Kris Kehr & Stone Poets

by Kris Kehr

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Kris Kehr's follow-up to 'Long, Long Year', this time with his band Stone Poets on-board for every track. Recorded in the hills of Central Pennsylvania and Woobie Cat Productions' first project.

This is the 10th Anniversary edition with an extra track for free, CDs are out-of-print.

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released May 31, 2001

Kris Kehr/6 & 12 String acoustic guitars, harp, mandolin & vocals
Rev. James Harton/various keyboards
Dr. Dave Mudgett/pedal-steel & electric guitar
JK/bass
Jack Wilkinson/drums & percussion
Kelly Countermine/additional vocals

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Kris Kehr Reading, Pennsylvania

Kris Kehr is a multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter from the Berks County area of Pennsylvania and head of his own Woobie Cat Records. He produces or co-produces albums of his own material in the Roots/Americana music formats, as well as a regular music blog called Black Mountain Underground for Woobie Cat Productions. ... more

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Track Name: Movin' On
up in the morning and hit the road
sun is rising in my rear window
and I feel the wind as I drive
I’m just moving on

out on the highway - under the sun
open spaces and room to run
I ain’t breaking free from what I’ve done
I’m just moving on

oh Miriam I think the world of you
but time is slipping and I don’t know what to do

why I’m leaving, I just have to go
and where I’m going I just don’t know
ain’t no answers to make it right
I’m just moving on

almost holy, this piece of ground
stretching straight out to the next town
I don’t expect to be staying here long
I’m just movin on

oh, take me to that place I want to be
I’ll keep searching ‘til I set these feelings free

so now I’m driving down this road
sun is setting in my window
and I’m making sense of what I know
I’m still moving on
Track Name: Lucky Thirteen
once you put it down can you really let it go
twice is not enough and you really should have known
three times is such a charm but such a long, long road
fourth time you’ve gone too far and there’s no way getting home

five women working hard, they’ve got seeds to sew
six men looking on, taking in the show
seven mountains standing tall, they’ve seen it all before
eight miles high and getting higher-this train is rolling slow

chorus-
round and round and round we go
where it stops, nobody knows
and when we reach the end
get back on and ride it again

bridge/break…

nine months waiting ‘round standing by the phone
ten cents no questions asked, no information known
eleven tucked away and now you’re all alone
twelve times out of gas and how the weeds have grown

chorus-
Track Name: A Cruel Setting
i often ask myself
if it was me or you it’s anyone’s guess
it was a good promise that was never kept
and borrowed time won’t pay that debt

chorus-
and it’s a cruel setting across this place
it’s a cold feeling upon my face
i saw it all in a moment’s grace
and it’s a cruel setting across this place

i feel alot when it comes to this
this everything and instant bliss
and when i find it running low
any other time i wouldn’t know
repeat chorus-
bridge-
i’m hoping and praying and i don’t even believe
i’m wondering who’s whispering these things to me
i can’t even believe that it’s real

never more and then again
it’s time wasted and money spent
and in the end you’ll find, my friend
time passing was all it meant
repeat chorus-
Track Name: Jig's Jig
a structured instrumental jam, live-in-the-studio...
Track Name: Who You Are
come on little baby, i got something for you
and now i’m gonna tell you what i’m bound to do

chorus-
i wanna thank you
i wanna thank you for who you are
you might think you’re a bright shining star
but i know who you are

i climb up on the mountain and what do i see
a bunch of wise men looking down their noses at me

repeat chorus

bridge-
i know you since the day you were born
i remember you in the mirror
i remember you on the floor
but i can’t keep track of these faces you put on
tell me before i leave so i know who to call

well i went down to the grocery
just to get me some bread
you started playing dominoes
and messing with my head

chorus-lead
bridge-

i believe when i sense trouble
there’s something going wrong
but trouble comes so naturally
i believe i’ll carry on
chorus-
Track Name: Waiting On You
down the hallway, down the stairs
down the street with all the other people there
off in the distance, i can almost see your face
walking all alone in some god forsaken place

