Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir

2 albums

Blake Brown is an American singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado.
After participating in many collaborative projects, Blake Brown formed The American
Dust Choir. His idea was to have the flexibility of playing solo, as a duo (with his wife
Tiffany), and in various incarnations including a revolving cast of musician friends when
they were able to join him. The American Dust Choir includes friends and musicians of
some well-known groups such as The Fray, The Films, and Tennis. The line-up has since
galvanized and includes mainstays Tiffany Brown (keyboard/vocals), Adam Blake
(drums), Jason Legler (bass), and Trent Nelson (guitar). The band released its debut full
length LONG WAY HOME in March 2018 and has been playing shows in support since.
Brown’s music is rooted in acoustic sounds, and characterized by his seemingly simple,
but nuanced, melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Marked by a surprisingly captivating
subtleness, Brown’s music and stage presence leaves audiences with something to
think about and always wanting more.

Following the release of LONG HOME WAY, the band performed multiple official
showcases at SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas, including an official showcase at the
legendary Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater supporting Keith Urban. Following
SXSW, Brown went on the road supporting Justin Townes Earle in May as an
acoustic duo.

Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir will be performing for the summer festival
season while preparing for dates in the Fall, including festival appearances,
and more dates in the Midwest. Blake and band will also be returning
to the studio with drummer of The Fray, Ben Wysocki as Producer in preparation for
new music to be released in early 2019.

Music

16 songs
Song
Length
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1
04:11

Lyrics:

I woke up in the sea It washed over me I mapped it out, but it sucked me back down I woke up and the sky had crushed down and I… I woke up with a knife in my back, but got back up to fight They said “get out, get out, while you can” “Get out, get out, you better take my hand” I slept through the night, and saw the stars inside They revealed every truth and every lie I slept through the night, and the moon well it spoke… It held that knife to my throat and said, “ You don’t always get for what you hoped.” They said “get out, get out, while you can” “Get out, get out, you better take my hand”
1
Get Out (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:15
2
Accidental Love Long Way Home
More: Lyrics
02:05

Lyrics:

It was an accidental love we stumbled on You’re my saving grace I’ve been shined upon It was an accidental love Some say “mistake,” but I’m saving those for another day It was an accidental love Never meant to hurt no one When push comes to shove You can’t choose who you love It was an accidental love Some say “mistake,” but I’m saving those for another day
3
Kissing Knives Long Way Home
03:25

Lyrics:

You laugh with those eyes Your kiss feels like knives I wanna get me one Need to get me some These walls like to laugh At all that we have, and don’t This ain’t no joke But everyone’s laughin’ The sun’s shining down on them Sirens sing sweetly Oh, love believe me We’ll build from the bottom And rise to the top Love those seeds, baby Rich is your crop This ain’t no joke But everyone’s laughin’ And the sun’s shining down on them
1
Kissing Knives (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:44
4
Stop Shakin' Long Way Home
03:19

Lyrics:

Making up for lost time You go your way, and I'll go mine Can you hear the shake of my rattled rib cage? There's nothing worse than lost days that are laughing away So say it now, if you got something to say Please stop shake, shake, shakin' 'Cause you're break, break, breakin' me down There's no need for apology That time and place has worn its face, and worn itself inside out Can you still hear the shake of my rattled rib cage? Please stop shake, shake, shakin' 'Cause you're break, break, breakin' me down Oh baby won't you hold me tightly Oh baby won't you rock me sound Oh baby won't you hold me tightly
1
Stop Shakin' (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:23
5
Hanging By A Wire Turning Tides
03:41

Lyrics:

We got dreams Can’t take mine away from me We got hope Hangin’ by a wire I’m on my knees Beggin’ that you see me The ghost of my past He’s just a liar Watch this spark turn to fire Caught in the eye of the storm It won’t leave me alone Spinning out of control So take my hand I’ll here where you stand We got dreams Stiches splittin’ at the seams I got hope Burning like a fire I’m on my knees Begggin that you see me The ghost of my past He’s just a liar Let her eyes catch that fire Caught in the eye of the storm It won’t leave me alone Spinning out of control So take my hand I’ll here where you stand Put your arms around me baby We can’t keep runnin’, just keep on runnin’ Just keep on runnin’.
1
Hanging By A Wire (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:43
6
Hanging By A Wire Turning Tides
03:41

Lyrics:

We got dreams Can’t take mine away from me We got hope Hangin’ by a wire I’m on my knees Beggin’ that you see me The ghost of my past He’s just a liar Watch this spark turn to fire Caught in the eye of the storm It won’t leave me alone Spinning out of control So take my hand I’ll here where you stand We got dreams Stiches splittin’ at the seams I got hope Burning like a fire I’m on my knees Begggin that you see me The ghost of my past He’s just a liar Let her eyes catch that fire Caught in the eye of the storm It won’t leave me alone Spinning out of control So take my hand I’ll here where you stand Put your arms around me baby We can’t keep runnin’, just keep on runnin’ Just keep on runnin’.
1
Hanging By A Wire (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:43
7
03:09

