
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
4.
Ride 04:12
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
5.
Let Him Go 03:49
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
6.
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…
7.
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
8.
Reaper 03:41
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
9.
The Silence 03:32
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
10.
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
11.
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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"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, 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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