The Marigolds – The State I’m In

(2011, Self)

1. For Your Love – 3:17
2. Anyone Can Dream – 5:12
3. When I’m Walking With You – 3:32
4. Why Baby – 3:23
5. Don’t Let Your Thoughts Start Killing You – 3:11
6. I’m Not Giving Up – 3:52
7. Sometimes I think I Can Fly – 4:34
8. May Your Life Be Ever Blessed – 2:31
9. Ramble Down The Line – 3:13
10. Trip To The Moon – 3:58
11. Miss Wyoming – 3:58
12. Someday I’ll Thank You Baby – 2:29
13. A Little Bit Of Heaven – 3:56
14. That’s The State I’m In – 4:29


Production Credits:

Produced by: Steve Dawson
Arranged by: Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick, Randall Coryell and Steve Dawson
Recorded by: David Travers-Smith at The Canterbury Music Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Additional recording by: Steve Dawson at The Henhouse, Vancouver, BC, and by David Travers-Smith at Found Sound, Toronto
Mixed and mastered by: David Travers-Smith at Found Sound, Toronto

CD artwork and design by: Robert Blonski
Photography by: Gregory Edwards
Digital editing by: Yumiko Miyamoto
Hair and makeup by: Michelle Rosen
Hair (Caitlin) by: Acorn Salon

In the making of this recording, The Marigolds are grateful for the opportunity to have worked with our fabulous production team–the wonderful and multi-talented Steve Dawson and the equally gifted David Travers-Smith. We thank you.

Additionally, many thanks to:
–our guest musicians for their inspired contributions
–Gregory Edwards and Robert Blonski for their talent and vision
–The Canada Council and The Ontario Arts Council for financial support
–James Dean, Jeremy Darby, Marc Rogers, Sabian Cymbals, Jeff Bird, Randi Fratkin, Lynn Miles, Lillian Wauthier, Kevin Breit, Marilyn Koop, Sarah Johnston, and our much appreciated pre-salers.

Distributed by: Outside Music


For Your Love

Suzie – lead vocal
Written by: Suzie Vinnick / Gwen Swick / Caitlin Hanford ©2008 SOCAN

For your love, for your love
What I’d do for your love
Anything, I can think of
For your love, for your love
What I’d do for your love
Anything, anything I can think of
That’s what I’d do for your love

For your heart, for your heart
What I’d give for your heart
The moon and stars are just the start
For your heart, for your heart
What I’d give for your heart
The moon and stars, don’t you know we could go that far
That’s what I’d give for your heart

In your dreams, in your dreams
What I see in your dreams
I see you, holding me
In your dreams, in your dreams
What I see in your dreams
I want you, I want you to want me
That’s what I want in your…
Dreams, in your dreams

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – electric guitar
Steve Dawson – acoustic and electric guitar
Chris Gestrin – organ
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums

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Anyone Can Dream

Gwen – lead vocal
Gwen Swick ©2008 SOCAN

There’s a statue that longs to be a national treasure
And a sapling that looks high into the trees
There’s a pebble that would die to lie in the Rockies
Anyone can dream, anyone can dream, anyone can dream

There’s a flower that prays for a garden of Eden
And a puddle that aims to swell into a sea
There’s a raft that idolizes the ark of Noah
Anyone can dream, anyone can dream, anyone can dream

There’s a will being made to excite a revolution
And a broken habit to end a history
Everyone craves one moment of vision
Anyone can dream, anyone can dream, anyone can dream

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – acoustic guitar
Steve Dawson – banjo, electric guitar
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums and percussion

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When I’m Walking With You

Caitlin – lead vocal
Caitlin Hanford / Gwen Swick ©2008 SOCAN

The world spins faster and the sun shines brighter
And the coffee pot perks in tune
The birds sing sweeter to a song in my heart
When I’m walking with you

Down a shady lane or a windy street
With a city skyline view
I don’t mind the shoulder of the 401
As long as I’m walkin’ with you

Stay with me
Till the end of time
Stay with me till the end of time
Baby I’m yours and you’re mine

On Georgian Bay, or Rockaway Beach
Or up Park Avenue
Cross the Golden Gate, baby I can’t wait
To be there walking with you

Around the Mona Lisa or the streets of Pisa
Up the Eiffel Tower too
Through the Taj Mahal, gonna have it all
As long as I’m walking with you

On Queen Street West, darlin’ you’re the best
Beneath this sky of blue
I could walk for hours till the cows come home
Long as I’m walking with you

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – electric guitar (solo)
Steve Dawson – acoustic and 12-string electric guitar (solo)
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums

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Why Baby

Suzie – lead vocal
Suzie Vinnick / Gwen Swick / Caitlin Hanford ©2008 SOCAN

Push and pull, cuss and fight
We don’t always get it right
Why baby, why baby
Sweet and sour, high and low
First you come and then you go

Why baby, why baby
It takes a whole lotta fishin’
When I try to get the dishin’ outta you

