Transportation Boulevard: Songs about Getting From There to Here

by Craig Rich

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Make a friend out of your fear. Choose your heart sometimes, instead of your head. Sometimes you end up in a better place than you were planning. These are songs about accidentally falling in love with a scenario, a location, a lover, and anything else you might find along the way.

11 tracks that see Craig in a more grounded style; basing the songs on acoustic guitar, heartier vocals, catchy bass rhythms (with featured Cleveland, OH musicians), and even a little bit of hand percussion. Don't fret, however, as Craig still keeps his eyes on outer space in this one; as he built several soundscapish textures around each main idea.

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released January 7, 2020

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Craig Rich Cleveland, Ohio

Propelled by his fascination for exploration and natural wonders, indie-rock songwriter Craig Rich knows that happiness is a moving target; a treasure that can only be found by stepping outside of comfort. With a fondness for head-trip inducing yet catchy music, Rich’s songs may be likened to the spacey days of Pink Floyd and the strange side of U2; while hinting at the glory days of brit-pop. ... more

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Track Name: Take a Hike
I'm not your garden-variety gnome
and I think your importance is over-blown
If you think I should take a hike,
I think you're right

Carrying these feelings like a backpack full of bricks
Another day of doing your deeds
and I'm gonna be sick
If you tell me to take a hike,
I'd heed your advice

- Organ section -

I don't want to bury my dreams
In all my luxuries
The price is just too steep
Track Name: Whisper Smile
When I'm alone with her
She expires the blues
She inspires my tune
When she is with me

She reaches out when I drive
because I'm always too distracted
to just enjoy the ride
or being alive
now...

<Chorus>
Sometimes she only gets my whisper smile
but that's enough for her
because she knows she's mine

She brought me to the city
It's a rock and roll city
Now I'm making my sounds
Is anyone around?
now...

<Chorus>

And I can hear the trains of Collinwood
Calling me
And I can hear my lover so desperately
Wanting to set me free

now...

Sometimes she only gets my
Sometimes she only gets my
Sometimes she only gets my whisper smile
And that's enough
Oh! That's enough
I can hear the trains
and I can hear my lover
and I can hear
Ooooh...
Track Name: The Vast Design of Things
Got a nasty reputation
For Waking up on the wrong side of the bed
Now I don't see any use
For the kind of self degradation

Now this is my fascination
Not so worried about my destination
And I'm finding it easier to let go

I wanted to run
Across the World
But she knows where I belong

I wanted to hide
From all of the darkness on the inside
But I'll just let beauty be my guide

Whoa-oh
Yeah-ah
Come on beauty be my guide

Ahh-haaa
Come on beauty be my guide
Track Name: Talkin' on It
You tell me don't be shy, but you never tell me how
What makes it so easy for you to stand up and face the crowd
I think the secret is your words don't carry weight
At least that's what I hear from my point of view at any rate

Lot to say,
Haven't got a lot to say
You keep stealing the words
From out of my face

Lot to say,
Haven't got a lot to say
While you're filling the air with your
Audible waste

You think the loudest voice is the one that rules the room
I can't wait til you find out there's been no one listening to you
You think you're speaking, but you're only blowing air
If you'd pipe down just a second you'd find all you've done is mess up our hair

Chorus
Track Name: Prison for the Spirit
So I sit here
and I'm waiting
Old familiar prison cell

The outlook is always gray
My own personal hell

So fortune
Won't you look upon me?
I only want you to set me free

Oh fortune
Won't you turn my way?

Or do I have to stay here...another day?
Track Name: What's Left to Wonder?
The countdown has begun
The bell has already been rung
The champion has already won
And I'm still here

What's left to wonder?
Is there something I left behind?

So many things have been done
The world is in motion
And so we continue to run
To feel the world's emotion

What's left to wonder?
Is there something I left behind?

And we spend so much of our time
Preparing to die
We spend so much of our time
Learning to die...with style
And still we don't get it right

What's left to Wonder?
Track Name: Citizens of Society
He's a lefty
She's a righty
and I'm just out here walking along this barbed-wire fence

Do the citizens remember how to agree to disagree?
Or do they cling too tightly now to their cult philosophy?

Just more ways of judging these books by their covers
If we continue down this jagged path
I can assure you there'll be no surplus of lovers

Do the citizens recall how to disagree?
It's pretty clear that it doesn't fit in their philosophy

Is "We the People" something we recall?
because it sure feels like we're preparing for the Fall

Wire me up to sever my connection
Track Name: The Rise of Fall
Instrumental
Track Name: Polaris Bearis
Chillin out in the lot
With a lot on my mind

The show is about to start
And I'm overdressed for the weather
But I'll manage

I need to manage

Manage my feelings
Manage my estate
Manage my mistakes

Chillin in Ohio winter
Can I bear it?

Bare my soul
Bare my body
Bear the weight

Well, I've got my star to guide me
But it's not the one you're thinkin' about

I'm in the vehicle
And there's no movement at all
But my ambitions are not shrinking

The future looks bright
When I'm driven toward my light

My star
My vehicle
The only one who I can bear

Bare my soul
Bare my body
Bear the weight
Track Name: Uncharted Waters
I have to admit that life was bland
Until you came and shook up my plans
I'm hoping you'll understand
It'd be splendid to be your man

I wanna be the best human I can be when I'm around you
Still I'm asking myself what the hell am I gonna do

I was drifting in the water again
My Earth was flat
I was sailing off the end
You showed me how to begin again
I wanna dive right in your deep end

I wanna be the best human I can be when I'm around you
Still I'm asking myself what the hell am I gonna do

I wanna be right at the top of my game
If I were to stop right now
Oh, that'd be a shame

I wanna be the best I've ever been
No matter how hard I try
I just don't think you've seen
...but I don't what the hell I'm gonna do
Track Name: Transportation Blvd.
We're falling in our well-worn groove
A false sense of security
Look at our little safety bubble
It's so shiny and so true

You have to make a friend out of your Fear
Unless you want to stay right here
As for me, I'm moving on
The truth is I was already gone

It's another story of nothing gained from nothing ventured
So, let's be unstable now
I'm not resigned to remain the same

You have to take some comfort in all your fear
Unless your plan is to stay right here
As for me I'll find my way
It's far too late to convince me to stay

Can you hear me through the rain

There's a friend in all your fear
One you won't find by sitting here
I've got one foot outside the door
You might not see me anymore

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