Southern Lights & Shadows

by Chris Unck & The Black Roses

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All these songs were written deep in the polka dot mountains in Rimrock California in the beautiful Mojave Hi-Desert during the winter and spring of 2013-2014

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released March 18, 2015

Produced by Chris Unck & Stew Heyduk
Mixed and Mastered By Chris Unck
Engineered By Chris Unck & Stew Heyduk
All Songs Written By Chris Unck except
Polka Dot Mountains Written By Chris Unck & Joe Schedlo
Yucca Valley Lotto Queen Written By Chris Unck & Jonathan Eller
Photos by Chris Unck
Concept by Chris Unck & Joe Schedlo

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Chris Unck: Vocals, Guitars, Pedal Steel,Bass,Drums,Percussion,Keys,Strings,Xylophone.
Stew Heyduk: Drums, Bass, Percussion,Vocals
Jonathan Eller: Keys, Vocals
Gabriella Evaro: Vocals
Victoria WIlliams: Vocals
Joe Schedlo: Vocals

All Songs copy written 2013 Blue Jay Way Music BMI

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Track Name: Everything Finds The Floor
I'm so tired I'm so tired of pulling all of this weight my bird is in flight and she's going away fly on fly on this world has got me reeling in pain

I don't care I don't care about these problems no more, hit the road cos i know I don't feel them no more, it's the fear of change that's really got ahold of me now.

When your young your so spun
Everyday it's like you lived it before
Like the beers and the tears they come hard
and Everything finds the floor.

I'm so scared I'm so scared of what's growing inside its my mind its my mind I do it all the time. One day your here the next your out there all alone.

When your young your so spun
Everyday feels like you lived it before
Like the beers and the tears they come hard
and Everything finds the floor.
When your young your so spun
Everyday it's like you lived it before
Like the beers and the tears they come hard
and Everything finds the floor.
Track Name: Bend With The Wind
I've been holding back the tears
Burning at both ends now im bent with the wind
Blacked out at the table
hung my heart over the hole in the wall Out for the long stare
Oh Drink dont ya ruin me
Before i sing the birds down from the trees, torn and frayed
Day after day.

nothing could come between us but now it goes And like a river so it knows To feed the sea the only thing between you and me......Day after day

Clouds swing so low down on Pioneertown road,silence fills my heart...
Now im weightless and free...day after day

nothing could come between us but now it goes And like a river so it knows To feed the sea the only thing between you and me......Day after day

Neon bones..dance a under the midnight sun
Shake off the fevers of your daytime sin,
Boulders hang on to show you it can be done and the Trees just bend with the wind.
Day after day,torn and frayed,day after day
Track Name: Southern Lights & Shadows
lets dance in the twilight of the American dream, run through the desert naked and free. lets paint our masterpiece in the golden dawn of days, riding them punches and forgetting our names.

California sunsets
i was Dieing just to live in LA
home is where you go when your love is free to grow

so go run through them broken streets while you still can
giving your heart to the gypsies and drunks
waking up next to girls whose names ill never know and ill be riding these punches while you forget my name


southern lights and shadows
swimming in a tub of champagne
home is where you go when your love is free to grow

so im gonna dance in the twilight of my American dream, run through the deserts naked and free. im going to paint my masterpiece in the golden dawn of days, still riding them punches and forgetting my name.
Track Name: Mighty Mighty Wind
What did you bring me mighty wind, tell me it's something good.
Right now Ineed my love but she's a, she alone with you.
I know right now she's listening to your every song.
Drifting along in a tropical day dream my little humming bird

Could you tell her I miss her
Could you tell I love her so
Could you wrap around her and keep her safe and warm


Mighty mighty wind travel round the world
Take my song of love and place it in her heart
the only friend of mine who's around her all the time
When we're far apart......mighty mighty wind.


What will you sing me mighty wind, sing me something good. Right now I need my love but I'm a... I'm alone alone with you.

Could you tell her I miss her
Could you tell I love her so
Could you wrap around her and keep her safe and warm

Mighty mighty wind travel round the world
Take my song of love and place it in her heart
the only friend of mine who's around her all the time
When we fall apart......mighty mighty wind

mighty mighty wind
Track Name: Polka Dot Mountains
I only come down from these polka dot mountains when the town starts turning blue why is that you show me everything as I'm leaving you, as the town turns blue

all my veins are trains of love all my love is free to go like a wild cat it roams the land, comforting like the snow

take me to the polka dot mountains where the wild wind blows and the Indians crow

let the midnight desert winds blow thesong straight through my bones.

when the town starts turning
when the town starts turning
when the town starts turning blue
why's it that you show me everything as I'm leaving you

all my veins are roads to home where lovers part and the buffalo roam where skeletons sleep with their cheap wine dates, just another roll of the dice.

