Restless Moon

by Meg Braun

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Restless Moon is a collection of songs inspired by the stories of my family. Firmly in the "Americana" genre, I am proud to share this new direction in my music and I hope you love it as much as I do!!

For this pre-order, if you only want the digital version, for $10, it will be sent to you for download on January 15th. If you pay $15 or more, you can get the physical version, when I release it in April 2015!

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released January 15, 2015

Meg Braun-Guitar, Vocals
Mya Byrne-Mandolin, Guitar, National, Background Vocals
Pat Wictor-Slide, Dobro, Background Vocals
Craig Akin-Upright Bass
Sara Milanovich-Fiddle
Moon Photos-Angela Gold

All songs written by Meg Braun except "Drunkard's Daughter" by Meg Braun (BMI) and Diana Jones, "Holland Town" by Meg Braun and Mya Byrne, and "Storms on the Ocean" by AP Carter.

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Track Name: Gypsy Moon
I could leave right now by the light of the gypsy moon
By the light, by the light, by the light of the gypsy moon
I could catch the fastest train out of this dusty town
You wouldn't know I was gone til the last of the moon went down

In the shadows it spills, I could fade and leave no trace
Just fade, just fade, just fade and leave no trace
Would you even notice I was gone
Cause I haven't felt your heat for so damn long

Oh that restless moon casts a spell on a lonesome girl
Casts a spell, casts a spell, casts a spell on a lonesome girl
I should leave you sleeping sound in our unmade bed
Let my heart wander round til my hunger is finally fed

Oh gypsy moon, hide your light while I steal away
Hide your light, hide your light, hide your light while I steal away
I'll take all I ever owned and all I ever held dear
Leave him empty and aching, wondering if I was ever here

By the light, by the light, by the light of the gypsy moon
By the light, by the light, by the light of the gypsy moon
By the light, by the light, by the light of the gypsy moon
By the light of the gypsy moon
Track Name: Drunkard's Daughter
I am the drunkard's daughter
Lord knows my daddy don't walk on water
He's a good man when he ain't drinking
When he finds that bottle he starts sinking

He goes so low he don't know the night from the morning
I keep on warning him I'll leave, but I don't go
I never go

Mama died when I was seven
Last year daddy joined her up in heaven
I don't think I'm a believer
Too many nights of drunks and deceivers

I go so low, I don't know
In a world full of demons no one's a free man
I say I'm gonna go, but I never go

I am my mother's daughter
Following you like a lamb to slaughter
Another sad and lonesome man
Thought I could save you but I can't

We go so low we don't know
We go so low we don't know
I say I'm gonna go
But I never go
Track Name: June 16th, 1935
I named you Ann the day you were born and wished you a better life
Before they took you from my arms, a preacher and his wife

I wanted everything for you
All the love I never knew
I remembered every time I cried
June 16th, 1935

You had my mother's eyes, bluer than the bluest sky, I wonder do you have your father's smile?
Does your nose freckle like mine when you're out too long in summertime
Do you think about me once in awhile?

I wanted everything for you
All the love I never knew
I remembered every time I cried
June 16th, 1935

You're grown and I am old, do you have daughters, do you have sons?
Do they have those blue sky eyes?
Have you found a love that's true with arms for only you
And a smile that will never say good-bye

I want everything for you
All the love I never knew
I remember when I cry
June 16th, 1935
Track Name: I Never Asked
I don't understand the whispered prayers that land at my feet
"Oh blessed one, the mother of God's son who intercedes"
You dress me all in blue as if somehow that hue claims my innocence
And how you paint my face, serene and full of grace to show no discontent

I never asked to be holy
To be raised above the lowly
I was just a child, just a child

I held him in my arms, protected him from harm though I always knew
He was never mine, he belonged to time and some kind of truth
What do you think I know, what wisdom can I show your misery
If I were good and pure I was as unsure with my own disbelief

I never asked to be his mother
To raise this child like no other
I was a child too, just a child

You glorify his names, and sanctify his claim to a holy crown
Say death did not win, he triumphed over sin, let the trumpets sound
If he escaped the grave and somehow he was saved and set free
Walks again on this earth, a miraculous rebirth, he never came back to me

I never asked to watch him die
I felt the nails, when the sword pierced his side
He was my child, he was my child
Track Name: Holland Town
Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground
Holland Town, Holland Town

