Just Believe It (Americana Remix)

by Susan Cowsill

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This is an "Americana" Remixed version of the 2005 release, Just Believe It. Vocals less affected and more prominent, and overall sound more organic, akin to the sound of Lighthouse. We recorded a few additional musicians on a few tracks as well, so some songs sound more different than others from the original recording.

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released May 7, 2011

Produced by Russ Broussard and Susan Cowsill.
Co-produced by Curry Weber, Chris Knotts, Rob Savoy, and track 11 includes Mark Bryan.
All songs engineered & recorded by Curry Weber, except track 11 by Mark Bryan, additional recording by Curry Weber.
All songs recorded at Dockside Studio, Maurice, Louisiana.
Additional recording at Groove Master Studio, Santa Monica, CA by Richard Bosworth, Bill Lane, and Rick Tosi on tracks 2,7, & 9; Sinebox Studio, New York City, by Stewart Leman on track 2; Stone Point, Awendaw, South Carolina, by Mark Bryan on track 11; Lee Wall's, New York City, by Lee Wall on tracks 7, 9, & 14; and Believin' It Studio by Pete Winkler on tracks 4, 7, & 13.

Mixed by Michael Mayeux and Mike Costanzo in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mastered by Dutch Noss in Nashville, TN.

Artwork by Russ, with special assistance from Susan Hardin and Jason Cowsill. Thank you both! Left cover photo of Susan by Robley Dupleix.

JBi band:
Susan Cowsill: vocals, guitars, tambourine, piano, & triangle.
Russ Broussard: drums, percussion, guitars, & vocals.
Christ Knotts: guitars, piano, glockenspiel, Strumstick, & vocals.
Rob Savoy: electric & upright basses, glockenspiel, & vocals.

Additional musicians:
Dwight Breland: pedal steel (track 7).
Richard Burgess: banjo (track 6).
Vicki Peterson Cowsill: vocals (tracks 2 & 9).
Adam Duritz: vocals (track 2).
Janson Loymeyer: Hammond B3 (track 2), piano (tracks 8 & 10), keyborads tracks (9, 11, 12, 13, & 14), and Wurlitzer (track 12).
Mark Meaux: mandolin (tracks 3, 4, & 7), guitar (track 3), and fiddle (track 6).
Jonno Frischberg: fiddle (tracks 4 & 9) and violins (track 7).
Adrian Huval: triple-row accordion (tracks 4, 7, & 13).
Johnny Sansone: harmonica (tracks 5, 7, 8, & 11).
Tom Marron: fiddle (track 7).
Morgan Saucier: cello (tracks 7 & 9).
Amanda Shaw: fiddle (track 4) and viloin (track 7).
Aaron Stroup: electric guitar (tracks 4, 7, & 13).
Lee Wall: toy piano and bowed cymbals (track 7), sleigh bells (track 9), gongs and keyboards (track 14).
Lucinda Williams: vocal (track 7).

Adam Duritz appears courtexy of Geffen.
Lucinda Williams appears courtesy of Lost Highway.

Russ play Vic Firth sticks, brushes, and mallets, and Evnas Drumheads. Susan loves her Taylor guitars--thank you Brent Grulke for the 814CE and inspiring the next record! She uses nothing but D'Addario Strings and Planet Waves accessories.

Management: Terry Ford, tford4637@yahoo.com
Publicity: Cary Baker's Conqueroo, cary@conqueroo.com
Band email: susancowsill.lighthouse@gmail.com
Website: www.susancowsill.com
Facebook, Myspace, Bandcamp, Fanbridge, & Twitter pages can be accessed from our website.

We send our heartfelt gratitude and love to the Threadheads, Steve and Wish Nails at Dockside Studios, Georgianne, our children, family, friends, fans, and musicians who continue to make our life so rich and rewarding. And lest we forget, Paul and Lou Anne Cowsill for saving our pets with all their love.

to all those who bought the "demo" years ago to help us finance recording JBI; we sincerely thank you and congratulate you on the result. You know who you are.

this remix is deciated to the angels better known as the Trheadheads and Terry Ford.


