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Mama Sun

by Owen Roberts

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1.
The Only One 03:07
I've imagined you often In the company of a child Whose only word was your name Whose eyes are the laughter You've always seen in mine The song he hums has only one line You're the only one You're the only one In the silver light where we lay By the window in our unlit room Our souls, our hearts and our bones Danced in the light of the moon Waiting on the edge of a dream For the light to shine in Calling out our names Into the silence we confide in You're the only ones You're the only ones I imagine you often In the company of a man Whose only word was your name Whose eyes are still the laughter Like they've always been The song he hums is The one you sang to him You're the only one You're the only one
2.
Papa Shade 02:11
Chorus: Mama gonna bring the sunshine Mama gonna bring the sun Mama gonna bring the sunshine Mama gonna bring the sun Papa gonna bring the shade, child Papa gonna bring the shade Papa gonna bring the shade, child Papa gonna bring the shade Moon lighting up a dark sky Moon lighting up the dark Moon lighting up a dark sky Moon lighting up the dark Moon lighting up a dark sky You don't need to be afraid Mama gonna bring the sunshine Papa gonna bring the shade Chorus Winter gonna bring a rainstorm Winter gonna bring the rain Winter gonna bring a rainstorm Winter gonna bring the rain Winter gonna bring a rainstorm Even when the seasons change Mama gonna bring the sunshine Papa gonna bring the shade Chorus
3.
October Arms 03:37
One more moon Sunset on our open window Come into your autumn There you were all along Now I hold you in October arms Clothe you in cotton and yarn Bathe you in moonlight and stars And wonder aloud who you are Come as you are And I'll be here as I am Who the child And which the man? Now I hold you in October arms Clothe you in cotton and yarn Bathe you in moonlight and stars And wonder aloud who you are I found that I'd never fallen in love Without wondering for how long The love in the eye of the one that I hold Would shine on Come as you are in my autumn arms And hold on Come as you are in my autumn arms We'll shine on One more moon
4.
River's Song 03:57
A gentle yellow jacket And a honey bee queen With a rose under wing And a pocket full of poppy seeds She was raised with gold in the earth below On a pollen of amber He was born in a lumber yard On a sawdust wind In the douglas fir And they sang the river's song Sweeter than a honeycomb And clear as dawn They went softly into the falling That love depends upon Deeper than either had ever gone With spring reuniting with summer in the middle of June In a dogwood canopy under a half dome moon Quietly they alight on a bed of pine In a mile of sunshine Colony in a choir Around the campfire Welcoming their flight Singing their river's song Sweeter than a honeycomb And clear as dawn Bearing witness to the falling That love depends upon Deep as anyone had ever gone Sure as redwood and fern The wisdom of a humming bird Certain as the summer morning fog burns Their light will shine on Melting candle wax scent strong Comforting as the weight of a lover's arm And the sound of the river's song Sweeter than a honeycomb And clear as dawn Carried off into the falling That love depends upon Deep, wide, and long A gentle yellow jacket And a honey bee queen With a rose under wing And a pocket full of poppy seeds

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A stripped and kicked back EP built out of love and paternity.

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released January 26, 2016

All songs written by Owen Roberts
Produced by Drew Nix
Recorded at Bird Creek Studios (Newburgh, NY) and Shady Maples Studios (Berkeley, CA)
Engineered by Drew Nix (NY) and Peter Krawiec (CA)

Owen Roberts- vocals, guitar, percussion
Drew Nix- drums, bass, guitar, keyboards
Graham Patzner- violin, trumpet
Lewis Patzner- cello
Ruben- dog

Copyright 2016 Owen Roberts
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Owen Roberts Berkeley, California

Born, raised and residing in Berkeley, CA, Owen Roberts is an old soul songwriter. Drawing influences from Motown to Memphis and Greenwich Village , Owen's music spans a range styles and geography. Using acoustic and electric instruments, Roberts carves harmony and rhythm from his poetry and performs with a lucid energy. The SF Chronicle calls his music "visceral" and "perfectly Californian." ... more

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