Story

 

 

Kelly's second cd takes you on a trip through the streets of New Orleans where he lived and performed till April 2005, and where most of these songs were written. Still sliding on the steel guitar, this time the instrumentation also includes acoustic guitar, bass, and vocal harmonies. These songs still fit into a country blues/folk vein,  but the style has widened to more of a Louisiana gumbo influence. Another Shore takes you back to the origin of the Acadian/Cajun people, Streets of New Orleans through the darkened streets of the French Quarter, and Mama Said sounds like it might have come through Lafayette. These songs are dedicated to the city and people of New Orleans, all y'all.

Produced by Kelly Cavanagh

Recorded on Salt Spring Island 2007

Released July 25, 2008

 

Kelly Cavanagh - steel guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass

Sarah Morris - vocals

Dave Roland - standup bass

 

 

kingdom come

Story

 

a song about a river

a town

a girl

a fish

what is this song about

 

 

Lyrics

sitting on the banks of the mississippi river

waiting on the promise of the saints to deliver

deliver me the kingdom

kingdom come

oh my soul it's got a hold on me

mississippi river going to carry me

to the kingdom

kingdom come

 

rambling around new orleans' french quarter

wondering if i'll ever get myself across the border

the border to the kingdom

kingdom come

oh my soul it's got a hold on me

new orleans till the morning going to carry me

to the kingdom

kingdom come

 

louisiana hannah give me loving so delicious

never met a woman with such goodness

and so gracious

goodness gracious like the kingdom

kingdom come

oh my soul she's got a hold on me

louisiana hannah going to carry me

to the kingdom

kingdom come

 

down in the delta there's a catfish in the river

if i eat that catfish i'll be living here forever

forever till the kingdom

kingdom come

oh my soul it's got a hold on me

catfish from the delta going to carry me

to the kingdom

kingdom come

 

i'm still sitting on the banks of the mississippi river

waiting on the promise of the saints to deliver

deliver me the kingdom

kingdom come

oh my soul it's got a hold on me

mississippi river going to carry me

to the kingdom

kingdom come

oh my soul it's got a hold on me

mississippi river going to carry me

to the kingdom

kingdom come

kingdom come

Story

 

a song about the crazy world of new orleans

where one day can be as different as the next

 

 

Lyrics

monday i start out in the gutter

tuesday i'm standing on top of the world

wednesday i'm right back where i started

thursday every oyster's got a pearl

 

i said hmmm i don't get it

hmmm makes no sense

hmmm that's crazy

go figure go figure

i said hmmm i just don't get it

hmmm makes no sense

that's crazy

go figure

 

friday i'm flying with the eagle

saturday barely landing on my feet

sunday everything's coming up roses

by night time there's just petals at my feet

 

i said hmmm...

 

monday it's all thunder and lightening

tuesday's like summer without end

wednesday i'm down to my last dollar

thursday i got more than i can spend

 

i said hmmm...

 

friday can't wait till this is over

saturday i'm giving it all i got

sunday starts out with such promise

time it's done every hope i had is shot

 

i said hmmm...

 

i said hmmm makes no sense

hmmm i don't get it

hmmm

go figure

that's crazy

hmmm un-huh don't get it

hmmm no don't get it

go figure

go figure

kingdom come

Story

 

for all the people who lived through katrina

and those who didn't

 

 

Lyrics

killer 'cane killer 'cane

took my brother took my pain

killer 'cane killer 'cane

i can't go home again

 

killer 'cane killer 'cane

took my sunshine gave me rain

killer 'cane killer'cane

i can't go home again

 

now my city lies in ruins

not sure i'll be going back

don't know what i should be doing

 

killer 'cane killer 'cane

took my city left a stain

killer 'cane killer 'cane

i can't go home again

 

killer 'cane killer 'cane

all my life down the drain

killer 'cane killer 'cane

i can't go home again

 

all i worked for all i had

all my hopes and dreams

all gone bad

 

killer 'cane killer 'cane

took my mama took my pain

killer 'cane killer 'cane

i can't go home again

 

 

 

kingdom come

Story

 

i'll be there directly

 

 

 

Lyrics

shoulder to shoulder beauty and beast

side by side famine and feast

drawn to the quarter to find release

streets of new orleans

streets of new orleans

 

streets of new orleans are sticky like glue

gets in the cracks of the sole of your shoe

starts rising upward till it's part of you

streets of new orleans...

 

how they dance promenade the street

how they parade and pound out the beat

brass band roars like elephants in heat

streets of new orleans...

 

sugar daddy jones got the magic touch

got into bad habits cause it hurt so much

could not go on without his crutch

streets of new orleans...

 

cher amelie

c'est amelie

je t'aime beaucoup

je t'aime aussi

you make it easy you make it true

 

a feathered mask a painted face

i feel desire melting space

mass euphoria in its place

streets of new orleans...

 

why drink water when i have wine

why give the reaper any more time

why drink yours when i can drink mine

streets of new orleans...

 

sun rises up behind algiers

to make the black so blue

kingdom come

Story

 

a song about two girls

one of them being my mum

 

 

Lyrics

mama said don't you bet on the horses

always make the best of what you got

mend your fences make no pretenses

never break a woman's heart

mama said don't you gamble at dice

always put the horse before the cart

respect yourself but above all else

never break a woman's heart

she said never break a woman's heart

 

young christine she was just eighteen

told her leave your papa's home

come with me there's so much to see

let's go ramble and roam

we went west we heard that's the best

i was just crazy 'bout the girl

i loved her so and with her i'd go

clean around the whole free world

 

mama said...

 

we came to ground far from our home town

found a little country farm

a simple home but it was all our own

full of love and low rent charm

we had a life just like a husband and wife

i never thought to go or stray

we stayed together through all that weather

nothing would get in our way

 

mama said...

 

young christine barely made nineteen

i kind of lost my mind

i ran away and still today

i think i must have been blind

i broke her heart and the saddest part

i didn't even think twice

i kept my word on every thing i heard

but the best part of mama's advice

 

mama said...