Golden Thread

by Christie Grace

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This limited Edition 180G audiophile quality LP is made in Canada and packaged in a stunning full-color cardboard jacket. The album has 10 songs with a Flac download card provided inside the jacket. The download card has all 13 songs from the CD. Lyrics are available online at christiegracemusic.com/lyrics

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    Comes in a lovely three-panel gatefold jacket with an eight page full-colour booklet with liner notes by John Proulx. Lyrics are available online at christiegracemusic.com/lyrics. All artwork by Christie Grace & Daryl Jahnke.

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 6 Christie Grace releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of A Strange Kind of Beauty, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Christmas Time is Here, Golden Thread, Contemplation, and Late Bloomer. , and , .

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1.
You have style, super class you stand out from the mass You have a smile that lights the moon Your sweet heart loves to laugh, yet you’ve known sorrow’s path A Cancer born in sunny June Like the coming of Spring, you can bloom anything You inspire beauty to grow You have humor and wit, strong will and true grit You are always in the know. You’re one of a kind You sing like Etta and dance like Hines If you ever should doubt it, well sister, let me shout it You’re one of , one of a kind. When you love it’s for real, doesn’t chip, stain or peel Comes with a life-time guarantee You’ve been down but not broke, found your way through the smoke With your own philosophy You’re one of a kind You sing like Etta and dance like Hines If you ever should doubt it, well sister, let me shout it You’re one of, one of a kind. And if I ever forgot to say How much I loved you along the way Thanks for being you, for being you You’re one of a kind! You’re one of a kind You sing like Etta and dance like Hines If you ever should doubt it, well sister, let me shout it You’re one of , one of a kind.
2.
He lays me down, in summer’s clover, In the chill of winter rain He waits just like, a gentle lion Till I come home to him again I get frightened by the voices I get lost inside my night He watches me, protectively though he cannot make it right. He lays me down in stormy winds, by the rocking, rhythmic sea He lays me down in golden fields, our fire burns eternally. He lays me down, in autumn’s glow, in the thrill of spring’s rebirth He never knows, when I’ll come or go, he’s the anchor in my surf I get caught up in the pressures I get strung and overwrought He just lets me be, till my tide breaks free, he gives me all that he’s got. He lays me down in stormy winds, by the rocking, rhythmic sea He lays me down in golden fields, our fire burns eternally. I get caught up in the pressures I get strung and overwrought He just lets me be, till the tide breaks free, we give it all that we’ve got. He lays me down in stormy winds In the rocking, rhythmic sea He lays me down, in summer’s clover, in the thrill of springs rebirth He lays me down in golden fields, our fire burns eternally.
3.
Luminescence 05:01
When I was a child I was afraid to speak So I sang instead in my mind and on the street The rhythmic beat felt so good and so sweet. In this troubled world, there is no guarantee Yet the light I found, became my warranty And over time, words poured out naturally. Luminescence Replaces fear Luminescence Always here Luminescence Life’s sweet surprise That‘s what I see, in every moon rise. In ancient times She was Joan of Ark But I’m no saint I have known the dark I’ve made mistakes That have left their mark. Through the years when I thought I lost my way I'd listen to what the music has to say And like a child I live for today! Luminescence Life’s sweet surprise That‘s what I see, in every moon rise. Moon rise Moon rise Moon rise.
4.
It’s a sunny frosty Saturday In a northern sleepy town I was on my way to meet a friend Snowflakes fell, without a sound The crunch of wheels behind me Gave refuge from the chill A raven flew, then before I knew The sky turned black and still. So now here I sit With all my walls caving in Yet the only way out Is to find the way back in. Walk the dog to the lake Watch the clouds roll by Struggle with the memory As I watch an eagle fly I know it’s not been easy That you’ve longed to deliver me Still the broken child, Freed from exile, has grown with dignity. So now here I sit With all my walls caving in Yet the only way out Is to find, Yes the only way out is to find The way back in. Free the child, free the child, let her be free Free the child, let her be free, let her be free, free the child. Sweet release of inner peace, washes over me.
5.
