LAURA GOLDHAMER & THE SILVERNAIL

by Laura Goldhamer

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1.
YOU CAN EAT THE FRUIT you can eat the fruit, it is good for you rich in vitamin C, (see) I just bit in and nothing happened to the garden. instill fear in us, still in debt and then scared for what will be lost if they catch us doing what they say will only hurt ourselves in the long run, they're drinking from our fountain of youth and prime it's been tapped, sucked dry & strip mined but love of this, our spirit, it will persist nothing's been lost, they can't kill us or shut us off, because our hearts are true we adhere to TRUE HEARTS AS RULES our hearts are true we adhere to TRUE HEARTS AS RULES gathering the trash (one man's treasures) best to build me a nest in which to live out all of my days (old and alone) in fear of those who may huff and blow me away blow down my door (we'll be fine) tear down my empire (i've worked so hard for) familiar with (impermanence) little pigs with their digs of straw brick and sticks... our hearts are true we adhere to TRUE HEARTS AS RULES our hearts are true we adhere to TRUE HEARTS AS RULES our hearts are true we adhere to TRUE HEARTS AS RULES our hearts are true we adhere to TRUE HEARTS AS RULES so see about the rules and what they constitute, convoluted they are out of date like fish on Fridays in a landlocked state can't understand let me, I'll translate it just eat what you can make by your own hands I think that's what was meant when it was said.  you can eat the fruit, it is good for you rich in vitamin C, (see) I just bit in and nothing happened to the garden.
2.
Medieval 03:35
MEDIEVAL It's safe, to say, life's unstable this way waste away and stagnate in the current state of union you, know not to whom debt's due auction off our heirlooms sell em short again and then I'd be broken and uneasy it's a matter of time before it's a crime to store much more than gets you through the winter hoard another's dinner behind cellar doors... ...are closed and blocked off lock-jawed even when there is enough suffering from selfishness is just what injustice has done for our hearts are hard in armor hands are tied and fates are linked closely to each other such that one will drown, and we would all sink tactic tack-toe tattooed on the saddle galloping so fast I lost my shadow though, I must confess, I have saved no princess nor battled any dragons sword in valiant hand... …over the key to see best beyond greed not by the authority invested in nothin but me, where can there be caring when held to self too tightly we will loose it... ...all is scarce when we won't share this vision of what is above can be on this planet as another world covered in love lived in 3-D and lived fully elevate our spirit's strength within and all in kinship and when walls will fall we will be well... ...held by what is unselfishly given chivalrous in following the golden rule out nothing now, managing to somehow fold it over and return the turn times ten and then we'd be broke and have it easy it's a matter of mind over matter's facts with that intact we cannot be stopped hot on the track of being here empowered ...now that we can feed each other meeting needs with greatest ease leads us to uncover that it's our giving that gives us health.
3.
Mr. T 05:25
MR. T look at how young I have become restless feet run a marathon long on a mad dash, off track enough wandering eyes will water somewhat. now it's round two and one will lose we shall soon see who makes a next move combinations you won't expect give it the old hook right one left two three and it begins and their chomping at the bit just to be the beast who wins hard to tell just what that is pity the foolish my oh me when my old friends and family tree leaves easily blown so far from home lord only knows what seeds are sewn grow taller each year and deeper here cheers to the root when flowers appear fashion an axe the handle cut from the same wood split with an edge of history the same cause a familiar refrain growing old a family trait handed down the human race and in no time flat, that change exact seconds are stacked and there you have it. 
4.
No Ability 05:48
NO ABILITY hard to see the charm in our nobility, no ability, children on a hill, white, singing, do re mi, do only for me, do re mi, do only for me. said that there's a need but you won't part with it, have no part of it, could it bear a slight resemblant benefit, been a hypocrite, with smooth ease we blame things on complacency, compute latency, insist on the system never work for it, know the worth of it, work for it, know the worth of it university's a scheme to hoard and keep, hold on to elite, we can make believe and soon play anything, assume best of things, lacking in know-how i now just make it up, kept from waking up, magic that a fool could be a graduate, grand accomplishment, graduate, grand accomplishment would you be hard working, overtime, paid you time and a half, drive to work and then back, don't it hurt? not knowing where you're at, is it all we can do, pick a route for rush hour commute? so you shall one day have, your own house, only then you'll relax, soft as a child's hands, that they hate, culpable innocence (in a sense), pick the bugs off of plants, no time to think of the consequences, stopped a man you may know, management oversees (overseas) women sew, how to sweat, even bleed, ready, set, hold it tight and then go, I believe promises, callusing, especially when they're not kept, couldn't be, well then who, is the thief, might as well have been you, had enough of playing rough, ain't no use waiting for the strike back, stick em up, my toy gun, i give up, take everything I have.
