For The Story

by Forest Sun

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"Instantly accessible ... easily one of my favorite releases of the year." Rosalie Howarth - KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise

Forest Sun once again proves he is not only capable of writing fine new tunes but that he is a man who knows where he's coming from. He seems to have one foot in the future and the other firmly planted in his roots. His voice carries a quiet intensity and a warmth that disarms the listener, while the songs seem fresh and familiar all at the same time. Music played on real instruments by real people ... refreshing to say the least ... f^%ing great record ... and you can quote me." - Dan Wheetman of Marley's Ghost

"There's a powerful intersect between our own blessed American musical roots and a new spirit-path a-borning all about us. Forest Sun's music is right there on the overlap, getting it just about perfectly. He knows it's not enough for music to just lift spirits, you've got to point in the right direction too. This is music you always wanted someone to make--down-home and Out There & maybe get up and dance around a little too!" - Michael Green, creator of the Illuminated Rumi and The Illuminated Prayer

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released November 9, 2016

Forest Sun -Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Piano, Percussion
Daniel Schacht- Electric and Upright Bass
Thomas Greene-Drums
Matt Henry Cunitz-Hammond organ, pump organ, Rhodes, Piano
Alisa Rose-Violin
Erik Yates-Flute, Accordion
Larkyn Gayl -Harmony Vocals
Michele MgGrath-Harmony Vocals
Jolie Holland -Vocals, whistling (track 6)
Wade Peterson - Percussion
Alex Budman - Saxaphone

Hot Buttered Rum (track 7)
Nat Keefe -Acoustic Guitar
Erik Yates - Banjo
Bryan Horne -upright Bass
Zac Mathews- Mandolin
Aaron Redner -fiddle

Choir on Track 11-Jesse DeNatale, Josh Fix, Larkyn Gayl, Jethro Jeremiah, Lisa Redfern

additional string arrangements (track 1 and 2) Daniel Schacht, (Track 10) Matt Henry Cunitz

Produced by Forest Sun
Engineered and Mixed by Daniel Schacht at Schacht Studios
Mastered by Ron K and Eliot Bates at Radical House, San Francisco
Vocal Production Raz Kennedy
Cover Photo -Victoria Smith

All songs copyright 2003 Forest Sun Music BMI

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Forest Sun San Francisco, California

San Francisco Bay Area troubadour and award winning songwriter, Forest Sun has regaled audiences around the globe with his wealth of songs and stories, all sung and told with back porch ease and bonhomie. Sun's music has been compared to everyone from Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers and John Mayer to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, but his unique style is entirely his own.
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Track Name: Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed

Let me fall down

In to your sea

I will not drown

Your here with me

If I sink like a stone

Or ride on the waves

I'm not alone

I’m not afraid

Cause, Your love is the wind in my sails

Weather cloudy or fair

Travel where I may

I know I'll find you there

Every desert was an ocean

Every sea shall turn to sand

Your love meets my devotion

Where the water meets the land

So plant me your seed,

And I will grow

Into a tumbleweed

Then let your winds blow

Let ‘em blow cause

Your love is the wind in my sails

Weather cloudy or fair

Travel where I may

I know I'll find you there

Cause, Your love is the wind in my sails

Whether cloudy or clear

Travel where I may

I know I'll find you here

Your love is the wind in my sails

Weather cloudy or clear

Travel where I may

I know I'll find you here

Your love is the wind in my sails

Whether cloudy or clear

Travel where I may

I know I'll find you here.
Track Name: Sing Me to Sleep
Sing Me To Sleep

Well the roof it leaks

And the stairs they creak

When no one else is around

And yesterday, I was on my way

Now my cars broken down

Guess I'll have to stick around for now

And the sun's come and gone

without showing it's face

Another day gone

Night shows its face

And I have no clue

What else is new?

I'm just taking up space

An old dog who’s given up the chase

And I have no doubt

That the stars came out

I just couldn't see them for all of the gray

But if on of them did fall

I hope it heard my call

And will send an extra wish my way

Lord knows I could use the break

Cause I've grown so tired

My dreams aren't on fire

There ashes in my mouth

And all my old questions

They seem so much less then important,

To me now

The coals have gone out

So won't you, Sing me to sleep

Like I was a little child

Sing me to sleep

I just want to close my eyes

Sing me to sleep

Tell me it's gonna be all right

Won't you sing me to sleep?

Lay right here by my side

Oh and sing me one last sweet lullaby

So won't you

Sing me to sleep

Like I was a little child

Sing me to sleep

I just want to close my eyes

Sing me to sleep

Tell me it's gonna be all right

Won't you sing me to sleep?

Lay right here by my side

Oh and sing me one last sweet lullaby.
Track Name: Down
Down

Come on down here where I am

Leave your hope there by the door

Come on down here where I am

No need to fight it anymore

Come on down the voices say

Come on down, down here to stay

Come on down I know you know the way

The way down

Come on down here where I am

I know you've been down here before

It's an open invitation you don't need a reservation

Just the sorrow that you can't ignore

Come on down the voices say

Come on down, down here to stay

Come on down I know you know the way

The way down

Let darkness' daughter wrap you in her arms

Lay you gently on the floor

You know you know she can't do you no harm

Except the harm that you ask for

Come on down the voices say

Come on down, down here to stay

Come on down I know you know the way.
Track Name: Carry On
Carry On

Here I am again

On the spirals bend

Am I going out

Am I coming in

Let this moment receive me

Kick me out of bed and knock me out the door

Let your love retrieve me

Remind me what I came here for

Oh’ and help me carry on...

