Devil That I Know

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released May 6, 2016

Stone & Snow is:

Karen Bridges [Vocals, Piano, Tenor Guitar, Organ, Harmonium]
Clint Thomson [Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica, Lap Steel, Banjo, Mandolin]

With:
Kenny Shepard [Drums]
Scott Colba [Electric & Upright Bass]
Nicholas Radina [Cuatro, Percussion] Track 7
Elena Denny [Cello] Tracks 4,5,10

Produced by David Rossi and Stone & Snow
Recorded/Mixed by David Rossi at Bombsight Recording Studio [Bloomington, Illinois]
Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room [Chicago, Illinois]

Cover photo by Nathan Bridges

All songs written by Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson

℗ © 2016, Stone & Snow. All rights reserved
Visit www.stoneandsnow.com for lyrics and more

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Stone & Snow Bloomington, Illinois

Singer-songwriters Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson draw from their connection to the snow-capped landscape of the west to create profoundly lyrical folk songs. With an eclectic mix of upbeat anthems and somber folk ballads, Stone & Snow’s sound easily reflects the peaks and valleys to which their name makes reference. ... more

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Track Name: Mama Said
Mama said nothing good ever happens after midnight
Mama said nothing good ever happens after midnight
And I don't feel like being good tonight
No, I don't feel like being good

Everyone on the street is sleeping
Everyone else is trying to dream
I don't know if there's a reason
Things aren't always what they seem

Mama said nothing good ever happens after midnight
Mama said nothing good ever happens after midnight
And I don't feel like being good tonight
No, I don't feel like being good

Everyone's moving in the daylight
When the world's awake and bright
I'd rather take in all this moonlight
No matter if it's wrong or right

You think you know what's good for me
I know me better than you
You can shut your eyes to all you see
But for me, it's just a little too soon...

Mama said nothing good ever happens after midnight
Mama said nothing good ever happens after midnight
And I don't feel like being good tonight
No, I don't feel like being good
I don't feel like being good
Track Name: Ready
There's a light on the in the kitchen, there's a half empty glass of red
There's a letter that I wrote you that I know I'm never gonna send
I've come to terms with how we left things I'm okay with living with these ghosts
I'm looking forward to another chance to love again and just let go

I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready now
I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready now

There's a new season turning, there's a hillside dusted white
There's a lifetime of winters that kept me from burning bright
See, I was sleeping when you found me. Eyes closed, unprepared
When you awoke in my a fire like a love I never knew I had

I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready now
I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready now

It's been a long time coming, been a long road driving down
Looks like I'm finally getting somewhere, I can finally see the edge of town

I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready now
I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready now
Track Name: There's A Ghost In My Bed
There's a ghost in my bed, a ghost in my bed
When I'm sleeping he goes right to my head, right to my head
There's a ghost in my bed, a ghost in my bed
I'm hanging on to every word that he says, every word that he says

He won't let me go, he's kinda like a song that I know
And the music is everywhere
No matter how hard I try
There's still a ghost in my bed, a ghost in my bed

There's smoke in my hair, smoke in my hair
She's fit to burn, but I don't think she cares, I don't think she cares
There's smoke in my hair, smoke in my hair
She swirls around me and it's just not fair, no it's just not fair

She won't let me go, she's kinda like a song that I know
And the music is everywhere
No matter how hard I try
There's still smoke in my hair, there's still smoke in my hair

He won't let me go, he's kinda like a song that I know
And the music is everywhere
No matter how hard I try
There's still a ghost in my bed, a ghost in my bed
Track Name: Hard to Fight
Lately I've been circling 'round the idea of giving up
What's the point of hanging on if what I've got's not enough
Eyes on the floor I let go sigh after sigh
And I don't know which way is right, no
I don't know which way is right

Is this six ton weight just in my head
Or is the elephant in the room, unsaid
This conversation seems to have only side
And I don't know if we're gonna be alright, no
I don't know if we're gonna be alright

Despite all the times I let the night into my head
You haven't figured out how to love me when I'm sad
But to be fair neither have I
And I don't know how hard to fight, no
I don't know how hard to fight
Track Name: Devil That I Know
Now it comes down to this, your back’s against the wall
Why would you take such a risk, aren’t you afraid you might fall?
Don’t be so hard on yourself, it’s not so easily done
I’ll keep you here with me, I’ll keep you under my thumb

Let me go
I won’t stay here with you
I need something else, something true
Like poison, I’ll draw you from the wound
you’re a curse I must lift, I have been such a fool
And you say we’re the same, but…

You don’t even know my mind
You never took the time
I’m better off without you anyway
What we had was just a dream
A hoax, a made-up scheme
It wasn’t you and me anyway
And if it was..

