WILD

by Amanda Rogers

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    There couldn't be a more befitting title for Amanda Rogers' 9th double-album release boldly called WILD for it's meaning fully describes the very creation of the album - from her fortuitous return to her home city, Syracuse, NY, to the process of her writing and recording it.

    wild |wīld|: "To grow or develop without restraint or discipline; uncontrolled especially in the pursuit of happiness; untamed, fierce"
    Amanda's foolhardy and spontaneous decision to return home was the happy accident that lead her to Subcat Studios, a recording studio in the heart of Syracuse, where she met up with Engineer/Co-Producer Jon Lessels. The two shared an uncanny passion for the same music of the 90's, and when it came to music production and their tousled blonde hair, they were like a matching pair of gloves. Upon being paired for the first time, something was sparked and the creative floodgates were opened. Before summer came to an end, Amanda had written more than 30 songs which these new musical partners quickly demo-ed as they poured out. There were no limitations and no expectations; just pure and absolute fun as Amanda live tracked vocals and piano and Jon accompanied on drums. Nothing was scrapped. Everything was magical. Everything was live. With only a few final additions, these unrestricted demo recordings transformed into what became the final album. The realization that it was a bona fide album was ample reason to enlist Patrick MacDougall (Heart, Joss Stone, SuperHeavy, The Band,…) who had recently returned to Syracuse after his 26 years working as a recording engineer in L.A. WILD captures Amanda's raw and uninhibited performances, candid conversations, and the tangle of emotions found sweeping through a fresh and uncharted territory.

    Amanda Rogers is as resourceful as she is versatile when it comes to her craft of songwriting. Drawing from both the whimsical depths of her mind and the tangible world around her, WILD speaks of Amanda's many recollected stories while navigating life with an "old soul of a gypsy" and the precise moments of finding true love, home, and balance. With the rigid rules and patronizing patterns commonly found in todays pop music, WILD is to be considered unencumbered and unconventional. With Amanda's penchant and ability to write catchy hooks and addictive melodies, the result is an album reminiscent of the classic songwriting from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, splashed with the raw-edges and fearlessness of the 90's. The very nature of this album is "wild".

    Amanda's "wild-like" approach to songwriting and performance is evident in songs like "And The Birds Will Sing" and "Sweet Sleep", which display carefree and unrestrained vocals in a way unsung on previous albums. Her writing continues to show evolution in songs "This American Dream" and "More, More, More" in which Amanda champions for working-class America and voices her distaste for corrupt corporations and the down-side of capitalism. Other songs such as "Walking" and "Can't Stop" flip to the other side of the coin, offering a glimpse into the lonely world of a rambler. Also found braided throughout the album's layers are themes of "true love" and the meaning of "home". WILD marks a triumphant return to organic song writing and recording, paying homage to the authentic creative process. Fittingly, the album's release date (April 2nd, 2014) will mark the 2 year anniversary of Amanda's long-awaited return to Syracuse, and the moment she began an album she didn't plan on making.

    TRACK LIST:
    Disc 1
    1. Welcome To The Show
    2. 10¢ Songbird
    3. Can't Stop
    4. Walking
    5. Honey You'll Bee
    6. More, More, More
    7. Sing On
    8. And The Birds Will Sing
    9. Sad Song
    Disc2
    1. Calendar Of Yesterdays
    2. Ol' Bag Of Bones
    3. The State I'm In
    4. Light Sleeper
    5. This American Dream
    6. Sweet Sleep
    7. 10 Years Closer
    8. Someone Waits
    9. Genes I'm Always Wearing
    10. Wild
    11. "secret bonus track" Creep (pressed album only)

