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Dora Lewis

IT’LL BE ALRIGHT

Artists: Album, Christina Martin
Label: Come Undone Records
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Genre: Pop/Rock
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Album Review

“9/10 - It’ll Be Alright will find a home with fans of Fleetwood Mac, Melissa Etheridge and The Hold Steady…With tales of love lost, anxiety and small town desperation running throughout, this is storytelling at its finest. “

- Powerplay Magazine, Issue 179 (UK)
Tracks
1. It'll Be Alright
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2. Reaching Out
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3. I've Got A Gun
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4. Lines
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5. The Puppet Museum
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6. You Ran From Me
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7. Take Me Back In A Dream
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8. You Don’t Have To Leave Tonight
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9. Things You Can’t Tell By Looking Her Way
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10. Somewhere With You
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Available lyrics

It'll Be Alright

(Christina Martin)

I don’t even smoke, but I smoke with you
I don’t even drink, when we drink it feels good
Everything was done by the book for love
Throw it all away in a floating moment

Oh this hold you’ve got on me
I have let myself recede
I’m no longer here in charge
You convinced me it’ll be alright

I don’t even lie but I lied for you
Tried to close my eyes and just ride this through
Everything was done by the book for love
Cast my life away for your thrilling touch

Oh this hold you’ve got on me
I have let myself recede
I’m no longer here in charge
You convinced me it’ll be alright

Don’t turn me down tonight
We don’t have many other nights
Would love to walk fall asleep and ignore
I think you know I’ll be back for more
Don’t turn me down tonight
We don’t have many other nights
Would love to walk fall asleep and ignore
I think you know I’ll be back for more
I think you know I think you know
I think you know I think you know

Oh this hold you’ve got on me
I have let myself recede
I’m no longer here in charge
You convinced me
It’ll be alright

Oh this hold you’ve got on me
I have let myself recede
I’m no longer here in charge
You convinced me
It’ll be alright

Reaching Out

(Christina Martin)
In Loving Memory of Stephane Martin

They say it wasn’t your fault
They say you couldn’t have been
A better sister or friend
He loved you just that way

Old boy locked in a world
With dark noise, voices like lightning
Come along now
You’ve never felt so good

I know I turned out the lights so many times
When you were just reaching out
I know I turned out the lights so many times
I saw the signs
You were just reaching out

Too long you suffered in silence
Sometimes I stayed up waiting
But you never called
That’s when you felt real far

So now I look to that night
Back when I crawled out of bed to stand in your light
You told me, Sister – It’ll Be Alright

I know I turned out the lights so many times
When you were just reaching out
I know I turned out the lights so many times
I saw the signs
You were just reaching out

Come on wake up, go out shout out
Come on reach out and take his hand
Come on wake up, go out shout out
Come on reach out and take his hand
Come on wake up, go out shout out
Come on reach out and take his hand
Come on come on, go out wake up
Reach out and take his trembling hand

I know I turned out the lights so many times
When you were just reaching out
I know I turned out the lights so many times
When you were just reaching out
Oh I feel you can you hear me now
Still love you please forgive me tonight
You were just reaching out
You were just reaching out

I've Got A Gun

(Christina Martin)

Please don’t put me in this place
I’ve got a gun and I’m prepared to use it
Please don’t knock until I’m free
It might be midnight I’ll be sleeping
Take your chances with my bullet and me

(I’ve got a gun)

You might think that your company is good to me
Leave your last wishes with your family
Please don’t think that I won’t shoot
I will protect my solitude
I’ll kill the time you’re expecting of me

I’ve got a gun
I’ve got a gun
I’ve got a gun
I’ve got a gun

When the time comes
Your head will turn, plans will burn
Leave the black Dahlias by the side of my road
Please stop praying that I’ll stay
For you and me there is no way
Run off before you are taken away

I’ve got a gun
I’ve got a gun
I’ve got a gun
I’ve got a gun

Lines

(Christina Martin)

Things that I believed when I was young
Braids were woven tight, they came undone
Things I told myself I’d never do
Lines I crossed inside a car with you
We have preconceived ideas about
Simple rules of love to carry out
All the things I’d never say to you
Something changed and I poured out the truth

