Chris Fuller

Chris Fuller

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Chris Fuller's music has been described as "pagan poetry" even though he has never read any pagan poetry and he knows nothing about paganism.

Biography

Chris Fuller's music covers a wide section of the Americana map, touching upon folk, blues, jazz, rock, country and Hawaiian. His songs blend emotional melodies with literate storytelling, touching the mind, heart, and gut. Chris performs live regularly in the New York City area in a variety of venues ranging from nightclubs to libraries. He has been selected as an Artist in Residence by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and in 2007 he released the album Sangamon. He writes a new song every week.

Lyrics

Another Sunset

Written By: Chris Fuller

don't damn a tooth for a dogbite
don't damn a dog for an appetite
don't dam all the hunger up in your heart
we're deep in the canyon sweating blood
a vermillion river of lost love
on the face of the map it's just a baby scar

chorus:
another sunset
now lover come to bed
i need to rest a while
lover aren't you sleepy yet

don't curse the clock for running backwards
don't cuss out a baby learning bad words
don't do unto others what they done to you
love's a fallow field of wild memory
on each point of the compass something's burried
let's dig up a dream and discover a jewell

chorus

monumental pain on every penny
how to conjure the one out of many
the charity of strangers don't add up to much
don't be a beautiful stranger i love you
don't keep yourself in the dark now you love me too
don't the levees break every time we touch

chorus

Chubb Lake

Written By: Chris Fuller

I used to be scared of swimming in Chubb Lake
Rainbow trout nibbling at my leg
Grandma said don't be frightened of the fish
Who only came for a kiss

Tonight send me a dream about the world
Beyond yesterday's door
Because I want to wake upon the dock
At Chubb Lake shore

There's photographic evidence that I was once a boy
Haling from Colorado by way of Illinois
But Minnesota summer's the best I ever had
With the mosquitos and lilypads

Tonight send me a dream about the world
Beyond yesterday's door
Because I want to wake upon the dock
At Chubb Lake shore

Dreaming about the lake my head began to swim
Talking to Grandpa Tony asking what's been up with him
He said the future ain't so different from the past
But how'd you all grow up so fast

Tonight send me a dream about the world
Beyond yesterday's door
Because I want to wake upon the dock
At Chubb Lake shore

Howlin' Wolf

Written By: Chris Fuller

Howlin' Wolf taught himself how to sing

Made a beautiful sound till Coyote ruined everything

Built a home for everybody inside his song

And he coulda lived forever if Coyote hadn't come along

Howlin' Wolf, the biggest star in the sky

Coyote said quit your monin' Wolf and let's get high

Sprinkle some bitter stardust in a silver spoon

He coulda lived forever but Coyote had to change his tune

Howlin' Wolf dreamt somthin' terrible

Coyote chained him to the moon when she was big and full

The rock drug him round the sky and left a bloody trail

Coulda lived forever but Coyote caught him by the tail

Howlin' Wolf taught himself how to sing

And he coulda lived forever but Coyote ruined everything.

Colfax Ave

Written By: Chris Fuller

colfax avenue

the single file line

gotta room with a view of tomorrow

but how do you tell the window

from the mirror on the wall

it's a two-way street

but there's only one way to fall

and i took a mean spill

right in to the land fill

with all the other white trash dudes

with the tumbleweeds on colfax avenue

the cold hard facts of life

seventeen miles long

shuckin' my honky jive on the corner

drllin' down to the joke inside

a laugh from yesterday

it's a two-way street, man

you gotta go your own way

and i took a mean spill

right in to the land fill

with all the other white trash dudes

with the tumbleweeds on colfax avenue

i've felt the wind blow in a million

different ways at once

time is capable of pulling off

some awful stunts

like a starbucks opening up

yeah, but you can tell by the roof

that place used to be a pizza hut in a past life

and there's a little of me scattered all around

the salvage yard out back

it's a two-way street

a big swap meet on colfax

and i took a mean spill

right in to the land fill

with all the other white trash dudes

with the tumbleweeds on colfax avenue

Discography

Album: Sangamon

Set List

A typical set for me is an hour of all original songs, though I've done twice that on occasion.