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Clear and Cold

by Radoslav Lorkovic

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Northwind 05:49
A ship sat docked in the harbor Huron Cement painted on the side a seagull flew by calling out to a clear blue sky a smokestack flashed in the distance as the sun began to rise a smile shone through the corner of your dark brown eyes CHORUS And the northwind began to blow through your hair and the trees all along the shore through my heart as you said you had to go down the road I still feel it blowing clear and cold The ship still sits in the harbor though the winds changed course the hot summer air blows through an open car door just as we're sitting there talking I feel a change in the night and the feeling starts to shine through the faint starlight CHORUS I'm standing here alone as the clouds fill the sky the ship's on its way down south leaving its cargo behind It's time for me to leave you're already long gone I'll never really know but I'll be back before too long CHORUS
Mexican Cafe 05:21
Came over back in '64 couldn't 've been much more than seven or so I remember all the things I saw just like they happened yesterday I used to listen to the radio really didn't want to do much more I knew it wouldn't get me far I'd still listen anyway CHORUS My baby's working in a Mexican cafe somewhere down San Diego way Yeah, that's what I hear people say Up here in America my baby's working in a Mexican cafe I know that there's no way she's gonna stay sometimes I still hear her say just like they do here in America The years went by and took their toll it was getting up towards '84 I remember knocking on my baby's door she'd always let in to stay one day my baby said she had to go somewhere far away, didn't know for sure I knew she couldn't take much more I never thought she'd go away CHORUS Now I'm playing in this smoky bar people tell me that I'll never get far they say I gotta try and be a star but I always seem to stay now the people come and people go I still listen to the radio hoping someday I'll have something to show and maybe something more to stay CHORUS
Wide Open 05:19
I'm walking down on main street of a tiny little river town the moon is slowly rising and the sun ain't even all the way down the people walk by slowly as the streetlights, they glow 'til dawn took a couple hours to get here might be forever before I'm gone CHORUS The Mississippi rolls through my mind and it rolls over my shoes rolls through my heart rolls on through to you it rolls all night long gonna roll 'til the morning come it's gonna roll we're gonna roll right with it The trains roll right on through you can hear the whistle down the line tracks run right down mainstreet you can hear the wheels creak and grind the water stays still and cool as the big boats pass on through slip through the locks in order on their way down to the deep bayou CHORUS They tell me I gotta keep movin' No matter what I feel inside The world's out there waiting better not get too far behind ride them four lane highways make wure you're right on time ain't nothin' in world gonna stop this water movin down the line CHORUS
Doin' It 03:34
Written by: Henry Roeland Byrd
Hitched a ride to Chicago got on board a big airplane put my things upon the counter left my baby in the rain by the time I crossed the ocean wasn't sure just why I came these towns they look a little different I still feel about the same CHORUS I'm ridin on the night train headed for the station got my ticket in my pocket headed for some destination not sure how I got here I sure hope I make it back but for now I'll keep on movin' down this shiny railroad track Took a seat back in the cabin threw my things up on the rack these people must be going somewhere this train's still rollin' down the track this guy he speaks a little english I still speak a little french by the time we cross the border won't make no difference anyway CHORUS BRIDGE They might becoming from Morocco they might be coming in from Spain ridin' in the sunshine darting through the rain they're dreaming about Paris they're thinking about the States you know they've never been there their friends all tell 'em it'll be great CHORUS
Big Chief 03:39
Allegra 04:12
The crowd gathered slowly the band would start to play you're father's first solo would catch them right away the music within him came out so soft and smooth the velvet tone of his saxophone would gently fill the room as she walked into the place his playing would start to soar he'd be playin' cool, it'd come out hot the crowd would yell for more like the light that danced upon his horn his playing would start to shine he'd play each note so soulfully it'd make her feel so fine CHORUS They tried to find the sun it was nowhere in sight the moon could only offer pale reflected light like the San Francisco stars they saw that night still shine in your eyes ever so bright The music keeps on playing crowd's still on their feet night still keeps on rollin' in time with the drummer's beat he plays a little colder his tone's a little rough feel's he's growing older still the crowd can't get enough there's one more empty table in the corner of the room he pretends he doesn't notice goes on to the next tune the lights begin to flicker the crowd begins to fade the hollow sounds of his last notes make him wish that she'd stayed


Originally recorded and released in 1990, Clear and Cold has been digitally remastered and has all new package design. The digital download includes a pdf of the album art and liner notes. Each track also displays a unique picture from Rad’s photos taken on the road when played on a compatible music player (like iTunes.)


released June 1, 2013

Executive Producers:
Tatjana Lorković & Hrvoje Lorković

Produced by:
Bo Ramsey & Radoslav Lorković

Piano, Accordion, Vocals:
Radoslav Lorković:

Guitars, Vocals:
Bo Ramsey

Greg Brown

Prudence Johnson

Digital Recording:
Tom Mudge at Studio M, St. Paul, MN (1990)

Digital Remastering:
John Silva, Cedar Creek Studio, Austin, TX

Nan Schwarz, Radoslav Lorković

Bryan Peterson, www.peterson.com

Special Thanks:
Greg Brown

Special Thanks:
Jimmy LaFave and Music Road Records

Dedicated to:
Melita Lorković


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