Lightchasers

by Daisy O'Connor

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Daisy’s debut full length album “Lightchasers” mixes indie folk, rock, psych, americana, country and pop into a soothing groove that’s all her own: quirky, captivating, cleverly queer, and crooning.

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released February 3, 2017

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Fat Fuse Music at Good Danny's Studio, Austin TX.

All songs written by Daisy O'Connor
Nickels & Dimes written with Roger Greenawalt
Streetlamp written with Ron Scott

Players:
Christopher Cox- bass, keys, electric guitar
Jinx McGee- acoustic guitar
Matthew Shepherd- drums
Simon Page- pedal steel
Lindsey Verrill- cello, upright bass

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Track Name: Lightchasers
The way will find you
When you not looking
The road will wind through you
Yellow lines searching

So take a breath
You’ve hurried enough
The answers running through
Your blood and heart and bones

Dancing on the roof
We are the light chasers
Under the full moon
We are the light chasers

The day will find you
When you’re done looking
The dawn will drive through
All your dark detouring

So take a step
Calm your mind
The answers buried in your spine
And in the pines

Catching fireflies
We are the light chasers
Flashing photographs
We are the light chasers

Lift your eyes to the sky
Shooting stars fly by
We came here to shine

We are the light chasers
We are the light chasers
And we don’t stop
Chasing light
Track Name: What is a Grown Up
I mighta spent 50 more dollars than I made
It mighta been that day
I mighta charged up my card just to pay
It had to be that way

So meet me in the middle
At Cain’s Ballroom
Sip dandelion moonshine
Let’s take a turn
You gave up your wallet
I lost my ring
Being grown up don’t mean anything

We could get us a mortgage
And a real front porch
Put a hammer to the house
We could get a hound
But I cashed in my retirement plan
To make my first record
Is your wallet looking any better?

What I a grown up anyway?
Buying second class salt
Talking bout our pains
Praying for the day
We find our way
Can it be today?

All my friends are having kids
All my friends are buying homes
They got real jobs and credit cards
They're buying their tombstones
’m running for the stories
I’m loving for the lines
Am I’m gonna be alright?
Are we gonna be alright?

What is a grown up anyway?
Singing second chance songs
Working for our pay
Dreaming of the day
We get to play
Let’s do it today.
Track Name: Drunk on June
Saw her singing on the stage
She had my heart from the start
Proposed to her the first time we did meet
She always settled for safe
Til the night she saw my face
“I can’t wait”
She replied
I was high
She fell down, down, down
Oh, I was drunk on June

I try to fall back asleep
I put the roses on the sheets
Light the candles like the first time
We did cheat
In the rich hotel
Where we broke the rules
God, forgive us for what we do
I was drunk on June

Drunk on June
Drunk on June
The only drink that ever really worked was you
The only taste that could kill my pain
Was you
Only you

You pulled me out
You pulled me in
We got old
Skin to skin
Your flesh and blood
Is all I need to win
Now you’re in a baby blue casket buried deep
And I’m living on the edge of mad belief
I just wanna get drunk on you
But I’m all alone in our room

Drunk on June
Drunk on June
The only drink that ever really worked was you
The only taste that could kill my pain
Was you
Only you

And she fell in, she fell in, she fell in

I’m coming for you
June
Track Name: Ophelia
Ophelia’s alone in the street light glow
Walking past the bars in the night
There goes Rose with a cowboy she knows
Guess we’re all looking for light in the dark

The poet lost her pen
In the floor cracks and gin
The tarot and the turntable
Spin and spin
She goes down so smooth
She’s a half written muse
And grace has become
Another whiskey blond

Ophelia’s in the zone with her headphones on
Working to her favorite songs
Philosophers are tokin’, the White Horse is smokin’
They’re all looking for a place to belong

She puts out a vase in a prominent place
Collects pieces of paper with Washington’s face
Is this the stuff dreams are made of
Tequila shot and upright bass

