Overture

by Elizabeth Gillen

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released September 25, 2016

Special thanks to:

Rachel Wild for recording and producing one of these songs and for being so nice always!

Jenny Braddock for taking the photo I'm using as the album and for being the first person to hear every song I've ever written!

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Track Name: Three Acre Wood
Little three acre wood
My entire neighborhood
Looked around but never could
Be part of you

All those broken shadows fell
With every little song I yelled
And somehow I could never tell
What's wrong with you

Now it's quiet
Even then
Now it's 6 pm
And the locks have forgotten

And even though you're heart is vacant
I hope that you somehow make it
It's your life I hope you take it
Along with you

Someday this forest will seem friendlier
Right now it's looming awfully dark
It's built on summer days and hands in dirt
But it seems you've taken it apart

Now it's quiet
Even then
Now it's 6 pm
And the locks have forgotten

Ooh

Little three acre wood
My entire neighborhood
We did everything we could
Sometimes things aren't good
Sometimes
You can't undo it
Track Name: In Mind
Someday when I breathe a little shallower
I will scream
But it's only breath
Whispers instead
I'll say the things I meant

I wake up to see what the morning does
To relieve
All the worries they
Just wish away
They tell me, "sleep on it"

Maybe someday I will be
The one that you had in mind
And maybe someday you will see
You're out of your mind and now
We're going down
It's always been this way
WhoA

Someday I will think up a million ways
To believe
I will be okay
Only boring days
Would make me feel this safe

Maybe someday I will be
The one that you had in mind
And maybe Someday you will see
You're out of your mind and now
We're going down
It's always been this way
WhoA

Maybe someday I will be
The one that you had in mind
And maybe Someday you will see
You're out of your mind

Maybe someday I will be
The one that you had in mind
And maybe Someday you will see
You're out of your mind

Maybe someday I will be
The one that you had in mind
And maybe Someday you will see
You're out of your mind and now
We're going down
It's always been this way
WhooOA
Track Name: Okay
Is there time for me?
Or are there only words?
It’s a rarity
The way this summer burns

Now I’m falling far behind it all
Oh, okay

You’re kind to me
I’ll never understand
This simplicity
Is all I ever can be

Now I’m falling far behind it all
But we’re breaking down this wall
Oh, okay

Leave me with some hope or leave me altogether
We could do this right
With all the things I’ll never remember
They won’t be among tonight
Oh, okay
Track Name: Hands Still
Hands still for once
Time to kill, time to rush
The world of "it's your turn" is gone
The canopies had long to fall
I can only see the framework now

I don't want to leave
No place has ever wanted me
So I'll go home
What else is there to do now?

Heart still for once
It never raced until it had a reason to run
The world you built's yours to burn down
Ours overlapped somehow
All I knew and your decade of power

I don't want to leave
No place has ever wanted me
So I'll go home
What else is there to do now?

You're still young
Go have fun
'Cause before you know you, you're done
Before you know, you're done

I don't want to leave
No one has ever wanted me

I don't want to leave
No one has ever wanted me
Track Name: Snow
Give it all away
Write it down
So you remember
Don't need it this way
There have been
Colder Decembers

And don't you mind the guilt
This flower would wilt
Even with the water
That you spilled
You willed it to happen this way
You killed it
The chance that you'd stay here with us
With us, with us

I don't doubt there's snow in those clouds
But you can count on us to hold out

Now it's snowing, snowing out
Oh