    CREDITS
    All Music & Lyrics & Arrangements by Amanda Rogers ©2012-2014
    Amanda Lynn Rogers | Amandas Piano Music (ASCAP)
    Produced by Amanda Rogers & Jon Lessels
    Engineered by Jon Lessels at Subcat Studios, Syracuse, NY
    Mixed by Patrick MacDougall & Jon Lessels
    Mastered by Jeremy Johnston
    Amanda Rogers: Vocals, Piano, Rhodes, Organ, Synth, Auxiliary Percussion
    Jon Lessels: Drums, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitars, Additional Backing Vocals
    John Hanus: Lap Pedal Steel & Electric Guitar on "Sad Song" "Walking" "Light Sleeper"
    Dusty Pas'cal: Backing Vocals on "Sing On" "Honey you'll Bee" "10¢ Songbird"
    Peter Lavine: Electric Guitar on "Welcome To The Show"
    Mitch Hyder: Whistler on "Welcome To The Show"

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Amanda's 9th Solo album, a 20 track double album out 04-02-2014
(bonus track #20 only available on physical album)


There couldn't be a more befitting title for Amanda Rogers' 9th double-album release boldly called WILD for it's meaning fully describes the very creation of the album - from her fortuitous return to her home city, Syracuse, NY, to the process of her writing and recording it.

wild |wīld|: "To grow or develop without restraint or discipline; uncontrolled especially in the pursuit of happiness; untamed, fierce"
Amanda's foolhardy and spontaneous decision to return home was the happy accident that lead her to Subcat Studios, a recording studio in the heart of Syracuse, where she met up with Engineer/Co-Producer Jon Lessels. The two shared an uncanny passion for the same music of the 90's, and when it came to music production and their tousled blonde hair, they were like a matching pair of gloves. Upon being paired for the first time, something was sparked and the creative floodgates were opened. Before summer came to an end, Amanda had written more than 30 songs which these new musical partners quickly demo-ed as they poured out. There were no limitations and no expectations; just pure and absolute fun as Amanda live tracked vocals and piano and Jon accompanied on drums. Nothing was scrapped. Everything was magical. Everything was live. With only a few final additions, these unrestricted demo recordings transformed into what became the final album. The realization that it was a bona fide album was ample reason to enlist Patrick MacDougall (Heart, Joss Stone, SuperHeavy, The Band,…) who had recently returned to Syracuse after his 26 years working as a recording engineer in L.A. WILD captures Amanda's raw and uninhibited performances, candid conversations, and the tangle of emotions found sweeping through a fresh and uncharted territory.

Amanda Rogers is as resourceful as she is versatile when it comes to her craft of songwriting. Drawing from both the whimsical depths of her mind and the tangible world around her, WILD speaks of Amanda's many recollected stories while navigating life with an "old soul of a gypsy" and the precise moments of finding true love, home, and balance. With the rigid rules and patronizing patterns commonly found in todays pop music, WILD is to be considered unencumbered and unconventional. With Amanda's penchant and ability to write catchy hooks and addictive melodies, the result is an album reminiscent of the classic songwriting from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, splashed with the raw-edges and fearlessness of the 90's. The very nature of this album is "wild".

Amanda's "wild-like" approach to songwriting and performance is evident in songs like "And The Birds Will Sing" and "Sweet Sleep", which display carefree and unrestrained vocals in a way unsung on previous albums. Her writing continues to show evolution in songs "This American Dream" and "More, More, More" in which Amanda champions for working-class America and voices her distaste for corrupt corporations and the down-side of capitalism. Other songs such as "Walking" and "Can't Stop" flip to the other side of the coin, offering a glimpse into the lonely world of a rambler. Also found braided throughout the album's layers are themes of "true love" and the meaning of "home". WILD marks a triumphant return to organic song writing and recording, paying homage to the authentic creative process. Fittingly, the album's release date (April 2nd, 2014) will mark the 2 year anniversary of Amanda's long-awaited return to Syracuse, and the moment she began an album she didn't plan on making.

