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All the Good Summers

by Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand

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1.
Jetstream 04:29
Nothing to shade my eyes I don't hide the sun And I don't rest my feet Until the day is done When I look to the sky I see a jetstream People travel same as I But I'd rather dream Nothing but a song Nothing but a prayer And I have had Heartaches to spare 'Cause I keep thinking of Hair as red as the rose So my heart is a slave As my freedom grows People ask me why I ran away I just ask them how How could you stay 'Cause my home has no roof It has no walls But the horizon is wide And the sky is tall
2.
Samuel Mason 04:00
Samuel Mason, that is my name I left Fort Henry seeking fortune and fame I came from Virginia a long time ago But now I am a pirate along the Ohio Murder and robbery, those are my crimes I'll lure you in with women and wine Hurricane Island seals your fate For from this shore there is no escape Be wary oh you travelers along the Ohio For I'm the cruelest villain this river has known The lawmen can't catch me though ever they try Mark my words, they won't take me alive Samuel Mason, that is my name Running from the law is a dangerous game Down the Mississippi, that's where I'll go But once I was a pirate along the Ohio
3.
She smiled at me And said why don't we Go outside She opened the door And I heard the roar Of the rain from the sky I couldn't help but stare As the rain washed her hair And ran down her face She took me by the hand Through puddles we ran Down the street we raced Summer has, come at last But don't it seem Like all the good summers Have faded to a dream I stopped her with a smile We stood there for a while Her cheek I kissed And it's been so many years Without her near That summer I miss
4.
Oh, sing me to sleep Sing as I cry Your melody weeps Of quiet goodbye Oh, where have you gone My lover my friend Is it too late now Is this really the end You are the one in my dreams And I don't know what that means You are the one that I see And I only wish I could be What have I done You were once mine Have I thrown all my pearls To the dogs and the swine Oh, touch me now Let me feel your hand I've fallen so low I can't understand
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6.
Your hands were cold But you never mention We walked through the woods And barely spoke at all Laid down in the snow I could feel you breathing And we tried not to move Until we had to go I didn't know your friends Warm glow and conversation I touched your arm in the dark And hoped that no one saw The snow was heavy on the trees Still quietly falling We would have kissed a thousand times But we always turned away
7.
Will you stop and listen Unto me will you attend For I have only a moment Before my time is at an end Once I was a young man And thought that I could do no wrong Thought of only one season When nights were warm And days were long Tell me how this happened Was I such a fool from the start I have believed my own lies I've gone and broken my own heart I'm sorry dear, I'm sorry Sorry for the things I've done I'm going now to slumber Though I fear no rest will come When will I awaken When will I see spring again And feel the ground a shaken Will it be like it once was then No I will not awaken I've laid down to rise no more The spell of life is broken Farewell, oh earth's dark shore
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Elinor 04:28
I knew a man of wealth and fame He was my love, Edward by name His family thought me far too poor And said that I'd see him no more Once he tried to speak his mind Though the words he could not find That held me dear, this I know But off to London he did go A friend had caused this sad ordeal Twas a young miss Lucy Steele In confidence she spoke with me And claimed that she was his bride to be All my hopes have from me run Yet of this I'll speak to none Of pain and sorrow I've had my fill But in my heart I love him still How the world can seem unfair Even so, I won't despair For I know our love was true And our lives are not yet through
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11.
I'm going south to see Louisiane I'm going south, I hope she understands And I wonder where should I go from there I'm going west to find my gold I'm going west to find a hand to hold And I wonder where should I go from there See the stars up in the sky They're shining brighter than the fourth of July Singing me the sweetest lullaby And I wonder where should I go from there I'm going east, I'm going home I've grown tired of rambling alone And I wonder where should I go from there I'm going north to sleep beneath the snow I'm going where angels only go And I wonder where should I go from there

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released May 17, 2010

Great Bear Records

Andrew VanNorstrand: vocals, fiddle, acoustic and electric guitars, octave mandolin, banjo
Noah VanNorstrand: vocals, fiddle, mandolin, tenor guitars, acoustic guitar, percussion
Pete Sutherland: piano, keyboards, pump organ
Kevin Dorsey: acoustic and electric bass
Rachel Bell: accordion
Dana Billings: drums
Kailyn Wright: vocals
CV Abdallah: drums (tracks 1 and 4)

Produced by Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand
All music and lyrics by Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand
Engineered by Will Russell
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Electric Wilburland in Newfield, NY
Mixed by Will Russell, Pete Sutherland, Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand
Mastered by Dana Billings
Graphic design by Brian Dudla
Photography by Jonathan Rothwell
Post production by Pat Burke

Thanks to God, Will, Sarah, Kailyn,
Rachel, Kevin, Dana, Pete and Mom

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Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand blend traditional folk, old-time, bluegrass, country and indie-roots-Americana with a wide range of pop, rock, jazz and dance grooves.

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