Mountain Laurels [PFMR018]

by Jeremy Pomeroy

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"Mountain Laurels": words and music by Jeremy Pomeroy, little production help by Mateusz Rosinski. Minimalist acoustic fingerstyle folk guitar and harmonicas.

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released October 4, 2015

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Track Name: Most Of The Time
Most of the time when I get off the train
no one waiting with a raincoat in the rain
the whole society burns into me
I wanna stand but I hit my stride
I wanna parade but I got my pride
Counsel away, overtaking all the day and all the while
hidden in the darkest, deepest well of the inside
the destination,
to stand aside

What if days go by, what if days roll by like trains
What’s it take to rise, rise and field the threats again,
again

Most of the time when I get out of the way
talkin', no one listening to me
(rolling out the archives, rolling through the heartlands)
I won't go into the distances though
There’s parts of the world that I would rather
Be at in a way, come sail away across
the scene to the beat the spread, the great divide,
when against the darkening sprawl of the city
you either fade or try

What if days go by, what if days roll by like trains?
What’s it take to rise, rise and field the threats again?
What if days go by, what if days roll by like trains?
What’s it take to rise, rise and field the threats again
And grin a silly grin, and be up?

Most of the time when I get over the hills and into over the valleys I see
a long climb awaits, it all in front of me
I won't go into the distances though as
there's parts in the world I'd rather be at in a way
it's time you said to take your alter-ego navigator's side

What if days go by, what if days roll by like trains?
What’s it take to rise, rise and field the threats again?
What if days go by, what if days roll by like trains?
What’s it take to rise, rise and field the threats again
when everything seems to be seriously off
Track Name: Debonair
Hey you kids behave yourselves it's time you were headed out
because it's late and it's a Friday can't be hanging around the house
caught between the strangers and the one you can't forget
when you're haunted and impatient and just want the here and now

there was always something stirring, there was always something there
when you walked around the corner, that was very debonair and she the very
circumspect and spitting image of the consummate damsel

everybody's faithful til the journey's started out
but then the hustlers are hustlers and there's mindlessness about
somehow still are hanging round the one who let you down
who says I'll always entertain you, I won't ever let you down

there was always something stirring, there was always something there
when you walked around the corner, that was very debonair. If I could be so
forward as to steal a turn on the dance floor
and perhaps un peu apres un parler
avec la petite mademoiselle?

start out hesitating, then you wind up on the fence
start to question your intentions and the chance of blending in
the moon and stars above you as the pause before to call
between the waiting at half-dinner and the irony of it all

there was always something stirring, there was always something there
when you walked around the corner, that was very debonair, and she reportedly was into it as well as was
mirrored with great evidence in the
eyes of the
consummate damsel.

there was always something stirring, there was something there
when you walked around the corner, that was very debonair. A point of honor
to stick around and see who it was would be hoodwinked
and who would prevail
in this midwinter's tale.
Track Name: Right There Where I Wanna Be
You say you gonna run ahead of me somewhere up ahead gonna wait on me
won't be longer than an hour
If I don't come running then I don't love you
and I'm right there where I wanna be

so why you gotta set a pace for things, always wanna have somebody be chasing
with all these things and all this racing
there may be something that we're not facin'
but I'm right there where I wanna be

Maybe baby’s right, maybe baby’s wrong
I guess we’ll just have to see
It may be you time comes round to bite on the ass
and it may be me

you say you got high hopes for me, just gotta learn the ropes then I'll see
aw, shucks, darling it's so inspiring
that you’ve got lots of ideas for me
but I’m right there where I wanna be

maybe baby’s right, or baby’s wrong
I guess the two of us we'll just have to bide our time and wait and see
it may be you who's saved by the bell when this class is done
I may pass by the skin of my teeth

she says I better get my checked, she gonna go find her a new prospect
won't someone be a nervous wreck
oh somethin' somethin' I'm a lost project
but I'm right there where I wanna be

Maybe baby’s right, maybe baby’s wrong
I guess the two of us will just have to bide our time and wait to see
It may be I was the one who was stubborn or too strong
but it may be baby
just as easily

you say you're gonna up ahead of me, somewhere up ahead you're gonna wait on me
if I don't come runnin' you're done dawdlin'
and I'll be sorry but I'm not sorry and I'm
right there where I wanna be
and I'm
right there where I wanna be
Track Name: We Didn't Take Fort Everett
We didn't take Fort Everett
it wasn't meant to be had
true were the men but few were left behind
I held my rifle eyed their heads,
I told the sergeant the entire brigade should recede—“denied”
and I can tell you honestly
yes I can tell you all
that they were evil those eyes we seen


Lincoln raised their levies
we responded in kind
we held the fields
the cowards were then on the sides
and there were wild men hounding us
those were our very hides they were after
even stakes


