Acoustically Inclined

by Norine Braun

Released 2008
Released 2008
  • 03:32 Story Lyrics
    Truth and Dares

    Truth and Dares Words and Music by Norine Braun Recorded live at Rear Window Studios Engineer:Adam Popowitz Never needed anyone She always did it on her own Life seemed always black and white People get there on their own Willful youth she sacrificed Her glass filled half way In the night, in the night She plays truth and dares She wakes up living on the street She’s hungry can’t find enough to eat She’s lonely, drunks lie at her feet Downtown, she lives downtown She looks at me with vacant eyes I worry that she might recognize My interest or my empty lies Downtown, she lives downtown Garbage in her livingroom She threw her pearls to the swine World’s my oyster anyways You see I manifest divine Mystic visions watching me I get connected all the time In the night, in the night She knows truth and dares I walk past her most everyday She asks for change I give away I give my penance for the day Downtown she lives downtown I stand corrected in front of truth My mind unravels the naked ruse The spirit moves me into use Downtown she lives downtown Never needed anyone She always did it on her own Life seemed always black and white People get there on their own Willful youth she sacrificed Her glass filled half way In the night, in the night She knows truth and dares

  • 04:05 Lyrics
    Another Man's Fate

    Another Man's Fate Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals: Norine Braun A James Bowers Production

    Lying beside you with ease I have touched you Soothed by your white skin We decide another man’s fate Oh he’ll never love you the way that I love you Oh he’ll never know you the way that I know you We decide another man’s fate, we decide another man’s fate We decide another man’s fate, we decide another man’s fate Oh dance Jeanette dance in the moonlight Your vision true after all Yeah dance Jeanette dance in the moonlight Your number soon will be called I was a teenage girl with my Daddy’s truck Under a prairie sky stars full of luck I was drinking it in and you were with me Your soft body surrounded my senses As the music came to an end Lying quietly beside me Why did we pretend That our love had no meaning Our words were only lies Why Jeanette why? Oh dance Jeanette dance in the moonlight Your vision true after all Yeah dance Jeanette dance in the moonlight Your number soon will be called

  • 02:33 Lyrics
    Ballad of Magic Man
    Ballad Of Magic Man Words and Music by Norine Braun A James Bowers Production He’ll visit you one night Sprinkle stardust In your sleepy eyes Show you the heavens Sing you lullabies The ballad of magic man He’ll take you by the hand Open your heart up Help you understand Dance you in twilight Whisper secrets and Why he's the magic man He’ll never let you fall If racing skyward give the call He’s there to guide you when you feel small SIng the ballad of magic man As you go onward in years You'll find magic man disappears But the clever who dare look inside Magic man will always reside Magic man magic man He’ll visit you one night ©Norine Braun
  • 03:04 Lyrics
    Take Back The Power
    Take Back The Power Words and Music by © Norine Braun Recorded live at Rear Window Studios Engineer: Adam Popowitz We got to take back the power Take back the power Be seen We got to take back the power Take back the power Be Seen We got to take back the power ’’Cause the power takes care of we Before the rivers run dry All the fish are dead Before they take our future Well we’ll shock them all instead Chorus Sneak into the back rooms Where the deals are made Between government officials and big business brigades They got strange relations Gonna give it all away To a private sector Where you won’t have a say Chorus We want energy forever We want energy forever We want energy forever for both you and me Something we can pay for Leaves environment green Always there for when we need it And the generations to come We want pride when the children ask What have you done? Chorus We want to take back the power...
  • 03:11 Story Lyrics
    Christmas Bells

    Christmas Bells Words and Music by © Norine Braun Recorded live at Rear Window Studios Engineer: Adam Popowitz Christmas Bells Christmas Bells Long may they ring Happiness bring Love traveled far Stay who you are In the night We’ll be all right Just you and me Snuggle up close for some reverie Watching how we cozy In the tempest tea I will light the fire with glee When we hear Christmas Bells... Long may they ring Happiness bring Love traveled far Stay who you are In the snow we’ll have to go Hitch on the sleigh Saddle up the pony give him lots hay Wander in the wonder of the white delight Relish in the pale moonlight As we hear Christmas Bells... In the night We’ll be all right Just you and me Snuggle up close for some reverie Watching how we cozy In the tempest tea I will light the fire with glee When we hear Christmas Bells....

