Fireworks on Ferris Wheels

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1.
Five 04:53
A needle and knife All my blood on your hands What a way to take a life And save a wife Did you hear me cry When you cut me? Did you even try? To see me at all In the bed where I did or didn't die (chorus) Oh five It's been five long years And I still feel it all right here And for all I don't remember Oh my flesh cannot forget So I feel it all And I live it all And I die all over again five And baby, I'm mostly alright I grieved what I could grieve To the rest I said goodbye But it rises from the trenches It just comes up from the grave And For all I try, or all my might It just won't go away (chorus x2) Oh five It’s alright Oh five I’ll be fine Oh five I survived
It’s gotta be alright
It’s gonna be alright
2.
Lovesong 04:17
Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am home again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am whole again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am young again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am fun again However far away I will always love you However long I stay I will always love you Whatever words I say I will always love you I will always love you (Fly me to the moon) Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am free again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am clean again However far away I will always love you However long I stay I will always love you Whatever words I say I will always love you I will always love you
3.
Dakota 05:16
Driving west of Oacoma Biggest sky I've ever seen I draw a scale in my head to Oklahoma And I feel the weight of everything The badlands lie out before me With the snow beating down I see the protectors and the spirits looking down from higher ground Fall on me oh Dakota Fall on me you bad land Fall on me sweet Missouri As you wind through the lines in the sand You can hold on to whatever keeps you Safe from whatever brings you down Hold on to your myths and your pretty legends about the history of your town You can fight for your progress Fight for your black and green and gold You can haggle over profits, as the holy dove is bought and sold And bought and sold Fall on me oh Dakota Fall on me you bad land Fall on me sweet Missouri As you wind through the lines in the sand We slip from God's right hand The time has come To say fair's fair To pay the rent To pay our share The time has come A fact is a fact It belongs to them We're gonna give it back Fall on me oh Dakota Fall on me you bad land Fall on me sweet Missouri As you wind through the lines in the sand, we slip from God's right hand
4.
This isn’t what I want
 This isn’t what I want for you
 But it is what it is 
It’s not the way you planned
 But it’s what you find in hand
 And you have got to do the best you can (ch) And I know It’s gonna break you down It’s gonna hurt like hell Before it makes a sound
 And I know It reaches everything But you are stronger than you think You are right now This isn’t what I want This isn’t what I want for you But it is what it is It’s not an easy road And no one wants to go But it’s the only way for you my friend (ch)
 And it’s gonna hurt you more Before it starts to feel ok But it won’t be this way No it won’t be this way for good

