Trading Love For Gold (single)

by Morning Brigade

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Read The Bottom String's feature on Morning Brigade and "Trading Love For Gold" here: thebottomstring.blogspot.com/2014/04/ears-to-ground-trading-love-for-gold-by.html

From the album "Grow Around The Bones" released 04/26/14

Morning Brigade is: Peter Vance, Mary Koenig, Eli Howells, Christian Adams, Nathan Spain and Gabriel Reynolds

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released April 22, 2014

Recorded at Nightsound Studios in Carrboro, NC
Produced by Chris Wimberley and Morning Brigade
Mastered by Dave Kampel at Magnetic West Audio
Engineers: F. Matthews, M. Oglesby, M. Puryear, C. Wimberley
Assistant engineers: C. Adams, G. Walata
Editing engineers: C. Adams, M. Oglesby, G. Reynolds, S. Reynolds
Album illustration by Lily Fu
Graphic design by High Street Design

“Trading Love For Gold” mixed by Chris Stamey at Modern Recording in Chapel Hill, NC

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Morning Brigade Chapel Hill, North Carolina

When Peter Vance came to Chapel Hill from Washington, DC, he had been playing his songs as a one-man band for years. Pianist Gabriel Reynolds approached Peter with an interest in giving his songs the treatment they deserved. It was with the addition of Christian Adams' cello, Eli Howells' fiddling fingers, Nathan Spain's drumming, and Mary Koenig's harmonies that the songs truly came to life. ... more

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Track Name: Trading Love For Gold
Would I still feel the chill creeping up and down my spine
And a heart falls apart when your loving it turns to greed

A sea of opportunities is crashing down on me
Trading copper for gold
What does it mean for me to climb the taller tree
And trade in copper for gold

Would I still feel the chill creeping up and down my spine
When your hand brushes against mine
And your eyes meet mine

What kind of prominence is worth the accident
Of trading love for gold
Listening to the loves instead of living life
Trading love for gold

And a heart falls apart when your loving it turns to greed
A gilded spade plants the seed
Of an unclimbable tree

What does it mean for me to climb the taller tree
And watch it cut down beneath my feet
What kind of prominence is worth the accident
Of losing the only one who sees
How I feel when I kneel to the one who stands on my hands
Instead of the one who holds my hand
The one who holds my hand