  • 04:23 Download Lyrics
    Love and Not Fear
    Love & Not Fear Words and Music by © Norine Braun Recorded live at James Bowers Studios I look at everything in life That brings me here And I wonder what I'll become I walk the streets at night Come home to an empty place My little space I watch the news And all the ugly things I cry out and I beg For something to find me here Something to erase my fear I need something Something to find me here I need love and not fear I need something Something to find me here I need love and not fear Desensitized I realized I could not feel What was real What was wrong A voyeur in someone's pain and to remain Unchanged Seems so unreal Chorus Round round I go Where I stop I don't know All the horrors All the injustice I can't breathe Between the lines Of power, greed, hateful men I want something more than me More than this tragic history To be forgotten and gone Chorus
  • 03:52 Lyrics Miles To Go
    MILES TO GO Words and Music by © Norine Braun A James Bowers Production In the night I call your name The fears I fight are still the same But I will toil until there's no pain I've miles to go before I sleep I've miles to go before I sleep Felt forsaken, all alone No map, no guide, no going home But I will wait when daylight breaks And I've miles to go before I sleep I've miles to go before I sleep If I wander in too deep I pray that love my soul will keep If I find a solitary grind If trials last, I know they too will pass Miles to go before I sleep I've miles to go before I sleep I've miles to go before I sleep In the night I call your name The fears I fight are still the same But I will toil 'til there's no pain And I've miles to go before I sleep I've miles to go before I sleep I've miles to go before I sleep I've miles to go before I sleep
  • 02:48 Story Lyrics
    Dreams

    Dreams Words and Music by © Norine Braun A James Bowers Production Last winter came a snow I had to let you go A whiteout that blinded Tears stream But I will always have you in dreams We find our way home back in dreams You’re warm here beside me My dreams Have told you how frozen The north wind is blowing Past dreams, past dreams Your ice storm broke the flow Crystals around you glowed As you said goodbye to the rain And I will always have you in dreams We find our way home back in dreams You’re warm here beside me My dreams Have told you how frozen The north wind is blowing Past dreams, past dreams I promised we’d rest Just a little ways left But I could fell your last breath And a furious chill Swelled up inside me Spilled over and still I begged you don’t leave me You said that you will Love me forever Wait at the nether Of dreams In dreams My dreams Dreams Last winter came a snow I had to let you go A whiteout that blinded In dreams

  • 02:04 Story Lyrics
    There's A Long, Long Trail A Winding

    There’s A Long, Long Trail A Winding Written in 1915, words by Stoddard King and music by Alonzo "Zo" Elliott Recorded live at Crosstown Studios Engineer: Allan Rodger   Norine Braun: Vocals, guitar and harmonica

    Being a songwriter it is rare I ever do covers but on this album I do 2. I have long loved this tune and first heard this in my youth at a nursing home when I was a candy striper believe it or not :)  I always felt it had this haunting, yearning quality. Years later when I met my partner this was one of the first songs she ever played for me on piano. When I researched the song the soldiers from the First World War would sing this song in very raucous and boisterous manner which made me laugh,  to me it seems more lonely and pining. 

