Crazy In My Step

by Lucien LaMotte

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released June 17, 2017

Music and Lyrics by Lucien LaMotte. All instruments performed by Lucien LaMotte. Harmony vocals by Lucien LaMotte, Joy Mills and Tom Parker
Mixed by Julian Martlew
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering

All songs copyright MotLucMusic 2017

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Lucien LaMotte Seattle, Washington

Lucien LaMotte is a composer/songwriter, guitarist and instructor residing in Seattle. When writing music Lucien draws from a wide variety of experience to create his art. As a guitarist, Lucien has performed and recorded music spanning many genres including folk, jazz, rock, country, R&B, and classical music. ... more

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Track Name: Home to Me
Intro
C E7 | Am F | F G | C
Home to Me (Capo V)
Verse
CF
In a tale of well worn pages
Am G
Where the story is make believe CF
I turn to you for a different kind of ending F GC
Baby write yourself home to me
There's a castle with a prison in a tower Where the promise of love holds the key Free yourself, just let your hair down Baby bring your loving home to me
Bridge
Em-7 E7 Am F Like a question on the wind with no answer
Em-7 E7 Am
You leave me in the breeze
C E7 Am F
Short of breath and I'm dancing on a thin line asking Fm
When you comin' home, When you comin' home GC
When you comin' home to me
Solo
C G/B | Am F C E7 | Am F C E7 | Am F Fm G | C
Bridge
Like a question on the wind with no answer
You leave me in the breeze
Short of breath and I'm dancing on a thin line asking When you comin' home, When you comin' home
F
When you comin' home to me
Verse
You've gambled with dealers breaking hearts
I've got nothing up my sleeve
Leave your house of cards where love keeps folding Baby build a loving home with me
Leave your house of cards where love keeps folding Baby build a loving home with me
F G Am
Build a loving home with me
F G CE7|AmF|CF|CFC | Build a loving home with me
Track Name: Bar Fly
It's the biggest show you can see
The seats are always free
But if you answer the call and choose to stay It's a high price to pay
Verse
A desperate few make it to the hills Trade their souls to pay the bills
The air is thin and most people choke On dreams turned to smoke
Track Name: Crazy In My Step
Intro
||: D C | G :||
Dreamers of Dreams (capo VII)
Verse
G
Mama said, pick up your head son D
Don't let em' keep you down C
There's a golden ticket
G
Out of this sleepless town GD Childhood days looking for a way to leave C
There's a lot of world out there G
If I just make believe
Pre Chorus DCG With a crazy in my step DCG
A little crazy in my step CD There's crazy in my step
Chorus
C G
A little nonsense every now and then DG
Is relished by the wisest men
C
Call us different
G
Odd we may seem (Unusual in theme) D
But we're the music makers DCG
And dreamers of dreams

Verse
You're someone special, mama said
Like one of the characters from all those books she'd read A little boy in his dreaming bed
I'd drift to sleep as she filled my head
Pre Chorus Chorus
Solo (on Verse)
With wild imagination away I ran
Good compass to guide me, ticket in hand A wishful little boy and an everlasting plan Happily ever after in my wonderland
Pre Chorus Chorus
Track Name: The System
The System

Verse
C
I met an ex-pat down in Mexico
F
Talkin' 'bout a life he used to know
C G He was nursing a shot of Cuervo in a dirty glass Getting high and drunk off his
C
Ideas as big as a Montana sky
F
He drifts away and wonders why CG
Some people have an easy ride FC
While others only just get by

Chorus
G
He said things get bad before they get worse F
Hard to believe life's a blessing not a curse
C
All the problems with no way to fix 'em GC
You just can't beat the system

Verse
Spent his childhood giving blood
Survival in a poor neighborhood
Learned life's ABC's
Stole the sweetness, got stung by a honeybee

The crash took his life
Lost his home, his son and wife
That was about all he had to say
Sometimes things just go that way

Chorus
Solo C |%| F |%| C |%| G |%|

C |%| F |%| C | G | F | C | Chorus

Verse
As I swallowed down the last of my beer I swear I saw a tear
Out of the corner of his eye
There was no goodbye
Track Name: Forgetful River
Intro
Bm | A | G | Bm
Forgetful River
Verse
D Am G D
I don't want to remember where you end and I begin Like the river that can't recall its name
Scenary changes, it all looks the same to me BmAG D
The way it is is the way it's meant to be
D Am G D Lovers dine on conversation in windows I pass by I'm hungry, wet and empty, they are full and dry
Pre Chorus
Am G Canyons were carved long ago D
The river runs deep
The strength of the water
is in the ties we keep
Chorus
G DBmG
Flow out of you, flow into me
D /F# G A
Wash away selfish memories
Bm G D A Forgetful river, Forgetful river BmGA Bm Forgetful river, drown me in my sleep
Verse
D AmGD Can you still feel my frozen toes under the sheets? Do you still miss my touch as you give in to sleep? I am an ocean spilling on your shore
Bm A G D
Come and get your feet wet lovers once more

