Thoughts and Sound (Digital Album)

by Courtney Krause

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All songs written by Courtney Krause

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released November 10, 2015

Acoustic Guitar: Courtney Krause
Classical Guitar Lead: Courtney Krause
Percussion: Michael Benson
Lead Guitar: Dylan Boyle
Bass Guitar: Gavin MooreBackup

Vocals: Luke Fox (Circles),Patresa Hartman (Subtle Motions, Minnesota, Hardwood Floors, Twenty Seven), Courtney Krause (Subtle Motions, Minnesota, Follow, Hardwood Floors)

Group Backup Vocals: Haley Babcock, Dylan Boyle, Chris English, Luke Fox, Patresa Hartman, Gavin Moore, Dave Murrin-von Ebers

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Courtney Krause Des Moines, Iowa

Courtney Krause original music is achieving a captivating sound modernizing classic folk with sultry soul and rhythm. Musically captivating and filled with warmth, any person could fall in love with the music she is making.

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Track Name: Subtle Motions
SUBTLE MOTIONS

I could taste the fall air and a cigarette in my mouth
ashed it twice, then put it out
Said that I remind you of a girl that you ounce read about
You loved her once, then headed south

You can’t close those eyes
without thoughts of wondering
I hope that’s better than
the curiosity that won’t help you sleep
You’re just a stubborn man
tonight as you are waking, won’t you
understand that my knees are shaking
and I won’t sleep, I won’t dream
I’ll just feel damned

And I know you must get going
I know that you’re on your way
Can’t you tell by all of my subtle motions
That it’s better if you stay
I can tell you get so beaten down
I know that you get so sad
Just remember
All the greatest loves
Were never greater than what we have

I could see an aging leaf
With wrinkles just like mine
Green with life
Then browned and died
And for decades now these eyes went looking for a sign
To see your love, and still be blind

I could see a sunset that went away
Just like every great thing
You hold your hand just to let it linger
there for one second less
Oh I guess it’s just
The way you say
Or the way you shouted all your pain
You remain
Your hand was there
so there I stayed

And I can tell you must get going
I know that you’re on your way
Can’t you tell by all of my subtle motions
That it’s better if you stayed
I can tell you get so beaten down
I know that you get so sad
Just remember
All the greatest loves
Were never greater than what we have

And I can tell you must get going
I know that you’re on your way
Can’t you tell by all of my subtle motions
That it’s better if you stayed
I can tell you get so beaten down
I know that you get so sad
Just remember
All the greatest loves
Were never greater than what we have
Never greater than what we have
Never greater than what we have
Track Name: Minnesota
MINNESOTA

Well ain’t that just like you: to go looking for an answer
And that’s just like me: another lost romancer
Elton said it best with another tiny dancer, “Hold me closer”
Let’s make an escape

And I know you felt it here, it was rolling like the ocean
Though these thoughts aren’t very clear, you’re still going through the notion
All the little laughter lines that lead into your face
Tell of another alibi coming from that mouth with haste

So, baby, won’t you meet me up in Minnesota
Bring your heart, bring your scarf, and baby, bring a coat
It gets so cold up there
And I’ve got these arms, these arms, these arms
And ain’t that just like me to get all liquored up
I was selling my heart and I was spilling out my guts
You were always thinking ‘bout the if, ands, or but-
It’s not that far
Said, I just want to be where ever you are
I just want to be where ever you are

Ain’t that just like you to go and searching through the logic
And every single skeleton stored away in closets
Right where you left your heart, right where you thought you lost it
Found in a fallen memory, right where you had forgot it

Now everybody’s watching and they can hardly wait
I can see it in you now that you will want to hesitate
And you will play the hook and I will be the bait
They will watch us
Make our greatest escape

So, baby, won’t you meet me up in Minnesota
Bring your heart, bring your scarf, and baby, bring a coat
It gets so cold up there
And I’ve got these arms, these arms, these arms
And ain’t that just like me to get all liquored up
I was selling my heart and spilling out my guts
You were always thinking ‘bout the if, ands, or but-
It’s not that far
Said, I just want to be where ever you are
I just want to be where ever you are

So baby won’t you meet me up in Minnesota
You know it’s only miles from there to North Dakota
Where your mother and your sisters, and your father waiting there
with their open arms
And ain’t that just like me
to want to put it all together
Despite all the distances and, ooo, the cooler weather
Where playing house and life doesn’t get much better
Where it’s not that far
Said, I just want to be where ever you are
I just want to be where ever you are

I just want to be where ever you are
I just want to be where ever you are
Track Name: Follow
FOLLOW

Well the trees are golden yellow
As bare feet hang beneath the leaves of a weeping willow
Willow tree, will you follow me
I’d follow you anywhere if you lead

And you say “Let’s not get hasty”
And you’re right that there’s no time that we should be wasting
Wasting the day
We’re wasting away
I would waste every minute of the hour
to hear that you stay

