Little Sway

by Crissi Cochrane

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released 27 January 2014

Produced and engineered by AMRA. All tracks written by Crissi Cochrane, except track 8 written by George & Ira Gershwin.

Tracks 1 & 3 mixed by Mark Makoway. Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 mixed by Stefan Cvetkovic. Mastered by J. LaPointe, Archive Mastering.

Bass guitar by Mike Hargreaves. Drums by Stefan Cvetkovic. Acoustic guitar & ukulele by Crissi Cochrane. Electric guitar, keyboards & programming on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, & 10 by Adam Rideout-Arkell. Saxophone & trumpet arrangements on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 by Drew Jurecka. Alto, tenor & baritone sax on tracks 1 - 7 by Drew Jurecka. Trumpet on tracks 2, 3, 5, & 7 by Bryden Baird. Tenor sax on track 8 by Katie Moore. Flute on track 8 by Crissi Cochrane. Electric guitar on track 5 by Pat Robitaille.

Artwork by Andrea Lauren Peace.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

We acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Crissi Cochrane Windsor, Ontario

Since leaving Halifax as a folk/pop darling in 2010, Windsor ON-based songwriter Crissi Cochrane has found her soul, writing and living in the hot sun by the great American city of Detroit. Colours of Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse pair with Cochrane's ambitious musicianship in a journey through contemporary popular music, Canadian indie, and American jazz and blues. ... more

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Track Name: Sleep In The Wild
there’s a car outside,
you’re taking me out tonight
I don’t care what time you get me home
I’ve been waiting, patient for the drive
to see you come alive

take me dancing like we used to,
back when we were living
for the night – and chasing the dawn
the wolves at our heels
say I know how it feels
to sleep in the wild

we’ll see the symphony
play a masterpiece
made of bodies moving in the dark
sneak out halfway through,
for another drink or two,
and find a quiet place to make a spark

take me dancing like we used to,
back when we were living
for the night – and chasing the dawn
the wolves at our heels
say I know how it feels
to sleep in the wild

I wanna know
where the wolves go
to sleep in the wild
I wanna know
where the wolves go
to sleep in the wild
I wanna know

so take me dancing like we used to,
back when we were living
for the night – and chasing the dawn
the wolves at our heels
say I know how it feels
to sleep in the wild

take me dancing
take me out to see the night
the wolves at our heels say
I know how it feels to
sleep in the wild

I wanna know
I wanna know
I wanna know

I wanna know
I wanna know
I wanna know

I wanna know
where the wolves go
I wanna know
Track Name: Be Around
nobody taught me about the birds and bees
or where they go when it’s time to leave
nobody took me to a church on Sundays
they say you get what you see

so all that I know is

I won’t be hanging around much longer than I ought to
than I should
I don’t need to be around much longer than I will be
around

I don’t listen to the news no more
I just ride my bike to the liquor store
a place for everything, and everything in place
it’ll go on as it did before

so all that I know is

I won’t be hanging around much longer than I ought to
than I should
I don’t need to be around much longer than I will be
around

I’d go along if I could only believe
what do you see, what do you see?
the stakes are high and the talk is cheap
I know what I see
I know what I see

I won’t be hanging around much longer than I ought to
than I should
I don’t need to be around much longer than I will be
around

I don’t need to be around
I don’t need to be around
I don’t need to be around
Track Name: And Still We Move
I wasn’t tired, and the night was young
so I left some words on your answering machine
I had been thinking them – oh, some long years –
but you were just a beautiful dream

we had a sacred trust, one voice for everyone
and the longest story there’ll ever be to tell
so we built an ark, made to sail the night sky
and sent it off, side by side
you and I

baby I was thinking of you
on that day so new
and still we move
with the sound of my heart
beating for you
and still we move

and then I heard your voice,
that sound so sweet
calling to take my hand for keeps
so when I told that tale
I drew a history
of ideas and of man
and you and me

baby I was thinking of you
on that day so new
and still we move
with the sound of my heart
beating for you
and still we move

(bridge; chorus repeat)
Track Name: Look Away
everybody is dancing - but you and me,
cause I can’t get down if I’m down already
I know you’ve been waiting for these clouds to drift away
but I think they’re here to stay

cause I’ve gone wayward on paper and out loud
and I can’t tell you what you need to hear now
and if I can’t be honest, then I’d rather be alone
but it’s a long walk home

but I know where I am
and it’s where I want to stay
if you see it
look away
I know where I am
and it’s where I want to stay
if you see it
look away

how you are lovely, so patient and unwound
god knows why you keep on coming around
everywhere I go, I bring these heavy clouds
they beg to rain out loud

but I know where I am
and it’s where I want to stay
if you see it
look away
I know where I am
and it’s where I want to stay
if you see it
look away

(bridge; chorus repeat)
Track Name: A Damn Shame
oh, can’t you tell me about the things that you do
when you’re gone?
I want to hear you, want to read you, want to talk until
dawn – dawn – dawn

but you don’t give me much to go on

I always want more than I can have of you
it’s a shame, nothing’s quite the same
it’s a damn shame –
it’s a damn shame

sing to the big room
you’ll be home soon
you’ll be getting in late
patience the virtue
how it hurts you when
it knows you’ve got to
wait – wait – wait

and you might take all night at this rate

I always want more than I can have of you
it’s a shame, nothing’s quite the same
it’s a damn shame, it’s a damn shame

nobody knows you
nobody knows you
like you do
nobody knows you, no
nobody knows you, so
who are you?

