The Blade EP

by Daniel Steinbock

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Gabriel Cordova
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Gabriel Cordova the true story podcast introduced me to the blade. this ep is easily one of my favourite albums. the songs make me feel safe. thank you so much, daniel. Favorite track: Moonrise.
Rahmin Sarabi
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Rahmin Sarabi Daniel is a musical poet -- so much heart comes through this EP. Singer-songer writer folk of the highest accord. Favorite track: Moonrise.
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1.
California, she could taste it in the word Coming towards her, a blessing and a curse Where’d the time go? New York is so cold When you go it alone You learn to love, you learn to love... Turn on the radio, tiny voices singing Down on the street below, they called the cops again If you want to be alone then why you keep calling? Bridges and bicycles, watching herself go by in the windows How sad is a sidewalk on a street where no one turns? And when you add it all up, nothing lost is nothing learned She cross the West horizon, and the East is said and done One girl’s rising is another one’s setting sun Where’d the time go? To San Francisco When you go it alone You learn to love, you learn to love... From the East, Orion’s leaping, and the West is sinking in She says she should be sleeping at four o’clock in the morning From the East, Orion’s leaping, and the West is sinking in She says she should be sleeping But she don’t, she don’t... But you don't, you don't.... Second story window, de colores in her eyes Far enough to be alone, close enough to stay alive Where’d the time go? To San Francisco When you go it alone You learn to love, you learn to love... And birds sing out before the light Soon she’ll be sleeping, soon she’ll be sleeping And birds sing out before the light...
2.
In an instant, your statue'd gaze If I f'ed up, then I'll say, then I'll say it was me Here I play and seem in merry ways But in my heart, in my heart I am mourning with ache and sigh And sighs resound through heartless ground O! my earth is emptied of love and life It's supposed to hurt, That's the point I remember a dawning day I walked up and I said, and I said, "Get close to me" In the dizzy desert, we sweat our prayers And in my heart, I felt the spark, in my heart there came the morning, I'm on the rise Now sighs resound through heartless ground O! my earth is emptied of love and life And there it stays until my cause is found or till I feel the sting of your lovely knife It's supposed to hurt, That's the point O alas, your ashen face If you ever held our warm words dear Don't let one cross steal all our days Were it not for this, to you I would be near But if you want it without redress Then you gotta know your end is stuck in endlessness It's supposed to hurt, That's the point
3.
05:07
Everyone, I hardly know you But when something comes and grabs ahold Take the hands that open up A life that's led is something gold I've been alone, I've been solo I've been in love before, I've been in love before All my angels walk the Earth All the old fires are still burning in the dark This afternoon I saw them all Smiling in the setting sun I've been alone, I've been solo I've been in love before, I've been in love before I learned a thing or two, love ain't easy My heart got torn up, I lost a little blood, I had to patch it up Now my eyes are open and the sun is falling Hello love, I see you coming Has it been so long since I danced with you? Take my hand when the moon comes up We're two old souls and the night is young I've been alone, I've been solo I've been in love before, I've been in love before You know just what to do, you make it easy Your mouth is a poem our kiss is composing Your eyes open and I fall in All my angels walk the Earth And the old fire, you know it still burns The light on you came so far, silent from a falling star Love let's be true, I'm getting back to you You've been in love before, I've been in love before You know just what to do, you make it easy My heart is hooked up to my mouth, Every time you smile I want to sing about it Your mouth is a poem our kiss is composing Your eyes open, I'll be here when you close 'em
4.
I can hear you screaming over the fire I can't make out the words you're saying Get out! Before it all comes down Daddy's yellow photos, grandma's wedding ring The flames are licking all the things you love And coming closer Angela, love it's time to turn away For the fire soon will burn it all away What we let die will let us live another day Angela, Angela Here are all the letters I sent to you Remember this one? It's still warm from the fires of love When we were young Look here: everything I wrote since I was seventeen All the dreams I had, every memory Angie come on The house is burning down, Angela Angela, love it's time to turn away For the fire soon will burn it all away What we let die will let us live another day Angela, Angela I don't remember making plans to live this way I want a second chance now that I'm not afraid If all disease was all this easy If all unease was all this easy You fall on knees, you fall on knees, you fall on knees Get up. Get up. Get up! Angela, love it's time to turn away For the fire soon will burn it all away What we let die will let us live another day Angela, Angela
5.
02:51
One day I'll be leaving with one song left to sing Now I know, now I know this'll be that song Love was the wind that moved through your hair Love was friend when no one was there Love is the way a body came to be Love is the blade will cut your spirit free Oh love is the blade I know you'll say I've gone 'round the bend So true, I return! Death is no end One day I'll be leaving with one song left to sing Now I know, now I know! Now I know, now I know this'll be that song

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Pre-apocalyptic love songs that traverse the American landscape, from a cold dark New York winter to long stretched-out fingers of California days.

credits

released November 21, 2016

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All songs written and performed by Daniel Steinbock

Musicians:
Daniel Steinbock: vocals, steel string & gut-string guitars, percussion
Ayla Nereo: vocals on Blessing and a Curse, Angela's Fire
Adam Selzer: piano on Blessing and a Curse
Charlie Glick: drums on Blessing and a Curse

Production:
Recorded at CCRMA Studio by Stephen Henderson
Produced by Daniel Steinbock, Stephen Henderson, Adam Selzer
Mixed by Bart Budwig (John Craigie)
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves (Willie Nelson, Sufjan Stevens, Elliott Smith)

Design:
Album artwork by Daniel Steinbock
Additional photography by Daniela Uribe

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American singer-songwriter from the San Francisco Bay.

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