Shadows

by Jeremy Squires

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1.
Sending arrows straight Balance targets on my head Solitary space For you I would change To ride the worlds beside you Here in all my time Bearing on my shoulders Carry you tonight How could I explain... When explanations die In all that I have been There is more inside I stood alone there waiting I saw your tail lights fade Burn out like the stars But here I remain
2.
03:32
When I was seventeen I got the call that my father had died Then I went to my bedroom and cried on the floor beside the TV And I thought and I thought about when I was a kid Then I thought about what my father did and what he didn't do As I sunk like a stone in that hum I was raised by my grandma you know... It was weird sometimes She had a hard life with my mom (she's a published writer you know...) Had a book of poetry that she wrote When I was young I heard about it Now my sister she's sick with her pills and anxiety shit My mom passed down to her kids When I was young I laughed about it Now I see through this curse placed upon my family and the truth about a matter of time (We don't talk) I'm thirty-three and lost
3.
03:45
Smoke escapes your birthday cake A candle blown and a wish you made Someone should tell you it won't come true When you have a selfish heart Halloween when we were kids Playing in the woods, covering my lips when breath escaped your mouth We're strangers now and all that faded away All that faded away December left dust on frosty leaves To cover my world just like a dream December left dust on frosty leaves White covered your eyes just like a veil Dangling lights, no wedding bells You loved that dress like I hate myself My little dove that flew away to soon You told them lies when we were kids we shuffled through the leaves and all them days Someone should tell you... It's sad but true All that faded away December left dust on frosty leaves To cover my world just like a dream December left dust on frosty leaves White covered your eyes just like a veil
4.
Dear, I'm a puppet a marionette dancing for you Pull on the strands of my heart strings Watch me move around Where we waltzed through the infinite sounds, where we held on Did you breathe at all? Dear, Did we drown in the dark last night? Tell me no lies Did we fall through the cracks of sky into the light... Did I watch you illuminate with these eyes? Did you see it all...
5.
03:00
The pearly, pearly gates where there ain't no hope for me the Lord cast me down into the fiery lake through the Pentecostal flames in the sky behold my name the words written in the smoke from effigies Burn Near the Devil's woods I played where them voices called my name snakes slithered in the grass beneath my feet by the riverside I wait for the holy man to leave ain't no water's gonna wash away my sins Burn I lay down with my demons now from wince they came I always give out I lay down with my demons now and I'm afraid I always give out
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02:48
Open (the poem) the things you find when you leave the windows open a moth that chose to spread its wings to die i didn't know how to touch it still convinced it was about to go somewhere i forget there are so many ways in to where i live the air doesn't seem to move in the daytime but like ghosts i can trust the leaves and moths to find all of the shimmering portals. - anna-lynne williams
7.
There's an old painting of Jesus on the wall and a tapestry that hangs by a cross that weighs heavy on my shoulders now and then I get caught up with (why the things we love they never last) You can calculate the changes that in time it just doesn't add up when the world won't wait we just leave it behind when life goes by too fast There's a picture of my daughter on her shelf and a porcelain doll that sings to herself a song I've heard her sing a thousand times a million memories ago (I hope you're happy now) You can calculate the changes that in time it just doesn't add up when the world won't wait we just leave it behind when life goes by too fast You can calculate the changes that in time it just doesn't add up
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02:44
Once you stood beneath a noisy light Now it's quiet And the silence gets to you sometimes It was summer in the yard Catching lightning bugs in jars And the reflection of them in your daughters eyes You were saving up to leave All the factory lines and magnolia trees It was morning in your eyes when you said goodnight To the colors and the contrast of the sheets Once we stood beneath that lonely pine And talked about things It was January beneath an evening sky It was Winter in your eyes And a reflection of the night How the stars did circle around you like a dream You were saving up to leave To trade a pattern for an all new imagery It was something in your eyes when you said goodbye To the colors and the contrast in your life
9.
Fall's burning those embers drifting off you ain't but a fire on my lazy day Through the wildwood and brambles to a city of ghosts down where nobody lives anymore this old house is in shambles, it'll rattle your bones when it won't, it won't matter no more November's warm glow kerosene shivers through my shadow in my dreams Through the window that shattered when glass turned to laughter where nobody hears anymore there the old ghosts wreak havoc, it'll rattle your bones when it won't, it won't matter no more It won't matter no more

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© ℗ 2016 Jeremy Squires

Digital download of “Shadows” includes a bonus video of “Carry You”.

New Bern, North Carolina native and haunting folk troubadour Jeremy Squires engages listeners with his uniquely dark and beautifully vulnerable songs. On February 19, 2016 Shaker Steps Records (Lexington, KY) releases Jeremy’s 3rd full length album Shadows. The album represents a continued brutally honest meditation on confusion, heartache, and loss. Candid melancholy masterpieces like “Carry You,” “Hourglass,” and “Your Love” leave listeners speechless. Enjoy Shadows with a side of quiet contemplation.

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released February 19, 2016

Jeremy Squires: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Synth, Mandolin

Anna-Lynne Williams (Lotte Kestner): Vocals on tracks 4, 7 and 9

Music and lyrics by Jeremy Squires

"Open" poem by Anna-Lynne Williams

Produced by Jeremy Squires

Mastered by Chris Harris at Hook Echo Sound

Album Art by Barney Bodoano: www.barneybodoano.com

Released by Shaker Steps: www.shakersteps.com

"Imbued with ghosts and memories, Shadows delves deeper into Squires’ brand of mountain folk." - Pop Matters

"It’s a record borne out of legitimate heartbreak, the end of a marriage and the death of a loved one, a brave and honest attempt to deal with big life-changing events. The beauty of it is that the finished work is not just healing and revelatory for the artist. It can help us too. All of us." - Wake the Deaf

"Singing in hushed whispers, North Carolina’s Jeremy Squires is careful not to disturb the ghosts occupying his latest album, Shadows. Maintaining a detached repose, Squires weaves tales of heartbreak and death on songs such as “Carry You” and “Hourglass,” with its hereditary domino effect.

An autumnal album, Shadows is largely unadorned, Squires and an acoustic guitar doing the heavy lifting as on “Open,” a song adapted from a poem by Anna-Lynne Williams (Lotte Kestner). Accented by synth touches on “Your Love” and piano and “Glisten,” Williams adds vocals to the latter, as well as “After All” with is welcomed damnation and album closer, “Woven,” perhaps Squires’ finest musical moment to date."- Bucket Full of Nails


"While Americana music is littered with melancholy tales of drinking, loss, and broken romance, Squires delivers raw, concise lyrics – ungarnished by flowery rhetoric that candidly spell out tragedy. Squires relates sadness in a way that listeners can relate too." - No Depression


"Shadows is fragile, dark and beautiful folk album that isn’t afraid to deal with difficult personal issues." - One Chord To Another

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"New Bern, North Carolina native Jeremy Squires is a singer-songwriter best known for his haunting melodies and evocative lyrics."

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