Black and white, I could pick a side
And it would be easy, and I would be alright
When I don’t know which way to go
I’m gonna lean, I’m gonna lean
Toward the devil that I know

The devil I know has always kept me
The devil I know, he won’t let me, he won’t let me go

And now I’ve had enough
I think I’ll call this bluff,
and I will take what’s left and start again
And I won’t be afraid of this life
I won’t close my eyes this time
And I won’t make the same mistakes
and if it was…

Black and white, I could pick a side
And it would be easy, and I would be alright
When I don’t know which way to go
I’m gonna lean, I’m gonna lean
I’m gonna lean, I’m gonna lean
Toward the devil that I know
Track Name: Thundercloud
Thundercloud
Oh how I've missed you
The winter has been so long

Thundercloud
Oh how I want you
You spark and you light up my dark

Thundercloud
Oh how I need you
I like having you around

Won't you stay
Won't you stay

Thundercloud
Track Name: No Good
I'm no good at silly games
I'm showing my hand again
You can see it on my face
If you catch my eyes they're gonna tell you the truth
And odds are I'll fall for you and we're guaranteed to lose

Let's face it
Let's face it
Baby, I'm no good

I'm no good at being good
It's like I don't even try sometimes
Although I probably could
No I can't be contained, I can't just do as I'm told
And you can try to ignore it 'til there's nowhere left to go

Let's face it
Let's face it
Baby, I'm no good

I'm no good, I'm no good, I'm no good, I'm no good, oh
For you
For you
Track Name: What My Heart Wants
A house in the valley
Where summer never ends
You, standing beside me
Our love and the mountains to tend

This is what my heart wants, my heart
This is what my heart wants, my heart

The air blue with night
A shadow falls on the day
Twilight seems to feel right
When there’s music aching to play

This is what my heart wants, my heart
This is what my heart wants, my heart

Drive on through the hillside
You’ve been on my mind
There’s still a lot that I don’t know
Oh, but I know

This is what my heart wants, my heart
This is what my heart wants, my heart
You are all that my heart wants, my heart
You are all that my heart wants, my heart
Track Name: Bluebird
I don't know nobody that can love me like you do
I don't know nobody baby that can love me like you do
Love me like you do, love me like you do, love me like you

I don't want nobody like the way that I want you
I don't want nobody baby like the way that I want you
The way that I want you, the way that I want you, the way that I

When the bluebird sings this is how it goes
Don't you go on and lie to me baby 'cuz I already know

You ain't got nobody that knows you like I do
You ain't got nobody baby that knows you like I do
Knows you like I do, knows you like I do, nobody knows you

Love me, ba-ba-ba-baby love me like you do
Love me, ba-ba-ba-baby love me like you do
Love me, ba-ba-ba-baby love me like you do
Love me, ba-ba-ba-baby love me like you do
Track Name: What I'm Doing Now
I can't make you want this like I want this, like I need this, no
There's gotta be a better way to navigate your selfishness
'Cuz I gotta get through this, oh

What I'm doing is not working
What I'm doing now is no working out

I've been too careless with my wishing, now I'm wishing we could start again, oh
There's gotta be a better way to get everything I'm dreaming of
Just a little bit of what I want, oh

What I'm doing is not working
What I'm doing now is no working out

Sooner or later, one of us has gotta give in and I swear to god
It's not gonna be me
So take it or leave it, love me or leave me, oh

What I'm doing is not working
What I'm doing now is no working out
Track Name: Sink or Swim
Running fast, beating hard, heading past the last safe place we've known
No light to guide, the night so dark, nowhere to rest, nowhere to call our home

It comes down to sink or swim, sink or swim, sink or swim, love

Unprepared, what lies ahead, just holding on to what we have for tonight
Sometimes it's better to let go but I can't justify defeat in this fight

We're gonna sink or swim, sink or swim, sink or swim, love
And when it all comes down
Pray we will not be found
Will we weather this hand in hand
And start again

Somewhere along the way
Decisions must be made

Sink or swim, sink or swim, sink or swim, love
And when it all comes down
Pray we will not be found
We will weather this hand in hand
And start again
Track Name: Don't Know What's Worse
Don’t know what’s worse
Being so down I could cry or not having anybody on my side
Don’t know what’s worse
Missing you now that you’re gone
or the grief from what I said when you were around
Any day now, I’m gonna make up my mind...ohhhh

Don't know what's worse
Sticking around-- eyes on the door
or never knowing just what it is I'm waiting for
Don’t know what’s worse
Giving up on us or fighting this war that we both know we’ve lost
Because what doesn’t kill me still hurts a lot....ohhhhh

Look in the mirror, your regret is all you know
But it’s just the fear in you...don’t look back now, just let go

Don’t know what’s worse
Don’t believe I’ll ever know...But I’m not holding on, I’m letting go
Don’t know what’s worse
But these days are growing short...
And I won’t sit around, wonderin’ what it was all for
And if you will forgive me, then I’ll forgive you...ohhhh
Track Name: Why Doesn't Anyone Stick Around?
Why doesn't anyone stick around?
Am I so easy to leave?
Did you stop loving me?
I'd like to know

What else can I do tonight than wonder why you had to go
Was there a better way to love you?
How could I know?

I'll be the last one standing when the storm comes through
When it looks like I can't care anymore than I already do

Why doesn't anyone stick around?
Am I so easy to leave?
Did you stop loving me?
I'd like to know

I'll be the last one standing when the storm comes through
When it looks like I can't care anymore than I already do

Why doesn't anyone stick around?
Am I so easy to leave?
Did you stop loving me?
I'd like to know

Am I so easy to leave?
Did you stop loving me?
I'd like to know