Simplicity Chased Trouble Away

by Sofie Reed

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Rivendale This album justifies why I joined Bandcamp. I love the blues both old and contemporary and Sofie hits the sweet spot. Actually hard to pick a favourite track probably will change each listen. Favorite track: Outside The City.
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Recorded at Knucklehead Studios, Fort Collins, CO
Engineer: John Magnie
..and at The Ranger Station, Berthoud, CO
Back-Ups: "Soul Sarah" - Sarah Picco, Steve Amedèe, John Magnie, Helena Redman, Butch Hause and Sofie
Engineer: Butch Hause
Mixed by Butch Hause
Mastered by David Glasser at AirShow Mastering, Boulder, CO

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released July 14, 2012

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Sofie Reed

Soulful, spunky, raw and refreshing.. Swedish born and raised – Sofie Reed.

Sofie delivers her bluesy, earthy, original songs by accompanying herself with dulcimer, lap steel guitar, foot-stomping and harmonica. She is a One Woman Band.

Visit Sofie's website to learn more... sofiereed.com
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Track Name: Glitter Girl
Glitter Girl

Can’t help but be what I am
you just gotta understand
I’m a Glitter Girl - I rule my world

To cover up would cramp my way
it don’t matter what they say
I’m a Glitter Girl - I rule my world

Dawn falls into the arms of a million stars - so do I
Nothing wrong to be all heart - nothing wrong to let love

Lighten up - look at me
I’m as real as can be
additive & cruelty free

I’m no fool’s gold
heaven don’t put me down
Glitter Girl’s what I am

Dawn falls into the arms of a million stars - so do I
Nothing wrong to be all heart - nothing wrong to let love

I go rockin’ and rollin’ dancing in the light
You know I’m down to earth and above the sky

I’m a Glitter Girl - like a big bird - Free to fly
Got a bright glow on the inside
a glitter girl can’t hide

©SofieReed/2012
Track Name: Simplicity Chased Trouble Away
Simplicity Chased Troubles Away

It was a good old day - a special day
in this muddled world
a special day - indeed
when simplicity chased troubles away

A pregnant day- long passed due
the tide real high - folk got the clue
you don’t need that much- to be in touch
with the love of you

Folk were dancing, smiling and laughing
some they even cried
Wondering why did it took so long
for simplicity to chase that trouble away

Folk were dancing, smiling and laughing
some they even cried
Wondering why did it took so long
for simplicity to chase that trouble away

What a day - you gotta remember this day
What a day - you gotta remember this day
no more rushing, no more chasing, no more...
when simplicity came around
and chased all them troubles away

©SofieReed/2012
Track Name: The Village Rooster
The Village Rooster

The Village Rooster - got to have it
an eye for an eye
he don’t care - that village rooster
all ‘em chickens will go blind

Loves his shadow - makes him look real big
he struts ‘n picks ‘n pokes - with an evil grin
That Village Rooster

That crazy rooster - makes henhouses of feathers
and feathers of betrayal
He don’t know - wrong from right - or it from true

Have no worries - you know he’s just a rooster
crowing in ol’ Sam’s pen
Roosters only get in your way - if you a chicken

the birds & the bees exporting his dream
shackled to the lost - that village rooster
have a little bit of mercy on him
and the blind chickens.

©SofieReed/2012
Track Name: Human Every Day
Human Every Day

Here are fields - forests and grain
rivers and a pass of time
some reach inside - to be here now
some turn to a god – some don’t at all
Given is the way - to be human everyday
given is the way - to be human everyday

The child calls for momma
and momma calls the child
embrace each other - love just life for a while
pain seeks its wound - in a hearts hollow
claim your gift - unwrap your sorrow
given is the way – to be human everyday
given is the way to be human everyday

Some dance in them off beats
skip on the longer way
jump and fall deep down -into these mundane days
some crawl in loves maze - chasing every trace
up and down the reflection - in a lovers eyes
given is the way to be human everyday
given is the way to be human everyday

