Out There Somewhere

by Deering and Down

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“...Weaving the two main streams of Memphis music—rockabilly and Southern soul—the duo has created a hybrid sound that should transform them from local heroes to roots-rock stars.” – Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post

“… She's got a voice like Loretta Lynn swallowed Rod Stewart. He plays guitar like nobody you've ever heard. Great in a bar. Better in a hotel room. How's that for a pull quote?” - Chris Davis, Memphis Flyer

Recorded at Memphis’ legendary Royal Studio, this album is the last musical project involving Al Green’s famed producer, Willie Mitchell, prior to his untimely death nearly two years ago. Mitchell's son, Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, co-produced the album.

Deering & Down is an independent duo living in Memphis and playing music worldwide. Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest, the band has lived and played music in Alaska, Los Angeles, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada and Memphis. Called “the best one-two punch in the city” by Memphis' Commercial Appeal, the duo describes their style as defiantly unorthodox with a smokey Memphis flavor cast in a glow of shimmering Northern lights.

“We’ve been making music for 11 years now, and we’re confident this is our best album yet,” said Deering. “Working with Willie was such a great learning experience, and it really shows in the bold new direction of our third release.”

The album features a variety of Memphis’ most well-known musicians, including Al Green’s notable Hi Rhythm section (guitarist Mabon “Teenie” Hodges, bassist Leroy Hodges, keyboardist Charles Hodges and drummer Howard Grimes), and Rick Steff, John C Stubblefield and Roy Berry of Lucero.

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released February 1, 2012

All songs written by Deering and Down. Published by Retsina Glow Music. ASCAP except for "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" written by Fred Rose. Published by Sony/ATV Milene Music ASCAP)

Produced by Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell and Deering and Down.
Engineered by Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell
Horn arrangements for "Ain't No Secret" & "Love Is A Rock" by Poppa Willie Mitchell & Lannie McMillan

Poppa Willie Mitchell & Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell mixed the following tracks (Sadly the great Poppa Willie moved on before the album's completion) 1, 2, 3, 4, & 13.

The rest of the album mixed by Lawrence "Boo" Mitchall and Deering and Down.

Recorded at Royal Studios
Mixed at Royal Studios
Mastered Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters
Album designed by Sarah Asper Smith
Photograph by Ebet Roberts

Vocals and Guitar by Lahna Deering
Vocals and guitar by Rev Neil Down

Featuring
The Hi Royal Rhythm Section
Mabon Teeny Hodges on guitar
Guitar Sitar 6, 8
Leroy Hodges bass 3, 6, 8
Howard Grimes on drums for 3, 6, 8
Charles Hodges on piano, hammond, and Wurlitzer 3, 6, 8

Drums & Percussion
Steve Potts 7
Kurt Ruleman 1, 4, 5, 10, 12
Roy Berry 13
Paul Buchignani 9, 11
Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell 2, 6
Lahna Deering 2

Bass guitar & Upright
John Mclure 1, 4, 5, 10, 12
Dave Smith 2, 7
John C Stubblefield 13
JD Westmoreland 9, 11

piano, Hammond, Wurlitzer, & Accordion
Rick Steff 1, 4, 9, 11, 12
Lester Snell 5, 7

Horn Section
Lannie McMillan Sax 3, 7, 8
Garry Topper Sax, Flute, Fife 3, 4, 8, 12
Mark Franklin Trumpet 3, 8
Kirk Smothers Sax 3, 8

Special Mention
Jonathan Ciaramitaro Mandolin, Spanish Guitar 1, 4, 5
Louis Meyer Pedal Steel 13

Backing Vocals
Jackie Johnson 3, 6, 7, 8
Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell 1, 2, 11

The Not So Sad Singers & Party People 11
Kris Kourdouvelis, Sharon Gray, Archie Mitchell, Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, Oona Bean, Cedric, Ryan, Clayton Gray, Will Spence, Deering and Down

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Deering and Down is an independent duo living in Memphis. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, the band has lived and played music in Alaska, LA, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada and Memphis. Called “the best one-two punch in the city” by Memphis' Commercial Appeal, the duo describes their style as defiantly unorthodox with a smokey Memphis flavor cast in a glow of shimmering Northern lights. ... more

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Track Name: Been a Lot of Rain
Not comin' to you / You're not comin' to me
I don't even want to / meet in the middle
'Cause I know / You're gonna
Try and jump me to the end

The whole room / Filled with you
How you gonna / Add something new
Well people leading people on
Never wanna be wrong / Come on and be strong
Oh yeah, oh yeah

There's been a lotta rain
There's been a lotta pain
There's been a lotta rain
There's been a lotta pain