I was once a slave to mental pain Bought the bit about “artistically insane” Well, I decided it was enough! It was time to strut my stuff... Let your troubles drift away Lift your eyes to a brand new day Let’s go daydream it’s time to play Let’s be happy in every way. Sail the wind, climb the tree Let your happy, bubble free Sing your song recklessly Let your happy Let your happy free. Say goodbye to your distress Go and buy that fancy dress Liberate those sorry blues With your ruby dancing shoes. Sail the wind, climb the tree Let your happy, bubble free Sing your song recklessly Let your happy Let your happy free. Say farewell to sad goodbye’s Say hello to love’s surprise Use your china, wear your gems Love yourself, raise your hems. There’s so many pleasures, in little things Like bangles and silver bracelets, that shake and ping -a- ling, jing-a- ling Makes a rhythmic, lilting sound Grooving along the drive, happy to sing and be alive Feel your hair blow in the summer breeze Or maple sugar mixed with cinnamon on french toast, Whipped cream, utmost, divine! Sail the wind, climb the tree Let your happy, bubble free Sail the wind, climb the tree Let your happy, bubble free! Sing your song recklessly Let your happy Let your happy Let your happy free!
6.
You’ve given me Unconditional, untraditional love. I remember in that shop, when we met My heart took off like a concord jet Like the glow of the shy morning sun Well I knew that you, were the one. You’ve given me Unconditional, untraditional love. You’re the summer to my winter blues You’re the kick in my high-heeled shoes Through the years as your friend, lover and wife, Well darling you’ve revolutionized my life. You’ve given me Unconditional, untraditional la la la la la la love You’ve given me unconditional, untraditional love. Though we’ve never managed to save a dime All that matters, is that I am yours and you are mine Through life’s storms nothing could ever undo All that I am is because of you. You’ve given me Unconditional, untraditional la la la la la la love, la la la la la la love, la la la la la la love, la la la la la la love! You’ve given me unconditional, untraditional love Oh my love, la la la la la la la la la love.
7.
His Secret 03:33
He came to me, dressed in gray Confessing all, in a desperate way It boiled and foamed, from deep inside That left him shaking, stripped of pride He wept his bitter, pent up tears Ignoring my teenage years Needing me, to be the wife That set herself free in another’s man’s life. His secret weighed more than lead The day they found him, “Forgive me” was all that he said. There was nowhere to belong I became the keeper of his song, far too long. For 30 years, fires raged Locked inside, the blame we’d caged Until her son’s redemptive flight When he soared, on wings of light. His secret weighed more than lead The day they found him, “Forgive me” was all that he said. There was nowhere to belong I became the keeper of his song, far too long. Five dusty years, relentless drought, Let the poison ooze, weep, dry out, I returned to her, we embraced alone I had come back, “welcome home!” His secret was laid to rest My secret was laid to rest Her secret was laid to rest, laid to rest. Safe upon my Mother’s breast.
8.
Speak to Me 04:40
I’ve been driving down this road, far too long I lost my way, my minds astray Trying to figure you out. So I called you on the phone to clear the air I felt you frown, you shut me down, it’s another blow out. Baby, talk to me So we can let it be Can’t you see? That I can’t comprehend No need to condescend! Speak to me, speak to me, speak to me Come on and set me free. When I think of how I tried To get through to you A waste of time, on my dime Man, I sure got burned You said that it was time to make a change I trusted you, you weren’t true Man I’ve really learned. Baby, talk to me So we can let it be Can’t you see? That I can’t comprehend No need to condescend Speak to me, speak to me, Come on and set me free, speak to me. I’m working over time Your kind of love’s a crime I need relief You stole my heart, you crooked thief Speak to me! Talk to me So we can let it be Can’t you see? That I can’t comprehend No need to condescend Speak to me! speak to me! Come on and set me free, speak to me Speak to me! speak to me! Come on and set me free, speak to me There’s no need to condescend baby, I can’t comprehend Won’t you speak to me Come on and speak to me, Set me free... Baby speak to me, baby set me free, Baby speak to me, baby set me free Speak to me, speak to me Come on and set me free, speak to me.
9.
“Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken." Sonnet 116 - William Shakespeare ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- You stood at the bottom of the stair Your rumpled shirt, your windswept hair You smiled and drew me near Humming softly in my ear Your hand fit mine like a kid glove, under your spell helpless dove You made promises you couldn’t keep, but I was blind, in too deep. Hopeful romantic when I met you Hopeful romantic through and through Like a Chaplin movie I played the part A slave to my foolish heart. mmmmm Hopeful romantic ‘til my dying day ‘Cause I found that true love never goes away I’m glad I let love have its way What can I say? Hopeful romantic all the way. Quiet tones of a Gershwin tune Stolen kiss in the afternoon, soft and slow In the theater back row You cradled me in your arms I gave in to all your charms In a trance our hopeless romance. Hopeful romantic till my dying day ‘Cause I found that true love never goes away I’m glad I let love have its way, what can I say? Hopeful romantic all the way. When I’m withered, old and gray Laying in a daisy field of clay I know I’ll have no regret For what you give you get. Hopeful romantic till my dying day ‘Cause I found that true love never goes away I’m glad I let love, have it’s way What can I say? Hopeful romantic all the way I’m glad I let love, have its way What can I say? Hopeful romantic, lead the way.
