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With a voice that has been described as "Sinatra meets Bon Iver" and "A tavern singer from Tolkien's Middle-Earth, but in a good way", this indie-folk-pop singer is sure to please. Or not, but wouldn't you like to find out for yourself?

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released September 19, 2016

Jessica Childs - Backup vocals
Will Bailey - Sound engineering, mixing, and mastering; drums

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Track Name: Impatient Love
I feel a wind blowin
And hear a whisperin',
Oh darlin', where have you been to now lately

The taste of your skin, oh,
It leaves me burnin' for
more of your passion, your fire but baby, you've

been gone awhile now, and
been travelin' out of town
and darlin' I can't abide by this distance

So won't you hurry home,
and take those high heels off
Cause baby, I can't wait much longer


I'm getting crazier at the thought of you,
But with this madness, I don't know what to do,

Cause all I see are your lips, burnished red and gold
And all I hear is your siren's song

So darlin, I'll do my best to stay okay, as
every waking moment turns into feverish days

So won't you hurry home,
and throw that red dress off
Cause baby, I can't wait much longer


Cause baby, I..
I can't deny myself your love
even if I tried,

So take me in, girl,
and take me home,
Cause for all my sin,
I can't leave you alone
Track Name: Hey There Elena
(Hey, there Elena,
Are you ready for the road?
Cause there's sights to see and places we will go.

So take my hand, there Elena,
Cause we're going far away,
From the Rockies to the shores of Old Cathay
)


"Will the circle, be unbroken,"
We would sing around the fire
As we told of olden heroes
who had passed and gone up higher

From the tales of Ol' Geronimo
and Hiawatha too,
Who had forged a nation 5 among the woods of this land's youth.


In an olden port on southern shores,
We stayed on Patrick's Day,
Where the fountains glittered green as all the
grass that bent and swayed,

As the tea and drinks went round the square
and down old River Street,
Not a man alive could take a step
and stay upon his feet


So,
(chorus)


In the land of opportunity,
These families made a home,
Waving flags from round the world beside
the stars and stripes ablow,

From the dragon boats, to holi
and the mazeltovs galore,
May the year be full of holidays
And laughs from shore to shore


(
Shake shake shake, shake all you want,
but I'll stay here with you my dear,

Shake shake shake, shake all you need, cause
I'll be here with you my dear, so
)x2


Hey, there Elena
Have you seen all that you wish,
Cause there's wonders to behold
beyond that blue abyss

(chorus)
Track Name: Dreams of Edelweiss
A dream is drifting by on edelweiss,
a swaying field and starry summer sky,
Am I a bard or shining silver knight?
And are you Queen Louise or Princess Bride?

Perhaps I'll save you from an ivory tower,
and rise triumphant over monsters foul,
or we, as allies, fight an evil power,
to join our forces in that final hour

But then again, It might be me who needs,
a little help, and maybe rescuing
Or maybe life will pass on silver wings,
without a need for pain or suffering

(instrumental interlude)

A dream of peace is drifting far away,
as crystal shatters and our wishes break,
I tried to save us from the rushing blitz,
but trains would take away my parting kiss

And so a nightmare came to fill the void,
a silence stealing what was once your voice,
Even as years go by I can't avoid,
how I betrayed, through silence, you, my joy.

But now, I know when I should let love show,
and let the light inside of all us grow,
A world of darkness might be all we know,
but it don't matter, if we all stand close

(instrumental interlude)

A dream is drifting by on edelweiss,
like years ago under a foreign sky,
Will we be bards or shining silver knights?
chained to a leader who discards our lives?

For though we dream of being heroes strong,
defending honor in a martyr's song,
after the ashes of your life are gone,
Will a world at peace come with the dawn?

'cause now, I know when I should let love show,
and let the light inside of all us grow,
A world of darkness might be all we know,
but it don't matter, if we all stand close

Now, I know when I should let love show,
and let the light inside of all us grow,
A world of darkness might be all we know,
but it don't matter, if we all stand close
Track Name: Fond Farewell
The keys are upon the door where you left them last,
don't you know, dear?

Next to the shards of the whiskey glass where you drowned your past,
and your career.

Now, don't forget to pack up those prints of your precious son,
you've abandoned.

Although I'm sure he thinks less of you from the stories spun,
of your antics


Oh, you think that you're so, damn, charismatic,
Since your unjustified esteem, comes, automatic
What if I told you that your friends find your truths erratic
And that your worldview now resembles one psychopathic

But, dear,
you say that you love me so,
oh, I know...

