In The Woods

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Canyon Collected - In The Woods

Oliver Adams - Guitar
Leon Elam - Banjo
Jake Heidrich - Mandolin, Harmonica
Tia Martini - ukulele

1. Mountain Towns (Adams)
2. hWhiskey (Heidrich)
3. Appalachian Grown (Adams)
4. Bags (Elam)
5. Maisy Mae’s Amazing Maize Maze (Martini)
6. Bobby Jo Graham (Adams)
7. All For Fun (Elam)
8. Let’s Run (Martini)
9. Goin’ With You > Drunk (Schaffer > Elam)
10. Dream Machine (Adams)

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Lane Gibson at Lane Gibson Studios in Charlotte, Vermont

All Songs Written And Arranged By Canyon Collected Except
Goin’ With You - Written By Bryan Schaffer

Art By Lizzy Farley
Photography By Ethan Confer

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released May 25, 2016

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Canyon Collected is an original Colorado grass band whiskey bent on blurring genre lines and creating new music rooted in an all american cross country experience.

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Track Name: Mountain Towns
Mountain Towns
Written By: Oliver Adams

Log cabins burned down just to save the nails
Run back to bigger towns if all else fails
These tiny towns tucked up in those water carved hills
Will give you something more not in the shape of bills

Chorus:
Mountain towns are poor with women,
But once were rich with gold
It’s boom or bust as you keep on digging
Trying to fight the cold

Don’t need a tall office to find myself a view
Embers arising by the fireside will do
Bartender Billy, he’s your best friend too
It’s whiskey and beer in that dirty old saloon

Chorus:

They pushed out the Navajo, Ute, and native man
Fell as they fought with their righteous stands
In come the fancy cars, what came to be a man,
When a good rope and pistol used to rule the lad
Track Name: hWhiskey
hWhiskey
Written By: Jake Heidrich

Leavin the bar late last night
I turned left when I should have turned right
I thought my ex’s house was my home
I tried to put my key in the door
I thought it odd it don’t fit no more
Then the sirens sang and the lights did strobe

Standin up there on that porch deck
It had turned itself into a disco tech
So I grabbed myself and struck a pose
Looked like the party was coming to me
But who invited all them beats the hell out of me
All I knew was my moves were in the zone

Was it the hw hw hwhiskey I don’t know
But I can’t say no no I can’t say no

Well in my head I could hear the beat
So I started to moonwalk with my feet
And I nailed every step along the way
When I woke up laying on the ground
There were policemen standing all around
And they picked me up they carted me away

In the back of that police car
They congratulated me and said I’d be a star
They told me everybody gonna know my name
Sure enough next day I was on Youtube
Can you believe that video got a million views
Now I’m famous and hwhiskey’s to blame

Was it the hw hw hwhiskey I don’t know
but I can’t say no no I cant say no
Track Name: Appalachian Grown
Appalachian Grown
Written By: Oliver Adams

Cornfields as far as the eye can see
Sunsets falling on oceans of trees
The second you’re there time slows down
Familiar faces in small hometowns

Chorus:
Home, we’re Appalachian grown
Hills in my head, valleys in my eye
These backwood bones, they drifted away
You’ll find my heart, in a Green Mountain State

Snowflakes falling as winter comes by
Marshmallow clouds in bluebird skies
Family trees where roots run deep
Unspoken rules that silence keeps

Chorus

Ways of the woods past times lost
No book can tell at any cost
The swing of an axe tapping of trees
Go get lost and maybe you’ll see

Chorus
Track Name: Bags
Bags
Written By: Leon Elam

Ridin’ the rails, don’t mind if we’re on time
I’m traveling alone with my bags under my eyes
I came here from somewhere for something I forget
Another day on the line never a moment of regret

Rental cars and aereoplanes, ain’t nothing I ride that’s mine
Just trying to get from here to there anyway that I can
Taking off from somewhere can’t stay here anymore
I don’t know where I’m going can I sleep on your floor?

Old western trails, dirt roads, and scenic byways
Watching the sunrise fall the stars complete the day
Vagabonds and social rejects share stories of glory days gone
I try to light your fire again with my banjo singing this song

Ridin the rails, don’t mind if we’re on time
Watching the sunrise fall the stars complete the day
Ridin the rails, don’t mind if we’re on time
I’m traveling alone with my bags under my eyes
Track Name: Maisy Mae's Amazing Maize Maze
Maisy Mae’s Amazing Maize Maze
Written By: Tia Martini

Instrumental
Track Name: Bobby Jo Graham
Bobby Jo Graham
Written By: Oliver Adams

I’ll tell you a story about a gambling man
Smoked cigars went by Bobby Jo Graham
Saw him once but his legend lives on
You can’t tell if he’s here or gone

