Eliza Lynn

 

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Goodbye Nashville

by Eliza Lynn

Released 2014
Civility Records
Released 2014
Civility Records
Recorded in single, live takes together in one room at An Tobar, The Tobermory Arts Center on the Isle of Mull, Scotland - Goodbye Nashville is Eliza Lynn's 4th album of original songs, this time with musical friends from the Perthshire Amber Festival.
  • 03:18 Story Lyrics
    Goodbye Nashville

    Chorus:

    Goodbye Nashville, Goodbye Nashville town

    You didn’t like me, you didn’t hate me

    You just tolerated me being around

     

    I remember the moment when I asked my manager

    You know the one with the red hair staring back in the mirror

    I asked her to stop making me play around town

    I showed her the ways, the ways it was tearing us down

     

    I stopped listening to music except for Brahms, Beethoven and Bach

    And the songs I kept making, thanks be to God that didn’t stop

    But I hunkered down, I went deep down within

    It seemed the only way to ever hope to start again

     

    And I’m going, I can feel my wings flap again

    I’m not knowing how to thank you for the gifts you’ve given

    Cause I’ve been knocked out, pushed down to the ground

    It’s just the air here is too thin to breathe

    I need a garden to grow these flowers

    I’m not a climber, it’s just not for me

     

    So Goodbye Nashville, Goodbye Nashville town

    I will see you, I will see around

    Goodbye Nashville, Goodbye Nashville town

    I will see you, my friend, I will see around

  • 02:53 Story Lyrics
    Cry Honey Cry

    You said with a smile,

    “It’s ok to wallow.

    Drop your head low and let it all go.

    I’ll stand here and cheer while you give way to sorrow.

    Cry, honey, cry.

     

    Cause your brave and solemn face

    Has kept your pain in place

    And they don’t give out a prize

    For the driest eyes.”

     

    Chorus:

    Cry, honey cry

    Don’t ask yourself why

    To wake, you must sleep

    To smile, you must weep

     

    Well not a tear came, though you held me near

    I struggled away, dueling with my fear

    The strength I could not find, in the kindness of your eyes

    To cry in plain sight

     

    But you turned your head away

    Mine fell into my hands

    And I felt a rush give way

    As I heard you say

  • 04:04 Story Lyrics
    You Sing Loud

    Worry waves wash through her eyes

    Hunger pains rake through her chest

    It’s a smile she fakes, it’s a life she makes

     

    Careful don’t touch, don’t break

    Replace everything that you take

    You don’t make a dent

    And no one knows where you went

     

    Chorus:

    You sing loud

    Louder than the waking wind

    But hollowed out

    Scrapped bare, not a bone to lend

    You sing loud

    You sing loud

     

    Talking and whispering names, she holds her glass of courage tight

    She’s a scarecrow out in a field

    As they peck at her, she wakes to walls of white

    And then it falls, red

    And then it falls, red

     

    And worry waves wash through her eyes

    Hunger pains rake through her chest

    Her cheeks as red as the stain below

    But this time she laughs and smiles at the crows

  • 04:18 Story Lyrics
    Everything Sped Up

    I’ve got 600 facebook friends

    I probably know 90 of them

    And of that 90, 20 might call me all year

    And of that 20, 7 or 8 and I might share a beer

     

    I remember way back when, I’d come home from work

    And in my mailbox I’d be thrilled to find just one letter

    And there might be a call or two or three on the machine

    And I would call them back leisurely

     

    But everything sped up, everything sped up

    And I don’t know what it is I need to know

    Everything sped up and I’ve been spun around

    I’m sick as a dog and I want off of this merry-go-round

     

    And we’re all smiling and showing off our sweethearts and our babies

    But we don’t laugh out loud when we’re typing with our thumbs like crazy

    And do you know me, and do I know you anymore?

    Or are you standing outside, in the cold wishing someone would open the door?

     

    Cause I’ve got 600 Facebook friends

    And I probably know 90 of them

    And of that 90, 20 might call me all year

    And of that 20, I might find 4 shoulders for my tears

     

    Cause everything sped up, everything sped up

    And I don’t know who it is I need to know

    Everything sped up and I’ve been spun around

    I’m sick as a dog and I want off of this merry-go-round

  • 03:15 Story Lyrics
    Space in Between

    Open your fist and see what’s there

    Treasure or trash, nobody cares

    As the twig’s bent, so grows the tree

    Open your eyes and look at me

     

    Come as my friend then turn me away

    Pass through the crowd in chains you have made

    If you should crack, where would you fall?

