Big Deal

by Kelly Sloan

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This ten-song collection rolls out a variety of sounds from stripped-down folk to 60s French pop to soul to indie rock to space-country but all maintain a cohesiveness, that continues to define Kelly as a unique songwriter with a style all her own. Big Deal was recorded and mixed in six days in August 2015 in Halifax, NS.

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released May 30, 2016

Produced by Mike O'Neill & Kelly Sloan. Engineered by Charles Austin at the Echo Chamber in Halifax, NS.

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Track Name: Love is Plenty
Love is Plenty

So you go to where you know, with your family
And I’ll stay here if I can, where I land
But I’ll take you where I go and read your letters when I get home
With words that we never need to say

‘Cause love is plenty
And we have plenty to recall
Love is plenty
(We have plenty)

There is something mighty fine about the dust you left behind
Blowing through my back door every night
Just when I think that it’s time that I put you from my mind,
I hear a song that’s saying to me that,

Love is plenty
And we have plenty to recall
Love is plenty
And we have plenty to recall

I am waking to the sun today
I know you’re far away
But do you know
If you’re looking up from where you are
We can’t be very far away

‘Cause love is plenty
And we have plenty to recall
Love is plenty
And we have plenty to recall x2
Track Name: Big Deal
Big Deal

Don’t expect something deep
Why bother saying what’s out of our reach?
I’ve been sick and I’ve been down
I don’t know what it is but here it comes

Hey your poster’s in the bathroom stall
You know you got it all made
So sing your song


I’m pretty big in a little town
My Mum’s friends know me
‘cause I play around
I play the chords and I sing the words
And if they’re lucky I repeat the verse

Hey my song was on the radio
In North Ontario last May
They played my song


My friends have babies far away from town
But I’m still here, hey it’s all working out
Sometimes I think I’ll do some other work
Where I don’t say a word or sing my hurt

But your poster’s in the local hall
You know you got to give it all
So play your song
Track Name: Made of Wood
Made of Wood

I have come and I will stay
I built that house by the lake
With or without you in that house I will spend my days
I am made of wood and you are made of clay

If the seas had flowed through my veins
I would stay awhile and face the rain
But I’m made of trees that grow where I am from
I am made of wood and you are made of stone


I have come and I will stay
I threw my bones in that lake
And I’ll take my heart and go where I am from
I am made of wood and you are made of stone


I am made of trees that grow where I am from
I am made of wood and you are made of stone
Track Name: Annie Edson Taylor
Annie Edson Taylor

She is taking on water
All her family is gone
She is going to Niagara Falls
To feel it all
To wash it all away
Nothing left to hate
So she was going to the falls

You know nothing really matters
When you’re floating in the sea
When the waves begin to sing and moan
It can take you home to a place of light and pain
She felt she had lost it all
So she was going to the falls

Over the water’s edge she goes
Only the ones that are gone know
Why she goes…


She is taking on water
A sinking family stone
She is going to leave it all
At Niagara Falls
It will all come tumbling down
All she had was gone
So she was going to the falls

Over the water’s edge she goes
Only the ones that are gone know
Over the water’s edge she goes
Only the ones that are gone know

Why she goes…
Track Name: Be the Woman & the Man
Be the Woman and the Man

Something always moved
Although she had no proof
For she never saw him there
In their home upon the hill

So all day long she cleaned
And thought of things to think
And sat in darkness still
In their home upon the hill

And then one day it rained
With the pain of yesterday
For forty nights she stayed
‘til her dreams did go away
‘cause a shadow never stays

Then she did understand
She’d be the woman and the man

So all day long she sang
While fixing everything
And wiping off the stove
Maybe three times, maybe more

And soon she came to find
He wasn’t on her mind
But her hands were never still
In their home upon the hill
‘cause a shadow never will

Then she did understand
She’d be the woman and the man
Then she did understand
She’d be the woman and the man
Track Name: Tracers
Tracers

Thought I closed the back door tight
‘Cause I saw you once or twice
You were creeping through the dark of night
And coming to my door
Oh oh and I try

But you come back to me


Checking tracers left and right
Bits of light to remember you by
There’s a thousand homes on the street tonight
And you’re coming for my door
Oh oh and I try

But you come back to me oh
And you don’t want to leave

Holy roller, know yourself
‘Cause I don’t know you.

