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    Baker City, OR @ Barley Brown's

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  • Aug 1

    Bozeman, MT. @ Lockhorn Cider House

  • Aug 11

    Rifle CO. @ Evening Farmer's Market

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Seven Year Surrender:  Released in 2003
Jill Cohn : Seven Year Surrender                    

Produced by Martin Feveyear and Jill Cohn
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Martin Feveyear
Songs Arranged By Martin Feveyear and Jill Cohn
Color Photography by Guy Fusman
Black & White Photography by Mary Margaret Hansen


The Musicians:
Electric Guitar - Greg Fulton and Val McCallum
Bass - Myles Corbin and Brady Kish
Drums - Shane Trout
Piano, Rhodes, Acoustic Guitar and Vocals - Jill Cohn
String Arrangement - Greg Fulton

All songs written by Jill Cohn


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PASS A LITTLE HOPE AROUND

it was a very slow Monday
I had failed at love again
failed to connect with this town
failed to make any friends

I was hoping for some energy
just to get myself out of bed
after three days of being there
looking for some synergy
a reason to try life again

I can't find it in a bottle
can't find it in a drawer
so pass a little hope around
even up the score

it was a very quiet weekend
I was in a crowd of ten thousand
we were marching for peace
marching for liberty
and me, I was just plain lonely

cause I can't find it in the bottle
can't find it in a drawer
so pass a little hope around
even up your score

I can't find it in a lover
but I'll try it all again
so pass on some forgiveness
you could end up with a friend
you could end up with a friend

I was descending into evening
on the phone your kids were laughing
I wondered what you looked like
wondered how your hands felt
I wondered about a funny life
I wondered what it would be like when we meet

so I can't find it in a bottle
can't find it in a drawer
so pass a little hope around
even up the score
I can't find it in the lover
but I'll try it all again
so pass on some forgiveness
you could end up

cause I can't find it in a bottle
can't find it in a drawer
so pass a little hope around
even up the score
I can't find it in a lover
but I'll try it all again
so pass on some forgiveness
you could end up with a friend
you could end up with a friend
cause everybody needs a little hope sometime


DOORMAT

I say I'm sorry 
but you won't forgive me
you say that you're never mad but your anger fills up the room

I tried to find you
and send you some money
you think that it's funny and you laugh at me with all of your friends

I try to reach you 
but I can't find your number
maybe time will teach you to see who is dumber

step on in
tell me to my face
be courageous and put me in the place
step on in
it's your choice if you choose
or maybe your story is too good to lose

I do remember, better than I need to
all the things that I've done wrong
I'm sure that you're keeping track too

one thing that I always said
remember that I love you
no matter what your mind says

step on in
tell me to my face
I can take your anger but I can't take this silence
step on in
like I'm a rug at your door
and maybe you'll tell your story some more

you won't take the offer
you won't take the bet
it's so hard to remember
and you'll never forgive me

step on in
tell me to my face
be courageous and put me in the place
step on in
it's your choice if you choose
or maybe your story is too good to lose
too good to lose


NEVER GOING BACK

didn't need to catch the bouquet
didn't need anyone to tell me I'm all right
didn't need a man in my bed
didn't need a love to fail again

you may think that I'm better off without you
but all those thoughts fall short like the roads that aren't true

I'll say goodbye to heartache
I'll say goodbye and wish you well
cause I'm never going back to emotional hell
say goodbye
doo-doo-doo doo-doo doo-doo-doo

so I hit the road after your wedding day
took myself on a solo honeymoon
went to all the romantic spots that I could find
just to make myself smile and see how life is still kind

you may think that I'm better off without you
but all those thoughts fall short like the roads that aren't true

I'll say goodbye to heartache
I'll say goodbye and wish you well
cause I'm never going back to emotional hell
I'll say goodbye
doo-doo-doo doo-doo doo-doo-doo
doo-doo-doo doo-doo doo-doo-doo-doo-doo

met a man who kissed my forehead instead of my heart
made a promise to me that I could make a new start
I believed him with my body and my soul
I laid my sorrows at his feet, he had me dancing on my toes

to say goodbye to heartache
I'll say goodbye and wish you well
cause I'm never going back to emotional hell
I'll say goodbye
doo-doo-doo doo-doo doo-doo-doo

well I'm never going back to emotional hell
I say goodbye
doo-doo-doo doo-doo doo-doo-doo


DIFFERENT THIS TIME

maybe it would be different this time
love doesn't always have to be sublime
or I could show myself out just fine
with your eyes I really wasn't frightened

what makes you give up then try it again?
what turns a lover from an ordinary friend?
or perhaps you could rewrite our ending
and maybe I could try a little harder

sweetness and sincerity
is all that I know, is all that I know
to survive in an ungracious world
while you take your comfort in her

it isn't that I'm jealous
it isn't that I want you back
I just don't like to lie or embellish
on the simple truth that some loves never leave me

sweetness and sincerity
is all that I know, is all that I know
to survive in an ungracious world
while you take your comfort in her

what keeps you going back to the past
to that one person you can't get out of your head
you think that six years would be enough
to give up everything you worked so hard to get away from

sweetness and severity
is all that my past has taught me
but maybe it would be different this time
and you won't take comfort in her
no, you won't take your comfort in her
no, you won't take comfort in her

