Show and Tell ALBUM

“Amy Shoemaker is a true raw talent. She writes songs that contain passion and poetry, but also a deep understanding of beauty. The lyricism of her Irish tinged ballads offset her wild shamanic drones of magic. She is an artist with a soul and spirit.” - Jeffrey Wood, Producer

Explore the individual tracks below—along with lyrics and notes from Amy.

Mr. Black Came Back by Amy Shoemaker

“This song felt like a hurricane—it came with a surge. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the plight of the residents in the poorer neighborhoods in New Orleans, who were begging for help on top of rooftops, was quite a contrast to the Air Force One flight overhead. ‘If I have to bargain, If I have to plead, would you lift me up, do me one good deed?’”  

Sometimes I need you, sometimes I care
You just sit there in your Pretty Chair
Sometimes I question what’s going on
I try to ask you but you’re gone, you’re gone

You keep me waiting by the door
I can’t take it anymore
And then I feel you all around me

Some say paradise it’s all in your mind
Well, I don’t know ‘bout that, that’s one place I can’t find
If I have to bargain, if I have to plead
Would you lift me up, do me one good deed
The blood starts pounding thru my veins
I fall back thru the velvet chains
And then I feel you all around me

Sometimes I hunger for the sugar cane
Sometimes I hate myself and I take all the blame
There’s a river flowing down to the sea
There’s a sinking feeling washing over me

You keep me waiting by the door
I can’t take it anymore
And then I feel you all around me
The blood starts pounding thru my veins
I fall back thru the velvet chains
Until I feel you all around me

You like to keep me right by your side
You like to make the rules that you decide
There’s a river flowing down to the sea
There’s a sinking feeling washing over me

You keep me waiting by the door
I can’t take it anymore
And then I feel you all around me
The blood starts pounding thru my veins
I fall back thru the velvet chains
Until I feel you all around me
Sometimes I need you

“There is no timetable or manual on how to mourn the loss of a loved one. There is a mood to this song, the violin [evokes] Eastern Europe; it's very powerful and dark. 'The truth rushes in, it’s another day without him.’” 

When the night falls
I put away my playthings
Forget about my daydreams
Then the truth rushes in
It’s another day without him

I sit and wonder
When did everything turn blue
It’s no fun here without you
Looks like I lose again
I pull the door closed
And lock out all the sunshine
I pretend he’s still mine
The truth rushes in
It’s another day without him

If I could change things
I’d put us back together
But this time we’d be better
Better than we’ve ever been
How the years flow
Like water through my fingers
Until it’s only pain that lingers
In this house I hide in
It’s another day without him
Another day without him

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