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released April 2, 2014

All Music & Lyrics & Arrangements by Amanda Rogers ©2012-2014
Amanda Lynn Rogers | Amandas Piano Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Amanda Rogers & Jon Lessels
Engineered by Jon Lessels at Subcat Studios, Syracuse, NY
Mixed by Patrick MacDougall & Jon Lessels
Mastered by Jeremy Johnston & Patrick MacDougall
Amanda Rogers: Vocals, Piano, Rhodes, Organ, Synth, Auxiliary Percussion
Jon Lessels: Drums, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitars, Additional Backing Vocals
John Hanus: Lap Pedal Steel & Electric Guitar on "Sad Song" "Walking" "Light Sleeper"
Dusty Pas'cal: Backing Vocals on "Sing On" "Honey you'll Bee" "10¢ Songbird"
Peter Lavine: Electric Guitar on "Welcome To The Show"
Mitch Hyder: Whistler on "Welcome To The Show"

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With 9 albums in tow, upstate NY native, Amanda Rogers is often compared to the likes of Tori Amos for her fairy esthetic and classical roots, Tom Waits for her dark and literary lyrics, and Carole King for her Tin Pan Alley Pop sensibility. She has continued her 15 year musical journey on her self paved career path as an original, indie touring and recording artist, and as a self-proclaimed Muse. ... more

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Track Name: Welcome To The Show
Welcome To The Show

Well you never really know
if the garden is gonna grow
but if you love the seeds you sow
you bet it's gonna grow

When you're feelin' kinda low
darlin' let your feelings show
and if the tears are gonna flow
you better let em go

Every Jane and every Joe
everyone you're gonna know
love your friend and love your foe
and welcome to the show

Welcome to the show...
and let your hair grow.
Track Name: 10¢ Songbird
10¢ Songbird

You made me a ten cent songbird
sing so low it burns
sing so long it hurts
sing so high I that I could die
but I gotta keep singing these worn-out words
just incase they're heard

I'm a ten cent songbird
my heart and soul done take a turn
in a jukebox spinner
I'm a lowdown singer
begging for my dinner
I'm a saint gone sinner
with my dimes dimes dimes

and I gotta have pockets for my dimes
and I gotta have Jangle by my side
and I gotta have loving' on my mind
and I gotta have rhythm in my stride
And I got have pockets for my dimes
pockets for my dimes if I'm a ten cent songbird till the end of time

I'm a ten cent songbird
ain't no life I'm livin'
fools advice I'm givin'
tips so cheap they're stinging
seven bucks I'm spending
in these used blue jeans I dance dance dance

and I gotta have pockets for my dimes
and I gotta have Jangle by my side
and I gotta have loving' on my mind
and I gotta have rhythm in my stride
And I got have pockets for my dimes
pockets for my dimes if I'm a ten cent songbird till the end of time

and I gotta have pockets for my dimes
and I gotta have Jangle by my side
and I gotta have loving' on my mind
and I gotta have rhythm in my stride
And I got have pockets for my dimes
pockets for my dimes if I'm a ten cent songbird till the end of time
Track Name: Can't Stop
Can't Stop

feeling stuck like a rusty zipper
stale as the day old bread
the crows like to see you shutter
and you never sleep again
cause what everyone is saying'
makes you walk you walk like the dead.

So get back on the road
That's all you know
you got to get back on the road.

And you can't stop if you had the chance or not
well what choice do you got
if it's the life you want

where you'll bend like a weeping willow
crawl like a dirty dog
but sleep like a bear in winter
then you roll like a log
that's why you never stay long
cause your free your free as the fog.

And you can't stop if you had the chance or not
well what choice do you got
if it's the life you want...
you better walk the walk
talk the talk
teach the taught
tick and tock
love a lot
start the stop
pick the lock
untie the knot

So get back on the road
That's all you know
you got to get back on the road.

Where you'll hustle every town your trampin'
busk like a beggin' queen
hit all the notes your made of
but still the road is no one's home
though you've nowhere else to go….
and you know you don't wanna go on alone.

So get back on the road
That's all you know
you got to get back on the road.

And you can't stop if you had the chance or not
well what choice do you got
What choice do you got...
Track Name: Walking
Walking

I'm being very careful these days cause I can't slip again
and my feet got this clever walk to them cause they're afraid of what's to come
and I'm walking in circles my friend
cause I'm looking for steps to follow in.

I'm gonna keep on walking
Gonna keep on walking
I got a shadow castin'
I got a feelin' someone tags along
I got a shadow castin'
I got a lonely pace to lead on.