Out o' touch / And it might be a crutch
Older than some / With a list of stuff
Well people judging people
Sometimes out of love
Good God if that ain't enough

I'm not comin' to you / You're not comin' to me
I don't even want to / meet in the middle
'Cause I know / You're gonna
Try and jump me to the end
Oh yeah, oh yeah

There's been a lotta rain
There's been a lotta pain
There's been a lotta rain
Oh there's been a lotta pain
Oh yeah, oh yeah

There's been a lotta rain
There's been a lotta pain

Rain falls / river flows
Over the banks / The water rose
Reasons why / Only the good Lord knows

There's been a lotta rain
There's been a lotta pain
Oh there's been a lotta rain
Track Name: Dear Lord
Dear Lord / Please Lord / Help me make it through
When I close my eyes / You know / I am praying to you
Dear Lord / Please Lord / Help us make it through
Got so many people / We don't know / What to do
Are you watching / Are you listening / Can you feel me

Did what I do / Was it right / Or was it wrong
So many things / To help us get along

Candles in cathedrals / Holy water rollin'
Rosary around my neck / Lovin' and a holdin'
Help me Lord / Which way to go
Help me Lord / Please let me know
Help me Lord / Which way to go
Oh help me Lord / Please let me know
Are you watching / Tell me you are listening
Oh oh / Can you feel me / Can you feel me

Can't ya hear the choir / They're singing for you
Can't ya hear the choir / They're singing for you
Hallelujah
Can't ya hear the choir / They're singing for you
Hallelujah / Alleluia / Alleluia / Alleluia
Ah ah / Are you watching / Great God
Are you listening / Oh oh
Can you feel me / Can you feel me
Can you feel me / Can you feel me
Track Name: Ain't No Secret
Ain't no secret / You've got me babe
I'm yours to cast aside / I'm yours to save
Ain't no reason / For you to decline
Ain't no reason / Why you shouldn't unwind
I've been watching you / Watching you close

You're looking better baby / Better than most
It's past a rumor / Now all your friends know
Ain't worried 'bout no ego / Ain't no secret
Ain't no secret

You've got the power / My heart's in your hands
Name your desire / I'm at your command

You've got the power / Oh my heart's in your hands
I gave you my love / Tell me where my love stands

Ain't no secret / You've got me babe
I'm tryin' to love you / Why don't you behave
Ain't no reason for you to define
Ain't no reason why you shouldn't be kind
I've been watchin' you / Watchin' you close
You're lookin' better babe / Better than most
It's past a rumor / Now all my friends know
Ain't worried 'bout no ego / Ain't no secret
Ain't no secret

You've got the power / My heart's in your hands
Name your desire / I'm at your command

You've got the power / Oh my heart's in your hands
I gave you my love / Tell me where my love stands
Tell me where my love stands
Track Name: Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
In the twilight glow I see her
Blue eyes crying in the rain
When we kissed good-bye and parted
I knew we'd never meet again

Love is like a dying ember
Only memories will remain
Through the ages I'll remember
Those blue eyes crying in the rain

Some day when we meet up yonder
We'll stroll hand in hand again
In a land that knows no parting
Blue eyes crying in the rain
Track Name: Linda McCabe
Babe she was a babe / She was a righteous sexy babe
Oh lucky Linda McCabe / Oh you righteous sexy babe

Deal she was for real / She was as honest as good old Abe
Lucky Linda McCabe / Oh you righteous sexy babe

She was good / this made her bad
She helped her momma / And she loved her dad
Oh lucky Linda McCabe / Oh you righteous sexy babe

We're so lucky to know you / This here song is for to show you
We're so lucky to show you / Oh you
Lucky Linda McCabe / Oh you righteous sexy babe
Yeah

