Living In A Burning House

Selwyn Birchwood

Living In A Burning House


A master class in distinctive, contemporary roots music and positively brimming with catchy lyrics, undeniable grooves and some of the most exhilarating guitar playing in any genre.  Thirteen compelling originals include guitar-driven, horn-fueled declarations of love, rocking reflections on modern life and low and slow ballads, all bound together by Selwyn’s raw, urgent vocals and intense playing.  Produced by Grammy winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Susan Tedeschi).  "Rising blues star Selwyn Birchwood puts his own fresh spin on the blues, taking the tradition and making it into something new." —Guitar World


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1. I'd Climb Mountains 3:31

I’D CLIMB MOUNTAINS JUST TO GET TO YOU
I’D JUMP CANYONS, IF I HAD TO DO
THERE AIN’T NOTHING, WOULDN’T KEEP ME BACK
OH, I’M SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK
I’D CLIMB MOUNTAINS JUST TO GET TO YOU
I’D JUMP CANYONS, IF I HAD TO DO
THERE AIN’T NOTHING, WOULDN’T KEEP ME BACK
OH, I’M SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK

IF THE MOON DARED SHINE TOO BRIGHT AT NIGHT
I’D SPIN IT AROUND TO THE DARKER SIDE
I’D PLUCK THE TWINKLING STARS STRAIGHT FROM THE SKY
AND SERENADE YOU TO SLEEP WITH A LULLABY
I’D STEAL THE SUN FOR YOU, IF YOU ASKED ME TO
SO ONLY YOU COULD SEE IT SHINE
I’D PULL IT FROM THE SKY, RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES
OR I’D BURN TO DEATH JUST TRYING 

I’D CLIMB MOUNTAINS JUST TO GET TO YOU
I’D JUMP CANYONS, IF I HAD TO DO
THERE AIN’T NOTHING, WOULDN’T KEEP ME BACK
OH, I’M SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK

IF YOU WERE MY QUEEN IN AN ANCIENT TIME
AND SOMEONE DARED TO STEAL YOU AWAY
THERE ISN’T AN OCEAN WIDE ENOUGH
FOR THEM TO ESCAPE THEIR FATE
I’D LAUNCH 10,000 SHIPS AND 10 MILLION SWORDS
TO RETURN YOU TO MY SIDE
NOT A SOUL WOULD COME BACK, WITHOUT YOU INTACT
I’D FIGHT FOR YOU UNTIL THE END OF TIME.
I’D CLIMB MOUNTAINS JUST TO GET TO YOU
I’D JUMP CANYONS, IF I HAD TO DO
THERE AIN’T NOTHING, WOULDN’T KEEP ME BACK
OH, I’M SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK
I’D CLIMB MOUNTAINS, JUST TO GET TO YOU...
I’M SERIOUS, LORD
AS A HEART ATTACK
I’D CLIMB MOUNTAINS JUST TO GET TO YOU
I’D JUMP CANYONS, IF I HAD TO DO
THERE AIN’T NOTHING, WOULDN’T KEEP ME BACK
OH, I’M SERIOUS, I’M SERIOUS

I’D CLIMB MOUNTAINS JUST TO GET TO YOU
I’D JUMP CANYONS, IF I HAD TO DO
THERE AIN’T NOTHING, WOULDN’T KEEP ME BACK
OH, I’M SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK

 

2. I Got Drunk, Laid And Stoned 3:32

I STAYED OUT ALL NIGHT
I GOT DRUNK, LAID AND STONED (YES, I AM)
I’M GOING OUT ALL NIGHT
GONNA GET DRUNK, LAID AND STONED
MY BABY HURT ME TO MY SOUL
SHE CUT ME TO THE BONE
(LET ME TELL YA WHAT HAPPENED)
WELL IT’S 9 IN THE MORNING AND SHE JUST WALKED IN
ROLLING HER BLOODSHOT EYES WHEN I ASK HER WHERE SHE’S BEEN
SHE CAN’T KEEP A STORY, WHEN I ASK “WHAT?” “WHY? AND “WHO?”
SHE TOLD SO MANY LIES, I’M MORE SURPRISED BY THE TRUTH

THAT SHE WAS OUT ALL NIGHT
SHE GOT DRUNK, LAID, AND STONED (YOU KNOW I KNOW)
MY BABY HURT ME TO MY SOUL
SHE CUT ME TO THE BONE

