We Ain't Givin' Up

by Eileen & the In-Betweens

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released May 26, 2017

Eileen & the In-Betweens is:

Eileen Shaughnessy: Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Strumstick, Drums
Lazarus Letcher: Viola, Vocals
Ben Martinez: Keys, Trumpet
Colin Baillio: Upright Bass, Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals
Tanya Nuñez: Upright Bass
Kenny Broyles: Drums
Cathy Newth: Vocals
Christy Cook: Vocals
Stephanie Graner: Vocals
Jessie Parker: Vocals
David Holtkamp: Dobro
Nicolas Adam Baker: Drums
Rebecca Keeshen: Tin Whistle


Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13 were recorded at ¿Que? Studio in Albuquerque by Fat Betty Productions.
Tracks 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15 were recorded at Third Eye Studios in Tijeras, NM with Dave McRae and Dana Sampson.
Track 6 was recorded at KUNM 89.9 Studio A in Albuquerque with sound engineer Roman Garcia and producer Matthew Finch.
All recording took place between August 2016 and April 2017.
Mixing and Mastering by Haley Baysinger and Nick Rose (Fat Betty Productions).

Album art by Cathy Newth
Album design by Sarah Ruth Finkel
Collaborative Admin: Sodafire Media (www.sodafiremedia.com)
Spiritual Advisor: Half Moon Spirit Guides (halfmoonspiritguides@gmail.com)

All songs copyright ©Eileen Clare Shaughnessy

For more music and a schedule of live shows: www.eileenshaughnessy.com

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Eileen & the In-Betweens is an indie folk group based in Albuquerque, New Mexico with extensive touring experience across the U.S.

