Ten Thousand Years

by Sam Rae

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1.
Intro 02:35
2.
I’ve got ten thousand years for you to know and the last of them, I’ll be taking to my grave First thousand came when I was born It was all I knew of love, there were no shadows yet above me Second thousand came on like a drug It’s where I formed my little bones into a picture I had seen of you Third thousand came on spinning like demons It’s where I learned what people could do to you I’ve got ten thousand years for you to know and the last of them, I’ll be taking to my grave Fourth came I loved another one My TV screen blew up and I learned how to run Rest of those years were fight and fun, just learning how to be that ten thousand and one Hey baby, hey Hold your head up high Don’t matter what they say, you’ll turn out alright Hey baby, hey Hold your head up high Don’t matter what they say, you’ll turn out alright I’ve got ten thousand years for you to know and the last of them, I’ll be taking to my grave Ten thousand years for you to know and the last of them, I’ll be taking to my grave
3.
Oh I can taste the many colors of this highway I’m gonna get there someday soon Oh I can taste the many colors of this highway I’m gonna get there someday What’s it gonna be baby, you want me to take my life What’s it gonna be this time, you want me to walk the line Which side of the coin will I fall on tonight What’s it gonna be baby this time What’s it gonna be baby this time I’m sure I’ll have the choice between remembered or forgotten Either is fine by me I’m sure I’ll have the choice between remembered or forgotten Either is fine by me Forgotten memories they go unseen They done mind if they fail or achieve something Remembered voices, they can burn a hole in your heart Well, I might just prefer the mystery I might just prefer the mystery Oh I can taste the many colors of this highway I’m gonna get there someday soon Oh I can taste the many colors of this highway I’m gonna get there someday The hand that feeds, it moves so innocently Doubles as a fist that’s coming back on me But it will light my way through the darkest of hours This highway was meant to find me This highway was meant to find me What’s it gonna be baby this time What’s it gonna be baby
4.
Waukee 04:23
Like a story you told me on the way to Hy-Vee, five inches just fell in only half of a day It’s like a treasure map I drew when I was young to bury and pretend that I had found something fun Ooo, ships are passing in the night Lookout guards are sleeping, they’re losing their sight Ooo, ships are passing in the night Lookout guards are sleeping, they’re losing their sight We always need reminding of what we haven’t lost They’re gonna tear my old condo down but it’s never gonna fall Because time is such a rebellious bird flying under the wings of a dream I didn’t believe in There’s a soft spoken angel flying over Waukee drifting so fast to a place that I knew when I was seventeen Well, it’s funny having double digit numbers in the family or I guess it’s just a teacher in some summer pool of glory Oh, you lit the family car on fire with your dead end cigarette and Raymond came out to look at you and said ‘go on, get to bed’ Ooo, ships are passing in the night Lookout guards are sleeping, they’re losing their sight Ooo, ships are passing in the night Lookout guards are sleeping, they’re losing their sight Because time is such a rebellious bird flying under the wings of a dream I didn’t believe in There’s a soft spoken angel flying over Waukee drifting so fast to a place that I knew when I was seventeen Because time, it’s always quick to pass us by and the beauty of it all is that we can’t control the tides It’ll bring up the sea bottom like some southern hurricane Something in our blood that we find so comforting Oh there’s something in our blood that we find so comforting
5.
Delaine 04:41
Her name was Delaine She was the richest thing I ever did find She cut me up and she kicked me around like a hammer to the ground She spit me up and spun me around but it was nothing I couldn’t love Prairie fields of rural love, now Prairie fields of rural love, now Her name was Delaine She was the richest thing I ever did find She caught my hand covering my mouth and she forced me out Opened me up like a country field and I found myself flying south Prairie fields of rural love, now Prairie fields of rural love, now Where drinking was a passing state and the only way you could run away was with a cold and salty blood With the Bible on her breath she always invites you in
6.
Walked into the store one day and I swear to God it was almost as if you were standing there Phone rang through the back door and I turned my head It was almost as if you were calling me To say, ooh if you come back to me don’t worry baby I’ll still be your friend And ooh, if you come back to me don’t worry baby I’ll still see you then see you then, ooh ooh Ooh, it’s the strangest thing how the wind can blow it down but can’t be seen Ooh, I guess it’s bound to happen someday but it’s falling through the cracks again If I had the chance to tell you, we’re all fading in the sun If I had the chance to tell you, we’re all fading in the sun Singing’ ooh, if you come back to me don’t worry baby I’ll still see you then And ooh, if you come back to me don’t worry baby I’ll remember to live don’t worry baby I’ll be in the wind don’t worry baby I’ll still be in the wind don’t worry baby I’ll be in the wind don’t worry baby I’ll still be in the wind Walked into the store one day and I swear to God it was almost as if you were standing there Phone rang through the back door and I turned my head it was almost as if you were calling me
7.
Just in Case 05:45
Just in case you forgot to call Just in case you forgot to pick me up Just in case you ran into your shadows in the dark, it doesn’t matter anymore ‘Cause I find you sometimes in my head and I find you sometimes in my head and I contemplate that simple feeling of this long gone love, a death worth stealing Just in case you’ve lost your ground Just in case I left you hanging around I’m deeply sorry for ambiguous lines It was just a matter of deciphering what’s mine And I find you sometimes in my head and I find you sometimes in my head and I contemplate that simple feeling of this long gone love, a death worth stealing And I know it was a part of the coming down and I know it was a part of the coming around and I know it was a part of the coming around and I know it was a part of the coming down
8.
Oh my baby, do you remember the time I metcha baby in the night Oh my baby, do you remember the time I called you ocean eyes, alright Oh my baby, I think you’re hotter than the sun Oh my baby, I think you’re hotter than the sun Ooh, ooh And I think I’ve finally found why it feels like this And I think I’ve finally found why it feels like this We are two combustible stars We are two combustible stars And I think I’ve finally found why it feels like this Oh my baby, do you remember the time I left you baby in the night Oh my baby, I was feeling crazy I walked three thousand miles I walked three thousand miles Oh my baby, I know I broke you that night Oh my baby, I don’t know how to do this We are two combustible stars We are two combustible stars And I think I’ve finally found why it feels like this We are two combustible stars We are two combustible stars And I think I’ve finally found why it feels like this Oh my baby, do you remember the time I metcha baby in the night Oh my baby, do you remember the time I called you ocean eyes, alright Oh my baby, I think you’re hotter than the sun Oh my baby, I think you’re hotter than the sun Ooh, ooh
9.
Head Rush 04:02
I’ve got a head rush, go on and burn me up And I’m feeling alright, go on and hold me ‘til I cry ‘Cause I’ve been walking all night drinking alone in the street with my shirt undone And I’ve got a headrush, go on and burn me up Well I’ve come undone but thank God for the safety of love And what can I do but let these ghosts fly Oh you are the sun to these fine days And you are the sweetness of my ways And if it was mine to give I’d give it all away I’m struck by the the way you still like me when I am crazed I’m holding your head like a river bed and there’s something that makes you cry everyday Oh you are the sun to these fine days And you are the sweetness of my ways And if it was mine to give I’d give it all away Oh you are the sweetness of my ways Oh you are the sweetness of my ways Well I’ve got a head rush, go on and make me blush Baby hold me like you used to Oh baby hold me like you used to
10.
Love is Love 04:47
I am not the shadow of your broken hands and I am not who you think I am There are many things from your mother's mouth you oughta keep with you like your grandma loves her house Then again there are many things you can live without like that box of old thoughts from your weightless mouth Love is love, time’s a changin’ Love is love, time’s a changin’ Love is love, distance is gaining on you I’ll give you a little time to sort your mind but not too long ‘Cause different words can make the same sentence Different words can describe the same thing Oh and love is a changin’ thing Love is love, times a changin’ Love is love, times a changin’ Love is love and distance is gaining on you It’s never too late to look at the sun ‘cause falling into fear is the hardest one in the long run ‘Cause love is love, times a changin’ Love is love, times a changin’ Love is love and distance is gaining on you
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Dying Here 06:01
It taught me I can be found in every foot that hits the ground and I leave my troubles true where they can be found, like the scent of a bloody, bloody, bloodhound Splinter in the sky, is it a bird or a sly creature ‘Cause the illusion likes to paint with a heavy, heavy hand on a heist across the sea and who are we If we’re dying here we are free here and if we die we are gone If you’re dying here you are free here, fuck the man you are home, ooh Oh, I wish upon us now a gravestone for the ‘somehows’ and colors that are free of you and me What I really mean to say is nothing at all ‘Cause with my voice comes a safety, a privilege and a call If we’re dying here we are free here and if we die we are gone If you’re dying here you are free here, fuck the man you are home For example take the green, it turns to dust eventually And the fire’s not in the rich, it’s in the fire that lights the ditch