I WAS YOUR FOOL FOR SO LONG, BUT FINALLY GRADUATED
THANK GOD I CAME TO MY SENSES ‘FORE I GOT TOO JADED
LOVE IS A BLESSING, IT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED
NOT JUST ANOTHER BURDEN TO BE TOLERATED
I’M GOING OUT ALL NIGHT
GONNA GET DRUNK, LAID AND STONED (YES I AM)
MY BABY HURT ME TO MY SOUL
SHE CUT ME TO THE BONE

LET ME PLAY MY GUITAR…

I’M GOING OUT ALL NIGHT
GONNA GET DRUNK, LAID AND STONED (YES I AM)
MY BABY HURT ME TO MY SOUL
SHE CUT ME TO THE BONE
MY BABY HURT ME TO MY SOUL
SHE CUT ME TO THE BONE
MY BABY HURT ME TO MY SOUL
SHE CUT ME TO THE BONE

3. Living in a Burning House 4:07

I’M SMELLIN’ SMOKE AND I KNOW SOMETHING’S BURNING
BUT I’M JUST TOO SCARED TO LOOK
IF I CLOSE MY EYES AND IGNORE ALL THE WARNINGS
I WON’T HAVE TO KNOW THE TRUTH
MY HEART SAYS “LEAVE,” BUT MY LEGS WON’T LET ME
I CAN’T BRING MYSELF TO LEAVE MY HOME
BUT I AM FINDING OUT, THAT THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT
I’M LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE
LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE
I’M LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE
LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE

I SEE A GLOW, IT PAINTS MY SHADOW ON THE WALL
AND THE FLICKER MAKES IT DANCE
THE AIR HAS GROWN THICKER; I CAN HARDLY BREATHE AT ALL
BUT ALL I KNOW IS THIS DON’T FEEL LIKE ROMANCE
MY HEART SAYS “LEAVE,” BUT MY LEGS WON’T LET ME
I CAN’T BRING MYSELF TO LEAVE MY HOME
BUT I AM FINDING OUT, THAT THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT
I’M LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE
LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE
I’M LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE
LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE

MY HEART SAYS “LEAVE,” BUT MY LEGS WON’T LET ME
I CAN’T BRING MYSELF TO LEAVE MY HOME
BUT I AM FINDING OUT, THAT THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT
I’M LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE (OH, YEAH)
LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE (HOUSE ON FIRE)
I’M LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE (BURNING DOWN THIS HOUSE)
LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE (I’M BURNING UP)
 

4. You Can’t Steal My Shine 3:54

YOU STEAL MY CAR, I DRIVE TOO MUCH ANYWAY
YOU CAN TAKE MY MONEY, LORD, IT JUST BUYS YOU THINGS
YOU CAN HAVE MY HOUSE, ‘CAUSE I’M ALWAYS ON THE ROAD
YOU CAN TAKE MY GUITAR, LORD, IT’S JUST WOOD AND STRINGS
THERE’S ONE THING YOU CAN’T TAKE ‘CAUSE IT’S MINE
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (STEAL MY SHINE)
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (STEAL MY SHINE)
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (STEAL MY SHINE)
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (STEAL MY SHINE)
PEOPLE THROW SHADE ALL THE TIME
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE

YOU CAN TAKE MY WATCH
I ALREADY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS
YOU CAN TAKE MY JOB, ‘CAUSE I AIN’T GOT NO BENEFITS
YOU CAN STEAL MY BED, LORD, ‘CAUSE I’M ALREADY WOKE
YOU CAN STEAL MY WIFE, AND I’LL WISH THE BEST TO YOU BOTH.
THERE’S ONE THING YOU CAN’T TAKE ‘CAUSE IT’S MINE
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (STEAL MY SHINE)
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (STEAL MY SHINE)
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (STEAL MY SHINE)
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (STEAL MY SHINE)
PEOPLE THROW SHADE ALL THE TIME
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (YEAH, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT FROM ME)
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE
YOU CAN’T STEAL MY SHINE (SHINE YOUR LIGHT!)


