saving graces

by tom eastland

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    Also Featuring:
    Ryan Weber, Sam Weber,
    Bridget Foley, Jay Nedeljkovic,
    Bakes, Curtis Driedger, Mike Pickett,
    Glen Caradus, Geoff MacDonald, Sian Wilson,
    Alexandra Eastland, Fiddlin' Jay Edmunds, Andrew Arnold,
    John Climenhage, and Washboard Hank

    tom eastland saving graces cd release august 2012

    I feel rich, and I believe that the best wealth is that expands when it is shared. I am having some serious fun, and I want to offer these savings to you too. If you like your folk music with an edge and some howling growl, and you like your rock music with depth and tenderness, then I trust you will love some of this music. The songs on this CD chart the distances between grief and joy; between an endangered meadow and the urban jungle; between a bullfrog on prozac and a cat in heat.

    I started 30 years ago as a poet with a guitar and questionable attention to musical details. I have now put in at least the urban legend requirement of 10,000 hours of work, and I am continually learning in music. I have performed hundreds of times at pubs, clubs and folk festivals across Canada and internationally, from Russia to Australia to Cuba. My songs have earned national airplay on Canada's CBC Radio, have charted on Canada's !earshot charts for community radio, and been included in PBS's primetime television show Roadtrip Nation.

    This is an ‘indie’ project in that I do not have any brand names tattooed to my forehead to support my musical habit; however this is truly a community effort, and greatly enriched by the contributions of some of my favourite people. I celebrate music as a vital way to transcend borders and build community.

    The first review from the Wire Megazine is on the streets:

    "Tom’s first foray into recording found him on the CKPT/Wire Homegrown Album back in 1989. He swooned the judges with his honest folksy appeal and delivery. Twenty years later Mr. Eastland has honed his craft to reflect the simpler virtues of music, the same virtues that made him likeable as a young naïve musician. Four years of ‘stewing the cauldron of songs’ has landed 12 songs and a ‘who’s who’ of Peterborough music elite. Find tasteful sessions from The Weber Bros., Bridget Foley, Curtis Driedger, Fiddlin’ Jay, and Wire Award winner Washboard Hank. Pickup ‘saving graces’, headed for a nomination next year." August 2012

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I feel rich, and I believe that the best wealth is that which expands when it is shared. I am having some serious fun, and I want to offer these savings to you too. If you like your folk music with an edge and some howling growl, and you like your rock music with depth and tenderness, then I trust you will love some of this music. The songs on this CD chart the distances between grief and joy; between an endangered meadow and the urban jungle; between a bullfrog on prozac and a cat in heat.

I started 30 years ago as a poet with a guitar and questionable attention to musical details. I have now put in at least the urban legend requirement of 10,000 hours of work, and I am continually learning in music. I have performed hundreds of times at pubs, clubs and folk festivals across Canada and internationally, from Russia to Australia to Cuba. My songs have earned national airplay on Canada's CBC Radio, have charted on Canada's !earshot charts for community radio, and been included in PBS's primetime television show Roadtrip Nation.

This is an ‘indie’ project in that I do not have any brand names tattooed to my forehead to support my musical habit; however this is truly a community effort, and greatly enriched by the contributions of some of my favourite people. I celebrate music as a vital way to transcend borders and build community.

The first review from the Wire Megazine is on the streets:

"Tom’s first foray into recording found him on the CKPT/Wire Homegrown Album back in 1989. He swooned the judges with his honest folksy appeal and delivery. Twenty years later Mr. Eastland has honed his craft to reflect the simpler virtues of music, the same virtues that made him likeable as a young naïve musician. Four years of ‘stewing the cauldron of songs’ has landed 12 songs and a ‘who’s who’ of Peterborough music elite. Find tasteful sessions from The Weber Bros., Bridget Foley, Curtis Driedger, Fiddlin’ Jay, and Wire Award winner Washboard Hank. Pickup ‘saving graces’, headed for a nomination next year." August 2012

Please note that the digital download does not yet include Willie P Bennett's 'Lace and Pretty Flowers', as i only secured mechanical rights for the CD. I am in process of obtaining rights for digital downloads, and will update when that is completed.

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released August 23, 2012

Also Featuring:
Ryan Weber, Sam Weber,
Bridget Foley, Jay Nedeljkovic,
Bakes, Curtis Driedger, Mike Pickett,
Glen Caradus, Geoff MacDonald, Sian Wilson,
Alexandra Eastland, Fiddlin' Jay Edmunds, Andrew Arnold,
John Climenhage, and Washboard Hank

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Track Name: i too may fly
I, I am a young bird
I, I come third.
You know, you still call me young blood
you come from the sun

The day will come, I too may fly
I hear you hail
The day will come, I too may fly.

