Cannonball - 2012

by Tyler Stenson

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Originally written and recorded on Stenson's 2002 "The Low Ceiling" EP, Cannonball has evolved throughout the years. These two versions were recorded ten years later, in 2012, one as an impromptu studio session and the other live at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, OR.

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released July 16, 2015

Written by Tyler Stenson (ASCAP) © 2002
Recorded and mixed by Peter Rodocker at YellowRoomRecording.com

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Tyler Stenson Portland, Oregon

Tyler Stenson is singer/songwriter in Portland whose music is elegant at its core. Twice-named Portland's "Songwriter of the Year" by the Portland Songwriters Association and recently named "Best Male Artist" at the Portland Music Awards, Stenson's music is refreshingly reminiscent of classic singer-songwriter greats such as James Taylor and Cat Stevens. ... more

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Track Name: Cannonball - 2012
How many days ’til next year?
I’m counting down.
I took a walk beneath this sky
Through this hopeless town.
These day dreams are whispering next to me-
I am a daydreamer
And these lonely days that end with nights,
And nights that begin those days,
Are washing me away.

I want to be shot into the blue like a Cannonball.
I want to hit every cloud on my way down.
I want to be blue-
Closer to the moon and you.

Leave this memory for me-
It’s mine and mine alone
And these scattered words you once promised me-
They crumble like stone.
There is no contrast to where these clouds
Disappear into the desperate blue
So baby, I’ll grab my things,
I’m leaving town-
You can remember me, but I’m forgetting you.

I want to be shot into the blue like a Cannonball.
I want to hit every cloud on my way down.
I want to be blue-
Closer to the moon and you.

Raise your arm above your head.
Draw a line from you to Heaven.
Dream of angels falling down and
Taking you home again.

I want to be shot into the blue like a Cannonball.
I want to hit every cloud on my way down.
I want to be blue-
Closer to the moon and you.

I’m so close but so far.
I’m so close but so far away.
Track Name: Cannonball - 2012 - LIVE at the Alberta Rose Theatre
How many days ’til next year?
I’m counting down.
I took a walk beneath this sky
Through this hopeless town.
These day dreams are whispering next to me-
I am a daydreamer
And these lonely days that end with nights,
And nights that begin those days,
Are washing me away.

I want to be shot into the blue like a Cannonball.
I want to hit every cloud on my way down.
I want to be blue-
Closer to the moon and you.

Leave this memory for me-
It’s mine and mine alone
And these scattered words you once promised me-
They crumble like stone.
There is no contrast to where these clouds
Disappear into the desperate blue
So baby, I’ll grab my things,
I’m leaving town-
You can remember me, but I’m forgetting you.

I want to be shot into the blue like a Cannonball.
I want to hit every cloud on my way down.
I want to be blue-
Closer to the moon and you.

Raise your arm above your head.
Draw a line from you to Heaven.
Dream of angels falling down and
Taking you home again.

I want to be shot into the blue like a Cannonball.
I want to hit every cloud on my way down.
I want to be blue-
Closer to the moon and you.

I’m so close but so far.
I’m so close but so far away.