Just to know what you know
Just to be where you are
I know I would go
You know I would go
You know I would go

And you say that I should know better
Well you best be knowing by now
I won’t wait forever
Forever for you
Don’t know what to do
Just sitting wasting all my time with you
Just sitting wasting all my time with you

Just to know what you know
Just to be where you are
You know I’d go
You know I would go
You know I would go

Wasting the day, wasting away
I would waste every minute of the hour
To hear that you stay
I would waste every minute of the hour to hear that you stay
I would waste every minute of the hour to hear that you stay
Track Name: Hardwood Floors
HARDWOOD FLOORS

It was there in the doorway
It was there in the car
Thinking of him with her mouth to a jar
Hidden in riddles
Caught in metaphors
Falling in love there upon hardwood floors

Morning comes closer
This is not a game they play
He whispers in her ear, holds her hand, then he’ll say

Why don’t you lie beside, lie beside me
Before you go, before you leave
I got a safe place
It’s not very far
It’s my arms

It was there in the moment
It was there on her face
Hidden in a memory of her mouth he could taste
Put into a poem
Wrote in a song
Don't hold your breath
It won’t be long

Why don’t you lie beside, lie beside me
Before you go, before you leave
I got a safe place
It’s not very far
It’s my arms, my arms
I’ve got a safe place
It’s not very far
It’s my arms, my arms, my arms

So why don’t you lie beside, lie beside me
Before you go, before you leave
I got a safe place
It’s not very far
It’s my arms, my arms
I’ve got a safe place
It’s not very far
It’s my arms, my arms, my arms

It’s my arms
It’s my arms, my arms, my arms
Track Name: I Understand
I UNDERSTAND

You’ve been running circles, babe
I just want to lend a hand
For your friends, for your family, baby, for the man
It will slow down and I want to say
I understand

You’ve been running circles, babe
I just want to lend a hand
For your friends, for your family, baby, for the man
It will slow down and I want to say
I understand

I want to help you
You know where I am
You know…

That I’m gonna wrap you right into my arms
And I’m gonna hold your hand
‘Cause I’ve been there too
When things don’t go as planned
I can’t bare to see you hanging by a strand
I understand

You don’t talk to no one, boy
But you got to talk to me
Get a sense of yourself
See a glimpse of sympathy
And things slow down and there we’ll be
And there I’ll be

You’re not holding nothing back
I just want to know the truth
Wanna go tippy-toe ‘cross the floor into your room
And things slow down and I’ll be there soon
I’ll be there soon
I want to help you
You know where I am
You know…

That I’m gonna wrap you right into my arms
And I’m gonna hold your hand
‘Cause I’ve been there too
When things don’t go as planned
I can’t bare to see you hanging by a strand
I understand

I’m right in your arms
And I understand
Where you are
I want to help you
I know you don’t think I can
You know…

That I’m gonna wrap you right into my arms
And I’m gonna hold your hand
‘Cause I’ve been there too
When things don’t go as planned
I can’t bear to see you hanging by a strand
I understand

You’ve been running circles, babe
I just want to lend a hand
For your friends, for your family, baby, for the man
It will slow down and I want to say
I understand
Track Name: Talker
TALKER

If love was a talker I’m sure it say nothing
Just hold on forever, hold on for something
Life was your secret
Well, boy that’s not fair
While I’m walking ‘round whispering all of my love to the air
Where all of your love is
Where it’s not fair anymore
Know this is better than not feeling anything before

If love was a taxi you better sit in back
Hope it’s patient and timely
I Hope you have cash
Oh the driver was asking where you need to go
Well, you tilt your head slightly and tell him
Take you to your soul
Where all of your love is
Where it’s not fair anymore
Know this is better than not feeling anything before

If I was your savior
And you were my hero
Then things aren’t so bad
You can hope for tomorrow
Just like when I kissed you
Just like when you followed
You were praying to God
That you wouldn’t feel my heart’s sorrow
Anymore
Torn into pieces, I found you
We laid upon your floor
Know this is better than not feeling anything before

If love was a talker I’m not sure what it say
Perhaps it play the story of every love
Ever made
That life held no secrets to present or past
But the truth’s in the question
and if you never ask
You get worn and old
Torn into pieces by people you don’t really know
If love was a talker it tell you, you never were alone

You never are alone
You never are alone
Track Name: Circles
CIRCLES

Here’s to another lonely ride
In a car, in the dark
An empty seat by my side
The roads, they always lead right
And I can’t get you out of my mind

But I believe in solitude
With the one
Exception of you

So say what you say
Then stay, baby, stay
I would stand forever in your doorway
Say it takes time
You’ll be fine and you will find
The roads they always lead right
I’m driving in circles tonight

I swear I’ve been here before
Where I stand at your door
Where you won’t answer
I’m sure
You sure put up one hell of a fight
And guess what
So do I

