Barefoot In the Head

July 21, 2017

Barefoot In the Head
Behold The Seer

There's A Man In A Black Hat
Earnings On A Smiling Skull
Talking To A Ballerina
In Silk Threads With A Broken Nose
I Overheard Your Conversation
And Your Theme Indeed Be Strange
To Avoid Further Complications
I Suggest You Go Your Separate Ways

Well They Never See It Coming
Like The Train Run Out Of Track
If You Want To
Keep Your Engine Humming
Keep Your Eyes Wide Ahead
& Don't Look Back

There's Still Lessons In These Blues
We're Still Free To Choose
So Put On Your Dancing Shoes
& Come On We've Got Nothing To Lose
It's Only Space & Time
Big City Girls Pick Your Pockets Clean
The Good Times Done Past Us By
If A Man Ain't What He Seems
Well Maybe That Mans A Spy

Well They Never See It Coming
Like The Train Run Out Of Track
If You Want To Keep Your Engine Humming
Keep Your Eyes Wide Ahead & Don't Look Back

There's Still Lessons In These Blues
We're Still Free To Choose
So Put On Your Dancing Shoes
And…

There's Still Lessons In These Blues
We're Still Free To Choose
So Put On Your Dancing Shoes
‘Cuz You Know What To Do

She Shares My Blanket

Barefoot Through The Crocus
Among The Dreaming Trees
The Moonstone Girl Brings Her Flower To Me
Now Ice Clings To The Banks
Where Her Crystal Waters Flow
I Can Stay All Winter But By
Spring I've Got To Go

She Combs Her Hair In A High Backed Chair
The Room Lit By A Fire
I Stumble In With An Autumn Wind
My Heart Beating Wild With Desire
And It Burns All Night
Oh Close Enough To See
The Fire Dance In Your Eyes
Oh Close Enough To Know
I Always Want To Be Inside
Oh So Come Her Baby
And Lay Down By My Side

I'm A Lazy Day , Woodsmoke & Marmalade
Let's Watch The Parade
As It All Fades Into The Rain

I Stumble In With A Winters Wind
My Heart Beating Wild With Desire
And It Burns All Night Oh Close Enough
To See The Fire Dance In Your Eyes
Oh Close Enough To Know
I Always Want To Be Inside
Oh So Come Here Baby
And Lay Down By My Side

She's My Rainy Day Lover
I'm Her Cold December Man
And Every Time We Go To Town
She Holds My Hand
Now Ice Has Stilled The River
And The Bear Has Gone To Bed
She Shares My Blanket
Let's Me Sleep In Her Head

Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks

Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks
With Words Delicate & Unique
For The Vanquished
He Says The Card You Seek Is The Thief
But The Hanged Man Just Might Bring Relief To Your Confusion
Among The Sleepers I Am
Floating In My Dream

The Man That's Laughing Drove The Nail
He Whipped His Horse & Built The Jail
Wants No Forgiveness
A Collection Of Dark And Loveless Things
Along With Rain He Will Bring Sorrow
Lost In Abandon I Am Living In My Dream

Spare The Swallow Break The Rod
Cross The Water When The Ice Is Hard
You've Sung Your Song Now
Wait For The Applause

Tell Everybody Up The Line
The Pale Thighed Wallflower
Is A Friend Of My So Give Passage

Let No Man Burden With The Devils Schemes We Learn To Live With Poisonous Things Among Us
So Sings The Night Bird When He's
Lost In His Dream

Spare The Swallow Break The Rod
Cross The Water When The Ice Is Hard
You've Sung Your Song Now
Wait For The Applause

Spare The Swallow Break The Rod
Cross The Water When The Ice Is Hard
You've Sung Your Song Now
Wait For The Applause

Blonde Light of Day

On Through To Travel Into The Uppermost
Tapestries Unravel Diamonds Turn To Dust
In Your Golden Hour
In The Blonde Light Of Day
When Love Asks The Question,
What Will You Say?
Is That Anyway To Behave?
After Having Come All This Way

In Your Time
Give & You Will Receive
In Your Time
Can You Feel What You Believe?
In Your Time
You Must Look Deeper In Order To See
And Further To Truly Be

The Red Lights Look Smoky
Thru A Scarlet Veil
The Last Kiss So Tragic A Sorted Sad Affair
And You Know I Done Really Care
It's Just I Knew Some Of The People There

In Your Time
Give & You Will Receive
In Your Time
Can You Feel What You Believe?
In Your Time
You Must Look Deeper In Order To See
And Further To Truly Be
The Earth, The Sky, The Sea
The Cosmos, You And Me

In Your Time
Give & You Will Receive
In Your Time
Can You Feel What You Believe?
In Your Time
You Must Look Deeper In Order To See
In Your Time
And Further To Truly Be
The Earth, The Sky, The Sea
The Cosmos, You And Me

Dog Eat Sun

The Saffron Dries The Cock Does Crow
Roots Of The Ancient Trees Still Grow
Be Warned Of What The Madman Knows
The Dragons Truth Is Fire
Years Like Thorns & Years Like Glass
Some Crawl Slow & Some Fly Fast
Wonder Will You Be The Last
To Watch The Dog Eat The Sun

Universal One
White Light New Sun
The Change Has Now Begun
Know Love Forever

Conjurer Of Miraculous Means
Master Of The In Between
Nothing Is What It Seems
Can You Tell Me What You Know?
Douse Your Flame & Drop Your Pen
The Time Has Come To Let Them In
Say Farewell To Your Earthbound Friends & Smile

