Read This If I Don't Make It Home

by Gratiot Lake Road

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1.
All Heart and Sandstone
2.
3.
Creatures Much Worse Than Ourselves
4.
To the Sea
5.
Letters
6.
Raven
7.
Oh These Snow Swept Roads
8.
Car Crash
9.
All That We Borrowed
10.
We Will Sea
11.
12.
322 6th Street

about

recorded in livingrooms, bedrooms, and old churches in michigan and virginia between summer 2013 and summer 2014

credits

releases 21 November 2014

gratiot lake road is
ben jensen (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, organ, vocals)
emaleigh jensen (banjo, vocals, words)
matthew radue (drums, percussion, electric guitar)
tony laux (bass, synth, rainstick)

featuring
dobro on tracks 07 and 11 and internal combustion engine on track 03 by ben lassiter
electric guitar on tracks 05 and 06 by matt bradley
electric guitar on tracks 01 and 05 by mike glass
recorded and mixed by ben jensen
mastered by eben louis mannes

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Track Name: Leave Your Light On
turtle in the pond robin in the tree
i dance all day to the songs she sings
the sun shines bright on our milky skin
and the sea is calm despite the wind
you told it to me once and i didn’t believe
so you told me again and i still didn’t see
but you stayed all night through the wind and rain
and still you stayed when the morning came

leave your light on leave it bright
i need you more and more each night
i don’t deserve the love i’ve received
i take and take and never give

lightning bug in the palm of your hand
feet dug deep in the salty sand
you know he won’t light inside a jar
so you let him go with a wave of your arm
there at the top we saw the whole world
with its white cap waves and black sand shores
maybe we took things we shouldn’t take
but everything will return to its place

praise the father praise the crook
everything i ever took
i swear i will give it back
one day

turtle in the pond robin in the tree
there’s not much left for that bird to sing
she sang as the tide came in on the sea
she sang for you and then she sang for me
you told it to me once and i didn’t believe
so you told me again and i still didn’t see
but you stayed all night through the wind and rain
and still you stayed when the morning came
Track Name: Dirty Hollow Homes
west virginia heading north from the coast
fleeing all that hallowed ground and holy ghosts
something in you told you this is all you’d need
all your fears packed away and hiding in the backseat

oh ohio

you saw it coming all those battles lost and won
but you never were the one to take the blame
silly sinner did you think that you’re forgiven
that your burdens never were for you to bear

oh ohio

west virginia while those storms rage on outside
we’ll stay warm and dry and terrified
nothing’s perfect but our dirty hollow homes
are what we cling to all the more when we’re alone