Recordings from Shotpouch Creek

by Kitchen Hips

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All tracks were written and recorded in March 2014 at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek in Burnt Woods, OR in collaboration with the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.

"Heavy" was recorded at Gal Palace in Los Angeles, CA. That reverb is fer real.

All words and sounds by aerienne (except the rain, of course.)

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released April 9, 2014

Dedicated to my #1 lady and cabin collaborator VeeBree for her contributions, cooking, kindness, and COOL.

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Kitchen Hips Los Angeles, California

Kitchen Hips is the moniker of songwriter and folk musician, Aerienne Russell. Alongside her beau Evan Hemsley, Russell makes melodious music steeped in hominess, heartache, and nostalgic whimsy.

As a self-taught musician with deep family roots in Appalachia, her music speaks to a simpler time, like the songs of The Carter Family and Connie Converse with a pinch of Lee Hazelwood’s wry wit.
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Track Name: One, Tulip, Threelip, Four
One daisy I was lazy
and I daffadilly-dallied
but I rose up
and made things happen

I was whining, I was pining
like an unblown dandelion
tapped some maple syrup sap
out of my happiness

Don’t you say your day is weedy
when your noggin’s feeling needy
gotta feed it with the seeds
of springtime saplings

Don’t you mind your time is fleeting
when you find your mind is greedy
gotta curb it with the warmth
of sunlight dappling

One, tulip, three-lip, four
I was cedar on the floor
but I stood up
and made things happen

I was hoping that a crocus
would open up my throat
so I could sing a tune
like wings on birdies flapping

Don’t you let your mind get foggy
like a froggy stopping hopping
like a grey day growing groggy
in the morning

Don’t you let the loggers log you
or the bogs of boredom bog you
spruce your juice
and chase your dreams like tails on doggies

One, tulip, three-lip, four
Ficus, six, and sycamore
Sylvan, oak, pine, and ten
Eleven, twelve
Count again!
[x2]

One, tulip, three-lip, four
I was cedar on the floor
but I stood up
and made things happen
Track Name: Creeping Along
You’ve been creep creep creeping along, for a long time
The creek will come up to meet you in the morning
You’ve been creep creep creeping along, for a long time now
The sun will come up to greet you in the morning

But
Sooner than soon [x3]
You will rise too [x2]

You’ve been creep creep creeping along, for a long time
The creek will come up to meet you in the evening
You’ve been creep creep creeping along, for a long time now
The moon will come up to greet you in the evening

But
Sooner than soon [x3]
You will rise too [x2]

You will rise to the roof
You will rise to the sky
…moon
…heavens on high
…stars
…nebulae
…infinity
You’ll arrive back in your own mind
Track Name: Rain in the Morning
Rain in the morning makes me happy
Rain in the evening makes me smile
Clouds overhead make me glad to be alive
It hasn’t rained for a while

It’s been a spell, since it has fell from above
It’s been a spell, since I have fallen in love
I know they’ll come a day when…

Flowers will drink oh so gladly
Rivers will flow with a tune
Curtains will certainly open to cloudy days
I hope the rain rains soon

It’s been a spell, since it has fell from above
It’s been a spell, since I have fallen in love
I know they’ll come a day when…

Rain in the morning heals my heartache
Rain in the evening makes me swoon
Clouds overhead make me so glad to be alive
I hope the rain rains soon
I hope the rain rains soon
I hope the rain rains soon.
Track Name: Piece of the Pie
The end of the world as we know it is a-coming soon [x2]
The rivers won’t flow
The mountains won’t snow
The lakes will dry
Not a cloud in the sky
You and I need to get our piece of the pie

The end of the world as we know it is a-coming soon [x2]
Bees won’t fly
Cars won’t drive
Trees won’t thrive
Babies will cry
You and I need to get our piece of the pie

Cherry, apple, clementine
Pecan, peach, or lemon lime
I don’t mind the kind of pie
As long as I can stay alive

The end of the world as we know it is a-coming soon [x2]
The sea’ll be salty
Fault lines faulty
Everything will die
In the blink of an eye
You and I need to get our piece of the pie

Cherry, apple, clementine
Pecan, peach, or lemon lime
I don’t mind the kind of pie
As long as I can stay alive

The end of the world as we know it is a-coming soon [x2]
The rivers won’t flow
The mountains won’t snow
The lakes will dry
Not a cloud in the sky
You and I need to get our piece of the pie
Track Name: Heavy
What’s right is right, surely, and wrong is wrong
I find your eyes do sigh when the kettle's on
You’ve held the whole world in your hands far too long
As if each bird, each tree, was yours and yours alone

You don’t have to feel so heavy
You don’t have to bear it all
You don’t have to feel so steady
I’ll be there when trouble calls
You don’t have to bear it all
You don’t have to bear it alone

Sometimes it seems so easy to play along
To take the pain of the world with a grain of salt
It’s equally easy to feel it’s all your fault
But love can climb higher than the highest garden walls

You don’t have to feel so happy
You don’t have to bear it all
You don’t have to feel so heavy
I’ll be there when trouble calls
You don’t have to bear it all
You don’t have to bear it alone
Track Name: In the Whole World
In the whole world, all I got is you [x3]
but you’ve got 8 billion me’s

In the whole world, I’ve got a drop of dew [x3]
But I’m just a drop in the stew

Turn it upside down
Now right side up
Now twirl around
Fall down, grow up
[x2]

In the dewdrops, the whole world is contained
In the treetops, the whole world it does hang
Just a few thoughts, dribble on like rain
But the whole world remains within me
Yeah, the whole world remains within me

Turn it upside down
Now right side up
Now twirl around
Fall down, grow up
[x2]

In the whole world, all I got is you [x3]
but you’ve got 8 billion me’s
Yeah, you’ve got 8 billion me’s
You’ve got 8 billion me’s.
Track Name: Open Door (Gonna Walk On In)
Slipping down the sidewalk again
With my ragtag ragamuffin bunch of friends
Wishing I had new shoes ‘cause these two I got are sure broke in

I’m looking for an open door, I’m gonna walk right in
I’m gonna walk right in

Had a bunch of fun on Sunday
Got real drunk and bummed on Monday
Tues Weds Thursday, a blur
Friday, Saturday, start over!

I’m looking for an open door
I’m gonna walk right in
I’m gonna walk right in

Met a psychic at the bar
She said she would read my chart
So far so good, but watch out kid –
Things could get dark

That’s why I’m looking for an open door
I’m gonna walk right in
I’m gonna walk right in

I take any chance I get
To do something I might regret
To see something or be someone
I ain’t been yet

I’m sick and tired of closing doors
I leave ‘em wide open
I leave ‘em wide open

That’s why I’m looking for an open door
I’m gonna walk right in
I’m gonna walk right in