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When May Came

by Raina Rose

You stand so tall sometimes/Singing like the chimes/a thin line I’m walking/between a wild night and bad time/a low tide/and I never been too good at/hiding my designs/this you might find surprising/ and I’ve had a something awful day/and I think I’d like to stay/till the sun comes again next spring/ you were wrong about my heart/it’s coming fast apart/it’s coming to you through telephone wires/over the towers and spires/of towns and liars/through your wet window sill/I love you still despite the scarecrows in my mind/it ain’t right, the time/ and I’ve had a something awful day/and I think I’d like to stay/till the sun comes again next spring/ and you’ve got a hold on me/I don’t think you’ll ever see my heart/ I am cold and I’m confused/a fool and I’ve been used/standing with fuse/and you got my spark/you’re shining in the dark/a flame against the sun/and you are the only one/to change the seasons in my chest/so that I can rest/ and I’ve had a something awful day/and I think I’d like to stay/cuz you got a hold on me/and I don’t think we’ll ever be/together when the sun comes back.
Desdemona 04:06
Nashville 03:36
Bluebonnets 04:25


When May Came to Texas in the spring of aught eight, it was mayhem.
Rising folk star Raina Rose had recently given up her apartment and her
boyfriend and once again moved all of her belongings into her car (a failing
1985 VW Vanagon). She and her dog Hopi hit the road and began writing
the songs that would comprise her 4th full length studio album.

Fifteen months and a couple hundred shows later, it was time to give these songs
a home. After a few false starts with astrologically unsuitable producers,
Raina took the reigns herself, assembled a band of her favorite Austin musicians,
promised them food and sweet talked Stephen Orsak into setting up microphones
in a friend's living room. Over the course of 4 days in the September of 2009,
Raina's first self-produced album was born. When May Came is a collection of
11 live performances, recorded face to face by a group of friends, with minimal
overdubs and equal parts laughter, magic and -yes- mayhem.


released February 9, 2010


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Raina Rose Austin, Texas

As the second daughter of a country music historian and a Jewish poet, Americana musician and songwriter Raina Rose revels in sharing with you her beautifully twisted, yet refreshingly optimistic perspective on the world.

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