COME ON HOME

pulled into L.A., when I heard the news that you were gone
and I pulled over on the freeway
cause I never got to say goodbye

and life goes on, I'll know what's wrong
it's everything that matters
it's everything that matters

he started packing his things in May he was leaving for L.A. in July
he wanted me to move there to marry him
but I was so delayed, I just didn't try

and life goes on, I'll know what's wrong
it's everything that matters
it's everything that matters

will you think of me when you're traveling through Texas?
will you dream of us when you're burning up in the Arizona desert?
will you call me when you cross into California?
cause I might come on home, come on home, 
I might come on home, oh-oh

in our places we never slept well
so we started out in roadside motels
our apartments were the boxes that housed our doubts
and our worries that we'd always be alone

and life goes on, I know what's wrong
it's everything that matters
it's everything that matters

so will you think of me when you're traveling through Texas?
will you dream of us when you're burning up in the Arizona desert?
will you call me when you cross into California?
cause I might come on home, come on home, 
I might come on home, come on home, oh-oh-oh

Pulled into LA, when I heard the news you were gone
and I pulled over on the freeway
cause I never got to say goodbye

will you think of me when you're traveling through Texas?
and will you dream of us when you're burning up in the Arizona desert?
will you call me when you cross into California?
cause I might come on home, come on home

will you think of me when you're traveling through Texas?
will you dream of us when you're burning up in the Arizona desert?
will you call me when you cross into California?
cause I might come on home, come on home, oh-oh-oh
I might come on home
cause I might come on home, come on home, oh-oh-oh


SAILOR

if I had a partner
I'd call him my husband
and if I had a house
I'd call it my home
and if I was a mother
I'd love my kids forever
and if I weren't so stubborn
I might not be alone

and if I was your country
I'd long for the shore
our world would be peaceful
and there'd be no more war
and if I knew my homeland
I'd wander no more
and famine and hatred
wouldn't have a door

if you were a sailor
I'd be your blue sea
and we would set sail
till you're inside of me
and there'd be a rogue wave
to my arms you would swim
and being saved wouldn't matter
cause we're already together

and if I was a country
I'd long for your shore
our world would be peaceful
and there'd be no more war
if I knew my homeland
I'd wander no more
and famine and hatred
wouldn't have a door
©2003 Box O' Beanies Music BMI. Reproduced By Permission.
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DREAMBAR TIME

living on dream bar time
taking what I can find
living on dream bar time
only ten minutes, I'll take what this world can give me

eating those girlfriend's words
making a bet I'm sure I'll break
calling to see how I am
so grateful they're here to pick up those pieces when you go

I don't want to wake up too early
and I don't want to see the sun shine
cause it means you'll catch the plane in the morning
let's stay in bed and pretend it's still night

living on borrowed lines
your convincing words could stir up a lifetime
wondering if you'll be mine
I don't really mind, cause it's good in the here and now

I don't want to wake up too early
I don't want to see that sun shine
cause it means you'll catch the plane in the morning
let's stay in bed and pretend it's still night

living on dream bar time
taking what I can find
living on dream bar time
hoping that you are the one

living on dream bar time
©2003 Box O' Beanies Music BMI. Reproduced By Permission.
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L.A. BALLAD

he moved her to the city to escape the rain
you had no idea of the sorrow and the pain that your girlfriend had
you work at a gas station from eight to five
she got a job as a fitness instructor, she says that she's fine
but you think its a lie

she recovered some memories and now she won't sleep with you 
you feel helpless stuck and stupid, but you won't say that you're through if she doesn't put out
you plead with her to go back to where you came from
but she says she's met an actor and she just might want to stay
cause he's asked her to dinner

you're blessing bound
blessing bound
and it's all right

she gets a little too hip, and you're ill-equipped to handle the diseases, the rages and the recalls
but it's not a nightmare, no it's your life
and you lost your angel in this airless town
and now you swear that she's the devil and you blame her for bringing you down
but it's your own mud

you're blessing bound
blessing bound
and it's all right
oh, it's all right, right
yeah, it's all right

you finally leave, you get your sense of self back
and you found yourself a new girl, but she loves alcohol and crack
oh, but you'll survive
and back in the city, she's hit the end, she sees the blessing of you leaving, cause there's no one to share the mess with
it's a fucking epiphany

and you thought that you'd be free of all your problems
but they followed you home and now you hope that religion will solve them
but it's not the whole truth
cause you can't get that city out of your head
you wake up sweating when it's snowing, like it's 110, cause you can't forget
no you'll never forget all those endless summers and your beautiful girl, your memory has captured her in youngness while the rest of the world turns old and ordinary

you're blessing bound
blessing bound
and it's all right
oh, it's all right, right
it's all right

ten years go by and you run into her, but it's no new years eve cause she's so happy and sure that her move back is temporary
aw, cause it's under her skin, it's in her pores and blood, it's in her vitals, it's the place that made her tough, and she's going back
just as soon as she can get the money together

oh, you're blessing bound
blessing bound
and it's all right
oh, it's all right, right
yeah, it's all right
everything's gonna be all right
everything's gonna be all right


