Flatlands

by Chella Negro

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released 08 May 2011
Recorded at Audioloom by Brian Gerhard.
Darren Dunn-Drums
Alex Wynn-Bass
Joshua Trinidad-Trumpt
Chella on the other stuff

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Chella Negro Denver

The seemingly mutually exclusive elements of country heart and urban savvy fuse seamlessly into a collection of songs that is at once unique and comfortingly familiar. Chella faithfully carries the torch of singer-songwriter folk music past and current. The addition of Dave Pinto on Pedal Steel and Kim Baxter on Drums fill out the instrumentation and bring a decidedly Americana sound to the songs ... more

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Track Name: Chella negro - Goddamn, Nebraska
You, You, You.
You in the front, middle, and back of my brain.
Looming thunderstorm,
Ruining my parade.
You, You, You.
In a melody I thought my own
The way I turn a phrase,
A subtle undertone.
And isn't that like you?
Just like you.
It's true.
Wishes, wishes made on planes
I thought were stars
They blink and they fade
Like this love of ours.
Highway, lonesome highway
Goddamn Nebraska
And Goddamn you.
I'm always surprised.
For the life of my I can't say why.
Go now, I know you know how.
You've done it so many times before.
Love is forever
But time's more clever
I'll guess I'll see you around.
And isn't that like you.
Just like you.
It's true.
Track Name: Consume
Well, I feel your absence
Breathing hard on my neck
And I want you so badly,
Pride is of no consequence.
If you could just call me
And tell me I'm not alone
But you're busy.
I understand so I'll sleep
By the phone.

And I miss you
And I'm sorry,
I'm aware of my mistake.
If you miss me,
Raise a glass to my mortal soul
I am sure you will ruin me.
I am sure you will consume me.

I feel I have aged
Five years in three days
And what I've seen won't change
No matter how many songs I sing.
And what is granted
Cannot be taken.
What is granted cannot be taken
And I gave to you.
I allowed you to.

And I miss you
And I'm sorry,
I'm aware of my mistake.
If you miss me,
Raise a glass to my mortal soul
I am sure you will ruin me.
I am sure you will consume me.
Track Name: Orange Pearl Salon
Aren't you bright today?
I had to look away.
And forever doesn't scare me like it used to do.
Not like it used to.
I am to the moon,
Straightaway to the moon.
And the green and the twilight, oh,
The whispering twilight.
Oh, the nearness of you.
I have tried to be more careful.
Seems I've become more fragile over the years.
And though this is easy,
Naturally detrimental
I am hot with the need
Just to kiss you, to love you, to be near you
To know you, to know you, to know
Is this one of those dreams?
My life projected on a drive-in movie screen
And the moonlight colors your eyes just so.
And I could not love you more.
Track Name: City Oh!
I drink too much every time that I come here
Something 'bout the atmosphere.
It's a whole ball of awkward
I didn't realize or recognize before.
My job it is suicide and I think of something else
The highest priced bottle on the highest shelf.
I cut out the skyline
With it's unfinished face
And I damn myself to this place.
Let it go as it came
Tomorrow everything can change.
Let it go as it came.
The traffic sings my name.
I don't care what you think of me
My life's been bought by the company.
Repackaged, resold, expiration date extended
Like a Twinkie after a nuclear war.
And now you say you've started hearing things
Phantom dogs and telephone rings
It's crazy how normal crazy can feel.
But if you're looking for sympathy,
You won't find it here.
This isn't a job, oh no.
It's a career.
Let it go as it came
Tomorrow everything can change.
Let it go as it came.
The traffic sings my name.
Track Name: FBS
I'm living in the basement of the Universe
A Transcendental State, I thought at first
Now I realize it's just the basement of the Universe
Stuck like a piece of gum to the bottom of my purse.
And it's all for the Good.
Oh, it's good, yeah, it's good
Oh, it's so good.
Light and dark mixing into mud.
I finally understand.
So what are your intentions or shall I assume?
No one wants to be the only asshole in the room.
Your only purpose is to prophetize my doom
So, of course, I love you.
And it's all for the Good.
Oh, it's good, yeah, it's good
Oh, it's so good.
Light and dark mixing into mud.
I finally understand.
It's a razor thin line between chance, coincidence,
And circumstance.
If all we are is just a glance
Well, I'll take that.
A basement is no place for romance anyway
And I just can't be made to sit through
This nonsense one more day
When it's all for the Good.
Oh, it's good, yeah, it's good
Oh, it's so good.
Light and dark mixing into mud.
I finally understand.