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Listen for the song “Big Bang”, featuring Stacey Randol, on the Season 2 premiere episode of the Amazon Original Series “Hand of God” | Release date: March 10, 2017

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Big Bang: Songs by Linda Emerson

September 27, 2015:

Announcing the worldwide release of Big Bang: Songs by Linda Emerson (Black Chesterfield), a compilation of songs about night, stars and dreaming written by Linda Emerson with vocals by Andrea Zonn, Stacey Randol, Sammy Barrett and Vince Scheuerman.

Big Bang: Songs by Linda Emerson
Big Bang: Songs by Linda Emerson © ℗ 2015 Black Chesterfield. All rights reserved.

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Produced by Alan Bennett
All songs written by Linda Emerson (except “Song on the Radio” and “Ferris Wheel” written by Linda Emerson and Alan Bennett)
Recorded by Brendan Harkin at Wildwood Recording Studio in Franklin, Tennessee
Mixed by Craig Alvin at The Great Gazoo Reading Room in Nashville, Tennessee
Mastered by Shelley Anderson at Black Lab Mastering in Louisville, Kentucky
Artwork by Kelly McKernan
Executive Producer: Ken Emerson

Musicians: Alan Bennett (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tambourine); Andy Leftwich (Mandolin, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar); Derek Phillips (Drums, Percussion); Brett Resnick (Pedal Steel); Jeff Taylor (Accordion, Dolceola, Organ, Piano, Whistles); Brian Zonn (Upright Bass).

TRACKING LISTING:
Big Bang (3:18) feat. Stacey Randol
Blue Enough to Drown In (3:37) feat. Sammy Barrett
Anne Marie (3:21) feat. Vince Scheuerman
Song on the Radio (2:46) feat. Sammy Barrett
Gavan (2:34) feat. Andrea Zonn
New Orleans (3:27) feat. Sammy Barrett
Dreaming (3:06) feat. Stacey Randol
Ferris Wheel (3:25) feat. Andrea Zonn

(Lyrics)

Lyrics

Big Bang: Songs by Linda Emerson
Big Bang: Songs by Linda Emerson © ℗ 2015 Linda Emerson. All rights reserved.

Big Bang: Songs by Linda Emerson (Black Chesterfield) – Released on September 27, 2015

Big Bang
(Linda Emerson)

Big Bang
Too far out to make it home
Too much space to be alone (love)
Shimmer of familiar light
Shining in an endless night (love)
Fragments from another time
Collide and realign (love)

Big bang
The sky is full of stars
Big bang
Hold me in your arms
And we’ll rock on the waves
Rock on the waves
Rock on the waves of love

Universe created new
Fiery sun and silvery moon (love)
Sandy shores and singing trees
Get up baby off your knees (love)
Throw that fruit back on the ground
Take my hand and look around (love)
Big bang
The sea is full of stars
Big bang
Hold me in your arms
And we’ll rock on the waves
Rock on the waves
Rock on the waves of love

Gravity is pulling me to you
I’m sinking in your arms and there is nothing I can do
Open up the door and let’s go through

Big bang
Your eyes are full of stars
Big bang
Hold me in your arms
And we’ll rock on the waves
Rock on the waves
Rock on the waves of love
Rock on the waves of love

[music]

Big bang
Your eyes are full of stars
Big bang
Hold me in your arms
And we’ll rock on the waves
Rock on the waves
Rock on the waves of love

Yeah we’ll rock on the waves
Rock on the waves
Rock on the waves of love

Rock on the waves of love
Rock on the waves of love
Rock on the waves of love

© 2015 Linda Emerson (BMI)

Blue Enough to Drown In
(Linda Emerson)

I know you say my eyes are blue
But when I close my eyelids to
And all I feel is you above
They take a different hue my love

They are pink with light and shimmering
Peach and white and billowing
In a free fall from cerulean
A free fall to oblivion

Are they blue enough to drown in
Are they blue enough to pull you in
Are they blue
Are they blue
Enough to drown in
Are they blue

They are sapphire stars unfrozen
They are flashes neath the ocean
A glacial explosion
Whirling pools in motion

Yeah they are water they are swirling
They are deep sea fronds unfurling
They are waves that crash and curl in
And pound back out against my skin

But are they blue enough to drown in
Are they blue enough to pull you in
Are they blue
Are they blue
Enough to drown in
Are they blue

You keep on floating on the surface
Drifting shoreward with the current
Are they blue
Blue enough to drown in drown in drown in
Are they blue
I know that you are sinking
I know I feel you sinking in
But are they blue

Are they blue enough to drown in
Are they blue enough to pull you in
Are they blue
Are they blue
Enough to drown in
Are they blue
Are they blue
Are they blue

© 2015 Linda Emerson (BMI)

Anne Marie
(Linda Emerson)

Nights on the strand
June 1970
We lay down on the sand
By the sea
With the stars in your eyes
Anne Marie

Now it never gets dark
In these city back yards
And the stars
They don’t shine shine for me
Like they did way back then
Anne Marie

Come take my hand
Walk there with me
Through the stars through the stars
Oh memory
Shine for me shine for me
Anne Marie

(music)