Remixed and Remastered November 2009
All songs copyright Coco Bunny Music, administered by Bug Music (BMI); wcept, Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Irving Music (BMI); Wawona Afternoon Coco Bunny Music/Being Heard/Blue Snake Music, administered by Bug Music (BMI); Wawona Morning, Palm of My hand, Wawona Twilight, and Wawona Night copyright Coco Bunny Music/Being Heard, administered by Bug Music (BMI). Sound recordings and artwork TM by Susan Cowsill.

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Track Name: Wawona Morning
We sit in the same space
I listen to your face
We smile ‘cuz we know
We know each other well

We’re all the same faces
In so many places
And while we’re all laughing
The miles they are gone

I don’t even know you
But you, I still owe
Some love and respect
For just being alive

We laugh the same laughter
We cry the same tears
So why all the heartache
For so many years
Track Name: Palm of My Hand
I was willing to fight
I was willing to ride into the night
I knew it was out there somewhere
And I would find it
In the palm of my hand

So I traveled for years
Far away on a river filled with tears
And every drop was salt that stung my heart

I was gone for so long
I grew older and older made me strong
Nothing could stop me now
And it never could anyhow

The palm of my hand
The palm of my hand
That’s where we will land
After spinning around outside
The palm of my hand

I’ve been racing through time
With the winters that come and go
Looking into the eyes of the strangers
I used to know long ago
In my mind
All of this time

Now it’s time to go home
You’ll be there
You’ve been there all along
You’ll never guess what I found
After searching this whole world round
The palm of my hand

The palm of my hand
That’s where we will end
After spinning around outside
The palm of my hand
The palm of my hand
That’s where we will stand
After spinning around outside
The palm of my hand
The palm of my hand
The palm of my hand
The palm of my hand
Track Name: Christmas Time
Wherever I am
Wherever I stand
It’s my secret hiding place
Wherever you are
No matter how far you
Wind up inside my space

And I don’t think I care too much
Just what it is you see
I only know you’re
Looking straight through me

And here in the dark
Where it’s broken apart I
Paint by numbers on my face
Which one for today
Won’t give it away but
You see deep inside my heart
I’m not the only one you say
Whose paints are black and blue
They’re not the only colors we can choose
We can choose

Right now for today
I’ll stay where I stay just
Leave your number on my wall
Cuz it’s Christmas time
And that’s when I’m fine and I will
Think about it in the fall

Today I’m painting in the sky
All the colors that you see
Maybe I’ll save a few inside for me
Just for me
Track Name: Just Believe It
Well I was thinking about it on the way back home
That big old boulder has become a stone
And I’m still traveling around life’s bend
In no hurry to get to the end, are you

Well I cleaned my windows, now the streaks are gone
And I can see for miles not a road too long
So pack my bags, give them’ all away
Well, I’m sorry but I cannot stay, it’s true
I’m moving through

And the stars tracking us all of the way
Things are changing here everyday
I’m okay and the sky is still blue
The way I see it, we make a choice
Take or leave it, can’t you see it
Tell me now what are you gonna do
Well I wanna see it, don’t you

Well, I was thinking about it just the other night
That big old anchor has become a kite
I’m easing back while it flies away
I don’t even hold that string today, it’s true
I’m sailing through

And the stars tracking us all of the way
Things are changing here every day
I’m okay and the sky is still blue
The way I see it, we make a choice
Take or leave it. Just believe
Tell me now what are you gonna do
I want to believe it, don’t you

And you can’t stop sun
And you can’t stop trees
You can’t stop rain
And you can’t stop me

Well I been thinking about it and I have to say
I am still not sure just how I lost my way
But all the same, I’m not turning back
These are better days I won’t give ‘em back
Would you
Well you’d be a fool

