Headwater Songs

by Devin James Fry

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This is a pre-Name Sayers solo effort by Devin James Fry.

released 16 December 2013
by People In A Position To Know Vinyl Recordings
visit www.piaptk.com to purchase a limited edition cassette tape
hand designed by Katie Rose Pipkin and Eva Claycomb

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released December 16, 2013

all songs by Devin James Fry

Devin James Fry (guitar, vocals)
Clayton Lillard (drums)
Garrett Hellman (guitar on tracks 1, 3, and 8)
Daniel Jesse Pruitt (harmony on tracks 1 and 9)

Recorded at the Black Castle in Austin, TX.
Recorded by Garrett Hellman, Clayton Lillard, and Devin James Fry
Mixed by Devin James Fry

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Track Name: After The Royal Gorge Fire
There is blood in my canyon
O it hums red in my ears
My mother is there
My father is there
My brother’s away and so am I
My mama won’t sleep
She and my father ain’t wondering
What they would keep
Cause they know

We depend on love to live
And we’ll depend on it to die
And come blooming again
After the Royal Gorge Fire

Eric Smith crossed over the bridge
There he is, holding the line at the ridge
And he knows
His mama won’t sleep
She and his father ain’t wondering
What they would keep
Cause they know

We depend on love to live
And we’ll depend on it to die
And come blooming again
After the Royal Gorge Fire
Track Name: Bloodstone (I'm Not Afraid To Die)
You can’t straighten out my curls
You won’t make me do your death dance
When you get home you won’t find my head
In the jars that you’ve collected

I’m not afraid to die

It’s been raining fire down my canon
Flooded, blackened out the sky
When I go home I will find my friends
On the bloodstone, dripping dry

I’m not afraid to die

You can’t straighten out my curls
You won’t make me do your death dance
When you get home you won’t find my head
In the ashes you’ve collected
Track Name: Real Fire
Have you ever played with real fire?
Have you ever loved another
‘Til you quit being such a good liar?
Have you ever played with real fire?

There’s always a new night
Always new fireflies
Always an old hurt to burn
And a new way to find to get high
But if you run
The first time that your blood runs
You’ve got to live with yourself
Scattering ashes with no one

There’s always a camera to flash
Always a spark in your clothes that could catch
Always smoke you could swallow
That swallows you back
Along with your promises
But if you run
The first time that your blood runs
You still got to live with yourself
Scattering ashes with no one
Track Name: New Moon
We look red on the outside
Green as the dog in the moon on the inside
All the colors of the huipil
All the calls of the whippoorwill in the wheatfields
Let’s go inside and be very very quiet
And do things just the way we think we should
New moon

We look red in the lamplight
Green as the dog big and joyful
Humming red at my feet
The color of sheet steel
Green as my own dog in the room growing teeth
Let’s go outside and be very very loud
The only way we know how
New moon

We look red on the outside
Green as the dog in the moon on the inside
All the colors of the huipil
All the calls of the whippoorwill in the wheatfields
Let’s go inside and be very very loud
The only only way that we really really know really how
White teeth, black room
New moon
Track Name: Girasol
Girasol, round & round & round
Track Name: Headwaters (Song for Gatherer)
Let’s burn the midnight Palo Santo wood
Do more than we thought we could
In this canyon just one year ago
Let’s come down from the hills
Let’s come for one reason
When she’s done gathering
We’re all gonna be one

She has put her arms around me
Now I sing my master’s song
It’s the great headwaters’ only music
All of us just sing along

Let’s sing
Like runoff
Like river down hill
The headwaters of the Arkansas
Got so much running still
Let us gather on each other
Making blood our business
Love our business
Come sing if you wanna,
What’s it matter
Whose song is this

Oh how the blood runs from a wounded heart
Cracked honey from a perfect jar
Red deer from a wildfire
Water to water to water
Track Name: Skate
There’s no saving yourself
No walking the line
No taking your blood back off of the knife
No circling round
No keeping a thing
It’s just where did you come from
And what will you sing?

Sandstone surround me
O you hum red in my hand
And you always have

It’s a spark on the water
A one-way skate
Next May we can fly over
The blossom parade
There’s nothing to blame
It’s already burned
And it’s already growing
Don’t give it a name

Sandstone surround me
O you hum red in my hand
And you always have

Four legs in the river
Laura, forgetting is easy
Regrowing is easy