 (ch)
5.
Shadows 04:36
Snowfall and shadows spread north of the stones placed on the hill A cold sky can light up the stones’ imperfections, but won't break the chill The night calls, the shadows fall back into darkness, like memories lost The star shine can hold up for navigation, but it can't break the frost Ooo-ooo this life is a wind as cold as it's mean Ooo-ooo we all end up shadows in the light of a cemetery dream Storms wage war on the cliffs over the ocean, no safe harbor here A cold sun can light up the way to the water, but it won't break the fear Ooo-ooo death is a wave, destructive and clean Ooo-ooo we all end up shadows in the light of a cemetery dream Baby, don't cry Levity by night, gravity by day And we love by proximity The balance comes due, and everybody pays Only love survives calamity here Love knows no fear Ooo-ooo life is a bed that carries the stream Ooo-ooo we all end up shadows in the light of a cemetery dream Baby, don't cry
6.
I don't want the gray Or to dwell in darkness I want the light of day To guide me on I don't want to be heavy or half-hearted I just want to feel love unguarded To chase the sun on beaches To run away with you my Love To hope beyond the reaches Of my weakest ones I won't be satisfied I won't be satisfied With anything less Than you my God I won't be satisfied I won't be satisfied With anything less Than you my Love... I don't want to wait In wells of weak ambition I want severe desires Uncompromising passion I don't want to be the ignorant son Fooling about with Foolish lusts I want To chase the sun on beaches And run away with you my Love To hope beyond the reaches Of my weakest ones (chorus) If I am empty handed Or too demanding I'm not too proud to say I know I won't (chorus)
7.
When piety demands blood We rush to find an offering It can't be one of us So we offer up the least of these The poor, the powerless, the refugee When the prisoner finds no friend Just excuses from our twisted mouths Another way to be owned Like the slave his father was Separated, never equal, never free This is who we are This is what we've become This is who we choose to be So cold, so alone Up on our holy hill From where we cast condemnations And wait for the blood to spill From those we gave unto death In the name of Christ the King Who poured out all of himself for you and me And this is who we choose to be When there's no room at the inn For the immigrant and refugee No respite from the wars we perpetrate No haven from the terror she flees Abandoned in her need and on her knees When our Mother bends and breaks From the pillaging, the weight The exploitation, the rape, the draining and the drilling The rocks themselves cry out, shaking And all creation screams The Father grieves This is who we are This is what what we've become This is who we choose to be So cold, so alone Up on our holy hill From where we cast condemnations And wait for the blood to spill From those we gave unto death In the name of Christ the King Who poured out all of himself for you and me And this is who we choose to be When we awaken from the night, into the morning Turn away from fear and are ready to be born Lay prostrate our whole selves to the Lord Who defeated death And the sword We can choose To be Who we Really are
8.
The sun displays a Denver spring Fourteeners in our view Our love, our hearts are Billowing With every day anew Oo-ooh, oo-ooh We are in the hands of time But if I fall down this mountain, the view was worth the climb We met, we danced, we sang our tunes We struggled through embrace With every teardrop, every ruin More lines upon our face Oo-ooh, oo-ooh The years go hurried by But if we fall down this mountain, our love was worth the time Oo-ooh, oo-ooh These rocks have risen tall But if we fall down this mountain, the climb was worth it all
9.
Anthem 04:02
The birds they sang at the break of day Start again I heard them say Don't dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be. Ah the wars they will be fought again The holy dove She will be caught again bought and sold and bought again the dove is never free. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. We asked for signs the signs were sent: the birth betrayed the marriage spent Yeah the widowhood of every government -- signs for all to see. I can't run no more with that lawless crowd while the killers in high places say their prayers out loud. But they've summoned, they've summoned up a thundercloud and they're going to hear from me. Ring the bells that still can ring ... You can add up the parts but you won't have the sum You can strike up the march, there is no drum Every heart, every heart to love will come but like a refugee. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. That's how the light gets in. That's how the light gets in.
10.
The River 03:50
I had a dream Woke me up last night We met at the shore Of a river wide I gathered my things Surveyed my life I said "what do you need" As he looked in my eyes... We started to talk Of life and of love He said if you can't let go Was I ever enough So I loaded a raft Set it afloat Started to cry As I watched it go Oh Then you appeared At the riverside I caught my breath And I wanted to hide I pulled you close Oh I held you tight I kissed your cheek And I said goodbye Then I watched you float Down around the bend And I feel to my knees I couldn't get up again Oh it broke my heart I couldn't speak And he let my cry Oh, he let me grieve And I cried for you, oh And he cried too We were there for a while I can't say how long The day turned to night And then into a song Then he pulled me up And whispered my name And we walked away

about

Singer-songwriters Amy Courts and Paul Koopman join forces to form Fireworks On Ferris Wheels, independently releasing their eponymous debut album. This collaboration includes the considerable talents of renowned songwriter and producer, Jim Reilley (The New Dylans), and grammy nominated Jennifer Knapp making memorable guest vocal and co-writing turns. Mixing tales of love and loss, faith and hope, their unique style utilizes themes of pop, rock, and americana to create an organic and delightful blend of contrasts.

Veterans of the Nashville songwriter circuit, Amy and Paul moved to Minneapolis following the birth of their son, Elijah in 2011. After a hiatus from the business, and a change in venue, this collaboration marks the first joint musical venture for the two.

Fireworks On Ferris Wheels are currently preparing and planning for touring in support of this completely independent project, to begin in 2018.

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released November 24, 2017

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Fireworks on Ferris Wheels Minneapolis, Minnesota

Amy Courts + Paul Koopman are a pair of married singer-songwriters who waited 11 years to finally make a record together. Of course, it's the best they've ever made.

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