And the stars are tracking us all of the way
Things are changing here every day
I’m okay and the sky is still blue
The way I see it, we make a choice
Take or leave it. Just believe it
Tell me now, what are you gonna do
Well I wanna see it, don’t you
And I’m gonna believe it, won’t you
I wanna believe it, don’t you

And the stars are tracking us all of the way
And things are changing here every day
Oooo Oooo Oooo
Oooo Oooo Oooo
Ah ah ah
Track Name: I Know You Know
Isn’t this a perfect day?
Everybody let me change lanes
On the freeway
And I can smell the sugar in the air
My head is spinning
And I hear the music everywhere

I know you know
Just what I’m talkin’ about
And it’s familiar to you
If you remember what
We can’t live without
Then we finally all dreamed
The same dream

Isn’t this a perfect night?
I can hear the thunder cracking over
Every streetlight
And all my friends are dancing in the street
We love to talk about it
Think about it
It’s the real thing

I know you know
Just what I’m talkin’ about
And it’s familiar to you
If you remember what
We can’t live without
Then we finally all dreamed
The same dream

And if you’re lost and you don’t understand
Don’t you worry baby
Take my hand
I’ll lead you to the Promised Land

Isn’t this the perfect day?
Everybody let me change lanes
On the freeway

I know you know
Just what I’m talkin’ about
And it’s familiar to you
If you remember what
We can’t live without
Then we finally all dreamed the
I know you know
Just what I’m talkin’ about
And it’s familiar to you
If you remember what
We can’t live without
Then we finally all dreamed the same dream
Track Name: Wawona Afternoon
Je suis tout seul
Loin de ma coeur
Sans ma coeur
Je suis loin de ma maison

Ma seule petit
Parti a la guerre
Sans ma petit
Il n’ya pas de ma maison

I’m all alone
Far from my heart
And without my heart I’m far from
Home

My only child
Has gone to war
And without my child
There is no home
Track Name: Nanny's Song
You fell in love across a backyard fence
You read your books behind closed doors
You lived and loved with some regrets
“I’d do it all again,” she said
And as I turned around to go
I heard her singing sweet and low

Oh, Oh, I don’t want to leave this earth
Oh, Oh, I don’t want to let it go

He played the game, he played to win
We watched the game become a war
Now he’s fighting hard he fights to live
And now they’re beating down his door
And when I asked here’s what he told
I want to see my son grow old

Oh, Oh, I don’t want to leave this earth
Oh, Oh, I don’t want to let it go

With all the endless summer days
Watching winter while it fades
Autumn’s sunlight through the trees
The scent of springtime on the breeze
It’s real life that sets you free
Can I take it all with me?
Watching babies while they sleep
Chasing fireflies through the streets
Sleeping under star-filled skies
That moment real love arrives
It’s not as if I didn’t know
That I’d have to let it go

Now I was born with a broken heart
That’s not a pretty way to start
But deep down inside
I always knew one thing
Beautiful joy my life would be
And when it’s my time to go
You’ll hear me singing sweet and low

Oh, Oh, I don’t want to leave this earth
Oh, Oh, I don’t want to let it go
Track Name: Who Knows Where the Time Goes
Across the evening sky
All the birds are leaving
But how can they know
It’s time for them to go
Before the winter fire
I will still be dreaming
I have no thought of time

For who knows where the time goes?
Who knows where the time goes

Sad, deserted shore
Your fickle friends are leaving
Ah but then you know
It’s time for them to go
But I will not be here
I have no thought of leaving
I do not count the time

For who knows where the time goes?
Who knows where the time goes?