The preacher lost his prayer
Through the cracks in the stairs
The hipsters and hypocrites put on airs
They all look so smooth
Unamused in their booths
And Grace has become
Another whiskey blond

She’s trying to grow gold
It keeps coming up dust
Filling her pockets and picture locket
The weatherman’s whispering secrets again
Growing pains when the grains are sown

Ophelia’s alone and the streetlights are gone
Walking home into the dawn
Track Name: Breaking the Box
As a kid I was taught
To keep god in a box
Where I could write all my prayers down
And lock ‘em up
They told me who he was
What he meant
What he thought
They told me there were people
He didn’t like a lot

I’m breaking the box
Of my comfort zone
Breaking the box
Of what I thought I know
They said it so simple
Just follow god’s word
But I hear god whisper in my ear
I’m everywhere

In the women at the clinic
Gay people in parades
The kid on the street
And the man with aids
The banker, the barista
The hooker in lace
If I’m looking for god
I better get to know your face

I’m breaking the box
Of my comfort zone
Breaking the box
Of what I know
I’m outside the lines
I’m rainbow pearl
Momma, I see god in the smile of a girl

Benn torn apart
and taped together again
I’m letting light in
And just when I thought
I couldn’t get more lost
I got found

I’m breaking the box
Of who I used to be
Breaking the box
Of how you see me
I’m a woman, I’m a child
I’m a man of grace
If you’re looking for god
Better get to know my face
Track Name: Tuesday
Living on honey and a half note
Drinking my money each night
Sipping sweet rye
Watching smoke from the lies
Passing from your lips to mine

My shoes have been soled and resoled
Its hard to go anywhere anymore
So come over on time
Bring a bottle of wine
Cuz its Tuesday, and baby I’m yours

Loving my hero in half light
We’re cheating the hangman by candlelight
You reset my blood
Skinning teeth with your gun
C’mon medicine man, heal me

My debt has been sold and resold
I don’t owe anybody anything anymore
So lets make love like sailors on shore leave sometime
This Tuesday, baby I’m yours.

The chance for a cheap thrill
Fifty dollar bill
Take another pill
Baby we can’t go on meeting like this
Another radio rock star
Adopt a folk singer
But no touching
No touching
Don’t touch me like that

Cuz my body’s been sold and resold
Its hard to know anything anymore
So lets make love like singles in silksheets tonight
Cuz its Tuesday, and baby I’m yours.
Track Name: Texas Rain
I got that warm Texas rain on my chest
In the place where her head used to rest
On a Sunday morning
She left without warning
When the summer came

It’s been a couple of months
Texas is drier than dust
She’s been to the ocean
She’s been to the mountains
I’ve been cleaning up

Texas rain, Texas rain
Bring my baby back again
Creeks flow, grass grows
Wildflowers, waterfalls
Texas rain
Bring her back again

She’s a singer, a traveling girl
Threw all her cards in for the world
She got what she’s dealt
She plays what she must
Her face is trust

But the road twists and turns around the bend
I find myself soaking up gin
The wine and the women
Never learned the limit
I’m not ready to win

Texas rain, Texas rain
Bring my baby back again
Creeks flow, grass grows
Wildflowers, waterfalls
Texas rain
Bring her back again

I got clothes sticking to my skin
Thunder and lighting
I’m soaked in my sin
Wash it all, please wash it away
Come on back to Texas, rain
Track Name: Nickels & Dimes
Nickels and dimes
The times you let me down
Nickels and dimes
The cheaper side of town
That's where you hang around
Nickels and dimes
Waiting in line
Her numbers in your pocket
But she doesn't know
You’re living low on nickels and dimes

Nickels and dimes
The times you told me lies
Nickels and dimes
The love you tried to buy
Why don’t we go get high
Nickels and dimes
Cheater’s disguise

I can’t forgive your crimes
Oh no but I know
You never owed me anything
You never will
But I hoped
You would shine me a little silver
Just a sliver
Get me through the winter
February’s cold

