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Go has eight acoustic tracks recorded in Stillwater, MN and two remixes by Cleveland producer Greg D’Alessio. Each song features a different perspective of travel, whether it’s for work, play, fear, or love. “Keeseville”, portrays a woman who decided to settle down in a quiet rural life, but in true Sugar Still fashion the beautiful scenery of Keeseville, NY is weighted with regret and longing for her former traveling partner. “Kitchen Door”, is a siren song calling lost and hungry souls to a warm meal and a warmer bed. D’Alessio took “Anvils” from a sparse acoustic track to a symphonic wonderland of thundering bass and string pads. The additional elements bring out the emotional range of a traveler snowed in at a roadside bar: bitterness at the current situation, honey-like charm in asking for conversation, increasing insistence with each passing drink.

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released March 1, 2017

All music and lyrics by Sarah Blick and Charlie Cheney, ©2017. Additional music and lyrics on "Walking Backward in Flip Flops by Barb Hale, Dan Stoffels, and Barrett Tasky. Additional music and on remix tracks by Greg D'Alessio.

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Track Name: Anvils
I’m in a town I hardly know even by daylight
I’m stranded here by snow, won’t you stay with me tonight
Whoa, whoa

Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember…
Tell me a story about your family and school
Pitch your ambition before I leave you

This bar is called the Ocean View but I just can’t see why
Out in mid-Nebraska, snowy anvils in the sky
Whoa, whoa

Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember…
Tell me a story, won’t you bend my ear
Take me away to anywhere that’s miles from here

Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember…
Track Name: Blushing Rose
She came down from Montreal through the Adirondacks, Adirondacks
Stopped beside a stream, dreamed a lucid dream
In the sun she felt it come like it was washing over, washing over
Felt it arch her neck til the clouds brought her back into the present

She drove a hundred miles through the valleys, through the valleys
Felt the earth slipping through her fingers
Felt the earth slipping through her fingers, through her fingers

Where the trees hang over the road, she drove, Blushing Rose
Whispered secrets she knows, let go, Blushing Rose

She pulled off for the night by a mountain lake, a mountain lake
With banks so steep and high, she felt that she could fly
And when she closed her eyes, that dream came back again
Every scene the same, repeated frame by frame

Where the trees hang over the road, she drove, Blushing Rose
Whispered secrets she knows, let go, Blushing Rose

Every secret I’ve been told hung like leeches on my bones
Poison sirens left behind like feathers in a cage

Where the trees hang over the road, she drove, Blushing Rose
Whispered secrets she knows, let go, Blushing Rose
Let go, Blushing Rose
Let go, Blushing Rose
Track Name: Keeseville
I have most of what I want
A little house and orchard that I own
A husband who plants cherry trees, a nursery for a child
And the stars go on for miles

A pile of rocks is my only orchard fence
It’s always quiet out here in Keeseville
And Casey’s corner store has the cheapest cigarettes
For miles around

I found Heaven
You can stop lookin’
I found Heaven
You can stop runnin’
Come on back to me

One chair on the porch faces the street
I’ll pick cherries til I hear you call
I stained my fingers and cut my lips, my blood still runs the same
Just tell me when, just tell me when

I found Heaven
You can stop lookin’
I found Heaven
You can stop runnin’
Come on back to me

Standing at the back of my wedding
Came to see if I would run
Then you smiled and disappeared again
And I hated you for moving on

I found Heaven
You can stop lookin’
I found Heaven
You can stop runnin’
Come on back to me
Come on back to me, come on back to me
Come on back to me, come on back to me
Come on back to me
Track Name: Kitchen Door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door

You gotta eat to stay on your feet
Your knees will buckle and drop
I’ve got the dish that you can not miss
Honey, you’ve gotta make a stop
You’ve gotta make a stop

Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Sugar and beets and everything sweet
All got tossed long ago
I’ll make your blood boil and retinas coil
With every trick I know
With every trick I know

Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door

Nothin’ up my sleeve
‘Cept some old time recipes
Just say “please”

Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door

Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Track Name: Tiny Turns
Tiny turns we take
Roadside rules we make
Lying wide awake

Buckle up, honey, it’s a thousand and one miles
You can sleep in the back, it’ll take a while
Checkin’ you out in my rearview mirror
We’re broke as hell but we’ve got style

