Tamalpais

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    With their brand new release, Seven Hour Storm, Misner & Smith have created an album of vivid, poetic songwriting, filled with some of the finest harmony singing around. Working with producer Jeff Kazor (The Crooked Jades, Richard Buckner) and engineer Bruce Kaphan (David Byrne, REM, The Black Crowes) they have penned an album with lush, yet subtle arrangements, filling out an already rich sound that the duo is known for producing live.

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Produced by Jeff Kazor
Engineered and mixed by Bruce Kaphan at Niagara Falls Jan—Mar 2013
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Cover Art & Design by Kyle Monhollen at 2407 Graphics, Davis, CA
All songs written by Sam Misner/ASCAP
Arrangements by Megan Smith and Sam Misner
©&℗ 2013 Misner & Smith/Scribble On The Wall Music
All Rights Reserved

lyrics

Climbing from the ocean
She rises from the tide
Beckons to the sailors
Looking for a guide.
Her eyes shine like a lighthouse
Her hair is like the wind
That sends all of our ships away
And pulls them back again.

From the seaports of Alaska,
The damp of Puget Sound
Down the coast of California
San Francisco bound
Seven years hiding,
A dozen on the run
Tell the truth, it breaks my heart
To see what I’ve become.

Tamalpais, Tamalpais
Crouched among the clouds
Waves break on our backs
I call her name out loud.
The mountain she’s sitting
Listening to the sea,
Patient as my lover’s eyes
Waiting there for me.

From the cabin on her shoulder
The ocean opens wide
Golden Gate down below
Arching ‘cross the tide
There’s no time like a sunrise
To make me long for home,
Skipping ‘cross that lonesome ocean
Wonderin’ why I roam.

Sails are full of wind now
The captain’s mind’s at ease,
Boys are throwing Liar’s Dice
And caution to the breeze.
There’s gold in other mountains,
Oil in other sands,
But my mind won’t be rested, Lord,
Until my boots touch land.

credits

from Seven Hour Storm, track released October 15, 2013
Sam Misner—vocals, acoustic guitar
Megan Smith—vocals, upright bass, harmonium, piano
Bruce Kaphan—percussion, keyboards

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Misner & Smith San Francisco, California

(my-zner) & smith
Misner & Smith’s music is a search for meaning. The songs yearn for connection, ache for understanding, relish in mystery, and rejoice in creation. In a world that often feels to be crumbling down around us, they dig deep, and find hope in simple things, in the beauty that surrounds us all. ... more

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