Ghost Stories

by Brian Denhertog

Released 2015
Tidal Action Music
Released 2015
Tidal Action Music
A twelve song cycle exploring the themes of love, loss and the transitory nature of life.

Cutting Diamonds Out of Dew

by Brian Denhertog

Released 2008
Tidal Action Music
Released 2008
Tidal Action Music
Brian denHertog's sophomore album of intimate acoustic folk roots songs, stripped down with a little help from some wonderful musical friends.
NOTES
Brian denHertog's latest collection of songs gathers the listener in and invites them along on a journey that meanders through love, loss, and spiritual searching. This strong offering of stories have been collected along the pilgrim's road and are presented as an intimate acoustic experience.

Gypsy Wild and the Open Road

by Brian Denhertog

Released 2001
Tidal Action Music
Released 2001
Tidal Action Music
Brian denHertog's debut collection of edgy street smart alt-pop folk songs, produced by Stephen Fearing of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
NOTES
Literate songs that span across musical boundaries from folk, blues, country and alternative pop. Stories collected and shared from the life of a seasoned traveller and keen observer of the winds that blow across the human landscape. Strong guitar work and tight arrangements featuring a group of Canadian roots music luminaries.
Brian Denhertog
12/01/2015
Briandenhertog/Tidal Action Music/Socan

Story

"Some Old Cowboy Song" Ghost Stories 2015 Tidal Action Music/Socan

Lyrics

Some Old Cowboy Song

THEY TELL ME YOU DIDN’T SUFFER MUCH
YOUR LIFE JUST WOUND ON DOWN
THE LANTERN IN YOUR HEART WENT DARK
IN YOUR CABIN OUTSIDE OF TOWN
NOW I’M SITTING HERE IN A STATION
WAITING FOR A TRAIN
AND THE MORNING AIR IS DAMP AND COOL
WITH THE COMING OF THE RAIN

YOU LOVED ME CRAZY WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
YOUR PASSION LED ME ASTRAY
UNTIL A RESTLESS MIND AND A TROUBLED HEART
CARRIED ME SO FAR AWAY
NOW I’LL WALK DOWN YOUR LONELY STREET
TO A HOME I’VE BARELY KNOWN
TO LAY THE LOVE I CARRIED AWAY
THERE BEFORE YOUR STONE

I’LL BE COUNTING ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS TONIGHT
AS MY NIGHT SKY FALLS APART
IT’S EASIER TO CATCH A FALLING STAR
THEN TO MEND THIS BROKEN HEART
THERE WILL BE A NEW STAR SHINING IN THE DARK SKY TONIGHT
A BEACON FOR ALL TO SEE
AND I HOPE IT LIGHTS THE WAY BACK HOME
FOR A BETTER MAN THAN ME

AND THE ROAD IT WINDS FOREVER ON
LIKE WORN OUT RECORD SKIPPING
ON SOME OLD COWBOY SONG
BUT THE WORDS ALWAYS SEEM TO COME OUT WRONG
UNTIL I WOKE UP THIS MORNING
JUST TO FIND OUT THAT YOU’RE GONE

AND THE ROAD IT WINDS FOREVER ON
UNTIL I WOKE UP THIS MORNING
JUST TO FIND OUT THAT YOU’RE GONE

Brian Denhertog
12/01/2015
Briandenhertog/Tidal Action Music/Socan

Story

"Bridesville Cemetery Road"  Ghost Stories 2015 Tidal Action Music/SOCAN 

Lyrics

BRIDESVILLE CEMETERY ROAD

THE DAY ROLLS TO A STOP AS THE LAST LIGHT STEALS AWAY
THERE’S A COOL WIND AND HINTS OF RAIN
THE KOOTENAY SKY IS BRUISED AND GREY
I HEAR A VOICE CALLING ME FROM ACROSS THE YEARS
THROUGH THE GATHERING SHADOWS
IT’S MUSIC TO MY EARS

SHE WAS AS SOFT AS SUNLIGHT, BARELY NINETEEN
WITH HER LONG WILD HAIR OF GOLD
AND HER EYES OF MEADOW GREEN
IN A WEDDING DRESS ON A WARM SPRING AFTERNOON
NO ONE COULD EVER KNOW THAT WE’D BE APART SO SOON

