Christopher Black

by Christopher Black

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released January 13, 2017

CB – guitars, vocals, viola, piano
Morgan Mecaskey – guitars, Rhodes, piano, vocals
Joel Negus – bass
Cass Jewell – drums
Marc Sutton – trumpet, flugelhorn
Chiara Fasani Stauffer – violin
Sam Hartman – French horn
Robert Nicholson – cello

Recorded by Cass Jewell at the Centrum Theater and Jim Stewart at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland, Ohio
Mixed by Jim Stewart at Crushtone Studios
Mastered by Dan Millice at Engine Room Audio

String arrangements by CB
Horn arrangements by CB and Steven Diaz
All songs written and produced by Christopher Wertime Black (SESAC)

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Christopher Black Cleveland, Ohio

Steeped in folk, rock, and classical music, Cleveland-based singer/songwriter Christopher Black has led a varied career that has seen him as a solo opener for artists such as The Black Keys, Minus the Bear, and Current Swell, in addition to appearances on stage as a violinist at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts & MidPoint Music festivals. ... more

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Track Name: We're Not Home
To wake content may be our choice
For joy is not required Guitar + Rhodes to start
We need not fear our voice, no!
There's nothing left to prove
Though miles still to come - we know not their end
The journey's just begun

And we are younger, and we are younger, but we're not young

Maybe we could be less concerned
Making something of ourselves
And seek to make ourselves into
Something of gold
The road is worn, yet still so unknown
The story's ours to tell

And we are older, and we are older, but we're not old

The days ahead are ours and ours alone

We are hopeful, we are hopeful, we are hopeful, but we're not home
Track Name: You Got Some Nerve
You got some nerve
Coming back here tonight
You got me wrong
Coming just here to fight

To let me down easy
You still must tear apart all we were
Listen up, listen good!
You should go

Maybe I can't forget you
The least I can do is let us be
All I have left to say to you
Is, "no, no, no"

You got some nerve
Coming back here tonight
You got me wrong
Coming just here to fight

You got some nerve
Coming back here tonight
You got me wrong
Coming just here to fight
Track Name: I'd Hope The Same For You
So now I'm walking away
You're gonna think what you want
To think what you must
To keep your head afloat

Oh, we started so strong!
...to end up with no words
I'm sad to go
I'd hope the same for you

It's well past time to heal
I wish I could say we were fine
I'd apologize
But you'd never listen as I say:

I gave up
We weren't right
And that's all it is


Time goes on - can we choose to walk with it?

Oh, these will be the last
Words that I will waste
To tell about
All that we weren't
Track Name: Where the Earth Meets the Sky
You're never far from my eyes
Left and right, it should be no surprise
You're in the sunrise
And always in the lion's way

On the tip of my tongue you might not always be
But you're never far from my eyes

Though creep in the darkness may
And oh, how I might lose my way
Alive, still I stay
Together I stand, set against the fall

Into your eyes I might never look
But you're never far from my eyes

And where the contour of the earth meets the sky
There, oh there shall meet our eyes
Track Name: Now I Know
No one's died from a case
Of taking things too seriously: You might be the first
And maybe dreams were made to haunt
All your days and more
Though I lie to your face constantly
Please don't call the hearse
What matters now: what I've been or done
Or who I'm out to be?

I used to think there was no such thing as home
Now I know

The hardest part of this all
Is losing sight of who I once was
And forgetting how to let you in so I
Would know life once more

I used to think there was no such thing as home
Now I know

I used to think there was no such thing as home
Now I know your arms
Track Name: You've Disappeared
Now far too lately I've said I'm sorry
but apologizing won't help me grow
For you see, you're still much too close --
Far too close inside

And you've disappeared
For that I won't fault you
And you've disappeared
For that I won't fight you

And we had our third and fourth
And second chances to fight it out
But to find ourselves back at the start
Oh, we've broken it all down

And you've disappeared
For that I won't fault you
And you've disappeared
For that I won't fight you
And you've disappeared
For that I won't fight you
I can't fight you anymore
Track Name: Life Goes On
"I thank you for your crime,
but it's nothing to stay on my mind.
And you can keep your clothes,
just don't let me hear you groan"

I cannot save you
What more can we hope for?
I'm home without faith
for there are still tears in your days

"Now what can we do,
to save our hearts from you?
We'll lay our bags down,
and take our hope from the ground."

I cannot save you
What more can we hope for?
I'm home without faith
for there are still tears in your days
Track Name: 1/30/11
And my good friend
I was so surprised to hear of your departure
There was so much unfinished

When will I see you?
When will I see you?
When will I see you?

And my good brother
To think that you've left us behind
I'm sorry that we may not share a laugh or night again

When will you come home?
When will you come home?
When will you come home?

And lastly, I hope that you are safe
That you have found your way
Along the road back home

And we shall rejoice together soon
And we shall rejoice together soon
And we shall rejoice together soon