GUARANTEE OF GRACE

when life comes down to love
and love's just not enough
enough to soothe your soul
the soul of what you want

you want what you can't have
you have all that you need
you need most everything
everything's not what you thought

your thoughts are running wild
wild as the wind
the wind blew you away
away from your true love

the love that never leaves
the love that never leaves

you leave it in the way
the way just became clear
clearer than the sun
the sun is all you need

you need a guarantee
a guarantee of grace
but grace is just a taste
a taste to lead you on

on to better states
you state your true desire
desire burns the fire
the fire makes you strong

strong enough to move on
strong enough to move on

you leave it in the way
but the way just became clear
clearer than the sun
the sun is all you need

you need a guarantee
a guarantee of grace
but grace is just a taste
a taste to make you strong

strong enough to move on
strong enough to move on


BLIND DATE

here I am, sitting by the door
makeup and high heels, waiting on that blind date
I don't care he's twenty-three years too late
cause you said you'd be the last boyfriend that I'd ever have

well your promises don't seem to be true
and I don't want to admit that I miss you 
when I got another night to look forward to
of stupid talk, awkward moments and silly bullshit
all that, just for one good night kiss
I'd rather show up naked and get on down to business

no I won't cry
not going to pick up the phone
I'll be the last to admit 
I'm a mess since you're gone

I'll just be
the girl that you used to love
the girl that you used to love
the one you said you'd never get enough of

it's OK
my solution is to take to the road
find myself a handsome and a gentle soul 
to keep my nights warm
no it's just not for male musicians
but a dignified woman would never brag about this position
so I'll just end up staying alone
call you up just to hear you say you miss me
come on baby, come on child, can't you be a man about it?
if you say that you miss me how bout a little bliss and matrimony?

no I won't cry
not going to pick up the phone
I'll be the last to admit 
I'm a mess since you're gone

I'll just be
the girl that you used to love
the girl that you used to love
the one you said you'd never get enough of

I'll just be
the girl that you used to love
the girl that you used to love
the one you said you'd never get enough of

can't you see
the girl that you used to love
the girl that you used to love
the one you said you'd never get enough of
the girl that you used to love
the one you said you'd never gonna get enough of
the girl you used to love


GOOD CITIZEN

I dreamed last night that I slept with the president
I dreamed last night I became a resident
of this fine country
I dreamed last night that I slept with the president
I finally became a conscious participant
in my own life

and love healed everything
love healed everything

I dreamed last night I ran with the cowboys
dreamed last night I was playing with the big boys
I was a quarterback on a winning team
I dreamed last night I laid my body down
in that grand stadium with so many fans around
I was unscathed by this fairy tale

and love healed everything
yeah, love healed everything
love healed everything
everything except me

we might want to change the world
we might be willing to do anything
anything to just lend a hand
just trying to be a good citizen

I dreamed last night peaceful people laid in the street
I dreamed last night everyone stopped for a moment
of harmony
I dreamed last night that there was no more war
everybody had all the things they'd been killing each other for
for centuries

and love healed everything
love healed everything
love healed everything
everything except me

we might want to change the world
we might be willing to do anything
anything to just lend a hand
just trying to be a good citizen
citizen, good citizen, citizen

I dreamed last night I did the unspeakable
I pressured myself to take on my ego
there was still a person in there

and love healed everything
yeah, love healed everything
love healed everything
everything including me
everything including me, yeah
everything including me, yeah
everything including me

and I'll try to be a good citizen one day
I'll try to be a good citizen someday
everything including me
yeah, everything including me
and I'll be a good citizen
i will be a good citizen one day
cause love heals everything
love heals everything
love heals everything
everything including me, yeah
love heals everything


PASS A LITTLE HOPE AROUND (ACOUSTIC LIVE)

it was a very slow Monday
I had failed at love again
failed to connect with this town
failed to make any friends

I was hoping for some energy
just to get myself out of bed
after three days of being there
looking for some synergy
a reason to try life again

I can't find it in a bottle
can't find it in a drawer
so pass a little hope around
even up the score

it was a very quiet weekend
I was in a crowd of ten thousand
we were marching for peace
marching for liberty
and me, I was just plain lonely

cause I can't find it in the bottle
can't find it in a drawer
so pass a little hope around
even up your score

I can't find it in a lover
but I'll try it all again
so pass on some forgiveness
you could end up with a friend
you could end up with a friend

it was descending into evening
on the phone your kids were laughing
I wondered what you looked like
I wondered how your hands felt
I wondered about our funny life
I wondered what it would be like when we meet

cause I can't find it in a bottle
can't find it in a drawer
so pass a little hope around
even up the score
I can't find it in a lover
but I'll try it all again
so pass on some forgiveness
you could end up with a friend
you could end up with a friend
cause everybody needs a little hope sometimes