Early Acoustic Recordings

by MAMA CROW

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This is a compilation of some of my first recordings on my acoustic guitar. I use to have a pretty raw writing style- equipped with wavering tempo, strange breaths and curse words [parental advisory].
This album includes my very first few songs ever written- like tracks 1, 5, 7 and more. Enjoy these early roots of Mama Crow. All songs written between 1997-2007.

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released June 30, 2008

Musicians: "once upon a time"
Mike Shannon on drums, Michael Vedric on bass.

All Songs:
Mama Crow on vocals and acoustic guitar.

All songs written by Carmen Marie Gutierrez aka Mama Crow. All songs recorded at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York except for "headstrong" which was recorded in El Cerrito, California with producer Jaime Marek. All other songs produced by Brahn Shinkle and Aja Star Lane.

Thank you roots family!

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Carmen Crow aka MAMA CROW is a wild-hearted woman that dances and sings beauty into live creation.

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Track Name: breeze
do you have what is called a selfless concern?
i watch in disgrace as you knelt down.
you're on your knees gathering the pieces
of my crushed esteem and so forth.

i proceed to live on through my daze.
it's really not hard- i've gotten the hang of it.
my wrists may bleed realizing that life is
not what all its seems and so forth

watch out the birds flown out of it's nest.
i'm afraid the twining twigs now hold no warmth.
it's over- or maybe it's always been.
my sunken soul has now unfolded on to better things.

creep upon my shoulder. show me there's hope.
prove that there's hope.
i realize that i am not alone.
but what do i do while i'm on my own.
say- what do i do while i'm on my own.

i think it's time now that we all found ourselves.
i mean where you are and not what you wear.
my blue gray eyes have always seen much
deeper than the skin- i'm thankful.

and i'm tired and i'm ready to rest.
i cannot wait to see what fate my dreams hold.
it's over or maybe it's always been.

breeze on thru my body! show me there's hope!
prove that there's hope!
i realize that i am not alone.
but what do i do while i'm on my own.
say- what do i do while i'm on my own.
Track Name: get-go
saliva caught in the back of my throat.
only if i could choke down what you said to me today.
i ain't got no season to reinforce your reason
on why you think my love would just waste you away.

my life- right now- is like smokin' an empty pipe.
let the light burn your lips as you inhale what don't exist.
can my life get much more hopeless than this?
i don't know. maybe i should wait til tomorrow.

and so now what you gonna do when she don't come for you?
i know that i'm not going to save you.
i just wish that i had something better to do
than to sit around thinking about where i went wrong with you.

oh what a scene when life can be so clean.
it brings you to the right spot at the right time.
but only when you're not searching for it.

i threw out my rope. it produced no hope.
you just- you just choked my hope!
and when i pulled back- you let go, you let go
from the grip you didn't have from the get go
i'm so glad that i- i'm so glad that i let go.

and so now what you gonna do when she don't come for you?
lord knows no kind of love is going to save you.
i just wish that i had something better to do
than to sit around thinking about where i went wrong with you.

it must have been wrong from the get-go.
from the get-go.
round in circles. round in. round in. round in circle.
round in circles.

and so now what you gonna do when i don't come for you?
i don't know how i thought my love would save you.
just glad that i had nothing better to do
than to sit around writing this little old song for you.

saliva caught in the back of my throat.
only if i could choke down what you said to me today.
i ain't got no season to reinforce your reason
on why you think my love would just waste you away.

it won't.
Track Name: headstrong
it's one thing to be clear
and quite another to be headstrong.
there's nothing you won't do
to change direction when your path is wrong.
well take hold harness.
make the best, get the best with what your given.

it wont make no sense now but soon it will.

i have fallen then i just got up.
i kept on walkin', couldn't see how i was still so caught up.
i thought that i was fine. didn't wanna read between my lines.
where black blurs with white and day makes love tonight.

and this road it will be long if you are headstrong.

what is it that you're afraid of?
is it what you dot know about yourself
or is it that you know all about it?
too proud to put your pride back upon the shelf.

it wont make no sense now but soon it will.

i have fallen then i just got up.
i kept on walkin', couldn't see how i was still so caught up.
i thought that i was fine. didn't wanna read between my lines.
where black blurs with white and day makes love tonight.

and this road it will be long if you are headstrong.

roll with what life gives you.
there's no reason or realization when you try and fight it.
go cuz you'll pull through.
face your fears- face it all and move on despite it.

it wont make no sense now but soon it will.
it wont make no sense now but i'm hoping it will.

and this road will be long if you are headstrong
and this road it will be long if you choose
to be headstrong through all of this.

you're the only one that holds you back, you see.
reverence- responsibility.
can't be so headstrong if what you want is for your mind to breathe.
Track Name: once upon a time
once upon a time there was this little girl
whose time was mostly consumed with watching the world
and she seen people come and shes seen people go
and she never quite understood why they never flew as one

and that made me question my brain
and i always want my thoughts to maintain

well the shades are open but i cant see out side
and words have been broken babe but i learn to survive
that's the reason why i keep moving on
cuz if i don't well babe the world will quickly forget i was ever gone

and that almost makes me cry and slowly start to wonder why

oh well once upon a time there lived a little bit of confidence
and nature took its course and inside there was a war

well here we go round but i don't know how to turn
i'm stumbling while i'm wondering why
my pace is so god damn absurd
i wont bother running babe
cuz there ain't no where to hide

because the grass i always going to be so much greener on the other mother fucking side

and that makes me wonder- am i ever going to understand?
am i?

oh well once upon a time there lived a little bit of confidence
and nature took its course and inside there was a war!
oh once upon a time my life lefts swollen spots of emptiness
but i washed them all away!
i washed them all away!

la da di da da~ la da di da da

once upon a time there was this woman to be
whose mind it mostly consisted of a world for all to see
and she still sees people come and she still watches them all go
and she laughs to herself because inside
well she understands that they will never know

never questioned my brain again
and my sanity was maintained in the end.
Track Name: the rain song
lyrics to be added soon...
Track Name: whispering in castillian
lyrics to be shared soon...