Waylaid

by Melissa Rae

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Recorded at Silver Bullet Studios in 2009

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released 15 February 2010

Melissa Rae- vocals and guitar
Chris Barry- drums
Greg Jehanian- glockenspiel, vocals
Jon McGorty-guitar
David Swanson- guitar and production, vocals
Greg Thomas- producer
Andrew Mook- piano, guitar

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Track Name: One
I am thinking today in colors instead of words
and you are a sort of gray that never really blurs
There are pinks and there are oranges in more shades
than I can count
But there's only one for me
If you look at the sky it's easy to see that snow is on its way which means loneliness for me
I'm told pick any snowflake, they're all lovely in their own way but there's only one for me
Close to my bosom closer to my beat
When you're asleep forgetting do you ever reach for me
There are measures rules and limits, exceptions one musn't make but there's only one for me
We will write a symphony with cellos and trombones
it will have the grandest reprise if this love does endure
as ingenius as Mozart, more suprising than we could hope
'cause there's only one for me
Track Name: Low
I want to cry make you look in my eyes and show you you have broken my heart but the warmth from your eyes then the cold from your heart would melt me and turn my tears to ice
And here I am in my studio apartment hiding away in my bed squeezing my eyes shut, praying I won't wake up and dreaming of where I should be instead
Now I'm afraid I will never escape from this low
It doesn't feel good I don't feel proud at all
The rain can shine the snow can fall I love it all
but I'm drowning and I don't think I can hold myself up after all
I can remember the year I turned twenty and never feeling more alive with dresses and parties, my first taste of love, and big hopes of healing a hurting world
Now I'm afraid I will never escape from this low
I can't smell sweetness no I can't taste salt at all
The rain can fall all around all day long but nothing happens
I'm beginning to think I may never grow
When I wake up I want sparkling skies and a field where the bases are loaded and the bases are shed pieces of clothing and the laughter is my brothers' and sister's
Track Name: Comfort Me
black and brown stars, stars
white suitcase, elephants pace pace
pacing the dark rows in my mind searching for some sign of life
comfort me comfort me comfort me
cancer and suicide, suicide
swallowed by water and earth Hades dragged my friends down so soon
Pearly gates, streets of gold, light
fire hell damnation, you fools
theres no joy nor pain once the blood of life runs thin
comfort me comfort me comfort me
Track Name: Sailor
He took his boat to the shore said what he wanted was more, to feel the sun on his skin, to feel something
Was it a woman's love with a heart so pure it fills you up
with all the good things a man's heart needs
a full stomach an empty plate
He took his boat to the shore though he hadn't sailed before
he raised those sails to the wind let em take him
Was it a dream you had your heart set on with so much passion it can't fizzle out
Set out knowing it was yours for the taking with chalky hands and a clean slate
He took his boat to the shore
That was the last we saw of him
He had a woman on his heart, or a dream on his mind
or something he couldn't see yet
Track Name: Life Is A Daydream
I might have been able to love you
if it weren't for a man who opened my heart wide
and left it exposed to sun and snow and rain
I might have been able to sing to you
if it weren't for the pain that wells up inside
just before the notes fall out I say I'm sorry and
put my guitar away
So lay yourself down by golden- grey streams
The good ones have gone the good ones have come
Life is a daydream
Life is a daydream
You baked us a pie in your kitchen
You shared a laugh with me
Now I'm sorry to see you are going but a friend is all I can be but who says a friend's a small thing?
Sometimes it's all you've got to keep yourselves together
Through turbulent weather when the storms try and snatch you away
So lay yourself down by golden-grey streams
The good ones have gone the good ones have come
Life is a daydream
Life is a daydream
Far away from this world is a place I'd rather live
where you belong to no one but you give yourself to someone and they never give your gift away
They keep it and store it as treasure
They'll bite it to see if it's gold
And they'll go wild with the possibilities
They'll sleep with it till they are old
So Lay yourself down by golden-grey streams
The good ones have gone the good ones have come
Life is a daydream
Life is a daydream
Track Name: Blueberry Hills
Summer is a long way off, spring will come and go
When my birthday comes around no one has to know
I long for the sweet smells of the countryside
but my home is there no more the city is my life
Blueberry hills, where the work never stops and the bushes stay blue no matter how many barrels you fill
He was my sweetheart, the one that i loved true
There are no words to bring him back. There's nothing I can do
but one day I will see him and married he will be and I'll have to push away the thought it might have been to me
blueberry hills where the work never stops and the bushes stay blue no matter how many barrels you fill
No matter what the weather I will climb this hill
You may not see me for awhile or all together still,
if you are patient you will see the light
the sun won't scare you anymore
You will be at peace with night
Blueberry hills where the work never stops and the bushes stay blue no matter how many barrels you fill
Track Name: Wild Swans
I don't know what to say anymore
I don't know where to tell you to turn
If the present comes only disguised as the past
I don't know what you're looking to hear
I make myself strong when you're about to collapse
when the ache in my own heart is overtaking me fast
I see you giving up and I don't want you to settle
Let's be honest with ourselves we are knitting the nettles
And there are days when we can laugh
The clouds break letting us relax
But there are days our hopes melt like snow
They disappear so slow and steady
When they're gone we won't be ready while we are
knitting the nettles
I lower my eyes again to the toil between my hands
but I catch a glimpse of us from time to time
Finally letting princes find their own way through the night
I make myself strong when you're about to collapse
When the ache in my own heart is overtaking me fast
I see you giving up and I don't want you to settle
Let's be honest with ourselves we are knitting the nettles
Track Name: Twin Sister
Winter you're my twin sister
cold as ice on the outside
warm with fire on the inside
Make off with the words to the song
Bring it back in the summer
Fresh on everyones' tongues
When we love we use every part
with all of our bodies
with our whole hearts
When disaster breaks down the front door
when heartache curls up on the floor
Breathing in but not out
Singing but not loudly
so as not to disturb anyone else
Stay in control but lose myself, losing myself
Track Name: Waylaid
They think I'm crazy for still holding on
and I know they're probably right
but they don't know words exchanged in the dark
They only know what they know
Maybe there's a time, maybe there's a way to let it all go and let love be waylaid
Maybe there's a day but I don't see how
It doesn't feel close to me
The crying is over the silence has come as I realize there's nothing to be done
You have forgotten the path to the place where we carved our names and our love
...
I'm not the woman he met at the start
He may not be the man who I thought
but life keeps on going, there's breeze enough
to push these sails along

Maybe there's a time, maybe there's a way to let it all go and let love be waylaid
Maybe there's a day but I don't see how
It doesn't feel close, it doesn't feel close, no it doesn't feel close to me