Love can change your mind
Turn things inside out
Wear it on your sleeve
Love can change your mind
Love can change your mind
Love can change your mind

We don’t need to put ourselves through this
Guilty feelings from a wayward kiss
Maybe in a song or by telephone
You’d say all the things that ease this wrong
Sadness crawls into these lines we ride
Crossing those hard roads we travel by
Driving over Rockies via sky
Carrying a heart that’s full of lies

Love can change your mind
Turn things inside out
Wear it on your sleeve
Love can change your mind
Love can change your mind
Love can change your mind

Love can change your mind
Turn things inside out
Wear it on your sleeve
Love can change your mind
Love can change your mind
Turn things inside out
Wear it on your sleeve
Love can change your mind
Love can change your mind
Love can change your mind
Love can change your mind
Love can change your mind

The Puppet Museum

(Christina Martin)

The last time I saw you
Was the first time I loved you
Just like my old wedding band
I walk along side your crowds
Poisoned by Chatterbots
How many songs have they written about you?

More than Paris, New York or Venice
How many woman and men
Paid hungry to game with you
They’d pick up your accent and take you back home

The sex and the money
Exchanges with honey
5000 puppets dance nightly on rooftops
You dream to release them in your Puppet Museum
You said, people will pay to see my display

More than Paris, New York or Venice
How many woman and men
Paid hungry to game with you
They’d pick up your accent and take you back home

I’m drinking French Tea at De Oude Remise
You and I both know its time
I’m taking this smell of rain
Your promise of no more pain
If only in my mind, I swear I’ll come back

Before Paris, New York or Venice
How many woman and men
Paid hungry to game with you
They’d pick up your accent and take you back home

I dream of you nightly, I ration your coffee
When will I see you again?
I’m painting men by your canals, selling dirty postcards
How I miss you, you’re the city of my heart

More than Paris, New York or Venice
How many woman and men
Paid hungry to game with you
They’d pick up your accent and take you back home
More than Paris, New York or Venice
How many woman and men
Paid hungry to game with you
They’d pick up your accent and take you back home

You Ran From Me

(Christina Martin)

Ain’t it funny
How the winds they crash they even out again
It’s so funny how
We ebb and flow and no one notices

You said, you’ve got the whole world in your hands
You said, baby I’m glad you took your chances

On a hopeless dream
On a dead wind night
On a cold cold man
You ran from me, you ran from me

Ain’t it funny
How you win you loose, you’re always running
It’s so funny how
You called you cried, you slept it off again

You said, you’ve got the whole world in your hands
You said, Baby I’m glad you took your chances

On a hopeless dream
On a dead wind night
On a cold cold man
You ran from me, you ran from me

You said, you’ve got the whole world in your hands
You said, Baby I’m glad you took your chances

On a hopeless dream
On a dead wind night
On a cold cold man
You ran from me, you ran from me
And a hopeless dream
And a dead wind night
On a cold cold man
You ran from me, you ran from me
You ran from me, you ran from me
You ran from me, you ran from me

Take Me Back In A Dream

(Christina Martin)

Take me back in a dream
I only want to show you
Bring us back to the day
You were too cold to hold me
When you pushed me away
I still do remember
How it felt, how I cried
Though I held it all inside
Take me back in a dream

She was small, now she’s tall
I’m imagining her paintings
What you said when I left
Your words still hold no power
Against light against love
I only hope to prove to my own heart
Across my life, loves revealing light to me
Take me back in a dream

Another Fall comes again, darkness always seem to happen
Around holidays like Christmas, when she hangs my empty stocking
I would like to be good, I would like to stay strong
But I cannot play the part
Perfect daughter
Perfect wife
To satisfy your life
Take me back in a dream

Aum gam ganapataye namaha
Aum gam ganapataye namaha
Aum gam ganapataye namaha
Aum gam ganapataye namaha

We all lie, we all try, to do the best we can
You may find in the end, it all works out the same
In my head, in my heart, I believe that this still matters
What I say, what I do, how I’m choosing to avoid you
Take me back in a dream

