Don't Turn Away

by Kerri Lowe

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released 22 October 2013
All songs written and performed by Kerri Lowe
Vocals and Guitar: Kerri Lowe
Percussion, Bass, Backup Vocals, Other instruments: Charlie Van Kirk
String Arrangements: Christopher Marion

Produced and mixed by Charlie Van Kirk
Mastered by John McCaig, Panic Studios, WA
Recorded at Antfood Music, New York
Album art by Brendan Walter

www.kerrilowe.com
www.charlievankirkmusic.com

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Track Name: Long, Long Run
I was running in the rain
I was running through the pain
Of those awful nights so dark and lonely
I can’t find no one to hold me
Someone who will stick it out and say
You’ll be mine someday


I was running past your door
I was running my legs so sore
That stairs became my mountain ranges
Concrete blocks and lofted spaces
The locks that we may never leave undone
On a long, long run


And oh, Here we go
And oh, Don’t it show
That feeling free is so contagious
The one idea it seems will save us
That keeps us moving,
Keeps us keeping on
On a long, long run


I was running in the sun
I was running, but I never won
No race to see who speaks the fastest,
Honest words move like molasses
I can promise everything will change
We’ll be fine someday


And oh, Here we go
And oh, Don’t it show
That feeling free is so contagious
The one idea it seems will save us
That keeps us moving,
Keeps us keeping on
On a long, long run


On a long, long run
On a long, long run
On a long, long run


I was running somewhere far
I was running, passing cars
Parked on the street patiently waiting
Engine purrs like someone saying
Your road is paved and your journey’s just begun
On a long, long run
On a long, long run
On a long, long run
Track Name: Just Stay
My mother got married and ran off when she was nineteen
Headed West to Nevada, the biggest night sky ever seen
Now it’s no wonder why I cry, why I’m restless, why I can’t sit still
She tries to forget that old feeling but she never will


She says don’t visit, don’t visit, just stay
She says don’t visit, don’t visit, just stay
She says don’t visit, don’t visit, just stay
Just Stay


My granny, she worries, she worries non-stop so she says
Her fears escalating so high she can’t get any rest
She worked on the farm in the house all the days of her life
And now she can’t bear to know I’m out alone in the dark of the night


She says don’t visit, don’t visit, just stay
She says don’t visit, don’t visit, just stay
She says don’t visit, don’t visit, just stay
Just Stay


My dad writes me letters, all crumbled and broken and deep
His pen makes a mess as he spells out the words we can’t speak
He’s been on the road or away since before I could know
It ain’t easy leaving, but sometimes you just have to go


She said don’t visit, don’t visit, just stay
She said don’t visit, don’t visit, just stay
I said don’t visit, don’t visit, just stay
Just Stay


Why don’t you stay?
Just stay, Just stay, Just stay
Track Name: Silhouettes and Sunsets
Oh I left before I knew that I was leaving,
Packed my bags before I knew where I would go
Won’t take it back because it started up my healing
And led me to see the throughline in my road


Can you hear my verses clear across the country?
Through the snowstorm and the sunshine and the rain?
As I travel looking for my next adventure
And you get caught up in your bookshelves once again


How do your days pass?
Do they flow together seamless as a song?
Or are they patched and stitched some soft and others faded?
Like a quilt who knows that everything belongs


Call me coward, call me stupid, call me selfish
I’ve got feelings that I can’t afford to fight
I feel your silent stroke of turning back the pages
As my candle burns at both ends through the night


And you’ve got my love all tied up in your bedroom
Oh, I’ve told you once and I’ll tell you again
I’m not scared, I’m just saving up my body
So I’ll be clean when I can finally let you in


How do your days pass?
Do they flow together seamless as a song?
Or are they patched and stitched some soft and others faded?
Like a quilt who knows that everything belongs


There’s so much that I don’t know about your life, dear
Things you say and who you say them to
I hope you reserve some of your words just for the times when
You’ve got silhouettes and sunsets in your view
Hope you reserve some of your words just for the times when
You’ve got silhouettes and sunsets in your view
Track Name: Don't Turn Away
Sorry, I won’t be long now
Soon I will return
Please wait by the window
Please say that you’ve heard


Of the lovers
Who fall from the sky
Who steal your supper
Steal all your pride


Oh and I
I’ll be alright
As long as the night,
Don’t turn to day
Oh and I
I’ll be just fine
As long as your eyes,
Don’t turn away


Sorry, I can’t remember
The last time that we talked
I’ll move South for the Winter
Fly at the head of the flock


And be a lover
Who falls from the sky
Steals your supper
Steals all your pride


Oh and I
I’ll be alright
As long as the night,
Don’t turn to day
Oh and I
I’ll be just fine
As long as your eyes,
Don’t turn away
Don’t turn away