“Caught Up”

  1. Caught up in a kiss *
  2. Right by my side
  3. Mirror
  4. Up in the air
  5. Praying on what goes down must come up **
  6. Anyway
  7. Find your way
  8. Sunnyside of the moon
  9. He looks Happy *
  10. Here..in what was

Produced by Kevin Jarvis & Nicole gordon

Recorded, Mixed, & Engineered by Kevin Jarvis at Sonic Boom Room Venice, CA

All songs written by Nicole Gordon except  * written by Gary Burr & Nicole Gordon,** written by Shaun Cromwell & Nicole Gordon

Featuring performances by:

Carl Byron -Piano, Electric Piano, Keyboards, Accordian & Organ

Jeff LeGore - Bass & Backing Vocals

Laurie LeGore - Backing Vocals

Johnny Hawthorn - Electric, Lap Steel, & Mando Electric Guitar

Kevin Jarvis- Percussion & Drums

Nicole Gordon - Lead & Back ground Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

 

Photography  -Mark Koberg

Photography Assistant – Tracy Santomarco

CD Design –Matt LeRay (www.facebook.com/MattLeRay

Mastered at D2 Mastering by Dave Schultz

All rights reserved

Published by A Nickel & Change –ASCAP

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Caught up in a kiss

© Nicole Gordon & Gary Burr

I wasn’t looking or planning or wishing or waiting for you

Then out of the blue I’m sixteen again

And the things that I do don’t make any sense

 

Like smiling in my sleep

Whistling when I walk

Thinking about forever every time we talk

 

CHORUS

You make me remember what it feels like

To be caught up in a kiss, lost in happiness

You make me remember what it feels like

To be shaky in the knees, find it hard to breathe

And all of this sounds a little sweet somehow

But I am all about the sweet right now

You make me remember what it feels like falling in love

 

It’s like diving or swimming when you haven’t seen an ocean in years

But now that you’re here and I feel your touch

I didn’t know I was missing so much

Like running in the rain dancing in the dark

Losing my head and trusting my heart

 

CHORUS 

I turned back the clock when I look in your eyes

It’s been such a long time since I felt butterflies

 CHORUS

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Right  by my side ©

Make believing you aint leaving

And we’re soaking in the summer light

It’s so easy I smell the breeze it’s

Drifting thru the salty sky

Sea gulls cry

But no not I because

 

CHORUS

We’re close as ever in my mind

I dream up adventures we can try

Airplanes fly

But you’re right by my side

 

Diving under to dodge the thunder

Swimming in the peaceful seas

Rain is pouring but we’re exploring

Hide and seek through coral reef

         Fish want to play

         I can escape

 

CHORUS

 

         In any land, far far away

        We’re reunited everyday

 

Make believing you aint leaving

And we’re taking in the moonlit night

         Sunsets rise

         One day I’ll open my eyes

but for now….

CHORUS

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Mirror   ©

The mirror in my bathroom’s small

But growing up, it took up the whole wall

I’d stand on the ledge so I could see

My whole body

 

I’d spend hours and hours staring in

Singing the day away dreaming

Of the fabulous life ahead of me

That’s what I’d see

 

I know it was pretend but it opened my world

And I’m afraid if I look in I’ll see that little girl

So usually I’ll only take a peek

I don’t want her to see

 

 

There’s no major awards, no babies

No mansion on the hill that belongs to me

No number one hits, no diamond ring

And I don’t want her to see

 

I know it was pretend but it opened my world

And I’m afraid if I look in I’ll see that little girl

So usually I’ll only take a peek

I don’t want her to see

 

 

The mirror in my bathroom’s small

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Up in the air©

When you’re Up, up in the air

Settling in the empty spaces

You can let let down your hair

Dance around the social graces

 

When you’re Up, up in the air

Secret things you start revealing

Higher you go in the atmosphere

Room enough for make believing

 

            No one really minds

            When all you’ve got is time

 

                        Try this on for size           

                        It could open up your eyes

                        Feeling brave from out of nowhere

so welcome the surprise           

 

            And if you ever land

            You can go back to being bland

 

