Deep the Ocean

by Jamion Williams

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is the physical release of Deep the Ocean, featuring photography by Kenneth Muñoz. The album comes in an eco-pac fold-over booklet and includes an immediate digital download.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    ***HEY HEADS UP If you order this, it won't show up for like, months, because I'm in a super long production queue. No joke, you won't get it until April or May. If you buy this you'll get the digital download immediately still, but the vinyl won't be here for a while. Just so you know. ***


    This one is for the very, very few who inhabit the venn diagram intersection of "people who love vinyl records" and "people who I need to file a restraining order against".

    Lathe-cut vinyl is unlike "normal" pressed vinyl records in that a special machine is used to transfer the sound of an album into each individual record. It takes a long time to do, is highly customized, and prohibitively expensive. Whereas a pressed vinyl release has runs of 500 or more, lathe-cut short-runs are far more sparse due to how much time it takes to make each record.

    This record doesn't necessarily need a "big" short run. 500 records is just too much to sell, and this release is meant to be a CD/Digital only release anyway. However, there may be some out there that are just manic about getting vinyl, and, if that's you, well, I'm game.

    The cost is expensive, but it's only that way to subsidize production--I'm not taking any profit on this release--and includes some (hopefully) pretty sweet incentives. The vinyl release includes:

    - Special hand-drawn artwork that won't be on any other release of the album,
    - Machine lathed vinyl on a very unusual one-sided 12' vinyl record,
    - The vinyl release will be a different master than the CD and digital releases,
    - A copy of "Deep the Ocean" on CD,
    - A digital copy of "Deep the Ocean", and
    - I will whisper your name to my cat, sealing you forever as a Friend of the Feline, and thereby protecting you from harm in all future cat-dealings.

    There are only 5 copies available. The image below is a mockup and isn't the final version of the artwork... but pretty darn close.

    Oh, and I might file a restraining order, too.

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released February 29, 2016

All songs written by Jamion Williams
Copyright 2016 Oncewonder Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Recorded and Produced by Ethen Martin at Barefoot Music Productions, Chattanooga, TN
Mixed and Mastered by Chuck Harris for Chucksmix -
Engineering Assistance by Nick Grubbs

Co-produced by Tim Newton and Jamion Williams

Jason Foster - Bass
Chris Graham - Electric Guitar -
Robin MacKillop - Vocals
Tim Newton - Drums, Percussion, Programming
John Stoehr - Keys -
Jamion Williams - Guitar, Vocals

Michael Griffith - Horns, Clarinet on “Away on Loan”
Mark Baldwin - Electric Guitar on “Mary” -

Photography by Kenneth Muñoz



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Track Name: Away on Loan
Babe, you made me in your image,
but did that hold you in line?
A way of keeping you from leaving
a life more loosely defined.

If I called out my confession,
would that be more than you could bear?
Babe, you made me in your image,
but it don't look like you care.

And if it comes true,
if I loved you,
Would you love me on your own?
Or would you tell me
that you don't care
when your heart's away on loan?

Babe you lost out when you calmed down,
when you decided to stay.
He's a good man on his path out,
and nothing gets in his way.

You don't see me anymore;
you just see a dim reflection of yourself
when your heart's on loan to anybody else.
Track Name: Man from Tambourine
Well the man from Tambourine
had a look inside his eye.
He's a man of mystery in a town that's running dry.
He just sits alone and drinks while the days turn into weeks.
It's hard but we all understand the ways of the Tambourine man.

Well the man from Tambourine
just got up an walked away.
And we thought him lost for weeks 'til he showed up in a rage.
And he stood up on the bar, said, "I haven't much to say
but listen as close as you can to this song of the Tambourine man:

I'm in love with a woman that don't love me back."

Well the man from Tambourine
doesn't speak up anymore.
He just sits there with his drink and to us he's looking worse.
But it's hard for me to lie, he's a better man than I;
his secret's too precious to keep.
Three cheers for the man Tambourine.
Track Name: Deep the Ocean
Your true potential is seen by the millions.
If not by the millions, at least by me.
You've got a beauty that tempts all the Christians.
They came to praise Jesus, but you set them free.

But you don't believe me,
You don't even care.
It turns out the deeper the ocean, the longer it takes to get there.

God, if you're listening, make me a believer.
I just want to see her. I just want a kiss.
If all this I'm asking makes me sound like Peter,
call me the Betrayer, 'cause I like how it sounds.

But you don't believe me,
It's just what you do.
It turns out the deeper the ocean, the longer it takes to get through.

And I'm asking you, babe,
why do you treat me this way?
All I want is your love.
But I think I know why that just ain't enough.

But you don't believe me,
you're just hanging 'round.
It turns out the deeper the ocean, the longer it takes you to drown.
Track Name: Harm
Baby, you don't understand all the things I say to you,
All the things you make me do burn me up inside.
Baby, you don't understand the simple things I say to you.
You think that you know the truth; you couldn't if you tried.

Don't you wonder why I don't mean you harm?
Baby you're the deep dark inside,
you're the man in the middle,
you're the thing that I want but I don't know why.

Baby, you don't understand it's a time of coming clean,
you constantly confide in me that you know mostly everything.
Baby if I really said all the things they say about you,
would you hear or just deny the way you feel inside?

You're the thing that I want but you're in my way.
Track Name: Mary
Let me go hopeless, it's true we all know that
our hearts are just birds on a wire.
But we just can't see it, we're two mean believers,
for you, I'll keep dancing on fire.

But don't leave me, Mary.

More than an image of things that we see above,
you build and break down these walls.
Babe, I can't turn away,
Love, I just can't relate,
You know I'm drawn to your call.

We believe you're a sinner, a Sister, a saint.
You and me make the most of it everyday.
We believe in the things that we want to believe,
so don't leave me alone.