Edge of the World

by Jenee Halstead

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"On 'Edge Of The World' she largely maintains the indie-americana nature of her previous release but swaps the avant-garde side of it for a much more accessible, rich, moody and beautifully produced sound. Singing better than ever, Halstead impresses from beginning to end with five glorious songs that are bold (opener Shovel with its great refrain: I won’t put the shovel down, ‘til you’re six feet under the cold, hard ground), sexy (Taste Me), sensual (the title track), or just plain deeply moving (the piano ballad Sophia). If there is one drawback to Edge Of The World it’s that it’s only an ep, although you have to search really hard to find a record this year that gives you five such marvelous songs one after another." Eric van Domburg Scipio

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released June 22, 2015

Produced by Sean McLaughlin

Written by:

Shovel ­ Jess Tardy

Juarez ­ Jenee Halstead, Sean McLaughlin

Taste Me ­ Jenee Halstead, Susan Cattaneo

Edge of the World ­ Jenee Halstead

Sophia ­ Jenee Halstead, Susan Cattaneo

Players:

Jeff Charland ­ upright bass

Liz Debias ­ piano, Hammond organ

Jenee Halstead ­ voice, acoustic guitar

Hugh McGowan ­ acoustic, electric guitars

Sean McLaughlin ­ electric bass

Karen Sarkisian ­ pedal steel

Tony Savarino ­ electric guitars, Sitar

Eva Walsh ­ violin, viola

Jonah Sacks ­ cello

Mark Lipman ­ vocals

Olinde Mandell ­ vocals

String arrangements by Chris Barrett

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA

Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

Art Direction by Trey Phillips

Photograph by Amanda Ambrose

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Jenee Halstead Somerville, Massachusetts

"She, like Neko Case before her, mines allegories and fables for her songs, but Halstead isn't a cyclone. She floats and observes, almost achieving a spectral presence on her own songs." Stephen Thomas Erlewine - All Music Guide

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Track Name: Shovel
But some return
I struck the match I watched you burn
Ashes to ashes, dust to dirt
Oh I won't put the shovel down

Some love cures you
Some love's cursed
I tried to tell you
You never learned
Every bad man gets his turn
Oh won't put the shovel down

I only wanna hear the wind
Whipping through the trees
I only wanna see nothing
Where you used to be
I wanna dance under dark skies
Set my spirit free

Chorus:
So I won't put the shovel down
Till you're six feet under
the cold hard ground
No I won't put the shovel down
Some love blazes
Some love bleeds
Some love wrap around
So you can't breathe
Oh Won't Put the Shovel down

Some ghosts rattle
Some ghosts scream
you sound just like a human being
The closer I get, the less I see
Oh I won't put the shovel down

I only want to hear the wind
Whippin' through the trees
I only wanna see nothing
Where you used to be
I wanna dance under dark skies
Set my spirit free

So I won't put the shovel down
Till you're six feet under
the cold hard ground
No I won't put the shovel down
Till you're six feet under
the cold hard ground

Some dead lay down

Till you're six feet under
the cold hard ground
Track Name: Taste Me
Lover you can take me
Pierce my heart, and make me your own
Make me whole

Lover pull me onto you
My skin and lips belong to you
My love, You’re in my blood

For you I will soften
For you I am calling

Taste me
Taste me
I’m what you need

Lover, I will bloom for you
Lay back and give in to you
Whisper secrets only you
would know


For you I will soften
For you I am calling

Taste me
Taste me
Taste the salt of my desire

Taste me
Taste me
Taste me
Taste me
I’m what you need
Track Name: Juarez
Crossed the San Fernando Valley
Thinking I could forget my past
Drove through the night time
Under a veil of pitch black
With a trunk full of treasure
and bandejos all around
I went into the cemetery
And I burned one down

So don’t, don’t go down to Juarez
I know you need a dollar bad
But please don’t, don’t go down to Juarez
Your love was the best thing I had

There’s no such thing as the future
I watched my car burn from the interstate
My red GM all aglow
Nothing left but the license plate
And I saw it all, loud and clear
If your gonna cross the border
There’s no way out of here

So don’t, don’t go down to Juarez
I know you need a dollar bad
But please don’t, don’t go down to Juarez
Your love was the best thing I had
Track Name: Edge of the World
She gave me light
I could understand
She noticed I was always alone

She gave me words
I would not understand
She noticed I was on my own

The life I bore into my hands
I thought i’d been seen and known
Oh I’d been known, I’d been known
I’d been known, I’d been known


But I was a wisp
An invisible slip
touched by the meadowlark
full of moon
bowing and swaying
creatures swimming through me
a hollow husk waiting to be filled

And I would wait there for years
I would wait there for years
A plea to God only knows
God only knows what what

I pushed toward the edge
Away from the others
in agony, I filled my cup
At the edge of world

Oh I carried thing inside me
Inside me it grew
And I am not sure of this love
The only love I knew

To heavy bear
It became too heavy to carry
So I buried it in a shoe box
For years to come
For years to come

I knew I was trouble
Sleeping with ghosts
Stretching out on the sheets
Writhing my toes
my hips pressed into the mat
I was with an invisible man
An invisible man
Track Name: Sophia
Through the mud the crashing world came marching into play
The sacred heart, the sacred stain, the queen has fallen

Sophia
Neath your tree of sin
Sister, let me in

Sophia
Hear my silent prayer
Are you in there?

The devil made material mocking every step
I drank this glass of blues and whispered my despair

For Sophia
Covered in the dark
Can you hear my heart?

Sophia
Buried in the deep
Can you feel me?

Sundays we visit the ashes I wish to turn back time
She sits across from me smiling, points two fingers
towards the sky

Sophia
Empress of the spark
Take back your crown of stars

Sophia
You are the light
I am your light