Blue Star Woman

Blue star woman snow country child
Nightshade secrets chemistry smile
Close your bright eyes and sleep a while
Dream me a garden enchanted and wild
For coin for country of pearls of swine
Your summer of potions really messed up your mind
A mad dog is howling at the end of your line
If your temp is dragging then double your time
At the top of the stairs both hands on your hips
Cold is the flower that hangs from her lips
My head and my hand nailed to the front door
While the postman and the neighbor clap their hands and yell “more”

The kitchen was clean but the bed was a mess
The sheets they were dry but the pillow was wet
She tried to blame it on one of her pets
I said do you have a cat she said “why no not yet”
And wouldn’t you bet when out from under her dress

A few more words before I rest
This is no riddle this is no test
Hate is the worst love is the best
So put that old time piece back in your vest

High Is Not The Top

Gifts Of The Valley , Gifts Of The Sea
Get On Brother You Can Ride For Free
Your Night Sky Fever Has Come On Strong
& There's A Whole Lot Of Dark Before We Gonna See The Dawn

7 Days 7 Nights In The Wild Wild Wood
Where The Sun Don't Shine & The Waters No Good
7 Days 7 Nights Of Unsettling Dreams
Of A Fire Fueled By Thorns & Unclean Things

Keep Your Cool & Show A Little Cunning
& Out Of This Fire You Will Walk
Sweet Your Sour With A Little Honey
Sometimes High Is Not The Top

To All You Strangers Unknown To Me
If You Don't Want Trouble Then Let Trouble Be
If You Don't Know Heartache Then You Don't Know Love
& You Won't Know The Sound Of My Cooing Dove

If You Had A Heart To Break

To A Broken Man You Gave Assistance
Only To Take While The Patient Was In Pain
Love As Cruel Ambition Is Like A Three Legged Dog Left Out Shivering In The Rain

If You Had A Heart To Break
I Might Find A Tear To Cry
Too Easy To Call It A Mistake
Too Hard To Know It Was A Lie

In My Moment Of Need
The Hour Glass Ran Empty
And I Found Time As Hard As Stone
You Were Somewhere Else
With Someone Different
Same Cold Eyes In Brand New Clothes

Buttons Baubles & String
And All That Charity Brings
Pretty Thing Pretty Thing Petty Little Thing

You Have Held The Whip & You've Held Ransom
In Front Of The Idol You Have Defamed
The Last Time I Saw You, You Called Me Handsome
Now I Know You Just Couldn't Remember My Name

Glow

Wicked Be Wicked And Red Be A Rose
Love Like A Rabbit Will Run
I Do My Dreaming Roaming The Roads
Of Jewels That Shine In The Sun
Of Jewels That Shine In The Sun

Words Uttered By Witches
High Tea With Low Thieves
In A House Full Of Smoke And Dead Leaves
She Swept Out The Spiders How Do You Please
And Buttered The Toast For My Tea
And Buttered The Toast For My Tea

Love Come To Me
Soft & Slow
Though I'm Far Away
I Can Feel You Glow
I Can Feel You Glow

Keen Eyed Keeper Of Sights Unseen
Stares With Awe And Delight
For Is The Beauty Of The Song She Sings
As To Send The White Bird To Flight
As To Send The White Bird To Flight

Good To Know

If You Really Want It You Can Go And Get It
You Can Make It What You Want To
If You Need To Be It Go Ahead And Seize It
The Day Is Yours
If You Need To Sing It Come On Out And Bring It
The Stage Is Yours
Keep It In The Pocket And Remember To Unlock It
When The Moment Comes, And It Will Come

The Easiest Ride Is The One That Glides
All The Way
Higher Than Heights And The Bliss In Our Eyes
When You Feel That Way
Let It All Go Find Your Flow
No Matter What They Say
We'll Have No More Tears
Let Illusion & Fear Fade Away

Everything Has Its Place
Isn't It Good To Know
Isn't It Good To Know
That We Can Cry Just Because
The Sun Is Shining

Now There Is A Longing
A Wondering And A Pondering
Of What It Really Means
No Logic In Conclusion
Or Backroom Solutions To This Mystery
Knowledge Has Been Hidden
Removed And Forbidden For History
For Those In The Know This Has Always Been So
Yet We Still Believe

Everything Has Its Place
Isn't It Good To Know
Isn't It Good To Know
That We Can Cry Just Because
The Sun Is Shining

Everything Has Its Place
Isn't It Good To Know
Isn't It Good To Know
Isn't It Good To Know

“I used to say what we do is ‘hippie baroque,'” says Chris Robinson about the music he makes with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood – a stew of rock, blues, country, funk and soul sounds topped with a healthy smattering of spacey psychedelia and wrapped in a jam-band aesthetic. “Because we want something that’s expressive and sensual and beautiful. It’s like a garment that feels really comfortable, but it has all these, like, magic symbols on it.” He pauses. “That maybe other people can’t even see …”

These days that magic-symbol-adorned garment, as it were, is getting plenty of wear. Since the Black Crowes played their final show in 2013 (they split for good, under acrimonious circumstances, in 2015), Robinson and his band, which includes guitarist Neal Casal, latter-day Crowes keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Jeff Hill and drummer Tony Leone, have been operating in overdrive, averaging upwards of 100 live dates a year and releasing two new CRB studio efforts – Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel and the EP If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now – in 2016 alone. They’ve just finished up another full-length, their fifth, titled Barefoot in the Head, due July 21st via Silver Arrow Records. Today, Rolling Stone is premiering the video for the album’s leadoff track, “Behold the Seer,” a jaunty funk & roll number accented by Casal’s quicksilver guitar licks and MacDougall’s burbling electric piano work. Robinson’s words, meanwhile, offer up something of a musical, if not a lifestyle, mantra: “If you want to keep your engine humming,” he intones, “keep your eyes wide ahead and don’t look back.”

– Rolling Stone

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