Daze Of Love

by Karmen Buttler

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“Daze of Love” is the third studio album from singer/songwriter Karmen Buttler and was recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios is San Rafael, Ca., January 2014. Previous albums include “Good Alien”, 1999/2000, and “The 10,000 Oceans” EP, 2004.

This album is a unique effort conceived and performed by Karmen and her father, Dan Buttler. All arrangements and parts for this full 13-track album were played exclusively by Karmen and Dan over the course of a 4-day recording session, produced by Karmen and Dan, then edited and mixed by Rick Vargas, TRI’s audio engineer. It is a true collaboration between a father and daughter who have been musical partners for more than 20 years. Live performances to promote Daze of Love are being planned beginning April 2014, and through the summer/fall seasons.

*For more information, promo requests, or to set up an interview please email- karmen@karmenmusic.com

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released April 14, 2014

DAZE OF LOVE- copy write 2014, all rights reserved

CREDITS-
All songs written by Karmen Buttler except Peep Toes which was written by Karmen Buttler and Jennifer Mattern
All arrangements and parts written by Karmen and Dan Buttler
Recorded and engineered by Rick Vargas at TRI Studios, San Rafael Ca.
Produced by Karmen, Dan Buttler and Rick Vargas
Mixed by Rick Vargas at 25th Street Studio, Oakland Ca
Mastered by John Schmipf at 25th Street Studio

Karmen Buttler- Vocals, rhythm acoustic guitar, electric guitars and lead acoustic on “Winter”
Dan Buttler- piano, bass, lead electric guitars, lead/fingerpicked acoustic guitar

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Karmen Buttler San Francisco, California

Karmen Buttler is a singer/songwriter in the SF Bay Area. Karmen has performed live and toured in countless cities in the US, and has played in reputable venues such as SF’s Cafe DuNord and The Great American Music Hall, NY’s Mercury Lounge, and D.C’s 9:30 Club. She has toured in Europe, and has shared the stage with Vienna Tang, Dar Williams and Patty Griffin as well as countless others. ... more

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Track Name: Something Great
go back home.
my little heart cant believe you’re standing here.
go back home.
your forever love is everything i away-steered.
find your head.
be responsible for everything you say.
and now collect your heart.
collect every minute, every hour, every day.

bite your tongue.
cause i don’t need and answer or need an explanation read.
but know your words.
someday i might right a book of what we never said.
find your head.
be responsible for everything you say.
and now collect your heart.
collect every minute. every hour, every day.
cause i believe were living on the edge of something great.

i believe were living on the edge of something great.
you should know were living on the edge of something great.
you cant hide living on the edge of, something great.

now magnesun, your egos mended.
yeah sorry doesn’t touch what i mean.
years will fly by and our hearts will ask why
should everything we might’ve said
be put to rest, put to bed?

i believe were living on the edge of something great.
you should know were living on the edge of something great.
you cant hide living on the edge of, something great.

go back home.
my little heart it cant believe you are standing here.
Track Name: Arizona
bill put on your mask and look and ask, bill pick up your gun.
look him in the face the chosen race, you’re the lucky one.

ghosts will follow you the tried and true, the ancient ones.
and they’ll pardon your mistakes forgive the hate, but curse your son.

only love will save us, i’m not laughing.
love will save us don’t be fooled.
love will save a silent me and you.

bill the air is hot and your fired shot and your fearful eye.
well it paints the sky red, and kills the un-dead, but fuels the freedom fight.
and fuels the freedom fight.

only love will save us, i’m not laughing.
love will save us don’t be fooled.
love will save a silent me and you.
Track Name: Daze of Love
i got caught in a daze of love
i sat and i thought and i wondered
i jumped the gun
but time heals all they say
i just cant shake the fear that i
should’ve done something today

you don’t know a thing about me
but you’re in every part of me

the sky it is raging with you
and all of its raw and its clear
this afternoon
that i should’ve left it alone
sometimes the things that we think we need kill
and the damage is done

blue birds sing at night and i hear them
go on and steal the sun away, i don’t fear them.

but don’t you ever change
don’t you ever change
don’t you ever change
your ways.

light a fire in a window baby
if you want me to come home
let it be where i can see it
you’ve got pieces of the world in your hand
i need you to show them to me and
be there when i land

you don’t know a thing about me
but you’re in every part of me

but don’t you ever change
don’t you ever change
don’t you ever change
your ways.
Track Name: Peep Toes
the night was only nearly gone and a fever
took over the outside space and moved her.
settle into the heat she stands when she sees
you is this how it feels falling off four inch heals?

you in your mini shoes, the classic toe.
you wore them for her but she don’t know.
now you cant walk and cant talk when she touches your hair
then the big bold black-fringed stars served up an empty chair.

hey do you know joy, cause i know joy.
i know joy.

who can say what to do and why
except seriously isn’t it, la vie en why.
steal into the ladies room toes look up as you look down
now hold on tight there goes the ground.

this bird has never kissed the moon you want her to know
and when the others wandered off she smiled and you glowed.
you can always fool yourself, youve fooled them all
but she saw into you and a siren called.

hold an unexpected desire.
stare at your toes get shyer.

stumble away now with your eyes on toes
and you wish and wish and wish...you could walk in those.
(repeat)

hey do you know joy? cause i know joy.
hey do you know fear? cause i know fear.
hey do yo know love? cause i know love.
Track Name: Winter
morning come so loud.
and burns the ears somehow.
can anybody see whats flooding my room?
find the light.
can anybody see this sound around me
burning bright?

winter ease this heart.
the seasons start then start.
forgetting all the promises i heard
were whispered safe.
beneath a truth they find a near
and clear escape.
then tell a simple lie that lovers want to hear
to say.
then nearly seize the day.