Your body warm, you sheltered me from the rain
Your stomach empty, you soothed my hunger pain
I’ve grown older, my spirit is not yours to tame
No longer going to hang our heads in shame

The day is come, I too may fly
Here I hail
The day is come, I too may fly
Here I hail
The day is come, I too may fly
Yeah

Daddio, you cant see me now
Momma, I’m so high from home
You know, I know I am young blood and
We hail from this sun

The day is come, I too may fly
Here I hail
The day is come, I too may fly
Here we hail
The day is come, I too may fly
yeah
The day is come, I too may fly
yeah
Track Name: belladonna
Belladonna – Alexandra Eastland & Tom Eastland

Belladonna don’t you cry, you’ve been burned by blinding light
you shut your eyes in the nick of time.
Belladonna don’t you cry, there will be fear in the shade of the night
But you’ll be soothed by golden light, someday,
someday

Belladonna, Bella don’t you cry
Someday you’ll find you, you’ll feel alive

Hurricanes, roses, sunshine, thorns
These will all mean so much more, when your heart is not so torn,
someday
Belladonna don’t you cry, could all come clear in the twinkle of an eye
With pending pull of a morning tide, you’ll see
You will see

Belladonna, Bella don’t you cry
Someday you’ll find you, you’ll feel alive
You’ll come full circle, we will meet again
Belladonna, Bella, don’t you cry

You are the one you needed most; don’t leave me alone with your gang of ghosts
Belladonna, don’t you cry no more

Belladonna don’t you cry, there will be fear in the shade of the night
But you’ll be soothed by a mourning light, someday

Belladonna, Bella don’t you cry
Someday you’ll find you, you’ll feel alive
You’ll come full circle, we will meet again
Belladonna, Bella don’t you cry

could all come clear in the twinkle of an eye
You could be soothed by midnight light
With the pending pull of a morning tide

You’ll see
Track Name: light of this moon
How could you say to me, you wouldn’t lie to me?
Then turn your back on me, turn tale & hide on me
What can I do, how can we see this through,
Here I stand waiting for you,
Hope you pick a good time to come through.

Will it be by the light of this moon
Will it be by the light of this moon
Will it be by the light of this moon
Here I stand waiting for you
Hope you pick a good time to come through…

Last time I saw you dear,
You were just standing there,
Waiting for green lights and watching the satellites,
Passing you by like you’d just bought the sky,
As only could happen to you,
Knowing the best things are true

Will it be by the light of this moon
Will it be by the light of this moon
Will it be by the light of this moon
Here I stand waiting for you
Hope you pick a good time to come through…

How could you say there aint nothing new?
This ocean I crossed means nothing to you?
Here I am begging for a smile from you as
The wind howls this our cue,
But the light of your moon shines blue.

Will it be by the light of this moon
Will it be by the light of this moon
Will it be by the light of this moon
Here I stand waiting for you
Hope you pick a good time to come through…
Will it be by the light of this moon?
Will it be by the light of this moon?
Will it be by the light of this moon?
Everyone’s waiting for you
Hope you pick a good time to come through
Knowing the best things are true.
Track Name: all ready home
I know you watched the forest fall
Lucky me, i saw it all
Could have been from where they came
They left their dead in hollow ground
Already Home, Already Home

An errant course, an errand lost
Broken windows in a broken home
Founded first at any cost
As they watched for falling rocks
Everybody looked the other way
Everybody looked the other way

huddled masses in long grey cloaks
Prayed awhile, stood and stared
Rivers choked with sun-baked mud
They missed the city in their golden haze.
Already home, Already home
All ready, all ready all ready, all ready home

In the cloud’s cold distance sirens wailed
You looked at me as dusk inhaled
From the worst to the last of it
Hot throat, charred rock, cold feet

Everybody looked the other way
Everybody looked the other way

A wild call from a while ago
Jagged teeth, the mark is plain
Nostril flared in self-defense
The dream jaguars kept the gate

everybody got cold feet
everybody got cold feet

Already home
Track Name: i walk through
I walked into that bitter day
my heart was strung, pulled that way,
I walked until my legs were sore
Then I walked some more.
Stark horizon, restless wind,
I had lost my place again,

I, I walk right through,
I walked into the blue
Though I know this road wont lead to you now,
I walk right through.

Snow-blind, sun-stoned,
I crunched the figures and come back numb
I am what I am, I’m not what I’m not
faced the price, forgot the cost,
Now that fortune’s long past lost

and I, I walk right through
I walk in endless blue
With a fair wind, a touch of you
I walk right through.
I left right through.

I walk into this bitter day
my heart is strung, pulled this way
I walk until my legs are sore,
Then I walk some more.