I'm only walking
I'm only walking
I'm only walking
Lost in my shadow
Draggin' my harrow

I'm only walking
I'm only walking
I'm only walking
Lost in my shadow
Draggin' my harrow

I'm only walking
I'm only walking
I'm only walking
Lost in my shadow
Draggin' my harrow

Draggin' my harrow
Draggin' my harrow
Draggin' my harrow
Draggin' my harrow

I'm gonna keep on walking
I'm gonna keep on walking
I got a shadow castin'
I got a feelin' someone tags along
I got a shadow castin'
I got a lonely pace to lead on.

and I'm walking in circles my friend
cause I'm looking for steps to follow in.
Track Name: Honey You'll Bee
Honey You'll Bee

It's no fault of mine you can't find a soul to believe in
Just take my hand and we'll find a good place to begin
to look in, to dig in, within your heart just past the part that makes you hurt

Maybe you'll find inside a place you like
to bury yourself and hide when it's cruel outside
Honey you'll be alright
even though it's not as bright inside as you thought it might be tonight

You'll understand when a roof is more than shelter
just take my hand and we'll find a few acres of land
I'll follow you into the dark with a flashlight and a trusty map
so we can move the earth.

Maybe you'll find inside a place you like
to bury yourself and hide when it's cruel outside
Honey you'll be alright
even though it's not as bright inside as you thought it might be tonight

But it's quarter to four in the morning
you're safe and warm
your not empty anymore
quarter to four in the morning
you're safe and warm
you're not empty anymore
you're hearts secure
you need nothing more
but you keep holding out
and holding in
and wearing out
and wearing thin...

Maybe you'll find inside a place you like
to bury yourself and hide when it's cruel outside
Honey you'll be alright
Honey you'll be alright
even though it's not as bright inside but I'll shine some light
I'll shine some light of mine...

so you can find a soul to believe in
so you can find a soul to believe in.
Track Name: More, More, More
More, More, More

When I'm driven' in my car
don't think I'll ever make it far
cause it's never gonna last
this bloody mess we're calling gas
so gather round you boys and girls
those fossil fuels are dinosaurs
then they'll take it from our bowls
the food we eat so we'll drive more
and we'll drive more
we'll drive more more more
more more more more more more

I'll drive myself down to the store
the one with food and guns and more
their target market is the poor
bring checks and credit cards for sure
bring your baby bring your pa
take all your pills and break the law
America, America
the man demands that you buy more
and we'll buy more
we'll buy more more more
more more more more more more

I'll find a house I can't afford
I'll beg the banks to borrow more
I'll work a dangerous job off shore
even though my body's always sore
I'll work a second job next-door
to pay the bills I can't ignore
I'll work 3 jobs and still be poor
so CEOs can have their whores
and we're all whores
until I'll bodies give and we can't work no more
but we'll work more MORE…

we'll work more more more more more more
we'll buy more more more more more more
we'll drive more more more more more more more more more!
Track Name: Sing On
Sing On

And you love when you love and he loves and it's love
and you love when you love when he leaves the light on
when he leaves and he's gone but he's not gone too long
and he's gone and you miss when you love and it's all wrong
and it's wrong when he sees in your heart and there is no song
but you're singing on for a stronger song

Sing On Sing On Sign On Sing On

And you know when there's strength in a song
cause he's singing along along along
and along with the words and the pulse there's a feeling
and you feel in your heart there's a song there's a song
and you sing cause it's strong cause it's strong cause it's so strong
and the strength it beats on
and it pulls at your lungs
and it waits for you
it's a song for two

Sing On Sing On Sing On Sing On

and you love when you love and he loves and it's love
and you love when you love and he loves and it's love
Track Name: And The Birds Will Sing
And the Birds Will Sing

Can you mend a love when you're sulking?
Can you sing a song when you're broken?
Can you find your way when your lurking?
Do you realize while your searching for truth or lies, it's no surprise you are talking?
Your talking out of turn, Your talking.

And the birds will sing if you let them sing
and the birds will sing hallelujah babe
and the birds will bring all you'll ever need
and the birds will see through your darker deeds
and the birds will be your own clarity.