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All songs written and recorded by Sam Rae, recorded live and to tape at Hall of Justice Recording Studio in Seattle, Washington

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released August 7, 2020

Produced by Jacob Hoffman
Mixed by Trina Shoemaker
Mastered by Joe Gastwirt

Engineered by Mike Davis
Assistant Engineer, Samuel Rosson
Post-production edits by Mike Davis and Jacob Hoffman
Essential contribution by Sean T. Lane
Lap steel performed by Dustin Busch and recorded by Sean T. Lane
(with the exception of lap steel on ‘Strangest Thing’
recorded at Hall of Justice Recording Studio)
Recorded to tape
Mastered using analog equipment

Cover photo taken by Pete Souza
Album design by Old Friend
Insert art by Cheryl Moreno
Insert design by Alex Pieper

Thank you to my parents Paula Landgraf and David Sidwell for helping me pave the history that informs my music. Special thanks to Sean T. Lane, Mike Davis and Jacob Hoffman for all of our late nights at HOJ. Thank you especially for your genuine and never failing dedication and respect for my vision during this process. Thank you to Terry McCants, you keep me in check, remind me of the internal compass and send me gifts in the mail that keep me believing. Thank you to Brandi Carlile and Phil and Tim Hanseroth for providing an atmosphere infused with momentum and inspired ideas. Finally, thank you Catherine Elizabeth Cruthfield, my wife and confidant. You have been my behind the scenes super hero, my strong encouraging voice that is forever whispering in my ear, ‘Never compromise your art. You are too good for that.’

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Sam Rae Iowa City, Iowa

Blending classical roots with an improvisational past Sam Rae brings a sense of wonder to her now alternative folk music. Compelling and from a past life, her music will encourage you consider life in between the notes.

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