  • 04:09 Lyrics Little Girl With Golden Hair
    Little Girl With Golden Hair Words and Music by © Norine Braun Recorded live at Wohl of Sound Engineer: Paul Wohlstetter Little girl with golden hair They say you’ll take a chance You’ll go anywhere You’ll live your life The way you chose Little girl with golden hair You just don’t care what people say You do your thing in your own way But the road you travel Will always be The one that’s hidden No one can see In the night When you write down your thoughts Do you wonder Just what are the costs Of the changing ways In which you live your life Little girl with golden hair they tell me of the lessons in your heart How it used to feel How you played your part Little girl with golden hair The forces that will always decide Where and when you find the next ride On your travels Or all through the night Will help you see The shadows and the light Little girl with golden hair They say you’ll take a chance You’ll go anywhere You’ll live your life The way you chose Little girl with golden hair She’ll go anywhere That s her way She’ll hide everywhere That’s ok She’ll go anywhere That s her way She’ll hide everywhere That’s ok
  • 02:59 Lyrics Junkie
    Junkie Words and Music by © Norine Braun Recorded live at James Bowers Studios I used to be a junkie Stick a needle in my arm All my buddies tell me Man there isn't any harm Just put your money where your mouth is And we’ll take you on the street We’re gonna be the best friends That you ever want to meet Take all my money give me an uptown ride In a shooting gallery you can see the other side I cant for a moment even try to escape everybody seems to find me Can you promise all my secrets you will keep Can you tell me when it starts to get too deep Chorus My old friends told me that they could see a change They say I ain’t usual and I sure bee acting strange I said mind your business take your nose out of mine You're putting our friendship right on the line Take all my money give me an uptown ride In a shooting gallery you can see the other side Chorus
  • 02:36 Lyrics Be Brave
    Be Brave Words and Music by ©Norine Braun A James Bowers Production In the name of love We must face this night We will build the fires Of eternal light For the day will come When survivors none We will walk alone In the setting sun When we take that step We can still be brave For the love we take Is the love we gave Yes, When we take that step We can still be brave For the love we take Is the love we gave And if we live our lives With this thought in mind We will not be lost We will just be kind
  • 03:49 Lyrics Persephone
    Persephone Words and Music by ©Norine Braun Recorded live at Crosstown Studios Engineer: Allan Rodger The river flows underground Crone stand and wipes her brow She is wiser than the world would know She sees thought Hades eyes And hears to her surprise Demeter crying for her daughter dear Persephone picked the flower bright Dark Earth swallowed her out of sight Persephone picked the flower bright The river flows underground Crone hears the hidden sound She is singing the maiden’s song. Chorus She knows both the living and the dead Rules where others fear to tread Accepted the fruit and then she returned to sky Welcomed by daylight in Earth mother’s arms Spring returned, forever youthful her charms Still no one would risk to speak her name chorus
  • 03:00 Lyrics Human Kindness
    Human Kindness Words and Music by ©Norine Braun Recorded live at Crosstown Studios Engineer: Allan Rodger Magician, poet hand in hand With ridicule can break the man With praise can raise the man Magician, poet hand in hand Well I look to human kind Could you show me a little kindness Right now you can’t see But don’t be fooled by your blindness For this surface is not all of me Free your vision from within i’ll work for human kindness I’ll be your highest priestess I can endure the most you’ll see I would never leave you I would give my life for you If you could make me whole again Chorus I look at human kind Are we what we’re believing Right now we’re asleep an in our slumber Dreaming, of a world beyond all reverie Free your vision from within I wont be afraid When i know hope must stay Fear is ever the killer divine There but by love’s grace Another one anyone else’s place Could have been yours, could have been mine Chorus
  • 03:58 Story Lyrics Climb That Mountain

    Climb The Mountain Recorded Live at Fiasco Brothers Studios Vocal and Acoustic Guitar: Norine Braun Harmony Vocal and Lead Guitar: Mark McKenzie Bass: Rick Law Keyboard: Roger Skinner Drums: Bill Waldron Sometimes I wander lost Can’t find the forest for the trees Hidden danger lurks When I hear you warning me Sudden weather changes Raging storms may rip through me Yet you stay on the mountain with me I can climb the mountain When you walk with me I can climb the mountain When you talk with me I can climb the mountain When you’re next to me You’ve stayed on the mountain with me When long forgotten valleys Find me stumbling through the night A reassuring vice calms I will be your light But you must learn to trust me The me that's deep in you And we will find a way out with truth Chorus I hear Climb that mountain And you know you’ll reach the top You just keep on giving ’cause you know you've got alot Time means nothing When forever is all you've got Chorus ©norine braun

  • 02:23 Story
    These Boots Are Made For Walkin
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Norine Braun Releases First-Ever Acoustic Album

Norine Braun has announced she is to release her first ever full-length acoustic album, Acoustically Inclined. The new release gently cuts across genres and styles, tied together by powerful songwriting and the sheer beauty of timeless melodies. Norine, once again solidifies her ability to transition easily over to the acoustic world and transform into a roots blues oriented folkster.

While the softer side has been explored before on Crow …
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