Eliza Lynn

 

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Elsah, IL  62028

     

 

 

  

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written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Album Release Date: June 2009

PRODUCED, RECORDED AND MIXED BY: Thomm Jutz at TJTunes, Nashville, TN

MASTERED BY: Alex McCollough at YesMaster, Nashville, TN

 

Eliza Lynn - vocals and guitar, Thomm Jutz - guitar, Pat McInerney - drums, Matt McKenzie - bass 

Lyrics

Chorus:

I know it's hard to let it hurt when it hurts

I know it's hard to let it go when it's gone

I know it's hard just to stay, when all you want to do is runaway

I know it's hard to let it hurt, but it can only hurt so long

 

Now the truth may be hard to swallow

And the way, they say, is straight and narrow

But if you're like me, well then, you'd agree,

It's hard just to let yourself hurt

 

The things that haunt me

Are the things that I don't let myself see,

If I wander blind, I'm scared all the time

It's hard just to let yourself hurt

 

But if I can sit still, if I can be calm

If I can hum a tune or make up a little song

Then I feel the sting, let the pain rush in

It will wash me and let me start again

 

Chorus

written by Albert E. Brumley, arrangement Eliza Lynn

Story

Eliza Lynn - vocals, Thomm Jutz - guitar, Pat McInerney - drums, Matt McKenzie - bass, Robby Turner - pedal steel

Lyrics

Some glad morning when my work is over

I'll fly away

To a home on God's celestial shore

I'll fly away

 

I'll fly away, I'll fly away, I'll fly away in the morning

I'll fly away, I'll fly away, I'll fly away in the morning

 

Just a few more weary days and then

I'll fly away

To a home where joys will never end

I'll fly away

 

I'll fly away, I'll fly away, I'll fly away in the morning

I'll fly away, I'll fly away, I'll fly away in the morning, in the morning, in the morning.

written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Eliza - vocals, Thomm Jutz - guitars, Matt McKenzie - bass, Robby Turner - pedal steel

Lyrics

I'm getting off work, I've said my goodbyes

I've packed up the car and they've turned out the lights

Folks have been drinking and they smile so wide

And all that I want is a friend by my side

 

Cause lately I'm taken along for the ride

When the glory band plays, I come alive for the night

At the top of the hill, I should take a deep breath

Cause with the rush of the fall it may be all I have left

 

Driving away, I see the folks from the show

Their gifts of kind words mean more than they know

They're leaving together, some hand in hand

And the quiet of the car, I can barely withstand

 

Cause lately I'm taken along for the ride

When the glory band plays, I come alive for the night

At the top of the hill, I should take a deep breath

Cause with the rush of the fall it may be all I have left

 

You used to break my fall

And hold me in my pretty dress and let me tell you about it all

While other hands clapped, all I needed were yours

But the feel of your touch I can't recall anymore

 

And I'll go on, I'll find my way

Through silent nights with you far away

And at the top of the hill, I should take a deep breath

Cause with the rush of the fall it may be all I have left

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Eliza - vocals, Thomm Jutz - guitars, Matt McKenzie - bass, Pat McInerney - drums

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It's not a question of whether I love you

It's not a question of do we care

It's just the outside is cold as the inside

And I've gotten numb, I've gotten numb, I've gotten numb in here

 

The only time that I start to crying is

When I'm laughing so hard I shake

And then the tears, well, they start to streaming

Just cracks in the ice, cracks in the ice, but when's the ice gonna break

 

Cause we could say nothing to each other

We could walk away strangers after a year of being lovers

But what we say or do, we know there's more to me and you

 

Was in the wintertime, when we dreamt of yours and mine

And we made a nest out in the sticks

By fall the wind had blown and we knew you'd leave alone

But I couldn't wait for your return, I couldn't let home fires burn

 

And we could say nothing to each other

We could walk away strangers after a year of being lovers

But what we say or do, we know there's more to me and you

 

And I tried to leave those ashes there

But the coals they follow me everywhere

And the spark won't die, it's too deep inside to find

Oh, but please, don't be my torch to bear

 

It's not a question of whether I love you

It's not a question of do we care

But if our signal's strong enough for us to do some growing up

And meet down the road and let this thing take hold

Well, that's just not ours to know, it's just not our to know, it's just not ours to know

written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Eliza - vocals, banjo, Thomm Jutz - dobro, Pat McInerney - drums

Lyrics

I don't know if I can swim today

I could barely float yesterday

You yank my line almost every single time

And I don't know if I can swim today

 

The waves crashed into me, I was safe in the sun

Now my feet can't touch the bottom and I've come undone

The pulling of tides, the reaching for shore

The haven where hearts mend tumbles to sea once more

 

And things fall all around, sand slips through my hands

In the pulling of tides do I swim or do I stand?

 

I don't know if I can swim today

I could barely float yesterday

You yank my line almost every single time

And I don't know if I can swim today

 

It's this place between and before you and not you at all,

But the losing and finding myself in love's call

The pulling of tides now I float quiet in blue

Sky stretches above me, soon shore will come into view

 

And things fall all around, love slips through my hands

In the pulling of tides, do I swim or do I stand?