take me to the polka dot mountains where the wild wind blows and the Indians crow

let the midnight desert wind blow its song right through my bones.

when the town starts turning
when the town starts turning
when the town starts turning blue
why's it that you show me everything as I'm leaving you
why's it that you show me everything as I'm leaving you
why's it that you show me everything as I'm leaving you
Track Name: Hung Up My Hang Ups
You know how that goes maybe yes maybe no
gotta keep the hope cos you never know when it's your time to go

maybe yes maybe no
gotta keep the hope cos you never know
when it's your time to go
when it's your time to go

I don't know, I don't know, I don't know where to go
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know where we're gonna go

do you know, do you know, do you know where to go
do you know, do you know, do you know where we're gonna go?

hung up my hang ups
like that old coat of mine
whiskey drenched in tears
and torn from fighting all the time

getting rid of these things at own me
for the chance to be free
for the chance to live this dream
to be free to be free to be free


You know how this goes
sometimes yes sometimes no
gotta keep the hope cos you never know
when it's your time to grow

I don't know, I don't know, I don't know where to go
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know where we're gonna go

do you know, do you know, do you know where to go
do you know, do you know, do you know where we're gonna go?

so let your love shine
just let your love shine
so let your love shine.
Track Name: Pull Back The Covers
Be the sunshine become the rainbow everything's gonna be just fine be the mountain let tears become rivers make a canyon with your eyes

pull back the covers and get out of your mind a world like ours wasn't easy to find
countless ways for endless days
a love like ours will rise like a tide
the only thing better than giving is why I share with you.

be the Phoenix rise from the ashes
find a new way or make a new start
drive across that country maybe eat a few peaches get out if you still can.

pull back the covers and get out of your mind a world like ours wasn't easy to find
countless ways for endless days
a love like ours will rise like a tide
the only thing better than giving is why I share with you.

There's always something in the life were living that's gonna bring you to your knees
be the road sign to no direction home
face the wind you are aware and awake

pull back the covers and get out of your mind a world like ours wasn't easy to find
countless ways for endless days
a love like ours will rise like a tide
the only thing better than giving is why I share with you, thats why I share with you thats why I share with you, thats why I share with you.
Track Name: Today's The Day
today's the day I walk alone,
on these two feet that took me so far from home, today is the day I eat alone
no one to tell me if I cooked it wrong

no one gets out alive
and everyone dies alone
today's the day my heart turns to stone

todays the day I throw the dog a bone
cos he's gonna love me even when I dont pick up the phone.

today won't be the only day I've drank alone
and tmrw won't be the next day Ill drank alone

no one gets out alive
and everyone dies alone
today's the day my heart drowns in beer.

where have all the good times gone?
she took them and the guns to pawn
todays the day my heart turns black as coal.
Track Name: Lovers In A Lie
felt my heart sink into the mountain
with the high desert sun saw my love slip away
in a tear on the run,
in a tear on the run.
Saw two lovers in a lie seeking shelter in their alibi is the truth so hard to find
when it's right there just beside you
when it's right there just inside you


I've been misunderstood
ohver paying my dues
I've got nothing left to lose
I've got nothing left to lose


I've been cast out in the desert
facing every fear unknown
shot out every star in the sky
forever I may roam
forever I may roam

We've been misunderstood
overpaying my dues
We've got nothing left to lose
We've got nothing left to lose
We've got nothing left to bruise
We've got nothing left to prove
We've got nothing left to prove
We've got nothing left to prove
We've got nothing left to prove
We've got nothing left to prove
Track Name: Dingy Polaroids
this ones for you my sister my love
this ones for all our tears that ran hot down to our arms and dried like trails we burned on our bikes and with the wind we flew without any arms and did our best just to be as we fed from bottles of beer and smiled in dingy Polaroids.

this ones for all that meatloaf getting cold
your bloody sweet sixteen four locks that I picked just to bring you food this is our childhood this ones for you shaking my dreams now they bloom as love from you
this is your gift returning so you can finally see my love

this ones for years tearing down these walls our hearts blistered by a sea of everything that we misunderstood the drinking away passionate dreams
this ones for you your blood and your strain
to smell this cold mountain air
this ones for you if you call on me and I'm no where to be found

my tears tonight fill trenches that have long eroded my face pouring out like that hot summer hose is time not bitter but sweet so many years holding ourselves so high soaring above all this pain
and because of all that we realize the only loss is lover never shown

one day we will both be returned to the dirt once ruled by our tonka trucks back once again to the place where we spent days in love with the world, I become you and you become me, we scatter like seeds to the earth so when tears rain down upon this ground we will sprout new love once again
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