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Live at Landlocked

"Live At Landlocked" is Damien Jurado's first ever live release and was recorded on tour in support of his critically acclaimed 'Saint Bartlett', released in 2010.

Heavy on tracks from 'Saint Bartlet', the live recording also includes fan favorites like "Denton, Texas" as well as an unreleased song titled "Thax Douglas #1" which Jurado wrote about the cult poet for WBEZ Chicago.

In the spirit of Record Store Day 'Live At Landlocked' was recorded at Landlocked Records in Bloomington, IN, the HQ of Secretly Canadian, on June 13th, 2010.

Lyrics

Cloudy Shoes

I wish that I could float

Float up from the ground
I will never know
What that's like

You have a way about you
I wish that I had
Thought it was impossible
To live and love like you

Funny how we all can change
If we just try to
Thought it was impossible
To live and love like you

One day you will be taller
Taller than the sky
Until that day you will be
Here with us below

Magic will do what magic does
Living in your eyes
Do you think someday soon
You will have the time?

I could use another hand
To help pull me through
Someday theses hospital stays
Get the best of me

Trying to fix my mind
Still trying to fix my mind
Trying to work it out
I'm still trying to fix my mind

Still trying to fix my mind
I'm still trying to fix my mind

Arkansas

I don't recall the last time we spoke
You said it's my fault, I still don't believe you
Oh oh oh oh Arkansas

We both know this was a mistake
I'd love to come home but I need an escape
Oh oh oh oh Arkansas

Fade out
This is where the credits roll our name

Taller than trees and brighter than starlight
I never feel magic unless I'm with you
Oh oh oh oh Arkansas

Tell me you mean it when you tell me you loved me
I wanna believe you, I wanna believe you
Oh oh oh oh Arkansas

Fade out
This is where the credits roll our name

I don't recall the last time we spoke
You said it's my fault, I still don't believe you
Oh oh oh oh Arkansas

Tell me you mean it when you tell me you loved me
I wanna believe you, I wanna believe you
Oh oh oh oh Arkansas

Fade out
This is where the credits roll our name

Thax Douglas #1

Illinois, I could put you in a poem
Illinois, I could write you in a song
But the ink keeps bleeding through the paper
So now I must move on

Illinois, I am your favorite stepson
A Santa Claus Sears Tower in your sky
A poem for every band who stood before me
I just needed three more minutes of your time

I want to be a legend in my lifetime
A street sign of my name where I am from
Illinois, I really do love you madly
But you and I both know I don't belong

And I do thank you for the love you've shown me
Take care of my parents and my books
I'll send postcards from the great state of Texas
Forget me not, Thax Douglas


Forget me not
Forget me not - best wishes
Forget me not
Forget me not - best wishes

Illinois, I could put you in a poem
Illinois, I could write you in a song
But the ink keeps bleeding through the paper
So now I must move on

Forget me not
Forget me not - best wishes
Forget me not
Forget me not

Diamond Sea

When I was a diamond
Fell into the diamond sea
Substitute starlight
A prison for the rainbow stream

Would you tell me that you want me
Would you throw me back lightly into the diamond sea

Shine on, see through me
An expensive reflection is seen
Chandellier go-strap
Who's danced on the fingers of queens

Would you tell me that you want me
Would you throw me back lightly into the diamond sea

Jealous of gold
I'm emulous into the fire
My love is not shared
It is only for you I can shine

If you decided it is not diamonds you wanted
It is gold
Let me go on
I would rather just drown and go on

Would you tell me that you want me
Would you throw me back lightly
Would you tell me that you want me
Would you throw me back lightly into the diamond sea

Kansas City

Kansas City, I fought back the tears
I know that I should have been thrilled
I can't smile knowing all the while
Everything you did, you did for you

Kansas City, he asked me how I've been
I lie and then said that I've been fine
Words that trailed off and that's as far as we got
I know I should have been thrilled

Kansas City, I am not his son
I belong to my mother who's now gone
All was left to me and that's why he has returned
I know I should have been thrilled

Kansas City, thanks for your concern
I will learn to get by on my own
Orphaned by my state, call him by his name
I know some day I will return
I know some day I will return
I know some day I will return
I know some day I will return
I know some day I will return
I know some day I will return

The Loneliest Place

The loneliest place I've ever been is in your arms
There were times when I needed you
I needed you

Don't you know it's time that we let go?

The loneliest place I've ever been is in your arms
Ooh-ooh

Second chances
There are no second chances
The thrill of romance is gone

Don't you know it's time that we let go?

Harborview

Far out and failing
So they lead you away
Speak for me would you
I have nothing to say

And you would not notice
My hands have let go
Feel free to replace them
They are idle and slow

Mothers and fathers
You sisters all lost
The pending opinions
Are you worth what they've got

And they would not notice
Your hands open wide
Some Judas before them
With thorns in your side

Feel free to lay down
You could use a rest
Speak for me would you
Since you've taken my breath

And you would not notice
My hands have let go
Feel free to replace them
They are idle and slow

The Falling Snow

When you fell, you fell so hard
Reaching for me in the falling snow
I would have stayed, you said I should go
How will you make it home

Leaving your way, I heard you got lost
Losing your voice to the ground below
I stayed awake until you were home
It was days and days and

Come down from your mountain
You've been gone too long
If you will then you should say so
Don't leave me hanging on

Out from my open window
We could hear you breathing
Hope gone but it does not hold on
Every mountain falls

Somebody said you would be gone
Somebody said you would be gone
Somebody said you would be gone
Somebody said you would be gone

Sheets

'Cause he's still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret
Still you take him, Lord knows I don't want to compete
Still I sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke, it steals your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back, I won't share the trap that you have me in

Is he still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret
Still you take him, Lord knows I don't want to compete
Still I sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke, steals your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back, I won't share the trap that you have me in

Still I sleep in the very sheets he's been in

You For A While

These buildings, they all look the same
They are coffins with windows and doors
We all love to breathe in the flames
So long as we aren't burned alive

The telephone told us your name
Pretend to be you when I'm high
We all love to be someone else
So long as we aren't given away

Woohoo I borrowed your hands for a while
I started a band that broke up

The songs, they all sounded the same
No one thought that I was you

I pictured us both as the sky
The people below us were shooting us down
We're taking the life from the stars
It's never our turn to shine

Woohoo

Denton, Texas

She walked in with sadness in her eyes
I could tell she'd been sleeping with the stars
"Well hello I am dawn..."
"Yes I've seen you around..."
"And I just live down from here"

She has a dad she does not know
Who sends her letters with no return address
"I don't know his name..."
"He don't know my face..."
"I am better off this way"

On the weekends when I drive her into town
In a car that I borrowed from my mom
She makes hotel beds
Where the sidewalk ends
And I wait for her to come home
Please come home

Then one day she finally stopped coming around
My best friend said she probably moved out of town
Not a letter was sent
Not a phone call was made
And I hope she comes back here
Someday