Calling All Shadows

by River Davis

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Calling All Shadows is a 14-song collection that speaks of the battle going on for us between good and evil. We live in a dark world, and its so easy to get lost in the shadows and lose sight of our guiding light. This album is a battle cry for our Savior and a proclamation of victory in the face of our demons.

"Shadows, I'm not afraid of you...you've only shown me where the light shines through..."

For a high-def crystal-clear copy of this album, you can download the entire 14 song collection for only $10 here on Bandcamp! Also available is a special edition hard copy of the album that includes a special collection of hand-painted track artwork by Haley Coon and myself. For the same price + shipping, you can order this deluxe hard copy and instantly receive a full digital download of the album while you wait!

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released April 24, 2015

This full-length album features rapper Kevin Ellis and well as the beautiful voice of Haley Coon. The front cover art was created by Erik Edstrom, and the special edition hand-painted track artwork was produced by Haley Coon and River Davis. Special thanks to Logan Carter, Camp Ida-Haven, my parents Weston and Michele Davis, and all my other friends and family for their support during these long two years of writing and producing this album. And most of all, I give thanks to my Heavenly Father, who inspired me in making this music during a time in the shadows and remains a light to guide us home.

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River Davis Portland, Oregon

River Davis is a singer-songwriter from Portland, OR. His unique blend of acoustic sounds and lightweight beats provide an ambient and mysterious musical experience, which all points towards the hope for redemption and eternity through our Savior.

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Track Name: Shipwrecks in a Sea of Grace
Shipwrecks in a Sea of Grace

You’ve been here for quite a while, it’s not hard to tell
Lets go for a ride and find ourselves
Search for the moon and for the sun
A couple of bandits on the run

To steal the freedom that was stolen from us
When we were innocent and young
When the world was beautiful
When we had just begun

Lets pretend we were young and fancy-free
Lets pretend that we are what we used to be
Lets head out west
Where the sun never sets

Oh shadows, I’m not afraid of you
You’ve only shown me where the light shines through
I’ve found my anchor, there’s nothing you can do

You can sink this ship, you can tear these sails
With waves like mountains and stormy gales
But we all just end up shipwrecks just the same
We’re all just shipwrecks in a sea of grace

We’re all just shipwrecks in a sea of grace.
Track Name: The Beautiful
The Beautiful

Your mind is a battlefield, your heart is a shield
And the devil waits patiently to find the wounds that won’t heal
Like an angel sings, bringing words of pleasure
But taking fatal measures, hiding the words of promise,
From distractions we don’t notice grace

Turning to ashes every living dream and promise bright
For the weight of sin is death, is there still hope for eternal life?
In the souls of a sinner there is found broken beauty
That can be resurrected by a certain kind of love

There is hope for every wanderer and prodigal
And from the broken ashes you have found the beautiful
Where sin abounds, grace is found
And beauty comes around again

We sing our songs of hope and peace and grace
But never look in the face of fear and all of his friends
And we don’t comprehend what kind of danger we’re in

But hope flows from springs that are deep within our veins
But pain in humanity keeps on driving us away
From a promise so clear, and a hero so near
The angels pray for those that have the ears to hear

There is hope for every wanderer and prodigal
And from the broken ashes you have found the beautiful
Where sin abounds, grace is found
And beauty comes around again

I’m strangely overjoyed by all the trials and the darkness
Though my face shows I’m afraid, we were wonderfully and beautifully made
To find that solid ground to set our feet on, and march on,
And fight on, move right on, we have a light to set our sights on

There is hope for every wanderer and prodigal
And from the broken ashes you have found the beautiful
Where sin abounds, grace is found
And beauty comes around again
Track Name: Deep Oceans
Deep Oceans

Standing on the edge of the earth
My toes are digging hard into its dirt
Balance between faith and what it’s worth
Do I satisfy?

Standing under stars over my head
Like stories in a book that I once read
Tales of heroes, wars, and stronger men
Do I satisfy?

