California Kid

by Circe Link

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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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Track Name: Salvation
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)
Track Name: Random Act of Kindness
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)
Track Name: Gettin' High (On Your Own Supply)
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)
Track Name: Home Isn't Home Without You
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)
Track Name: Taking It Light
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)
Track Name: California Kid
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)
Track Name: What Goes Around
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)
Track Name: Little Hobo
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)
Track Name: Shangriladeeda Farm
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)
Track Name: Tiger Swami
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)
Track Name: Traffic Jam
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)