Sleeping in my room at night
Covered in your broken light
You’re a figment of someone passing by
And you’re coming to my door
Oh oh and I try

But you come back to me, oh
And you don’t want to leave
Baby, come back to me
Then you won’t want to leave
Track Name: To the Water
To the Water

You seem to have a lot to say
You really got it going on
But I’ve seen this face before

Then something starts to take you down
And no one knows what’s going on
You were running
But now you’re crawling on all fours now

And I know you,
You’re heading straight to the water this time, whoa----
You’re heading straight to the water.

Forty really came on fast
And things were getting out of hand
The mornings always came too soon

But something always has to give
And someone always has to break
You can take it or leave it
But you throw it all away

And I know you,
You’re heading straight to the water this time, whoa---
You’re heading straight to the water.

Come on
Come on down
All your troubles
Will be gone
Let it out
Now, let it in
Come on down
And come on in

Don’t go to the water, no, don’t go, just come on down
Don’t go to the water, no, don’t go, don’t go, ‘cause

I know you,
You’re heading straight to the water this time, whoa---
You’re heading straight to the water
Track Name: O Brother
O Brother

O brother help me, you’re so far away
Two doors down or wherever
I’m so alone and only you know
The things I don’t want to explain

Walking through the brush out the back
You’re way ahead and it’s showing
I don’t want to care like you don’t anymore
For me or her or whoever

Some people open their eyes
Some can see something besides their own question
So don’t ask you what is yours

I go down to that place every night
To see your face or whoever’s
Your jaw won’t sit right, with someone else’s eyes
You’re here or gone or whatever

Some people open their eyes
Some can see something besides their own question
So don’t ask you what is yours.

Call me a cheater but there was no other way
To win a game no one’s playing
Some of us try and the rest never change
Now or then or whenever

Some people open their eyes
They can see something besides ---

Some people open their eyes
Some can see something besides their own question
So don’t ask you what is yours
Track Name: Your Only Ride
Your Only Ride

It’s over amen,
Now it’s already starting again,
I’m in over my head, (I’m in over my head)
I’ve been shaking myself, not knowing my face,
These sounds and noises I keep trying to shut out
Let me go, let me know, let me out
Of this feeling, deep inside.

Then I hear a voice callin’, telling me to shut ‘er down,
Don’t worry about where you are, where you were and where you can’t be now
It’s all in your head and plus, it doesn’t even matter.


‘Cause this is your only ride, this is your only ride, ohhh
Tomorrow you will be fine.
Your chest will softly rise,
And you will begin, again.

Too many times before
I was sorting through the rubble,
I was tasting toil & trouble,
And watching myself crumble,
Peeling back the layers but it was rotten through & through
I was feeling so lost, I was
Feeling so blue, so blue.

So I turned to you,
I didn’t know what to do
My bones were aching,
I was shaking through & through
You told me to hold on
And just be cool.

‘Cause this is your only ride, this is your only ride, ohhh
Tomorrow you will be fine.
Your chest will softly rise,
And you will begin, again.

My face is straight
But I’m losing my legs
I’m stumbling & fumbling
through an open gate.
I'm falling & calling
Both hands hanging on hard
The feel of the wheel
& the weight of a broken heart
It’s here, then near, then far away
I’ve died, I’m gone, I’ve blown away
It’s over amen,
Now I can start over again.

‘Cause this is your only ride, this is your only ride, ohhh
Tomorrow you will be fine.
Your chest will softly rise,
And you will begin, again.
Track Name: Turn To Me
Turn to Me

Turn to me, turn to me
I called your name my darlin’
Too much to ask I suppose
To hear my lonely callin’.

Turn to me, turn to me
I saw you there this mornin’
My father knows what you have done
And he won’t want you a-callin’.

Come to me, baby run into my arms
Come to me, we can dream under the stars
Turn to me, I will never be too far away
Come and be my love.

Turn to me, turn to me
I don’t know why you’re runnin’
My stars were right when you were here
Now all the rains are fallin’.

Turn to me, turn to me
You don’t know where you’re going
They’ll follow you and take you in
And I’ll live alone forever.

Come to me, baby run into my arms
Come to me, we can dream under the stars
Turn to me, I will never be too far -----
Come to me, baby run into my arms
Turn to me, I will never be too far away

Come and be my love