Chella & The Charm

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It's like being day-drunk in February.

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released December 12, 2014

Recorded at House in Motion Studio, Denver, Colorado
Jason Gilmore on Mandolin
Album Artwork by Michael David King
Band Photo by Glenn Ross

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The Charm’s latest effort, Denver Delay, has been described as textured, lush, and captivating with a sound that speaks to the traditional country and western of yesteryear while expanding on bare bones, tastefully intertwining smart, modern lyricism and catchy indie singer/songwriter sensibility. ... more

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Track Name: December
He said, "hold on, girl, to your black heart
There will always be something you ain't never gonna find.
What's in their souls and what's in yours, ain't what's in mine."
And we weren't even friendly, though I know what this looks like.
He can keep his moonlight.
This time, this time
Yep,
This time.

I know there's a grand plan. I am just sand in His Almighty Hands.
It's more than I am meant to understand.
More than I can comprehend.

For the record I think he should know,
Silence tastes the same no matter where you go
If you see him you must tell him that much for me.
And I'm not sure who I feel worse for,
You or your record collection
Quiet introspection has led me to believe I'm not being honest with myself

I know there's a grand plan. I am just sand in His Almighty Hands.
It's more than I am meant to understand.
More than I can comprehend.

Now I'm doubting rainbows, now I'm waiting for falling shoes
Now I'm old news
And I will never wear flowers in my hair.
You warned me once, he asked me twice.
I've never been one for sound advice
And that's that
This has to end soon, please, God, let this stop soon.

I know there's a grand plan. I am just sand in His Almighty Hands.
It's more than I am meant to understand.
More than I can comprehend.
Track Name: Barlights
Perhaps it's the fear of God
Or the way you and the door look together
Or maybe it's the circles around the moon.
I wanna two-step with you
To the moaning of the trains.
Something is buzzing in my brain.

and I just wanna smash your head wide open on the ground
dig around, bloody my hands
Oh your face looks nice underneath the bar lights
This is how it begins again.

So tell me less about her and more about your favorite day
I like the way you say my name
There's a slowing of time
Your hand on my thigh
I think the planets just aligned.

and I just wanna smash your head wide open on the ground
dig around, bloody my hands
Oh your face looks nice underneath the bar lights
This is how it begins again.

But it's a long way from the bar to my bed.
Track Name: Final Goodbye
I see you stumbling
I see that look in your eye
What's making you hang your head so low?
If it's leaving, don't do it tonight.
The world has much to offer
Independent of all of my charms
But it's a shame, it's a pity
To be alone in the city
Forsaking my loving arms.

I got a bottle of sweet, red wine
To ease the pain in my mind.
I keep walking the floor 'cuz you don't love me anymore
And I'll wait for your final goodbye.

And maybe I held you a little too close
Even the life of the party needs somebody
In those dark hours, you'll miss me the most.

I got a bottle of sweet, red wine
To ease the pain in my mind
I'll keep walking the floor 'cuz you don't love me anymore
And I'll wait for your final goodbye.
I'll wait for your final goodbye.
Track Name: Broadway
He lives in my city
And my heart aches every time I hear his name
But I don't need anyone's pity
We all know it's a shame, it's a shame
But I am the one left stained

And I walked this street with him
Walked this street with him
Broadway never looked so blue
You've heard this one before
Get your laughs and nothing more
But I would have loved him forever.

He came to my city
To catch a break from my hometown
Streetlights on his face so pretty
I would have liked to have kept him around
Oh, but there is still something he hasn't found

And I walked this street with him
Walked this street with him
Broadway never sounded so sweet
Not today but, though
Maybe tomorrow
Who knows?
I'm too clever for never.

So, he left my city
For one where the buildings make me small
Got a view of Lady Liberty
I hear the traffic every time I call
And his is the voice
I miss most of all

And I walked this street with him
Walked this street with him
Broadway, every day, our own
Trading low-lit bars
For the clang of subway cars
And I'll be seeing him soon.
I'll be seeing him soon.
Track Name: By My Sin
Do not take me away, Lord, in the midst of my days
Don not hide your face from me
When I call, answer quickly
Many are the woes of the wicked.
I am troubled by my sin.

Sing you who are upright in your hearts
Sing you Saints
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Lord, deliver me.

I will confess, do not forsake me
My longings lie open before you, oh Lord
The terrors of death assail me
Oh, that I had the wings of a dove
Not this soul burdened by my sin

Sing you who are upright in your hearts
Sing you Saints
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Lord, deliver me.

My bones burn like glowing embers
How long, Lord? How long?
Who will praise your name from the grave?
I am struck down by my sin.

