"Smooth Out the Lines"

by Jonathan Kingham

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released 05 June 2010

Produced by Jonathan Kingham

Drums- Greg Morrow, George Aragon, Darin Watkins
Bass- Dave Pomeroy, Jonathan Kingham, Myles Corbin
Electric Guitar- Adam Shoenfield, Jonathan Kingham
Piano- Bob Patin, Jonathan Kingham
Organ- Ryan Shea Smith, Roger Wood, Jonathan Kingham
Acoustic guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, and banjo-Jonathan Kingham
BGV- Jonathan Kingham, Glen Phillips, Ryan Shea Smith, Skip Peri
Cello- John Catchings
Violin- Dave Davidson
String arrangements- Jonathan Kingham

Mixed by George Seara at Manic Sound, Toronto, Canada
Mastered by Chris Athens at Sterling Sound, New York
Engineered by David Hall at the Parlor Studios, Nashville
and by Jonathan Kingham at the Track Shack, Seattle
David Hall assisted by John Sparks 2nd Engineer
Strings recorded by Daewoo Kim
Piano on track 6 recorded by Evan Brubaker at David Lang Studios
Photos by Puja Parakh
Graphic Design by Jonathan Kingham
Jonathan Kingham plays Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings and Mono cases

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Track Name: She's so California
SHE PULLS UP IN A CAR
ONE YOU NEVER COULD AFFORD
KEEPS THE ENGINE RUNNING
TIL YOU OPEN UP THE DOOR

SHE’S GOT A BEVERLY HILLS SMILE
BUT STILL YOU CAN’T RESIST
AND YOU KNOW SHE’S TEN YEARS OLDER
THAN SHE’D EVER ADMIT

SHE’S SO CALIFORNIA SHE’S PERFECT IN SOME SAD WAY
I GUESS NOBODY WARNED YOU SHE COULD NEVER STAY

YOU’D DO ANYTHING TO HAVE HER
AND THE WORST PART IS SHE KNOWS
MOVE HALF WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY
SELL EVERYTHING YOU OWN

BUT YOU COULD NEVER KEEP HER HAPPY
OR GIVE HER WHAT SHE NEEDS
EVERYTHING BELOW THE SURFACE
ITS NEVER WHAT IT SEEMS

SHE’S SO CALIFORNIA
SHE’S PERFECT IN SOME SAD WAY
I GUESS NOBODY WARNED YOU
SHE COULD EVER STAY

SHE’S SO CALIFORNIA
SHE’S PERFECT IN SOME SAD WAY
I GUESS NOBODY WARNED YOU
THAT SHE WOULD NEVER SAY
THAT SHE COULD EVER STAY
CAUSE SHE’S SO CALIFORNIA
Track Name: Grace
I have stared down the devil gone toe to toe with God
I have wrestled with my demons
I've walked where angels trod
Still my best intentions fail me
And I give in to my frailty
Wind up on my face
In spite all my misgivings all you ever give is grace

I'm the fool who never gets it,
A second chance is just a start
Although I know that I'll regret it,
I've got a hopeless heart
Still my best intentions fail me
and I give in to my frailty
Wind up on my face
In spite all my misgivings all you ever give is grace

I have taken life for granted,
When I don't deserve to live
I have given up on trying, in is all I've left to give
Still my best intentions fail me and I give in to my frailty
Wind up on my face
In spite all my misgivings all you ever give is grace
In spite all my misgivings all you ever give is grace
Track Name: Smooth out the Lines
SHE WAS SOMETHING LESS THAN PERFECT
A LITTLE UNREFINED
AND BEFORE HE EVEN NOTICED HER
SHE HANDED HIM A DRINK AND SAID “I KNOW YOUR KIND”
“YOU’RE ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES,
PROBABLY ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY,
BUT YOU’RE NOT ASKING FOR A BREAK FROM ME
OR MAKING UP EXCUSES FOR THE WAY YOU’RE MADE

HE TRIED TO WARN HER, DON’T GET TO CLOSE
I’VE GOT A HISTORY OF HURTING ALL THE ONES I LOVE THE MOST
AND I’VE GOTTEN MUCH TO COMFORTABLE WITH LEAVING
TIME AFTER TIME
SHE SAID YOUR STORIES DON’T SCARE ME
I’VE HEARD EM ALL BEFORE
YOU’RE NOT THE FIRST WORK IN PROGRESS
TO STUMBLE THROUGH MY DOOR
ALL WE NEED IS A LITTLE TIME
TO SMOOTH OUT THE LINES

