Painted Door [Live]

by Erin Corday

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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Seven sold-out shows resulted in this special recording by the quietly dynamic Erin Corday in concert. Live with special guests and featuring Joel Litwin on percussion.
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    Painted Door offers a rare look at Corday's solo acoustic years and her folk roots beginnings before her ten year hiatus brought on a shift towards electro-acoustic, alternative and cinematic americana. Longtime fans will find their favorite acapella songs, surprises and songs in Spanish and Portuguese. Here too is the love of subtlety and nuance that Corday continues to explore in her music today.
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    Includes booklet with complete lyrics and CD bonus tracks Long Hair & 'Land Of Sweetness.' Signed upon request.
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1.
Mi Caballo 03:53
(traditional) Es mi caballo blanco Como un amanecer Siempre juntitos vamos Es mi amigo mas fiel Mi caballo Mi caballo Galopando va Mi caballo Mi caballo Se va y se va En alas de una dicha Mi caballo corrio Y en brazos de una pena Tambien el me llevo Hasta que a dios le pido Que lo tenga muy bien Si a su lado me llama En mi blanquito ire --- Erin – vocal and jarana Joel Litwin - bongos San Juan Theater, Friday Harbor
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Who Says 04:54
Who says who has something to say And who doesn’t? Who decides who’s going to be the voice of the next generation? I ran away, I ran away I almost didn’t make it back I almost didn’t turn around Where is that little voice in my head I heard so long ago? Why did I ever let them shout her down? Is she going to make it back? Is she going to turn around? Don’t you give up on me I need your little birds in my ear Won’t you keep whispering Yes, I am listening Now I hear I think she’s going to make it back I think she’s going to turn around -- Erin – vocal and guitar Joel Litwin – milk bottle and backup vocal San Juan Theater, Friday Harbor
3.
El Tigre 04:25
No sufras tanto, mi amor Nunca supiste cuidar el dolor Por tu hermano, tu amigo y tu patria Por todo, te duele Y por todo te culpas No, mi amor Ojos que me hacias Nuestro amor te hizo Olvidar tus penas Solo por un momento Agarra a tu pasado Es un tigre feroz No existe jaula Que detanga su voz Mientras que duermes Te va a cantar Despiertas llorando Sin saber por que // The Tiger My love, don’t suffer so You never learned to tend this sorrow for your brother, your friend, your homeland You grieve so, blaming yourself— Don’t. You made eyes at me Our love made you gorget your sorrow but only for a moment Grab hold of your past It is a ferocious tiger There is no cage which can detain its voice While you sleep it will sing to you And you’ll wake crying without knowing why -- Erin – vocal and nylon-string guitar Fort Worden Theater, Port Townsend
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Didjago 02:39
Didjago Down by the grey water With a rock in your hand Did you pick up a stone Skip it like a heartbeat Over the water -- Erin – vocal and pasta Joel Litwin – vocal and frame drum Fort Worden Theater, Port Townsend
5.
by Sting E amanhã a chuva levará O sangue que a luta deixou derramar Na pele a dor do aço tão cruel Jamais a nossa voz vai calar O mato assim pode acabar Com uma vida e nada mais Porque nem mesmo a violência Destrui ideais Tem gente que não sente Que o mundo assim Ficará frágil demais Choro eu e você E o mundo também, E o mundo também Choro eu e você Que fragilidade Que fragilidade -- Erin – vocal and guitar Joel Litwin – bongos From Erin Corday Live at the Seattle Center Arena
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Still Life 03:00
I’m weary, my friend And I long to be once again Your dark cedar Your field of sweet grass So long since you breathed Deeply of this damp earth Pressed into it With a hunger Instead you walk slowly A witness returning To the scene of the crime Carefully stepping Over this dead body This stain of blood I want to cut away The yellow tape And run so far So far from here Away from the still life Away from the still life I’m weary, my friend And I need so to be strong My body wants peace Oh but the war rages on -- Erin – vocal and guitar Fort Worden Theater, Port Townsend
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In between songs. Erin & Joel Fort Worden Theater, Port Townsend
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(Traditional) Para bailar la bamba Para bailar la bamba Se necesita una poca de gracia Una poca de gracia y otra cosita Arriba y arriba iré Por ti seré Por ti seré En mi casa me dicen En mi casa me dicen "El Inocente" porque tengo muchachos De quince a veinte Arriba y arriba iré Por ti seré Por ti seré Bamba, bamba Bamba, bamba Por ti seré Por ti seré Yo no soy marinero Yo no soy marinero Soy capitán Soy capitán Soy capitán Arriba y arriba iré Por ti seré Por ti seré Para subir al cielo Para subir al cielo Se necesita un escalera grande Y otra chiquita Arriba y arriba iré Por ti seré Por ti seré Bamba, bamba Por ti seré Por ti seré ENGLISH: In order to dance the Bamba A little charm is needed And another thing Up and up I’ll go I will be yours I will be yours At home They call me the innocent one Because I have fifteen to twenty boyfriends Up and up I’ll go I will be yours I will be yours Bamba, bamba I will be yours I'm not a sailor I'm not a sailor I'm a captain I'm a captain I'm a captain Up and up I’ll go I will be yours I will be yours To climb to heaven You need a big ladder And a small one too Up and up I’ll go I will be yours I will be yours Bamba, bamba I will be yours -- Erin – vocal and jarana Joel Litwin – milk bottle Madisons, Seattle
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Pi 02:32
(American Folk Rhyme / Music by E. Corday & Joel Litwin) Secant tangent Cosine sine 3.14159 Pi -- Erin – vocal Joel Litwin – vocal Allied Arts Theater, Bellingham
10.
Eclipse 05:12
(by John Denver) The sun is slowly fading in the western sky Sometimes it takes forever for the day to end Sometimes it takes a lifetime Sometimes I think I’ll never see the sun again There’s a heavy smog between me and the mountains It’s enough to make a grown man sit and cry It’s enough to make you wonder It’s enough to make the world roll up and die I think it’s kind of interesting the way things get to be The way that people work with their machines Serenity’s a long time coming to me The fact I don’t believe I know what it means anymore In the east a shaded moon is hanging lazily I do believe I saw the old man smile I do believe I did I do believe that he’s been laughing all the while I think it’s kind of interesting the way things get to be The way that people work with their machines Serenity’s a long time coming to me The fact I don’t believe I know what it means anymore When the sun is slowly fading in the western sky Sometimes it takes forever the day to end Sometimes it takes a lifetime Sometimes I think I’ll never see the sun again The sun again, the sun again -- Erin – vocal and guitar The Cosmos, Bellingham We included this despite a radical amount of noise because it just felt special.
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Wicked Road 03:25
Wicked road With your forked tongue I thought you would speak to me I thought you would sing I let you undress me And unfold my wings Wicked road With your forked tongue Crawling on your belly You slither and creep You snuggle inside me And lull me to sleep Hey, hey Asphalt grinds its heavy boot Marching east and west and south and north Trudging like a weary soldier Like a scar on the face of the earth Hey, hey Riding on the painted bus Broken down again But there’s no hurry Choir boys sing— The frogs and the crickets Fireflies tickle the dark sky Hey! Hey! -- Erin – vocal Fort Worden Theater, Port Townsend

