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Lyrics for Friday and Caitlin Canty Concert


Get Up
By Caitlin Canty and Steve Addabbo

Get up get up get up
No time to rest or run for cover
Get up get up get up
Before the road pulls you under

Sleeping on embers breathing in rivers
Waking up shivering on summer’s hottest night
Salt crusted sweat dries dust deep in white lines
Dreaming that you’ll find it in the nick of time

Get up get up get up
No time to rest or run for cover
Get up get up get up
Before the road pulls you under

Knock the breath out of your madness
Burn your photographs at the edges
Send your heart back from where you left it

Took a long way to come here
Got a long way to go

Climbing up switchbacks
Walking through tall grass the color of matches
On summer’s hottest night
Charred bark and dusty ash
Burned out two years back
Dreaming that you’ll find it in the nick of time

Knock the breath out of your madness
Burn your photographs at the edges
Send your heart back from where you left it

Took a long way to come here
Got a long way
Get up

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Quickie because we went out to dinner (California Tortilla was having a cold snap special, everyone who knew the code words got chips and queso for the price of the wind chill -- which was below -9, so everyone got the chips and queso free plus a dime back) and to see Caitlin Canty, with Lynn Hollyfield opening for her, at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. I had never been there before -- when we lived across Route 28 from Kentlands 20 years ago, it didn't exist -- and it's lovely, coffee shop and gallery downstairs and wonderful performance space upstairs.

The music was fantastic. I've loved Canty since I first heard her; I discovered her via Peter Bradley Adams, whom I discovered in turn via Vienna Teng, with whom he was touring. Adams and Canty perform together as Down Like Silver, and while I love them both separately, together they are exponentially amazing. I wasn't familiar with Hollyfield's music before, so she was a delightful surprise. Plus I got to see some of my friend's sister's artwork on display downstairs -- another surprise! Here's Caitlin and a bit of the artwork -- more tomorrow!











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