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released April 7, 2017

All songs written by Andrew Combs (Chunk of Coal Publishing (SESAC)/Tunes of R and T (SESAC))

Except: “Sleepwalker” by Andrew Combs and Jordan Lehning (Oh No Skippy (ASCAP)),
“Lauralee” by Andrew Combs & Joe Henry (Cool Hand Music (ASCAP)),
“Silk Flowers” by Andrew Combs and Skylar Wilson (Catpad (SESAC)), &
“What It Means To You” by Andrew Combs & Caitlin Rose (Liz Rose Music/Pearl Tower Publishing (BMI))

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Produced by Skylar Wilson and Jordan Lehning
Engineered and mixed by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes Studio in Nashville, TN
All songs arranged by Andrew Combs, Jordan Lehning, and Skylar Wilson
All strings arranged by Jordan Lehning
Photography by Melissa Madison Fuller
Album design by Fetzer Design

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Andrew Combs: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, bgvs
Dominic Billett: drums, percussion, bgvs
Michael Rinne: upright bass, electric bass
Ethan Ballinger: acoustic guitar, baritone ukulele, tenor guitar, electric guitar
Skylar Wilson: keys, percussion, bgvs
Jordan Lehning: keys, bgvs
Jim Hoke: pedal steel guitar, saxophone, flute, accordion
James Westfall: vibraphone
Caitlin Rose: vocals, bgvs
Erin Rae: bgvs
Lera Lynn: bgvs
Kristin Weber: violin and bgvs
Zach Casebolt: violin
Avery Bright: viola
Cassie Shudak: viola
Emily Nelson: cello
Melodie Chase: cello

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Thanks to Jordan Lehning, Skylar Wilson, Davis Inman, Michael Krumper, John Strohm, Matt Elam, Kim Buie, John Allen & everyone at New West, Craig Balsam, Brad Kenard, Jen Duke, Tom Bridgewater, Julia Grant, Melodeene Martin, Jeremy Ferguson, Dominic Billett, Michael Rinne, Ethan Ballinger, Melissa Madison Fuller, Jeremy & Beth Fetzer, Scott Schmadeke, Joe Garner, and Jerry Bernhardt.

A special thanks to Kristin and Mom & Dad for your continued love and support.

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Andrew Combs’ sophomore album, All These Dreams, marks a huge step forward for the Nashville singer-songwriter. Using his gifts for lyricism and wry observation, Combs weaves tales of love, sin and redemption, in a style that brings together classic country and contemporary pop. ... more

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Track Name: Heart of Wonder
I have run through the valley
I have stormed the shore
Dug my fingers in fields of fortune
But never found what I’m looking for

The wind, it whines, through skies of plunder
Follow the signs for the heart of wonder

I have held holy close to my heart
Cursed my bended knees
Quoted many knowing minds
Lines I’ve read, but I’ve yet to believe

Words, they numb this pain and hunger
But nothing cures my heart of wonder

What moves in the long limbed grasses
What shadows the spirit catches
What will be waiting when we’re gone

I have heard heaven’s marching song
Sung it, word for word
Chased the blood of angel tongue
Strained my lungs, all to be heard

Still I hear it in the distant thunder
Just out of reach for the heart of wonder
Track Name: Sleepwalker
I am the sleepwalker
Lonely shadow in the night
Looking for my lost lover
Hiding in the canyons of my mind

But you can’t help me
If you don’t want me
Any other way I try and spin it around
Confusing helpless with feeling selfish
I know, but baby it’s hard these days
Sleepwalking,
I’m sleep-calling out your name

No need to wake the doctor
No need to send for help
For I am the sleepwalker
Sleepwalking after no one else

But you can’t help me
If you don’t want me
Any other night I might be sleeping sound
Confusing dreaming with maybe believing
That you’d come wandering back this way
Sleepwalking,
Sleep-calling out my name

But you can’t help me
If you don’t want me
I know, but baby it’s hard these days
Sleepwalking,
Just sleep-calling out your name
Track Name: Dirty Rain
Where are all the pretty places?
Where did they go?
Torn down by all the lonely faces
For something to hold