There's a cross that stands at the edge of Holland Town
Every Sunday at three, that's where Alice Watson can be found
On her knees she is praying to the Lord up above
To keep safe the soul of her one and only love

She was promised to Daniel Watson on the day she turned 16
A ransom for her family farm and Daniel's two best steeds
But her heart belonged to Peter Boyd and his eyes of cobalt blue
He swore that he would come for her, that she was his love true

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground
Holland Town, Holland Town

Peter had no fortune to make his love his bride
Daniel owned the town and half the countryside
So Peter made a plan to take Alice for his own
They would meet under the harvest moon and be long gone before dawn

Daniel Watson, he had ears and eyes all over Holland town
On his belt he wore a .45 and was a shot of some renown
He waited by her window should Alice try to run
Spied Peter in the moonlight, took his aim, just one shot from his gun

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground
Holland Town, Holland Town

Alice married Daniel on a cold December Saturday
Her veil covered her tear stained cheeks while Daniel had his way
Little could he know she was making her own plan
If she could not be Peter's bride, she'd be the wife of no man

She took her chance one April night while Daniel lay asleep
Under her pillow she'd hid her knife, she cut his throat deep
Buried him in the garden, next to his hunting shed
Told the neighbors he left town, no other words were ever said

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground
Holland Town, Holland Town

There's a cross that stands at the edge of Holland town
Every Sunday at three, Alice makes her way down
On her knees she is praying to her Savior up above
To take her to her Peter, her one and only love
Track Name: Red Bird
Red Bird, flying in the dark
All alone underneath the moon
Red Bird, flying toward the dawn
Keep flying, you'll be there soon

Red Bird, you will find your way
Though the night might seem too long
Red Bird, do not be afraid
Keep flying, you'll be there soon

Fly, Fly

Red Bird, trust your wings
Through the skies that call to you
Someone waits in the morning
Keep flying, you'll be home soon

Fly, fly
Fly Red Bird
Fly Red Bird
Keep flying, you'll be home soon
Track Name: Oh My Lorraine
Lorraine, turn around walk away right now
Don't want you to see me say good-bye today
Lorraine, oh my Lorraine

Lorraine, I am bent, I am broken, I am spent
Can't let your words and tears make me sway
Lorraine, oh my Lorraine

Remember me when the apple blossoms bloom
The flower that reminds me of you
Remember me when the red-breasted robin sings
I'll send you his song in the spring
Oh my Lorraine

Lorraine, there's no peace, the devil haunts my sleep
I'm down on my knees, but I can't pray
Lorraine, Oh my Lorraine

Lorraine, please forgive, for my soul you must live
When my ashes are scattered and blown away
Lorraine, oh my Lorraine

Remember me among the white pine trees
As they grow to the sky where I'll be
Remember me under the shooting stars
I will be forever where you are
Oh my Lorraine
Track Name: The Leaving Kind
He said he could see it in my eyes
Just like his, they had that far off shine
And one day I would know what leaving is
My daddy said to me as he walked out that last time

People like us live life with one foot out the door
Dreaming and scheming for the fortunes we might find
People like us were made to always want more
We are the leaving kind

When I turned 16 I showed mama he was right
Took her car and drove away after another fight
Never looked back, knew I had to be free
No regular dreams and wishes would ever fit me

Couldn't spend my days and nights in one place
Same streets, shops and faces would make me lose my mind
My daddy knew it and then I knew I was a hopeless case
I was the leaving kind, I am the leaving kind

So you see, its not you its me
Been a wanderer since that prophesy
You can promise me the stars, not even love will make me stay
Sorry baby, its just my way, its my way

Always lived my life with one foot out the door
Never could stay too long or leave too much behind
I was made to be looking for something more
I am the leaving kind, I am the leaving kind
Track Name: Sweet Dreams for You
Sweet dreams for you, sweet dreams for you, sweet dreams for you
My Baby

September green turned to brown
I held you close, the wind blew round and round
round and round

Sweet dreams for you, sweet dreams for you, sweet dreams for you
My Baby

October blue, cloudless sky
only my tears as I said good-bye,
I said good-bye

Sweet dreams for you, sweet dreams for you, sweet dreams for you
My Baby

November gray, hollow and cold
My empty arms, now I'm growing old,
I'm growing old


Sweet dreams for you, sweet dreams for you, I'll see you soon
My Baby