Sing you who are upright in your hearts.
Sing you Saints
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Lord, deliver me.
Track Name: Work
Cleverness is my disease
Coupled with an eagerness to please
And I'm so tired I can't even remember your name.
Someday this will all mater
Don't pass it off as idle chatter
Don't give me that face
I don't even like this place.

And it feels like the days never gonna end
Night knows comfort
It ain't my friend
And I would laughing if I weren't so amazed.
Life is beautiful

Just give me work to busy my hands
And I'll hold my end, justify your demands
Oh, it's easy. It's easy
Nod and smile, smiale and nod
If this weren't common place, it would be odd
But it's easy, it's easy

And it feels like the days never gonna end
Night knows comfort
It ain't my friend
And I would laughing if I weren't so amazed.
Life is beautiful

If I were you, I would watch what I say
You're only here 'cuz I allow you to stay
But don't take that the wrong way
It could be anyone
And I could leave anytime, you never know
What's there to stop me?
Why should I go?
Well, there's one thing: the work's never done

And it feels like the days never gonna end
Night knows comfort
It ain't my friend
And I would laughing if I weren't so amazed.
Life is beautiful
Track Name: Friends
Time it passed and time it flew
Soon I was in love with you
Soon, I swear flowers bloomed.
Distance plays its little tricks
Felt your fingers on my wrist
I heard you say my given name
No one says it quite the same
Such tone and tambre
Feels like a splinter
Oh.

I'm a little tired tonight
My clothes aren't fitting right
The days of the week escape me
Me and my city man move on up when we can
Chug along on a single track
Keep the wind at our backs
So, tell me
How's your girl?
How bright is your world?

Cuz it ain't like it was before
Won't even be like it was back then
Do you think we can still be friends?

Pondering the Universe only leaves me feeling worse
And drunk on a Tuesday afternoon.
I spread the cards, I tossed I Ching
I've seen light in everything
Then two black crows sang to me from a weeping willow tree
In Nashville, Tennessee
You tell me what you think that means.

Cuz it ain't like it was before
Won't even be like it was back then
Do you think, do you think we can still be friends?

Still be friends
Friends
Oh, let's be friends.
Track Name: You Moon
Oh, you moon
Oh, you see both of us
Him and me.
How my chest like the ocean rises
In and out sighs and, oh,
Oh, you moon

If I could have just one wish
It'd be the chance at one more kiss
Oh, you moon, you light his eyes
Keep this the the last of his goodbyes
Oh, you moon

Oh, you moon
You tell him it wasn't that bad
There was beauty, I know there was
Cry, you moon, for true love.
I said cry, you moon, for try love
Oh, you moon
Track Name: 22
A wise man once said, "Don't let someone busy up your head"
Then came summer
As above, so below
These platitudes they plague me so
And I ain't joking around this time.
As the sun it boils my blood,
I only want what a simple girl should
A distracting daydream
But is it God's plan that I should fall for another
Left-handed Illinois man?

Oh he sings to me in a voice low and deep
Drunk like the twilight I think everything's gonna be
Alright

Where's my release?
My earned inner peace?
It's time to be forgiven
Wrongs and wrongs and wrongs and wrongs and wrongs
Cursed to sing the saddest songs
To gain entry into heaven.

Oh he sees beauty where only shadows go
I'm drunk with clarity
Take it, take it, take it, take it slow

But, oh, he sings to me.
I said, oh, he sings to me.
Track Name: Alright Then
He told me he'd been drinking and there weren't any walls to punch
So he called me 'cuz he knew I, I can take a bunch
It gets better, hurts less
And you tougher up your skin
When he tells you you're worthless,
Just stick out your chin
Yes, and
Alright then

We suffer and we struggle by our own hands
And I swear that we are doing the best that we can
But time stops
The day starts
He won't look me in the eye
God bless us every day 'cuz some of us still try.
Yes, and
Alright then

I am broken, flawed raise my face up to the Lord
I am broken, flawed raise my face up to the Lord
He is every joy, every pain
And I ache for his arms again
Don't worry, there's a light
I hold to hope tight
Yes, and
Alright Then
Track Name: So Hard
At what cost comes this,
Sealed with a kiss
And a promise of someday soon?
I'll wait for you, my darling true
With lightning burning in my brain

These men I know, they come and they go
Yet you remain a secret sort of pain
When I feel I'm through, I think of you
And the day starts over again
Hell, the day starts over again

I'm afraid this time I don't know my mind
And you can't help me
Seems as though I've been here before
Won't someone save me?

I want to raise my fists to your face
And beat the taste of me from your mouth
Your disregard,
Baby, why you gotta be so hard
And careless with a precious heart
Careless with my precious heart

And I'm afraid this time I don't know my mind
And you, you can't help me
Seems as though I've been here before
Won't someone save me?