Nickels and dimes
The times I let you go
Nickels and dimes
The ways you let me know
You couldn’t make my flowers grow
Nickels and dimes
Changing your mind
I can’t afford to love you
Now that I know
You’re living low on nickels and dimes

(written by Roger Greenawalt and Daisy O'Connor)
Track Name: Dawn's Song
My love is the dawn
Singing her song
When everythings changing I see
Driving around this country
She’s always there beside me
Singing her song

She’s there every morning I wake
Up on the roadside too late
Good morning darling take me
Over the mountain safely
Singing your song

My love is the dawn
And when she’s gone
Another grey morning northbound
Pacific highway rain sounds
Another curbside coffee in a suitcase town
She’s not around

Waiting on the dawn, waiting on the dawn
Waiting on the dawn to rise
Does it hurt to burn so bright you break through the night?
Waiting on the dawn, waiting on the dawn
Waiting on the dawn to rise
Does it hurt to burn so bright
You light up the sky?
Dawn always breaks through the night

My love is the dawn
When everything’s changing around me
Driving through this country
She always comes to find me
Singing her song
Track Name: Streetlamp
When the wheels are spinning too fast
Sit and watch them roll
Forget what we were saying
Turn and watch the dawn

The ground cannot hold us
What is made is meant to rust
The scriptures in the closet
The words have turned to dust

It took you long enough to find
The road just twists back
I’ve been holding you like the holiest
But that cannot be had
Streep lamp shooting stars
Walking fast but moving slow
On those mornings we don’t want to wake up
When the night won’t let you go

I don’t think it ends
I don’t think it ends

When the critics leave their comments
When your card game’s a cliché
Dive deep into in the water
Open arms up to the waves
The sun asks you to dance
Burning up what isn’t bright
Spin until you fall apart
Even wrong turns come out right

It took me long enough to find
I’m running in one place
Another bitter broken record
Etching lines into my face
Streetlamp shooting stars
When the moon is hanging low
On those mornings you don’t wanna make up
When the night won’t let you go

I don’t think it ends
I don’t think it ends

Crawl into the hallow
Where the light is what you bring
Scatter, shake, and separate
The weapon from the sting
Listen far as you can hear
The can upon the string
Everything can sing

And I don’t think it ends
I don’t think it ends

(Ron Scott, Daisy O’Connor)
Track Name: Come What May
She sows in soil
She shines, she knows
She grows roots deep
She climbs, she blooms

Thought I knew her when
She was a song in my head
Thought I knew her when
She was the burn
Of bud blossom dew

Oh, come what may
I loved her on a April day

She stands so still
Wind blows her through
Rain pours her drink
She swoons, she shrinks

Thought I knew her when
She was strong in her skin
Thought I knew her when
She was a spark
That burned through the dark

Oh, come what may
I loved her on an August day

There is love in the little things
Songbird sings from the birch
Humming with the breeze
Every leaf a tambourine
Cicadas sing a vignette
I will never forget
Her violet crown at sundown

Oh come what may
I loved her for another day
Track Name: I Do
Everyday a smile
Everyday a kiss
When the sun’s shining from your face
Every touch a fire
Every taste a tease
When the sun’s shining from your face

I know we gonna keep going
We’re gonna travel on to Tennessee
We got fresh blackberries
And peach ice cream
And I do, I do, I do

Every day I pray
Every night I stay
For the songs falling from your lips
Every night I’ll cook
In our kitchen barefoot
While the songs fall from your lips

I know we’re gonna keep joking
When we’re sailing on a stormy sea
We got maps and stars
And chocolate bars
And I do, I do, I do.

I will love you for a lifetime, my love
Cuz I’m loving you today
And today is the only day
And I’m gonna say
I do, I do , I do

Everyday
I’ll sing your name
While the sun shines from our faces
And the songs fall from our lips
I am loving you
In everything I do,
I do, I do, I do
I do be do be do
In everything I do, I do