Silver Lining

by The Honey Dewdrops

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released June 1, 2012

KAGEY PARRISH - Vocals, Guitar
LAURA WORTMAN - Vocals, Banjo, Guitar
BARRY LAWSON - Bass, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin
CALEB STINE - Guitar on “Happiness”

Produced by Jeff Oehler - www.beehivepro.com,
Caleb Stine & The Honey Dewdrops
Engineered & mixed by Jeff Oehler
Mastered by Nick Sjostrom in Baltimore, MD
Recorded in Catawba, VA and Saranac Lake, NY
Photography by Jack Looney - www.jacklooney.com
Design & center panel photo by Susan Bibeau/Beehive Productions

This recording was made entirely with microphones from
Peluso Microphone Lab in Willis, VA - www.pelusomicrophonelab.com

All songs by Laura Wortman & Kagey Parrish, © p 2012 The Honey Dewdrops,except “Bright Morning Stars,” traditional
For more information, visit: www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com

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The Honey Dewdrops Baltimore, Maryland

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from performance venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures.
Seven years of touring and 5 albums later, Laura and Kagey continue to write and share songs and push forward.
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Track Name: One Kind Word
The Honey Dewdrops - One Kind Word

My head is cold like my hands and feet
I’m looking around for something to eat
I’ve got time got nowhere to go
Broke down here close to the bone

I don’t want everything I see
I just want the little bit you promised me

Silver spoon gold diamond ring
New leather shoes and finery
I don’t want what you gave to me
Promissory notes and worthless things

What I got I can’t use
When I get lonely over you

I don’t want everything I see
I just want the little bit you promised me

I don’t want for what I need
A heart that beats and lungs to breathe
Ear to the ground all the time
For one kind word that’s mine all mine

One kind word I’ve waited for
Just your love and nothing more

I don’t want everything I see
I just want the little bit you promised me
Track Name: Hills Of My Home
The Honey Dewdrops - Hills of My Home

Hills of my home I see so clearly
Running from down south and way up north
Committed now to my memory
Hills of my home ain’t there no more

Machines have sat atop the mountains
What they did we allowed them to do
We closed our eyes all the while
'til there’s nothing left in our view

Did we care for what was given us?
Are we better off than before?
How long can this crop sustain us?
In the end where will we have to turn?

You say we’ve been put to the purpose
What we gave gone on to the greater good
But the giving was never about us
The greater good was never for the greater good

And if there’s money ‘neath the ground I never seen it
They took everything we ever had
The soil and the streams above the coalfields
Are but a scar now upon a broken land

Did we care for what was given us?
Are we better off than before?
How long can this crop sustain us?
In the end where will we have to turn?
Track Name: No More Trouble
The Honey Dewdrops - No More Trouble

Bad news baby at quarter to 2
Woke up in a sweat at quarter to 2
Was a world of trouble coming for you
Worry worry baby at quarter to 2

Deep night voices at half past 3
Were clear as the day at half past 3
Said happiness grows when you sow good seeds
Bound to reap what you sow at half past 3

Sow good seeds with love through and through
No more trouble will bother you

Way down in a dream at 5 to 4
Message from your muse at 5 to 4
Said love don’t keep got to give it to the world
Let go of your love at 5 to 4

Early in the morning at 5:22
Look yourself over at 5:22
Make up your heart so kind and true
Don’t wait one minute more at 5:22

Sow good seeds with love through and through
No more trouble will bother you
Track Name: Let Me Sing
The Honey Dewdrops - Let Me Sing

Let me sing with my own voice
Make my words clear and true
Give me time ‘til my song is through
Let me sing let me sing

Let me work with my own hands
Through the day and all night too
Give me time ‘til my work is through
Let me work let me work

Let me love like a wild river runs
Strong and free from God’s own hand
Give me time ‘til I love like that
Let me love let me love

Let me go and make me free
Break the chains that wrap me ‘round
Give me time ‘til I get where I’m bound
Let me go let me go

Let me sing with my own voice
Make my words clear and true
Give me time ‘til my song is through
Let me sing let me sing
Track Name: Silver Lining
The Honey Dewdrops - Silver Lining

All the long nights I spent with you
Wishing that the morning
Would wait off on our warning
And lay back in the east
Slow as a slow heart beat
Let us lay where we lie
Let us alone you and I