Will you heed direction if you're harking?
Will you learn the lesson if you're thinking?
Will you run away with your tongue twisting?
Will you work and play while your blacking out the misery and company you've been keeping, your keeping out the birds, your keeping...

And the birds will sing if you let them sing
and the birds will sing hallelujah babe
and the birds will bring all you'll ever need
and the birds will see through your darker deeds
and the birds will be your own clarity.

Hallelujah...
Track Name: Sad Song
Sad Song

Out of the crowd, staring up into the clouds
their faces held lock and key
their arms stretched up in a V
I'm wondering what are they waiting for
what are they waiting for
rains still coming down
so it must be something big

A sad song rights the ocean of wrong
I keep on singing it
I keep on listening

Sounds the alarm and it catches you off guard
all the children they weren't armed
but what if all the teachers are
cause that's what we are paying for
what we are paying for
same story different town
bad news is always going round

A sad song rights the ocean of wrong
I keep on singing it
I keep on listening

keep on listening

Better move on over for the middle men
who's stronger shoulders
we rest our heads upon
and keep on spinning this world we're livin' on
turn the T.V. Off and live a little louder
live a little louder
Louder...
What are you waiting for
what are you waiting for
lonely has an end
and love will find you yet again

A sad song rights the ocean of wrong
I keep on singing it
I keep on listening
Track Name: Calendar Of Yesterdays
Calendar of Yesterdays

You used to love me more on Tuesday, oh the Wednesday blues
You used to meet me in the door way, oh on Sunday morn
And when the feeling's too familiar, oh we change the tune

Oh,

Thanks to you I now know when the wind is slowing down
Know when to pick myself up off the ground
Know when to love, know when to frown
Know when the sun is going down
Know when to toss my weight around
Know when to beg, not be too proud
But oh, on Monday afternoon

And in the middle of December you taught me how to share
You bring the love, I'll bring the laughter, oh, what a pair
And when the feeling's too familiar, we change the when and where

Oh,

Thanks to you I now know when the wind is slowing down
Know when to pick myself up off the ground
Know when to love, know when to frown
Know when the sun is going down
Know when to toss my weight around
Know when to beg, not be too proud
But oh, on Monday afternoon

I'm missing you
Oh my, oh my love

Return to me, return to me, oh, my love
Return to me, return to me, oh, my love
You're the better part of me

You used to say you'd love me always, oh the yesterdays
You gave a garden for a bouquet, oh the month of May
And when the feeling's too familiar, we went the other way

Oh, on Monday afternoon
Oh, on Monday afternoon
Oh my, oh my love

Return to me, return to me, oh, my love
Return to me, return to me, oh, my love
Return to me, return to me, oh, my love
You're the better part of me
Track Name: Ol' Bag Of Bones
Ol' Bag Of Bones

Ol' bag of bones, O'l bag of bones
Shake her out and bring her back home
Ol' bag of bones, O'l bag of bones
Got a secret I don't want to know
Ol' bag of bones, O'l bag of bones
Washing out the lies and bleed em out dry
O'l bag of bones.

Dirty hands and a dirty soul
I got dirty knees when I dig a hole

For a bag of bones, for a bag of bones
Rather sell my soul than pave the road
For a bag of bones, for a bang of bones
Weathered hands and skin that's cold
For a bag of bones, for a bag of bones
Keep on singing high when I'm feelin' low
For a bag of bones.

Spend it all, or spend it slow
Won't fill you up or make you whole
When the body shakes, and the belly moans
That's when you've had enough, you better give it up
This bag of bones, you better give it up
This bag of bones, you better give it up
It's got a secret all it's very own
This bag of bones
This bag of bones...
Track Name: The State I'm In
The State I'm In

oh carry me to Carolina and Georgia and Florida
the Mississippi shines, Texas is the reason that we die
New Mexico is so pretty at night
and I had dream in Arizona - carried me to California on the breeze
the Redwoods have a part of me.
And There's a city of lost souls and there's no angel's there I know
And I won't go and I won't go there anymore.

