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The Caitlin Rose – When I’m Gone

Rose doesn’t like to categorize her music, but like the great songwriters of our time, what she creates is beyond easy classification. While she often mentions core influences like Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline, she’s constantly absorbing books, movies, cultural ticks: when explaining her writing style, she pulls a quote from famed 1930′s daredevil, Karl Wallenda who said, “being on the wire is life; the rest is just waiting.” The quote is referenced in Bob Fosse’s 1979 semi-autobiographical film, All That Jazz. The film was written and directed by the famed choreographer turned director whose colorful personality and editorial brilliance became a lead inspiration in the making of The Stand-In. In the context of the scene in which it’s used, the quote comes off as a bit of a put-on, but somehow rings true for ‘slave to show-biz’ character Joe Gideon; and Rose as well for whom, all paths lead to the song. Much like Fosse, she tends to describe her work as restrained and deliberate, something evident on Own Side Now. Though for The Stand-In, she’s taken a few leaps outside her comfort zone, making the result, as she puts it, something like a “first attempt at a high kick.” It’s fitting that Rose wrote her first song at sixteen as a substitution for a high school paper. Even as a means to an end, she recognized the power of music, and of melody, to relay emotions and stories in the most gripping way possible. A youthful observer, she enjoyed hanging out after school at the local Waffle House drinking cups of coffee and quietly shaping bits of gossip into first person tales of woe.

The Caitlin Rose – When I’m Gone

The Caitlin Rose – When I’m Gone Lyrics:
Thinking, I’ve been thinking
About leaving this old town behind
I’ll beg and borrow, to leave tomorrow
Find all my sorrow, and take it back

[Chorus]
Come on, you can sleep when I’m gone
I was lying when I said there’s plenty of time
Don’t need your alibi baby
Cause I’m always smiling
Tryina see the crime

Lying, I’ve been lying
I’ve been lying around for thoughts in this town too long
Too long to tell, if I’ve been lying
Oh just another morning, the stars what I’ve become

[Chorus]
Come on, you can sleep when I’m gone
I was lying when I said there’s plenty of time
Don’t need your alibi baby
Cause I’m always smiling
Tryina see the crime

[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus]
Come on, you can sleep when I’m gone
I was lying when I said there’s plenty of time
Don’t need your alibi baby
Cause I’m always smiling
Tryina see the crime
I’m always smiling
Tryina see the crime.
The Caitlin Rose When Im Gone The Caitlin Rose   When Im Gone

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