WALKIN' THROUGH THIS WORLD

RELEASE DATE AUGUST 21, 2020!

 

PRODUCED by Ray Kennedy and Cidny Bullens 

RECORDED at the world famous Room & Board Studio, Nashville, TN 

ENGINEERED by Ray Kennedy 

MIXED by Ray Kennedy with Cidny Bullens 

MASTERED by Ray Kennedy 

BAND: 

ELECTRIC/LEAD/SLIDE GUITAR: George Marinelli* 

VOCALS/ACOUSTIC GUITAR/MANDOLIN/SYNTHESIZER/ 

ELECTRIC SITAR/HARMONICA: Cidny Bullens* 

KEYBOARDS: Mark T. Jordan* 

BASS: Steve Mackey 

DRUMS: Lynn Williams 

PERCUSSION: Ray Kennedy 

*ELECTRIC LEAD GUITAR: Stanton Edward on “Lucky For Me” 

*ELECTRIC RHYTHM GUITAR: Cidny Bullens 

*STRING SYNTHESIZER: Cidny Bullens on “Walkin’ Through This World” 

on “Walkin’ Through This World” 

*ELECTRIC LEAD GUITAR: Cidny Bullens on “Crack The Sky” 

*ELECTRIC GUITAR: Cidny Bullens on “Healing The Break” 

*LEAD GUITAR: Ray Kennedy on “Purgatory Road” 

*RICKENBACKER ELECTRIC 12 STRING: Ray Kennedy on “Little Pieces” 

*ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Ray Kennedy on “Crack The Sky” 

GUEST VOCALS: 

RODNEY CROWELL on “The Gender Line” 

DEBORAH HOLLAND on “Sugartown” 

SIOBHAN KENNEDY on “Laugh In The Rain” 

 

Photo: Joanne Berman

HARRY STINSON on “Call Me By My Name” 

REID BULLENS CREWE on “Healing The Break” 

MARY GAUTHIER, BETH NIELSON CHAPMAN, BILL LLOYD, JESS LEARY, MICHAEL KELSH, SIOBHAN KENNEDY on “Walkin’ Through This World” 

BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN, SIOBHAN KENNEDY with CIDNY BULLENS on “Little Pieces” 

Reid Crewe’s vocal recorded by Bob Colwell at The Root Cellar, Hallowell, Maine 

Deborah Holland’s vocal recorded by Winston Hauschild at Little Island Studio, Bowen Island, BC, Canada 

SONGS: 

1. Little Pieces                                                
2. Purgatory Road                                         
3. Walkin’ Through This World               
4. The Gender Line                                 
5. Sugartown                                           
6. Crack The Sky 
7. Laugh In The Rain                               
8. Call Me By My Name                        

9.    Lucky For me*                                    

10. Healing The Break                                 

All songs written by Cidny Bullens 

© 2019 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI 

 *Except “Lucky For Me” (Cidny Bullens/Ray Kennedy) ©2019 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI/Me Own Songs/ASCAP 

Rodney Crowell appears courtesy of RC1 Records 

Beth Nielsen Chapman appears courtesy of BNC Records 

Mary Gauthier appears courtesy of Thirty Tigers 

Bill Lloyd appears courtesy of Spyderpop Records 

CONTACT: CID BULLENS 

cid@cidnybullens.com 

cidnybullens.com 

(207) 831-0080

 

LYRICS

 

LITTLE PIECES

Flat on the floor my face to the ground

I grumble a word but I make so sound

Haven't you noticed that I disappeared

I'm not here

 

Boxes of photos are strewn on the bed

Snapshots of memories fall out of my head

Someone's existence has gone up in smoke

It's my own

 

Little pieces falling away

Every day, every day

Little pieces, little pieces

Falling away

 

My head in the clouds I stand in the rain

I need to know if the rain feels the same

Water is water as it hits my skin

I breathe in

 

Little pieces falling away

Every day, every day

Little pieces, little pieces

Falling away

 

Somedays I worry myself

What will I become?

Remember I made up my mind to do what I've done

Anyway it's too late now

Get up off the floor

 

 

Little pieces falling away

Every day, every day

Little pieces, little pieces

Falling away...

