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Recorded in Corvallis, OR late spring & summer 2013
Engineered & mixed by Brady Greig with Laura Meyer
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering in Ventura, CA
All songs by Laura Meyer

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released September 22, 2013

Laura Meyer - guitars & vocals
Brady Greig - bass, keys, & drums
Anna Tivel - violin

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Laura Meyer Santa Cruz, California

Alternating between folk and blues, with soul to burn - Glen Starkey, SLO New Times

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Track Name: Love Isn't Enough
I hope we can make it but I’m really not sure
Because love isn’t enough anymore
Don’t be mistaken, I love you like before
But love isn’t enough anymore

You used to paint such pretty pictures with words
Inked with red wine that filled me with thirst
As we stayed up all night making love
Now I just feel like some crazy drunk

Sitting alone in some bar
You left as soon as the talk got hard
I still have my thirst but I’m losing my taste
For the bitter dry blood of shriveled grapes

I hope we can make it but I’m really not sure
Because love isn’t enough anymore
Don’t be mistaken, I love you like before
But love isn’t enough anymore

I have sat here long enough to recognize
That where there is love there’s a will to fight
It’s after last call and my drink’s almost gone
So this is your last chance before I move on

I hope we can make it but I’m really not sure
Because love isn’t enough anymore
I still love you but you can’t ignore
That love isn’t enough anymore

I hope we can make it but I’m really not sure
Because love isn’t enough anymore
I’d like it to be how it was before
But love isn’t enough anymore
Track Name: Too Good To Be True
First time that I saw you, you got me with a song
You wrote about a girl you said you didn’t want
You came across so clever, so confident, complete
I could not believe it when you said you wanted me

I thought it was too good to be true
I was wrong but I was right about you
Nights spent in your arms became days spent in hell
Wondering where you are and if I was fooling myself

We both know you’re as fickle as a San Francisco sky
While me I like to plan so as not to freeze or fry
I thought it was too good to be true
But I stopped thinking real soon

And I don’t think this is goodbye, but it sure ain’t see you soon
It’s gonna be a while before I can stand close to you
Because oh god how it hurt when I finally had proof
I don’t know what’s worse – to hear a lie or know the truth

I thought it was too good to be true
But I really I wanted it to be you
I thought it was too good to be true
I was wrong but I was right about you
Track Name: Little White Dress
I’ve got a little white dress
I’ve got a little white dress
I’ve got a little white dress
I hope to wear it soon

I’ve got a little white dress
I’ve got a little white dress
I’ve got a little white dress
I hope to wear with you

Oh it hangs there in my closet
Where I know it’s safe from staining
Got a great big bow upon it
Like me it sits here aiming

I want to get dressed
In that little white dress
I want to get dressed
And take a big step with you

But I gotta confess
That I’m scared to death
Oh that little white dress
Got me too scared to move

It hangs there in my closet
Where I hope that you will claim it
Why’d you think I got it
Don’t you know I’m saving

My little white dress
Oh this little white dress
I got my little white dress
To make a big mess with you

So come on and fetch me
In my little white dress
Don’t pretend
Like you ain’t got no suit
Track Name: Dungeon of Love
You’re leaving again, baby, what can I say?
What can I do to make you delay
Your leaving forever, your leaving for me?
You know that I love you, baby, so why can’t you see?

If you try to go, I’m gonna lock you up
And keep you here in my dungeon of love

Whatever your reason, it’ll just have to wait
This door has no key and it’s not gonna break
I know that you’ll like it – just give it a while
Beneath all that duct tape I can see that you’re smiling

I’m just trying to do what is best for us
And you belong in my dungeon of love

Hold still a second – I’m just trying to get close
Baby, stop squirming, you’ll get blood on your clothes

You’re looking real pale now – you seem kind of cold
But baby, don’t worry, I got a remedy for mold
Yeah, I built you box and you’ll be safe inside
You can stay here forever – even after you die

Yeah, I’ll stack you alongside the other ones
Count yourself lucky man you made the cut
My collection sure is filling up
And you’re my favorite in my dungeon of love
Track Name: Lie Upon My Bones
Who do I gotta sleep with
To keep food upon the table
Who do I gotta sleep with
To keep my body goin’

How long must I keep this
Lie upon my shoulders
How long must I keep this
Lie upon my bones

We all got our number
We all got our price
We all gotta get something
Tell me, does that make it wrong or right?