and i’m waiting on you, waiting on you
to see this through

hold my hand, hold my heart
hold my head and please don’t let it fly apart
pick up the pieces and pack them away
i smell the thunder of another rainy day

musical bridge-
organ solo w/out chorus>
i shoudn’t worry, i shouldn’t be so mean
but why did you hurry to get so far away from me
burning flames, turning hearts
when did we think we’d ever get a chance to start

chorus-
bridge-
i know time flies
i sit here and watch it fly by
and wonder why i’m still waiting for you to try
guitar solo
in a hurry with no where to go
and then i realize that i’ve seen this place before
questions answered if not for me
all this weight has got me buckling at the knees
Track Name: Talkin' At Me
I know you want to sail the seven seas
I don’t know how much I can take
You know I try to see things as they are
I wouldn’t want it any other way

I feel the wind and see the northern lights
Rise up above your pretty head
You say I’ll never get that story right
But I know exactly what you said

“See the pretty people when you just walk down the street
Do you think they’re looking at me?”
I could travel to the four corners of the world
And never miss a word you speak
You’re always talking at me

I hear you knockin’ but there’s no one at home
I’m still pretending I’m asleep
I’ve had my lion share of trouble, you know
And I ain’t got time to sail the sea

But I can comfort you until you come around
Time don’t mean a thing to me
What keeps me wondering is why you come around
When you know what it does to me
This always talking at me

Well, my advice is take it anyway you can
Watch your back and use your feet
Don’t forget to notice where you put it down
And try not to shit where you eat

You could spend a lifetime looking ‘round for mars. right
But she could be here with me
Or you could start listening to what’s in between the lines
And finally get a good night’s sleep
And just stop talking at me
Track Name: Mountain Top Blues
I’m going up on the mountain to get my ashes hauled
I’m going up on the mountain to get my ashes hauled
Take me down to the valley to let that river flow

Riding out on the highway - i can’t even see my home
Riding out on the highway - i can’t even see my home
Take me down to the valley and let that river flow

Looking up there towards heaven
Somebody gonna save my soul?
Looking up there towards heaven
Somebody gonna save my soul?
Take me down to the valley and let that river flow

Lay me down in the tall grass to lighten up my load
Lay me down in the tall grass to lighten up my load
Take me down to the valley and let that river flow

I’ve got time on my hands and things are moving slow
I’ve got time on my hands and things are moving slow
Take me down to the valley and let that river flow

I’ve been working real hard and I can’t work any more
I’ve been working real hard and I can’t work any more
Take me down to the valley and let that river flow

Peace is at hand - it’s a long row that i’ve hoed
Peace is at hand - it’s a long row that i’ve hoed
Take me down to the valley and let that river flow
Track Name: Losing You
Catch a tear drop as it’s falling
Make a wish and pray for rain
I can’t hear your voice a callin’
Could it be that you forgot my name

Well November brought me promise
But December brought me rain
And I’m pacing my apartment
Waiting for the phone to ring

Am I losing you?
Am I losing you?
Am I losing you, losing you again

All them dingy basement mornings
And sunny trips along the way
I should’ve took your hand that evening
I should’ve walked with you that way

Now I’m losing you
Now I’m losing you
Now I’m losing you, Losing you again

I know all can’t be forgiven
And I can’t wish my fears away
Hope for nothing and you get
Hope for too much you get rain

And I’m losing you
And I’m losing you
And I’m losing you, Losing you again
Track Name: Gone Are Those Days (outtake/live in-studio)
Drifting and dreaming and traveling the road
There is no tomorrow, nor memory of home
Taking the chances, fearless and free
Gone are those days I used to see

I had a lover by Westminster way
She had other lovers but still wanted me
I had no other and she had to be free
Gone are those days we used to be

We got lost in the desert and stranded up high
Gone are those days we used to ride

Now I try to keep balance and walk that fine line
Between tomorrow and what I left behind
I’m not always happy with where I’m at
Gone are those days, I’m getting used to that
Gone are those days, I’m getting used to that
Gone are those days