Green Things

by Emily Brown

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released 07 July 2012

All songs written and performed by Emily Brown
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Recorded and Produced by Chris Bennion of Red At Dusk.
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Track Name: Something Sunday
I met you in a tiny room
On an August day with the wind outside
And when I saw you, boy, I knew for sure
That you'd stay with me
That you'd live inside my heart for so long

Now you're gone, but the only song
I can think to sing is the one for you
But boy, you should know, while I walk this road
That I've started walking with someone new

Ch
And so forgive me, my love
If you're not the only one I'm dreaming of
I'm gonna keep you at the core of my heart
But know that other arms will hold my soul
While you and I are far apart

We went down to your father's house
And the winter wind blew and filled the air
And we hardly spoke in our buttoned coats
But I knew I'd always want you there

So I would run in the summer sun
Just to glimpse your face ere it disappeared
But I'm walking still down that snowy hill
And I'm frightened to find that you're not here

Ch.
And so forgive me, my love
If you're not the only one I'm dreaming of
I won't forget you, and I don't think I can
But know that leaves will fall and flowers will bloom
As you and I stand where we stand
Track Name: Distance
I'm raining on your backseat window
I'm aching through your cold bones' marrow
I'm maybe just a feeling as you drive away

I wasn't going to grow up slowly
Maybe it's only you who knows me
My Dad sits around and wonders what to say

Chorus
And distance claims us, oceans break us,
Love believes it can't survive the space
I'm not for this, if that's what love is
My heart won't be divided for a place

Time isn't going to make things clearer
Fog breathing in your rearview mirror
Drive slowly and be swallowed by it whole

I'm shining from the moon at midnight
I'm walking with you deep in starlight
The safe feeling of your coat when it's getting cold

Chorus

And I'm not waiting for your letters
The postman's not running
Time won't make me any better
Your apology so slow in coming

I'm hiding in your dark heart's chamber
Who ever loved a sleeping savior?
I'm maybe just a feeling as you drive away
Track Name: Don't Call Me Sweetheart
Don't call me sweetheart
Don't call me love
Just call me yours, mine
This is enough
And don't whisper "Baby,"
Soft in my ear
I'm nobody's maybe
And the words disappear

Chorus (Na na na na)

Don't say you need me
Don't act like you care
If you'd just believe me
Then we're already there
But make up your mind, boy
Don't fool around
You're just wasting my time, boy
And you're bringing me down

Chorus

And don't say you're not happy
Don't say I was the only one
Don't say life's lost without me
That's how I feel. So quit making fun.

Chorus
Track Name: Song of A Would-Be Bird
I'm just a child, if for argument's sake
And I'm always asleep when you're lying awake
When I'm dreaming of you, are you thinking of me?
'Cause I smile in my sleep and half-hope that you'll see

Remember my darling, I told you the truth
And I meant it sincerely in spite of my youth
If you're not one to run with the green and uncouth
then I won't be that kind

Chorus
And while we're both still here
Yours is the only voice I want to hear
And till our time runs out
Here's to hoping my faith will dispel all your doubts

I was aware that you cared what I thought
So I smiled at you slowly and said, "There's a lot
You should know, but I'm not going to say it aloud
And I'll tell you someday, but be patient for now."

But if you'd just listened, boy, you would have heard
I concealed all the truth in the guise of the words-
That if you are a bird, let God make me a bird so to follow your song

Chorus

And you would have known, darling, had you been there,
There were twenty love poems and one song of despair
And one waking somnambulist wondering where she had wandered tonight.
Track Name: For Your Love
You’re worth all my time
And my time’s worth giving up
Lord knows I’ve got enough
And I would give it all for your love

Chorus:
And I read all the words that you wrote
I know love is a long uphill road
If my heart is my own to do with as I choose
Then I'll give all I've got to you

Take any and all of my hands
My hands need more to hold
Forgive my being bold
But I want you with me when I’m growing old.