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Track Name: Tender-Hearted Ones
Show me the way to the tenderhearted ones/To the ones who have no use for your bombs and your guns/To the ones who move slow/ Sing songs to the sun/ Show me the way to the tenderhearted ones/ So much mystery, so much you and me/ So much mystery, so much you and me/I listen to the trees and they whisper to me:/
“Stand tall. Breathe deep. Stand tall and dig those roots deep.”
Track Name: Bosque
In the place of hidden things: rushing water, wedding rings/ Whispered songs from the past, some are gone and some will last/Deep down, deep down baby in the Bosque/Deep down, deep down baby in the Bosque/Deep down, deep down baby in the Bosque/Deep down, deep down baby in the Bosque/What we left behind and what we could never say, it’s deep down, deep down baby
in the Bosque/ Deep down, Deep down/ I turned my head and saw us there: the sun was bright, your skin was bare/ It was as if we were trapped inside the ink of a photograph
Track Name: May it Continue
Desert cloudburst spilling life onto the land/ May it continue/Clean living water for all things/May it Continue /Courage and Compassion in our lives/May it continue/ My queer community, My queer family/ May we continue /I believe in things unseen:/ Mountain wind /And the miner’s dream/ I believe in things unseen:/ Mountain wind/ Ancestors’ dream/ Gardens growin, pushin, thrivin at the edges of the empire/ At the edges of the empire/ May it continue/ Spontenous kisses/May they continue / Fresh strawberries in the summertime/ May it continue/ People of Color living their lives free as can be/ May it continue/I believe in things unseen:/ Mountain wind/ Grandmother’s dream/I believe in things unseen:. I believe in you and me/ Da da da da/ Da da da da da dum
Track Name: Cinnamon
The flowers are pushin’ up/ The day is givin up again/And the wild things in me/ What else can there be?/Cinnamon, oh cinnamon, cinnamon won’t you sin again with me?/Cinnamon and blueberry free/Undo my tie/Give away the light my baby/Undo my tie/ Give away the light/ My baby/ My baby/ Come here to me/ Give the light up
Track Name: Cathy
How many colors can you fit in your cup?/How many ways can I love you up?/ We want nothin’ to do with empire/We want nothin’ to do with war/ We want nothin’ to do with death machines/ We want nothin’ to do with pipelines/ Take my hand baby, take my hand baby, take my hand/ We’ll go into the widest, the deepest blues/ Dragonfly, light the night/ Show me the way to my girl/ Show me the way to get to her/ And the jean of my jacket/ And the way that it happened/ And your keys/ With those scratches/ We held a circle of what we knew/ Among cottonwoods that grew/ And you fell/ From the sky/ Like a snowflake that caught in my eye/ And you fell/ From the sky/ Like a raven shot through with the night/ And you fell/ From the sky/ Like an angel on the altar of night/ What can I do?/ What can I say?/ What can do but be in love with you?/ Cathy/ Cathy/ I’m callin’ out from my dreams/ I’m crawlin’ out from in-between/ We want nothin’ to do with fascism/ We want nothin’ to do with religion/ We want nothin’ to do with borders/ We want nothin’ to do with hatred/ So take my hand baby/ Take my hand/ Take my hand baby/ Take my hand and we’ll go into/ The widest, the brightest blues/ Cathy/ Cathy/ I’m callin’ out from my dreams/I’m crawlin’ out from in-between
Track Name: We Ain't Givin' Up
Mama, they wanna build a wall/ Mama, they’re gonna build it tall/ She said, “If we want to stick together, if we want to survive the fall, then we’ve got to build a bridge right through that wall.”/ We ain’t givin up, no, we ain’t givin up, we ain’t givin up, no, we ain’t givin up/ The future is uncertain/ The storm clouds gather now/ But I’m here standin’ with my shoulder to the plow/ I’m ready!/We ain’t givin up, no, we ain’t givin up, we ain’t givin up, no, we ain’t givin up/Mama, I’m so afraid/
They’re bringing so much night into the day/ She said, “You’ve got to hold on tight, to each other and to the light. And don’t forget: solidarity!”/From Standing Rock to Flint, Michigan/ From Orlando to the coast/ Our struggles are connected/A rising tides carries our boats/From the tar sands of Canada/ To the greed of Wall Street/ The truth is out and we’ve got to shout/ We are the earth beneath our feet
Track Name: Train Ain't Goin Nowhere
When I can’t walk/ I can’t walk/ I got songs like wings/ Carry me through things/ I, I, I, I I thought I heard you say/“Let the mud dry out, before we try it out, before we try it out again.”/Baby, that train ain’t goin nowhere/The pebble in my shoe taught me more than you/ Taught me more than the road that I walk on/ What if I couldn’t fly?/ I’d be stuck here all the time/What if I couldn’t fly?/I’d be stuck here all the time/All the time/The sky was ripped/ And you were tippin overboard/Do you hear it? /Do you see it?/ Do you feel it? /And believe it?/Baby, that train ain’t goin nowhere
Track Name: What's a Heart For