And our pulses rose, we marched at the hill
and they had at us, oh it was all we could do to hold the line
under Shenandoah skies
and we had to, our drill, and never once thought as the mortars fell
we were equal, the same, our martyrs

we didn't take Fort Everett
whatever could that mean?
We rushed the hill
and they wore out and tore out our drive
because we were taught to held to our drill
heeded the corporals heeded the sergeants
and were even slaves
because we were taught to held to our drill
did what a regular ought to do
and we did the deedfor the stars and bars
Track Name: Mountain Laurels
I’ll adore you on a mountain morning
When the dew comes fresh, and the spring runs cold
and I’m gonna walk you through the hard-luck story
Drug my feet up and down the world
Always a mountain, over the horizon
Where there’s a mountain, there I must
Always a mountain, calls it to me
Destination, meadow bluffs

Fairly often, I tried to love my neighbour
Tried to lend the party line to call
Miner’s daughter, cross the cold, clear water
Lugged my anchor round the world

thought I told you not to worry about things you can't control
It's a long while since the valley where we all slept in the fold
All the azaleas, how I love the morning
In the place that I was born
Comes the thaw now, comes joe pieweed
All the acorns, all the thorns

Fairly often, I tried to love my neighbour,
lend the party line to call
a miner's daughter cross the cold clear water
lugged my anchor in my hold
If I don’t make it back to the county, to the place that I was born
miner's daughter cross the cold clear water
mountain neighbours sing me home
Track Name: Mercys Girl
Mercy’s girl with the stone's throw eyes
Whenever justice go her hands are tied
but we collided all these years
against the tirade of our fears
left in arrears
and woe betide

watch a man roll down the waterfall
putting your faith in the arms of the law
she's the one wanna right me and
It was all a show trial from the very beginning

Mercy's girl with the awestruck face
whenever justice come she know her place
I guess one day the last straw broke
and in some way the ax just dropped
the waterclock
and woe besides

Watch a man roll down the waterfall
Putting your faith in the source of all
She’s the one gonna right the wind
It was all a show trial from the very beginning
watch a man roll
watch a man roll

justice's wheel with the worn out spokes
got a laugh from a lot of folks
still you pray that it's all not to waste,
you're not the wheat you're just the chafe

watch a man roll
watch a man roll

in a hotel city with the motel radiator going
Track Name: Same Rare Desease
Due to the dogs in the day you get off
Down in the back you can’t help me kicking off
everyone up, that’s it, yeah, time to go
down over here where the ladies all roll
with this on my eyes I can't see you at all
just up ahead it's a new time to fall
butter me up, that's a new one Marie
down over here where my lady can't reach

This in the morning, baby, seem to me
I wasn’t born to the same rare disease
This in the morning, baby, seem to me
I wasn’t born to the same rare disease

Just up ahead and the dude can’t be passed
Pissed off again - don’t you know I can’t be assed?
isn’t everyone up? That’s it, now time to go
does up her hair, either that or revolt

have you seen the night coming on, you’re getting old

this in the morning, baby, seem to me
I wasn’t born to the same rare disease
this in the morning, baby, seem to me
I wasn’t born to the same rare disease
I wasn’t born to the same rare disease

This isn’t a moving target you win or you lose
spend your life swingin' or singin' the blues
Butter me up that’s a new one Marie
Down over here where my lady can't reach

Pick up your hips you gotta rattle and roll
Shake up your hips you gotta rattle and roll

this in the morning, baby, seem to me
I wasn’t born to the same rare disease
this in the morning, baby, seem to me
I wasn’t born to the same rare disease
I wasn’t born to the same rare disease
Track Name: Wherever Daylight Ends
Oh come on Sally Anne, you’re putting on quite a show
You think things fast then you take them slow
I know it’s been a few years but I… am still your friend
I have seen things disappear upon the summer wind

There were times that I tuned out
and I'm sorry I did
things we let be in doubt
ought to never have hid

it has been a long, hard day, don’t know where I’ve been
But I pray these feet’ll find the way before the daylight ends

Once were in a hurry but
then we hit the skids
I guess there's some onery ruts
for the country kids

I can tear your heart away, it can leave you thin
I have seen you turn away, whenever daylight ends


the many places that I've been, they're still on my mind
many footsteps, sped the way, there’s a new shore to find
many times I have meant to say what it means to‘ve been
about a million miles away whenever daylight ends

now the misty river's hushed
And the wind besides
Many things I’ve lived without
ought to never have tried

Let the road run 'fore us now, you’ll be on my mind
when the rain creeps up that way, just from time to time
it's those times when thoughts replay, all that might have been
I have seen it hard to fade, whenever daylight ends

So come on now Sally May, I’ll take you for a show
We’re going out on that beach hill where all the green grass grows
Gonna watch that last long ray where the horizon begins
I will see you there someday, wherever daylight ends