Earthside Down

by Robert Deeble

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    • Earthside Down (cd)

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    • Bad Time For Love 7" (vinyl & download)

    • Boots of Spanish Leather 7" (vinyl & download)

    • Veni Emmanuel (download)

    • Me I'm from LA Where Nothing is Sacred EP (download).

    • The Motorcycle EP (download).

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Produced by Stephen Hodges & Anthony Arvizu

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released January 1, 1999

Robert Deeble: Guitars/Vocals
Anthony Arvizu: Drums
Stephen Hodges: Percussion
with Lili De La Mora: Backing Vocals , Mario Barmosca: Double Bass, Tony Green, Dave Stone: Double Bass, Greg Coates: Electric Bass, Bill Burgess: Ambient Loops, Chris Hanlin: Guitar & Tamboura, Melissa Hasin, Steve Velez: Cello, Sarah Bashir: Flamenco Dancing, Additional Vocals by Mandy Troxel & Madelyn Mendoza, Phillip Lee: Flamenco Guitar, Engineered by Ken Negrete on a 24-Tk German Studer, Mastered by John Golden.

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Robert Deeble Seattle, Washington

"Beautiful music for the sake of beautiful music" Seattle Weekly


"Deeble's authentic lyrics, along with stunning instrumental arrangements, make this album one of his strongest"
Performer Mag


"Few of his albums are more intimately honest than Heart like Feathers..." Stereo Inversion


"I'm not sure I'd want to start rowing toward a deserted island without it." BLURT (9 out of 10 Stars)
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Track Name: Thread
you left a cup of conversation half empty,
your saucer stained the porcelain cold,
but your thoughts they still warm me
because I wont let them go.

dream dear friend.
faith in hope knows no end.
surpass the canvass sky with your thoughts outstretched.
imagination windows truth,
across the blue your soul confides
in the fundamental thread
of God and humankind

there is a river that runs past the kitchen door
your lover tends the soil with a light in her hair
and you and your chair
watching the billowing clouds

soar dear friend.
faith in hope knows no end.
surpass the canvass sky with your thoughts outstretched. imagination windows truth,
across the blue your soul confides
in the fundamental thread
of God and humankind

jump in the river,
jump in the river my friend,
jump in the river wash away your sins.

(music and lyrics p&© Robert Deeble)
Track Name: Earthside Down
blame it on the satellites
damn the rocket ships
you shot em way too high
like little graven images

if you draw me into light
with all the clamor of your kiss
it leave me downward spiraling
with all my fears and fragile moments

it's never what you want
i’m always earthside down
it brings you down…

you crave convention in a sound bite
never mind the prophets at your door
you want a motorcycle ride

it's never what you want
i’m always earthside down
it brings you down…

(music and lyrics p&© Robert Deeble)
Track Name: Open Air
in the open air
i’ll take you
elate you there
its just like heaven

night of blackened blues
hues that luster
in magnitude
share

its just like heaven

all the forest sings
sings its songs
flowers focus
sing along
its just like heaven

music: Robert Deeble,
lyrics: Layne Schroede,
p&© Robert Deeble
Track Name: Two Statues
you and i
exchanging glances
finding the right words to say
sometimes i
don't know what your thinking
the two of us lost in the haze

how can i tell you
two statues are sleeping
counting the days
holding their hearts
longing to breathe

here we go
emotionally sterile
fighting the time that leaves
she says i don't know if you are real
touch me i feel like its a dream

how can i tell you
two statues are sleeping
counting the days
holding their hearts
longing to breathe

somewhere
between coffee and the freeway
we said good morning goodbye
all we have, carefully hidden
beneath overcast skies

how can i tell you
two statues are sleeping
counting the days
holding their hearts longing to breath

two lives remain still
between a bookmark
waiting to unfold in the soft, soft, light

music and lyrics p&© Robert Deeble
Track Name: Junkyard
Under thick walls of skin
and all its allure
you betrayed yourself
in an unguarded moment

Now we are lost
searching the ground
for something
A life within loss
like words
without sound

Blessed are the poor,
the mourners, the meek
all of us whores
losers and freaks

Junkyard
beautifully still
All of your life, love, hopes, dreams, thrills
forever sleep there beneath
a cruel indifference

music and lyrics p&© robert deeble
Track Name: Anastasis
Cut
me to the quick
I am frozen
a vine once tender
now a tree in winter time

She
looks through a window here
like a child at play
she wipes the frost from the pane (pain).

And I
am awake
to life and love and beautiful things
And I don’t why
I hurt you
I don’t why I treat you like there’s nothing wrong

Love
once spoke here before
the stoic
In poetry
you held my hope from fear

And she
dances with tambourines
like Israel
awakening from the longest dream

And I
am awake
to life and love and beautiful things
And I don’t why
I hurt you
I don’t why I treat you like there’s nothing wrong

music and lyrics p&© robert deeble
Track Name: Peter and the Lion
Warm is your breath. mysterious
all my faith and fear beneath your silent shroud
you draw me near ... like a child

Voice undistinguished between — joy and sorrow
the warmth of love. you call my name
in the strongholds of peace
break me to tears before the kindest maker
Track Name: You Don't Know Me Now
she's leaning my direction, spilling stories killing jokes. cigarettes on the table... leaning closer blowing smoke,
she's a ship in dry dock, she's got no where to go and she don't know me now.

she's got herself up in a fix, she's got her timing down just right, she's a conversationalist on an international flight.
throwing punches stealing cars, never sure of who you are. you're million miles an hour wrong way on the autobahn

a femme fatale in season, the huntress before the kill, soft curves and subtle motions; her body all reveals
well you'd like to tempt my mind but if you thought you had my will then you don't know me now.

in the distance is my muse, she's higher than the blue, higher than your booze.
she's a passion she's a flame, she's my family, she's my name and you don’t know me now.
Track Name: Lovers on Route to Somewhere
lovers on route to somewhere... she said. morning woke, rolling past your window.
steal rail sway, soft horn that wails... reminds me of my father and his love for the machine,
once gallant and proud, a dying breed of steam and steal. as lovers on route to somewhere.

darling look she cried, pointing out the window, a summer home with land outstretched, touching clear blue sky,
with cobblestones bridging streams... and the talking animals sing secrets from the city,
i woke this morning to a ring of gold, encircling my love as lovers on route to somewhere...
Track Name: Billboards
hey jesse how's new york? i've never been
the winters' get too cold, my body all too thin. is it still a folk town? like in the sixties...
bob dylan, greenwich village, carol king. now there's suzanne on the rooftops... listen to her sing.

choke the sun out of the sky, barbwire on a freeway sign,
here gas gets cheaper than water and love is thin with compromise.
i know a story about a garden long ago, then adam bought a gun,
eve ran the factory, poured acid in the stream, they had a couple of kids... one of em started a war.

were all on the same fragile brink, learned from the billboards not to smoke and how to drink.
hail my pepsi generation kill your televisions its the real thing baby, now you're sitting in the dark.
we were all just looking for some kind of revolution but we never found a space to park.
i thought i saw damien jurado on the cover of a romance novel...

tansy goes outside to play she's a garden girl
she lies backside in the dirt watching all the world, earth side down.
where's your brother? is he with your mom, there's your dad in his chair watching clouds..
Jesus is your friend when you stay a child