When You’re up, up in the air      

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Praying on what goes down, must come up©

Don't ever have to want for the things I need
Aint never gonna die I’ll just go to seed
Praying on what goes down, must come up 2x

 

Red clay stains won't never come clean
This years flush & the next is lean
Praying on what goes down, must come up 2x

 

Mamma sings a story swinging on the porch
Daddy strums the fiddle and we dance for nickels
Bet each other run through rows in the dark
But no one ever had the nerve

 

No three piece suit it’s the ground I toil
Only way to get rich is if I strike oil
Praying on what goes down, must come up 2x

SOLO

 

Hauling fodder into town down Old Plank Road

Feet hanging over seeing bunnies in the clouds

Dared each other  ring old Hobie Mett’s bell
but no one ever had the nerve

 

The kingdom come silks turned brown

Looked all my life but never saw no crown

Praying on what goes down, must come up 2x

Don't ever have to want for the things I need
Aint never gonna die just go to seed
Praying on what goes down, must come up 2x

 

© Shaun Cromwell (BMI) & Nicole Gordon (ASCAP)

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Anyway   ©

 

Breaking waves around a steady calm

Reaching out for something new

But you can’t hide, what you can’t find

 

Long for love beneath uncharted ground

Running circles in the sand

So you dig for anything

 

CHORUS

It makes no sense

There’s no reason

What you want’s not

In this season

And it’s ok to want it anyway

 

Navigating with a hint of light

Focused on the dawn of day

And with God’s grace you’ll reach that place

 

Because the desire only gets higher

Your faith at it’s core

You feel it’s strength but is it yours

 

CHORUS

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Find Your Way  

©

Been floating for awhile

We slowly changed our styles and ideas

But somewhere in my soul

There’s always a pull when you’re near

 

It’s not easy

But I need you to see

 

CHORUS

That the light in my heart

It stays lit in the dark

There’s no danger that it will fade

We burn brighter as one

We outshine the sun

I’ll stay on till you find your way

 

The captain of the sea

But my net’s empty and torn

The storms have been rough

We’ve had plenty of enough

I’m sure

 

What can’t be lost

Is between us

 

CHORUS

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Sunny side of the moon ©


I took a ride on the sunny side of the moon
I landed here I’m afraid way too soon
Most of the time I feel I’m marching out of tune

I get the feeling heaven follows me around
Picking me up when I stumble to the ground
Because I was lost but somehow, someway I found

CHORUS
A place to fall
Hands to help me up
They dust me off
To fly

I dance around with the breeze that passes by
Take  flight on the wings of a dragon fly
More and more I’m getting used to my new life

All my ideas about the ways a path should lead
Melt away like a distant memory
I’m more alive as I’m climbing each new tree

CHORUS
Yeah I got a place to fall
Hands to help me up
If I embrace it all
I fly

Fly  fly

I took a ride on the sunny side of the moon
Discovered warmth in a musical cocoon

In a desert you can always find a bloom

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He Looks Happy ©

 

Sorry I’m late guess who I just ran into

10 pounds lighter a big ole smile and brand new suit

And he gushed about his new girlfriend who’s moving in

and smart she is for 22

 

Chorus

Oh I hate to admit I may have waited a bit too long

For him to come around

Oh I’m sorry to say as I was walking away

Damn, he looks happy

 

It’s not like I expected to find a shattered man

So I try to hide the hurt inside the best I can

But a couple more years of misery he’d suffer enough

and come back to me wasn’t that the plan?

 

Chorus

 

He wished me the best without a hint of regret

but that’s not what got to me

He looked like he looked when we were in love

and that’s the last thing I wanted to see

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Here (in what was)      ©Nicole Gordon

 

I pay the rent

And I walk the dog

Grocery shop, still buy enough for two

Half expecting you

 

CHORUS

To be, Here In what was

 

I make the bed

Sleep on my side

Watch basketball, the old games you taped

Wear both our rings

 

So I’m wondering if I had a talk with God

We could strike a deal in return for all this pain

Because time’s gone by and I still can’t move on

So could he bring you back or send me to the same place

 

CHORUS

To be, Here In what was

 

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