Pre Chorus Chorus
Tag
BmGA Bm Forgetful river, drown me in my sleep Bm G A Bm Forgetful river, remember me
Track Name: Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue (capo IV)
Intro
C G/B | Am7 G | F F/E | Dm7 G | C G/B | Am7 G | F G | C | Verse
C G/B Am7 G
Seven years since we got hitched
F F/E Dm7 G
We started to feel that stubborn itch
C G/B Am7G
Time we borrowed had us feeling blue
F GC
It got old, we wanted something new
Pre Chorus
F G Am7G/B That's when it happened
C G/B Am7 Am7/G It really did happen
F G C
It's funny but true
Chorus
CFC
Love struck out of the blue CFC
Love hit me and love hit you CFC You found someone else and I did too FGC
Love struck out of the blue
Verse
He was my best friend and college roommate
She was your besty who set us up on a blind date It's funny what you notice when it's too late
And fate has you playing the fool
Pre Chorus Chorus
Verse

It's good to see you, funny how time flies We gave it our best, we really tried You've got a new ring and so do I
Face to face with that old look in our eyes
Pre Chorus
Chorus
Love struck out of the blue
Love hit me and love hit you Pinch me now so I know it's true Love struck out of the blue
Track Name: Arcs
Arcs
Em D/F# | Gsus4 G | G | C G/B | D/F# G | G
Verse
G Am
Your chair sits empty, my fire burns low
D/F# G C/G The winter wind pulls at my skin and says it's time
G G/B Am
You were my life, my song
D/F# G C/G
I'll be with you soon, it won't be long
Intro
G G/B Am
Sealed with a kiss a 12th September day
D/F# D/A G
The first dance, a second chance, you gave yourself away
G G/B Am
The stars fell on the vines and northern pines D/F# G
We sailed a painted ship through a dust storm sea
Chorus
Em D/F# Gsus4 G We arced across an endless sky
CDG/B
like the sun and sea
C D Em
Arced across our lifelines
C G/B D/F# G and formed a circle of you and me
Verse
G G/B Am
Star gazing flower on the Jersey shore D/F# D/A G Frozen crystals in raven hair on the avenue
G G/B Am
A forget-me-not, a dream inside a dream
Am/C
C/G Am/C
Am/C
C/G
D/F# D/A G
Under west coast skies of sapphire blue
Chorus
We arced across an endless sky like the sun and sea
Arced across our lifelines
and formed a circle of you and me
Bridge
G/D Gmaj7/D C Cmaj7
Stars align, horizons meet
G/D Gmaj7/D C Cmaj7 Some hearts sleep on empty streets Am D6 Am D6 The hands of time and heavens agree AmD6 G
You and I were meant to be
Chorus
We arced across an endless sky C G/B D G/B
like the sun and the sea
Arced across our lifelines
and formed a circle of you and me
Track Name: Red Letter Days
Red Letter Days (Capo IV)
Verse
CG
Bring on the days to remember GC Like scenes that won't fade out in the sun CG
Moments like glowing embers GC
That burn long after the day is done
Verse
Bring on your kiss that lingers on my lips Perfume that won't wash away
That gentle look in your eyes to slowly sip FGC
That whispers you'll always stay
Chorus
Am C
Red Letter Days
Am F F/G Red Letter days
C Em
Don't Delay FGC (My Red Letter days)
Verse
Bring on the tide sitting oceanside
An Angels voice that turns waves into tunes The sweet caress with nothing to hide
That exposes me by the light of the moon
Chorus
Red Letter Days Red Letter days Say you'll stay
My Red Letter days

Bridge
FC
A ghostly existence and stubborn resistance E7 Am
Only led my heart astray FCG Bring your colorful ways and mark my days
FGC
Say you'll stay,
F G C
Say you'll stay
Track Name: Now and Then
Oooh!
Track Name: Tough As Nails
Cross my heart first kiss
Found love is hit and miss
Flashback to when I didn't know
How deep the hurt would go

Her soft touch and whispers
Now bruise down to the bone
But my faith held more than words could take
I found a spirit that wouldn't break

Now I know I enough to know
To put my heart in drive and go

Ashes in a flash, Trust to dust, Make a new start
Crumble and fall, Standing tall, I've got this
I bend but don't break, it's about give and take
But when all else fails, I'm tough as nails

Getaway drive alone
Flesh and blood to heart of stone
Broken down here before
I vow to love no more

But my still beating heart will try
After a long goodbye
New sparks shine a light
Swollen eyes but still in the fight

Now I know enough to know why
To put my heart in drive and try

Ashes in a flash, Trust to dust, Make a new start
Crumble and fall, Standing tall, I've got this
I bend but don't break, it's about give and take
But when all else fails, I'm tough as nails
Track Name: Sad Mary
So many lives Mary couldn't save
Novel pages catch tears at the grave
Mary finds a place to hide in a daydream
She shares ghost stories with the Lord

You seem so sad Mary
Trying to carry the weight of the word

A gothic tale is Mary's story
A poet lost to a bitter sea
Three children and a sister to bury
Paradise lost in Italy

Wild eyes and a weight of woes
The creature has turned from friend to foe
A theme of better days unredeemed
Mary finds a place to hide in a daydream

You seem so sad Mary
Trying to carry the weight of the word
Is the monster big and scary?
Writing stories in your head

She dreams alone with no one to set her free
With a love you can't imagine
And a rage you won't believe