Desert lips/ Faucet drips/ And she moves so free/ Hold her lightly/ Whisper brightly/ Wooden ships/ Lost in mist/ Carry darkness close/ Her palms are open/ All that was broken/ Maybe we’re movin’/ And maybe we’re not/ Maybe we’re OK with the little bit we got/ I’ll meet you in the garden/ I’ll meet you in Atlanta with a heart unguarded/ I’m movin’ sideways/ Through grey highways/ And you’re always on my mind/ And there’s mountains where there used to be earthquakes/ What’s a heart for?/ But to break/ And there’s mountains where there used to be earthquakes/ What’s a heart for?/But to break
Track Name: Stardust
Mother Earth/Father Sun/Sister Moon/Brother Sky/ We are all stardust/Stardust/ We are all stardust/Stardust/ You and me and all of us/We are all stardust/ Stardust/ So if you feel/ A little bit afraid/ Just remember from where we all came/ We are all stardust/ Stardust/ So if you feel/ A little bit afraid/ Just remember from where we all came/ Stars/ Planets/ Spiraling galaxies/ Mountains/ Deserts/ Redwood trees/ All of that lives inside of you and me/ Cuz we are stardust/ Stardust/ We are all stardust/ Stardust
Track Name: Watermelon Mountains
With my broken guitar/ I’m singin’ all the cards/ All the cards that lie on my table/ Oh, you’ll make some mistakes/ All along the way/ But hopefully you’ll get a little kinder/ Sometimes I’ll visit the future and come back/ Just in time to clean up my act/ And the things that I’ve seen/ On the inside of dreams/ Well, I know just one thing:/ We need each other/ My love she’s far/ So very far/ from these watermelon mountains/ Watermelon mountains/ Show me the way/ Watermelon mountains/ When I lose the day/ Watermelon mountains/ Guide me home/ Watermelon mountains/ Days of old/ Oh we try so hard/ So very hard/ To tear the world all apart/ And when it all comes/ Collapsin’ down/ Well, I look to you to find my ground/ Watermelon mountains/ My love she’s so far/ So very far/ From these watermelon mountains/ And distance is hard/ It pulls at my heart/ It’s a long slow ache/ That builds and it breaks/ On the shores of these/ Watermelon mountains/ My love she’s far/ So very far/ from these watermelon mountains
Track Name: Keep It in the Ground
We don’t need coal/ But we do need air/ We don’t need nukes/ But we do need water, yes we do/ We don’t need war/ But we do need love/ We don’t need greed/ But we do need each other, yes we do/ Stay humble/ Stay grounded/ Stay wise/ We are in the darkest of nights/Stay humble/ Stay grounded/ Stay wise/ I need you/ Right here by my side/ Keep it in the ground/ Gotta keep it in the ground/ Keep it in the ground/ Keep it all in the ground/ Coal and fossil fuels/ Gotta keep ‘em in the ground/ Uranium, got to keep it in the ground/ Keep it in the ground/ Keep it in the ground/ Nuclear reactors/ Gotta shut ‘em down/ Water protectors from the east/ Water protectors from the south/ Water protectors from the west/ Water protectors from the north
Track Name: The Sun
And on the days/ When despair sits and stays/ I’ll be there/ I’ll be there/ The desert is whisperin’/ Is slippin’ again/ She says, “Please, please, please.”/ She says, “Please, please, please.”/ Samantha is shuckin’ the corn by the door/ What if she/ Were me?/ The books are all dusty/ And so is the floor/ What if she/ Were me?/ After the earthquake/ After the darkest of days/ After the end of days/ The sun will come out again/ The sun will come out again/ The sun will come out again
Track Name: Water and Bones
I know the way to never drown/Plant your feet on solid ground/Never fall in love and you’ll never fall down/You said my love was too loud/I need to turn it down/ Well, stagnant water is a deadly thing/It was made to move, it was made to sing/
It’ll take the shape of everything/So, what if all I am is water and bones?/ What if all I am is water and bones?/Water and bones/ water and bones/ water and bones/ water and bones/It’s the same old tired lullaby/ and I’d sing it to you and you’d start to cry/“We had, we lost, we had, we lost and we lost and we lost”/How did I walk away?/ How did I walk away (eyayehey)/How did I walk away/ How did I walk away (eyayehey)/It’s a mystery to me/ How I’m gonna be/ How I’m gonna be/ Without you
Track Name: Branches
Before my mind goes/ I’ll climb so high bring the branches low/ Before my mind goes/ I’ll climb so high bring the branches low
Track Name: You & the Wind
Of the spirits and the things that walk around/ I know I’m free/ I’m above ground/ I’m above ground/I’m above ground/ You and the wind/ Push everything away/ What the hell baby can I even say?/ Even say/ Even say/ I know why/ You couldn’t stay/ The wind and the waves/ The winter caves/ The ghost of Santa Fe/ In my dreams baby/ I’m drowning all the time/ You never throw me a line/ You never throw me a line/ Could it get any better?/ Could it get any worse?/ Could it get any better?/ Could it get any worse?/ When you think you’re moving forward/ But you’re stuck in reverse/ When you think you’re moving forward/ But you’re stuck in reverse/ Of the spirits and the things that walk around/ I know I’m free/ I’m above ground/ I’m above ground/I’m above ground/ You and the wind/ Push everything away/ What the hell baby can I even say?/ Even say/ Even say