Night Trap

Night Trap

 Savage, Minnesota, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Minneapolis indie/classic-rock band. Recognized eight times in nine years with honors in national and international songwriting contests including John Lennon (2001) & Billboard (2004), and Song of the Year Honorable Mentions (3). Songs placed on "best of" compilation CD's 3 times since 2000.

Biography

The Minneapolis band “Night Trap”, fronted by singer/songwriters Chip Sharratt and Dickie Christopher, has been recording original songs for the past 15 years. All seasoned musicians, the band recorded and released two CD’s (Petals & Thorns and Borderline Breakdown) in 1994 and 2001, and Chip and Dickie have since had eight songs recognized with honors in various national Songwriting contests. Their style has an easy listening, multi-genre, classic rock flavor to it, with touches of blues and jazz thrown in in the production. Their subject matter is diverse, from politics, history and social issues to love, family and reflection. The Night Trap and Christopher-Sharratt CD’s are available on Amazon.com, broadjam.com, and on cdbaby.com. Downloadable tracks are available throughout the internet on most pay-to-play sites including iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, and MusicNet.com.

Lyrics

Mountain Pines

Written By: Chip Sharratt

Bozeman Montana and I’m working on the line. Long days for little pay, and I’m just biding time ‘cause when I lay these tracks clear to the coast, I ain’t gonna stay. I’ll be on the first locomotive coming back this way.

I’m talking ‘bout blue skies, mountain pines! What kind of man would leave this all behind? You know I’m on my way and I’ll be back some day to these blue skies and Rocky Mountain pines. Rocky Mountain pines.

Well, I’ve been driving these spikes with all my might for what seems a thousand days. Pork bits and hominy grits ain’t little more than pay. It ain’t work or play, or judgement day that's showed me where I’m bound. It’s mountain pines, not railroad lines that’s turned my head around.

I’m talking ‘bout blue skies, mountain pines! What kind of man would leave this all behind? You know I’m on my way and I’ll be back some day to these blue skies and Rocky Mountain pines.
Talking ‘bout blue skies, mountain pines! What kind of man would leave this all behind? You know I’m on my way and I’ll be back some day to these blue skies and Rocky Mountain pines. Rocky Mountain pines. Oh yeah now, Rocky Mountain pines. Rocky Mountain pines.

c 1991 Chip Sharratt

The Fading Rose

Written By: Dickie Christopher

I came to you every night; you never knew I’d been there. A single drop of evidence each time I squeezed another dream from the rose, baby, just so I could find a way back into your eyes. You knew a wound like that would never jeopardize the fading rose.

You have never known but to lie amongst the petals, and I found solace entangled in the thorns. I will turn away the ghosts that come to haunt you but you must breathe a life into the fading rose.

For the promise made so long ago, I’ve left an ocean at your side. You walk across it like some new Messiah. Add another thorn to the rose, baby, just so I would know who exactly is in control. Who knew I would wear that crown proudly for you from the fading rose?

You have never known but to lie amongst the petals, and I found solace entangled in the thorns. I will turn away the ghosts that come to haunt you but you must breathe a life into the fading rose.

I wear the scars of many years; I’m battle weary for my time. But if not me, then who is gonna love you? Perpetuate the life of the rose, baby, just so I could keep you high above your pedestal. You knew I would give it all, my heart, my soul and the fading rose.

You have never known but to lie amongst the petals, and I found solace entangled in the thorns. I will turn away the ghosts that come to haunt you but you must breathe a life into the fading rose.

c 1994 Dickie Christopher, Christopher-Sharratt Productions

Before I'm Gone

Written By: Chip Sharratt

Walking on eggshells lately, and feelin’ no pain. Wishing she’d be my lady. Whoa, am I insane?
Ain’t never hope enough; it wears the old varnish thin. Lookin’ for any signal, a light in the haze, and
Searching for some direction. God, I’d be amazed if she would open up and take this old varmint in.

Why have I come so far to only look back? I’ve wandered this old and lonely wilderness track only to find my feelings barely intact.
God, I want her back!

Every day my story gets carried away. Volumes of fame and glory don’t matter anyway. Caution inside my pocket is cast away to the wind. Listen to seashells, maybe oceans away, and hearing forgotten secrets of how I misbehaved. Encrusted golden lockets have sealed my fate once again.

Why have I come so far to only look back? I’ve wandered this old and lonely wilderness track only to find my feelings pure and exact.
God, I want her back!

Lord, answer me this;
How many times will I meander on this journey? And, how many dreams will I forsake before I’m gone? How many feelings are surrendered while I’m yearning, and
How many more mistakes will I make before I’m gone?
(Repeat)
Tell me before I’m gone.
Tell me before I’m gone, Lord.
Save me before I’m gone, yeah.

c 1994 Chip Sharratt / Christopher-Sharratt Productions

Sons and Daughters

Written By: Chip Sharratt

Sons and daughters are what we dream of the most. The miracle of birth we celebrate and toast.
Enter the world unbroken, and with a word, a word unspoken, you'll be loved eternally.
Sons and daughters are what we cherish the most. With time evolving year to year we learn to boast. A little piece of heaven, our flesh and blood so pure; unleavened, to love and guide eternally.

You know, without them your world would be cold. You know, without them it's lonely growing old.

Sons and daughters are what we will miss the most. When they are grown and gone, we'll lose our chance to host. We've traced every footstep from off of our, yes, our front doorstep until the day they leave independently.
Sons and daughters are what we have loved the most. A part of us instilled in them is all we hope.
And when they are standing so confident and yet unbending, we're certain then that they will stand the test.

And when they give their children
love, understanding and a world to live in, then we will know, we'll know we did our best.

c 2001 Chip Sharratt, Chroma-Soma Productions

Discography

"Petals & Thorns" by Christopher-Sharratt (CD) 1994

"borderline breakdown" by Night Trap (CD) 2001

Set List

An hour of original light rock music. No Covers.
Borderline Breakdown
California Morning
Pure Magic
Mountain Pines
Live For All It's Worth
Memories of You
Restless
Change of Seasons
I'll Never Let Go
Summer Blues
Shooting Star
Summer Days
The Well
Before I'm Gone
Sons and Daughters