Eden

by Chasing 76

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pjsjr1987 I've loved JKutchma's music since the first time I heard it at a live performance in a Philadelphia coffee shop. One of the greatest live performances I've ever witnessed in my life. I had goosebumps. Please never stop making music J Favorite track: Howling For You.
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cbjones Glad to see Mr. Kutchma is still at it. Favorite track: The Birds of Eden.
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Joe Margiotta One fantastic song after another! Kutchma is back, and it couldn't come at a better time. Needed something to make me smile Favorite track: Salvation.
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Jeffrey This makes my staying home so much better

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1.
Here they come, there you go Hear them howling for you Tears came when you left You said there was nothing you could do You let up, you let down Stood up and turned around You were gone, you were gone You were in, you were out Only certain of your doubt Now you’re gone Come back Your past, you can’t replace it Try and run, you can’t outpace it It’s your mess, it’s not erased It’ll never pass if it’s never faced It’ll call through the backdoor window Beyond the porch, beyond the fog Staked down in the dirt Like some poor forgotten dog On hardened ground Green heaven just out of touch Too deaf for the guard Too blind for the watch Just howling Who’s gonna save me? Are you gonna save me?
2.
You think you’re never gonna break As you bow to no end? Whatever it takes When they raise the stakes You’re bending Don’t get into that line When they lean even a little bit back With the music and the rhythm Everybody thinks they’re winning But it’s a fact now It’s only those holding the ends Making it harder the older I get With their goal of dropping the pole How low can you go? How much more can you take Of circles going lower? Of crooking that neck Then genuflecting that back Yet still going under? Come and go over Not another replay While everybody’s dipping But nobody’s no more grinning Everybody’s watching you walking away Days are no wage to bet On a roll of this crushing roulette Croupier calling double zero How low you can go?
3.
Leo’s at the levee, neon Piggly Wiggly Frost moon shining through loblolly pines There’s a billboard with a sheriff elect I eat my MRE and watch kids rolling dice Who’s that there right about midnight Looking like he’s been worried all his life? Red and white suit, blue chewed and bitten tie Arms rise in the shadows of street lit cable lines Dull and yellowed, worn cue ball eyes The smell of despair leaking from every breath “I’ve been running since seventy-five I’ve been in a hurry all that time” Leaned in my car Pawed at his jaw His face said it all I can’t take this anymore Forty years of mounting doubt and debt Now I fear there’s a hunting to come and collect Are you my rider? Is this my ride? I’m just so worried all of the time
4.
All the birds of Eden Don’t know where to fly Because the North looks like the South From January clear out Until the fourth of July Way out in the west Whatever water’s left Fills the bottles Fills the shelves Filling the bellies of the whales Filling the bottoms of the oceans When night falls on Eden Birds don’t know it’s not day So they cry and they call To the quiet then the qualms of breaking Then that day gets broken Then that day gets numbered Nights get lost Momma Bird’s crying Cause the alarm clock won’t shut off She’s flying barely alive She’s flying over the Garden Watching kids playing scared Better to be caged inside So the cameras and I Can keep an eye on you Just like everybody do Everybody online Everybody off Everybody out Everybody shouts Hot damn, I am barely alive Beak in a river of Eden Once flowed with gold Now those rivers are roads Endless roads that go and go and go Then stop to become parking lots On endless highways Ending in manors called Endless Estates It’s paradise! That’s what the brochures say Very alive! You’ll feel very alive! But you’ll be buried alive Deep in the forests of the Garden There’s a fake plastic breeze Every minute every hour Among the cell phone towers I mean evergreens Forever green For every poison sweetened For no fruit forbidden For nothing is hidden For all knowledge given Like which direction is heaven And if I’m even alive Now poor Momma Bird’s lost She’s lost and all alone Got to bring her home First you got to find her remote control Can you hear it? Can you hear her? Can you hear the call Of nothing at all Here in Eden?
5.
Salvation 05:02
Take a look at our paradise It’s been burning like that all night Been burning with them hungry flames Since seventy four or five Lapping up, lapping up All these ashes and dust Is that what becomes of us? Amber waves waving their goodbyes On our highways of indifference I can see you through the smoke Are you ever coming back? Tell me you’re coming home Tell me I’m not alone This morning we lost our days Has all light been forgot? For every moment some darkness gains, There’s another shattering sense of loss “It’s gone!” They’ve said that all along Were they wrong? It’s not gone but it’s been tumbling down As we were waiting but for what use? Only to become bored by being amused By some kinda joke But you’re never allowed to laugh, oh no It’s about the most foolish thing I’ve ever known As midnight becomes our noon We’re pointing at everyone When all is said and done More was said than ever done “It’s gone!” I heard that all along It’s not gone but damn sure is crumbling We keep on waiting, who knows what for? One more drop to another bottom floor Somewhere in this smoke I can feel you, come on back Hear me calling come on home Must I come for you? Must I come to you believing Salvation is just a little farther away? I was broken I was beaten But no, I won’t be defeated Not ever Not today I was hopeless I was haunted But I’ll be fearless I will be undaunted For you For always For salvation is just a little further
6.
Has the night gone on too long? I feel the days before it wasted Why do I fear some coming dawn? If the sun does rise can I face it? I wonder I spent too much time alone Too much time being lonely when not alone Is it some fault in me? Skipping gears of my machinery? These thoughts won’t stop Can’t be ignored not like before I’m running but I don’t know if away or toward You’re the one I’ve been waiting for I’ve been reaching out but it all just slips away To ghosts in clouds, down darkened corridors To high tide waves on my blackened shores Saying, “We’re taking back what was once ours” You’re the one I’ve been waiting for The shallow end keeps deepening The deep end calls and calls “Hello” Waters rise or am I sinking? Depths peaking Please speak into the microphone Shout it out nice and loud Be the choir all by yourself Your lost will not be found Not right now anyhow There’s still fear in me But it appears to be I’m not in this all alone Yet that first step is always on your own You’re the one I’ve been waiting
7.
I had a fear of falling But I never knew no fear of heights Till at the end of a rope I had no right to climb Friends kept on calling Their thrown ropes, I wouldn’t grab them I wasn’t living for today or tomorrow I was living out of habit Never cared what I had to lose Never cared what I had to prove Never cared what I had to choose Until you You’re one in a million Maybe even a million two I hate to think just where I’d be without you I was so far away from higher ground When I heard an echo I heard this sound It was an aching It was howling Do you care what you have to choose? Don’t you care what you have to choose? Don’t you care what you must choose? Who was that, you? Falling in love To know what you have to lose Is to know what you have to prove Is to know what you must choose I fell and I fell then I crawled Only then could I fall in love again
8.
I walked every plain and mountain I walked every shore of the sea I walked then I ran I forgot who I am Will I ever be released? Will I ever be free? I bought every promise heard or seen A stranger in a shelter said to me I thought I liked the price I thought I knew the cost Just like a thief hanging on a cross I won’t ever be released Maybe I’ll be free On the day my whole world was crying They were crying but oh no not me I was looking up They said I looked my best While they were looking down At the flowers on my chest I won’t ever be released But I will be free

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released March 24, 2020

Brandon Collins and Jason Kutchma are Chasing 76

Songs & Lyrics by Jason Kutchma

Drums and percussion by Brandon Collins
Vocals, guitar, keys by Jason Kutchma
Bass and additional vocals by Andy A.


Recorded, mixed and mastered by Andy A.
The Chop Shop Recording Studio in Boise, Idaho
June 2019 through January 2020

Bird of Paradise artwork by Chels Collins

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