The Cooling

by Reina del Cid

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Krisstoffur Brandon Reina and Toni bring a fresh and wonderful creative view to a genre of music that has laid virtually dormant since the late sixties, Folk rock with a Country twist. Beautifully preformed, well written, a creative gem that stands on its own. Bravo Reina Bravo !!! Favorite track: Sweet Annie.
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released June 16, 2015

Recorded at Pachyderm Studio with Brent Sigmeth. Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering. Cover photo by Nick Gallop.

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Reina del Cid Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reina del Cid is a folk rock artist out of the Twin Cities. Reina is joined by Toni Lindgren, Chris Wiberg, and Zach Schmidt.

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Track Name: Sweet Annie
Oh sweet Annie
oh sweet Annie show your curls
oh sweet Annie
oh sweet Annie you're my girl
if you didn't love me
I would blow away the world

Oh sweet Annie
ain't this a paradise we have?
have you ever seen any
bluer sea or greener grass?
if you ever leave me
I'd set fire to the land

Oh sweet Annie
is the best that we can do?
poor little Annie
don't mean to do those things to you
if you didn't need me
I would split this world in two

Oh sweet Annie
lying naked on the floor
are you bleeding
or are you begging for some more?
if you ever leave me
I'd grab my gun and start a war

Oh sweet Annie
oh sweet Annie show your curls
oh sweet Annie
oh sweet Annie you're my girl
if you didn't love me
I would blow away the world
Track Name: This One's Gonna Hurt
You say you got my number from a friend
now you're at my door just dyin' to get in
but you don't know the fire from the wood
and you can come on in but I don't think you should

Now I'm not gonna say I'm keeping score
but you should know I've been in love before
and the sequel's never equal to the first
you can come on in but this one's gonna hurt

So there you are again outside my door
a little puppy dog just waiting round for more
you can sniff around all day and not find my heart
you can come on in but this one's gonna smart

Now is it Friday night and you are all alone?
'cause you're sitting there just waiting by the phone
I'm gonna stop you there 'cause it might never ring
you can come on in but this one's gonna sting
Track Name: The Fall
i took a fall, i took a bad, bad fall
i fell so hard i shook the ground
felt the rumbling of oceans
i stopped the world from spinning round
truth is i fall again
every morning when i see you now

i have no use for lots of money
don't need no mansion in the hills
just so the river ain't too muddy
we can drink and get our fill
just want you and me
sweet simplicity making love whenever we feel

singing la

i would walk across wisconsin
with just that compass in the sky
to be the one who makes you coffee
in the morning when you rise
and if you are sleeping late
well then i'll try to wait till you open you eyes
to kiss you

singing la

since these days of mine are numbered
i like to spend them here with you
find a tree to lie down under
watch the sun sink out of view
won't ever wanna go but
if i hold you close
against the coming night
it seems to feel alright
and oh i hope you know
i will be falling for the rest of my life
Track Name: Where the Sun Always Shines
I didn't tell 'em I was going
couldn't look 'em in the eyes
I took the good love in my heart
and I willed it to die
and when it wouldn't well I kept it
I didn't bother to cry
'cause I knew I was going
where the sun always shines

Where the sun always shines
where the sun always shines
up past the aeroplanes
and birds in the sky
where the half dead and broken
are grateful and kind
in the highest of cities
where the sun always shines

On the ground my body wanders
in an open gun range
it moves with the gait
of the battered and lame
but up here the bullets
just feel warm and strange
and my mind is still living
where the sky never rains

Where the sky never rains
where the sky never rains
where you're lighter than dust
without number or name
though there's an ocean below you
of worry and blame
no teardrop can fall
where the sky never rains

The higher you climb
the less faces you know
till not one can tempt you
from that upturning road
it's the loneliest victory
that you'll ever know
when you get to that place
where the moon always glows

Where the moon always glows
where the moon always glows
and the stars are a blanket
that never gets cold
and you are a child
of a million years old
when you get to that place
where the moon always glows

Where the sun always shines
where the sun always shines
up past the aeroplanes
and birds in the sky
but there's no coming back down
from a city that high
so you stay there forever
where the sun always shines

Yeah I'll miss you forever
where the sun always shines
Track Name: Morse Code
You had the postal service
you had the telephone wire
there were passenger pigeons
to take your words up higher

There were walkie talkies
fiber optic repeat
there were infinite channels
between you and me

It don't matter pretty baby
that it was a note
upon your door
it don't matter how you said it
you don't love me no more
you don't love me no more
you don't love me no more

Now I could hijack the airwaves
to say I want you back
I could put us in a novel
and rewrite the past

I could string up the words
behind a long aeroplane
and wait for your answer
to come back again

It don't matter pretty baby
if I find the words I'm looking for
it don't matter how I say it
you don't love me no more

I could hire a man
to swim across the sea
plant a little kiss
on your cheek for me

I could write you a letter
and cross all my tees
and send it in the belly
of a great submarine

