Down the Green

by Steve Skinner

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Recorded in May/June 2001 on the Green and Colorado Rivers on a month-long voyage from Dinosaur National Park to Lake Powell. Recorded on my "solar studio" using a mac laptop and and M-Box and Protools and a variety of microphones.

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released February 24, 2013

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Steve Skinner Carbondale, Colorado

Music from the heart and head, the campfire and the cosmos.

Steve Skinner is a trendsetting trailblazer who does things the old fashioned way. He spends time in the desert canyon rivers playing concerts for great blue herons and canyon wrens.

The best way to reach him is to sing into a downstream breeze and then hold your breath to hear the answer.
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Track Name: Red Moon
Holed up at Moon Bottom
Holed up with Red Moon
Track Name: Canyon Calling
You say you want me to see
And my eyes are all open
You say you want me to be free
And I'm already soaring

When I look up to the stars
They call your name
When I listen to the wind
It's doing the same
When I look into your eyes

You say you want me to talk
But I'm already singing
You say you want me to love you
But sometimes I'm just freaking

Because when I look up to the stars
They call your name
When i listen to the wind
It's doing the same
When I look into your eyes
Track Name: Don't Wait
Don't wait
To get behind the plow
Don't wait
There's no time like just now

Why Wait?
We'll work it out somehow
Don't wait

There's a chance here for us
Or we could be hit by a bus

Don't wait
To say that I love you
I won't wait
To say I love you, too

Why wait?
And wait for some bad news?
Don't wait

There's a chance here for us
Yeah, we might have found love

I won't wait
I won't wait
I won't wait
I won't wait
I can't wait
Why wait?

Don't wait
Don't wait
Don't wait
Don't wait
Track Name: Down the Green
Wind blowing hard up the channel
I'm pushing pulling with all I got
River takes a turn and I cross myself
Hoping for a change of turn
Working my way down the Green
Down the Green

Windgate sandstone follows the Jim Morrison formation
Fossils are lurking in the layers
Gas pumps are pumping
Military jet goes flying by
while we're working our way down the Green
Down the Green

Some rivers they like to pull you down
Sometimes the weather brings you around
Currently speaking I'm not too sure
Being attacked from every shore
As I work my way
Work my way down
Down down the Green
Down the Green

Shocked a deer standing by the edge of the tammys
Shocked a bear when I walked up on his tail
Read the cave man TV going by
Wondering if it's speaking to me
As I work my way down the Green
Down the Green
Down the Green
Down the Green

I know the Indians came here
I feel the influence
Tomorrow I know it
We will make it the confluence
The Ute Indians thought it was the center of the universe
Which leads me to the next chapter and verse
Down the Green
Down the Green
Down the Green
Down the Green