5. Revelation 2:50

THE SEAL’S BEEN BROKEN
THE BOOK’S BEEN OPENED
IT’S A COUNTDOWN TO JUDGEMENT DAY
THE SKY IS FALLING
LORD, THE ANGELS CALLING
THE WIND, THE WAVES, AND THE RAINS
REVELATION (REVELATION)
REVELATION (REVELATION)

FOUR HORSEMEN DRAWING NEAR
FEEDING ON FLESH AND FEAR
THERE’S A BOUNTY ON THE SOULS
AND THEY’VE COME TO COLLECT
YOU CAN SMELL THE SULPHUR
AS THEY RUN FOR COVER
IT’S JUST THE DEVIL’S BREATH ON THEIR NECKS
REVELATION (REVELATION)
REVELATION (REVELATION)

“SEVEN TRUMPETS PREPARED THEMSELVES TO SOUND
ALL NATIONS AND KINDREDS STOOD BEFORE THE THRONE
THERE FELL A GREAT STAR FROM HEAVEN
BURNING AS IF IT WERE A LAMP
HAIL AND FIRE CAST UPON THE EARTH”
REVELATION (REVELATION)
REVELATION (REVELATION)
REVELATION

6. Searching For My Tribe 4:19

I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A LONER
BUT NEVER LIKED BEING ALONE
IT SEEM LIKE EVERYWHERE I GO
I’M HALF RIGHT OR HALF WRONG

THEY WANNA PUT YOU IN A BOX
SO YOU’LL BE SQUARE LIKE THEM
I’M TRYING TO BE MYSELF
NOT JUST TRYING TO FIT IN
I’M SEARCHING FOR MY TRIBE
I’M SEARCHING FOR MY TRIBE
I’M SEARCHING FOR MY TRIBE

I CAN’T TAKE NO REST
TILL I COMPLETE MY QUEST
TO WRITE MY OWN DESTINY
NOT ONE THAT OTHERS MANIFEST

I’M SEARCHING FOR MY TRIBE
I’M SEARCHING FOR MY TRIBE
I’M SEARCHING FOR MY TRIBE


7. She’s a Dime 3:59

SHE JUST SMILES AND BATS HER EYES
ALREADY GOT MY NATURE RISING
THE WAY SHE SWITCH THEM THIGHS
YOU KNOW SHE GOT ME HYPNOTIZED
MY BABY GOT SO MUCH SWEETNESS
AFRAID SHE GIVE ME DIABETES
WHEN SHE’S WALKING DOWN THE STREET, YEAH
SHE’S BREAKING NECKS
FROM PEOPLE PEEPING

SHE’S A DIME
MY BABY’S SHE’S A DIME
SHE AIN’T NO 6, 7, 8, OR 9
AND SHE’S MINE, ALL MINE
SHE’S A DIME
MY BABY’S SHE’S A DIME
SHE AIN’T NO 6, 7, 8, OR 9
AND SHE’S MINE, ALL MINE

IF GOOD LOOKS COULD KILL
SHE’D BE TRIED FOR GENOCIDE
AND IF BEING FINE WAS A CRIME
SHE’D BE DOING DOUBLE LIFE
SHE BRIGHTER THAN ALL THE STARS
IN ALL THE GALAXIES ABOVE
AND SHE’S HOTTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS
EXPLODING ALL AT ONCE

SHE’S A DIME
MY BABY’S SHE’S A DIME
SHE AIN’T NO 6, 7, 8, OR 9
AND SHE’S MINE, ALL MINE
SHE’S A DIME
MY BABY’S SHE’S A DIME
SHE AIN’T NO 6, 7, 8, OR 9
AND SHE’S MINE, ALL MINE

YEAH, SHE’S A DIME
MY BABY’S SHE’S A DIME
SHE AIN’T NO 6, 7, 8, OR 9
AND SHE’S MINE, ALL MINE
SHE’S MINE ALL MINE
SHE’S MINE ALL MINE
SHE’S MINE ALL MINE
 

8. One More Time 4:31

WE’RE STANDING AT A CROSSROADS
AND IT FEELS LIKE THE LAST TIME
DO WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES
TO GIVE IT ONE LAST TRY?
FOREVER IS A LONG TIME
TO WONDER IF WE COULD HAVE MADE IT RIGHT
PERHAPS WE JUST NEED
ONE MORE TIME

IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTIONS
PLEASE JUST SET ME FREE
AND I’LL JUST HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE
WITH THAT REALITY
BUT IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME
PLEASE DON’T TELL ME A LIE
‘CAUSE IT HURTS TOO MUCH TO HEAR IT
ONE MORE TIME

ONE MORE TIME (ONE MORE TIME)
ONE MORE TIME (ONE MORE TIME)

IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME
PLEASE DON’T TELL ME A LIE
‘CAUSE IT HURTS TOO MUCH TO HEAR IT
ONE MORE TIME

ONE MORE TIME (ONE MORE TIME)
ONE MORE TIME (ONE MORE TIME)
IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME
PLEASE DON’T TELL ME A LIE
‘CAUSE IT HURTS TOO MUCH TO HEAR IT
ONE MORE TIME