Hold on, hold on
We’re gonna crash and burn

Tiny turns we take
Roadside rules we make
Lying wide awake

Staggered steps we start
Battered broken heart

Seatbelt, sweetheart, these parts are almost past
Shot-out limit speed signs and shattered glass
From my former rearviewmirror
We’re broken as hell and proud of the fact

Hold on, hold on
We’re gonna crash and burn (hold on)
Waitin’ on the left-hand turn (hold on)
Sweep up the pieces and see what we learned

Tiny turns we take
Roadside rules we make
Lying wide awake

Staggered steps we start
Battered broken heart

Tiny turns we take
Roadside rules we make
Lying wide awake
Tiny turns we take
Roadside rules we make
Lying wide awake
Track Name: Walking Backwards in Flip Flops
I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Watching the sun drop, drinking gin
I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Listening to hip-hop, smiling again

It’s a long beach, full of footprints and dirty shells washed away
My summer feet are broken in kicking your ass out into the street
The sand’s so nice once you get past the flies
And they nip at your ankles and thighs
I’ve got stale cocaine and I’ve still got my name
And a town full of people to meet

I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Watching the sun drop, drinking gin
I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Listening to hip-hop, smiling again

Out on the pier, can’t see the other side, waiting on the next hurricane
Standing and dancing and way too high, waiting for someone to crash down on me
The sand’s so nice once you get past the flies
And they nip at your ankles and thighs
Down on my knees with six Long Island Iced Teas
And we all know nothin’s for free

I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Watching the sun drop, drinking gin
I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Listening to hip-hop, smiling again

Life was much simpler when the earth was flat

I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Watching the sun drop, drinking gin
I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Listening to hip-hop, smiling again
I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Watching the sun drop, drinking gin
I’m walking backwards in flip-flops
Listening to hip-hop, smiling again
Track Name: Charlotte
Charlotte stole all the foil from the kitchen
When she stayed for the weekend
She said she was making pastry in the entry
Cooling them by the door
I never met her

Somebody warned me Charlotte could leave any day
Somebody warned me Charlotte could leave any day

Walking through the branches, pushing trilliums away
Sunlight wraps around her shoulder in the foyer
Picking sage for the bread in the garden
Mixing bowl in her hand
I never met her

Somebody warned me Charlotte could leave any day
Somebody warned me Charlotte could leave any day

A dining table, an empty chair
A missing sister, a vacant stare

Somebody warned me Charlotte could leave any day
Somebody warned me Charlotte could leave any day
Somebody warned me Charlotte could leave any day
Somebody warned me Charlotte could leave any day
Track Name: Mud in the River
Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the river, mud in the river
Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the riverbed

The miners came in the 1900’s
Dug their caverns, tailed their sluicings
Left their pools high in the mountains
They weren’t ever supposed to overflow

Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the river, mud in the river
Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the riverbed

My mother died when I was twenty
I was twenty, I was twenty
Left me here in the land of plenty
Left me to drown alone

Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the river, mud in the river
Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the riverbed

There’s a funny thing ‘bout snow in the mountains
Snow in the mountains, snow in the mountains
It finds its way down to the flatlands
Down to the valley below

Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the river, mud in the river
Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the riverbed

This river here has flowed forever
Clear blue water, down from the mountain
Now, it’s a different color
It’s gold, gold

Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the river, mud in the river
Oh, there’s mud in the river
Mud in the riverbed
Track Name: Anvils (GD Remix)
I’m in a town I hardly know even by daylight
I’m stranded here by snow, won’t you stay with me tonight
Whoa, whoa

Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember…
Tell me a story about your family and school
Pitch your ambition before I leave you

This bar is called the Ocean View but I just can’t see why
Out in mid-Nebraska, snowy anvils in the sky
Whoa, whoa

Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember…
Tell me a story, won’t you bend my ear
Take me away to anywhere that’s miles from here

Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember for a while
Tell me a tale that I’ll remember…
Track Name: Kitchen Door (GD Remix)
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door

You gotta eat to stay on your feet
Your knees will buckle and drop
I’ve got the dish that you can not miss
Honey, you’ve gotta make a stop
You’ve gotta make a stop

Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Sugar and beets and everything sweet
All got tossed long ago
I’ll make your blood boil and retinas coil
With every trick I know
With every trick I know

Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door

Nothin’ up my sleeve
‘Cept some old time recipes
Just say “please”

Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door

Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door
Row row your boat to my window
Row row to my kitchen door