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Christopher Bell Jamestown, New York

Christopher Bell is not your average cellist. Using various pedals he layers and distorts his electric cello creating quirky, catchy indie pop music. Christopher is known both for his use of technology – which he uses to sample his cello live – and for his unique methods of touring – via canoe, bike and on foot. ... more

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Track Name: Smokestack Lightning
Ah-oh, smokestack
lightnin'
Shinin', just like gold
Why don't ya hear me cryin'?
A-whoo-hooo, oooo
Whooo
Whoa-oh, tell me, baby,
What's the, matter with you?
Why don't ya hear me cryin'?
Whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo
Whoa-oh, tell me, baby,
Where did ya, stay last night?
A-why don't ya hear me cryin'?
Whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo
Whoa-oh, stop your train,
Let her, go for a ride
Why don't ya hear me cryin'?
Whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo
Whoa-oh, fare ya well
Never see, a you no more
A-why don't ya hear me cryin'?
Oooo, whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo
Whoa-oh, who been here baby since,
I-I been gone, a little, bitty boy?
Girl, be on
A-whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo
Track Name: Darlin', I am fine
don't be scared
keep off the lights
do your best to keep out of sight

its just a little blood
some elbow grease
you can wash the sheets

come in close
I have words that burn
skeletons and rocks
to turn

the money's safe
its yours to keep
just tell the cops what
they want to think

Oh darlin, I am fine
Oh darlin, I am fine

we did our best
but couldn't find
our path to
peace of mind

I was grinding teeth
knuckles white
pacing laps
before a fight

you were right,
his suit was fleece
but it was his men
who had the teeth

tell the kids
it was quick
we just talked a bit
I just closed my eyes

Oh darlin, I am fine
Oh darlin, I am fine
Track Name: Lost In The Rush
grind my teeth down to the nub
counted sheep til they gave up
greener pastures, a softer bed
my hearts a drum line in my head

I can't breathe
I can't see

Sometimes, I think too much
heart is racing, I lost my touch
I'm tripping over, I'm tripping over, I'm tripping over me,
I get lost in the rush

its all tapping pencils and fingernails
pacing floorboards in two four time
words stampede over my ears
pounding in each one of my fears


Bridge -
breakdown.


I can't breathe
I can't see

Sometimes, I think too much
heart is racing, I lost my touch
I'm tripping over, I'm tripping over, I'm tripping over me,
I get lost in the rush
Track Name: Path Back Home
lam of the door
hits like a whip
4 in the morning you wait and sit
radio static, 40 below
trombone , pitchforks
ache in your bones
when the fire burns out
silence and dread
can't find the strength for an empty bed


find your way on the path back home, boys
find your way on the path back home

he packed up his car
suitcase and stars
city full of hope
for black tie affairs/dancing and cheer
nights on the pier
with the famous and the rich
but its wet brick and mud
an ache in his gut
walk the 15 blocks

find your way on the path back home, boys
find your way on the path back home


we knew it was through
hurts just the same
I miss your green eyes
your hands in mine


she called on the phone
voice cracked, foaming
naked in her bed
tip of her tongue
lashed out with love
hasn't yet found
just dirty sheets
cigarettes and pieces
memories rattle through

find your way on the path back home, boys
find your way on the path back home
Track Name: Gone Gone
gone gone, moneys all gone
dried up dried up bed of the farm
gone gone, moneys all gone
dried up dried up bed of the farm
places to go
people to see
all i need to new shoes on me
places to go
people to see
all i need to new shoes on me________

hide away from me devil
hide away from. get thee back
hide away from me devil
hide away from. get thee back

gone gone, moneys all gone
drowned in drowned in whiskey and tar
gone gone, moneys all gone
drowned in drowned in whiskey and tar
places to go
people to see
all i need to new shoes on me
places to go
people to see
all i need to new shoes on me________

hide away from me devil
hide away from. get thee back
hide away from me devil
hide away from. get thee back

I have a back and two strong arms
work off my sins down at the bar
I have a back and two strong arms
work off my sins down at the bar
places to go
people to see
all i need to new shoes on me
places to go
people to see
all i need to new shoes on me________

hide away from me devil
hide away from. get thee back
hide away from me devil
hide away from. get thee back
Track Name: Sea of Women
wo red suitcases, ticket for a plane
tight black dress, never see you again
stack of bricks in the shape of a house
let the mice eat the food, now that you're gone

some hide in the past, days long gone
muttering out where it went wrong
rotten mind deletes the past
so i'll be here as long as the feeling lasts

Im going to need a sea of women to drown you out
Im going to need a sea of women to drown you out
hold my breath, as I go down
Im going to need a sea of women to drown you out


jonah tried to escape in the belly of a whale
another sob story in a barroom tale
but i'm feeling sorry, i'm sick too
get him another drink and get me two

James got lost in future hope
ideas pure and washed with soap
but you cant build a church from dirty rags
don't be a fool she can carry her bags

Im going to need a sea of women to drown you out
Im going to need a sea of women to drown you out
hold my breath, as I go down
Im going to need a sea of women to drown you out

I will die on the raft
I will die on the raft

Im going to need a sea of women to drown you out
Im going to need a sea of women to drown you out
hold my breath, as I go down
Im going to need a sea of women to drown you out
Track Name: Kiss Me
20 dollars, my grandpas watch
ripped jacket, wooden cross
all my possessions in tattered cloth
these things are yours

let your dress sway with the breeze
we'll waltz in time with the trees
the birds will sing us to sleep
as we lay down in the grass

kiss me soft and kiss me sweet
in the rubble of the street
i lay my heart at your feet
oh kiss me, as the world(hold for a measure) burns

yesterday is dust and smoke
only god gets the joke
he's laughing back at home
tomorrow may never come

let your dress sway with the breeze
we'll waltz in time with the trees
the birds will sing us to sleep
as we lay down in the grass

kiss me soft and kiss me sweet
in the rubble of the street
i lay my heart at your feet
oh kiss me, as the world(hold for a measure) burns
Track Name: Weather The Storm
oh my weary bones
lay down in your bed
sprout your branches
through holes in my ribs

let your roots grow strong
deep in the dirt
weather the storm
keep settled and warm
weather storm

shaking up the leaves
like millions of hands
sing you their praise
birds toward the dawn

let your roots grow strong
deep in the dirt/earth
weather the storm
keep settled and warm
weather storm
Track Name: Skeletons
Ghosts locked inside our floorboards,
moaning away, moaning away
pining for their old lives
tv diners, blonde wives
moaning away

demons hanging 'round your bedposts
til the light of day,
pulling covers
tickling your feet
til the light of day

skeletons in the closet
always have the same complaints
how it would be better
if they only had their way
oh, let them out, to sing and dance and play

Ole Saint Peter is in the fridge again
joking with the snake
how the whole thing
got away from them
but its all ok, it's all ok

skeletons in the closet
always have the same complaints
how it would be better
if they only had their way
oh, let them out, to sing and dance and play

The Angels are starting a Card game.....

the skeletons in the closet
always have the same complaints
how it could have been better
if they only had their way
Track Name: I Can't Hear
tangled sheets
crowd of faces
smiling at me

you were there
white knuckles
holding my hand

I can't hear
I can't hear you

wind in our hair
cracked brick and
rattling bike gears

moon lights the way
shadows afraid
to touch our feet

I can't hear
I can't hear you

I can't hear
I can't hear you breathe