Remnants of Isadore

Remnants of Isadore

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandCountryAmericana

Ernie Arroyo's solo CD "Remnants of Isadore" is an Alt-Country / Rock CD that blends the vocal styles of Phish and the Grateful Dead with a commercial spice to bring a fresh, memorable country sound.

Biography

Ernie Arroyo is a Bass player / singer songwriter from Nashville, TN. He also plays Guitar, Mandolin, Drums, and sing both Lead and Harmony but does not claim to very good at any of those instruments. His passion is playing Bass and that's what he spends most of his time doing. He has played Bass in the genres of rock, blues, and Country, not only on his own recordings, but on many others also.

Before moving to Nashville Arroyo played Bass and sang Harmonies in a local country band called Lawless. With Lawless he had the privilege of sharing the stage with world renowned artists such as Deirks Bentley, Diamond Rio, Phil Vasser, James Otto, Gary Allan, Dwight Yoakam, Emerson Drive, Shelly Fairchild, Pat green, Sarah Buxton, Billy Dean, and Rodney Atkins.

Remnsts of Isadore is solo CD realeased by Ernie Arroyo in 2008. Remnants of Isadore is an Alt-Country / Rock CD that blends the vocal styles of Phish and the Grateful Dead with a commercial spice that brings a fresh and memorable country sound. The CD features an all-star cast of Cleveland musicians. From the rocking Fiddle playing of Daniel Gale in the opening song “Edge of the Cumberland” to the smooth pedal steel sounds by Jerry Brightman (Buck Owens and the Buckaroo’s) in the song “Because of You.” From the Bluesy Hammond Organ feel of Mark Leach (The Buddy Miles Express) in the song “Georgia Moon” to the Jerry Garcia type bluegrass tune “Still Hoping” that features John Ryan on Mandolin and Paul Baker (Brigids Cross) on Fiddle. This CD encompasses an explosion of instrumentation around lyrical imagery that is pure entertainment from beginning to end.

Lyrics

EDGE OF THE CUMBERLAND

Written By: ERNIE ARROYO

AS I’M A WALKIN’
I HEAR THE SOUNDS THAT ARE FLOWIN’ FROM THE OPEN DOORS THAT LEAD
INTO THE STREETS
I TURN MY HEAD
THERE’S A MAN STANDIN’ ON THE CORNER AND HE’S SINGING
AND PLAYIN’ HIS MANDOLIN

SOME COME TO FOLLOW A SCENE
BUT I’VE COME TO FOLLOW A DREAM OF

LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE CUMBERLAND

ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT
FOLKS THAT LIKE TO SIT AROUND AND WRITE DOWN THEIR STORIES
SING ‘EM TO A CROWD
AND UNDER BRIGHT LIGHTS
YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU JUST MIGHT SEE HANGING AROUND
SOMEWHERE DOWNTOWN

SOME COME TO FOLLOW A SCENE
BUT I’VE COME TO FOLLOW A DREAM OF

LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE CUMBERLAND
LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE CUMBERLAND
CAUSE THAT SEEMS TO BE WHERE MY HEART IS
LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE CUMBERLAND

Ernie Arroyo – bass, lead vocals
Curt Leonard – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, vocal harmonies
Chuck Hammel – drums
Daniel Gale – fiddle
Chris Hanna – Hammond Organ

© earroyo 2008

BECAUSE OF YOU

Written By: ERNIE ARROYO

I SIT HERE IN THIS CORNER BAR
WASTING TIME ONCE SPENT WITH YOU
I TRY SO HARD NOT TO REMINISCE
BUT MY MIND KEEPS LETTING IT THROUGH
I KNOW THINGS GOT A LITTLE ROUGH
BUT I WAS WILLING TO WORK IT OUT
BUT YOU DIDN’T EVEN GIVE ME A CHANCE
KEPT SAYING THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW

AND I DON’T KNOW HOW I GOT HERE
WHERE MY CONFIDENCE SEEMS SO DOWN
AND I DON’T CARE WHAT TIME IT IS
TIME STOPS WHEN YOU’RE NOT AROUND
AND I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO FROM HERE
WHEN THE WORLD THAT I HAVE COME TO KNOW
IS BECAUSE OF YOU

SO NOW I SIT HERE IN THIS CORNER BAR
MAKING FRIENDS WITH JACK AND JIM
AND I SURE HOPE THEY WILL HELP ME ERASE
MANY THINGS FROM OVER THE YEARS
THINGS GOT A LITTLE ROUGH
SO YOU REPLACED ME WITH SOMEONE NEW
NOW I FIND MYSELF STANDING ALONE
IN THE WORLD BECAUSE OF YOU

© earroyo 2008

Ernie Arroyo – Bass, lead vocals
Curt Leonard - Electric Guitars, baritone guitar, vocal harmonies
Chuck Hammel - Drums
Jerry Brightman - Pedal Steel
Mark Leach – Hammond (Courtesy of Buddy Miles Express)