All the moonless nights crept up on us
We wanted for the dawn
To hurry and come on
And rush up in between us
Draw a line be the end of
The dark over you and me
The dark don’t let you be

Silver lining
(You’re just like a silver lining)
You’re my silver lining
(in a cloud)
When it don’t look good
I’m always finding
(you’re always winding through the sky)
You’re my silver lining

I can see the clouds for what they are
Out of my control
Real but not to hold
Shifting in the sky
Laying low and flying high
Showing where the colors hide
In the space between you and I

Silver lining
(You’re just like a silver lining)
You’re my silver lining
(in a cloud)
When it don’t look good
I’m always finding
(you’re always winding through the sky)
You’re my silver lining
Track Name: Happiness
The Honey Dewdrops - Happiness

What do I know?
About the shape I’m in
All I know is what I don’t
Want to do again

And what I don’t know
Could fill a book
That goes on and on
Down roads I never took

To what is good
And fine and true
What I could never
Ever hold on to

And happiness ain’t happiness
It’s a compromise
More or less
I’m more at peace being reckless
And happiness has got nothing
to do with happiness

What am I?
The passing kind
A change in the weather
Could change my mind

Holding on
Is hard I know
It’s so much harder
Than letting go

Of what is good
And fine and true
All them things I could
Never hold on to

And happiness ain’t happiness
It’s a compromise
More or less
I’m more at peace being reckless
And happiness has got nothing
to do with happiness

What I want
I could never face
I could never get close
To hope or love or grace

To hell with the good
And fine and true
All them things
I could never ever get close to

And happiness ain’t happiness
It’s a compromise
More or less
I’m more at peace being reckless
And happiness has got nothing
to do with happiness
Track Name: Together Tied
The Honey Dewdrops - Together Tied

The country inn motel
In Wadena, Minnesota
Has a view of highway 10
You can watch the tractor-trailers

The rails run by the road
And there’s 19 trains a night
And I think about you brother
As they go rolling by

A thousand miles or more
Can’t fade my memory
And this familiar feeling
Never gets out of me

Home like water collects us by and by
And reaches over distance
To hold us together tied

Many times I’ve heard
What I know is not true
That home is just a place
You can never get back to

And what is home my brother?
If not love and you and me
If not a river between us
Running restlessly

Home is in the leaving
The last words around the table
The last sun in the evening
The last time we were together

Home like water collects us by and by
And reaches over distance
To hold us together tied
Track Name: It's Hard to Pray
The Honey Dewdrops - It’s Hard To Pray

It’s hard to pray, it’s hard to pray
It’s hard to keep on asking
When the answer don’t come
When wishes don’t come true
When mercy don’t take shape
When my restless soul is waiting
It’s hard to pray

All the same I pray for rain
Feel like wildfires follow me
And I cannot get away
All the way from the Pamlico
Out to Los Alamos
I pray for rain over many miles
But all I see is smoke

Still I pray I pray for repair
For the damage done beyond control
By floods and hurricanes
Water has its way
Of rearranging things
Breaking levees, breaking trees
Breaking up families

Even so I say a prayer
For the baby girl and her mama too
Who I met the other day
At 10 months and 17
They made a pretty pair
I put two dollars in their can
It was all I had to spare

In spite of it all I still pray
With a wandering whispering tiny sound
For the wind to blow away
They carry far
They settle near
I let my words go where they will
When I say a prayer

It’s hard to pray it’s hard to pray
It’s hard to keep on asking
When the answer don’t come
When wishes don’t come true
When mercy don’t take shape
When my restless soul is waiting
It’s hard to pray
Track Name: Bright Morning Stars
The Honey Dewdrops - Bright Morning Stars

Bright morning stars are rising
Bright morning stars are rising
Bright morning stars are rising
Day is a-breaking in my soul

Oh where are our dear fathers?
Oh where are our dear fathers?
They are down in the valley a-praying
Day is a-breaking in my soul

Oh where are our dear mothers?
Oh where are our dear mothers?
They have gone to heaven a-shouting
Day is a-breaking in my soul

Bright morning stars are rising
Bright morning stars are rising
Bright morning stars are rising
Day is a-breaking in my soul