No it never gets dark
In these city back yards
And the stars
They don’t shine shine for me
Like they did way back then
Anne Marie

Shine for me shine for me
Anne Marie
Shine for me shine for me
Anne Marie

© 2015 Linda Emerson (BMI)

Song on the Radio
(Linda Emerson, Alan Bennett)

I’m the song on the radio you know
Keep me playing baby play me soft and low
Turn me up when you’re feeling in the mood
Sha la la la I’m always there for you

Coming to you on the all night oldies show
AM station in the midnight dashboard glow
Riding shotgun in the seat right by your side
Smiling with you just like all those good old times

I’m the song on the radio you know
Keep me playing baby play me soft and low
Turn me up when you’re feeling in the mood
Sha la la la I’m always there for you

A11 on the jukebox at the corner
Baby play me when you’re down to your last quarter
Don’t be lonely cause I’m only a touch away
Yesterday is here to stay

(music)

A11 on the jukebox at the corner
Baby play me when you’re down to your last quarter
Don’t be lonely cause I’m only a touch away
Yesterday is here to stay

I’m the song on the radio
I’m the song on the radio
Turn me up when you’re feeling in the mood
Sha la la la I’m always there for you

On the radio
Only a touch away
On the radio
Only a touch away
On the radio
Only a touch away
On the radio
Only a touch away

© 2015 Linda Emerson (BMI), Over The Bush Music (BMI)

Gavan
(Linda Emerson)

Gavan how did you wind up in this place
Nashville is oceans away from Athlone but
I knew you as soon as I looked on your face
Gavan it seems like I’ve loved you always

I was just sitting there on a bar stool
I was just happy holding you close
Some paths are paved a long time ago

Clear was the way to your heart from mine
Gavan I saw the light in your eyes shining
Sweet was the song when our souls retwined
Gavan it haunts me all of the time

I was just sitting there on a bar stool
I was just happy taking you home
Some dreams just stay in our blood and our bones

Gavan

(music)

I know I told you I wouldn’t write
Gavan I know how much it could cost you
I played the game and I know the lines
Gavan I cross them every night

I am just sitting here on this bar stool
I am just waiting here all alone
Nashville is oceans away from Athlone

I miss you Gavan
I miss you so

© 2015 Linda Emerson (BMI)

New Orleans
(Linda Emerson)

You have him home every day
Locked in a golden love cage
So it seems
But I know where he goes
Yeah I know where he drifts
When he dreams
It’s New Orleans

Cause we held hands in the park
We lay all night neath those dark
Live Oak trees
All those kisses he gave
Oh those kisses he gave
Soft and sweet
In New Orleans

We woke up the next day
To the music they played
In the street
And we danced in the rain
In the rain with no shoes
On our feet
In New Orleans

(music)

If it’s for better or worse
I’m glad that you got there first
Cause I’m free
And when that door opens wide
Your little birdie will fly
Back to me
And New Orleans

And we’ll go dance every day
To the music they play
Soft and sweet
Hand in hand in the rain
Once again with no shoes
Down the streets
Of New Orleans

© 2015 Linda Emerson (BMI)

Dreaming
(Linda Emerson)

Well I’m looking at stars
While you’re counting the cracks in the ceiling
There’s nothing up there worth believing

While you stare at the walls
And you wait by a phone that’s not ringing
Outside the night birds are singing

Oh my love
Oh my love
Come and see me
Oh my love
Oh my love
Yeah I’m dreaming

Your hearts torn and its black
And it’s bruised and it’s blue
and it’s bleeding
Maybe it’s broke but its beating beating

Oh my love
Oh my love
Come and see me
Oh my love
Oh my love
Yeah I’m dreaming

(music)

I’ll be waiting for you
In the moonbeams and blossoms and night winds
Open your window and breathe in
Just breathe in

Oh my love
Oh my love
Come and see me
Oh my love
Oh my love
Yeah I’m dreaming
Oh my love
Oh my love
Come and see me
Oh my love
Oh my love

© 2015 Linda Emerson (BMI)

Ferris Wheel
(Linda Emerson, Alan Bennett)

Our love was big like a Ferris wheel
Way up in the sky
You took my hand baby what a thrill
The world was yours and mine

Yeah it was me and you
In a seat for two
High above the crowd
Neon lights Friday night
Goin’ round and round and round

We floated free on a diamond sea
To the bright side of the moon
We hitched a ride on a flying star
That landed way too soon

Me and you
In a seat for two
High above the crowd
Neon lights Friday night
Goin’ round and round and round

Swing and sway Milky Way
Arms around me tight
Swing and sway but we couldn’t stay
We couldn’t stay that high
(music)

I’m looking now at the Ferris wheel
Way up in the sky
But it’s all a blur
Because where we were
There’s a new love by your side

Oh it was me with you
In that seat for two
High above the crowd
Neon lights Friday night
Goin’ round and round and round

Me and you
In a seat for two
High above the crowd
Neon lights Friday night
Goin’ round and round and round

Up in a Ferris wheel
Ferris wheel
A Ferris wheel
Ferris wheel
Love’s a Ferris wheel
A Ferris wheel
Hmmm
Hmmmmm
Hmmm

© 2015 Linda Emerson (BMI), Over The Bush Music (BMI)