STILL HOPING

Written By: ERNIE ARROYO

SITTING ON THE PORCH STILL HOPING THAT SHE WILL COME
THINKING ABOUT THE TIMES WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMED TO BE SO CERTAIN
I'VE MADE MY MISTAKES AND MAN DOES IT SEEM LIKE I HAVE PAID
BUT SHE MADE HERS YET IT SEEMS THAT I'M THE ONLY CRIMINAL THESE DAYS
LIKE SMOKING GUNS IT SEEMED THOSE WORDS HAD NO FEAR
AND OVER TIME I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO HIDE MY TEARS
AND WITH COMPLETE REGRET I STILL WONDER IF WE'RE DONE
FOR NOW I'M SITTING ON THE PORCH STILL HOPING THAT SHE WILL COME
TONIGHT THIS SIX STRING IS THE ONLY COMPANY I HAVE
SO I SIT HERE AND PLAY SONGS ABOUT GOOD TIMES WE HAD
AND LATER ON MAYBE THE TIDE WILL TURN AND I WILL SEE
THAT SHE WILL HEAR MY VOICE AND MAYBE COME RUNNING BACK TO ME
LIKE SMOKING GUNS IT SEEMED THOSE WORDS HAD NO FEAR
AND OVER TIME I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO HIDE MY TEARS
AND WITH COMPLETE REGRET I STILL WONDER IF WE'RE DONE
FOR NOW I'M SITTING ON THE PORCH STILL HOPING THAT SHE WILL COME

I TRIED

Written By: Ernie Arroyo

A THOUSAND MILES
OF UNCERTAIN ROAD
ESCAPE FROM WHAT I THOUGHT WAS
A LIFE OF NO HOPE
A CERTAIN NEED
TO ESCAPE THE RING
FIND OUT WHAT I'M MADE OF
SELF-DISCOVERY

AND I TRIED SO HARD
TO FIND MYSELF
AND ALL I FIND
WAS MISSING YOU

A CHILD'S DREAM
A GROWN MAN'S THEME
GIVING IT ALL UP JUST TO
MAKE THE SCENE
LESS THAN I EXPECT AFTER
SO MANY TICKS
LOOKS LIKE I MAY HAVE HAD IT
BEFORE I LEFT

AND I TRIED SO HARD
TO FIND MYSELF
AND ALL I FIND
WAS MISSING YOU

DISCONNECTED

Written By: Ernie Arroyo

WELL I WALK DOWN THIS ROAD
WHERE I WAS ONCE TOLD
THAT THERE IS NO LIMIT
IF I JUST SET MY MIND TO IT
WELL I'VE HAD MY SHARE OF PAIN
WONDERED WHAT THERE WAS TO GAIN
THEN RE-PO TAKES MY CASH
AND AS I CRY, THEY JUST LAUGH

AS I WANDER THROUGH THIS LIFE
I'VE COME TO REALIZE
THAT THERE ARE MANY TIERS
AT THE BOTTOM THEY DON'T CARE
SO I CRAWL AND I SCRATCH
TO TRY TO GET AHEAD
THEN CORPORATE CUTS MY GAS
AND AS I CRY, THEY JUST LAUGH

THEN I SMILE
CAUSE I KNOW
THAT ONE DAY I WILL LAUGH ABOUT
THE SITUATION I'M IN NOW
I SMILE
CAUSE I KNOW
THAT ONE DAY I WILL BE
JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE THAT I SEE
DISCONNECTED

SO SECURE WHEN I WAS YOUNG
THEN REALITY HAD BECOME
LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE
JUST ONE MORE TO JOIN A RACE
STILL I CRAWL AND I SCRATCH
TO TRY TO GET AHEAD
JUST THEN CONGRESS MAKES A JOKE
STILL I CRY, WONT GIVE UP HOPE

THEN I SMILE
CAUSE I KNOW
THAT ONE DAY I WILL LAUGH ABOUT
THE SITUATION I'M IN NOW
I SMILE
CAUSE I KNOW
THAT ONE DAY I WILL BE
JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE THAT I SEE
DISCONNECTED

MOMENTS LIKE THESE

Written By: ERNIE ARROYO

SO THERE I WAS
STARING AT THE CEILING AND WONDERING
IF THIS STRANGER RIGHT BESIDE ME WAS JUST ANOTHER FLING
OR BETTER YET
MAYBE SHE’S THE ONE THAT I’D BEEN SEARCHING FOR
BUT LIFE HAS ONLY DEALT ME DISAPPOINTMENT SO FAR

AT MOMENTS LIKE THESE
MY MIND STARTS TO FREEZE
MY PALMS, THEY FILL WITH SWEAT
BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD MANY TIMES BEFORE
IN THE END I’M FILLED WITH REGRET
MOMENTS LIKE THESE

SO THERE I WAS
WHEN SHE BEGAN TO RAMBLE ABOUT FUTURE THINGS
SOMEWHERE IN HER MESSAGE WERE THINGS I LIKE TO HEAR
AND SURE ENOUGH
ONLY MONTHS HAD PAST BEFORE THE PLANS BEGAN TO FADE
SHE HAD LEFT ME SEARCHING FOR YET ANOTHER DAY

AT MOMENTS LIKE THESE
MY MIND STARTS TO FREEZE
MY PALMS, THEY FILL WITH SWEAT
BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD MANY TIMES BEFORE
IN THE END I’M FILLED WITH REGRET
MOMENTS LIKE THESE

I DO CHERISH MANY MOMENTS FROM THE PAST
I BELIEVE THAT FATE HAS WRITTEN MY PATH
BUT I’LL KEEP SEARCHING FOR THAT WHITE PICKET FENCE

AT MOMENTS LIKE THESE
MY MIND STARTS TO FREEZE
MY PALMS, THEY FILL WITH SWEAT
BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD MANY TIMES BEFORE
I’M NOT GONNA GIVE UP JUST YET
MOMENTS LIKE THESE