And I am not alone
While my love is near me
And I know it will be so
So until it’s time to go
But come the storms of winter
And then the birds in spring again
I have no fear of time

For who knows how my love grows?
And who knows where the time goes?
Track Name: Gazebo
My relationship with you
Is like a dream that I once had
And these flashes in my mind
Are some home movies but they’re mine
And I keep on losing track of you
But it’s always been that way
We were never really on a track
Just a train that ran away

And I am not so sure at all
That I am comfortable this way
And then again I’m not so sure
It’s not the other way

Around, around the years go by
Sometimes I get a ring
But the only time I see your face
Is when you want me to sing

And it was so fun
And it was so good
And I felt so safe under my red hood
Take a walk on my lawn
This is my gazebo
It’s the end of the reel
What an excellent show

If I sit quiet in the green room
Do your dishes every day
Stay out of your secret closets
Where you always went to play
And I’ve seen your monkey shakin’
In his cage as you walked by
Just thinking about the old house
Always seems to make you cry

And it was so fun
And it was so good
And I felt so safe under my red hood
Take a walk on my lawn
This is my gazebo
It’s the end of the reel
What an excellent show

I will never tell on you
Say I can stay at least til Christmas day

And it was so fun
And it was so good
And I felt so safe under my red hood
Take a walk on my lawn
This is my gazebo
It’s the end of the reel
What an excellent show

‘Cuz it was so fun
And it was so good
And I felt so safe under my red hood
Take a walk on my lawn
This is my gazebo
It’s the end of the reel
What an excellent show

I will never tell on you
Say I can stay at least til Christmas day
Track Name: Talkin'
I hear you lost your new girlfriend
Well I’m sorry for you
Did she get sick of you talkin’ about me
Well I’m sick of it too
You should try volunteering
A new hobby or two
Maybe taking up knitting
‘Cuz spinning yarn’s what you do

You’re talkin’ shit around town
Talkin’ shit around town
You just sit around and sit around and
Sit around
Talkin’ shit around town

Sticks and stones, baby
Play your part
Private showings are
Not your style

I understand how you’re feeling
It sometimes gets to me too
But the last thing I need at the end of
my day

Is to hear about you
Talkin’ shit around town
Talkin’ shit around town
You just sit around and sit
around and sit around
Talkin’ shit around town

Sticks and stones, baby
Play your part
Private showings are
Not your style

You’re talkin’ shit around town
Talkin’ shit around town
You just sit around and sit around and sit around
Talkin’ shit around town

You’re talkin’ shit around town
While you just sit around town
You just sit around and sit around and sit around
Talkin’ shit around town
So get a life
Track Name: Crazy
Stop this spinning in my head
Stop it, stop it, stop, I said
It’s white noise burnin’ through my brain
Quietly whispering my name

Can’t find the knob to turn it down
It’s much to dark to get around
Won’t somebody come and light the way
It is totally fucking up my day

And it’s making me crazy
It’s making me crazy

Something’s up, it’s going down
It’s not just me
It is going round
Won’t somebody come
And save the day
Or at least a little piece of me

And it’s making me crazy
It’s making me crazy
It’s making me crazy

I recognize another face
It’s time life granted me full grace
How many tickets for this ride
Well I never even asked for one
Oh, please this time can I be done

Making me crazy
It’s making me crazy

It’s making me crazy
Track Name: White Light of Winter
White light of winter
On the Vermilion
It’ll blind you
Even save your soul
White light of winter
One in a million
And it’s calling your name
Telling you not to go home

White light of winter
Filling up my eyes
Shining through my heaven
Making the clouds cry
White light of winter
Leads me up river
Follow me gently
Making sure that I get home

Home Home
Home Home

White light of winter
Please answer my prayer
Listen like a mother
Floating in mid-air
White light of winter
Wraps you in its robe
Covers you gently
While it shows you the way home

Home Home
Home Home

White light of winter
Swimming through blue skies
Drowning in silver
All of my insides
White light of winter
Your days are numbered
Fit into summer
While I find a new home

Home Home
Home Home

White light of winter
On the Vermilion
It’ll blind you

Even save your soul
Track Name: Wawona Night
We’re all here together
Forever and ever
To breathe the same air
Speak our words, keep our faith

Some kindness and sharing
Forgiveness and caring
I stand where you stand
The whole human race

I don’t even know you
But you I still owe
Some love and respect
For just being alive

We laugh the same laughter
We cry the same tears
So why all the heartache
For so many years