So carry me from sea to shining sea
Oh carry me as far as I can be
Oh carry me from sea to shining sea
Oh carry me…

I'll miss the ever changing seasons so I'll go home while it's freezing
New York I'm always leaving you-
I spent my life a part of you so I'll see you soon - like I always do
on up the mountains in New Hampshire
I left something there I'm quite sure
I've never been to Maine - I hear it's all the same but colder
Massachusetts and Connecticut I guess we're all a part of it now.

So carry me from sea to shining sea
Oh carry me as far as I can be
Oh carry me from sea to shining sea
Oh carry Me as far as I can be…
As far as I can be...

In Memphis Tennessee - I've lost a part of me
and New Orleans - you've got my love to keep
And St. Louis - you've stolen lots from me!
Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois - I left some parts of me there so I can plant my seeds
Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Washington
And Oregon I won't be gone, I won't be gone too long.

So carry me from sea to shining sea
Oh carry me as far as I can be
Oh carry me from sea to shining sea
Oh carry me…

To Montana, The Dakotas, Minnesota, Oklahoma
Pennsylvania's everywhere - it keeps an eye on Delaware
West Virginia - mountain momma, the sweetest tea's in Virginia
this is no Maryland, this is no Maryland
this is just the state i'm in
I've lost my mind in Michigan again.

Oh carry me…
Oh carry me… Oh New Jersey
down to D.C.
I'll catch the breeze to Hawaii

oh yeah- Vermont, Alaska, Iowa, Utah, Nevada, Florida, and Colorado, and Rhode Island, and Wisconsin
I almost forgot them, I almost forgot them!
Track Name: Light Sleeper
Light Sleeper

Two long days since I fell into shadow
Now you've got a new girl and you moved to Colorado
Hot on your trail is a dumb gum shoe
So if you know what's good for you
You better learn to sing the blues

I'm gonna darken your dreams I'm gonna call on the reaper
Cause I can't rest until you up and leave her
I toss and turn and my love for you still burns
So here's a lesson that you wish you would have learned

I'm a light sleeper

Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper
Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper

I never was who you want me to be
But now six feet deep, I'll be a faded memory
I Always tried to make you happy
When I prayed for peace you'd rather slap me

Wake me, wake me

Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper
Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper

I'm a light sleeper

Light sleeper, light sleeper, Mr. Gravedigger
I'm a light sleeper, so dig down deeper and deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper

On my way to get you babe
So when you get the chills you're getting what you gave
Grave secrets don't work like that
So when I pull you down you're never coming back

Cause I'm a promise keeper

Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper
Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper
Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper
Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper­
Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper
Gravedigger better dig a little deeper
Shouldn't have messed with a light sleeper

I'm a light sleeper...
Track Name: This American Dream
This American Dream

Same old song
what's really going on
we barely get along
but we carry on
we carry on, we carry on.

We the people
we pay no mind
we carry on
like we got the time
we got a story we can't unwind
we got a story of a different kind

but it's the same old song
what's really going on
we barely get along
but we carry on
we carry on, we carry on.

We're overworked
and we're underpayed
we're overmedicated
but entertained
don't know my neighbors name
but I know what he makes
I know what car he drives
I know what he takes

Cause it's the same old song
what's really going on
we barely get along
but we carry on
we carry on, we carry on.

This American dream
right in front of your T.V. Screen
Yeah, you know what I mean
This American dream
It's a story you can't believe
worthy of your reality T.V.

This American dream
right in front of your T.V. Screen
Yeah, you know what I mean
This American dream
It's a story you can't believe
something your eyes haven't yet ever seen

But it's the same old song...
Track Name: Sweet Sleep
Sweet Sleep

I feel your breath on my face
I feel your arms round my waist
and the curtains hit my feet
when the open window speaks
and we're ankle-deep in the cool white sheets
when there's two heads on one pillow.