I always more than I can have of you
it’s a shame, nothing’s quite the same
it’s a damn shame –
it’s a damn shame –
baby, it’s a shame
it’s a damn shame
Track Name: The Key
why do you never stay?
if I need you, you run away
you leave me standing in the pouring rain
why do I wait for you?

I see you visited my friends
they’re singing ballads of your compliments
if you’re not coming soon around the bend
I’ll be changing my tune

so if you come back, looking for me,
come fast -
tell me you won’t run away no more
cause I’m a lock, baby,
you’re the key
I’m lost -
come and find me
cause I’m what you’re looking for
so don’t make me wait anymore

I saw you just the other day
but as I called to you, you walked away
oh I wanted to put you in your place
but you were nowhere to be found

and now my patience is worn out
from all your silence and all my doubt
but I would give it up to hear you out
oh how I miss the sound

so if you come back, looking for me,
come fast -
tell me you won’t run away no more
cause I’m a lock, baby,
you’re the key
I’m lost -
come and find me
cause I’m what you’re looking for
so don’t make me wait anymore

(bridge; chorus repeat)
Track Name: Pretty Words
I hear you singing my praises
are they just pretty words?
I know what I deserve and you
have been too kind

I hear you playing your scales
soon to be lost in another tall tale

you don’t have to lie, but you do it anyway
as if it’s what you meant to say
if I’m not a fool for you,
I’m just a fool -
I’m just a fool

I can’t help it
if I’m dragging you down
don’t seem to be a thing
that’s not unraveling
but you don’t seem to mind

been so wasted
most of the time
but when they ask, you tell em
she does fine, yeah
she’s alright

you don’t have to lie, but you do it anyway
as if it’s what you meant to say
if I’m not a fool for you,
I’m just a fool -
I’m just a fool -

(bridge; chorus repeat)
Track Name: The Man I Love
someday he’ll come along, the man I love
and he’ll be big and strong, the man I love
and when he comes my way
I’ll do my best to make him stay

he’ll look at me and smile, I’ll understand
and in a little while he’ll take my hand
and though it seems absurd,
I know we both won’t say a word

maybe I shall meet him Sunday,
maybe Monday, maybe not
still, I’m sure to meet him one day
maybe Tuesday will be my good new day

he’ll build a little home, just meant for two
from which I’d never roam – who would, would you?
and so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love

maybe I shall meet him Sunday,
maybe Monday, maybe not
still, I’m sure to meet him one day
maybe Tuesday will be my good new day

he’ll build a little home, just meant for two
from which I’d never roam – who would, would you?
and so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love
Track Name: Someone Comes Along
there are so many versions of you
I have known,
through the years since we were kids
here you are now, no worse for the wear
as a man who does right by himself

and one day, she will come
and make true the things you’ve always heard of love
she’s just out of sight
oh, tonight – tonight – tonight – tonight’s your night

my friend, it’s a battle to be on your own
in this world that owes little to us
vices and debts are a balancing game
til someone comes along and breaks the rules

and one day, she will come
and make true the things you’ve always heard of love
she’s just out of sight
oh, tonight – tonight – tonight – tonight’s yours
oh, tonight – tonight – tonight – tonight’s your night

instrumental bridge

and one day, she will come
and make true the things you’ve always heard of love
she’s just out of sight
oh, tonight – tonight – tonight – tonight’s yours
oh, tonight – tonight – tonight – tonight’s yours
oh, tonight – tonight – tonight – tonight’s your
night
Track Name: Nobody's Bird
I’ve got a feeling
you’ve got something to say
you've been arguing with yourself all day

you come home tired,
though you got nothing done
and you’re hardly fit to be with anyone

you’re a bird in a cage
you won’t fly away, but
you’re nobody’s bird

always in the mirror,
you don’t know who you are
but everybody let you go this far

is this what your mother
made you to do?
time is taking everything from you

you’re a bird in a cage
you won’t fly away, but
you’re nobody’s bird
you’re a bird in a cage
you won’t fly away, but
you’re nobody’s bird

(instrumental bridge)

you’re nobody’s bird
you’re a bird in a cage
you won’t fly away, but
you’re nobody’s bird