Reckless Skyline

by Caitlin Canty

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Produced by acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, Reckless Skyline features an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk. Recorded live in four days at the cavernous Sonelab studio in Massachusetts, the band worked fast and hard, cutting 19 tracks in all. Along with Canty, they create a sound that harnesses the grit and spark at the heart of American music, tempered with a voice both haunting and distinct.

“Reckless Skyline manages to combine elements of folk, blues, country and rock without sounding unfocused” – AllMusic

“This is going to be a big year for Caitlin Canty. The Vermont-raised singer-songwriter has an Appalachian grit that informs her upcoming record, Reckless Skyline” – The Bluegrass Situation

“With her vintage guitar and rootsy rock style, Caitlin Canty makes a sound all her own on her dynamite new album Reckless Skyline” – Philadelphia Inquirer

“As good as it gets” – PopDose

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released 20 January 2015

Produced by Jeffrey Foucault

Caitlin Canty - Vocals, acoustic guitar
Billy Conway - Drums, percussion
Jeremy Moses Curtis - Electric and upright bass
Jeffrey Foucault - Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bottleneck slide electric guitar, octave mandolin
Eric Heywood - Pedal steel, electric and acoustic guitars
Matt Lorenz - Vocals, pump organ, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, banjo, fiddle
Kate Lorenz - Vocals
Harris Paseltiner - Cello

Engineered and mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab Studios in Easthampton, MA

Mastered by Alex McCollough at Yes Master, Nashville, TN

Album cover design by Erick Montes. Cover photo by Jay Sansone.

All songs written by Caitlin Canty © 2014 Silver Giblet Publishing (ASCAP), except “Get Up” (C. Canty, Steve Addabbo, "Enough About Hard Times" (C. Canty, Matt Lorenz) and "Unknown Legend" (Neil Young).
All Rights Reserved. www.caitlincanty.com

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RECKLESS SKYLINE to be released JANUARY 20, 2015

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Track Name: Get Up
Get up get up get up
No time to rest or run for cover
Get up get up get up
Before the road pulls you under

Sleeping on embers breathing in rivers
Waking up shivering on summer’s hottest night
Salt crusted sweat dries dust deep in white lines
Dreaming that you’ll find it in the nick of time

Get up get up get up
No time to rest or run for cover
Get up get up get up
Before the road pulls you under

Knock the breath out of your madness
Burn your photographs at the edges
Send your heart back from where you left it

Took a long way to come here
Got a long way to go

Climbing up switchbacks
Walking through tall grass the color of matches
On summer’s hottest night
Charred bark and dusty ash
Burned out two years back
Dreaming that you’ll find it in the nick of time

Knock the breath out of your madness
Burn your photographs at the edges
Send your heart back from where you left it

Took a long way to come here
Got a long way
Get up
Track Name: True
How can I be true to you
And true to me
Once it was the same thing

All along I followed you
Faithfully
And you followed me

Would you hold me now
The fire’s cold
We're down to embers
Got a head full of champagne
I could float away
We’re only tethered here

How can I belong to you
And belong to me
Once I saw it clearly

I cannot fail you
You cannot fail me
Once it was the same thing

Would you hold me now
The fire’s cold we’re down to embers
I got a head full of champagne
I could float away we’re only tethered here
Tell me you know we’re only tethered here
Show me you feel the same
Tell me you know

How can I be true to you
And true to me
Once it was the same thing
Track Name: One Man
Wears her best for one man
Placed her bets on one man
Her hopes rest on one man
Have you seen this man

The highway bends for one man
The sun sets on one man
A silhouette of one man
Rivers race to one man
Carve their way to one man
The moon traces one man
Have you seen this man

How could you know one man
How could you hold one man
Could you lie for one man
Have you seen this man

Wears her best for one man
Placed her bets on one man
Her hopes rest on one man
Her last breath for one man
Her last breath for one man
One man
Only one man
Track Name: My Love For You Will Not Fade
I’ve seen you tearing down the highway
I’ve seen you standing in the shade
I’ve seen you holding a baby
My love for you will not fade

The wind he whispers to the golden light
The wind he glances off the lake
Autumn is putting up a good old fight
My love for you will not fade

The pen is only for the paper
The ink aches for the page
The water wants to be a river
My love for you will not fade
My love for you will not fade
My love for you has not faded

I won’t go gentle in the deep dark night
Like wind painting lace on the waves
I’ll roll you over in the pale moonlight
My love for you will not fade

Black river hotter than the July sun
Wild fire on a bloodshot day
When our ashes have burned to dust
My love for you will not fade

I wrote seven lines only seven lines
Only took seven lines to send it away
You wrote seven lines only seven lines
Only took seven lines to send it away

My love for you will not fade
My love for you will not fade
My love for you is not faded