So sweet sleep, sweet sleep
if that's what you need
I will keep my love down low.

when you here the ala-a-a-arm clock radio
I hope that love's all you know
but if grief be the place, I hope that brief is the case
and if the hurtin' 's deep and the price too steep
there'll still be two heads on one pillow

So sweet sleep, sweet sleep
if that's what you need
I will keep my love down low.
So sweet sleep, sweet sleep
if that's what you need
I will keep - I will keep my love down low
I will keep my love down low…
when there's two heads on one pillow…

if that's what you need
all my love won't leave
when you wake there'll still be
two heads on one pillow.
Track Name: 10 Years Closer
10 years closer

It's the yearn for the blossom that gives root to the dying
It's the learn while the tryin' that gives lockin' to my door.

I'm 10 years closer to my future shore
Livin' in a world stuck on the outside
tugging hardest at my core.

Took a turnpike to Boston where the sidewalks grow to long
where I'm the girl who kept her same name
and wrote her sadder saddest song
and let the ocean waves caress my noisy brain
and leave the thoughts of the future
til the memory gets made

I'm 10 years closer to my future shore
Livin' in a world stuck on the outside
tugging hardest at my core.

Where loved and blessed is exactly the same thing
and the birds never minded the feather from their wing
and they never minded the feather from their wing
between the dark-side of the moon and all things
there was a sound that I'd forgotten in me
and I never minded the thoughts they pulled from me
and I never meant to be exactly what they'd see
and I never mean to be what they'd see...
see the life I'm bleeding see me crawling back for more

I'm 10 years closer to my future shore
Livin' in a world stuck on the outside
bleeding music on the floor.

I'm 10 years closer to my future shore
Livin' in a world stuck on the outside
tugging hardest at my core.
Track Name: Someone Waits
Someone Waits


Someone waits who wants to make me the one
I'm not the one, I'm not the one
Someone waits who wants to make me the one
I'm not the one, I'm not the one
Someone waits who wants to make me the one
I'm not the one, I'm not the one

I'm not the one

So come on age
and come on fear
And call me crazy
Another year
Cause I'm still here
Why do we build our hearts so near

When we're not the one

I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the one

Someone waits who wants to make me the one
I'm not the one, I'm not the one
Someone waits who wants to make me the one
I'm not the one, I'm not the one
Someone waits who wants to make me the one
I'm not the one, I'm not the one

So come on babe
wipe your tears
And someday maybe
I'll wipe them clear
and keep them as an everyday reminder
Of when you saved me from my fear

I'll never be alone
I'll never be alone
I'll never be alone
And I'll have someone
And I'll be someone
I'll be someone's only one

Someone waits who wants to make me the one
I'll be the one, I'll be the one
Track Name: Genes I'm Always Wearing
Genes I'm Always Wearing

She said I had his eyes in the sunlight
and then she cried like she's never cried before
Cause she knew that I did miss him
and my thoughts are always of him
and I'd feel more part of something
knowing I had more in common
with a distant memory...

And these genes I'm always wearin'
I'll wear them 'til they're fadin'
then I'll pass them on to someone who will need them more than me

And I can't fall against a bleeding sky
and I can't find a place to run and hide
cause this is who I am
and this is who I've been
and I'll be this way until the day I die.

Cause this is who I am
and this is who I've been
and I'll be this way until the day I die

She said I had his eyes in the sunlight
and then she cried like she's never cried before.
Track Name: Wild
WILD

drag a blanket 'cross a field
cause earth had wounds we had to heal
like a bandage on the hill
our love gently unrolled and spilled
and the ground it drank it's fill

and we felt wild…..
like all the flowers we felt wild…
like tangled weeds we felt wild.
our grassy shoulders, mossy smiles.
we felt wild.

pack the blanket in the van
cause van camping is better than
a tent we never use but lend
we try to sleep but we never can
so we memorize the second hand.

and we felt wild.
tucked in the night we felt wild…
like tangled trees we felt so wild.
our naked shoulders, shivering smiles.
we felt wild.

lay the blanket in the sand
against a backdrop blue and grand
we dig our toes in, fill our hands
with sun-soaked dreams and bigger plans (makin' bigger plans)
keep every promise known to man (every woman and man!)

and we felt wild…
like dancing water we felt wild.
like tangled waves we felt wild
our sun-kissed shoulders, sandy smiles.
we felt wild.

every woman every man
where the sky meets the land
dream between every place you stand
and you'll feel wild.