I LOOK TO THE HORIZON
BUT IT DON’T LOOK BRIGHT
PERHAPS IT’S JUST BLURRY
FROM THESE TEARS IN MY EYES
BUT I WON’T GIVE UP
LORD, AND I’LL PUT UP A HELL OF A FIGHT
AND HOPE I FIND ME SOME LOVE
HOPE I FIND TRUE LOVE
HOPE TRUE LOVE
ONE MORE TIME

9. Mama Knows Best 4:38

I BROUGHT A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL HOME TO MEET THE FAMILY
I WAS HEAD OVER HEELS, BUT BUMPED MY HEAD, IT SEEMS
I WAS TOO LOVE-BLIND TO SEE
ALL THE RED FLAGS IN FRONT OF ME
I ASKED MY MAMA FOR HER BLESSING
SHE HUNG HER HEAD LOW IN THOUGHT
AS SHE STIRRED THE POT
AND SHE SAID--

“SON, LET ME TRY TO TALK TO YOU
NO ONE HAS KNOWN YOU LONGER
OR LOVED YOU MORE THAN YOUR MAMA
AND I WOULD NEVER STEER YOU WRONG
THAT GIRL JUST AIN’T NO GOOD FOR YA
YOU SHOULD FIND SOMEONE GOOD TO YA
‘FORE IT’S TOO LATE. I FEAR IT WON’T BE LONG
SHE DON’T COOK, SHE DON’T CLEAN, SHE DON’T WORK,
SHE JUST LEANS ON EVERY LITTLE THING YOU DO
YA LISTEN TO YOUR MAMA WHEN I’M TELLIN’ YOU
THAT GIRL WILL BE THE DEATH OF YOU”

NOW MAMA WHY CAN’T YOU UNDERSTAND
I’M A FULL GROWN MAN
AND I WANTS ME A FAMILY OF MY OWN
I KNOW THAT SHE AIN’T PERFECT
BUT SHE’S SO DAMN FINE, I THINK IT’S WORTH IT
AND EVERYBODY’S GOT THEIR FLAWS
SO IT SEEMS TO ME, WE’LL JUST HAVE TO AGREE TO DISAGREE

MAMA TURNED AROUND
SHE BROUGHT A CIGARETTE TO HER MOUTH
AND EXHALED HER DOUBTS
AND SHE SAID
“SON, I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO ME
YOU DON’T GET TO BE OLD BY BEING A FOOL
AND I’M MUCH OLDER THAN I EVER THOUGHT I’D BE
IM-A PASS YOU SOME OF THIS WISDOM
THAT I’VE EARNED ALONG WITH THESE WRINKLES THAT YOU SEE
SOMETIMES PRETTY THINGS IS POISON
AND IT’S BEST YOU LEAVE IT ALONE
OR YOU’LL BE MARRIED TO MISERY
PRAYING TO GOD TO BRING YOU HOME
SON I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO ME
YOU MAY NOT LIKE TO BE TOLD WHAT TO DO
BUT LET ME TELL YA, MAMA KNOWS WHAT SHE’S TALKING ABOUT
YOU MAY DISAGREE WITH ME, BUT I AM STILL RIGHT
TRUST ME. I KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT”

IT WAS YEARS AND YEARS
FILLED WITH PAIN AND TEARS
‘FORE I FINALLY CAUGHT ME A LITTLE SENSE
AND I COULD HEAR MY MAMA’S WORDS
AS THEY, AS THEY REPEATED IN MY HEAD
“YOU BETTER LEAVE THAT GIRL ALONE”
IT WAS WITH A HEAVY HEART AND DEEP REGRET
WHEN I FINALLY LAID MY MAMA TO HER REST
I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED FROM THE START
‘CAUSE IT CAME FROM THE HEART
YOU KNOW MAMA KNOWS BEST


10. Freaks Come Out at Night 4:40

I KNOW A PLACE DOWN AN OLD DIRT ROAD
WAY BACK IN THE WOODS YOU’LL FIND IT
IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO
THE SOULS IN THE SOIL
STILL MOAN AND GROAN
AND THE GHOSTS IN THE WALLS
STILL SING THIS SONG
OOOOH OOOOHHH (OOOOH OOOOH OOH)
OOOOH OOOOHHH (OOOOH OOOOH OOH)