So say what you stay
If you stay, I will stay
I would stand forever in your doorway
Say this takes time
You’ll be fine and you will find
The roads, they always lead right
I’m driving in circles tonight

But I believe in solitude
With the one
Exception of you

So say what you say
And if you stay, I will stay
I would stand forever in your doorway
Ask what this is for
Ooo I want you even more
And I can’t get you out of my mind
I’m driving in circles tonight
I’m driving in circles all the time

But I believe in solitude
With the one
Exception of you
Track Name: Under Your Nose
UNDER YOUR NOSE

I’ll be right there under your nose
Please rest assure
That when the wind blows west
and you’re feeling all alone
Your head’s on my chest
and we’re travelling
down a road
Don’t know where it goes, but that’s where I’ll be
That’s where I’ll be

I’d wrap you up in a concrete blanket
Made of old dirt roads,
Dust and pavement
Not sure where it goes
That’s where I’ll be
That’s where I’ll be

You and I
Boy and Girl
You roll your eyes, sign, you say
“Girl don’t you think that I wish I would’ve stayed
So long now all the time has been getting in the way
I loved you intensely, sincerely, and honest and true
Honest and true

I swore that I saw you
In a great revelation
In the sky with O’Rien, Poseidon,
Every constellation
Will forever be hung
In a deep sea of blue

I’d be damned if I’m not there with you
I’d be damned if I’m not there with you

So I’ll be right there
Where you don’t see
Just close your eyes,
You smile, you sigh

Say, “Girl didn’t I see you in a dream
We were all there; every beautiful scheme
Where I loved you intensely, sincerely, and honest and true
Honest and true

And I’d be damned if I’m not there with you
I’d be damned if I’m not there with you
Track Name: Twenty Seven
TWENTY SEVEN

I’ll be just a girl and you will be a man
I will wait all night and you won’t understand
That love was taking time, it happened wearily
You said, “How did we get here”
I replied “Carefully”
You thought by 27 you would feel better now
You thought all good things would come to those who wait
The body feels the gravity so much stronger now
And I can see the love lines on your face

You don’t have to wait for anybody
They’re not coming back for you
And you don’t have to
You shouldn’t have to
I would wait ‘til 2 am just to pick you up again
And make you talk true
But you don’t have to
Anything to make you feel
Somebody who wasn’t perfect
Was perfect for you

I will sit here patient, I’ll make you lie beside
I will hold your head, I’ll make you feel alright
There will come a time, and it speaks desperately
You said, “How did we get here”
I reply, “Carefully”

You don’t have to wait for anybody
They’re not coming back for you
And you don’t have to
You shouldn’t have to
I would wait ‘til 2 am just to pick you up again
Make you talk true
But you don’t have to
Anything to make you feel
Somebody who wasn’t perfect
Was perfect for you

You don’t have to wait for anybody
They’re not coming back for you
And you don’t have to
You shouldn’t have to
I would wait ‘til 2 am just to pick you up again
Make you talk true
But you don’t have to
Anything to make you feel
Somebody who wasn’t perfect
Was perfect for you

Perfect for you
Perfect for you
For you
Perfect for you
Track Name: Don't Move
DON’T MOVE

Don’t move
Don’t move

I know you swore in 2004
You saw me across a room
Guys come and go
Girls stay then go, too
So I take your hand and I lace my fingers through

You’re not going anywhere anytime soon

I would crawl into your bed
I will come into your room
And when there is nothing left
I’ll say don’t move
You’re not going anywhere anytime soon

Don’t move
Don’t move

I know you swore so many times before
The old is safer than the new
Girls come and go
Guys stayed then go, too
So I take your hand and I pull your fingers through
You’re not going anywhere anytime soon
You’re not going anywhere anytime soon

I would crawl into your bed
I will come into your room
And when there is nothing left
I’ll say don’t move
You’re not going anywhere anytime soon

I just want to be closer to you
Just want to be closer to you
Just want to be close to you
Just want to be closer to you

Don’t move
Don’t move
You’re not going anywhere anytime soon
Track Name: Lately
LATELY

When you’re in the moment in the morning
Oh the sounds you hear
The wondering thoughts roaming
The thoughts unite
And bring to life
Every time of you and I
It’s all the same
A different game
A curse

When you’re in your car and you’re going 80
And every single song is driving you crazy
You’ll be thinking
“I wonder where she’s been lately
Maybe that would’ve been the one to save me”

When you’re at a light and get to thinking
Oh the sounds you hear are more than the radio stations
The street is red
You’re hot headed
It could be worse
I found you where I left you
Now it’s rehearsed

When you’re in your car you driving villain
And every single station was playing Bob Dylan
You’ll be thinking
I wonder if she’s been well and
Maybe that would’ve been the one to give a damn

When you’re in your car and you’re going 80
And every single song is driving you crazy
You’ll be thinking
I wonder where she’s been lately
Maybe that would’ve been the one to save me

Maybe that would’ve been the one to save me
Maybe that would’ve been the one to save me