THE DETAILS

by Carl Funk

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All songs written by Carl Funk. Guemes Music/BMI

Produced by Carl Funk and Garey Shelton
Mixed by Garey Shelton and Carl Funk
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering, Seattle
Engineered by Garey Shelton
Recorded at The Garey Shelton Studio, Seattle
Drums recorded at Ben Smith Studio, Seattle

Cover art by Janie Cribbs

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released July 6, 2019

THE MUSICIANS:

Carl Funk - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Garey Shelton - Electric and Fretless Bass
Bruce Hazen - Electric Guitar
Ben Smith - Drums and Percussion
Brooke Lizotte - Piano and Organ
John Morton - Electric and 12-String Acoustic Guitar
David Keenan - Mandolin
Jeff Busch - Percussion
Fritz Whitney - Flute

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Track Name: Salish Sea
SALISH SEA

Take me along
When you go
I will be good for you
How would you ever know?

Take me along
Here I stand
Ragged as love forlorn
But, still an honest man

Take me along
You will find
I'll keep your company
Even in desperate times

Take me along
I foresee
That we will make a home 
Here by the Salish Sea

Something better than nothing
Let me make my case
A chance to leave a brokenhearted place

Take me along
Promise me
That we will live alone
Here by the Salish Sea
Track Name: No Man's Land
NO MAN’S LAND

Sadly
Sometimes she looks at me so sadly
And all that I can do
Is look away
Silence
So much emotional violence
Something inside of her
She can't explain

This no man's land
We understand
Cannot be claimed
What doubt or fear
That we brought here
Will remain

Bad dreams
Left alone with my gray things
I have no medicine 
Of which I know
I know
I fall so short of what I know
Even the falling                   
Feels like shame

This no man’s land
Cannot be claimed
But, you and I
We still try

Human
Sometimes so hard to feel human
Even when two of us
Love the same
Track Name: Last Honest Man
LAST HONEST MAN

It's a miracle
It's a virgin birth and so much more
He's an outlier
He's not your everyday for sure

He's the last honest man
And he shines on down

You've got to give it up
Immortalize him with a song
This anomaly
He won't be with us very long

He's the last honest man
And he shines on down
From the blue diamond skies
To the hard, cold ground

You've got to give it up
Give it up for the last honest man
Got to shout it out
Shout it out while you still can

It's a miracle
Here he comes he's going by again
It's a miracle
Wonder where it is he's been

You know you’ve got to love him
Track Name: Hard Light
HARD LIGHT

In the hard light
When lines show
The big reveal of it all
Is a sideshow
In the hard light
When you see me
This is who really I am
Will you stay with me

I declare this
And I mean so
If love is a dead world away
That's where we'll go
I've seen you
In the hard light
And nothing that you'll ever say
Can destroy that

The hard light
In the hard light
Makes it easy
To walk without any fear
Believe me
Believe me
Believe me
Believe me
Believe me
Track Name: You Know
YOU KNOW

In the days of old
When the King sang songs
It was a good idea
To sing along
You know

I'm done with that
I want a brand new start
You can't put the squeeze
On a beating heart

You know

On the mountain top
It’s a lonely chime
It's a low bar, baby
This social climb

You can eat that cake
You can kiss that ring
I’m not wasting my time
On that kind of thing
Track Name: The Story (That Was Too Late to Begin)
THE STORY (THAT WAS TOO LATE TO BEGIN)

She was born of blood and restless unease
Had dragged whole kingdoms to their knees
Found a place to rest, for her sanity
Never did let go the empty core

He was sure he loved her when they met
Black hair, the language, all the rest
Wounded eyes had always been his best bet
For someone who might tolerate his sins

Whispered words
Cling to me
Show me that your   
Love is strong

Next day's sun she was gone
Sometimes an ending's etched in stone
He for her, she for him
The story that was too late to begin

Whispered words
Cling to me
Show me that your 
Love is strong
Whispered words
Cling to me
Better choose
Whose side you're on
Whispered words
Cling to me
Show me that your 
Love is strong
Track Name: Halo
HALO

A simple walk by the river
Never felt so good
Feeling the rays on her face
Seeing the detail she never quite could
Pushing the push back away

She's taking a liking today
Taking a liking today
Everything that life is throwing her way
She's taking a liking today

A story of a mother 
And a scrawny little kid
The obstacles that stood in their way
Finally understanding all the things
That she did
Putting the anger away

Leaving a few crumbs behind
Making sure she can find
A measure of safety
If she ever wants to go home

In that halo of forgiveness 
When she finally came clean
Held all the illusions at bay
She had the revelation it’s our own damn dream
And let the disappointment 
Dissipate
Track Name: Unfinished Business
UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Ask a ghost from any attic
What makes them stick around
With a whisper they might tell you
What it is that weighs them down

Do you still have unfinished business here
Do you still have unfinished business here

On the end of that receiver
You're as quiet as death and dreams
Softly breathing, wishing nothing
Wondering why I've called again

Do you still have unfinished business here
Do you still have unfinished business here

You know I do

In a moment, in an instant
Something breaks and then it’s gone
You’re still with me, still haunt me
What keeps us hanging on

You know I still have unfinished business here
You know I still have unfinished business here
I need to tell you I’m fine
Track Name: Let the Living Be
LET THE LIVING BE

I had a friend, he said
Coward take this coward's hand
And this man showed me
How brave a soul can be
By living

When his time finally came
It was hard to watch, I remained
We sat hand in hand
No words, no tears, no demands
The living

Let the living be
Let the living be

In my mind there’s a face
That can never be replaced
This friend who showed me
How full a life can be
Coward take this coward's hand

Let the living be
Let the living be
Let the living be
Track Name: Only Darkness
ONLY DARKNESS

Murmuration changes shape
Like a heart deformed by friction
With a bow to Mr. Yeats
All the best lack all conviction

In the end
It will lead to only darkness

Voices carry in the night
Then traverse across the water
How the message dims the light
And makes the world grow harder

In the end
It will lead to only darkness

Open doors are slamming closed
Invitations are rescinded
Backs have turned and eyes grow cold
This is yours and mine to live with

In the end
It will lead to only darkness
In the hearts
In the minds
It will lead to only darkness

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