10.
Tears flowed down her cheek I kept silent I didn’t speak Instead I took her hand And murmured, ‘I understand’. We laughed together side by side I felt my heart, swell with pride Then a whisper so still, As I told her, I always will... Believe in you, I believe in you There’s nothing you couldn’t do I believe in you, I believe in you. If I could I’d make it right But I trust your wise insight If you need me, I‘m there, I carry you with me, everywhere. I can’t hold the hands of time, The life that’s yours isn’t mine I’ve been blessed to watch you grow Now I‘m learning to let you go. Believe in you, I believe in you, no matter what you do I believe in you, I believe in you. And if you ever feel your light dim Or lose your way, Just sing your song, soft or strong, into a brand new day. Believe in you, I believe in you No matter what you do I believe, I believe in you, I believe in you, I believe in you. I believe in you. I believe in you. I believe in you. I believe in you. I really do, I believe in you. Darling I do, yes I do, believe in you.
11.
I’m sitting in an empty gas station ‘Cause there’s no place else to go I guess this is a showdown As if I didn’t know I know I’m a grown woman Still I miss you every day I sure could use your help On this dark and gloomy day. I’m calling you and the angels Like you told me once to do Mom I really need you now Cause I’m feeling so blue. This storm has over taken me I have come undone I came here to face myself And now there’s nowhere left to run You told me from your deathbed That I was your golden thread But I’ve lost my needle In the complexity I’ve spread. I’m calling you and the angels Like you told me once to do Mom I really need you now Can’t see my way through. The skies are closing in I keep looking for a sign Nothing can prepare you When you draw outside the line! Oh I’m calling you and the angels Like you told me once to do Mom I really need you now Can’t see my way through Oh I’m calling you and the angels Like you told me once to do Mom I really need you now.
12.
He 04:35
He watches me And I am on fire He kisses me Fills me with desire Nothing matters when he’s near His soul reflects mine like a mirror He brings me summers bouquet I want him more than I can say I tremble when I see his face Lifted by his gentle grace Oh the wonder He fills me And I am never alone. He touches me I can feel his fire He moves me I feel his desire When he strums on my guitar I feel like a shooting star Like a fragile robin’s wings My heart flutters, blushes sings All is timeless, all is still Somersaults with Jack and Jill Oh the wonder He fills me And I am never alone. When he strums on my guitar I feel like a shooting star Like a fragile robin’s wings My heart flutters, blushes sings All is timeless, all is still Somersaults with Jack and Jill Oh the wonder He fills me And I am never alone And I am never alone And I am never alone.
13.
I searched for you since that bleak day A child of God abandoned stray Longing became my way to cope Imprisoned by distrust of hope. I looked for you, in his gentle eyes I only found goodbyes Haunted by your hungry ghost I hurt the one I love the most. That’s not where I was born to be I’ve come home back home to me Out of the ether of the periphery Ouuuuuuu Ouuuuuuu My heart’s still learning how to live I won’t forget and I forgive. That’s not where I was born to be I’ve come home back home to me Out of the ether of the periphery Out of the ether of the periphery Out of the ether of the periphery.

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On her most personal album yet, jazz singer Christie Grace shares a confessional collection of songs that finds light in the darkness. Blending modern jazz styles with pop, folk and R&B influences, celebrated pianist and producer Chris Gestrin creates a mood of dreams and shadows as Christie’s signature honey voice weaves true tales of loss, love and redemption.

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released September 14, 2016

All songs written by Christie Grace and Chris Gestrin
All lyrics written by Christie Grace
Recorded and mixed by Chris Gestrin at Public Alley 421
Produced and arranged by Chris Gestrin
Mastered by Graemme Brown Zen Mastering
Artistic Direction by Christie Grace
Graphic Design by Daryl Jahnke
Photography by Adam and Kev Photography
Make-up and Hair by Sonia Leal-Serafim
Journal by Kay McCullough
Jewelry by Christie Grace

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Christie Grace is a Canadian jazz singer/songwriter known for blending modern jazz with pop, folk and R&B influences.

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