In the Light

by Bear Grass

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released May 7, 2011

Performers -
Katie Hammon - Vocals, Guitar, Aux Percussion
Frank Moscowitz - Keyboard, Bass Guitar (Select tracks)
Matthew Loiacono - Drums, Aux Percussion
Nick Matulis - Bass Guitar
Christina Corrado - Cello
Dan Pardee - Musical Saw

Mixing/Mastering - Katie Hammon

Artwork - Alex Muro and Katie Hammon
CD Case Assembly - Katie Hammon

Special Thanks to Mishelle Stapleton, Sal DeTillio, and Alex Muro for their help pressing buttons and turning knobs. Thank you to all my friends and family and teachers for their love and support. I love you all.

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Bear Grass Troy, New York

Bear Grass attracts listeners with the quirky songs of Katie Hammon. Her sultry pipes leave them devastated, but the band’s blend of folk, rock, and homespun trip-hop soothes their wounds. Drawing on influences like Laura Veirs and Wye Oak, the music is sometimes subtly dark, but always thoroughly captivating and melodic. ... more

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Track Name: Take Me
You put your hand on the small of my back
And my heart skipped a beat.
I had forgot that my mind didn’t speak
The language of someone loving me.

You placed your lips on each on of my lips
And I could not speak.
You looked at me as if loving could be
And I didn’t disagree.

You made your way up to heavenly gates
And asked my father to marry me.
You placed a ring on my pillow for sleeping
And you sang please take me.

You lay your head on my shoulder to rest
And we just lay complete.
We will grow older and we will grow wise
And you’ll still be there loving me.

You’ll place your wrinkles upon my cheek dimples.
And Eskimo kiss through the years.
I’ll never leave you, together we’ll get through
And nothing will stand in our way.

Cause I love you (x3)
Track Name: River
Hop on the tracks I’ll meet you at the river
When the train stops short in the dead of the winter
Look for the fawn she’s calling for her mother
And I’ll be down past the tree that’s fallen in the river.

I will marry you in the morning as the leaves fall from the trees
The dew will melt the sunshine from your skin that cries relief
The snow as white as gold will cover me from head to toe
And we will kiss to tangle the vows and make it so.

So hop on the tracks I’ll meet you at the river
And in the morning we will shed our shivers
Look for the girl with the light brown curls
Cause she’ll be looking for the guy who’s looking for the girl
I will marry you in the morning as the leaves fall from the trees
The dew will melt the sunshine from your skin that cries relief
The snow as white as gold will cover me from head to toe
And we will kiss to tangle the vows and make it so.

Hop on the tracks I’ll meet you at the river
In the morning we will shed our shivers
Look for the crowed they’re floating on the river
And they’ll pronounce me misses and you’ll be mister.

I will marry you in the morning as the leaves fall from the trees
The dew will melt the sunshine from your skin that cries relief
The snow as white as gold will cover me from head to toe
And we will kiss to tangle the vows and make it so.
Track Name: Girl
You were my first
I was your first
And we got married
In a winter church

She was a girl
He was a boy
And they made love
Like the winter stories

They made light
And they made love
And they made a girl
Sent from up above.

This girl grew strong
While her dad grew weak
But she did not know
That the voices speak

And he grew darker, darker, darker in her day
And the light grew thicker, thicker, thicker, in his way
And we grew farther, farther, farther in his state
And he grew darker, darker, darker, in his day.

You were my first
I was your first
And we got married
In a winter church

The voices formed
From within your brain
But I saw the light
As your smile grew faint.

And you grew darker, darker, darker in her day
And the light grew thicker, thicker, thicker, in your way
And we grew farther, farther, farther in your state
And you grew darker, darker, darker, in your day.
Track Name: Crashing
One step and you’ll get a heart attack of sound
Like the buzzards came around her and ate her hair to rest.

