My Own Mistakes

by Eric Kilburn

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Memory Line 03:43
Excuse me while I disappear, everything’s ok, it’s just my mind’s not here I made the station just in time to punch my ticket on the memory line Was it some not-quite-forgotten tune? Was it a picture , a place, a phase of the moon ? You can ride for a long, long time; Get yourself a seat on the memory line ( Chorus) As time runs like a freight train, years turn in a dream And lifetimes sparkle like stars in the sky and move on So long, so long, good bye “Perhaps when I grow up someday” was what my Daddy used to say We saw the twinkle in his eyes, there was so much we didn’t realize That maybe we didn’t have to grow old, maybe it was just some lie we were told You can always go back in time, just climb on board of the memory line (chorus) (Bridge) These ghosts of the past keep tugging at my sleeve Echoes of a childhood- do we ever really leave? Excuse me while I slip away; something I heard my preacher say He said “You can’t go back this time. It’s a one way fare on the memory line So I get up each morning and I try to face a world that’s changing at such a pace I think I’m already left behind standing at the station on the memory line
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Tall Tree 04:57
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Fledglings 04:54
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Look Cool 04:29
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Curious 03:54
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Baby Blues 03:37

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My Own Mistakes is a song cycle, composed of material beginning before my children were born, and ending with me realizing that i'm the oldest man at the Thanksgiving table. There's nothing like having children to help one understand one's own childhood better, and I hope these songs convey some of the joys, fears, struggles and redemptions that I've found along the way.

My performing life got smaller as we raised our boys, and I put almost all of my non-parenting energies into building a recording studio, Wellspring Sound. I've had the great pleasure of being part of over 800 albums by other artists, and gotten to know some fantastic musicians in the process, some of whom grace these songs . Making this album was about 99% fun, and I probably won't wait 28 years to do another one! Thanks for listening. I hope these songs move you in some way.
Eric Kilburn
Winter 2019

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released May 11, 2019

Produced by Eric KiIburn
All songs copyright © 2018 by Eric Kilburn
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at Wellspring Sound, Acton, MA by Eric Kilburn
Additional recording by Ture Carlson
Cover art by Sam Kilburn, age 8 at the time
Photography by Kate Crosby and Matt Hayes
Graphic design by Christo Tsarias, Christos’s Place

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Eric Kilburn, acoustic guitars, octave 12 electric guitar, harmonica, mandolin
Joe Barbato- piano, organ, accordion
Kevin Barry- electric guitars , lap steel
Mike Connors- Drums and percussion
Greg Loughman- upright and electric bass
Billy Novick, clarinet, soprano sax
Jordan Tirrell- Wysocki- violin
Anna Huckabee Tull, Marcia Taylor- Backing vocals

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