Different Grain

by Christopher Plowman

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Christopher Plowman's solo debut album, "Different Grain" is a collection of more than a decade of writing and nearly 2 years of studio production. The result is a raw and beautiful array of "genre-bashing" songs focused on the heart and healing of humanity's needless pains and sufferings. Particularly those of interpersonal relationships. Song to song, what happens next cannot be so easily predicted, leaving the listener poised in curious anticipation, with a nicely-rounded conclusion to follow. See what you can take away from this musical experience, to help your world be a better place to live in. Peace.

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released August 10, 2015

All songs written, performed, and produced by Christopher Plowman
(© 2015 Dadburns Records)
Engineering, Co-Production, and Mixing by Phil Galloni @ Chamberlin Studios.
Amber Sebastian, Allysa Galloni - Vocal Harmonies
Rin Ribble, Julia McConahay - Violins
Anitra H. - Sax
Pat Rich - Horns, Track 11
Ben Brooks - Drums, Tracks 4,6, & 9
Anthony Perillo - Drums, Track 7
Rusty Lee - Keys
Josh Harty - Lead Guitars, Tracks 1 & 3
Cyrus Brown - Harmonicas
Aux. Percussion - Phil
All Other Vocals & Instrumentation - C.Plowman
Artwork by Eya Floyd - etsy.com/shop/EyaClaire

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Track Name: Time Will Tell
Time will tell they say
Leave each to his or her own way
Cuz we will all pay our costs
And you know there can't be such a thing as loss

When LOVE is your game
You'll fall, but rise again
Falling back to what you know
That We are All on our way Home

Do you see what I see
So much pain and worldly misery
Do we have what it takes
To leave behind the weight of our mistakes

Cuz I know that we are free
As far as we allow ourselves to be
And we all have to make the choice
Sit in silence or raise our Voice...raise your voice

Who knows...

So I will give this my best
Putting all I've ever "known" straight to the test
And we will see what comes around
And make the most of the Loving Sound

Cuz I know we live as One
Yes, everyone under that rising sun
Will we turn our heads away
Or turn to face the Present Day...FACE THE DAY!

Who knows...

Yeah, time will tell...
Track Name: Smile
Why are you so afraid of the Truth
& why do I feel the need for abuse
We've hung around for days so confused
Now we lay out all broken & used

OH!

So easily we are deceived
Told everything from what to where, who to care for, what, even, to believe
I feel it's high time we fall back ourSelves
Take that Love we've been feigning so evasively and pull that shit right off the shelf

Cuz we're only here for awhile
Yes, it's high time we learn
Yeah, we're only here for awhile
It's HIGH TIME WE LEARN TO SMILE

Come on, smile

WON'T YOU LET GO!?

Won't you smile for me
Make some good time for me
Break through these lines for me
Hang on this vine for me

Smile for me
Make some good time for me
Break through the lines for me
Pretend you're ALIVE, baby
Track Name: The Rain
Believe in me
Like I believe in you
Cuz if we can do this, Baby
I know there's nothin we can't make it through

I need the Truth
More than I ever needed you
So if you can't offer this, momma
I know that i got better things to do

The Rain falls on my roof
Washin down my memories of you
I just be prayin that the Daylight
Will finally make its way on through

So believe in me
Darlin, like I've always believed in you
Cuz if we can do this, Momma
I know there's nothin we can't make it through
I said if we can do this, Darlin
I know there's nothin we can't make it through
I said if we can do this, Baby
I know there's nothin we can't make it through
Track Name: Lost & Found
What do you find when you search for Reality
Is it close to anything you thought to be REAL?
You take a look around at the world full of casualty
Tell me, in your Heart's mind, how does this make you feel?

Does it make you want to lay down and die?
Does it make you want to OPEN UP WIDE
In telling yourself, convincingly, that there is no longer reason to hide?
You know You will Always Survive

The thoughts you perceive to be "real"
Composed primarily of ideas you steal
If opinions are like assholes
Then why we still find it so hard to FEEL?

I want to see this system come down
I want to see us rise up from the ground
And taking back everything we've known
That directly relates us to this sound
You know We're not "lost", We are FOUND
But it's coming down
So hold your ground

Slowly facing down...
Only to hit the ground...