I’ve seen you tearing down the highway
I’ve seen you standing in the shade
I’ve seen you holding a baby
Track Name: The Brightest Day
How fast we ran into the garden
Honeyed air the breath of morning
He took my hand the birds were calling
Said we could stay

The hills they rang out with our laughter
As we walked and wandered farther
We lay our bodies in the river
And washed away

Now the sun is growing tired
She lays her head down in the fire
And I would stay right here forever
But someone waits for me

I keep trying to find the garden
I doubled back voice sore from calling
I left him there
Did I imagine
The sweetest taste  
The brightest day
Track Name: Enough About Hard Times
Enough about hard times you fell on your own knife
enough about leaving unless you're going to go

Trying to make the wine last longer than one night
Trying to find out what you'll never know

You left the window open
Now what ain't gone is going
Our hands are only cold at night

The storm door glass is broken
I can't see what I'm holding
So tired of trying to know what's right

Enough about hard times you fell on your own knife
Enough about leaving unless you're going to go

Trying to make the wine last longer than one night
Trying to find out what you'll never know

Leaves on the highway rolling
They don’t care where they're going
Still chasing jet trails in the sky

And there's no way of knowing
If it got lost or stolen
But now my arms are open wide

Enough about hard times you fell on your own knife
Enough about leaving unless you're going to go
Enough about leaving unless you're going to go
Track Name: Wore Your Ring
I wore your ring until the stone fell out
I wore your ring until the stone fell out
Lost the damn thing

I wore these boots until the ground wore through
I wore these boots until the ground wore through
Feel the stones now

What will I do
What will I do
What will I do to your love

What would I wear if not your hand me downs
What would I wear if not your hand me downs
Would I be cold
Would I be proud

What will I do
What will I do
What will I do to your love
Track Name: My Baby Don't Care
My baby don't care about it
My baby don't mind at all
He wouldn't have moaned about it
He wouldn't have carried on

Couldn't care at all

I'm telling him where we're going
I answer each time he calls
I waited until the morning
I waited until the dawn

Couldn't care at all

Why you gotta let me down

My baby don't care about it
My baby don't mind at all
My baby don't care about it
My baby don't mind at all
My baby don't care at all
Track Name: Southern Man
Southern man in a northern land
You know where to put your hands when we dance
Call me darlin
You’re a hard man to understand
Southern man

Swing me ‘round to an old time band
Hold me close with two strong hands
All my plans don’t mean nothing
You’re a hard man to withstand
Southern man

Working man with calloused hands
Gentler than a gentleman
Hold me tight
The world is put right
You’re a good man to stand by
Man of mine

I can't let my hair down

Southern man in a northern land
You know where to put your hands when we dance
Hold me so tight
You’re a good man to stand by
Man of mine
Track Name: I Never
I was watching the sun paint a reckless skyline
Could be sitting on a front porch with a summer sigh
There's a beacon of some sort
Light to galvanize
I never have dry land
Always have sky

I was walking to the water took the long way around
Heart dry as tinder hardly made a sound
I waited on the answer hand turned to brine
I never have patience I always have time
[Always have time, I always have time, never have patience, always have time]

I was waiting on my old man working 5 to 9
Kept looking for a loophole to help him kill the time
Dry as any desert he drank everything in sight
He never has water he always has wine
[ Always has wine…]

Can you keep the pain out and just let in the breeze
When I leave the door open the wind blows in all the leaves
Will I know when I get there or just drive on by
I never have answers I only ask why
[Only ask why...]

Where is my daughter where is my son
Will he be honest - she, strong enough
How they sparkle brightest penny you'll find
You'll never be ready, always be fine

January sidewalk your hand to mine
Found every reason to lay or lie
Old pair of blue jeans pair of denim eyes
I’ll never be yours
Track Name: Unknown Legend
She used to work in a diner
Never saw a woman look finer
I used to order just to watch her float across the floor
She grew up in a small town
Never put her roots down
Daddy always kept moving so she did too

Somewhere on a desert highway
She rides a Harley-Davidson
Her long blonde hair flying in the wind
She's been running half her life
The chrome and steel she rides
Colliding with the very air she breathes
The air she breathes

You know it ain't easy
You got to hold on
She was an unknown legend in her time
Now she's dressing two kids
Looking for a magic kiss
She gets the faraway look in her eyes

Somewhere on a desert highway
She rides a Harley-Davidson
Her long blonde hair flying in the wind
She's been running half her life
The chrome and steel she rides
Colliding with the very air she breathes
The air she breathes
Track Name: Cold Habit
Wind’s blowing notes off the empty beer bottles
You’re making a small ember glow
Summer can’t hold off the cold forever
Soon our hands will be burning from the snow

A cold habit

Lazy smile shining at me every time I think of leaving
Leaning back below the porch light talking low
You could say the sun sets in the east and I’d believe it
All I know
I will miss you when I go

And your cold habit
Cold, cold habit

Wind’s blowing notes off the empty beer bottles