Yeah, you got my number
Yeah, you called it right
You, you got nothing
Nothing but the stuff I like

Who do I gotta sleep with
To keep food on the table
Who do I gotta sleep with
To keep my body goin’

How long must I keep this
Lie upon my shoulders
How long must I keep this
Lie upon my bones

You, you got nothing
No money all your life
But you, you got something
Something that feels so right.
Track Name: Blue Moon
Blue is the distance between me and you
Blue is the distance I fell into
Blue is the distance – am I getting through
To your blue, blue moon

He looked into my sleepy eyes
Said, you can spend the night if you like
And in morning we awoke to blue skies
But not as blue as that moon

He said, I’ve never seen such a blue moon
Hung from heaven like a lost balloon
Never seen such a blue, blue moon
Tell me, have you?

Blue is the water between me and you
Blue is the water I’m falling through
Blue is the water that fills my view
And it ain’t no moon

When he took me to the train
I said a prayer it never came
My faith has had much better days
Than the morning that that whistle blew

Blue is the distance between me and you
Blue is the distance we didn’t choose
Blue is the distance that grew and grew
From that blue, blue moon
Oh that left too soon
Yes, that blue, blue moon
That we once knew
Track Name: Hold Onto Me
Got food on the table and clothes on my back
Love in my heart, but it all goes so fast
I drive myself crazy trying to hold onto things
When really I just want you to hold onto me

I dream real big, I dream real wild
I dream for a living and sometimes I die
I drive myself crazy trying to follow my dreams
When really I just want you to follow me

As long as the earth is beneath my feet and until it sits above me
I’ll do my best to try to be who I was when you loved me

Got food on our table and clothes on our back
Love in our hearts, it ain’t all that bad
We could drive ourselves crazy trying to hold onto things
How ’bout I’ll hold you and you hold onto me
Track Name: Made to Fly
Here I go
There I float
Far away
Into space

Watch me rise
Watch me fall
Don’t know why
Ain’t my call

Because I was made to fly
And I was born to die

Here I go
There you are
Almost close
And still so far

How’s it feel
To be down there
Does it seem real?
Do you get scared?

Oh you were made to fly
So don’t be afraid to die

Here we go
Into love
There we float
Out of us

And I don’t know
How to land
So let’s go
Long as we can

Cause we were made to fly
And we were born to die
So while we’re both alive
Let’s make the most of tonight.
Track Name: Stay At Home
Don’t go to Los Angeles looking for success
They’ll take all your money, your honey, and your friends
Don’t go to Los Angeles, they’ll take all they can get
And if you try to leave you’ll see you’ve got nothing left

Don’t go to Manhattan looking for a job
Looking for true love, or anything you want
Don’t go to Manhattan, they have no use for you
And even if they did, man, there ain’t any room

Stay at home, what do you need
When here at home, baby, you’ve got me

If you go out looking for something that you lack
Every time you find it you’re gonna have to give it back
So hide out in the country if you feel the need to roam
Hide out in the country, or better yet stay at home

Stay at home, here with me
Stay at home, babe, we got everything we need
Got no reason to leave
Stay right here with me
Track Name: She Don't Belong to Anyone
She don’t belong to anyone but she hopes to belong to me
I spent a lot of time writing between her sheets
If you hold her up to the light you will see what it says:
To love you gotta lie in someone else’s bed

And then after a while you’ll recognize what is true
You’ll take what you have learned and bring it back with you
Finally you’ll see just who belongs to whom
She’s got my ink on her body - now my words move when she do

And longing doesn’t feel so good
Once belonging has been known
And longing is the sentence
I’ve written on her soul

I’m ready to amend it, these scars have almost healed
There’s room left for new letters to rewrite how I feel
Or maybe it’s how she feels, it’s hard for me to know
When I’m burrowed in her flesh it feels so close to home

Home, that was the promise
I hope to soon make good
I don’t belong to anyone
If I could you know I would

Belong to her forever, belong to her right now
It’s hard for me to remember there’s no difference anyhow
But I don’t belong to anyone and she don’t belong to me
Sometimes I get jealous because I sleep best in her sheets

But she don’t belong to anyone
She belongs to everything
If I can’t have it all
I’ll settle on this peace