Lost & Found...
Are We the Lost & Found?
Are We not the Lost & Found?
Track Name: Daylight
Wait for the Daylight, Baby
Don't run away so soon
Cuz I was thinkin we could maybe
Shed some Light into this room
Cuz I've only just begun my search for you

The days seem to pass so slowly
And others are gone too soon
I feel like you barely know me
I've done my best to interpret you
It's all I can do

These things are hard
You knew it from the start
There never was a maybe
& though we're apart
I've opened my Heart
& you can't run away from me
You can't run away
Please don't run away

So wait for the Daylight, Baby
Don't run away so soon
Cuz I was thinkin we could maybe
Shed some light into this room
Cuz I've only just begun my search for you

For you...
Track Name: Baby
Well my Baby
The season is long
And then lately
My reason is all wrong
But maybe
I am not the one
Who is crazy
To be turned down first & torn

Well you told me
When you came along
That you know me
& you knew I was strong
But I'm only
Half what I was born with
& lately
My feelings are withdrawn

Days area turning long
Leaves are falling brown
The Daylight from the Dawn
Reveals I ain't so strong

Feelings come and gone
Reeling from the Storm
The Daylight from the Dawn
Reveals I can't go on

Ever since the day we met
The tide is high, I've no regrets
You can't change who you are
But you can't expect me to go this far
I thought I'd found the Sun in you
The "Light of Day", this much is true
What is it that you take me for
This "love" of yours has been laying me out on the floor

Days are turning long
Leaves are falling brown
The Daylight from the Dawn
Reveals I'm on my own
Track Name: Broken
So many, down the road, I've been
& so torn, the messages I sen
But I don't mean anything but change
From darkened paths that lead to pain

Why would you want it anyway?
When live candle lights to greet the day

So good to see your smiling face
I long to find a common place
Though, I feel it just around the bend
The challenge of Love, to start again

So overjoyed you're still my friend
Cuz you've always taught me of "no end"...
Track Name: Level
Can you believe
How long it's been
& can you see
The mess I'm in
Times are growing cold
But then again
It All Levels out in the "end"

I knew you when...
You goddamn know I know you Now
& the pain that we had to share
I pray it's over Now

Cuz I know
We All meet again someday
Falling back to Our old Golden Way
Track Name: Meowmeow
Some people living in darkness
Some people scared of the Light
Some people fearing the likeness
Of others losing their Sight

Me, I'm afraid of the only...
The greedy, arrogant troll...
The fear that lies in the same damn people
The one's who're losing control....

Well, my Momma, she told me
"Boy, you do what is right."
I said, "My Momma, you KNOW me."
"& I'ma put up a fight!"

Don't need another's approval
Don't need the fortune and fame
I'm seeking out the ego's removal
I know it's only a game

One Eye Open
Both eyes falling closed
Track Name: The Fall
Inebriated late night, lonely, calling, crying for more
My knees hate me for the time that I have spent on the floor
No one promised it was easy loving you
& few who care about the pain I'm going through

I wait for the days to be over
I wait by the phone for your call
No one promised a bed of clover
Though, I pray it be the nearest place to fall

Alleviating, early morning sunrise banging my door
My knees forgave me cuz I finally made it off of the floor
Though, I don't need you showing round these here parts
I sure don't need you toying 'round with my poor old heart

Cuz I still wait for the days to be over
I'm still waiting for your call
Cuz I know none of this is over
Until we learn that there be no need to "fall"

Help me, I'm falling, falling...
Help me, I'm falling, falling...
Track Name: Apology
I've said that I am sorry
Perhaps too many times
You know how much I worry about
The fallacy in my crimes

With a total loss of reason
& no answer as to why
Your policies of treason
Enough to make you try

I'm done with madness cuz I find
So easily it creeps into my life
& I am done with sadness, cuz I think
That I've had enough to learn this time

So here we've gone in circles
Have we been chasing our own tails
Cuz even though we'd never mean to be so cruel
Still, the pain prevails

& though the memories may linger
Like sour drops of wine
If we can't settle this between us
The Moment passes by

& I'm done with madness cuz i find
So easily it creeps into my life
& I am done with sadness cuz I think...
Hell, I know, I've had enough to learn this time

This time...