Kentucky Avenue

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Kentucky Avenue

1. Somewhere in the Country- a hark back to the primitive, the source, the country, you dig? you gotta start things simple
somewhere in the country
I'll find a girl
I'll make my home
somewhere in the country
there wont be a thing to do
but dig my feet into the dirt
sweat until it runs through the Earth
under the willow tree
laying in the shade
thats where I'll be
somewhere in the country

2. Lost in the Woods- what if you awoke in the middle of the night lost in the woods?

cold winds blow outside my nose but I'm not going back there
what arises in the forest pine
shadows everywhere
I can see where moonlight traces
there for the grace go I
hiding in my hiding place
awake before the dawn
nightingale your songs impale my sense of reasoning
somewhere near the footsteps clearly
break my imagination


3. Gutter Rat- the derelict, the rummy, the wino, the poor soul who couldnt take the wind up grind of modern life

a hole is now my home (I was raised a careful man) (broke my chains now I remain) (a beggar tall a servant slain)
a gutter is now my throne
I ran from wealth and from health
broke my chains now I remain
2nd time around I thought things through more slowly
3rd time around I thought I was just growing
when will you learn?
6th time around I thought I mustve been misled
7th time around I thought it must be all in my head
when will you learn?

4. Highschool Dance Song- protest song

my heart is on the line
just for you
I'd do anything you want me to
selfless and true
you got me up on high
searching for clues
dragging my steps
in a monsoon
now theres nothing left to fear
she told me at the window
look out on the stars
as far as you can see
look out on the path that
turns into three
one in the meadow
the other at sea
one for you one for me

5. Lake Mirror at Night (interlude)- solitude by water and traffic

6. Shit Creek- the bottom of the barrel, the fall before the ascension

man in the mirror
whys the gun in your hand
his face pale and worn
caught without a plan
remember you loved a fool

7. Lighthouse-the vigil, for all good things take time

you drink from the river that leads to the sea
high in the lighthouse I'll wait til you come back to me
tears from another day I drink into the night
tears they will blind me until I lose all my sight

8. The Flower Stall- a pretty girl selling flowers and you want her to see you

waking late I pull my shade to welcome the sun
out the door I make my way
all the faces that I meet as I pass them on my feet
looking for the flower stall
she sells the brightest roses
the fragrance holds the memory
of the summer days in town
and the thorns in her floral crown

9. Older Children- your parents, and you, eventually.

they worked hands to the bone
after school dont forget to phone
making sure that laughter had its place
wipe that dirty look right off your face
dont believe what you say
what have you done with the day
stole another pack of cigarettes
still havent cleaned yet I'm so upset
your room is such a mess
everyday is just the same
older children are to blame
flying every past time to the moon
everything you loved is in a balloon


10. Kentucky Avenue- every city has one

come inside we have common ground
day and night there is life to the sound
the artist sings and the beggars mumble proud
roll the stone where no one can be found
when you really need someone to help you through
check a little place on Kentucky Avenue
alight with life in strength of night the clock has chimed the time is right
convalescence spoke of incense the body burns with freedom for extasis
breathe of fun alive the sun no need to fear for we are one
forever to be a slave to love
down the street there are people you should meet
the songs are love and they play without fear
on Kentucky Avenue

Composed and performed by LeapFrog and
the Kentucky Ave Orchestra
Cello: Daniel Kology
Violin: Jamie Steinberg
French Horn: Eva Stillinger
Trumpet: Ryan Stillinger
Featuring The Kentucky Ave Singers: Tugce Erol, Ashely Pealy, Sarai Long, Jonathan Sattele, Amanda Sapp, Andrew Lausman, Justin Fowler, Eva Stillinger

Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals: Aaron M. Corbitt
Guitar, Bass, Vocals: Bryan S. Soroka
Guitar, Drums, Vocals: Brendan McGowan
Harmonica, Mandolin, Vocals: Jon Sparacio Thompson

Recorded Feb - June 2013 at Evolution Records, Paint Along Studios
and room 906 at the Lake Mirror Towers ( sorry for the guitar solos on the 9th floor guys)
* dedicated to all those who want to shine a little light out there in the darkness

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released July 28, 2013

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Track Name: Somewhere in the Country
somewhere in the country
I'll find a girl
I'll make my home
somewhere in the country
there wont be a thing to do
but dig my feet into the dirt
sweat until it runs through the Earth
under the willow tree
laying in the shade
thats where I'll be
somewhere in the country
Track Name: Lost in the Woods
cold winds blow outside my nose but I'm not going back there
what arises in the forest pine
shadows everywhere
I can see where moonlight traces
there for the grace go I
hiding in my hiding place
awake before the dawn
nightingale your songs impale my sense of reasoning
somewhere near the footsteps clearly
break my imagination
Track Name: Gutter Rat
a hole is now my home (I was raised a careful man) (broke my chains now I remain) (a beggar tall a servant slain)
a gutter is now my throne
I ran from wealth and from health
broke my chains now I remain
2nd time around I thought things through more slowly
3rd time around I thought I was just growing
when will you learn?
6th time around I thought I mustve been misled
7th time around I thought it must be all in my head
when will you learn?
Track Name: Highschool Dance Song
my heart is on the line
just for you
I'd do anything you want me to
selfless and true
you got me up on high
searching for clues
dragging my steps
in a monsoon
now theres nothing left to fear
she told me at the window
look out on the stars
as far as you can see
look out on the path that
turns into three
one in the meadow
the other at sea
one for you one for me
Track Name: Shit Creek
man in the mirror
whys the gun in your hand
his face pale and worn
caught without a plan
remember you loved a fool
Track Name: In the Lighthouse
you drink from the river that leads to the sea
high in the lighthouse I'll wait til you come back to me
tears from another day I drink into the night
tears they will blind me until I lose all my sight
Track Name: The Flower Stall
waking late I pull my shade to welcome the sun
out the door I make my way
all the faces that I meet as I pass them on my feet
looking for the flower stall
she sells the brightest roses
the fragrance holds the memory
of the summer days in town
and the thorns in her floral crown
Track Name: Older Children
they worked hands to the bone
after school dont forget to phone
making sure that laughter had its place
wipe that dirty look right off your face
dont believe what you say
what have you done with the day
stole another pack of cigarettes
still havent cleaned yet I'm so upset
your room is such a mess
everyday is just the same
older children are to blame
flying every past time to the moon
everything you loved is in a balloon
Track Name: Kentucky Avenue
come inside we have common ground
day and night there is life to the sound
the artist sings and the beggars mumble proud
roll the stone where no one can be found
when you really need someone to help you through
check a little place on Kentucky Avenue
alight with life in strength of night the clock has chimed the time is right
convalescence spoke of incense the body burns with freedom for extasis
breathe of fun alive the sun no need to fear for we are one
forever to be a slave to love
down the street there are people you should meet
the songs are love and they play without fear
on Kentucky Avenue