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Now available for digital download for the first time since it's 1998 release, available exclusively here.

Recorded live at the Seattle Mercer Arena and at seven theaters and clubs across the Pacific Northwest, Painted Door is a collection of American and Latin American songs, just-like-being-there moments and acapella magic spells.

The album opens with the Chilean folksong "Mi Caballo," and includes a tender version of the Mexican traditional song "Bamba" and Corday’s own “El Tigre.” Of Mexican and Icelandic descent, Corday plays acoustic guitars and the 8-string jarana, accompanied by Joel Litwin on briefcase, floor tom, frame drum and vocals. Special guest Pliny Keep contributes the mouth trumpet and vocal percussion on "Long Hair." Highlights include Erin's hypnotic guitar style on “Who Says” and a Portuguese cover of Sting’s “Fragile”. "Wicked Road" enters a realm of incantation, startling to hear captured on tape:

riding on the painted bus
broken down again
but there's no hurry
choir boys sing -
the frogs and crickets
fireflies tickle the dark sky
hey! hey!

"Brilliant... she rocks a few lines of delicate haiku into a soulful bit of acoustic Motown..."
The Herald, Hartford CT

"Tri-lingual acoustic feast of vocal melody and rhythm— every song is a jewel."
R.J. Tuggy, Georgia

"Corday is a walk on a foggy night; she's a Mexican fiesta… and, thankfully, she's like nothing you'll encounter on pop radio. Buy the CD. You'll enjoy music that can be fun, sensual, and complex."
M. Miller, Bay Area CA

Top 40 Folk-Roots Chart, Nationwide – Crossroads/Oct 1998
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released April 28, 1998

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