UP JUMP THE BOOGIE NOW
BONFIRE BURNING
CATFISH FRYING
GUITAR SLIDING 

UP JUMP THE BOOGIE NOW
BONFIRE BURNING
CATFISH FRYING
GUITAR SLIDING

THE FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT

YOU CAN PICK YOUR POISON
THEY GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED
THE BAND IS SMOKING
AND THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET
THE SOULS IN THE SOIL
STILL MOAN AND GROAN
AND THE GHOSTS IN THE WALLS
STILL SING THIS SONG
OOH OOOOOH (OOOOH OOOH OOOOH)
OOH OOOH (OOOOH OOOH OOOH)

UP JUMP THE BOOGIE NOW
BONFIRE BURNING
CATFISH FRYING
GUITAR SLIDING
UP JUMP THE BOOGIE NOW
BONFIRE BURNING
CATFISH FRYING
GUITAR SLIDING
THE FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT (YES THEY DO, YALL!)

OOOOH OOOOH (OOOH OOOOH OOOH)
OOHH OOOH (OOOH OOH OOOH)

UP JUMP THE BOOGIE NOW
BONFIRE BURNING
CATFISH FRYING
GUITAR SLIDING
UP JUMP THE BOOGIE NOW
BONFIRE BURNING
CATFISH FRYING
GUITAR SLIDING
THE FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT


11. Through a Microphone 3:24

I HAVE TO LAUGH WHEN PEOPLE SAY
“I HOPE YOU MAKE IT ONE DAY”
‘CAUSE EVERY TIME I’M ON THE STAGE
I FEEL I’VE GOT IT MADE
NO MATTER HOW FAR I ROAM
THESE SIX STRINGS ARE MY HOME
AND THE ONLY TIME I FEEL WHOLE
IS WHEN I’M BARING MY SOUL FOR YOU
THROUGH A MICROPHONE
THROUGH A MICROPHONE

I FIND PEACE IN THE SOUNDS
SINGING MY DIARY OUT LOUD
SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO GUESS
WHAT IT IS I’M ALL ABOUT
NO MATTER HOW FAR I ROAM
THESE SIX STRINGS ARE MY HOME
AND THE ONLY TIME I FEEL WHOLE
IS WHEN I’M BARING MY SOUL FOR YOU
THROUGH A MICROPHONE
THROUGH A MICROPHONE

OH, I’VE PAID MY DUES
AND I’VE PAID MY DON’TS
SOME THINGS I WILL
AND SOME THINGS I WON’T
NO MATTER HOW FAR I ROAM
THESE SIX STRINGS ARE MY HOME
AND THE ONLY TIME I FEEL WHOLE
IS WHEN I’M BARING MY SOUL FOR YOU
THROUGH A MICROPHONE
THROUGH A MICROPHONE
THROUGH A MICROPHONE
THROUGH A MICROPHONE

12. Rock Bottom 3:09

LORD, I’M SITTIN’ HERE CRYING, “LORD!,”
“WON’T YOU HELP ME PLEASE?!”
I’M SITTING HERE BEGGING
AT ROCK BOTTOM
I’M SITTING HERE CRYING, “LORD!’”
“PLEASE SAVE ME!”
I’M SITTING HERE BEGGING
AT ROCK BOTTOM

DON’T KNOW HOW I GOT DOWN HERE
FIGHTING MY FAITH AND FEARS
FLYING HIGH TILL I CAME DOWN
CRASHING TO THE GROUND
HELPLESS AND HOPELESS NOW
MY SPIRIT BEEN CHAINED AND BOUND
MY SOUL STILL SEEKING TRUTH
BUT I’M BAPTIZED IN 100 PROOF!

I’M SITTIN’ HERE CRYING, “LORD!,”
“WON’T YOU HELP ME PLEASE?!”
I’M SITTING HERE BEGGING
AT ROCK BOTTOM
I’M SITTING HERE CRYING, “LORD!’”
PLEASE SAVE ME!”
I’M SITTING HERE BEGGING
AT ROCK BOTTOM
GRINNIN’
SINNIN’
KILLIN’
THE FEELINGS
SELFISH
LAZY
TORTURED
CRAZY
ANGER
DEPRESSION
GRIEVING
RESENTMENT
ADMISSION
ACCEPTANCE
FORGIVENESS
REDEMPTION