But I was worth the cost
And still I tried to fight it off
But deep oceans swallowed me up
And awakened me
To your endless sea of grace

I used to laugh in the face of fear
But the current came and somehow left me here
Father come and hold me like a son
I’m afraid

But I was worth the cost
And still I tried to fight it off
But deep oceans swallowed me up
And awakened me
To your endless sea of grace

A long time ago, I found my heart
Floating along the coldest part
I wonder if you remember how I ran

But you came and did what you do best
You threw down my sin and gave me rest
Now bless my soul, this is where I am

But I was worth the cost
And still I tried to fight it off
But deep oceans swallowed me up
And awakened me
To your endless sea of grace
Track Name: You Are Good to Me (ft. Kevin Ellis)
You are Good to Me

You are good, you are good, you are good to me
You are good, you are good, you are good to me
You are good, you are good, you are good to me
You are good, you are good, you are good to me

I’m sorry that I ran away
I now that I was supposed to be so strong and brave
But the devil got the best of us
So I’m building walls, and brick by brick I’ll have a fortress
And I’ve dabbled in my fair share of sin
I’ve played with the shadows and sometimes let them win
But your mercy got the best of me
And I don’t deserve it, but God, you are good to me

You are good, you are good, you are good to me
You are good, you are good, you are good to me
You are good, you are good, you are good to me
You are good, you are good, you are good to me

I’m sorry that I ran away
All I wanted was to be seeing more
Now my eyes wide open, anime
To take inventory, cause I see what be in store
At least in a way that’s roundabout
I’ve strayed from the route, I been down and out
My ways been foul (file) like an archive
Gotta get back up, it’ll be a hard drive
Did my faith stay, nah it's vacant there
I don't have what I need, I ain't prepared
I know you call us to be the salt and light
But I enjoy to eat sweet things all at night
I know that ain’t right, so I’m looking at what I got left
You, but I don’t listen like I got deaf
Regarding that I feel so ashamed
But I only got myself to blame
It was my fault, my fall into darkness
I need my passion aflame, please spark this
I'm the opposite of perfect
Yet you give me your mercy, I don't deserve it
Your grace covers me like a canopy
I know you would never abandon me
I fully trust your plan for me
So when they asking me who you are?
you are good
Track Name: I Was Thankful
I Was Thankful

I woke up with the sun, I’m a criminal on the run
But singing hymns of hallelujah, I found redemption in the songs
And I was thankful
I was thankful

Like winter brings the shiver, I walked down to the banks
Washing in the river, rinsing all my stains away
And I was thankful, I was thankful

And Oh, oh, oh,
I’ll never let you go
And now I know
I’ll never be to far from home

My eyes beheld the stars, and dancing galaxies afar
Where mountains rise from oceans, yet you find us where we are
And I was thankful
I was thankful

And Oh, oh, oh,
I’ll never let you go
And now I know
I’ll never be to far from home

When troubles came to conquer me, I never was afraid
You closed my weary eyes, and you carried me away
And I was thankful
I was thankful

And Oh, oh, oh,
I’ll never let you go
And now I know
I’ll never be to far from home
Track Name: Dancing in the Galaxies
Dancing in the Galaxies

I saw you, dancing in the galaxies
Dancing in the galaxies
You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful

You will always be my shining star
Dancing in galaxies afar
Lost in the night sky

Pure as gold
The greatest story ever told
And I’ll keep every word, cause
You still hold me

I saw you, dancing in the galaxies
Dancing in the galaxies
You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful

A billion lights
Shine across a billion miles
But somehow you still know
When my heart breaks

The universe
Proclaims of every human worth
And I will sing cause I am saved
By a deeper love

I saw you, dancing in the galaxies
Dancing in the galaxies
You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful

I saw you, dancing in the galaxies
Dancing in the galaxies
You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful
Track Name: The Bright Side
The Bright Side

We all have a story to tell
The crutch of sin, the time we fell
But we are so forgetful of the sun

We all beat from broken hearts
Within the valleys deep and dark
But we are so forgetful of the sun

This is the brightside, brightside
This is the brightside, Brightside
This is the Brightside, Brightside
And its alright, its alright

This is the brightside, brightside
This is the brightside, Brightside
This is the Brightside, Brightside
And its alright, its alright

Oh soldiers strong, keep marching on
Through anthems loud or silent songs
For grace has found a way to lead us home

Oh keep your lanterns burning bright
And keep your eyes upon the light
For grace has found a way to lead us home.

