California Kid

by Circe Link

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1.
Salvation 05:18
Album: California Kid 1. Salvation I saw a hairdo on TV, he was trying to save my soul He said, “I got what you need, just as long as you got the gold” And although he had those perfect teeth, you know I did agree That something ’round here needs saving, but brother it ain’t me ‘Come on save me from salvation Let the people be save me from salvation ‘Cause in this great big world the truth is sometimes hard to see And that’s salvation I saw a politician speak, he was looking for my vote He said, “I know what should be, and it don’t include those other folks” And when he shook my hand as if we were the best of friends I wondered if he knew he his new acquaintance was one of “them”? Come on save me from salvation Let the people be save me from salvation ‘Cause in this great big world the truth is sometimes hard to see And that’s salvation I saw a general give a brief, well, he did what he was told He said “I would kill for peace, you gotta waste a few to save the whole” And while that may make sense to those you who are insane I think if it was your home town you might not feel the same Written By Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)
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Random Act of Kindness (free) 04:24
2. Random Act Of Kindness Album: California Kid 2. Random Act Of Kindness Too many people turn away, no they wont give the time a day And in the silence there is no one left hear us The hungry, lost, the fools the poor I know this world could be much more And it’s the devils we disgrace that make us fearless Take time for random acts of kindness The hate and fear that blind us It ain’t you, but it’s true that anyone can change the world Tear down the fence and grow some violets Altruistic and it’s timeless You may not think that’s cool to do But think of who you do it too, a random act of kindness So hold the door and give some change Share your umbrella in the rain ‘Cause it’s the little things make the day go better So lend a hand and give a smile Be sure to go the extra mile This one philosophy can bring us all together Take time for random acts of kindness The hate and fear that blind us It ain’t you, but it’s true that anyone can change the world Lift up the light you know you wanna Couldn’t hurt to help your karma You may not owe anything today But think of all the debts you pay, with random acts of kindness And when you hurt the ones you love A simply sorry ain’t enough Why can’t you see the pain it’s written on their faces And it’s so easy if you try So please just set aside your pride A little effort will return you to good graces Take time for random acts of kindness The hate and fear that blind us It ain’t you, but it’s true that anyone can change the world Break out the band end the violence A song can unify us You may not know when it’s sung to you But sing along and give into a random act of kindness Written by – Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)
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Album: California Kid 3. Gettin’ High (On Your Own Supply) Now why’d ya have to go and ruin it for the rest of us? Had to go and ask the question didn’t you ? You roll your own you share the load, you pass it round and hit the road But you don’t seem to notice when the night is through You say you’ve got a decent right to blow your golden horn so loud But brother do you see or care when the room starts clearing out? You’re getting high And I can’t look you in the eye You’re getting high On your own supply, that ain’t right Now when I told you come out of the rain I didn’t say I’d tell the truth all the time I cooked you up a pretty line I got you drunk on Bukowski’s wine I think that dope might be too good for you I thought you’d listen if I said You’ve had too much now go to bed How could it go straight to your head? You ought’ta give it all a rest, but instead You’re getting high And I can’t look you in the eye You’re getting high On your own supply, that ain’t right Now I’m no different than the rest just look around they’re not impressed But I didn’t have to point that out to you A little toke goes up in smoke sometimes you never get the joke But I try to laugh at the ugly truth I’m getting, you’re getting, someone’s getting high And I can’t look you in the eye You’re getting high On your own supply Written By Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Music (BMI)
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Album: California Kid 4. Home Isn’t Home Without You Dry your eyes I’m coming home real soon, you tell me Butterflies don’t cry it’s not what they’re supposed to do So I’m sending you my wishes honey kisses through the phone And you know you think I’d miss it But my heart is happy anywhere that you may roam Home isn’t home without you Home is when you’re near Home isn’t home without you It’s just a place where I wait, it’s just here When your gone I never get much sleep, and if I Fall into our bed it’s on your side I find relief But the empty halls and darkened walls hold echoes of the day And like a silent movie star I’m roaming lost, nothing that I care to say You’re everything worth waiting for And sometimes you’re much more than I deserve And in this place is just a house until you return Home isn’t home without you Home is when you’re near Home isn’t home without you It’s just a place where I wait, it’s just here You’re the king of my castle you’re the blue that makes my sea You’re the muse to my Picasso you’re the guitar that breaks my strings Home isn’t home without you Home is when you’re near Home isn’t home without you It’s just a place where I wait… Home isn’t home without you Home is when you’re near Home isn’t home without you It’s just a place where I wait, it’s just here Written By Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)
