Decatur, 2016

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Comprised largely of sultry, torchy cover songs, Decatur hails directly from the melancholy streets of New Orleans. Less challenging in subject matter/language than CFR’s albums Cold Front or Keep Going, Decatur is a crowd pleasing, atmospheric marvel noted for a soulful, stripped down cover style which mirrors the minimal quality of CFR’s original ambient electronic works.

Piano, Synth, Guitar, Ukulele, Accordion, Voice: Courtnee Fallon Rex
Recording, Mixing, Mastering by Mark Bingham
Released February 25, 2016

1. Decatur 01:33

2. Black as Night (Melody Gardot) 03:32

You eyes may be whole
But the story I’m told
Is your heart is as black as night

Your lips may be sweet
So that I can’t compete
But your heart is as black as night

I don’t know why you came along
At such a perfect time
But if I let you hang around
I’m bound to lose my mind

Your hands may be strong
But the feeling’s all wrong
Cause your heart is black as night

I don’t know why you came around
But if I let you stay around
I’ll lose
I’ll lose

3. I’m Sorry 00:47

4. Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra) 04:28

I was five and he was six
We rode on horses made of sticks
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight

Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down

Seasons came and changed the time
When I grew up, I called him mine
He would always laugh and say
“Remember when we used to play?”

Bang bang, I shot you down
Bang bang, you hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, I used to shoot you down

Music played and people sang
Just for me the church bells rang
Bang bang he shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down

Now he’s gone, I don’t know why
And ’till this day, sometimes I cry
He didn’t even say goodbye
He didn’t take the time to lie

Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
My baby shot me down

5. House of the Rising Sun 06:43

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun
And its been the ruins of many a poor soul
And god I know Im one

My mother was a taylor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gamblin man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he’s satisfied
Is when hes on a drunk

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what mine has done
Don’t spend your life in sin and misery
In the house of the rising sun

I got one foot on the platform
I’ve got one foot on the train
And I’m heading back to old New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Yeah, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun
And its been the ruins of many a poor soul
And God I know Im one

6. Sway (Dean Martin) 04:47

When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more

Like a flower bending in the breeze
Bend with me, sway with ease
When we dance you have a way with me
Stay with me, sway with me

Other dancers may be on the floor
But my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak

I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

I can hear the sounds of violins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me now

7. Please Don’t 03:11

Please don’t

When you think to come ’round here
With your bottle of vodka
To help me break the mold for old time’s sake
You’ll only wake sleeping demons
Manic, uneven
To make their same mistakes so

Please don’t

Call me up to your mountain
With your delicate mouth that
Knows its way around my private playground
Don’t come any closer
This needs to stay over lest we
Make the same mistakes

Man oh man I’m getting weak
So please don’t

8. Paint it Black (Rolling Stones) 04:14

I see you red door and I want it painted black
No color anymore I want them painted black

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
No flowers and my love both never to come back

No more will my green sea both turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you

If I look hard enough into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me until the morning comes

Paint it
Paint it black

9. Apollo 01:05

10. Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics) 05:36

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas,
Everybody’s looking for something.

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world
And the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.

Movin’ on.

11. My Way (Paul Anka)N 06:52

And now, the end is here
And I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain

I’ve lived a life that’s full
I’ve traveled every highway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way

Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to
I saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing
To think I’ve done all this
And may I say – not in a shy way

Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way

For what is a human, what have we got
If not ourselves, then we hav naught
So say the things you truly feel
And not the words of one who kneels

The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way
Yes, I did it my way


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