Flat and static paved in progress name
But what will all our little children say
When the only place to play
Is in the dirty rain

Poison river, muddy water
A dead man’s float
Plastic people stacked in towers
With nowhere to go

The sun will fill with ice and concrete grey
Cold and dark go on for days and days
Till the only thing that remains
Is the dirty rain

Nothing’s really ever gold anymore
Nothing shines like it did before
Nothing’s really ever gold anymore
Nothing shines like it did before

Flat and static paved in progress name
But what will all our little children say
When the only place to play
Is in the dirty rain
Track Name: Hazel
I always find it funny how
Her name is her disguise
The world calls her Hazel
But she has the blackest eyes

I watch her at her window
Stand lonely like the moon
I wonder what she’s looking for
I wonder why she’s blue

Oh Hazel
I dream each night about your love
Your raven eyes and feeble touch
Oh Hazel
You need not be alone my girl
So let me in your lonely world

They say she never smiles
Nor hardly speaks a word
I offer her a kind hello
It’s like she never heard

All the kids on the corner
They laugh and call her names
But they can’t see
How she shines in the rain

Oh Hazel
I dream each night of your caress
Fumbling fingers, naked breast
Oh Hazel
You need not be alone my girl
So let me in your lonely world

I wonder when your body yearns and pleads
I wonder do you ever think of me

Oh Hazel
I dream each night about your love
Your raven eyes and feeble touch
Oh Hazel
You need not be alone my girl
So let me in your lonely world
Yes, let me in your lonely word
Oh Hazel
Track Name: Rose Colored Blues
One more dark and stormy morning
Waking with an aching in his head
Wiping off yesterday
All the hurt and spiteful words that were said

Well it seems to me he’s fallen
From grace in some sweet darling’s eye
But somewhere there’s another town
And another woman waiting down the line

Lost love and slow trains
Whichever way you choose
It don’t ever get too bad
When you got them ramblin’, rose colored blues

If he’s headed west and falls behind
Derailed neath blue Missoula sky
If the whistle blows him east
Into the dirty screaming New York City night

He might sleep beneath the stars
Or on some borrowed bed he’ll find along the way
He might charm a pretty face to keep him warm
But come the morning, on his way

Lost love and slow trains
Whichever way you choose
It don’t ever get too bad
When you got them ramblin’, rose colored blues

No storyline of destiny,
Fable, or fantasy you’ll find
Just another nowhere man
Going anywhere, anytime he minds

So while the world turns and worries
Money, war and glory, right or wrong
Silhouetted by the gloaming, off he goes
Singing this old song

Lost love and slow trains
Whichever way you choose
It don’t ever get too bad
When you got them ramblin’, rose colored blues
It don’t ever get too bad
When you got them ramblin’, rose colored blues
Track Name: Better Way
I was wading in the mire, deep in the mud
It was sticking to my soles, drowning my love
Breathing in words of wisdom from fairweather friends
I was dreaming of a better way

I found myself like a fire finds folly in a flood
Suffocating just to sit where others stood
I found your eyes, they were drifting out towards mine
You were looking for a better way

Kristina, my believer
You pinned me down, and I carved out your name
Kristina, my believer
I found your love like a river finds its way

Sleepless nights we rumbled, tumbled in the dark
Finally lost within knowing how honest love can start
I touched your body, I made it all my own
And you held me in those unfamiliar ways

Kristina, my believer
You pinned me down, and I carved out your name
Kristina, my believer
I found your love like a river finds its way

Kristina, my believer
You pinned me down, and I carved out your name
Kristina, my believer
I found your love like a river finds its way
Track Name: Lauralee
I used to love to watch the wind
Fall and lift again
Your flowing hair
All I could do was stare

That whispering quiet sound
When it all came tumbling down
Your skin all bare
It just isn’t fair

Cause I still feel you in the air somehow
Just like you were here, but you’re not here now