You've done a fine job / Raisin' lucky Linda
Mister and misses McCabe
Oh you righteous sexy babe
Yeah Linda / Linda / Linda
Go go go / Linda
Track Name: Now I Know
I am stone / I come off cold / I think I'm meant / Just to be alone / Ah but then / You blew in / You caught my heart / Love begins // I stay focused / Straight ahead / Pounding nails / With my head / And I don't need / No one / But you blew in / You caught my heart / Love begins // The world is round / Not suppose to happen / Ah but it did / You're a bad man // I don't need gold / I just need a word / Are you being true / And should I be too / Ah please / Don't pull back / Like a bow / With no arrow / And let it go // Whatever / Which way / It was that / Brought you here / It don't matter / I'm just glad / You're near / I could go back / Like before / But how could I / When there's / So much more // Love is where / We need to go / yes yes yes / And now we know / Love is where I know / And now I know // Love is where / We need to go / Yes yes yes / And now we know
Track Name: Out There Somewhere
I'll never quit / Lookin' for you / Look for you darlin' / That's what I do / I know that you / Look for me too / Searching with not / Hardly a clue / Like some por gumshoe / Without a glass shoe // I feel you / Out there somewhere / Tryin to get by / Doin' your thing / Sometimes when / The wind's right / I swear I can / Hear you sing / Sing // Come to me now / My one true love / When will you / Find your way to me / Come to me soon / Oh I've been waiting // So we can be together / You and me / Together forever / Happily // I'll never stop / Waiting for you / Wait for you darlin / That's what I do / I know that you / You wait for me too / Wait for your love / The one that is true // I feel you / Out there somewhere / Tryin to get by / Doin' your thing / Sometimes when / The wind's right / I swear I can / Hear you sing / Sing // Come to me now / My one true love / When will you / Find your way to me / Come to me soon / Oh I've been waiting / So we can be together / You and me / Together forever / Happily
Track Name: Love is a Rock
Oh how I longed / To tell you how I felt / Just imagine the joy / When you took my hand / And you knelt // And you told me / What you wanted / It was the same / The same thing / I wanted / Yes you told me / What you wanted / Wanted to be with me / Forever and eternally / Oh how wonderful this will be // And love is a rock / And baby it's gonna roll / Love is the fabric / Made by two woven souls / Love is a fire that's raging / Out of control // And you told me / What you wanted / It was the same / The same thing / I wanted / Yes you told me / What you wanted / Wanted to be with me / Forever and eternally / Oh how wonderful this will be / And Love
Track Name: Needless to Say
Needless to say / I want you to stay / Keeping me high / All of my life / Walking along / Feelin so stron / Look what your love has done / And we won't need / A tea leaf to know / Your heart and my soul / Say that it's so // Vous avez touché / Mon cure my love / You have touched my heart // Needless to say / I am in all the way / Keeping you high / All of my life / Walking along / With a feeling so strong / Look what your love has done / And we won't need / A tea leaf to know / My heart and your soul / Say that it's so / That's how I know // Vous avez touché / Mon cure my love / You have touched my heart
Track Name: Beyond the End
From the moment I saw you / I knew that I'd want to / Have something in common / Have someone to confide in / Be your friend / Beyond the end / See you more / Oh than / Now and then // From the moment I saw you / I knew that I'd want you / I'm workin' so hard / Oh I'm so close / But I want you / To want me too / For it ain't true / Oh to convince you // Many seasons / Have hit the ground / And like a fool / I've stuck around / Waiting for you to say / Ah you don't really / Want me that way / I want you to let me know / So I can start / Oh letting you go / Letting you go / Letting you go / Yeah hey / Yeah yeah / Yeah hey ah
Track Name: Pull Yourself Together
Pull yourself together / Pretty please / Pretty soon / You've been rockin' n rollin' / And losin' controllin' / For one too many moon // How can I help you / If you don't help you too / Well don't you understand / I'm reachin' out my hand / You've got to reach / Your hand out too // Baby what's wrong / Why you always seem so sad / Well don't you know / You could be using up / The only life / That you've ever had // Who am I to warn you / Of your wastrel ways / The thought of losing you / To somethin' blue / Really throws me / Out of phase // There was a way in / There's got to be a way out too / You're a friend of mine / We'll find the exit sign / And I'll walk you / Right on through // Baby what's wrong / Why you always seem so sad / Don't you know / You could be using up / The only life that you've ever had
Track Name: Towney
I left you / In the fields back home / When I visit / You're just a box of bones / I have pictures and memories / That are my gold / Well I left them / All for the show // I sit and watch the sunset / With my dogs / May and Vin / I taught to sit / Eighteen one eight Hastings / Was my address / Oh with time and money / And friends / I'll have it all back again // I think the chicken / Flew the coop / I rode my horse / Apollo to school / I left you / I didn't want to / I'll be comin' home / Yes I'll be comin' home / Soon
Track Name: Painted Bird
Over land and time / And death and hurt / There's something / There for me / I pray to change / But I'm a / Painted bird you see / Gypsy cursed / In captivity // Colors of gray / Faces concaved / Haunting that place / Where no souls / Are saved / Look in their eyes / I don't know / How I'll survive / Cause this ain't / The worst I've seen // I am young / And I know / I am not / The only one / I've seen them / In their shallow graves / We pray for change / But we are / Painted birds you see / Plucked from the flock / And swept / Cross the sea // They force me to dance / They tell me to sing / I get and I give / And I'm left / With nothing / They say their humans / But how can it be / These demons / Who've stole / My child from me // The gift of revenge / Satisfies to degree / But a brand / On the skin / Lasts for life / Caged and then freed / Back to life / As it seems / Forever a painted bird / I am destined to be