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Album: California Kid 5. Taking It Light Angels can fly ‘cause they take themselves so light They’re stepping high and so am I It seems to me kind of funny but you don’t know you’re alive Before the clock stops running and it’s time to wave goodbye Well it’s up up away as my feet leave the ground My halo in my pocket and my arms are reaching out And if I go today well you know it’s been real nice Just one more thing to do my friend before I catch my ride And I’m learning to fly right from the source And I’m stepping through skies and over storms And I’m starting to live just for today By taking it light, try taking it light, I’m taking it light Angels can fly ‘cause they don’t take it serious Don’t ask them why, you know they’ll just laugh If you’re waiting for some special day you won’t get the joke Like a rock who cannot roll away and never get’s to know That it’s up up away, no no nothing brings me down A golden sun will lead the way as I pass above the town And if I go today I guess it’s gotta be my time Just one more thing to do my friend, that’s step into the sky I’m learning to fly right from the source And I’m stepping through skies and over storms And I’m starting to live just for today By taking it light, I’m taking it light, try taking it light And if tomorrow comes and you find that I am gone You’ll know I got my pure white wings and made my way back home And I’m learning to fly right from the source And I’m stepping through skies and over storms And I’m starting to live just for today By taking it light, I’m taking it light, I’m taking it light Written By Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons (BMI)
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Album: California Kid 6. California Kid I don’t just live here it’s where I’m from ya know City of the angels got the rest of you in tow And someone stole the night from us a long long time ago ‘Cause when the day is over man, the stars don’t even show And there’s a thousand kids on the boulevard of fame Casting lines dong time while trying on new names Each one has a story but no one wants to hear “Cause someone’s getting picked to launch a new career California dreamer, welcome to California kid Way out in the west your folks will wonder how you’ll live So you send them all a post card of the famous wax museum And you’ll tell ‘em all it’s ok because you’ve got a gift to give ‘Cause you’re the California kid Hungry and dirty like a settler through the dust A glimmer in the eye that says Hollywood or bust El Dorado lies say that the streets are paved with gold And everybody dies so young ‘cause outlaws can’t grow old Like the wild wild west this is gunslinger land Those killer thieves cut you down where you stand But your heart is a dove over dessert and flame winging back home against any pain One day when you have made it big you’re gonna buy a house You say, right there upon the beach with all your friends just hanging out But graveyard waiting tables makes you wonder and you doubt And some say while you’re able you ought to leave this town And I’ll still be ‘round writing songs that no hears While the ocean rolls in another night of salty tears I wish we’d have a little shaker so that some of you would leave But then again I know this place is where you come to be a California dreamer, come on now California kid And someday when you leave you may not go the way you came No it doesn’t really matter if you grabbed the big brass ring ‘Cause I will still remember you for all the things you did ‘Cause I’m the California kid Written By Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)
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Album: California Kid 7. What Goes Around Bunny left the band in the winter of ought nine And she ain’t never coming back and it’s, alright Everything is born to grow, live and then die And you can stand there and scratch your head but no answers will arise Someday everybody learns Just like me you gotta take your turn And what goes up must come down What goes around, around I myself once did the same, a guilty rose creaking out the back door Left a locket full of hearts and broken many more Everything we do’s been done if you want to know the truth And I can point my finger up into the sky but are you looking at the moon? Someday everybody learns Just like me you gotta take your turn And what goes up must come down What goes around, around Everything and everyone must ride upon the wheel And if the carousel is making you sick my friend I know just how you feel Someday everybody learns Just like me you gotta take your turn And what goes up must come down What goes around, around, around Written By Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)
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Little Hobo 04:30
Album: California Kid 8. Little Hobo My little hobo, what you don’t know Is that the world will keep on turning and you can’t push it round Wherever you go I will follow and if you keep on running Eventually you’re homeward bound, you’re homeward bound You’re homeward bound I wonder what you’re running from, I wonder why you’re scared? I wonder why you can’t here all the music playing here? My little hobo, what you don’t know Is that the world will keep on turning and you can’t push it round Wherever you go I will follow and if you keep on running Eventually you’re homeward bound You ride the Santa Fe, you’re such a pretty tramp And in Bakersfield you’ll jump the tracks to camp You think you’re all alone under the great big sky But honey that’s not true ‘cause I am always by your side My little hobo, what you don’t know Is that the world will keep on turning and you can’t push it round Wherever you go I will follow and if you keep on running Eventually you’re homeward bound, you’re homeward bound You’re homeward bound Written By Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)