WELL THE MOONLIGHT IS FORGIVING
AND THE DETAILS TEND TO BLUR
AND THE SCARS FADE IN THE SHADOWS
AND THE THINGS THAT USED TO MATTER ARE OF NO CONCERN
LATER THAT SAME EVENING,
WHEN HE WALKED HER HOME FROM WORK
HE SAW SOMEONE DIFFERENT,
LOOKING BACK AT HIM WHEN HE LOOKED AT HER

HE TRIED TO WARN HER, DON’T GET TO CLOSE
I’VE GOT A HISTORY OF HURTING ALL THE ONES I LOVE THE MOST
AND I’VE GOTTEN MUCH TO COMFORTABLE WITH LEAVING
TIME AFTER TIME
SHE SAID YOUR STORIES DON’T SCARE ME
I’VE HEARD EM ALL BEFORE
YOU’RE NOT THE FIRST WORK IN PROGRESS
TO STUMBLE THROUGH MY DOOR
ALL WE NEED IS A LITTLE TIME
TO SMOOTH OUT THE LINES

SMOOTH OUT THE LINES-
ALL WE NEED IS A LITTLE TIME
TO SMOOTH OUT THE LINES

YEAH WE’VE ALL GOT IMPERFECTIONS
WE’D LIKE TO ERASE
BUT LOVE CAN OVERLOOK THOSE THINGS
AND HAPPEN IN THE MOST UNLIKELY TIME AND PLACE
Track Name: Please come close
Please come close so that I can hear you breathing
Please come closer, tell me secrets you've been keeping
Hidden safely, silent like a stone
There's no need to keep them hidden
With me you're not alone

Please come close, let me put my arms around you
Please come closer, I'm so glad that I found you
No more waiting, no more lonely nights
For all the times I missed it, yeah for once I got it right
Please come close

And when I pull you in skin to skin
I tremble when we touch
And in your eyes I see why, I was born to love
What I've been searching for so much more
Holding on to hope
Never been sure before but this time I know

Please come close feel the way my heart is pounding
Please come closer let your guard fall to the ground and
Close your eyes now let the world just slip away
Right here in this moment this is where I want to stay
Please come close

And when I pull you in skin to skin tremble when we touch
And in your eyes i see why I was born to love
What i've been searching for so much more 
Holding on to hope
Never been sure before 
But this time I know

And when I see that light in your eyes, you look at me that way
I see the reason why my whole life has led me to today 
What i've been searching for so much more 
Holding on to hope
Never been sure before 
But this time I know
Please come close
Track Name: Ghost Train
Everybody talks about some fateful day
And I guess that this was mine
I may be here to tell some kind of story
But I think it's gonna take a little time

See I'm rockin' in a cradle
Down the hall somewhere and I am
Lost inside a dream
Maybe I am falling
Maybe I am flying
But I know if I am crying she is
Holding me

And then the sky broke up
And the rain came down
And it washed away everything on the ground
Wash it away
Wash it away
Wash it away

Now baby's got that bottle
Filled with lightning and rain
He keeps calling out for someone
But she's riding on a train
Riding on the ghost train
And she keeps on riding
She's gonna keep on riding
Mama keep on riding
Keep on riding

Some trains they leave in the moming
Some leave in the afternoon
Some trains they leave here
Right on time
And some they just leave too soon
Yeah some they just leave too soon
Track Name: We're all just trying to get by
Somewhere in Springfield
She parks the car
A little too far from the curb
Sits in the silence
Head in her hands
Wonders what’s happening to her

She thought it’d be easy
At the time it sounded so right

Baby the city’s so lonely
Lately the lights seem so bright
And on the outside everyone’s smiling
But we’re all just trying to get by

Down here on Broadway
Life moves so fast
Nobody asks how you’re doing
Step off the subway
People rush past
I guess they’re just trying to keep moving

Makes me wonder
Who they run to when the sun’s going down

Baby the city’s so lonely
Lately the lights seem so bright
And on the outside everyone’s smiling
But we’re all just trying to get by

Are we better off broken or can we try
To put the pieces back together

Baby the city’s so lonely
And lately the lights seem so bright
On the outside everyone’s smiling
But we’re all just trying to get by
Track Name: Can't get to the end of you
LIKE THAT BOOK THAT I’VE STARTED A HUNDRED NIGHTS
HALF WAY THROUGH THE CHAPTER I TURN OUT THE LIGHTS
I CAN’T GET TO THE END OF YOU

YOU’RE THAT BLACK AND WHITE CLASSIC
THAT NEVER GETS OLD
BUT THE STORY REPEATS AND THE CREDITS DON’T ROLL
I CAN’T GET TO THE END OF YOU