 

Written by Cidny Bullens

©2020 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI

 

PURGATORY ROAD

I felt the hot black tar beneath my shiftin' feet

I heard the rumble of the fire before I felt the heat

Like a moth to a flame, I felt my wings explode

Now I find myself stumblin' down Purgatory Road

 

I got a hole in my pocket and it's drivin' me mad

I'm losin' every little bit of any sense I had

I'm in a whole lot of trouble, it's a fact I know

Cause I can't see what's comin' down Purgatory Road

 

Did I leave myself stranded?

Did I get myself lost?

There's no goin' back over

All those lines I've crossed

There's nothin' I can do now

'Cept carry my own load

And just keep on walkin' down Purgatory Road

Down Purgatory Road

 

I heard somebody whisper, I heard somebody shout

There's nothin' you want down there and there's no way out

But fools rush in and the wise man knows

You best not get caught down Purgatory Road

 

Written by Cidny Bullens

©2020 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI

 

WALKIN' THROUGH THIS WORLD

Some may walk on the wild side

Of course you can walk like a man

I'm walkin' through this world

As exactly who I am

You can't see me now

And you couldn't see me then

But I'll keep walkin' through this world

As exactly who I am

 

You know I've done a great workaround all my life

What you see is what you get

But I grew tired of tryin' to fit a square peg in a round hole

I want a life with no regrets

Now these boots were made for walkin'

I feel like I could walk around the sun

My travels as a man in this world

Have only just begun

 

Doo doo doo doo doo...

 

Now all my years that brought me here

Were full of light and love and loss

I wouldn't trade one single minute

No matter what it cost

So you can walk this way

Or you can walk on by

But unless you walk a mile in my shoes

You won't know my walk of life

 

Doo doo doo doo doo...

 

So some may walk on the wild side

Of course you can walk like a man

I'm walkin' through this world

As exactly who I am

You can't see me now

And you couldn't see me then

But I'll keep walkin' through this world

As exactly who I am

 

Doo doo doo doo doo doo...

 

Written by Cidny Bullens

© 2020 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI

 

THE GENDER LINE

If you were me what would you do

You look in the mirror and it's not really you

You fumble around for something to wear

You feel invisible, you're not really there

Would you think you were crazy

And out of your mind

You're not in your body 

You're living a lie 

There's a train in the station

There's a car in the drive

But they can't take me over the gender line

No they won't take me over the gender line

 

I knew about a young man in my little town

Kept to himself and didn't run with the crowd

Wicked secrets locked up in his head

A vicious monster hiding under his bed

There was no reason in anyone's mind

What would posess him to take his own life

There's a train in the station

Planes lined up to fly

But they couldn't take him over the gender line

No they couldn't take her over the gender line

 

Are you a boy or are you a girl?

It's an easy answer in a binary world

 

There's a boat in the harbor

Planes lined up to fly

But they can't take you over the gender line

No they won't take you over the gender line

I had to crawl over the gender line

 

Written by Cidny Bullens

© 2020 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI

 

SUGARTOWN

I got a problem with my thinkin'

My head want to take me down

When my motivation's shrinkin'

I know I gotta turn it around

As I wander in the darkness

I hesitate to think out loud

But you're layin' right beside me 

Baby take me to Sugartown

 

Weave me in your magic spell

Pull me closer to your soul

With your sweet lips upon my own

It makes me love you even more

 

In my momentary lapses

You dare me to dig down deep

Then you send me straight to Heaven

Like a prayer that you're sayin' on me

I can learn from my transgressions

Takes me a while to come around

All of time takes on perfection

Baby take me to Sugartown

 

Weave me in your magic spell

Pull me closer to your soul

With your sweet skin upon my own

It makes me love you even more

 

I got a problem with my thinkin'

My head want to take me down

When my motivation's shrinkin'

I know I gotta turn it around

As I wander in the darkness

I hesitate to think out loud

But you're layin' right beside me 

Baby take me to Sugartown

 

Written by Cidny Bullens

© 2020 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI

 

CRACK THE SKY

In an casual conversation 

I whisper on the side

I mention just in passing, I could die

 

There's nowhere I can run to

I know my time is runnin' out

I feel the paradigm shifting 

There's no doubt, not a doubt

 

I need to crack the sky

Can I fly beyond my Universe

Oh you ask can I crack the sky?

 

It's indeed a world of wonder

And at times a grand charade

I won't walk the path before me unafraid

 

So I pray for navigation

The way is thick with fog and rain

Searching for a road to follow

But in vain, all in vain

 

I need to crack the sky

Break the glass that holds my Universe

Oh you ask can I crack the sky?