i guess its harder.
i guess its harder than i knew.
i guess its harder,
i guess its harder than i knew.

i want more than this.
a deal with eyes, a list.
a telling of exactly what we knew
we needed close.
and poeting the nevers, and the wants
we want the most.
tell me that you see what lies beneath
the words i say.
then narrowly seize the day.
Track Name: Low
give me something i know well.
be my highway-side cheap hotel.
give me something you think is good.
give me something you know you should.

so you think you’re a big time person?
let me tell you it all turns to something
that you didn’t plan on.
i could walk like i’m not coming

and i’m
low.

airplanes cover the moon tonight.
men with paper wings dare to fly.
and ill just wait for your call.
ill just wait for it all

mend my heart cause its breaking.
piece together these veins you’re taking.
give me cover in the rain,
give me peace, love and pain.
Track Name: Righteous Warrior
be a friend to another one you loved.
this will never be just like it was.]
this will never be just like it was

and hold your heart closer to your fears
all you ever wanted in was right here.
all you ever wanted in was right here.

this is a battle of the weak.
a battle of the strong.
a war between a righteous warrior and maiden bound by love.

skin to breath for you and heart to beat.
please another round up close in your eyes.
please another round up close in your eyes.

who can tell what is love or pain?
which of us is right or wrong and begging?
which of us is right or wrong and begging?

this is a battle of the weak.
a battle of the strong.
a war between a righteous warrior and maiden bound by love.
Track Name: Simple Me Simple You
well i read them through.
all the words from you.
and i write them down,
in my head.
and i memorized
how love is fine
when you don’t expect it all.

ooh simple me.
simple you.
tell me what, is a girl to do?
simple me and simple you.
tell me what is a girl to do?

i see you with
the sort of skin
that could fall apart at night.
and peaches too.
the kind of hue
that would glow a little in flight.

ooh simple me.
simple you.
tell me what, is a girl to do?
simple me and simple you.
tell me what is a girl to do?

she drinks chai tea and does thai chi
but i never know more never know,
i never know more
than that.
she drinks chai tea and does thai chi
but i never know more never know,
i never know more
than that.
Track Name: Humming Bee
head down mouth closed, why do you wait?
like quiet time, why do you wait
for something else?
wait like a humming bee.

you like this fire, i don’t know why.
it smolders long and never dies,
but never moves.
and waits like a humming bee.

oooh come back eyes.
were high as kites, were flying
low like soothing violins.

be clear be kind i cant begin
to guess whats there beneath the skin
or underneath.

my heart has hurt its been around.
its barely made another round.
its here tonight.
and waits like a humming bee.

oooh come back eyes.
were high as kites, were flying
low like soothing violins.
Track Name: Blue Little Bird
blue little bird, come here.
lie down.
tell me your name, come near.
lie down.
you’ve little secrets and fears,
lie down.
rest for a while hear,
lie down.

you haven’t flown in a long time,
sleep in.
the weather is fierce as a fault line,
sleep in.
wait for a sign in the clouds love,
sleep in.
the sun always breaks through the dark ones,
sleep in.

shhhh.

love is a rock and love is a secret.
love doesn’t know the ways you are weakest.
love brings a pillow,
love lays your down.
love keeps it still so love can be found.

blue little bird its safe,
wake up.
and open your eyes today,
wake up.
the sun is burning for you,
wake up.
it always loves you,
wake up.
and it always loves you,
wake up.
and i always love you,
wake up.
shhhh.
Track Name: Keep Your Eyes Up
well i don’t know how to do right, and all good, gold,
like a god.
if i fell harder into you i would have done good, goldeny,
of course.
i’m a lonely lonely lonely lonely ghost.
holler louder louder louder louder than most.

well id do what i had done in a hardened cage,
its alright.
keep me for a hundred years and ill still look like a
kind of light.
i’m a lonely lonely lonely lonely bird.
calling all of all of all of all of these words.

keep your eyes up karmen
keep your eyes they’re coming
and keep your will as your own
keep your heart as your own
keep your heart from falling.

well i’ve seen a simple girl turn a bad man
bad man right.
and its power for power turns to tide turns to
a kind of fight.
i’m afraid of all afraid of all afraid of all afraid its going dark.
earlier than i knew than i knew than i thought.

i’m a lonely lonely lonely lonely ghost
holler louder louder louder louder than most.
i’m afraid of all afraid of all afraid its going dark.
earlier then i knew than i knew than i thought
Track Name: When the Whistle Blows
here i go slow, here i go fast.
here i am waiting.
here i am waiting.
i could be young i could be cool.
i could be you.
i could be you.

i could be caught, caught up in love.
i could be free.
i could be free.
me on a train, on a bus, in a park in Paris.
playing with fire.
playing with fire.

my dear, every little part of you that aches.
right now, every little part of me will take.
and ill let it rest, then break.
when the whistle blows,
and we both know,
the song is over.

the year has gone by and the year has stopped,
me really trying.
me really trying.
so here i go slow, here i go fast.
here i am waiting.
here i am waiting.

my dear, every little part of you that aches.
right now, every little part of me will take.
and ill let it rest, then break.
when the whistle blows,
and we both know,
the song is over.
Track Name: Half of That Lower Green
i’m gonna buy half of that lower green
i’m gonna move and carry it all with me.
go far
go far away.

i’m gonna take all that i already have
drive around and throw it right out of the back.
go far
go far away.
go far
go far away.

you want to see me die
you want a part of this dear
spinning around you has been
all of the parts of last year.

i’m gonna lie and say what i already said.
it isn’t you, and i sleep in my made bed.
sleep long.
sleep longer.
sleep long
sleep longer.

you want to see me die
you want a part of this dear
spinning around you has been
all of the parts of last year.