No Sand / Mr. Tree

by chris q. murphy

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It was slower than i thought it was gonna be But somehow sadness still got the best of me Caught me with my pants down Caught me with my heart hanging out And in the moment that i owed an apology I went down to my pockets came up empty I guess ill have to pay for this in blood Man i hope i still have enough no I have nothing to give any more Nothing washing ashore No man's junk or treasure I've dug deep and all I see is sand And Even that slips through my hands Before i can measure Just how much is gone How to do you measure just how much is gone? So singing praise of gratitude’s gonna help you out And remind you that you’ve got more than loads of doubt But You can only try so long Before you give up on a song I paint a ||picture of despair for my friends and foes But I just ||scare em with it being too on the nose cos with abstract art don’t you know You gotta bring your own shit to the show And Chorus You’re too tired to hear me out… Too tired to hear me out But can you see me? I’m standing right here Come on and have a look cos You can’t learn this in a book Just take me by the hand will make love appear I can’t do this alone so let’s make love appear Chorus


released January 22, 2021

engineered, mixed, and mastered by Kia Eshghi at Newtown Recorders

produced by Chris Q. Murphy (with assistance from E.W. Harris)

all songs written/performed by Chris Q. Murphy

cover art by Gary Malfa and Chris Q. Murphy

Special thanks to dha kings, Mel Johnston, Kim Foxen, Jay "the bassist" Buchanan, Ali Aslam, Nam Wayne, Dr. Matt Ussia, Danelle Connor, the TLS w CQM team, the Big City Folk fam, Brian Elmquist, Spiff Wiegand, and Adam Levy.


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chris q. murphy Brooklyn, New York

"Chris Q. Murphy writes and sings cosmic American music about urban sprawl, suburban blight, and the victors and victims therein - yet somehow manages to be quite funny and inviting while doing so."

- Martin St. Denon, Takoma Park Reckoner
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