Doxologies EP

by Becca Leigh

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recorded in Greensboro, North Carolina

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released August 28, 2015

All songs by Becca Leigh Nicholson

The people who played, sang, and made the sounds:

Daniel Levi Goans - piano ("Doxologies" / "In the Wind"), percussion, backing vocals ("Garden Bed" / "In the Wind" / "The River")

Edd Kerr - backing acoustic guitar ("Garden Bed" / "The River")
Lauren Plank Goans - backing vocals ("Doxologies" / "Garden Bed")
David Nicholson - backing vocals ("The River")

Produced by Daniel Levi Goans
Additional production on "The River" by Edd Kerr
Mixed by Edd Kerr
Mastered by Greg Abate at Neon Audio

Special thanks to Annie for generously sharing her home, encouraging words, and healthy snacks during the recording of this EP.

Cover image and design by Becca Leigh Nicholson

copyright 2015 Becca Leigh Music


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Becca Leigh Charleston, South Carolina

Becca Leigh is a songwriter based in Charleston, South Carolina. Her songs emerge from a folk tradition, focusing on melody, imagery, and emotion.

In 2015, she self-released her debut EP, Doxologies, a collection of five songs recorded in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In April of 2016, she joined Charleston-based community label Coast Records.
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Track Name: Good Morning
good morning / softly the sun is waking / all of the stars are singing as they fade to day / as the kettle's making steam / I am grasping to my dream of you / and old eyes are made new /
Track Name: Doxologies
in the long long night I was waiting on a storm / and I counted in my mind all the letters I had torn / and the rivers of my soul ran a-wild in me / and the song of my berth found me sleeping in a seed / in the dark in the dark in the left turn of your arm / the lights go out in time with the dawn rising / on the banks of the Tarn / hold close my wild heart / Doxologies will rise to the new day / are we still so afraid? awake those sleep-filled eyes! / a bird that sings at night stills the crowded restless mind / I could rest my eyes on the river all day / and I practice in my mind all the words I'd like to say / but time lifted me from a flowery dream / and like apples in the Fall it rotted at my feet / when the dark left this town I laid all my flowers down / but roses always know how to be remembered / what a sweet sweet surprise / there's the dawn in your eyes / they wake me with the sigh of an old tune /
Track Name: Garden Bed
steppin' on the last train in the golden hour / water runnin' in my veins - how could I explain? go west go west young man / open up your mouth / chew and swallow words from the ground / make your own country now / make your own country now / I once was a child of God / then I lost myself / I thought I heard Him say - you are too afraid - and so poorly made / my brother wept and my sister fled and we ran to hide in a garden bed / in a garden bed / sometimes when I see the sun I fear that I may lose my sight / buried in the dirt and dust / I swear I'm not afraid of lions / Sunday on the porch warming up our baby skin / I can hear my brother in the yard / watermelon seeds drying on my little palm / always in my head there is a song /
Track Name: In the Wind
I know you - small and pearly shell / I can hear you now singin' like a bell / you took off your ring and sold it for a song / gave up your own name in the name of freedom / and you run like a river / you run like the West / and this day's getting longer - won't you come home to rest? / golden years spent out on the road / a smile for your time / a nickel for your gold / it might seem unkind - it's all we really know / just business - not a crime - and we gotta bring somethin' home / so you worked with your hands / leather-hard and brown / and tried to make amends with this drunk and lonely town / you know in your heart the joy the morning brings / but too long is the night and forgotten is the ring / so you run like a river harder still in my chest / and I love you so dearly / I could not force you to rest / I heard the dawn awake - crawled out of my cave / I saw your frame appear on the distant cusp of day / and you ran like a river / held me close to your chest / no more lost little darlin' / now this heart of mine can rest /
Track Name: The River
here I go down to the river wide and slow / carrying a song upon my breath / gonna give it to the one who knows my soul / and this I know - I've got a lot of things I hope / I'm gonna let them go today / gonna send them on down to the source / these are days of crooked roads / I will let you ease my load / seems like a long way / I can see the final resting place /