This is the brightside, brightside
This is the brightside, Brightside
This is the Brightside, Brightside
And its alright, its alright


This is the brightside, brightside
This is the brightside, Brightside
This is the Brightside, Brightside
And its alright, its alright
Track Name: Telescope
You're the ghost upon the waters
And I just can't believe my eyes
standing on the shore in wonder
if we'll ever make it out alive

We're broken hearts that lost the way
our only wish is to be safe
navigating through these waves
I pray that your tide will come and sweep me away

Is there anyone out there
is there anyone out there
is there anyone out there
is there anyone out there

Caged within these weary bones
you'll find my hearts a telescope
gazing deep beyond the stars
searching for a thread of hope

I try to solve your constellations
I'm sending signals to the sky
I pray with careful calculation
in hopes that somehow I will finally reach you this time

Is there anyone out there
is there anyone out there
is there anyone out there
is there anyone out there

we are infinite, we're infinite, we're infinite
we are infinite, we're infinite, we're infinite
we are infinite, we're infinite, we're infinite
Track Name: Finding Our Way
Finding Our Way

You were born in the valley of the wicked
You were raised under cover of the night
Did your eyes ever wonder of the sickness?
Wonder if you’d be all right

You were born to the hands of a slave
You were tossed in the wild wind of sin
Did your feet ever yearn to run away?
Dream of beginning again
Dream of beginning again

Oh daughter, find your strength
Oh devil, show your fangs
Oh father, give us grace
We’re just prodigals, finding our way

Are you brave like the mountains before us?
Do your prayers reach the heavens above?
Are you strong like the arms of salvation?
Holding you up with their love
Holding you up with their love

Oh daughter, find your strength
Oh devil, show your fangs
Oh father, give us grace
We’re just prodigals, finding our way

As waves crash you’re wondering why
The Holy Ghost has passed you by
You’re lost in the waters, and the heavens seem dark
But child keep your eyes to the sky

As waves crash you’re wondering why
The Holy Ghost has passed you by
You’re lost in the waters, and the heavens seem dark
But child keep your eyes to the sky

Oh daughter, find your strength
Oh devil, show your fangs
Oh father, give us grace
We’re just prodigals, finding our way
Track Name: The March of the Brokenhearted
The March of the Brokenhearted

I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you

Here we stand on holy ground
The broken dreams lie all around
And waters rising but hope’s reviving
The deliverance that we’ve found
And my sins are pulling me towards
The glittering gold that’s hiding the storms
And I pray with my words that just don’t seem to flow
Like I with they would

But it’s a beautiful love story, in which you’ve never ignored us
When that beauty of gold brought that sin to our doorstep
And like ages before us, with a grace that was so glorious
You promised deliverance from a book, that you wrote long before us

I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you

Call it the march of the brokenhearted, call it the anthem of the martyrs
Now that the world’s not on our side, it seems believing’s getting harder
But we weren’t simply made from the earth and whom it contains
For we go boldly to the throne, and claim the selfless price he paid

And we cry holy, holy, holy
Oh God, can you hold me
Cause as broken as I am, somehow you still adore me
And that perfect sacrifice brought the cross where I fell short
God there’s unthinkable beauty in that

I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you

I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you
I fell in love with you
Track Name: Angels and Ghosts (ft. Haley Coon)
Angels and Ghosts

There's a storm off the coast of my heart
and my eyes cannot see that far
cause I'm made up of broken parts

and I know my demons quite well
their smiling face reflects the depths of hell
and honestly I don't know where to run

But I will not be afraid
these storms, they will blow just the same
and I won't be afraid
Just look at the shipwrecks buried in this sea of grace

This won't be the first time I fell
There was sadness in your eyes, I could tell
But there are holes in the hands that are holding me safe

Well I believe in both angels and ghosts
and I'm not sure which I'm scared of most
Just keep the lantern that’s leading me home, burning bright

And I will not be afraid
These storms, they will blow just the same
and I won't be afraid
just look at the shipwrecks buried in this sea of grace
Track Name: Chapters
Chapters

Broken
Spinning fast
Hoping
Tears don’t last
Chapters
Photographs
Silent
Spinning past

Will you
Stay with me
Show what
I cannot see
Chapters
Stories
Chaos
Perfect peace

Chaos
Perfect peace
Track Name: Calling All Shadows
Calling All Shadows

Shadows
Calling all shadows
I just want you to know
I found my way home

Darkness
It has been the hardest
But I have run the farthest
And found my way home

Shadows
Calling all shadows
I just want you to know
I found my way home

Darkness
It has been the hardest
But I have run the farthest
And found my way home