I’M SITTIN’ HERE CRYING, “LORD!,”
“WON’T YOU HELP ME PLEASE?!”
I’M SITTING HERE BEGGING
AT ROCK BOTTOM
I’M SITTING HERE CRYING, “LORD!’”
“PLEASE SAVE ME!”
I’M SITTING HERE BEGGING
AT ROCK BOTTOM
I’M SITTIN’ HERE CRYING, “LORD!’”
“WON’T YOU HELP ME PLEASE?!”
I’M SITTING HERE BEGGING
AT ROCK BOTTOM
I’M SITTING HERE CRYING, “LORD!,”
“PLEASE SAVE ME!”
I’M SITTING HERE BEGGING
AT ROCK BOTTOM
 

13. My Happy Place 3:43

SOMETIMES LIFE JUST WEIGHS TOO MUCH
AND YOU CAN’T SEEM TO FIND YOUR STRENGTH
RETREAT INTO THE SOUNDS
WHERE YOUR TROUBLES WILL MELT AWAY

YOU’RE LIFTED ABOVE YOUR WORRIES
WHERE THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS PAIN
WHERE EVERY VIBRATION
SEEMS TO SMILE, AND KNOW YOUR NAME

ONE PART MELODY AND ONE PART HARMONY AND
A SPLASH OF IMAGINATION
THAT’S ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE
MY HAPPY PLACE
MY HAPPY PLACE
MY HAPPY PLACE
MY HAPPY PLACE

ONE PART MELODY AND ONE PART HARMONY AND
A SPLASH OF IMAGINATION
THAT’S ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE
MY HAPPY PLACE

ONE PART MELODY AND ONE PART HARMONY AND.
A SPLASH OF IMAGINATION
THAT’S ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE
MY HAPPY PLACE


All songs by Selwyn Birchwood, Selwyn Birchwood Music adm. by Eyeball Music, BMI

Selwyn Birchwood: Vocals, Guitar, Lap Steel, Glockenspiel
Regi Oliver: Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Piccolo Flute
Donald "Huff" Wright: Bass
Philip "Squeak" Walker: Drums
Walter "Bunt" May: B3, Wurlitzer, Piano
with
Tom Hambridge: Background Vocals on “Searching For My Tribe” and “Revelation,” Tambourine, Chimes
Diunna Greenleaf: Vocals on “Mama Knows Best”
CeCe Teneal: Background Vocals on “One More Time”

Produced by Tom Hambridge
All songs and arrangements by Selwyn Birchwood
Recorded at Phat Planet Studios, Orlando, FL
Engineered by Aaron Gandia and Peter Lutringer
Mixed and Mastered by Tom Hambridge and Michael Saint-Leon at Switchyard Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Photos by Ivy Neville
Packaging Design by Kevin Niemiec
Executive Producer: Bruce Iglauer

I’d like to thank God, foremost, for allowing me the ability and means to pursue my passion in creating and sharing music. Thank you to my family for their continued and unwavering support. Thank you to my band: Regi Oliver, Donald "Huff" Wright, Philip "Squeak" Walker, and Walter "Bunt" May for sticking and staying with me through the good AND the bad for all of these years! I am blessed to play with the musicians that I do! Thank you to my family at Alligator Records for their continued work and energy! I am grateful to the opportunity to know and work alongside Bruce Iglauer, Kerry Peace, Bob DePugh, Marc Lipkin, Tim Kolleth, Matt LaFollette, Lynn Coleman, Chris Levick, Josh Lindner, Kevin Niemiec, Eli Martinez, Bill Wokersin, Mickey Gentile, Luisa Rosales, and Jill Dollinger. The Alligator Team is as passionate about getting the music out there as I am about making it! Thank you to everybody at Intrepid Artists International for allowing us to reach audiences all over the world! Rick Booth, Kevin Hopkins, Jake Lankheit, Cameron Farquhar, Will Johnston, and Michelle Kiser are some of the hardest working people I know! You can find Selwyn Birchwood, "ONLY AT INTREPID!" Thank you to all of our fans that have been listening and supporting this band from its inception! We would not be able to do any of this without YOU! Since you keep showing up, we will keep SHOWING OUT for YOU! Thank you to Phat Planet Studios and Switchyard Studios for being so flexible and giving us a home for a few weeks to get this record done! Ed Krout, Aaron Gandia, and Pete Lutringer put in some extreme hours to get this project completed! Thank you to “Maria” Jones! Thank you to our friends at The Blues Foundation and SiriusXM Radio, CeCe Teneal, and Diunna Greenleaf! Lastly, and most certainly not leastly, thank you to Tom Hambridge and Michael Saint-Leon for lending your ears, expertise, and energies to making this album possible! You guys are consummate professionals and I am honored to have had the opportunity to  know and work with you! From myself and the band, thank you, thank you, and thank YOU!

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