Toni Land

It’s Good

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There’s a restlessness to award-winning, Pacific Northwest songwriter, Toni Land. Ever-searching…and always curious. Toni’s new EP – It’s Good – perfectly captures that restless spirit. It’s the sound-snapshot of an artist constantly moving forward. One who doesn’t do the expected thing. One who is forever thirsting to draw from a deeper creative well. This evolving path has led Toni to this, her sixth release. And no surprise – It’s Good is very good!

Toni plays equal parts mad scientist and weary romantic in the dark and charming, tom-tom drive and electric boot-swamp of “Frankenstein,” the first single from the CD. From the bang and twang of the opening kicker “Ghosts Of Regret” it’s obvious Toni’s moved into new and adventurous territory. Here, emotional battle lines are drawn and Toni dares us to cross them. “Good People” moves us across a soulful and hypnotic groove-wasteland of memories and dreams, while “Greatness” serves as a reminder of the power of an absolutely gorgeous ballad. An emotional highlight. We close the album with the atmospheric and haunting “Tree Song”, which from the downbeat drops us into the breathing and beating heart of an ancient living world.

Frankenstein” has charted across Adult Contemporary, Country and Top 40 radio formats. Her music has received airplay throughout the US as well as in Europe, Canada, and Russia ever since her first single, “Have You Ever Seen Your Real Love?” from Chocolate Cake for Breakfast which climbed to the Top 40 chart.

“Toni Land-I love her! I’ve been playing her and playing her and then I’ve been playing her some more.” -Mathew Richards, KTIL


  • It’s Good – 01 – Frankenstein

    Frankenstein
    (Toni Land ©2018)

    I’m really out of breath
    From all the times I’ve held it in
    I tiptoe round your past
    All your loves, that didn’t last

    You hold back and complain
    You say I want too much from you
    I know you pulled the plug
    Once again, on our love

    I’m gonna build me a Frankenstein
    Rob the grave, find all the right parts
    I’m gonna build me a Frankenstein
    In case one breaks, I’ll give him two hearts
    Get a brand new start

    Won’t be no scar that I don’t know
    The only ones will be skin deep
    Nobodies ghost living in his head
    No one but me in his bed

    We’ll boogie under the moon
    My perfect man, my perfect plan
    Drink our favorite wine,
    Toast to love, that’s all mine.

    I’m gonna build me a Frankenstein
    Rob the grave, find all the right parts
    I’m gonna build me a Frankenstein
    In case one breaks, I’ll give him two hearts

    He’s gonna meet my own little monster living inside of me
    He’s gonna meet my own little monster living inside of me

    I’m gonna build me a Frankenstein
    Rob the grave, find all the right parts
    I’m gonna build me a Frankenstein
    In case one breaks, I’ll give him two hearts

    He’s gonna be, he’s gonna be, he’s gonna be all mine
    My own Frankenstein
    He’s gonna be, he’s gonna be, he’s gonna be all mine
    My own Frankenstein
    He’s gonna be, he’s gonna be, he’s gonna be all mine
    My own Frankenstein

  • Ghost of Regret (It’s Good)

    Ghost of Regret
    (Toni Land ©2018)

    Hey lay down the whiskey
    Lay down the guns
    If time could talk stead of running you down
    It’d say let go the grudge and
    Let go the ragin’
    time a creepin up without a sound

    So you say I was your girlfriend
    You’ll have some more
    Stop mining those highs and lows
    Stop claiming you’re ruined
    Leave room for improvin
    Everybody paid up, nobody owes

    Face to face
    Fact to fact
    Time to forget
    The ghost of regret

    So we didn’t make the finish
    Didn’t pass the test
    Somethings don’t need flyin’ colors
    Don’t need my forgivin’
    Just call it living
    Pull yourself right out of the cellar

    Face to face
    Fact to fact
    Time to forget
    The ghost of regret who who

    Get up in the mornin
    Buy some pretty things
    Turn this ole shack into a home
    Dance in the kitchen
    Find things that need some fixin
    Quit scaring yourself when you’re alone

    Face to face
    Fact to fact
    Time to forget
    The ghost of regret

  • Good People (It’s Good)
    Good People
    (Toni Land ©2018)

    My baby hates to close his eyes that’s why he up at night
    rather be in a crowd of trouble and fight
    I never hold a single thing against his tired soul
    I knew him long before the war took it’s toll
    Good people
    Good people
    Good people die a little everyday
    When they know something’s wrong but gotta do it anyway

    When I dream of him at night, I see an angel’s feet
    He’s hungry and he’s thirsty with nothing to eat
    I try to give him water, put it to his lips
    He turns his head away, won’t take a sip
    Good people
    Good people
    Good people die a little everyday
    When they know something’s wrong but gotta do it anyway

    Bridge
    I don’t walk in his shoes
    I can’t look through his eyes
    I don’t hear the bombs and
    I can’t feel the fire rise

    My baby’s locked the door again Trying his own case
    He’s the judge He’s the jury, in that dark lonely place
    He turns on the light again and gets out of bed
    Opens up his eyes still sees the dead

    Good people
    Stretched out on the rack of life,
    not sure where he belongs
    Good people
    Not sure if he was right,
    or if he’s wrong
    Good people
    Good people
    Good people

     

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  • Greatness (It’s Good)

    Greatness
    (Toni Land ©2018)

    Your medals your trophies are all put away
    No one’s smiling, no ones cheering no one’s calling out your name
    When you’re walkin by
    The band’s quiet, no one’s toasting, you’re not dancing like a fool
    gotta step down, take it now, had to happen to you
    Go ahead and weep

    Greatness never gets off easy
    Even if you float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
    Greatness will knock you down to your knees
    But If you could know what I know, see what I see,
    You’re always a champion to me

    You had a dream, like a message, a blueprint to your soul
    Don’t hold back, take the steps now, like a dance you already know
    It’s all right there baby
    Before I loved you, before you wowed me, before the world it ever knew
    You’re spirit rose up, put an honor deep inside of you
    Oh it’s bitter sweet

    Greatness never gets off easy
    Even if you float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
    Greatness will knock you down to your knees
    But If you could know what I know, see what I see,
    You’re always a champion to me

    Greatness never gets off easy
    Even if you dance like a butterfly, sting like a bee
    Greatness will knock you down to your knees
    But If you could know what I know, see what I see,
    But If you could know what I know, see what I see,
    You’re always a champion to me

  • The Tree Song (It’s Good)

    The Tree Song
    (Toni Land ©2018)

    Come sit under my branches
    Feel the cool breeze
    I’ve been around
    a thousand years.
    waiting
    come cry your grieving tears

    I’ll shelter your joy
    from the heat of your life
    As you lie down on
    blankets to sleep
    I’m waiting
    my leaves have piled deep
    I’m waiting, waiting
    for you

    The wisdom of your soul
    will hold me in silence
    look in your dreams
    grace, faith and time
    waiting
    with a gift of death
    I’m waiting, waiting
    for you

    Bridge
    After the seasons change
    so will the light
    after your tears all fall
    you’ll hear my call
    I’m waiting, waiting
    Waiting, waiting
    Waiting for you