Back and forth, hot and cold
Tryin’ to pave our bumpy road
Why baby, why baby
Winter, spring, night and day
We both want to get our way
Why baby, why baby
It takes a whole lotta fishin’
When I try to get the dishin’ outta you

Oh baby, oh baby, I do
Oh baby, oh baby
Yes it’s true, I still love you

North and South, east and west
You’re the one I love the best
Why baby, why baby
Cloudy days, sunny skies
Sometimes love is in disguise
Why baby, why baby
It takes a whole lotta fishin’
When I try to get the dishin’ outta you

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – acoustic guitar
Steve Dawson – pedal steel (solo) and electric guitar
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums and percussion

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Don’t Let Your Thoughts Start Killing You

Caitlin – lead vocal
Caitlin Hanford / Gwen Swick ©2008 SOCAN

You’ve got some notions going on in your brain
Your mind is racing like a runaway train
Well if that train should jump the track
Will you want your baby back

He’s gone for good and you know it’s true
He’s run off with someone new
It’s all the same no matter what you do
Don’t let your thoughts start killing you

Oh, don’t let your black cloud make you blue
Oh, don’t let your thoughts start killing you

Is there something you should have done
Why did he go, why did he run
Is he in love with her or just confused
Don’t let your thoughts start killing you

You say you don’t want to be alone
Well you ain’t looked under every stone
There’s more to life and you know it’s true
Don’t let your thoughts start killing you

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – acoustic guitar
Caitlin Hanford – high-string guitar
Steve Dawson – Weissenborn guitar (solo)
Chris Gestrin – Wurlitzer
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums

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I’m Not Giving Up

Gwen – lead vocal
Gwen Swick c 2008 SOCAN

I’m going out on the town, gonna shake these blues
Got a low-cut dress, high, high-heel shoes
And if anybody asks, if anybody asks,
If anybody asks, I’m over you

I’m gonna dance myself silly, gonna dance myself sane
I’m gonna order up pink champagne
I’m gonna bend all of the rules, make a big hallaballoo
And I’m not giving up till I’m over you

I’ve had sleepless nights, restless days
Been wandering around, in a lonely haze
But if anybody asks, if anybody asks,
If anybody asks, I’ve recovered from my malaise

I was heated by desire, got burned in a bad farewell
With the way love goes, you never really can tell
And if anybody asks, if anybody asks,
If anybody asks, I’m free to raise a little hell

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – acoustic and electric guitar (solo)
Steve Dawson – electric guitar
Chris Gestrin – Hammond organ (solo)
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums

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Sometimes I think I Can Fly

Suzie – lead vocal
Suzie Vinnick / Dan Kershaw ©2008 SOCAN

Dearly beloved, I’m writing you
‘Cause I feel so far away
Last time I checked you were lying in your bed
When I left, you had nothing to say

Sometimes the bottle’s half empty
Sometimes I drink till it’s dry
Sometimes there’s blues on the soles of my shoes
And sometimes I think, I can fly

I thought I could hide in the I-95
In the chatter of drunks in this bar
Where the work comes in shifts and the customers drift
And our fortune’s not caught in the stars

The sun’s down low on the city
It goes where you’re living, to make you behave
Up here on the roof it feels like we’re through
On the street, I call out your name

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – acoustic and electric guitar (solo)
Steve Dawson – electric slide guitar
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums

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May Your Life Be Ever Blessed

Gwen Swick ©2008 SOCAN

May your spirit be ever peaceful
May your mind be still, at rest
May your arms be open and willing
May your life be ever blessed

May sorrow never linger
May you survive every test
May friends comfort and surround you
May your life be ever blessed

May your heart beat ever strongly
May your wrongs be ere confessed
May doubt fall away, diminished
May your life be ever blessed

May the world treat you gentle
May kindness be your quest
May love forever guide you
May your life be ever blessed

Musicians:

Steve Dawson – acoustic guitar, organ and bass pedals
Arnie Naiman – banjo
Randall Coryell – percussion

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Ramble Down The Line

Caitlin – lead vocal
Caitlin Hanford / Gwen Swick ©2008 SOCAN

I’d like to take a trip with you
Upon a westbound train
Clickety clack down the railroad track
Through the sunshine and the rain

Mile after mile, sign after sign
I’d like to get on board with you
And ramble down the line

Woo-hoo, woo-hoo
Hear that lonesome whistle blow, hear that lonesome whistle blow
Woo-hoo, woo-hoo
That’s the way I want to go

Up the steepest mountain
Who knows what’s round the bend
Across a narrow trestle, a rainbow’s end
Won’t you take this trip with me
And put your hand in mine
I’d like to get on board with you
And ramble down the line

In a sleepy Manitoba town
Kids play along the tracks
They’re gonna jump and wave
And we’ll wave back
Everybody loves a train
It brings the past to mind
I’d like to get on board with you
And ramble down the line

