Molly Tuttle
 

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Tracks & Lyrics

+ Good Enough

[Molly Tuttle]
Aux Sable Creek Music (BMI)

Couldn't sleep last night
too many demons floating round my head
But with the morning light
your warmth pushed away my dread

there comes a time to say that's good enough
I'm finally learning how to let some doors stay shut
It gets so hard but I'm not giving up
There comes a time to say that's good enough

I've got to let this go
This doubt inside me with every road I take
there's things I'll never know
but I'll go my own way

there comes a time to say that's good enough
I'm finally learning how to let some doors stay shut
It gets so hard but I'm not giving up
There comes a time to say that's good enough

I'll take this day by day
alittle laughter a smile to get me through
maybe I'm not ok
not today but I'm here with you

there comes a time to say that's good enough
I'm finally learning how to let some doors stay shut
It gets so hard but I'm not giving up
There comes a time to say that's good enough

+ You Didn't Call My Name

[Molly Tuttle]
Aux Sable Creek Music (BMI)

I wanna walk downtown with you
See the city all lit up new
Walking store to store, we wouldn’t want for more
No more feeling tired and blue

But you didn’t call my name
You didn’t call my name
You just watched me walk away

Frosted window of a train
Go by the same stops everyday
The dancing in your eyes
You took me by surprise
I long to see those eyes again

But you didn’t call my name
You didn’t call my name
You just watched me walk away

We always would feel the same way
Can that alone bring you home someday
I cling ‘cause I’ve got nothing else
but it seems I’m just fooling myself

With the passing of the time
Some memories linger in my mind
But none I hold so dear as you whispering in my ear
Oh it makes me wanna cry

‘Cause you didn’t call my name
You didn’t call my name
You just watched me walk away

+ Save This Heart

[Molly Tuttle]
Aux Sable Creek Music (BMI)

trace my finger on the map
trying to make out where you are
you know I do the best I can
but I can't take this anymore

your letters get shorter
the days get longer
I call across the border
It's static on the line
save this heart of mine

darling don't forsake my hand
I swear the light is not too far
Think I finally understand
what you’ve seen clearly from the start

do you feel me in your blood
Am I the poison in your veins
Deep down I've known you were the one
is it too little too late?

+ Lightning In A Jar

[Molly Tuttle]
Aux Sable Creek Music (BMI)

Like thunder in summer
Without warning you were there
I recall your electric eyes
Wind swept hair
You were lightning in a jar

I’m sorry I tried to hold you
I was stricken by your charm
Should have known that you were wild
Before I trapped you in my arms
Like lightning in a jar

I still beg the skies to bring you back my way
I’ve even started praying for lightning to hit twice
Now I’ve lost every trace of you

So I’m picking up the pieces
And the fragments of my heart
It wasn’t strong enough to hold you
You shattered it all apart
Like lightning in a jar
You were lightning in a jar

+ Friend And A Friend

[Molly Tuttle / Korby Lenker]
Aux Sable Creek Music (BMI) / Serindipitous Music (ASCAP)

I set out long ago
didnt give a thought to all the rogues and robbers in the road
cause if I had a chance I had to take it

for the longest time
i spent a string of lonely nights in the back of a ford econoline
wake up feeling low
get behind the wheel and go

Some days it's wide open some days it's a dead end
somedays I feel like I'm walking on the wild west end
got a big dream a worn out D18
all i need is a friend and a friend and another friend
you never know what you’re gonna get
when you roll into some new town play for people that you've never met
maybe they all know your name, or maybe they don't, maybe they don't care at all

you do the best you can
with the empty coffee cups rolling back and forth inside the van
but it all comes around when the lights go down

some days it's wide open
some days it's a dead end some days I feel like I'm walking on the wild west end
got a big dream a worn out D18
all i need is a friend and a friend and another friend

This is the life it's the life I've chosen
not even I can see the cards I'm holding
if tonight it doesn’t go my way
there’s always tomorrow

Some days it's wide open some days it's a dead end
Some days I feel like I'm walking on the wild west end
got a big dream a worn out D18
all i need is a friend and a friend and another friend

+ Walden

[Molly Tuttle]
Aux Sable Creek Music (BMI)

The life in us is like water in a river
May rise this year, may rise higher than man has ever known
May come to pass that immortal flowing river
Will rise so high, flood the mountain side to the valleys down below

The sun up above shines it’s fury on the prairie
You can hide from it, you can try it but you’ll never get away
They sow the fields but the clouds have all forsaken
They’ve taken all, no more water falls ‘til the earth has turned to clay

The land where we dwell will not always be dry I see
Far inland banks that were washed by the ancient stream

I see it all from where I’m standing on the mountain
Hear the valleys cry, still some question why and they cannot see the way
They’re digging graves, every day they’re getting deeper
for the birds that fly through the darkened sky, will there be another day?