But it don't matter pretty baby
if my words never
reach the shore
it don't matter if I say it
you don't love me no more
I could put a lonely billboard
on every city road
or have the stars blotted out
in a brilliant Morse code

Wouldn't make no difference
pretty baby
you don't love me no more
it don't matter pretty baby
you don't love me no more
you don't love me no more
you don't love me no more
Track Name: Mice and Men
I’ll be the sunrise on this time
I will open up your eyes
we will rage against the capitalist kings

I'll put the world back on its axis
I will aggravate the masses
there’s no end to all the happiness I’ll bring

I'll find the vault and fling it wide
I’ll let everyone inside
so that no one lives in poverty alone

Then I'll work within the system
tell the people I am with them
and pretend to hate the property I own

I’ll skip town and be a lawyer
kiss the ass of my employer
lick the dregs out of his big fat coffee cup

I’ll hit the track and go the distance
breaking necks to make a difference
and I’ll never tell my friends I gave up

Now there are faces on the tv
voices on the phone
and there are bodies in the streets
but still it’s hard to sleep alone

I get tired of the smiles
of the people that I help
I’m afraid that I hate myself
I'm afraid that I hate myself
I'm afraid that I hate myself

I'll be the sunrise on the time
I will open up your eyes
find the vault and fling it wide
I'll let everyone inside

I'll be the sunrise on the time
I will open up your eyes
find the vault and fling it wide
I'll be the sunrise on the time
sunrise on the time
Track Name: Giving Up
Sit down my friend
I wanted to tell you
since you put that moat around your pretty castle
of hurts and griefs and sores
well I nearly drowned
trying to save you
and you should know, I ain't coming around anymore

Now don't say you're sorry
'cause it's not your fault, dear
it's a cruel world you live in
and it's bound to get in your bones your skin your eyes
but don't ask me why I'm giving up
'cause you don't want the answer
and damn me to hell if I tell another sweet lie

Now when I think about
all the times you put your trust in me
I want to cry because it's too much
and I don't know how to be
the friend you need in me
I've tried, but this is giving up

There was a time
when I'd find you hanging from your tree
and I'd take my knife
and I'd try hard to cut you down
but this old ground
oh it's so cracked and cratered now
I'm afraid that you're never gonna find your feet

Chorus
Track Name: Xanadu
Well you fly so high
make them notice you
but to me you're just a
hot air balloon

And I have traveled the world
on the ship of fools
but I won't be the gasoline
for your pleasure cruise

Now you have gone and lost my company
just like Kubla Khan did lose his dome
to the sea

You make a sad, sad king
in your castle of dust
while your paper crown burns
and your throne falls to rust

There have been men like you before
and there'll be many many men like you again
making castles in the sand
just before the tide rolls in

But you won't let those worries get to you
'cause when you close your eyes you dream of home
in Xanadu

Just like Kubla Khan you're dreaming on
and on and on and on
just like Kubla Khan you're dreaming on
and on and on and on

The dream is gone, the dream is gone
the dream is gone, the dream is gone
Track Name: The Cooling
The first thing to go
it might surprise you to know
it's not the blood from the muscle
or the strength from the bone

Between you and me
it's the simplest thing
it's the warmth of the body
when the soul is at home

It's the heat
and you struggle to keep it inside
but it seems
it's stealing away in the night

When you first realized
that your body had died
you went to the tunnel
to wait there alone

And you stood there for days
but the light never came
so you took your poor body
and you walked it back home

Now you're popping some pills
oh to fight back the chill
and you're picking some flowers
to help with the stench

But no manner of blush
will be quite enough
to cover the pallor
that spreads 'cross your skin

and they said
that hell would be fire and smoke
but in the end
it's this cooling that scares you the most

There's a pretty young thing
with a pretty gold ring
and she talks to you every night
'cause she don't know you're dead

And you can't figure how
when you're walking through town
no one's noticed the knife
sticking out of your head

Now you're living in fear
that sometime this year
they will finally notice
that you're heart doesn't beat

And they'll dig you a grave
and they'll put you away
but you still won't be ready
you'll grow back like a weed

Like a weed
and you wonder what you're waiting for
'cause it seems
there's no honor in death anymore
Track Name: Death Cap
The baddest news of all
it comes in mid July
I’m standing in my summer dress
I’ve got tears in my eyes

The telephone’s ringing
but I don’t want to go
down to the river
to that river where the death cap grows

So can I stay
please, case I stay
just one more day
one more day

I’ve been a fool
from London to Rome
just picking mushrooms
on my way back home

And I’ve seen more in ten years now
than I was ever meant to see
so I’m older now
I’m older now than I can stand to be

Chorus

The devil visits
to collect his fee
so I’ve had him in
for some company

And I don’t know what’s out there
beyond all of this
so I cling to my mind
and the green on the vine
if that’s all that there is

Chorus

Or am I out of line?
Am I out of line?
Am I out of line?
Am I out of time?