The child calls for momma
and momma calls the child
embrace each other - love just life for a while
pain seeks its wound - in a hearts hollow
claim your gift - unwrap your sorrow
given is the way – to be human everyday
given is the way to be human everyday
Track Name: Tinder For Your Love
Tinder For Your Love

I see you flicker in the dark
I’m gonna catch that spark
Come closer - don’t be cold
Rise above – from down bellow

light up, let go - to all that kindling in your soul
light up, let go - to all that kindling in your soul
I got tinder for your love
I got tinder for your love

strike anywhere - anytime
work that ember - don’t let it smother away
Flicker, baby – flicker no more
hey, You gotta keep it a glow
I got tinder for your love
I got tinder for your love

I wanna say a few words to you
what you need to do
keeping your flame upright and true
in flickering times

you got to get some spunk into your living
don’t act so cold
you got to get some spunk into your living
love is bold

light up, let go - to all that kindling in your soul
light up, let go - to all that kindling in your soul
I got tinder for your love
I got tinder for your love

©SofieReed/2012
Track Name: Open
Open

Something’s turning
at the bend in time
destiny’s unfolding
a better ground
the Cosmos blooms and Old wild roses
are coming back around
out from under the hidden

Forget-Me-Nots and rain
Color me saved
I too can be brave
like a flower - Open

Time and time again
them flowers reach to change
what’ s been hardened
confused and estranged
the fireweed’s in the trenches
tell me there’s truth to come

chorus

If you’re lonesome and broken
weary and sad
these flowers are tokens
for all the love you should have
for your Heart to Open

chorus

Open your door - flower your soul
Open your heart - flower your love
Track Name: Outside The City
Outside The City

There’s a trail out of here
this shallow ‘n trendy atmosphere
Take a different route today
stop at concept – walk the other way

Find your way from under man-made shadows
there’s a better place
Wouldn’t have to keep so high to be
Outside – Outside the city

accessories and substitutes
have taken over the hood
listen to me - you know them shadows
will never do you no good

Find your way from under man-made shadows
there’s a better place
Wouldn’t have to keep so high to be
Outside – Outside the city

When ordinary goes behind the clouds
gates open the picket mind
life’s glory shines all the time
outside the city

Find your way from under man-made shadows
there’s a better place
Wouldn’t have to keep so high to be
Outside – Outside the city

You got to find your way
out from under – man-made-shadows
You got to find your way
out from under – man-made-shadows

Take a stroll outside – outside the city

You got to find your way
out from under – man-made-shadows
You got to find your way
out from under – man-made-shadows

When ordinary goes behind the clouds
gates open the picket mind
life’s glory shines all the time
Outside the city

©SofieReed/2012
Track Name: Peace Loving You
Peace Loving You

Peace loving you
come out of the blue
surprise me tonight
do what is right

where have you gone
what takes you so long
we need you here
it’s time to come home

Peace loving you - come out of the blue

Find your coloring book of hope
draw a ladder and climb on up
to that window in your sky
look grace of heaven in the eye..

Peace loving you
come out of the blue
surprise me tonight
do what is right

where have you gone
what takes you so long
we need you here
it’s time to come home

peace loving you - come out of the blue

©SofieReed/2012
Track Name: Why You So Negative
Why You So Negative

Why you so - negative
hiding in a darkroom
black and white - under exposed
no color in your drive?

You trouble me
‘cos we all got to be
in the big bright picture
where’s your love?
where’s your light?
better make it shine

Meet Shame
kind of an odd name
but all to common
Who is shame?
Son of somebody
in your head

(oh, that brother of blame)
remember shame
Invisible pain
still tucks you in
that darkroom
like a negative...
where’s the light........?

If nothing makes you SHINE for yourself
If nothing makes you SHINE for yourself

I insist
this soul
I sought
be felt
be heard
I insist
this soul
I found
be right here

love is all I afford
love is all I need to know

I insist
this soul
I hold
be true
be free

I insist
this soul
I am
in harmony

©SofieReed/2012