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RELEASE DATE: 3/4/14 KINGSWOOD RECORDS

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released March 4, 2014

ALBUM ART BY AVI SPIVAK.

ALANA AMRAM & THE ROUGH GEMS
Alana Amram - Guitar
Philip Sterk - Pedal Steel
James Preston - Bass
Taylor Floreth - Drums
Scott Metzger - Guitar

Executive Producer Todd Kwait
Produced by Ted Young & Joe Rogers
Recorded at Room 17 Studios April 2013
Mixed by Ted Young at Fluxivity

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Track Name: Spring River
SPRING RIVER
by Alana Asha Amram
copyright 2013 SESAC

I can't tell anyone what's on my mind
Blossoming magnolia tree leaves winter far behind
I don't know who you are or why you caught my eye
Standing on the muddy banks spring river waters rise

Day light savings time
I have written wrongs reprise
Spring river waters rise again
Coursing the old ravines

Flood crested 20 feet 30 years ago
Buildings bear the lines, scars left from the storm
Headlights cut the fog I probably shouldn't drive
Shadows of the rain run softly from my eyes

I guess we're due again
It's been such a long time
Mountain snow shed like tears
Dredge up the water line

I can't tell anyone what's on my mind
Blossoming magnolia tree leaves winter far behind
I don't know who you are or why you caught my eye
Standing on the muddy banks spring river waters rise
Track Name: Should I Go Now
SHOULD I GO NOW
by Alana Asha Amram
copyright 2013 SESAC

Should I go now
Now that you know
The truth of it all
Should I go now
To the world from which I came

Should I go now
When there are tears in your eyes
Longing is what you'd prefer
Should I go now?
Let our live's remain unchanged

If I could make the sadness disappear
That quivers in your lips
Hide it well as a man thinks he can
No mistaking loneliness

Should I go now
Have I said too much
I want to stay by your side
Should I go now
A man prefers his pride
Track Name: Motorbike
MOTORBIKE
by AlanaAshaAmram
copyright 2013 SESAC

After the fire my heart was black
The cinders turned to ash
Rained for a long, long time
Left a muddy trail from my foot tracks

The streets are like cocaine
I can't get enough
Run round in circles
Run myself out of luck

Glimmer in my mind
Get on my motorbike and ride

Rolled up the highway memories passed with the wind
Sun shined on my back
Road lines blurred bridges curve
Tall trees welcomed me back

Wide and winding
Got nowhere to go
Mountains call me
Back to my valley home

Glimmer in my mind
Get on my motorbike and ride
North wind will push me on
To the place where I belong
Track Name: Another World
Another World
by Alana Amram
copyright 2013 SESAC

They locked you up

I don't know why

Wait by the phone

For your alibi

Left me with your keys

Heat on in your car

Number scratched on paper

Snow falling like stars

Another world
Another man's problems

Make them own

I never can solve them

They took you away

I can't drive stick

Our smoke settles down in the van

NorEaster hits quick

I stare out the window

How soft the snow falls

A woman in waiting

Around the widow's peak she walks

Another world
Another man's problems

Make them own

I never can solve them
Track Name: Daughter of the Sun
DAUGHTER OF THE SUN
by Alana A Amram
copyright 2013 SESAC

Daughter of the Sun
Son of the Moon
Rest your weary eyes tonight
You'll be dreaming soon

Sweet baby don't you cry
Hear the sound of the sea
The tide will wash the clouds away
Leaving sea shells at your feet

Son of the Moon
Daughter of the Sun
Lay down beside me
Think of all tomorrows fun

All you need is here
A heart that's full and deep
Around you the flowers grow
To shade you in your sleep

The water sparkles bright tonight
Constellations running wild
Your Mom and Dad are by your side
Like the Sun and Moon my child

Daughter of the Sun
Son of the Moon
Rest your weary eyes tonight
You'll be dreaming soon
Track Name: Train
Train
by Alana A Amram
copyright 2013 SESAC

On the train I hold myself still
Sunlight pours through the glass
Rocking like an old roller coaster
Your eyes find mine at last


On and off the train leaves again
On and off the tracks stay the same


You met him on a saturday
Bought your last bag
Burnt matches and bottle caps
Wednesday found you alone

Rolling underground brakes screech and grind
With one kiss I dreamed you were alive

23 years of winter's cold
Perfects a street hustle
Got locked up for 45 days
Kicking shaking every muscle

I prayed I'd find your killer
I swore I'd shoot him down
Vengeance to save another
Can't remove the shadows from this town

He was not to blame, I get down on my knees
Your life in your own hands, over roses and lilies

Felt it coming a year to the day
The details of your face I can't remember
As I sleep you come to me as
Honey colored light of late september

On and off the train leaves again
On and off the tracks stay the same
Track Name: People Like To Talk
PEOPLE LIKE TO TALK
by Alana Asha Amram
copyright 2013 SESAC

Candle lights grow low
Pay respect to those you know
Lilies fresh with morning dew
Ladies dry their eyes
Always hated long goodbyes
Swing cigarettes stare at their shoes
A line of hands to shake
Pride contorts her face
Tears of hate no veil can hide

She tells me people like to talk
I put my best makeup on
The rain today won't wash their lips away
People like to talk

Coats speckled with rain
Night sky starts to look the same
Tombstone could never hold you down
Above the sunken eyes
A buzzard circles by
Wind in the tree tops sways and glides

She tells me people like to talk
I put my best makeup on
The rain today won't wash their lips away
People like to talk

Dig it straight and neat
Your soul no box can keep
Always in the wind and memories
Daylight burns despair
Nighttime you're always there
Sing me that song to fall asleep
Come to me in a dream
I don't know what it means
Fist full of sand and broken glass

She tells me people like to talk
I put my best makeup on
The rain today won't wash their lips away
People like to talk
Track Name: Tall Oak Tree
Tall Oak Tree
by Alana A Amram
copyright 2013 SESAC

Over water I prayed
Never break the vow we made
Tall oak tree
Battered by the sea
O, how the wind rustled me

As I grow I shed
Leaves of gold and red
Tall oak tree
Battered by the sea
O, how the wind rustles me

We were wed
On the highest bluff
Sparrow and hawk
Looked down on us

Driftwood lined the sand so smooth
All the words you'd use to soothe
Tall oak tree
Battered by the sea
O, how the wind rustles me

Sparrow and Hawk
The key and the lock
Water crests grey
As the tide pulls away