And you’ll be resting
While the waves are crashing
And you’ll be resting
While the waves are crashing

Sleeping quietly beneath the sheets you rose
To the window where the lights glow from pounding hearts below

And you’ll be resting
While the waves are crashing
And you’ll be resting
While the waves are crashing

Take light and break sight and open up your ears
Hear the sound of the white dove and the pounding of the years

Ahhh
Track Name: Dark
I heard the voices telling me
That the world grew still
His voice was yelling kill that man
He’s got the whole world in his hands
So I shot him down

The woman screamed, I heard her dreams
She was running quick
I turned her way, he said kill her today
So she fell to the ground
I shot her down

My daughter pulled my hand back slow
Erase those sounds
Erase that soul
And find the light
But his thoughts raced
My hands had made
Thousands of mistakes

I turned the gun, I shot the sun
And all hell fell
The trigger made, the shot to save
Them from his voice.
I shot him down
I shot me down

She grasped my hand
I felt her light
Her voice was sweet
Her voice it cried

Daddy it’s alright
Daddy it’s alright

In the dark grew night
I finally saw the light.
Track Name: Small Feet
You said with heart beats and small feet that I’d correct the rest
And with rings placed and children made that heart beats they would mend
But your body, it crumbled to dust beneath your feet
And your ashes were burning your body to release

And your daughter saw you shot them down
And your daughter saw you shot them down
And your daughter saw you shot them down
Along with yourself.

Your mind erased all the letters you learned when you were young
And forgot that the lovers would fix that which went wrong
The doctors they told you that you could beat the sounds
But they took you and lay you in the ground

And here I lay ‘neath the covers and dream that I am loved
With your arms wrapped so tightly they pulse my veins with blood
And your heart beats grow deeper as I wake to pounding sounds
Of your daughter she’s sobbing on the ground.

And your daughter saw you shot them down
And your daughter saw you shot them down
And your daughter saw you shot them down
Along with yourself.

You said with heart beats and small feet that I’d correct the rest
And with rings placed and children made that heart beats they would mend
But your body, it crumbled to dust beneath your feet
And your ashes were burning your body to release

And your daughter saw you shot them down
And your daughter saw you shot them down
And your daughter saw you shot them down
Along with yourself.
Track Name: Blues
My heart grew cold, with each break of day
The light grew dim, and I began to fade

I danced with you, in my dreams so sweet
Each night grew dark, and each day I grew weak.

I sang you songs as though you could hear
The blues they haunted me my dear.

I prayed to god, he’d take my soul
He said in time he’d make me whole

She saw me hurt, I saw her grow
She grew stronger still, as I grew weak and old

Her voice told me that love was real
That god could speak and that I would heal

She heard the lord, he called her name.
And when I grew sick, she told me light would save.

I looked to god, I fell asleep
I walked the heavens and he walked with me

He said my day had not come yet
But soon the night would set at last

And I grew warm as I woke still
I knew the nights no longer chilled
Track Name: Ship
I was only seventeen when the water fell
You whisked me away and in your arms I dwell
But you could never break the thoughts of going down
And like a ship we sunk and the dreams we had they drown.

You were floating away from me, like two ships on the sea
And in the autumn I would lay you down to sleep
And tell our child that light would guide you home
But I had trouble breathing on my own.

God took me far away
As the days they past and I could only break
I left her when she turned seventeen
With the hopes she’d never loose the man she’d meet.

I told her that the light would guide me home
And that God could save the soul and we’d be whole.
In his arms I’d crawl to fall asleep
And I’d be better off within my dreams

God took me far away
As the days they past and I could only break
I left her when she turned seventeen
With the hopes she’d never loose the man she’d meet.
And with hopes that she would never blame me.
Track Name: In the Light
When I was a little child my mother sang the blues
She opened up her evil eyes and sang the sweetest tunes.

Her lips grew dark and brazed the marks, and wine was always met
With shallow eyes that sleep at night and dream the sweetest dreams

To conceal the night, a widowed fright, with hopes to see the light

I will fight, to see the light (x2)

Mother said the world would med a broken heart to death
She lay still when lights grew clear and mother she left.

I will fight, to see the light. (x2)

Mother left with dreams of death, her dreams they did come true.
And in the light, she fought the fight and god took her soon.

I will fight, to see the light (x2)