Swift Drifter

by Shay Martin Lovette

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FOR MY BROTHER

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released July 9, 2018

Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by John Pfiffner at 75 Sound in Winston Salem, NC
Produced by John Pfiffner and Shay Martin Lovette
Mastered by Logan Matheny

All Songs Written by Shay Martin Lovette
except Heat Lightning written by Chad Allen Lovette
All songs Acres and Levees Music (BMI)

Photography and Album Graphic Design by Drew Walker
Additional Photography by David Walker

Shay Martin Lovette – vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
Locke Griffith – lead guitar
Nathan Golub – pedal steel guitar
Daniel Faust – drums
Beth McKee – organ, piano, accordion on track 9
Zeb Gambill – bass on tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9
Brandon Holder – bass on tracks 2, 5, 6
John Pffifner – background vocals; additional guitar on track 3, tambourine on tracks 4, 8

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Shay Martin Lovette Boone, North Carolina

Introducing Swift Drifter, the highly anticipated debut solo album by Boone, North Carolina based songwriter, Shay Martin Lovette. Born from inspiration and creativity that stem from a life of adventure and influenced by personal experiences both devastating and transformative, Swift Drifter conveys a sense of angst and longing while maintaining a mystic outlook on the days ahead. ... more

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Track Name: Shatter
In the city for a while
The plot line rearranged
A voice got louder as the sunset
Fell away

Did he made the plan
Without the time or space
When the fog rose off the water
He’d won the race

Like leaves upon the boat
He came here and fell graceful and slow
Seek something real
It’s all that really matters

Never let it shatter

In the country for a while
The answers never came
What she swore was the sound of dancing
Was only rain

Writing letters to
The waves of memory
Now they’re washing up
On the shore he’s bound to be

Like an angel in the snow
She came here and fell
Graceful and slow
Seek something real
It’s all that really matters
Never let it shatter

There’s a space in me
Only time and wine can fill
Was it luck or fate that led them to Whippoorwill

Like leaves upon the boat
They came here and fell graceful and slow
Seek something real
It’s all that really matters
Never let it shatter
Never let it shatter
Track Name: Join Me
Someone up there’s laughing at you now
Down through the cosmos
And into the night

A wicked world you try to understand
You were locked away in the sorrow days
It’s within you held that key

And I only want to know
What you want to tell me now
Find a way inside
To lay that demon down
And join me

By chapter four I had you figured out
Like a message written in the sand
The high tide swept away

Exist for me recycle every plan
Meteors won’t dance like this
For another hundred years

And I only want to buy
What you want to sell me now
Find a way inside
To lay that darkness down
And join me

Someone up there’s waiting for you now
Up through the cosmos
And into the light
Track Name: First Day Here
The moonlight poured over the pines like money
Your begonias needed rain
A hurricane sat down beside me
I started over on the train

Transparent I’m a screen door slider
We watched the mountains melt away
Riding easy down the line beside her
Without the need to hesitate

Well someone spun it round
Time and sound mean nothing
High above the town
When you find beauty in the pain
Well it’s my first day here
Do you have a name

When the sunlight spilled over the hills like honey
You were the reason for champagne
Frankie whistled and raised the glass
Here’s to all we can’t explain

Swift drifter I can feel you with me
You don’t’ believe in fear at all
I heard a voice way down in the valley
They won’t believe in what I saw

Well someone spun it right
Time and sound mean nothing
By the fire light
When you care nothing for the past
Well it’s my first day here
Don’t let it be my last
Yeah

Someone spun it round
Time and sound mean nothing
High above the town
When you find beauty in the pain
Well it’s my first day here
I’ll never be the same
I’ll never be the same
I’ll never be
Track Name: Wherever You Roam
I heard a stranger cast a doubt
You were the hope to pull her up and out
To the peak of a point of view
A fresh perspective
And a world brand new

Steady we already know
You were made to ramble on
May you always be at home
Wherever you roam

PS I found your map and blade
I will not stop until I reach that cave
Once I make it past the waves
I’ll be enlightened yes I’ll drift away

Steady we already know
You were made to ramble on
May you always have a song
Wherever you roam

Steady we already know
You were made to ramble on
May you always be at home
Wherever you roam

May you never be alone
Wherever you roam
Track Name: Finding Ways
These lives they used to lead us
Well now they’re ours to lead
When you’re chasing down the distant light
It’s easy to believe