Chorus

My dear, take all my heart
My heart was meant to lose
And I think it’s meant for you
So let me give to you what you’re due

Chorus
Track Name: Coast Guard
Will you promise me something before you go home?
Will you build a safe place and sleep in it alone
Would you take the wrong road, where it goes through the woods,
breathe the mist out in clouds, think of everyone good-

Chorus
And there's someone who loves you
When nobody loves you
The someone who loves you is me
You can stay in the river, but don't stay forever
For all rivers lead to the sea
And the sea will fight with you, she cannot forgive you,
will you hear my call on the waves?
I'll be sailing to find you, I'll always remind you
that you're the one worth being saved

Will you promise me something before you go down
You can drown in the sea but it's worse in the town
Please stay clear of the people who hurt you for fun
It's so easy to think that it's over and done

Chorus

And in the night when you're dark inside
For the girl who broke your heart
Know that hope flies out from the world of doubt
And the two are never far apart

Chorus
Track Name: Summer Song
Would it feel the same if I never told you anything?
If I never let my heartbeat out of my skin?
Would it sting like it does if I never told you anything?
If I held back, hit the brakes, if I reigned in?

And would you know the difference if I did?
That so much of what I said to you was nearly left unsaid?
Would you know the difference if I did?
That for every thought I spoke aloud, one lingered in my head?
Would you know the difference if I did?

And I lay in your arms and I opened up my heart to you
And I led you through the mazes of my mind
When you wandered inside, did you tie your heartstrings onto mine?
Like a labyrinth, to lead you out alive?

Or would you know the difference if I lied?
That behind the guise of honesty, I found a place to hide?
Would you know the difference if I lied?
Could I give the name of clarity to keeping this inside?
Would you know the difference if I lied?

(Interlude)

Would you know the difference if I did?
That so much of what I said to you was nearly left unsaid?
Would you know the difference if I did?
That for every thought I spoke aloud, one lingered in my head?
Would you know the difference if I did?
Track Name: Nocturne
I'm sick of watching cars on the road
And scanning the horizon for the sea
I'm sick of hearing I'm not meant for you
And that you're no good for me

And I'm tired of knowing you're not going to call
And I'm a fool for thinking that you will
I've always been the first of us to fall
If I'm in love, you're standing still

So winding road, please keep your promise
And take me out to where you're not
I can't keep you; let's be honest
Drive me sleepless, get me lost

And as I get further, lights begin to fade
But I still breathe you in the salty air
No matter if I go or if I stay
You're at my side- you're everywhere

And you're right here with me at the water's edge
So close that I start thinking I'll walk in
And leave you standing at the sandy ledge
Your soul still sighing in your skin

So waves, be lovers. Love, come closer.
Take my hands, dear. Taste my skin.
If we can't stay here or keep each other
Don't feel sorry. We were fated to wear thin.

So when you look, at night, across the bay
The sails all sighing with the evening breeze
The stars forever promising to stay
Don't hold your breath. Don't think of me.

Cuando yo muera, quiero tus manos en mis ojos
Porque te espero. Quiero tus manos en mis ojos

Cuando yo muera, quiero tus manos en mis ojos
Porque te espero. Quiero tus manos en mis ojos

Cuando yo muera, Cuando yo muera
Cuando yo muera, Quiero tus manos en mis ojos.
Track Name: Green Things
The rain fell on both of us
The night I knew I'd done enough
For my sin was just as great
In loving what I'm meant to hate

Oh, why do I always fall so far, so good?
And why do I always give my heart?
I shouldn't give my heart. I should've been more strange.
Green girls, we never change

Outside the window, from the plane
I looked and saw at the states again, oh
America, America
Don't take me home, stay where you are

And why, if the water stands so wide, at best,
Then why can't I keep my heart inside
My chest is open still
I loved him, always will.

The road will lead me there again
To walk old streets and love old friends
But ere I make the first mistake,
Forgive him who I cannot hate

And why do I leave my heart in parts let go?
And why do I sit here in the dark?
I know I'm made for light
Green things don't grow at night.