Steam Pony

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    Nine original songs by Signe Knutson on 12" 33 RPM Vinyl with Gorgeous cover art by Lavender Woodman. Bonus free 18"x24" poster!

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The Steam Pony Album is the first commercial full-length release of award-winning musician, Signe Knutson. Steam Pony is comprised of nine original songs, played on at least 6 guitars, cello (as bass), bass guitar, Korg Prophecy synthesizer, Suzuki SP40e, several other keyboards, piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, banjo, drums, viola, and probably some other stuff, remote loops and samples, and recorded over 15 years, with equipment like analogue tape 8-track, ghetto blaster, mini-disc, Tascam digital 8-track, as well as one track recorded by Mark Klassen of Canto Dust at Purple Leopard Lounge.

Called both a "Joni Mitchell of the 22nd Century" and a "Female Kurt Cobain", Signe has been compared to the likes of Bjork, Jane Siberry, The Cranberries and counts among her many influences Billie Holiday, Kim Deal, Ani DiFranco, Tori Amos, Cyndi Lauper, Enya and The Eurythmics. She is a founding member and current musician with Dixie's Death Pool since 1991, and played in Sortie Real from 2005-2007 as well as many other groups from orchestras, choirs and jazz bands to reggae, classic rock and funk bands, always adding and experimental facet to the mix. As a song writer, she leans on themes of love, activism and spirituality. Folk music is home base.

A multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, she has been writing and performing music since young childhood, plays over 20 instruments, records and produces her own music DIY style at home and in many various indoor and outdoor locations, creating samples and loops of ambient sounds, and developing innovative recording techniques,

She is very lucky to have the likes of collaborators: Joshua Stanton on electric guitar, Skye Rousseau on electric guitar, Rob Vaarmeyer on bass, Trevor Sie on drum machine, Mark Klassen on synthesizer and drum machine and as recording engineer in"All Right", Tim Osmond on Banjo and Richard Moody on viola making great contributions to the music on this album.

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released December 8, 2015

Written and Performed by Signe Knutson - Socan 2001-2015
Joshua Stanton, Rob Vaarmeyer, Skye Rousseau, Trevor Sie, Tim Osmond, Mark Klassen, Richard Moody

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Steam Pony Winnipeg, Manitoba

Steam Pony is the music of Signe Knutson. This is a home produced album with a little help from her friends, Joshua Stanton and Skye Rousseau on electric guitars, Rob Vaarmeyer on bass, Trevor Sie on tympani drum machine. Signe Knutson on piano, synthesizers, guitar, cello, clarinet, bass clarinet, drums and vocals.
This will be available on Vinyl very soon!
Live band recording is up next.
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Track Name: Here You Are, Baby
Here You Are, Baby!

I've been asking for you, I've been wondering about you,
I've been waiting for you, I've been praying for you, and


Here you are, baby, in my arms, baby, and I don't want to let you go.
Here you are, baby, in my arms, baby, and I don't want to let you go, no.

We've been talking about making promises and how we can't say,
Where we'll be five years from today,
While I know that's true, I just want to hold you.

Damn baby you make it hard, so much, so soon, so good,
You say you're coming back, but I wish that you wouldn't
leave, me, so soon.

Yeah, yeah, you should go to Arizona now
and I`ll just sit here alone,
No, no, no, you know that I won`t be alone,
but I`m going to miss you so.

I ain`t going to take advantage,
and I ain`t going to take you for granted,
I`ll just take what I can get
`cause you`re the best thing that I`ve had yet.


Chorus
Track Name: IRONHORSE
The pounding of our hearts the only sound I hear,
Gateway of the Sun where the Gods are near,
Awaken to the secrets from the other side,
Ritual initiate, now open wide.

Going to ride my Iron Horse all night to get to you,
It's been a lifetime, baby, since I met you,
Music in my heart and soul connects with you,
Question begs and begs now babe, what can I do?

Think and feel and love and wait and wonder,
Keep my windows open in the thunder,
Let the rain come in, How is that a sin?
Think and feel and love and wait and wonder.

Billows of the factory smoke are rising,
Painting with broad strokes on the horizon,
There's no use in trying to deny them,
Just ride my Iron Horse right by them.

To have your body next to mine at night,
And know that I don't even have to fight,
Your words, your touch, my love, are my delight,
Come together with me, baby, that's right.
Track Name: Green Heart
Green Heart

Three dozen swallows dart for mosquitos, Sun beats down and warms my green heart,

New day not so blue day green of new leaves in the spring,

Turn over a new leaf and the old one falls apart,

Falls apart, falls apart.




Yellow shaggy dandelions bouncing golden light, turn away from the river, they're dancing in my sight.

Take baby steps, yeah, baby steps to reach the highest height,

Walk the middle mud-path road, you know I'll be all right, I'll be all right!



Find the balance, temper, stillness, fill the cup of happiness and spill the poisoned chalice,

Be the Earth in constant rebirth, born out of desire, hurricanes and FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!