Aum gam ganapataye namaha
Aum gam ganapataye namaha
Aum gam ganapataye namaha
Aum gam ganapataye namaha

I would like to be strong
I would like to be good enough for you
Take me back in a dream

You Don’t Have To Leave Tonight

(Christina Martin)

Must have been a hard night
Must have been a long fight
You don’t have to leave tonight
You packed in a hurry
Stole from your Honey
You don’t have to leave tonight

Sometimes I dream about
How you left in the middle of the night
Doing what you thought was right
You never came back to prove
All the evil stories, they weren’t true
Nothing changed my love for you

Must have been a hard night
Must have been a long fight
You don’t have to leave tonight

If you could start again
Would you turn to a daughter or a friend
Would you finally stop pretending
That everything was fine
Between lies and a bottle of fine wine
Would you finally walk that line

Must have been a hard night
Must have been a long fight
You don’t have to leave tonight
You don’t have to leave tonight
You don’t have to leave tonight
Tonight, tonight, tonight

Things You Can’t Tell By Looking Her Way

(Christina Martin/Dale Murray)

She’s never home so much that she’s left you the key
All that he’s done to her carries over to me
How could he leave her so cold out of sight
To have and to hold in the dead of the night
Didn’t he see that she’d look for the pieces in me

There are things you can’t tell just by looking her way
She sleeps through the days, rides through the nights
I tried to help but I pushed her away
There are things that you just can’t tell
By looking her way

Trying to get to the point where she’s off her knees
No time for phone calls, loveless and looking for lost boys
No time for herself except in her dreams
But dreams don’t come easy as long as there are more mouths to feed

There are things you can’t tell just by looking her way
She sleeps through the days, rides through the nights
I tried to help but I pushed her away
Things that you just can’t tell
By looking her way, by looking her way

There are things you can’t tell just by looking her way
She sleeps through the days, rides through the nights
I tried to help but I pushed her away
There are things that you just can’t tell
By looking her way

There are things you can’t tell just by looking her way
She sleeps through the days, rides through the nights
I tried to help but I pushed her away
Things that you just can’t tell
By looking her way, by looking her way

There are things you can’t tell just by looking her way
She sleeps through the days, works through the nights
I tried to help but I pushed her away
Things that you just can’t tell
By looking her way, by looking her way

Somewhere With You

(Christina Martin/Dale Murray)

Little battles twisted poles
Float around down in Birmingham
Fairgrounds where tiny dreams come true
I hear an orphan play a song
Where the rides don’t cost a dime
I’m taking the seat right next to you

Took a ride on the carousel
I got on along with you
Pretty horses, fairy lights in blue
You hated the unicorns
So we got off the roundabout and I a said
Can I go somewhere with you?

Somewhere with you
Somewhere with you

Somewhere along that horizon
Where colors mix with lights
I know I can go anywhere
When you take me by your side

Friday night when the lights get low
We run out shaking out our bones
I feel my burden lift with you
Nobody can bring us down
We are the light of this town
I know I am somewhere with you

Somewhere with you, I sure love to be
Somewhere with you, I know I am
Somewhere with you, can I stay on
Somewhere with you
About New Album

“Always known as one of the area’s best lyricists, with an ability to get right inside the heart of her characters and listeners, Martin has translated that emotion in a bigger rock sound.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC/Author The Top 100 Canadian Albums

Sometimes an artist experiences moments when everything comes into focus, and suddenly they have opened a door to a limitless creative future. Christina Martin has reached that point on her fifth album, ‘It’ll Be Alright,’ which garnered her a 2016 East Coast Music Award for Pop Recording of the year. This is a 10-song collection that finds the Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter attaining what her music has always suggested, a place where the ghosts of her musical heroes freely mingle with pop-rock’s modern architects. The album’s brilliance is its seamless blend of the past and present. The bridge between them is Martin’s voice, an instrument both haunting and immediate.

Quotes:

“Fans of Petty and Springsteen, this is for you” Voted 9/10 Americana-UK
“Vocally Supreme, Lyrically Superb and the music is second to none.” Rock Bandom-UK
“Rootsy East Coast songstress Christina Martin delivers another winner with her fifth album, It’ll Be Alright.” Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music

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