 

I don't know if I can swim today

I could barely float yesterday

You yank my line almost every single time

And I don't know if I can swim today

I don't know if I can swim today

I don't know if I can swim

written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Eliza - vocals, guitar, Thomm Jutz - guitar, Mark Fain - bass, Pat McInerney -drums, Shad Cobb - fiddle

Lyrics

We will pray if you ask us to pray

We'll sing just about anything

We'll bring you fine meals in the twilight of day

And love you like a mother when you've lost your way

 

And there's nothing we ask cause we can see

That you're a child of God, a child like me

 

There are times when there's no one you find

There are nights when you're wild with fright

And loneliness feels like your only true friend

But in the morning when you wake up, we're here once again

 

And there's nothing we ask cause we can see

That you're a child of God, a child like me

 

And it goes, and it goes, and it goes on

What's mine is then yours and it floats on

And maybe all that we give

Are moments of love, moments we share

You and I

 

Cause we'll pray if you ask us to pray

We'll sing just about anything

We'll bring you fine meals in the twilight of day

And love you like a mother when you've lost your way

 

And there's nothing we ask cause we can see

That you're a child of God, a child like me

written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Eliza - vocals, banjo, Thomm Jutz - guitar

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Apron red and white is tied tightly round her waist

Sunlight goes behind the hill, draining from her face

How long, how long, she will wait

Night may come but he's never late

 

Go tomorrow, gone today

Her heart's sorrow is wasting away

 

Every night there's one more thing packed into her bag

Hidden in the closet, safe, everything she has

Go tomorrow, gone today

Her heart's sorrow is wasting away

 

Love it pulls her, love she's got

Love she is and love he is not

 

Apron red and white is tied tightly round her waist

Sunlight goes behind the hill, draining from her face

written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Eliza - vocals, Thomm Jutz - guitar, David Roe Rorick - bass, Pat McInerney - drums

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I might sing all night, I might sing all day

Cause I've gotta rattle something loose that's caught in a narrow way

 

Earlier this evening, my dinner looked so fine

Beans and greens and chicken wings with cornbread piled high

Just as I did start to eat and swallowed down that bite

There in my throat a chicken bone was giving me a fright

Swallow hard they said, and eat this soft white bread

Cause if you don't that chicken bone will stay inside your head

 

I might sing all night, I might sing all day

Cause I've gotta rattle something loose that's caught in a narrow way

 

What'd you do, you ask, besides just bow and pray

I did the only thing I could, I went to the bar to play

I got out my guitar to sing these tired blues

And soon enough, with wine and song, that chicken bone did lose

 

I might sing all night, I might sing all day

Cause I've gotta rattle something loose that's caught in a narrow way

written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Eliza - vocals, guitar, Thomm - guitar, Mark Fain - bass, Pat McInerney - drums

Lyrics

For a moment I have what I want but he doesn't want me

For a moment I have in my arms, my love sleeping sweetly

 

How do you let it go when you've seen a dream unfold?

How can I let him go when he's still here to hold?

 

I know that I've been here before, and I know I will be ok

But I can't seem to see tomorrow, he's been the light of my days

 

How do you let it go when you've seen a dream unfold?

How can I let him go when he's still here to hold?

 

And I want so much to be loved

And I know that will come to me

It seems there's always more to let go of

But how empty can my heart be?

 

For a moment I have what I want but he doesn't want me

For a moment I have in my arms, my love sleeping sweetly

written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Eliza - vocals, Thomm - guitar, David Roe Rorick - bass, Pat McInerney - drums

Lyrics

Well everything can't be wrong, we make people smile all night long

They shout and clap when we play, we do what we do, we do it our way

And when we're through we sink down low, and shuffle back down in a hole

Then peaking out with puppy dog eyes, we don't believe truth we only believe lies

 

We're junkies, negative attention junkies

We don't feel right unless we feel wrong

We don't believe we belong with the strong

 

Well hey there girl, how are you?  I see it's eating you up, too

This fix, this thing you have to have, your doubts secured, your worries hatched

You think there's only one safe place, if there's something wrong it's your saving grace

You cling to negativity, but don't let go, you might just find you're free

 

We're junkies, negative attention junkies

We don't feel right unless we feel wrong

We don't believe we belong with the strong

 

Cause everything can't be wrong, we make people smile all night long

They shout and clap when we play, we do what we do, we do it our way

And when we're through, let's listen in, and say, ?thank you? if praise is given

As Momma says, just be gracious and start believing that we are enough

 

And not be junkies, negative attention junkies

We can feel right without feeling wrong

We can believe we belong with the strong

Yeah, we can feel right without feeling wrong

We can believe we belong with the strong

written by Eliza Lynn (Civility Records)

Story

Eliza - vocals, guitar, Shad Cobb - fretless banjo

Lyrics

Lazy day, I'll run away

There's a circus with my name

On it's side, and there I'll hide

A lazy day for a runaway

 

Sun shine bright, no one to fight

There's a shadow in my light

But I see you, through the haze

A lazy day for a runaway

 

It might be fall, might be spring

I ain't no queen and you ain't no king

But hold me tight and take my hand

And kiss my lips cause you are my man

 

I'm a loon and a baboon

And a cartoon crying boo-hoo

I'm a circle and I'm a square

And I don't fit in anywhere

 

Lazy day, I'll run away

There's a circus with my name

On it's side, and there I'll hide

A lazy day for a runaway

 

The truckers fly, the cars pass by

But I ain't standing by the side

Of the road, cause I got a home

And here I'll stay on a lazy day

Yeah, here I'll stay on a lazy day

Here I'll stay

Traditional

Story

Eliza - vocals, Thomm Jutz - guitar

Lyrics

Be thou my vision, Oh, Lord of my heart

Naught be all else to me, save that thou art

Thou my best thought by day or by night

Waking or sleeping thy presence my light

 

Riches I need not nor vain empty praise

Thou mine inheritance now and always

Thou and thou only first in my heart

High King of Heaven, my treasure thou art

 

Be thou my wisdom and thou my true word

I ever with thee and thou with me lord

Heart of my own heart whatever befall

Still be my vision oh Ruler of all