Oh’ help me carry on...

Sometimes I’m motion sick

And all I want to do is stand still

Other times I feel like I’m going to burst

And I need to run dance cry yell until

Oh’ I can carry on...Oh’ I can carry on...

Sometimes the love and laughter comes easy

It just rolls and tumbles from your smile

And the past no longer lingers

And the future is just a little while

Oh’ I can carry on...Oh’ I can carry on...
Track Name: Morningbird
Morningbird

Sing to me, my morning bird

The sweetest song I ever heard

Love's melody, in your heart's own words

Sing to me, my morning bird

When the sun climbs over the mountain

Just to hear you sing your song

And all the stars lay down in heaven

to take their rest till evening comes

Won't you sing to me, my morning bird

The sweetest song I ever heard

Love's melody, in your heart's own words

Sing to me, my morning bird

Don't you fly away from me

Without leaving me with your song

For the morning is much too lonely

and so quiet when you gone.

Sing to me my morning bird

The sweetest song I ever heard

Love's melody in your heart's own words

Sing to me my morning bird.
Track Name: Always
Always

I spent so long all alone

Waiting for someone

To come along

And make this heart a home.

Now your here I'm so glad

Best loving that I ever had

Baby, baby I’m in love with you

Like your eyes, like your smile

Dig your friends too babe, like your style

Baby, baby I'm in love with you

When we first met babe you gave me a thrill

Gotta say darling I feel that way still

I wanna stay with you until

We're both old wrinkled and gray.

Tell your mama not to worry none

Here's one man that ain't gonna run

We'll take that ride and when we're done

I'll still have this to say

I love you

More and more each day

And I'm going to love you

Always, always, all ways

Left me a note

Under my pillow

Said I'll be your gal if you'll be my fellow

Baby, baby I'm in love with you

So get dressed up we'll go dancing

Then head for the hills spend the whole week camping

Baby, baby I'm in love with you.
Track Name: Come Round Again
Come Round Again

Where do we go on the day that we die?

Do you think that death is the end?

Or do we all just get back in line

Waiting our turn to come round again?

Where do we go on the day that we die?

Do you think that death is the end?

Or do we all just get back in line

Waiting our turn to come round again?

Come round again, Come round again

Come round, Come round again

They say that true love is hard to find

Count yourself blessed to have a friend

Will we learn to love before we say goodbye

Or will we have to come round again?

Come round again, Come round again

Come round, come round again.

When we've all gone to that sweet by and by

Will we remember where we've been?

Or will we fly away only to find

We've been round before

and we're coming round again

Come round again, Come round again

Come round, come round again

Where do we go on the day that we die?

Do you think that death is the end?

Or do we all just get back in line

Waiting our turn to come round again?
Track Name: Twenty Toes in the Sand
Twenty Toes In The Sand

The frogs and the crickets sing

Of all the sadness and the joy love can bring

And the darkness gathers all around us

Mixed with the sound of the ocean

We've found are way

The best we can

Now here we are, twenty toes in the sand

Arm and arm, Side by side

Sun going down with the tide

While the frogs and the crickets sing

Of all the sadness and the joy love can bring

And the darkness gathers all around us

Mixed with the sound of the ocean

As we walk home

No words between us

Just the soft black sky

And the echoes of our footsteps

The warm night air carries us this song

And our hearts can't help singing along

As the frogs and the crickets sing

Of all the sadness and the joy love can bring

And the darkness gathers all around us

Mixed with the sound of the ocean.
Track Name: Until We're Satisfied
Until We’re Satisfied

Darling come upstairs to my room

Throw the windows open wide

On this sunny afternoon

Lay right there until we're satisfied

Darling I’ve been feeling lonely

I know in you I can confide

I'd feel so much better if only

You'd lay with me until we're satisfied

Ooh, satisfied, Ooh, until we're satisfied...

Ooh, satisfied, Ooh, until we're satisfied...

Lately it's occurred to me

Let me tell you what’s on my mind ...ooh

What a better world this could be

If we all would just take our time

Until we're satisfied

Ooh, satisfied, Ooh, until we're satisfied...

Ooh, satisfied, Ooh, until we're satisfied...

Darling, take a walk with me

We’ll go down by the riverside

Stop a while by the old oak tree

Lay right there until we're satisfied

Darling' you know that I love you

And this love can't be denied

Come on say that you love me too

And you'll stay with me until we're satisfied

Ooh, satisfied come and walk with me walk with me

Ooh, until we're satisfied...

Ooh, satisfied come and talk with me talk with me

Ooh, until we're satisfied...

Ooh, satisfied come and lay with me lay with me

Ooh, until we're satisfied...

Ooh, satisfied, come and stay with me stay with me

Ooh, until we're satisfied...
Track Name: Lay Me Down
Lay Me Down

Lay me down

And give your love to me

Let me see you smile

And give your love to me

Give your love to me

Take my hand

And give your love to me

Let me see you smile

And give your love to me

Give your love

Give your love to me.
Track Name: For The Story
For The Story

The more I'm looking

The less I find

The less I find peace of mind

The more I struggle

The less I feel

The less I feel free

The more I know you

The more I see

And the more I know me

What a story we make

Each day another revelation

What a story we make

Come let's fill our hearts with jubilation

The more I open

The more I love

The less I fear

For each day we're given

I thank God, I thank God that we're here

Cause what a story we make

Each day another tribulation

What a story we make

Come let's quench our thirst in the waters of creation

For the story is in the water

For the story in the water.