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – acoustic guitar (solo)
Steve Dawson – acoustic guitar and dobro
John Reischman – mandolin
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums

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Trip To The Moon

Suzie – lead vocal
Suzie Vinnick / Gwen Swick ©2008 SOCAN

Gonna take a trip, take a trip to the moon
Packed up my bag, leaving real soon
With distance and changes, a different view
Maybe I can understand you

Gonna take a spin, take a spin around Mars
I’ve been too close, now I’ll try too far
Line up the planets, like the ancients do
And maybe I can learn about you

From far, far away
Far, far away
Past the moon and the sun, till my wondering is done, I’ll be
Far, far away

Gonna take tour, a tour round the sun
Shine a little light, where there’s been none
Breathe in the heat, the warmth I once knew
The warmth that once drew me to you

Gonna take a rest on the night sky
At the North Star, sing sweet lullabies
Cut loose the strings, and start anew
Remember how it feels to love you

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – acoustic and electric guitar (solo)
Steve Dawson – ukulele and electric guitar
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums

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Miss Wyoming

Gwen – lead vocal
Gwen Swick / Alex Sinclair SGB Productions Inc ©2006 SOCAN

The purple mountains’ majesty, the amber waves of grain
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever see them again
I’m stuck in New York City in a fast-track fashion scene
But I’m Miss Wyoming, in my dreams

I miss Wyoming tonight
And the great Cheyenne State Fair
There’s a tiara, it shines so bright
A thousand cowboy hats are waving in the air

The creak of saddle leather, the flash of a meadowlark
A million stars come stealing as the prairie sky grows dark
O’er the Teton Mountains and a cool, clear stream
I’m Miss Wyoming, in my dreams

New York City’s beautiful in a New York sort of way
But taxi fumes don’t smell like fresh-cut hay
I may make the cover of next month’s magazine
But I’m Miss Wyoming, in my dreams

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – acoustic and electric guitar (solo)
Steve Dawson – pedal steel
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums

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Someday I’ll Thank You Baby

Caitlin – lead vocal
Caitlin Hanford / Steve Briggs ©2008 SOCAN

I was stunned the day you left
With those words you said
I was looking forward so,
To a future bright ahead
Now I’m goin’ up the creek
Alone without a paddle
But I’ll climb back up on the horse
And back into the saddle

Someday I’ll thank you baby,
Though my tears are fallin’
Someday I’ll thank you baby
When a brand new world starts callin’
Accentuate the positive
I heard somebody say
Someday I’ll thank you baby
All I’ll be on my way

In the long run I suppose
That I’ll get over you
The clouds will soon be lifting
To reveal a sky of blue
I can hear a robin sing
A happy little singsong tune
With the sweetest melody
Pretty as the month of June

Musicians:

Steve Dawson – electric and slide guitar
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums

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A Little Bit Of Heaven

Caitlin Hanford / Gwen Swick / Suzie Vinnick ©2008 SOCAN

Beyond the cloudy sky
And beyond the stormy day
There’s a little bit of heaven
That’s bound to come my way
Some sweet smile and tender touch
This will be a sign
There’s a little bit of heaven
And that heaven can be mine

There’s a little bit of heaven
That’s hiding out somewhere
Just around the corner
I know I can make it there
Life is ever hopeful
And love may cast a line
For a little bit of heaven
And that heaven can be mine

Nothing lasts forever
Tears may fall today
When the sun comes shining
Sorrows wash away

Beyond the cloudy sky
And beyond the stormy day
There’s a little bit of heaven
That’s bound to come my way

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick – acoustic guitar (solo)
Steve Dawson – Weissenborn guitar (solo), pump organ
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums and percussion

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That’s The State I’m In

Gwen – lead vocal
Gwen Swick ©2008 SOCAN

Oh, the world is flat
Has a lopsided spin
It’s raining outside
Or is that the state I’m in
Friends don’t seem friendly
They’re filled with chagrin
And I don’t seem to care
That’s the state I’m in

Oh, the world is bright
Wearing a brand-new skin
The sun is golden
Or is that the state I’m in
Babies are disarming
That toothless grin
I’m in love with everyone
That’s the state I’m in

Molecules in motion,
They’re charged to rearrange
Life as we know it, don’t ask how quickly
Everything can change

Oh, there’s day and night
And virtue and sin
And shallow and deep
Depending on the state I’m in
Opposing factions are
Lurking within
Don’t I have a say
About the state I’m in

The next configuration
It’s bound to be as strange
Never mind being tired of a single moment
That’s how fast life can change

I can ponder the future
Savour where I’ve been
But nothing can beat

This minute I am in
With love as the blanket
Tucked under my chin
Everything is gonna be all right
It’s gonna be all right
In the state I’m in

Musicians:

Suzie Vinnick -acoustic guitar
Kevin Breit – cavaquinho
William Carn – trombone
Bob DeAngelis – clarinet
Gwen Swick – bass
Randall Coryell – drums and percussion

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