5.
THE COMMUNITY BALLAD I'll see and believe it to be as plane as the naked eye sees love lived in full and 3-D without staking territory And oh boy by tooth or by nail for standing ground one must prevail for land owning only has sway and all else is way off base Hear me roar, I've got a bite and a bark learn the skills that don't apply anymore Sleep has put seeds in my eyes that can grow into dreams realized and know how to then ask for a hand though it means we would depend Trust someone, not in God or politicians what is wanted is kindred to talk and listen I've got all I need to survive a hatchet and small pocket knife cut off what is soft and humane and be alone at the end of the day But I'll be fine, you've got yours and I've got all mine best kept separate, and lessen the mess that is made So let's build us a better machine to manufacture more happy and do the job we cannot seem to perfect of nursing babies And mass culture waltzed right off a cliff and we almost followed and dogma set down in my throat and I damn near swallowed the system that claims to be rich I found out it's hollow and the wealth i want isn't in print and cannot be borrowed
6.
TRUSTING TELEPATHY Having that running deep heart of the king or queen what mind is mightily guiding me subtly We have been here before familiar together as if some sisters be born into two families You've known how to get home and hold your own, when stories go on along the tangents told while sauntering down the road Go forward notice the forest before us below the trees its floor will hold us bring back the dying art of lively it's worth reviving and refining We spread the fire circle wider the time has come for the igniter and seeking solace in what this taught us flame of the novice gaining knowledge (I have a feeling this is the end this is the last moment again the same one it's always been everyone everything every never saturated fills me with joy and terror) We seem to get along since long ago longing to walk around all the world and become little girls We've got all of our lives and no time to burn daylight that kind of patience made with willingness not to wait Bring back the dying art of lively it's worth reviving and refining the day has come for a departing away from the norm, a new starting Brought back to thriving, hope aspires and now's great timing for catching fire a baby's crying out empowered for life's entire chorus choir We're giving birth with what we're given transform resources towards importance the core is reformed from the former be a creation and destroyer Ask what I see in you plenty you see right through to the bones and the blood feel the bare minimum Should we be trusting telepathy, talk to me be careful with our eyes more power than we realize.
7.
GENTLY NOW REMIX Gently Now and concentrate and allow one touch to take Hold it still and hold it straight richer will the picture make Gently Now and concentrate and allow one touch to take Focus Whole and be awake for the full and pleasure's sake Gently Now
8.
Twin Brother 03:56
TWIN BROTHER Sorry I am sorry as I can possibly be without stopping wallowing in grief Thank you much mam, and yes please for all you have done, appreciation of the value, will return turning lead to gold, for you ten fold Why don't you make me, make me stay make me shake and sway, and speak in tongues that no one can place, or recognize and only I can say how to pronounce my own middle name is with my twin brothers be as they may, as brothers are HUH take it too far, the family car drive the thing right off, off the radar.

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This is my first electro-acoustic release recorded using Ableton Live, circa 2011, and collaborating with various beloved Colorado friends.

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released April 15, 2011

All songs written and recorded by Laura Goldhamer.

Gently Now originally recorded with Chris McDonald,
and remixed by Jeremy Averitt (aka DJ This That & The Other).

many thanks to:
Jeremy Averitt
Tyler Ludwick
Psyche Cassandra Dunkhase
Griff Snyder
Paul DeHaven
Macon Terry
Matt Case
Kate Lesta
Stelth Ulvang
Max Barcelow
Blake Stepan

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Laura Goldhamer Denver, Colorado

As a folk songwriter, guitarist, old-time banjo player, stop-motion animator, & instrument inventor, Goldhamer enlivens crowds with laughter and awe, conveying her intimate and focused energy in a unified and immersive musical, visual, kinetic, and often comedic performances. ... more

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