Long after we’re gone still the earth will turn round and round
And all we’ve created will crumble into the ground

Musicians & Credits

Acoustic Guitar & Lead Vocal: Molly Tuttle
Banjo: Wesley Corbett
Fiddle & Mandola: John Mailander
Bass: Todd Phillips
Drums: Jano Rix
Electric Guitars: Darrell Scott & Kai Welch
Piano, Accordion, & Pump Organ: Kai Welch
Additional Vocal: Cy Winstanley, Joey Ryan, Kenneth Pattengale, Kai Welch, Kathy Kallick, & Darrell Scott
Cello: Nathaniel Smith
Flute: Anh Phung

Produced by: Kai Welch
Engineered by: Erick Jaskowiak & Kai Welch
All Songs Recorded at: Camp Jaskow outside of Nashville, TN
Mixed by: Kai Welch, Scott Bergstrom, & Erick Jaskowiak
Mastered by: Dave Sinko
Management: Andrew Stokes & D.J. McLachlan of McLachlan Management International

Thanks

Thanks to all of my Pledge Music Supporters – this would not have been possible without you!

Thank you to my family and friends for your love and support, Maureen Roddy, Jack Tuttle, Sue Tuttle, Sullivan and Michael, Kai Welch, Erick Jaskowiak, Todd Phillips, John Mailander, The California Bluegrass Association, Huss & Dalton Guitars, Andrew Stokes, D.J. McLachlan.

Mark & Alyssa Erickson, Brian Birdsall, Barbara Siegel, Chuck Honnet, Richard Fauteux, Bill Kappa, Cliff & Susan Beittel, Royeh, Lorelei, The Nassar Family, Bob Schwartz & Gail Miles, Monica Howard & Tad Mailander, John Treacy, Helen Lude, Sue & Rich Hanson, Ken Buckmann, Andreas Laemmermann, Peter Thompson & Kathy Kallick, Topher Heath, Joe, Sharon, and Shana Wallace.

And all of the artists who contributed to this project.

 
 

Behind the Songs

+ Good Enough

Behind the Song

I wrote this song right before I moved away from Boston. I had just graduated from Berklee and I was living in a tiny room on the third floor of a big house full of musicians. It was such a fun and creative time but I also had a lot of uncertainties about who I was and where I was going. Graduating from school was a big transition, and I remember trying to figure out the next step. This song was a reminder to myself to let go of the idea of perfection in life and in music.

+ Save this Heart

Behind the Song

When I was in my teens I became interested in old-time music and started taking clawhammer banjo lessons at the music store in Palo Alto called Gryphon Stringed Instruments which is where my dad teaches. Soon after I started learning clawhammer banjo, I was teaching guitar at a camp in Northern California and decided to drop in on a workshop on clawhammer guitar by a man named Michael Stadler. I had never heard of clawhammer guitar but I immediately loved the sound of the rhythmic low drones and the open tunings. Save this Heart was the first song I ever wrote using this style of guitar. I wrote it right after moving to Nashville. The tuning used is DGDGCD and I came up with the guitar part first which inspired the urgency of the melody and lyrics. This was one of those rare songs that just flowed out and I think I had the melody and lyrics written in under an hour.

+ Friend and a Friend

Behind the Song

Right before moving to Nashville I got put in touch with a great singer- songwriter named Korby Lenker who graciously invited me to play a show with him at the Basement when I got to town. It was my first time ever playing my own music in Nashville, so I was really excited to share the bill and also a little nervous. Korby and I kept in touch and a few months later we got together to write a song. Korby and I talked for a bit about different aspects of life as a touring musician and found that we had a lot of experiences in common. I played a progression and hummed a melody for Korby that I had been kicking around for a long time and he came up with the hook "friend and a friend and another friend." Korby asked me what kind of guitar I played and at the time I was playing an old D-18, he started singing the line "got a big dream and a worn out D-18." We worked on the song for a few hours and finished the song that afternoon. I kept it with a fast bluegrass groove, and Korby slowed it down and came up with a beautiful finger picking guitar part.

 

Lightning In A Jar

You Didn't Call My Name

 
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