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Album: California Kid 9. Shangriladeeda Farm It’s a quarter to four come on get up and go No need to lead a life of desperation and woe I know a place where life is slow and sweet It’s ruff around the edges but so am I The men are in the fields and the women make pies It’s kind of how I dreamed that it could be My long lost home and my gypsy family I’ll take a drive, out of the city Not gonna lie, I know you will miss me I gotta get right with myself out in the big blue sky Another rat gets away from that big old race And a million more may take my place but I know that what will be will be And brother that’s all right with me I got the Shangriladeeda farm There’s children and cherries and biscuits and jam Picking in the orchard and the fruit of the land Smoky Mountain band makes California blue So if it’s stinking where you’re thinking it’s time to quit Come and fetch a ride with me you know I’ll give you a lift I found a place where you can lay your heavy head Put down your pack beside my feather bed Let’s take a drive, out of the city Now don’t you lie, you wanna go with me You gotta get right with the world out in the big blue sky We’re gonna drive all night till the morning breaks “Cause letting go is all it takes Sunshine inside your smile It’s just country mile Before the Shangriladeeda farm Another weary stranger gets a pair of hand me down wings And man if they don’t fit real nice, no I don’t need no fancy things Just listen to me sing! Well it’s a quarter to four come on get up and go No need to lead a life of desperation and woe I’m heading to a place where life is sweet To my long lost home and my gypsy family Let’s take a drive, out of the city Now don’t you lie, you wanna go with me You gotta get right with the Lord out in the big blue sky We’re gonna drive all night till the morning breaks “Cause letting go is all it takes Sun shining inside your smile It’s just another country mile Before the Shangraladeeda dee da farm Written by Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)
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Tiger Swami 05:27
Album: California Kid 10. Tiger Swami Take me to the mountaintop where I can meet the sage Row me down the river in the Ganges I will bathe Let me ride along the rails of an Indian express And when I meet you at the station, honey, you can do the rest You’re like the Tiger Swami, you tear me limb from limb My very own tsunami that one better make you grin You’re in and out and on me just like my very soul Here comes the Tiger Swami and baby here I go La do dah Tiger Swami, la do dah sing it if you can La do dah Tiger Swami, la do dah he’s my super man! Like superman he sees the world with X ray sight And with his might he’ll tame the savage beast And there ain’t no such thing for him as kryptonite The song I hear him sing to me, the song I hear him sing to me The song I hear him sing, is sweet relief With flowers in my hair I’ll meet the Perfume Saint Sandlewood and jasmine sent the silk where I am laid In your hands I‘m so small a bird about to fly And when you throw me in the air, my love, I’ll sing as I go by You’re like the Tiger Swami, you tear me limb from limb My very own tsunami that one better make you grin You’re in and out and on me just like my very soul Here comes the Tiger Swami and baby here I go La do dah Tiger Swami, la do dah sing it if you can La do dah Tiger Swami, la do dah he’s my super man! The song I hear him sing to me, the song I hear him sing to me The song I hear him sing Is sweet relief Written By Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)
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Traffic Jam 06:17
Album: California Kid 11. Traffic Jam I’m driving up the 101 in my Cadillac My high heels clicking on the seat in the back The sun is beating and I’m playing the Rolling Stones Stuck on this freeway you can feel like you’re all alone And since we’re already here, turn it off switch your gears Pretend a party’s the plan, let’s make a traffic jam I think you know we can Five a-clock we all can just stop, and leave our cars where their waiting Dance and sing it’s a highway thing it could be fun, I know it’s crazy yeah Ooo but maybe yeah Bummer to bumper is a slogan I’ll never miss And in our cars we’ll stash guitars for days like this And on the radio an hour of all good news Reports of rampant songs running on the lose And since we’re already here, turn it off switch your gears Let’s make it groove if we can, let’s make a traffic jam Strumming bikes and playing pipes on busses trains and the street signs People smile and for a while they’ll share the load and start the peacetime, ooo let your love shine, it’s about time And since we’re already here, turn it off switch your gears Every woman, child and man, can make a traffic jam I think you know we can make a traffic jam Every city, any city, every city in the land Written By Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)

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This Americana Roots Rock album has the feel of a real band with it's natural, organic, down home and heartfelt approach. Recorded live in studio we we're shooting for that feeling we get when listening to such legendary acts as The Band and Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

All songs written by Circe Link & Christian Nesmith
Produced by Christian Nesmith
Engineered and Mixed by Christian Nesmith
Additional Engineering by Sal Ojeda
Recorded at Stagg Street Studio
Mastered by Brant Biles at Mi Casa Multimedia, Los Angeles CA

Christian Nesmith uses and endorses Line6 Guitars and Amps
Christopher Allis uses and endorses Drum Workshop drums, pedals and hardware,
Attack Drumheads, Vader Drumsticks, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Factory Percussion

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released September 14, 2010

Introducing: The Discount Candy Family Band
Christopher Allis – Drums
Jason Chesney – Bass
Laura Drew – Backing Vocals
Circe Link – Lead Vocals
Christian Nesmith – Guitar
Bart Ryan - Guitar
Debra Tala – Backing Vocals
Michael Sherwood – Keys

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