Waking Up (is hard to do)

by Cherokee Fade

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released November 19, 2011

Cover Art from original artwork by ALRIK YUILL
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Vocals - Kevin Yoches & Erin Rose
Basses - Robin San Jose
Guitars, Harmonium, Percussion - Kevin Yoches
Recorded & Engineered by Kevin Yoches
Mix / Master - Damien Rasmussen
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all songs written by CHEROKEE FADE

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Cherokee Fade Costa Mesa, California

Cherokee Fade, the love child of Kevin Elliot and Erin Rose is made of simple melodies, real stories, and a dedication to the truth. Their sound is timeless and unique. They are out to capture your beating heart and racing mind. There exists an undeniable magnetism between them in their live performance and they want to invite you to come listen to their stories. ... more

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Track Name: Peddle Promises
Oh I heard you're selling happiness
I heard you sell it by the pint
spent his time out chasing skeletons
just to leave his life the other night
Oh if it’s perspective that you push
with you I would barter my life

Oh I hear you peddle promises
I heard you got a few in store
If there’s one thing I know about leavin
it’s the commin back for more
So, if you’re planin on changin
just be sure who it is your changin for

oh and It’s funny you think you’re leaving
you’re headed out that door
think you're turnin a new corner,
lookin out for somthin more
but a road that’s twice been traveled
hasn’t changed since you last left
the only thing that’s changed is in your chest

Oh I heard he made some changes
I heard he hopped a train or two
cause you can’t rightly stick around for love
if you don’t plan to see it through
Oh it’s strange the time how they change us
It’s wild who I was for you
Yes, it’s strange the times how they change us
It’s wild who I was for you


oh and It’s funny you think you’re leaving
you’re headed out that door
think you're turnin a new corner,
lookin out for somthin more
but a road that’s twice been traveled
hasn’t changed since you last left
the only thing that’s changed is in your chest

the road that’s twice been traveled hasn’t changed since you last left
the only thing that’s changed is in your chest
Track Name: Cassandra
Her name was Cassandra
She loved like a queen
and oh, how she gave her love to me
But I couldn't stand her
and anything that she stood for
She was such a bad dream
such a bad dream for me
Sometimes you believe just to believe
Sometimes you believe just to believe
Sometimes you believe
Sometimes you believe
cause it's your only relief
Track Name: Red Book
Came across a red book
where I used to write to you
reminded me that what we do
is never nothing new

Sometimes it turns out better
when you leave it all behind
and even though it hurt to loose
it was for someone else to find
all of this in my red book

Cause love it may look different
but the story reads the same
and no it's not the two of us
I love the way, she says your name

If I ever loved you
I'll send some of it your way
I heard your gettin well along
out there just the other day

This part was never written
so I don't know how it goes
and even though I sing of you
it's her that you chose
all of this in my red book

Cause love it may look different
but the story reads the same
and no it's not the two of us
I love the way, she says your name


Something should be said
I just don't know what it is
Track Name: Over & Over
Girl do you hear the words I say
when I open up my mouth
your eyes always drift away
maybe I'm just always saying the same things
I know that I'm always chasin one dream
Over and Over again....

Over and Over again.

Hey you, I could taste the places I've been
I'm sittin here but I'm swimmin
if you'd just ask I'd invite you in
Your always saying the same thing
and I've never dreamt same dream
Over and Over again...

There's only one thing that I want
and I'm not sure it's something you've got

You know, this should be so god damn hard
when we swam so smooth so far
But hey look at us hey here we are
We could be wishin some new things
I could meet you in the middle, we could make some new dreams
Over and Over again

Over and over again.....
Track Name: Witchcraft
People I don't already like
they make me hate them more
So I set my shop outside of town
to see what they're coming for

A conversation makes me reckless
my moves they'll make you cry
my mother said I'm not a lover
gotta live before I die

Ohhhhh She's got that Witchcraft!

Had a way of makin worlds
move just like the wind
had a way of forcin you to wish
the end would just begin

lost my lungs out in the desert
came back with just my eyes
spent forty days behind the helm
of her finely woven lies

Ohhhhhh She's got the Witchcraft

I said quietly it's witchcraft
to time as it slid by
she'll curse you on a changing moon
leave you on the other side.

