Adaptations: Vol. 2

by Rachel Sumner

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Wildflowers bloom before you Breaching the fist of winter’s rule I know they’ll die, so do you ‘Cause winter is long, and winter’s cruel All of this living Just to lay our head down All that is given Taken back once we’ve hit the ground Setting a course for shore Wishing your boat had better oars I see your heart is sore From wondering why life won’t give you more All that’s delivered Seems to never be enough We shake and we shiver Through life lived off the cuff I once was dust, so were you To dust we’ll return once we are through All of this living Just to lay our head down All that is given Taken back once we’ve hit the ground
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Hello, Operator, Please connect me to a line Of someone who can help This darlin’ pal of mine Sure you wouldn’t know it If you saw the state he’s in But my baby is the best damn lover That my heart could win I can’t say what’s wrong with him But I know that he ain’t right Wonder, could you tell me Where he goes so late at night? Help me, Operator, Help me answer, “Why?” My baby’s looking down at the dirt All the time I wish, Operator, How I wish that I knew Somebody else I could share these troubles to No, I wouldn’t say That he’s treated me unkind, But I can’t help and think He’s got leavin’ on his mind Well, I’m no good at riddles And worse at reading signs Wonder, is it worth All these tears I cry? It’s a shame, Operator, He can’t look me in the eye My baby’s looking down at the dirt All the time I did not see a label I heard no timer chime The expiration date Did not catch my eye How was I to know That love had print so fine? My baby’s looking down at the dirt My baby’s looking down at the dirt My baby’s looking down at the dirt All the time

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Alternate versions of songs from my EP 'Anything Worth Doing' featuring Sam Moss, Mike Siegel, and Pretty Saro.

"Shake & Shiver" done acoustically and recorded as Sumner & Moss (& Siegel) used to perform it.

"Hello, Operator" given the bluegrass treatment, featuring those raucous Pretty Saro boys at our last live show at Club Passim in January, 2020.

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released August 7, 2020

Album photo by Afsar Yassai.

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Rachel Sumner Boston, Massachusetts

Praised by audiences for her powerful, lonesome voice and haunting songs, Rachel Sumner carefully spins melodies that get caught in your head and delivers them “with an attitude and drive in her guitar playing...sure to strike a chord and dig deep into your heart. ” (Red Line Roots) ... more

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