(instrumental interlude)

Do you remember the riverside, where you promised me,
by the moonlight

That you would always be by my side, and for endlessly,
for a lifetime,

Well, darling, you'll have to break that vow, though you did no wrong,
to your dearest,

Though I wonder if "Dearest," now, would be singing your song,
at your cheapest.


Take your love back to that child you call your mistress
And, your, gold back to the children you left in distress
It's, not, even that your promises hold no value,
More that you left your moral compass to be sold in plain view

But, dear,
you say that you love me so,
oh, I know...

(interlude)

I know, when you say, how I'm,
the light of your life, you speak the truth.

But when you have been so blind,
it seems, that the light is not for you.
Track Name: Welcome Home
Welcome home, again
How have you been, my friend
It's been an age, since I last saw you
On that harbor's end

Tell me a tale untold,
of all you've come to behold,
Of worlds and wonders, lives and lovers,
Hands you were meant to hold

<brief interlude>

I know how you hate a crowd,
With all of its light, and sound
But take your time, you'll be alright,
and see how their love surrounds


Tell me, how long will you be.
Staying this side of the sea,
Just always know, wherever you go,
there's always a home with me

<chorus>
But why must you go,
and why do I miss you so
</chorus>

<instrumental>

Welcome home, my dear
there's so much to see, and hear,
But not to worry, no need to hurry,
As long as I have you near

Red wine,
champagne and fading lights
though soon you will go, this moment I'll hold,
along with your hand in mine
Track Name: Underwater
Darling, why do you cry?
You seem so afraid of goodbye
Truth be told, my mind's been gone a long, long time,
But I confess, what's left of me should apologize.

I wonder where to find the line
between a cry for help and chain that binds
My tale's been told a thousand times and none at all
But I digress, this mess, don't worry, I'll be fine,

Fine, I'm fine, I'm fine, just leave, Oh please, I swear by God,
If you don't walk out that door I swear I'll hurt you more,
Don't you dare tell me I'm not okay, you don't say,
it's scaring me, seeing the cracks creep

It's funny, how the water seems so bright
and how the drops of air reflect the sky
The world, it seems so peaceful from the other side,
But dear, don't fear, you're free, and sadly, so am I.
Track Name: Hush My Little Lullaby
Hush now, my little lullaby,
Don't you cry,
I'm here by your side,

Yes, I know how the world can be wild
and dark, and bleak,
with people that sneak,

But,
Take my hand and hold on tight,
I'll be your friend,
My heart yours to spend,


Back, and forth,
we bend, and sway
and carve out lives
with sweat and strain

To, and fro,
we prance, and play,
and paint our lives
with joy and pain.


Hush, my dear little lullaby,
We'll be, alright,
if just for tonight,

Yes, I know how there's evil to fear,
From friend, and foe,
and thoughts of your own,

But,
Take my hand and hold on tight,
I'll be your dear,
I'll always be near,


But,
Far in the distance there will come a time,
when I will be beyond your reach

And though I can't stop all the terrors on nigh,
Dear, I'll, try...


Back, and forth,
we bend, and sway
and carve out lives
with sweat and strain
Track Name: Clementine
A tangled mess of old cassettes
A cupboard full of notes unread
The empty space upon my bed
But once again,

A cacaphony of get well cards,
Hollow words echo-ing from afar
A beaten mind and broken heart
But, All is well, oh

All is well, and
I'm okay, and
I can't breathe,
Don't go away

But onward goes the beating drum
through a darkened world, unsung
But don't worry just keep moving on

(chorus)
Oh, my clementine
I've lost this heart of mine
Oh, wait for me my baby,
I'll come for you in time,
Oh, dear clementine

Photographs of sunset hues
Memories of skies, bright blue
A starry field in open view, All
fading to

Concrete walls and fraying threads
A calendar of lives, unled
An isolation left unsaid, but
All is well, oh

All is well, and
I'm just fine, and
I can't sleep,
Please stay the night

(chorus)
Oh, my clementine
I've lost this heart of mine
Please, wait for me my baby,
I'll come for you in time,
Oh, sweet clementine

(solo/interlude)

(end choruses)
Oh, my clementine
I've lost this heart of mine
Oh, wait for me my baby,
I'll come for you in time,
Oh, sweet clementine

Oh, dear clementine
Please take this heart of mine
I'll wait for you my baby,
I'll come for you in time,
Oh, my clementine