This Mighty World E​.​P.

by Shawnee Kilgore

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1.
i'm dreaming of this tonight but it don't make it real and it don't make it right but i'll walk through that open door and i'll learn from the past it can't hurt me no more not like it did before i hope you can hear me out and if you can't hear me now then it's no good to shout guess i'll blink and call it fate and i'm thinking too much and it's getting too late guess i'll have to wait i guess some are just here to stay and i wonder if everything happens that way and the world is young still no one knows nothing that hasn't been sung look what we've begun i'm trying to understand just what it is in the palm of my hand i hope i come around and stop thinking my place is somewhere underground there's no letting down i'm watching this mighty world with the eyes of a little girl and i want to see some sunshine through the rain through the pain we've all got a hand to play and sometimes we lose but i think it's okay what a strange design that you threaten your own hand when you threaten mine it happens all the time i wonder if something's wrong when we live for too little and we die for too long i won't run away i'd be better off dead and it's better that way and if we don't notice it won't go away it's the best we can do and that's all we can say hey hey hey and i'm watching this mighty world with the eyes of a little girl and i wanna see some sunshine through the rain through the pain
2.
what would you do for a nickel or dime would you really be willing to waste all your time 'cause a life ain't that long when it really comes down to some dust in the wind or a hole in the ground we're so quick to believe what we don't understand and we're partial to that which we hold in our hands so we never say never say grace all the time and we keep out of reach what we hold dear in mind i've been thinking that i would like to do what i came for and i'm beginning to see who i've been living my life for i've been waiting for a sign that will never come because i make it i'm the artist i am the sun what would you do for a wee bit of love that you pour in a heart that just can't hold enough 'cause they've cracked every side and they've torn every seam but it's you with the glue if you know what i mean i've been thinking that i would like to do what i came for and i'm beginning to see who i've been living my life for i've been waiting for a sign that will never come because i make it i'm the artist i am the sun so what would you do if you stood there in line just to find it was only for nickels and dimes 'cause a life ain't that long when it really comes down and my friend i assure you what goes comes around
3.
i never asked you to forgive me but i know you do you never asked me to explain it i didn't have to is there something i should know before i leave here is there anything that i should take along because the road outside is paved with good intentions and the road to home is patient and it's long i never asked you to believe me but i know you did you never asked me to protect you and you were bruised because of it is there something i could say to make things different 'cause there's nothing i can say to make it right but i swear you are as beautiful as ever as i'm leaving here tonight so here's to choices that we had to make my feet are aching from the cautious steps i swore i'd take and i'm dying for one word of truth don't feel you're open yet but i can see you're trying to get through i never asked you to forgive me but i know you do
4.
i'm standing still i'm listening i'm growing old i laugh out loud it echoes back the tale i've told i'm waiting here for something good for something real i scuff my feet while just outside is how i feel these are my dreams may the worst be over she came to me and i chose to show her what she could see i could not erase not a complicated soul just a complicated face won't come too close won't go too far won't ask too much i'll sort it out i'll find a mess i'll make it such i'll grow my hair i'll change my shoes i'll change my mind i'll find some truth i'll rearrange i'll take my time these are my dreams may the worst be over she came to me and i chose to show her what she could see i cannot erase not a complicated soul just a complicated face i'll touch your heart i'll touch your hand i'll touch the sky just look up and there i'll be just floating by
5.
i don't forget let's just pretend that's everything i know i hold my heart, i hold my tongue, i hold a hand and off i go and you're everything the way that i am not the trusty red caboose of my old rusty train of thought and still there's always one more time i think i should've phoned i should have called, i should have come i should have cared, i should have known and now i'm bleeding got no secrets, got no bandaid, got no brain and i've been sleeping i don't know how long i've loved in vain it's hard for me remembering the way i felt before i heard you sing and just to be here just to live and love is humbling and i wonder who i am when i am not myself i dedicated life to being ready when (and if) you asked for help and now i'm driving by your house again and i'm prepared to turn myself in and still i'm thinking thinking clearly, thinking dearly and quite frankly thinking dumb you fumble handouts and i think somehow that i could be the one so now i'm knocking never loud enough, there's no good time for this i want to hold you yeah i guess that's pretty humorous and something here reminds me of a movie i once saw and i would like for you to hold me when i'm not so empty all in all i'm pretty sure it's never easy and i like to think that i have earned my keep it's so familiar like a price that feels a little steep and still i think you know me but mistake me for a weaker kind of you the lines are blurry i can't even find my point of view i'm driving by your house again and i'm prepared to turn myself in

about

my debut certainly feels like a long time ago now, but making this album opened up some tremendous doors for me.....i was perhaps happier than i had ever been sitting in lorne entress's basement studio making a little piece of my history. lorne doesn't mess around; if it's worth doing then it's worth doing right, and i really appreciate that now (more than i did at the time, i'm sure!) when i listen to this record and it's truly music to my ears (so to speak :). we did it right. we had some amazing musicians come in and i got to be present while my songs inspired folks who had never met me before to put forth a piece of themselves to mesh and mix and mingle with mine. there's nothing quite like that, and i'm grateful.

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released March 20, 2007

lorne entress~drums, percussion, wurlitzer piano, lap steel, acoustic guitar, accordian, orchestra bells, bass, keyboards, celestaphone

mark erelli~electric guitar, mandolin

kevin barry~lap steel, bass, electric guitar

eric royer~banjo

mixed by shane koss, NYC
mastered by mark donahue

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Shawnee Kilgore Austin, Texas

"Shawnee Kilgore is to music as velvet gloves are to diamond cutters,” wrote James Hardesty, owner of the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern in Bellingham, WA. “She holds all this beauty in her hand, raw and untouched, then she chips away until it gleams in the light, holding on with a soft gentleness that she has perfected." ... more

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