Living with scarcity in the city is a rarity, Embrace the simplicity and blessed be with clarity,

Clarity, clarity, clarity
Track Name: Swan Dive
Swan Dive

I've been feeling so down, people staying away, lately,
Been hurting so bad, feel like going away, lately,
But you come through and help me in all the right ways,
Show me I still have an ace up my sleeve,
I can let love in, I just got to believe.

I can open my eyes to see the light,
Open my heart loving day and night,
Feel the pain and break on through,
Breaking that shell will make me stronger too.

Breathe in, Straight up, Further now, Spread those wings,
Exhale, Swan Dive, 100 feet, Straight down,
Bare skin, Feel the air, Feel the sun, Feel the sweat,
Head down, vertical, Feel the rush, Deeper yet

Om Maha Mata Om, Shakti Kundalini Om

When I think of you, baby, I'm alone in my bed, lately,
I can't seem to get you out of my head, lately,
'Cause you come through and help me in all the right ways,
Show me I still have an ace up my sleeve,
I can let love in I just got to believe.

I can open my eyes to see the light,
Open my heart loving day and night,
Feel the pain and break on through,
Breaking that shell will make me stronger too.

Breathe in, Straight up, Further now, Spread those wings,
Exhale, Swan Dive, 100 feet, Straight down,
Bare skin, Feel the air, Feel the sun, Feel the sweat,
Head down, vertical, Feel the rush, Deeper yet
Track Name: An Anchor
Sailing, drifting, lost at sea,
I've got an ocean to have you here with me,
Navigate freely over the blue,
Drop down an anchor and rest safely with you.

Salt in our hair and salt on our skin,
Salt from the water and salt from within.

Sailing, drifting, lost at sea,
I've got a notion to have you here with me,
Navigate freely over the blue,
Drop down an anchor and rest safely with you.

Rock with me darling rising with the tide,
Watch the seals playing right by my side.

Sailing, drifting, lost at sea,
I've got an ocean to have you here with me,
Navigate freely over the blue,
Drop down an anchor and rest safely with you.
Track Name: All Right
Azure Sky and snow so white,
Here you are with me tonight.
Branches brown and needles green,
Loveliest I've ever seen

Love you here and Love you there
Love you everywhere I swear,
Love you here and Love you there
Love you everywhere I swear.

Turquoise lake and emerald ice,
Reflections in your eyes entice,
Blood red skin that beats the frost,
Yellow dog and orange moss.

Love you here and Love you there
Love you everywhere I swear,
Love you here and Love you there
Love you everywhere I swear.

Purple mountain glaciers glow,
Salmon fades to indigo,
Shadow black and candle light,
All night, all right, all right, all night.

All night, all right, all right, all night,
All right, all night, all night, all right.

Love you here and Love you there
Love you everywhere I swear,
Love you here and Love you there
Love you everywhere I swear.
Track Name: You Know It's Over When . . .
Sitting on the beach drinking whiskey and rum,
Feeling like a tired and lonely old bum,
I drank too much and then I drank some,
You know it's over when the bus driver yawns.

I missed my chance to see the sweet lovebirds fly,
But I've often wondered if you can really get that high,
I've taken so much, don't ask me why,
'Cause I know it's over when sweet mama cries.

Yes, I believe that I have seen enough,
Of police and accidents and other nasty stuff,
Life in the bush ain't nearly so rough,
'Cause I know it's over when you've got to play the bluff.

I have danced my last city waltz,
My metropolitan life has come to a halt,
I've cried so much I can still taste the salt,
And I know it's over when it's nobody's fault.

I believe I'd best be on my way,
And I hope that nobody asks me to stay,
It would be too long if only a day,
I'm pushing my kayak out into the bay.

I sing in the morning paddling on the sea,
Wondering to myself, where am I me?
I'm where you end up once you've lost all your keys,
'Cause I know it's over when you're down on your knees.

And I won't let them push me down,
I ain't going to wear no bitter old frown,
I'll just don my prettiest gown,
And say fare thee well to this dirty old town.

Sitting on the beach drinking whiskey and rum,
Feeling like a tired and lonely old bum,
I drank too much and then I drank some,
You know it's over when the bus driver yawns.
Track Name: Song in My Head
Song in My Head

There's a man on my mind, who I can't keep,
I think too much and I can't sleep,
There's a man in my heart whose love is deep,
He's in my soul and it makes, makes me weep.

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There's a song in my head that I can't sing,
I go to pluck and I break the string,
There's a tune in my hands that I can't play,
I touch the keys and they fade away.

There's magic in the touch that goes deep inside,
Even sitting still it's a crazy ride,
I told my heart to open wide,
Something happened that day, day I died, day I died, day I died.

Chorus

There's room in my heart that I can't fill,
There's wine in my glass that I won't spill,
There's a hankering in my loins I have got to thrill,
Bringing that love in, you know, know I will, know I will, know I will.

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