Lauralee
A word with wings
That’s all the wind sings
Lauralee

The bed that you once shared with me
Lies there like my enemy
Such a clever thief
To steal my sleep

Open windows, open eyes
But the wind don’t sing no lullabyes
All I hear
Is a voice, so clear

Asking where in the world did you go
After all my questions, I still don’t know

Lauralee
A word with wings
That’s all the wind sings
Lauralee

Lauralee
A word with wings
That’s all the wind sings
Lauralee
Track Name: Blood Hunters
Every echo down your hall
Every scrawl upon your wall
Everywhere you find
Blood hunters

A siren wail and a crashing car
A stranger’s stare in an empty bar
Every crooked mile
Blood hunters

You can run and you can hide
They will be watching
Casting down their wretched eye
They will be waiting

Lover’s taste of salty skin
Steeple swaying, high on sin
Carving craters in your mind

You can run and you can hide
They will be watching
Casting down their wretched eye
They will be watching
Blood hunters in the night
They will be waiting

Funeral smiles, shadows play
Watch your step where spirits sway

You can run and you can hide
They will be watching
Casting down their wretched eye
They will be watching
Blood hunters in the night
They will be waiting
Track Name: Silk Flowers
Another morning, wide awake
Different day, same mistake
Some nameless stranger lying in my bed

One more case of one more night
I’ll have one more so I can fight
That voice of reason weaving through my head

But darling you’re the only thing constant on my mind
Do you ever think about me, at least from time to time

Silk flowers forgotten on a lonely windowpane
Dusty, dreaming of the day they’d touch the satin rain
My love is like these roses, dying to be true
Withered, worn and waiting to find my way back to you

I spend my days and what money made
Biding time with wasted ways
Clinging to the same old blues again

All the shoulda been’s and the coulda done’s
Just loaded questions in a loaded gun
What’s the use in ridiculing words I left unsaid

But darling I’m still holding on, a blossom stuck in time
Do I ever cross your memory, like you’ve been crossing mine

Silk flowers forgotten on a lonely windowpane
Dusty, dreaming of the day they’d touch the satin rain
My love is like these roses, dying to be true
Withered, worn and waiting to find my way back to you

Right or wrong, I’m hanging on
Tracing your name in the sky
Counting clouds, crying out
Tears rolling by
By and by

Silk flowers forgotten on a lonely windowpane
Dusty, dreaming of the day they’d touch the satin rain
My love is like these roses, dying to be true
Withered, worn and waiting to find my way back to you
Withered, worn and waiting to find my way back to you
Track Name: Bourgeois King
It’s all gone to hell in bourgeois city
Buy a ticket for some fun
Take a seat, and lord take pity
It’s the mulching of America

Holographic talking people
Coming from your tv screen
See the church and see the steeple
Praise to the bourgeois king

Parasites and politicians
Intertwined and holding hands
Feed us fiction and fabrication
Make this country great again

Newspaper, headline story
Who will stand for us and lead
Cast your vote and do your duty
Hail to the bourgeois king

We’ll build a wall to block the enemy
Build a wall to keep us free
Build a wall to block the enemy
Build a wall to keep us free

We’ll build a wall to block the enemy
Build a wall to keep us free
Build a wall to block the enemy
Build a wall to keep us free
Track Name: What It Means To You
It was good the first time
But all good things must end
Sweet while it lasted
So why go and try it again
You keep on reaching
For one more roll of the dice
I've made my mistakes
But I won't make them twice

There's no sense in crying
There's no need to blame
When all that you're wanting
Is just more of the same
You can keep all the memories
That you're holding on to
I've already let go
Of what it means to you

Your looks may linger
If I catch your eye
There's no use in wondering
If I'm waving hello or goodbye
But there’s one thing for certain
Something you should understand
Sometimes love just slips through your hands

There's no sense in crying
There's no need to blame
When all that you're wanting
Is just more of the same
You can keep all the memories
That you're holding on to
I've already let go
Of what it means to you