Unshackle your potential
Don’t let it fade away
Ride out to Little Switzerland
When you’re back from LA

When kindness has been in drought
I can help you out
And I’ll always be
I’ll always be
Finding ways

We stood in this very space
Together then and now
Your hair was dripping down your neck
And the sky was one big cloud

We let go of the moments
The strikes and the gutter balls
Sipping whiskey at the carnival
With our backs against the wall

When kindness has been in drought
I can help you out
And I’ll always be
I’ll always be
Finding ways

I’ve been lower than a miner’s town
Deeper over time
Out across my existence
Until my soul went colorblind

You drilled me out a new life
Put me in my place
Rain kissed the desert
And the blues were erased

When kindness has been in drought
You have helped me out
And you’ll always be
You’ll always be
Finding ways

Bells rang out on the creekside
You had some words to say
“There’s hope in what will be revealed with each breaking day “
Track Name: Petals In The Falling Snow
I dream of spring and sweet lilac
Write me a letter
Pull me from the black hole
That takes me back
To that haunted place we met

You came in from the west with a figure divine
Took what I had left
Then you left me behind
If I’m catching up
You’re running out of steam

What tears us up might help us see
Have to relinquish the world to be free
The notion renews my soul
Yeah there’s nothing more beautiful
Than petals in the falling snow

In need of a compass directions to the light
An educated guess would easily suffice
When I’m lost in the void
Help me avoid that ghost again

Seagulls on the mountain rising overhead
Ice down on the beach
Takes me back to a waterbed
A taste like Christmas
And a face I can’t forgive

What tears us up might let us see
Have to relinquish the world to be free
The notion renews my soul
Yeah there’s nothing more beautiful
Than petals in the falling snow

Winter’s coming early don’t you know
Winter’s almost over where’d you go
You said there’s nothing more beautiful
Than petals in the falling snow
Track Name: Heat Lightning
Written by Chad Allen Lovette

I’ve been walking for so long and no one knows
I took a trail and I don’t know where it goes
I was lost but something warmed my heart
It was a red-winged blackbird in the stars

Well maybe I could feel the warmth
Maybe the wilderness was still fighting
Maybe I was born from that fire
Or maybe it was just heat lightning

I could feel the roots underneath my boots
I could hear the wind whisper
Some old truth
Then at once the trees began to walk
They followed me and they listened as I talked

Well maybe they could feel the warmth
Maybe the wilderness was still fighting
Maybe I was born in that fire
Or maybe it was just heat lightning

Well maybe I could feel the warmth
Maybe the wilderness was still fighting
Maybe I was born from that fire
Or maybe it was just
Maybe it was just
Maybe it was just heat lightning
Track Name: Promenade
These days are a series
Of tragedies and jokes
Good times cheap wine
Waiting for the show
Sipping on something different
Time travels in a memory
Until you’re way out west
Next to me

They found us on the promenade
How many nights did we rage away
Were you waiting on the gravity in me
To hold you down

It was written on a subway wall
“Meet me in the wild”
And I got weak for drifting
Like the spirit of a child
I never knew that I’d been bleeding
Until you stitched me up
In the back of a stranger’s truck

They found us on the promenade
How many nights did we hide away
Were you waiting on the gravity in me
To hold you down

A pretty voice cut through the noise
On that sandy street
Blue lights lost nights
Boots upon the beach
The open bars were closing
Yeah we rode that party wave
I had always known
But I never heard you say

They found us on the promenade
How many nights did we rage away
Were you waiting on the gravity in me
To hold you down

Were you waiting on the gravity in me
To lay you down
Track Name: The Burning Blues
Sleep easy
That’s all I will ask of you now
Knock the light out
Let it slide take a ride up the right coast
In the morning

Another chapter will unravel at your door
Like the wind you’ve been waiting for
To sail you through
The burning blues

Fair enough
That’s how this world will treat us
Until it frees us
Breaks us down
To the essence of why we are living
What we’re giving

Something most of us ignore
But you’ve tasted nothing so strong before
We taste it too
The burning blues

Let’s throw some knives
Change some lives in the meantime
Have a mean time
For the wolves at night
And the blood moon on that horizon
Feel it rising

We heard that you were born to carry the torch
Well we loaded up and surrendered on the porch
Taken by the views
Of the burning blues

Captured by the views
Of the burning blues

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