Stark horizon, restless wind,
I have lost my place again.
my flying feet come face to face
these fatal flaws
My saving graces,

I, I walk right through
I walk in endless blue
With a fair wind, a touch of you
I walk right through
I, I walk on through
With a blackbird cry, a touch of you
I walk right through.
Track Name: maybe i been a fool
I watch this rain outside my window,
Heaven’s tears from above
clouds in my room are darkening
With a shadow of a thing called love
Maybe I been a fool
Maybe I been a fool
To believe like I do
Maybe I been a fool

I love you, i love you, i boldly declared
Staring at your vacant chair
you’re gone, long gone, as i sing this song
my words just hang in the air
Maybe I been a fool
Maybe I been a fool
To believe like I do
Maybe I been a fool

I sit and smoke another cup of coffee
Drink another cigarette
My pieces of mind bring no peace this time
don’t know the answers yet
Maybe I been a fool
Maybe I been a fool
To believe like I do
Maybe I been a fool

Ooo ooo, Ooo ooo
Ooo ooo, maybe I been a fool
Is there really a pot of gold
At the end of every rainbow?
I have loved, and lost again
Still I do not know…

Maybe I been a fool
Maybe I been a fool
To believe like I do
Maybe I been a fool
Track Name: jade and bone
I’m so old, I am so old,
my skin has grown to jade and bone, I am so old
Mind my business, mind my home, bask in this sun just to grow my bones,
I am so old

You’re so young, you are so young
You think your life has just begun,
You’re so proud, you are so proud
You shout about this monster you found

What could I do but turn to stone?
What could I do but take the blow?
What comes around must surely go,
Now you know my jade and bone

I’m so slow, I am so slow
But I’m quick to hide, shut you outside
You’re so high, you are so high
you’re soft, you’re pink, you’re scared inside
You pick on me like you’re twice my size

What could I do but turn to stone?
What could I do but take the blow?
What comes around must surely go,
Now you know my jade and bone

You’re so loud, you are so loud
i shout about this monster i found
You’re so proud, you are so proud
You struck me, you struck you
You strike pain, you struck bone

What could I do but turn to stone?
What could I do but take the blow?
What could you do but break your soul?
Now you know my jade and bone
What could I do but turn to stone?
What could I do but take the blow?
What comes around must surely go,
Now you know my jade and bone
Track Name: rain all over me
The first time we met you gave me your name,
A number to call when it feels like rain,
It's a long dry spell I've been through,
I wanna spell it out for you,

I call you up, the middle of the night
Ask you out, you say all right,
You say it's late for a midnight date,
But you're gonna come ‘round tonight,
You're gonna come ‘round tonight.

I hear thunder rounding up these clouds,
streets are silent, our intentions loud,
rain streams down your face like tears,
Rain all over me,
come on reign all over me.

hang up the phone, lightning strikes,
Clouds roll over pale moonlight,
rain starts falling, I hear you call,
gonna get soaked tonight,
we're gonna get soaked tonight.

I hear thunder rounding up these clouds,
streets are silent, our intentions loud,
rain streams down your face like tears,
Rain all over me,
come on reign all over me

Hail my queen I am your knight
You rule my heart you reign this sky
My love falls at your beck and call
feels like rain tonight
feels like rain tonight

I hear thunder rounding up these clouds,
streets are silent, our intentions loud,
rain streams down your face like tears,
Rain all over me,
come on reign all over me
you can reign all over me
come on reign all over me
Track Name: swing low
I opened up my door, what did I see, Coming to carry me home
there’s a band of angels coming on to me, Coming to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming to carry me home

If you get there before I do, Coming to carry me home
Tell our friends I'm coming too, Coming to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot

If I get there before you do, Coming to carry me home
I will show you a whole, I will pull you through, Coming to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming to carry me home

I am Sometimes up, sometimes down, Coming to carry me home
still my soul feels heavy and bound, come on & carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming to carry me home
Track Name: you bit your lip
I haunted, I teased, taunting your silence
the wind between my tongue and teeth
stung you like a bee.
Dreams and schemes to share with you
come tangled up in twisted tongues
still this emptiness of words unsaid is bringing on the freeze…
You bit your lip, so you would not bleed.
You bit your lip, so you would not bleed.

There’s a monkey on my back,
but that don’t thrill you half as much
as the cub in your gut
the gift of the gods, of love and luck and
I bit my lip, so you would not bleed
I bit my lip, so you would not bleed

There’s a tiger in your mouth
let it out, let it out, let it out
There’s a tiger in your mouth
let it be, let it free…

I’m haunting, I tease, taunting your silence
the wind between my tongue and teeth
stung you like a bee
Dreams and schemes to share with you
come tangled up in twisted tongues
still this emptiness of words unsaid
it’s bringing on the freeze.
You bit your lip, so you would not bleed.
Track Name: silent night
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, All is bright
around this woman, this mother, this child
holy infant so tender, so wild,

Sleep now in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.


Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is right
With all of my grace, I hold you tight
I hold you tender, with all of my might,

Sleep now in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep now in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

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