    If you should rise, who would you call?

     

    Chorus:

    Take everything, everything that I bring

    All that I need is the space in between

     

    Death from a thousand cuts from the lens

    Focus the light you lost within

    Black and white to colors that run

    Bled back to grey where we started from

     

    Open your fist and see what’s there

    Treasure or trash, nobody cares

    As the twig’s bent, so grows the tree

    Open your eyes and look at me

  • 03:32 Story Lyrics
    Sealed Up

    Chorus:

    Sealed up, I got it sealed up

    Might as well have a bow

    Sealed up, pretend it’s healed up

    I can’t hear your “no”

    Then you look at me, smile like you do

    It’s real tough to keep it sealed up

    Sitting next to you

     

    I can walk a tight rope

    High above all those lights

    I can swallow fire

    Cause I’m burning all the time

     

    I’m a little girl

    Flowers in my hand

    I’m a step away

    From undoing what I am

  • 04:08 Story Lyrics
    Indian Shore

    Make a mess of mine, I’ll make a mess of yours

    We’ll throw it all away on the Indian Shore

    Lake and lovers do lap and leap adore

    Throw it all away on the Indian Shore

     

    Hush your silent cry, slam it in the door

    And throw it all away on the Indian Shore

    Paint your lips with gold and pinch my cheeks of rose

    Then throw it all away on the Indian Shore

     

    Chorus:

    Then grace comes again

    And moves you to the left

    Moves me to the right

    Sweeps us both away

    In the indigo night

     

    Sliding on the stones, stepping in the sky

    Loosening my load, lost in reasons why

    How I stumble down, how I steal what isn’t mine

    How I think I know what God has in mind

     

    Bridge:

    The rooftop sweats and leaves forget to make shade

    The dust it plays in shocks of white

    I don’t blink my breath is held in your eye

    I don’t breathe cause I just might

     

    Thoughts I shouldn’t have, loves I shouldn’t love

    Lost into the waves and the shadows up above

    Here I’ll lay ‘em down, here I’ll let ‘em go

    To the waves and to the gulls on the Indian Shore

  • 02:48 Story Lyrics
    Made of Snow

    I am made of snow, I’m made of glass

    I am paper thin, won’t last

    I am light as air, here and gone

    You are made of steel, so strong, so strong

     

    Chorus:

    You give me space to fall

    Snow covers steel after all

     

    In my hand today here and gone

    Back to the place it laid so long

    Dust to dust my friend, ashes to burn

    Love’s eternal now, we’ll learn, we’ll learn

     

    Stars and the moonlit sky, light years away

    Long gone and back again to stay

    I am made of snow, I’m made of glass

    I am paper thin, won’t last, won’t last

  • 03:32 Story Lyrics
    Even In

    Even in this state I’m in

    Low as I can be

    Even flat on my face

    You are here with me

     

    So I’ll try, I’ll try

    Though my feet can’t stand

    I’ll try, I’ll try

    Though it’s not the way I planned

     

    The doorway is open

    But I’m locked here inside

    Then you sing in my memory

    You sing me alive

     

    Even in this state I’m in

    Low as I can be

    Even flat on my face

    You are here with me

     

    So I’ll try, I’ll try

    Though my feet can’t stand

    I’ll try, I’ll try

    Though it’s not the way I planned

  • 05:14 Story Lyrics
    You Gotta Live

    Sometimes you’re strong, sometimes you’re weak

    Sometimes everything’s wrong and sometimes you bleed

    Love can be kind, love can be mean

    Sometimes you cry, sometimes you just dream

     

    Chorus:

    You gotta live until you die

    You gotta live and be alive

    And do what you can

    God’s holding your hand

     

    Eyes can be blind, but sometimes they see

    Sometimes they lie, Lord this I believe

    You can ramble alone til surely you find

    It feels like you’re home for the very first time

     

    Now you know who you are, or you’ve let it all go

    You’ve traveled too far, or you’ve never left home

    We breath in and out until we look behind

    That heavenly veil where everything shines