Lonesome Lake EP

by Nat Johnson

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A nature-charmed, country-folk triple, and a leafy love letter from one songwriter to another.

See ‘Roving Women: Nat Johnson plays Connie Converse’ at the Lexington, London N1 on Sunday 25 October, featuring Cornerstone Brass and short film ‘We Lived Alone: The Connie Converse Documentary’ by Andrea Kannes. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/329857

More info: www.natjohnson.co.uk/lake/

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released September 18, 2015

‘Condor’ written by Nat Johnson:
Nat Johnson (vocals, guitar, piano), Hannah Browne (vocals, flute), Katherine Jackson (vocals, violin), Oliver Allchin (banjo), Chris Loftus (bass), Neil Piper (drums), Cornerstone Brass Band (led by Damian Wileman)

‘Talkin’ Like You’ written by Connie Converse in 1951 (this arrangement by Nat Johnson and band):
Nat Johnson (vocals, guitar), Hannah Browne (vocals, flute), Katherine Jackson (ukulele), Oliver Allchin (musical saw), Neil Piper (percussion)

‘Lonely in the Dark’ written by Nat Johnson:
Nat Johnson (vocals, guitar), Hannah Browne (flute), Katherine Jackson (violin)

Produced by Dave Sanderson
Recorded at 2Fly Studios, Sheffield, UK
Straw & Hay Records 2015
Cover image by Andrea Kannes

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Nat Johnson Sheffield, UK

“A treat for fans of PJ Harvey and Alela Diane” – Subba Cultcha

Singer-songwriter., ex-Monkey Swallows the Universe / Nat Johnson & the Figureheads.

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Track Name: Condor
So, the fire dies and the rest of the world sees by candlelight
You'll be gone tonight, all the colours of you
(So, the fire dies and the rest of the world sees by candlelight)

Where's the spray? There's none - just the prow of the boat pushing on through the foam
(Going where?)
Where this current pulls, getting ready to start to retrain as river, come back as condor

Keep that love in your sights; it's the rolling of thunder, mysterious lights
And row until it's time to retrain as river
Retrain as river, come back as condor
Track Name: Talkin' Like You
In between two tall mountains, there's a place they call Lonesome
Don't see why they call it Lonesome - I'm never lonesome when I go there

See that bird sitting on my windowsill, well he's saying whip-poor-will all the night through
See that brook running by my kitchen door, well it couldn't talk no more if it was you

Up that tree there's sort of a squirrel thing. Sounds just like we did when we were quarrelling
In the yard I keep a pig or two - they drop in for dinner like you used to do
I don't stand in the need of company with everything I see talkin' like you

Up that tree there's sort of a squirrel thing. Sounds just like we did when we were quarrelling
You may think you left me all alone, but I can hear you talk without a telephone

I don't stand in the need of company with everything I see talkin' like you
See that bird sitting on my windowsill, well he's saying whip-poor-will all the night through
Just whip-poor-will all the night through

In between two tall mountains, there's a place they call Lonesome
Don't see why they call it Lonesome - I'm never lonesome now I live there
Track Name: Lonely in the Dark (live demo)
How I'd like to drink with you in your kitchen late at night
How we'd talk
Don't be lonely in the dark

I see you in that chair
Come to life, come to England

Well the squirrel leaps on the sycamore bones
And in my nose is the gentle sting of winter
And I picture you on a walk in the hills
Were your fingers red when you walked in England?

Well the man in the sky might be married now
The wind may have carried your bonnet down
But now you're unburied we won't forget
That you lived alone, you lived alone

How I'd like to drink with you in your kitchen late at night
How we'd talk
Don't be lonely in the dark