AND I SEE HER NOW AS THE FIRST STAR SHINES IT’S LIGHT
SHE’S IN A TATTERED GOWN AND HER FACE BONE WHITE
AND SHE’S WALKING DOWN THE BRIDESVILLE CEMETERY ROAD

I SHIPPED OUT THAT FALL AS THE GREAT WAR CALLED MY NAME
HISTORY SWEPT ME FAR AWAY AND NOTHING
WOULD EVER BE THE SAME
IN A FIELD IN FRANCE I FELL AND TURNED TO DUST
NINETY-FIVE YEARS I’VE BEEN AWAY
AND ALL THE GUNS HAVE TURNED TO RUST

I STILL CAN REMEMBER HER ON THE DAY I WENT AWAY
WITH THE FEAR BURNING IN HER EYES AND NOTHING LEFT TO SAY
HER HEART WAS BEATING STRONG AND FIERCE AGAINST MY CHEST
AND NOW AFTER ALL THESE YEARS SHE WELCOMES ME HOME
TO TAKE MY REST

AND I SEE HER NOW AS THE FIRST STAR SHINES IT’S LIGHT
SHE’S IN A TATTERED GOWN AND HER FACE BONE WHITE
AND SHE’S WALKING DOWN THE BRIDESVILLE CEMETERY ROAD
AND SHE’S WALKING DOWN THE BRIDESVILLE CEMETERY ROAD

 

Brian Denhertog
12/01/2015
Briandenhertog/Tidal Action Music/Socan

Story

"The Last Roadtrip"  Ghost Stories 2015 Tidal Action Music/SOCAN

Lyrics

THE LAST ROADTRIP

SLIDE BEHIND THE WHEEL TURN THE KEY

YOU HEAR THAT OLD V8 ENGINE START TO HUM

IT’S STILL TWO HOURS NOW BEFORE THE DAWN

BUT DAMN IT’S COLD HERE BEFORE THE MORNING SUN

THIS TOWN IS TIRED

ALL THE STREETLIGHTS BLINK AT ALL

THE BOARDED UP WINDOWS STANDING 

ROW ON ROW

I FILLED THE TANK LATE LAST NIGHT

BUT WHERE I GET TO ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS

THERE’S A LONG LONELY HIGHWAY

RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS

AND IT’S BEEN THAT WAY SINCE I COULD CRAWL

SOMETIMES WHEN THIS OLD WORLD BRINGS ME DOWN

I GET IN MY TRUCK AND DRIVE AWAY FROM IT ALL

NOW THE DAY GROWS HOT AND ALL THE MILES FALL BEHIND

THE RADIO JUMPS TO LIFE WITH EVERY PASSING TOWN

THE TALK SHOWS ARE ALL FULL OF FEAR

EVERYBODY’S WONDERING IF NOW’S THE TIME 

THAT WE’RE ALL GOING DOWN

THERE’S A LONG LONELY HIGHWAY

RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS

AND IT’S BEEN THAT WAY SINCE I COULD CRAWL

SOMETIMES WHEN THIS OLD WORLD BRINGS ME DOWN

I GET IN MY TRUCK AND DRIVE AWAY FROM IT ALL 

SO THERE IS A ROAD THAT DOESN’T GO NOWHERE

WHEN YOUR TANK IS DRY AND YOU CAN’T PAY YOUR WAY

SO THE CHROME RUSTS IN DRIED OUT EMPTY FIELDS

AND AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD THE DREAM DIED TODAY

THERE’S A LONG LONELY HIGHWAY

RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS

AND IT’S BEEN THAT WAY SINCE I COULD CRAWL

SOMETIMES WHEN THIS OLD WORLD BRINGS ME DOWN

I GET IN MY TRUCK AND DRIVE AWAY FROM IT ALL

SOMETIMES WHEN THIS OLD WORLD BRINGS ME DOWN

I GET IN MY TRUCK AND DRIVE AWAY FROM IT ALL

DRIVE AWAY FROM IT ALL

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