YOU’LL ALWAYS BE THE SONG WITH NO LAST LINE
THE REFRAIN THAT COMES AROUND ONE MORE TIME
AND THE WORDS JUST GET STUCK IN MY MIND
THEY GO ON AND ON

YOU’RE THAT UNENDING PLAY
THAT GOES ROUND AND ROUND
THE LIGHTS WON’T COME UP
AND THE CURTAIN JUST WON’T FALL DOWN
I CAN’T GET TO THE END OF YOU

YOU’LL ALWAYS BE THE SONG WITH NO LAST LINE
THE REFRAIN THAT COMES AROUND ONE MORE TIME
AND THE WORDS JUST GET STUCK IN MY MIND
THEY GO ON AND ON

LIKE A ROAD THAT ENDS JUST OFF THE MAP
NEVER THOUGHT I’D GET LOST IN A LOVE LIKE THAT
I CAN’T GET TO THE END OF YOU
OH NO I CAN’T GET TO THE END OF YOU
Track Name: Let it go
PUT YOUR TREMBLING HAND IN MINE
DON’T LET GO
THIS FEELS LIKE THE PERFECT TIME
FOR ME TO SHOW
ALL OF THE CARDS I HOLD SO CLOSE
TIGHT TO MY CHEST
BUT FOR JUST THE QUEEN OF HEARTS
I’D TRADE THE REST

I’D LET EM GO, LAY EM ALL OUT ON THE TABLE
LET EM GO, I DON’T WANT THEM ANY MORE
OH THERE’S FREEDOM WHEN YOU FINALLY FIND
WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
AND YOU LET GO

I WANT TO GIVE YOU ALL OF ME
MY STUBBORNNESS AND PRIDE
I’LL GIVE YOU ALL THE BROKEN THINGS
I USUALLY TRY TO HIDE
AND IF YOU’LL LOVE ME EVEN THEN
I PROMISE FROM THE START
WITH EVERY BREATH AND EVERY STEP
I’LL GIVE YOU ALL MY HEART

I’LL LET IT GO, LAY IT ALL OUT ON THE TABLE
LET IT GO I DON'T NEED IT ANY MORE
OH THERE’S FREEDOM WHEN YOU FINALLY FIND
WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
AND SOMEBODY COMES ALONG AND
PICKS THE PIECES OFF THE FLOOR
THAT YOU LET GO…..
Track Name: It ain't that cold in California
Why’d she pack her favorite sweater
Paper says its perfect weather
She won’t need that pair of cotton gloves
It aint that cold in California

She said you never can be too prepared
There could be a chill in the air
Maybe so but baby I’ve been there
And it ain’t that cold in California

What is she doing does she think I can’t see
There’s something going on around here
Why in the world would a girl need a coat
At the coast this time of year

Lately things have been a little rough
There’s been distance tween the two of us
We don’t talk about the obvious
And it aint that cold in California

Maybe I’m wrong imagining things
Like my mind tends to do
She said she’ll be back so that’s what I’ll believe
But I just don’t think its true

Why’d she pack her favorite sweater
Paper says its perfect weather
She won’t need that pair of cotton gloves
It aint that cold in California
She won’t need this pair of open arms
It aint that cold in California
Track Name: September Skies
When the shadows grow long and the summer fades
When the leaves all turn and start to fall
In the September skies I see your face
And on the wind I hear you call

Its always here I can find you
On the edge of the fading light
And its here I can feel that your near me
In the September skies

Walk the shoreline and watch the water flow
Hold my breath and let you go

Its still hard not to miss you
Hard not to wonder why
And its always here I can find you
On the edge of the fading light
And its here I can feel that you're near me
In the September skies
September skies
September skies

When my days grow dark and the curtain's drawn
When the last rays of sun are all but gone
That's when I'll come to meet you
On the edge of the fading light
That's the moment when my soul
Will float like a bird in flight
To that distant crystal horizon
Where there are no goodbyes
Somewhere far beyond these September skies
Track Name: Grace- Acoustic version
I have stared down the devil gone toe to toe with God
I have wrestled with my demons
I've walked where angels trod
Still my best intentions fail me
And I give in to my frailty
Wind up on my face
In spite all my misgivings all you ever give is grace

I'm the fool who never gets it,
A second chance is just a start
Although I know that I'll regret it,
I've got a hopeless heart
Still my best intentions fail me
and I give in to my frailty
Wind up on my face
In spite all my misgivings all you ever give is grace


I have taken life for granted,
When I don't deserve to live
I have given up on trying, in is all I've left to give
Still my best intentions fail me and I give in to my frailty
Wind up on my face
In spite all my misgivings all you ever give is grace
In spite all my misgivings all you ever give is grace