Lisa's Song + 6 Songs

by Allison Crowe

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1.
Lisa's Song Words and Music by Allison Crowe I want to be the one To say that I found you safe and held you in my arms I want anyone else in the world To tell me that they did too And took you home Across the field and to your door And said, hey baby it’s cool, There’s no reason to be scared anymore. Took you home And held you in, held you in, held you in. Just stay at home Don’t come outside to play Circumstance beyond control I feel so helpless Mind is racing and breaking Me into a million pieces Because I can’t Take you home Across the river and to your door Take you home and Cut through the darkness You don’t have to cry anymore Take you home And hold you in, hold you in, hold you in You can call me You can call me You can call me You can call Take you home Across the sea and to your door Take you home But I’m so scared Home isn’t here anymore Take you home hold you in Through the nightshade and under the stars hold you in Hold you in, hold you in, hold...
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Fade Away Words & Music by Allison Crowe You want to see me wasted cause that's the only time I'd kneel before you and you would rather shut your eyes and fly so far above me that you don't even have to say you were ever there open up your eyes and watch me fade away cause I'm drowning myself again you well I don't think you understand this I don't even think you could ever come close and you I know you don't understand what your absence does to me I don't know what to believe when I see your vacant eyes tear away what little faith I ever had in anyone and I shouldn't have let you pull me in and watch you walk away I never wanted to fly without dying before and I believed that you were there to save me from myself but I was just dreaming
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Midnight Words & Music by Allison Crowe At midnight I open up my door and I say, "hey, well why don't you just go and see what happens then?" and I don't know exactly what it is I'm trying to prove all I know is this is just what works for me right now But then I come back down... maybe in a minute, or two... and you're already gone. And I know that I can be cruel and I don't always have a reason for it you could ask me over and over again... and all I'd say is "NOTHING" but I guess you saw me sitting on the road in the middle of a rain-storm crying and I still don't know why it seemed like a good idea at the time... In my soul is water earth and air and fire all the things that make us whole and fuel all of your desire but water can drown and earth can quake and fire can burn you out... and I guess you know that, well... I know you know that wind can blow you away
4.
Crayon and Ink Words and music composed by Allison Crowe The Arctic surrounded my cold wooden room I don't think I've ever felt so warm these waters brought back to me what I reluctantly believed and I watched as the 4 corners gave way to the ice and the life and the death and the warmth and they were all joined together In that one instant I could feel you crushing me but I didn't want to remember what it felt like to be alive and still feel so cold in crayon and ink what I understood the least were these words not spoken out of fear of the law or self sacrifice and I never thought that confirmation would come in to play and these words were never going to be on the tip of your tongue and I was locked in a place that I'd never seen before without windows but with curtains hanging on the walls and I was forced to believe all I had I had to self-deprivate and I was proved wrong when you came back in a room filled with nothing this table looked away from me a kick to your foot and a twist of your head and I saw that you were afraid but if you think that I was just being cold you don't know how scared I was in crayon and ink what I understood the least were these words not spoken out of fear of the law or self sacrifice and I never thought that confirmation would come in to play and these words were never going to be on the tip of your...
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Dark Blue Words & Music by Allison Crowe Circle around the ocean target where I'll drown spotlight find me drifting bloated and upside-down floating away from prison shattering my shell finally getting to escape floating away from my hell and in my soul you are my after life that last face I'll see before my dying light and even though I taste your tears you rid me of all mine and even though I hate this place I could never leave you behind I see you and in this a whirlpool and in this a maze an unending battle in a tireless haze now, raise your swords in fear and forget your tears lashing out in anger filtering through your fears I see you I know that I feel you and want... and so now I'll leave this as my last request don't you ever forget...
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Scared Words & Music by Allison Crowe We do not see so blindly forgotten the pain unspoken torturous mystery Why can’t you say what has been done to you… Why do you stand for silence when you know you’re screaming Anger floats so deeply below the surface Why do you carry this on your shoulders, You did not create this No you are not wrong And I am not afraid to say I am not wrong and I am not dirty I will not wait for karma to take its course Now I am not afraid And I am not worthless no I am not wrong No I am not I am not ashamed of this I am taking you on, and I am not scared of you
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Philosophy Words & Music by Allison Crowe Rain has always fallen silently in my mind and its built up so high that I'll drown in my own faults and when I stop breathing maybe I'll be taken to a place where I can be of some use now tell me baby, is this not like me I can't be here now and I don't want your eyes reaching mine I don't understand why all you had you had to leave behind I can't stay here now and I wish my plans were only residential so I will tell you now that baby I am not unique so I will empty my veins so my blood can no longer run cold and my voice will cease shrieking so you can't disagree I will try to fly and if I don't make it at least I'll know that I didn't have to watch myself fail again well I have got to go I can walk into the sea and open my eyes so I can't see and I can feel you rush in to me and I am drowning and I am free
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Midnight Words & Music by Allison Crowe At midnight I open up my door and I say, "hey, well why don't you just go and see what happens then?" and I don't know exactly what it is I'm trying to prove all I know is this is just what works for me right now But then I come back down... maybe in a minute, or two... and you're already gone. And I know that I can be cruel and I don't always have a reason for it you could ask me over and over again... and all I'd say is "NOTHING" but I guess you saw me sitting on the road in the middle of a rain-storm crying and I still don't know why it seemed like a good idea at the time... In my soul is water earth and air and fire all the things that make us whole and fuel all of your desire but water can drown and earth can quake and fire can burn you out... and I guess you know that, well... I know you know that wind can blow you away

about

The first track on this disc was recorded live-off-the-floor, in April 2003, by Rick Erickson of Seacoast Sound in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The six songs that follow "Lisa's Song" were recorded live-off-the-floor one afternoon on analog tape by Engineer and Producer Larry Anschell, at his Turtle Recording studio in White Rock, B.C.

Allison Crowe and bandmates, Dave Baird (bass), Kevin Clevette (drums), stopped into Turtle while on their way to perform in Seattle, Washington, USA for "Jammers" - fans of Pearl Jam converging from all across America and the world. The essential truth of the trio's July 2001 session is captured in these live, raw, grooves.

Please visit Lisa's Page (@ www.allisoncrowe.com/lisaspage.html ) to learn about Lisa Marie Young, the inspiration for the title song.

(NB two, earlier, EPs still in circulation, do not contain "Lisa's Song" ~ these recordings are titled 6 Songs, and, also, 6 Songs+)

credits

released May 25, 2003

Allison Crowe - voice, piano, all songs composed and arranged by AC
Dave Baird - bass
Kevin Clevette - drums/percussion
Larry Anschell - Engineer, Producer (Turtle Recording)
Rick Erickson - Engineer, Producer (Seacoast Sound) - "Lisa's Song"

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