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by Emma Hitch

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released June 1, 2014

Thankful to the lights in my life: all of the lightest greens and deepest reds and every shade of yellow.
Thank you for shining.

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Track Name: Sunshine Saturdays
Go outside!
look at the bright world out there
feel the chill on your face
the cold wind in your hair
stand out in the open
study the sky's blue
a winter sun on my face
and I am with you

the way a fire lights a dark room
the moon through my window bright
how a lamp illuminates a page,
that's how you fill my life with light

in the strain of a January storm,
nothing but this world of white
get lost in the midst of it all
your voice and everything's alright
warm flannel sheets in my starlit room
you're away in your lone bed
talking to you before I sleep
like a shared pillow under our heads

the way a fire lights a dark room
the moon through my window bright
how a lamp illuminates a page,
that's how you fill my life with light
Track Name: La Vie En Rose
ferme la bouche, ferme la bouche, ferme la bouche
the only french I know.
I went to Paris and I forgot it all
except fromage et hamon
but I-I-I live la vie en rose!
and it's the only life I've ever known!
yeah I-I-I live la vie en rose
how bout you? how bout you?

come on I only want to see you crack a smile.
why can't you be happy?
with what we've got I feel free for miles and miles
it could be so lovely!

but I-I-I live my life alone
and it's the only life I've ever known.
yeah I-I-I lived my life alone before you
before you

So take a breath and take my hand and turn around
there's so much more to see!
the rosy life is really meant for constant change
that's the way it's gotta be.

so we-e-e can live la vie en rose
and take in what the both of us have known
and I-I-I can live la vie en rose here with you
here with you
Track Name: Lullaby
If a demon came out of this opening to hell, my cowardice would leave my head.
I would leap in front of you and offer up myself instead....
If the bridge you crept across had rotted and the water pulled you down
I would jump into the river cold as ice and save you, even if I should drown....
If you've had a rough day and you just can't find the answer,
we could play ping ping and I'd let you win just to try to make it better...
Because there's a darkness in your eyes even if you don't agree,
and if anyone could put some lightness back, well I'd love it if it were me...
let it be me, please be me
Track Name: Lead You Home
You are my morning sun, waking me with beautiful light!
Refreshing excitement, knowing we're just right

you're the waves at night, crashing on my shore
reminder that I'm yours
I'll be your fresh air, feel that nice cool breeze!
hear the wind in the trees

You are my morning sun, waking me with beautiful light
refreshing excitement, knowing we're just right

I'll be your first breath out of cool water,
sing a song, yell louder!
You are the hillside, I see for miles
what a view! what a sight!

Because I want to be your moonlight when you're all alone
looking up at the stars, I will lead you home.
yeah I'll lead you home
yeah I'll always lead you home.
Track Name: Spinning
After time, in the past
you feel more free
ever before

still empty, past follows
floats around us
now again-

swimming, swimming
Sinking,
then soar

memories, tangled hair
it is brushed new
scent of coffee

light feet float, safe eyes hold
darkness turns light
still has warmth

dancing, dancing,
Spinning
then soar
Track Name: Interesting Creature
Thank you for coming along with me
I just wanted to drive
I thought if I kept moving long enough, I'd keep feeling alive.
You say you've been waiting in line
for a movie you'll never see
I say, "start it right now!"
you say, "not for me."

You're an interesting creature, only real in our memories
I've missed you since the day we met
funny, you haven't missed me

I like having you around, I'd ask for you to stay
only heart hurt is my own,
but that's not your way
I say I've been learning from all of my past mistakes
you think maybe I've just been
giving someone else my hate

You're an interesting creature, only real in our memories
I've missed you since the day we met,
funny, you haven't missed me

I remember when you said I had a weak voice, nothing weak about me since
I remember when you said I was too boring, not a dull moment since

I remember when I said goodbye, you haven't been right since

You're an interesting creature, only real in our memories
I've missed you since the day we met
funny, you haven't missed me

funny, you never missed me
Track Name: Zimmerman Lane
It's hard to follow the changes in you
the people round you affecting your moves
look back and miss what you used to be
you lost what you needed unintentionally

I'm trying to get back to the me I love
I need to follow my path above
How can I keep you when I'm not the same?
How can I stay back when my world is changed?

I'm sorry to frick up all that we were
it might have been love, I wasn't sure
there's so much that I need to fix
all I can think of to do is this

I'm trying to get back to the me I love
I need to follow my path above
How can I keep you when I'm not the same?
How can I stay back when my world is changed?

if someday I look up and see your face
well, I'll still have needed my separate place
to look in me and fix what I can
to go back and change the end

I'm trying to get back to the me I love
I need to follow my path above
How can I keep you when I'm not the same?
How can I stay back when my world is changed?
Track Name: Sang With the Chickadees
driving down the windy road
back to the house I used to know
little house on the river bend
the four of us used to play pretend

picking apples as we climb the trees
thought we could fly but we scraped our knees
late autumn walks for asparagus
to get away from the smell of cigarettes

your mom always sang us to sleep
made us french toast with syrup to eat
he left oranges for the birds on the trees
we ate them and sang with the chickadees

it was chaos, it was confused
we didn't notice, we were amused
by the sun, by the water
by the laugh of his daughters

but that one dark night
chasing the red and blue lights
ran after him in our wet stocking feet
as your mom sat on the front porch steps and wept

your mom always sang us to sleep
made us french toast with syrup to eat
he pushed her against the wall
and now I'm watching as your family falls
your family falls
your family falls
Track Name: Girls
she works early in the morn
cuz she can't sleep alone
she listens to live music
to remember what it feels like to love

she kisses strangers in the dark
pretending she's having fun
she lets the boys break her heart
to remember she has one

she hopes for a boy to know
the words to her favorite song
she's afraid to let anyone in
cuz in her world, no one stays long

we're weak little girls
spinning round and round
no one there to catch us
we learn to love the ground

we're weak little girls
spinning round and round
no one there to catch us
we learn to love the ground