Left his family for the war in ’63
Fighting for freedom against Robert E Lee
If you knew Graham he did not come back the same
I guess this war was much more than a game

Chorus:
He walked on down to that war torn church and sunk down to his knees
Looked The Man right in the eye and said if someones gotta die
Might as well be you and me

War being over he made his way back home
Only to find that everything was gone
Horses left and his barn was burned down
One thing had not fallen to the ground

Chorus
Track Name: All For Fun
All For Fun
Written By: Leon Elam

It was late last night we took a red eye flight
Without leaving the bar we didn’t need to go that far
To find that cheshire cat and his philosophers cap
It twist me up and around I found you never pull me down
Into the doom and gloom, you plant a seed and help it bloom

Chorus:
Stuck in a strange place, moving back or moving forward?
Afraid to show my whole face, don’t want to have to start all over.
Will you love me as much as I love you?

I’m running on fumes but still singing a tune,
I woke up still dreaming but by noon I was believing
That our love rose above all the love we know of
And carried us along while we sang our love song
Around the earth and the moon and the sun. All for fun.

Chorus

Now tonight will become tomorrow and I’ll sing without sorrow
With this drink I think clearly and certainly sincerely
Invite you to join me in this dream as a team
Together we’ll pass through the old looking glass
where forever we’ll be, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Me.

Chorus
Track Name: Let's Run
Let’s Run
Written By: Tia Martini

Let’s run, into the west
Let’s run, anywhere but here
Let’s run, we’ll conquer fear one demon at a time

Let’s go, bet it all today
Let’s go, cash your chips and walk
Let’s go, we’ll conquer fear one gamble at a time

Chorus:
We’ll run together, hand and hand
We’ll take on harsh winds and mean lands
But the fact we put one foot through that door
We’re just one more step away from living this life no more

Let’s climb, to the highest peak
Let’s climb, never knowing the end
Let’s climb, we’ll conquer fear one mountain at a time

Let’s swim, unforgiving seas
Let’s swim, generate new waves
Let’s swim, we’ll conquer fear one ocean at a time

Chorus

Let’s walk, take it down now..slow it down
Let’s walk, enjoy that slower stride
Let’s walk, we’ll conquer fear one step at a time

Let’s float, we’re finally here
Let’s float, we conquered our fears
Let’s float …
Track Name: Goin' With You > Drunk
Goin’ With You > Drunk
Written By: Bryan Schaffer > Leon Elam

I like my whiskey in the morning, my coffee late at night
A pretty girl who’ll love me, tell me everything’s alright
I hope that she don’t leave me for doing things I shouldn’t do
It don’t matter where I’m goin’ babe so long as I’m goin’ with you

In the winter and the springtime, summer and the fall
The pretty girl I’m loving is who matters most of all
I hope that she don’t leave me for doing things i shouldn’t do
It don’t matter where I’m goin’ babe So long as I’m goin’ with you

I don’t steal and I don’t gamble, don’t go looking for no fight
I’m as honest as I can be no I wouldn’t hurt a fly
But that don’t mean that I aint guilty of doing things I shouldn’t do
It don’t matter where I’m going babe so long as I’m going with you

I like my whiskey in the morning, my coffee late at night
A pretty girl who’ll love me, tell me everything’s alright
I hope that she don’t leave me for doing things i shouldn’t do
It don’t matter where I’m goin’ babe so long as I’m going with you

DRUNK
On the rocks in the morning,
Cut with water in the day,
Straight from the bottle at night
I don’t care what I’m doing,
Don’t care if it’s right
I’m drunk morning, noon and night!
Track Name: Dream Machine
Dream Machine
Written By: Oliver Adams

The story goes just like you thought, corner of 12th & College
Words were sung, notes were strummed, if I recall it
The trip was made, some gigs were paid, back home we were headed east
Then the flood stopped us quick, we knew a dream had to be made

The water rose, our hopes fell luckily things were lifted
It seems she flew, no one knew the wings she’d been gifted
On our way, small price to pay for the times at our door
The ups and downs the need for rest she’ll have you begging for more

Chorus:
I aint trying to relate
She only knows the games she plays
It takes a little warming up
But my o my she can run, she can run on love

First stop was her uncles kin had to respect the fallen ones
Heads were turned eyes analyzed we knew that she was the one
To the south, her daddy home, where the sun and moonshine
To Rabbit Hash, in that southern sun, well she looked so mighty fine

Chorus

Well it’s 2 shots of whiskey and then those strings light up
A bump or 2 of that bluegrass fuel man you can’t get enough
She’ll bring you home, or stay with you behind that dirty old bar
She’s beautiful, a dream machine, she’l show you what you’re looking for.