Lyrics:

I couldn’t run far enough away Where would I go Where would I stay I couldn’t run far enough away I couldn’t break every promise I made When it all comes crushing down And back around I want you by my side When we cross that finish line Oh my lover don’t you hold me under Won’t you lift me up All you need is love Or so they say I couldn’t run far enough away I couldn’t break every promise we made When we’ve finally circle round And found the tracks I’ll meet you at that line Baby time is on our side Oh my lover don’t you hold me under Won’t you lift me up All you need is love Or so they say
1
Lift Me Up (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:11
8
Bended Knee Long Way Home
03:02

Lyrics:

If there’s an answer let it be known If there’s a light let it be shown For all the hope that we had, the winds have blown These old dark roads ain’t feelin’ like home Cheers to a year on the day of our death I covered that hole, but your ghost still dances ‘round it For all the hope that we had, the winds have blown But brightest blue skies show you ain’t alone Tell me that you’ll see me through Every bended knee for you Tell me that you’ll see me through Every folded hand for you
1
Bended Knee (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:04
9
Between The Lines Long Way Home
03:26

Lyrics:

Come put out the fire Break these fever dreams cast upon me So wake me up Shake me up I’ve worked these fingers to dust trying to dig my way back up Oh my lady in white You say, “it’s time, c’mon let’s ride.” So wake me up Shake me up Up and out Break of dawn A head full of old haunts I wait for you There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do I wait for you Let the light shine through
1
Between The Lines (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:29
10
Fever Dreams Long Way Home
03:25

Lyrics:

Come put out the fire Break these fever dreams cast upon me So wake me up Shake me up I’ve worked these fingers to dust trying to dig my way back up Oh my lady in white You say, “it’s time, c’mon let’s ride.” So wake me up Shake me up Up and out Break of dawn A head full of old haunts I wait for you There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do I wait for you Let the light shine through
1
Fever Dreams (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:27
11
I Won't Make A Sound Long Way Home
03:50

Lyrics:

I’ll sway and you’ll sway I think we’ve danced this dance before Side step We step Spin, dip, and a bow I cant’ keep up anymore Sleep well Sleep sound Goodnight and goodbye I won’t make a sound I won’t make a sound I’ll whisper bits of the truth If you can put the clues together I’ll say, what I’ll say You can believe whichever weather Sleep well Sleep sound Goodnight and goodbye I won’t make a sound I won’t make a sound
1
I Won't Make A Sound (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:57
12
03:55

Lyrics:

I awaken feeling like a desert rose And we’re waiting on something that no one knows I had it but I lost it Found and I caught it Our dreams have all been burning Like the liars and their burdens We’re just up in arms Let’s take the long way home Sing me every song you know We are risin’ feeling like a restless wind And we’re begging for somewhere that someone’s been The walls have all been fallin’ Our knees are bruised from crawlin’ Taking, but not giving The howling hounds are stealing We’re just up in arms, again Let’s take the long way home Sing me every song you know Let’s take the long way home
1
Up In Arms (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:02
13
Untitled Long Way Home
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02:39

Lyrics:

I can hear your heart achin’ I can see you mistaken my arms For another man’s arms I can hear your heart achin’ I can see you mistaken my love For another man’s love You just won’t back down this time And you won’t get back in line I can see your heart healin’ I can see you’ve been stealing the love Of another loves love I can see your heart healin’ I can see you’ve been thievin’ around this town ‘Cause you won’t back down You just won’t back down this time And you won’t get back in line
14
Come In Stay Out Turning Tides
02:55

Lyrics:

Come in We’ve been waiting for you Gotta get this restless heart peace Place your hands in mine, and this time The lines we draw won’t be the lines we cross I just can’t take this livin’ without you Every word I heard I knew was true Stay out ‘Til you calm down No shakin’ in your skin, no lock between your ribs just say, “now” Place your hands in mine this time The lines we draw won’t be the lines we cross I just can’t take this livin’ without you Every word I heard I knew was true
1
Come In Stay Out (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:01
15
Rolling Thunder Turning Tides
04:13

Lyrics:

Lift me up Don’t hold me under Got lighting veins Got a rollin’ thunder Rollin’ in Rollin’ out Got lightening veins And I won’t back down Every time the wind blows It calls your name Every time the tide turns It’s washed away I can hear you callin’ and callin’ I can hear you and all them I’m all in I can hear you callin’ Lift me up Don’t hold me under Let lightning break Sing to me lover Rollin’ in Rollin’ out When the light breaks through We’ll come back down
1
Rolling Thunder (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:12
16
03:46

Lyrics:

Give me your hands Give me your life lines Give me your young days and the ones I could never take away Give me your sunshine Melt away every little lie Give me back every broken try I won’t leave you I won’t leave you waitin’ I won’t leave you in the morning light Give me your cold hands Give me your every broken plan Give me your old days and the ones I could never take away Give me your darkness Give me your deepest, darkest night Give me your every lost fight I won’t leave you I won’t leave you waitin’ I won’t leave you in the morning light
1
Life Lines (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:49