Ohhhh
Ohhhhhh She's got that witchraft
Witchcraft!
Track Name: Waking Up (is hard to do)
Dear August/ Wakin Up

She set up
on the dark side
of the moon
cause not looking at the light
makes it easy not to choose

dear august, I had no idea
that you would ruin half my life
hang me out on the line
dry out the tears and strife

I need to know if there’s a way back to life
I need to know if you’ll burden some of this time
I need to know if there’s a way back to life
I need to know if you’ll burden some of this time, some of this time


Intuition gets broken
if you don’t listen to the break
we’re all subject to delusions
if the answer is to fake

some say the summer months are sweeter
they say it’s easier to love
but she been left more times in august
men who never have enough

I need to know if there’s a way back to life
I need to know if you’ll burden some of this time
Cause wakin up is hard to do
when dreams turn to darkness and drift away from you
I need to know if there’s a way back to life
I need to know if you’ll burden some of this time
Cause wakin up is hard to do
when dreams turn to darkness and drift away from you
drift away from you
Track Name: Golden Melody
I would walk across these broken streets
to find a place to take you far with me
the way you force this brittle heart to beat
is what even gives me anything bleed

I’d take the sea and put it in a glass
I’d wait and watch to see if time would pass
cause at the end of every single day
you find a way to make me want to stay

Oh I mean these things and I’m hopin that you’ll sing
with me a golden melody
Ya I mean these things and I’m hopin that you’ll sing
with me a golden melody

I spent the first half of this life
swearin to somethin to never be/take a wife
but time has this way of showin
these roads they never take you where you’re goin

Time had eaten up my better days
turns out the good life is just a phase
and never in my life did I predict
that someone would come would save this sinkin ship

Oh I mean these things and I’m hopin that you’ll sing
with me a golden melody
Yes I mean these things and I’m hopin that you’ll sing
with me a golden melody
Track Name: Poison the Well
In a time bound for nowhere in a life he never meant
started counting out the ways he wished that he had left

The fields dry and burnt where the flowers used to grow
now left dead and undelivered and just waiting for the snow

It only takes a drop of the alkaline to change the acid in your veins
a thousand tiny wounds will bleed you out the same

The birds they stopped to fly when the winds refused to move
he had used up all his reason and knew he had to choose

The well had poisoned all his thoughts it had twisted all his words
he no longer saw himself in that life he shared with her

It only takes a drop of the alkaline to change the acid in your veins
a thousand tiny wounds will bleed you out the same
It only takes a drop of the alkaline to change the acid in your veins
a thousand tiny wounds will bleed you out the same

So he left it all behind, he burnt that house down to the ground
in hopes that where he went was a place that wont be found

But the voices they still follow him, they still speak his name
Can’t teach ghosts to stay away or ask memories to change.

It only takes a drop of the alkaline to change the acid in your veins
a thousand tiny wounds will bleed you out the same
It only takes a drop of the alkaline to change the acid in your veins
a thousand tiny wounds will bleed you out the same
Track Name: Close the Door
As you walk
down this road
a long path you’ve seen before
you look around
it’s your hometown
there’s a sadness you can’t ignore

Oh, the doors been open for so long
everybody thought you’d already gone

The streets are wet
with a summers rain
a sweet smell that comes again
when you think of him
and all those things he should be
time will pass and he’ll be the same

Oh, the doors been open for so long
everybody thought you’d already gone
Ya, the doors been open for so long
everybody thought you’d already gone

So that day when you came back around
a whole lot had changed in your home town
the lights are on
and the house is full
of people, and laughter, and joyous sounds

The question remains
what did you want
what made you push when he would pull
Well if it’s meant to be
then you’ll meet again
in a new place
with a new plan to fulfill

But the door had been open for so long
everybody thought you’d already gone
Yes the door had been open for so long
everybody thought you had already gone
Track Name: Turnin Around
When the sun goes away
find the light inside the gray
search for something good to say
let the night turn words to day

turn around
while the turns worth falling down
turnin around I’m turnin for you

wind brings news of a broken heart
without walking away we could never start
hurts just like burns and scars
all that becomes part of who we are

turn around
while the turns worth falling down
turnin around I’m turnin for you
turn around
while the turns worth falling down
turnin around I’m turnin for you

Create a break so severe
just to be sure the road is clear
slow it down, shift into fear
slide on over, sit here, my dear

turn around
while the turns worth falling down
turnin around I’m turnin for you

Don’t care about no properties
if the equation brings you back to me
one and one is all you need
so bring it all on back to me

turn around
while the turns worth falling down
turnin around I’m turnin for you
Track Name: The Wanderer
I picked up a wanderer
just outside of town
said I'm leavin here for good
there's no good left around

Climbed into my car
and when I asked him his name
he said, "little girl I lost it
to me they sound the same

You're lookin for something
that's looking for you
somethin you had you just never knew
somethin you want cause it hurts just to loose
somethin you had
somethin you never knew."

I looked at him coldly at his hands in his lap
and how is eyes they stayed hidden
neath' the brim of his hat

I was worried that he knew me
thought he'd read all my cards
like he'd stolen the aces
cause this lesson was hard

We drove on through the night
to a place I don't know
when he got out the car is when it started to show
that the people that we meet
they don't come round by chance
and if you're lucky
if you listen
they could teach you to dance

I was looking for something
I already had
something I lost cause the timing was bad
but when I turned back around to retrieve what I had left
the town was long gone and
all that's left was the debt