 

Hey can I come back 

Will I come back alive?

 

Crack the sky

I'm gonna fly beyond my Universe

Oh you ask can I crack the sky?

Crack the sky...

 

Written by Cidny Bullens

© 2020 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI

 

LAUGH IN THE RAIN

Laugh in the rain

Cry in the sun

No tellin' how this day will end

Sure not like it's begun

I had a dream

Maybe a few

I remember when I lost them all

The one day they all came true

So laugh in the rain

Cry in the sun

No tellin' how this day will end

Sure not like it's begun

 

Some say it's wrong

Some say it's right

All I know is that the sun goes down

And the moon comes up at night

Well it ain't black

No it ain't white

All I know is that I love you so

So baby let's hold on tight

 

How could I know after all that I've been through

The day I met you baby was the day my dreams came true

 

So laugh in the rain

Cry in the sun

No tellin' how this day will end

Sure not like it's begun

 

How could I know after all that I've been through

The day I met you baby was the day my dreams came true

 

So laugh in the rain

Cry in the sun

No tellin' how this day will end

Sure not like it's begun

 

Written by Cidny Builens

© 2020 Mommy's Geetar Music/BMI

 

CALL ME BY MY NAME

All this soul chasin' aint all it's cracked up to be

I swear on my future grave it's gonna be the death of me

Sometimes I think I must have done somethin' Gawd-awful

In one of my previous lives and it keeps on comin' back to me

 

Hey are you there?

In the sky or wherever the Grace lives

I pray for some time

Just to breathe, to find where my place is

And please call me by my name

 

Well I ran to my mama when I was four years of age

Oh I cried in the kitchen, Ma there's been some mistake

She looked at me and smiled like she knew somethin' I didn't

When I said I was born wrong, she said "Honey, you're just a little different."

 

Well I had my own two kids but I raised only one

That force that I reckon with took one to the sun

Now since I last checked in there's been a little change

My daughter said, "What do I call you, Ma?" I said "Call me by my name!"

 

Hey are you there?

In the sky or wherever the Grace lives

I pray for some time

Just to breathe, to find where my place is

And please, please call me by my name

 

Now to make things more confusing I just took on a wife

She says I'm perfect just the way I am and she sure has changed my life

But sometimes I'm still wary of how this world may change

But I guess it doesn't really matter cause she calls me by my name

 

Hey are you there?

In the sky or wherever the Grace lives

I pray for some time

Just to breathe, to find where my place is

And please call me by my name

Please, please, please call me by my name

 

Written by Cidny Bullens

© 2020 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI

 

LUCKY FOR ME

Call of the wild

Luck of the draw

Never did I think I'd get this far

Tweedle-dee-dum, Tweedle-dee-dee

Alive and kickin'

Lucky for me

 

I'm ringin' the bell

The party goes on

You can never tell if you'll live this long

Tweedle-dee-dum, Tweedle-dee-dee

Alive and kickin'

Lucky for me

 

Down in the bottom of my bag of tricks

One little thing that can never be fixed

Oh I know the day will finally come

 

Before the reaper greets me face to face

I better step up and stake my place

And no time to waste-let you're mojo run

Tweedle-dee-dum, Tweedle-dee-dee

Alive and kickin'

Lucky for me

 

Only so much time in this bag o' bones

​​​​​​​I'll be raisin' up a ruckus till they draggin' me home

 

Tweedle-dee-dum, Tweedle-dee-dee

Alive and kickin'

Lucky for me

 

Written by Cidny Bullens and Ray Kennedy

© 2020 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI/Me Own Songs/ASCAP

 

HEALING THE BREAK

I'm holding my own

I'm doin' all right

I'm finding my way through this curious life

I don't understand

Not even a clue

But some days I think I do

 

I felt this before when I sun comes up

Lending it's light to the day

When breathing comes easy

And worry fades away

It's all about healing the break

It's all about healing the break

 

A part of me's broken

There's no doubt of that

Like weeds in the sidewalk life grows in the cracks

I'm not one on wishing for magical things

But one sweet little red bird keeps flapping her wings

 

I felt this before when I sun comes up

Lending it's light to the day

When breathing comes easy

And worry fades away

It's all about healing the break

It's all about healing the break

 

Written by Cidny Bullens

​​​​​​​© 2020 Red Dragonfly Music/BMI