Risingsun, OH

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    12" 140-gram black vinyl edition of 'Cape Disappointment'. Includes 11x11 album insert with complete lyrics and photos, and mp3 download card.

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lyrics

I knew a girl, she stood 5’4”
With eyes like ice and hair like coal
She worked the farm like her daddy before
With no runnin’ water and a board for a door
She was all alone, and she lived down there in Risingsun
Times were tough and the farm dried up
Everybody she knew was going belly-up
I tried to put a little money in her cup
But she was too proud to take me up
She was all alone, and she lived down there in Risingsun

Talk about a town with one stoplight
You could drive right through it in the middle of the night
And not even know that you had been in Risingsun

There was a little diner on the edge of town
And at night there was never anyone around
She knew there was a key and she knew there was a hound
But she’d known that dog since he was low to the ground
All alone, out there by the diner in Risingsun
She got in and she went to the till
And she took out the money all nice and still
By the time they found out, she was home in bed
She could pay her rent and rest her head
On her own and by herself in Risingsun

The diner wasn’t the only business in town
There was a little bank just down the road
And at the end of the month it was flush with cash
When all the factory farms brought in their stash
On her own and by herself in Risingsun
So, she got a gun, and she got a mask
And she took a big pull from her whiskey flask
When she busted in they were on her fast
They dropped her to the floor and they pulled off her mask
And everybody gasped when they saw it was her, in Risingsun

Now she sits in the jailhouse, there
It’s got two cells and a duct for air
And a little tiny window to let light in
And if she stands real tall, she can catch a glimpse
Of the little tiny town outside her window called Risingsun

credits

from Cape Disappointment, released November 15, 2019
Aaron Semer – vocals, acous. guitar
Michael Wohl – elec. guitars

Produced by Aaron Semer and Colin J. Nelson
Recorded and Mixed at Her Car by Colin J. Nelson, Seattle, WA
Mastered by Saff Mastering, Chicago, IL

Music and lyrics by Aaron Semer, © 2019, BMI

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Aaron Semer Seattle, Washington

"Semer draws from the tradition of the best singer/songwriters in that he can write about any variety of topics and make it all seem too easy. With Cape Disappointment, he deserves a seat at the table alongside Jeff Tweedy, Steve Earle, Warren Zevon, and John Prine. He's that good." - PopMatters ... more

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