Music

Awakening

by Elizabeth Lorrey

Released November 13, 2009
Released November 13, 2009
  • 04:34 Lyrics
    Awakening

    I stand at the edge

    feel the pull of a lonely call

    lost in the sound... as I wait...

    for the words to wash into shore

    I can't turn away

    it's always the same

    with the first, cold kiss of the sea

    I drown again

     

    And the world turns slowly through space

    As the night folds over the day

     

    I stare at the moon

    a pale reflection against the night

    pressing my eyes until shapes

    in the shadows, swimming to life

    the burst of a star

    and it’s over again

    but the taste of the words lingering still

    I’m left to explain

     

    And the world turns slowly through space

    As the night folds back into day

     

    Hear the whispers on stone

    On a ribbon of sound,

    twisting & diving the ghost of a song

    And it swims inside my head

    Until slowly the dawning

    The voice I hear calling is that of my own

  • 03:25 Lyrics
    Now

    Tell me a lie

    All I need is one more time

    to look into the sun

    Just let me feel

    the ocean breeze upon my face

    I want to hear the seagulls cry

     

    There are no tomorrows

    We only dream of yesterday

    There is just this moment

    until it burns away…

     

    Let’s take a drive

    We could hit the speed of light

    Just don’t say good-bye

    I’m so afraid

    I don’t want to see forever

    I just want to be right now

     

    There are no tomorrows

    We only dream of yesterday

    There is just this moment

    until it burns away- don’t let it slip away…

     

    Stir up the fire

    We should burn down every wall

    Let’s get out of control

     

    Cause there are no tomorrows

    We only dream of yesterday

    There is just this moment

    until it burns away-

     

    There are no tomorrows

    Only dreams of yesterday

    There is just this moment

    until it burns away- don’t let it slip away-

    don’t let it fade away…

  • 02:57 Lyrics
    Gone

    Here I go again

    Sliding down this slippery path

    Falling straight into your trap

    I guess I’ll never learn

     

    There you go again

    Stripping me of my defenses

    With that look I well remember

    I can hardly breathe at all

     

    And who knows

    Where this is going?

    I tell myself

    I’m still completely in control - (yeah yeah)

     

    Here we go again

    Swimming dizzy in the moment

    Maybe this time could be different

    If we let it go

     

    I should have turned away pretending

    Not to hear you call my name

    But now I’m tangled in your story

    Like I don’t know how it ends

     

    And even though I should know better

    I still believe every little thing you say to hold me

    And you still hold me

     

    So here I go again

    Sliding down this slippery path

    Just can’t seem to break your grasp

    I guess I’ll never learn

  • 04:03 Lyrics
    Frozen

    I haven’t changed the house at all

    Everything’s exactly as it was the day you left me

    I’m so afraid to make it real somehow

    I just keep hoping that it’s all just a dream

     

    But they tell me it’s time to heal

    Say I should be moving on

    And they promise the pain will weaken

    As time marches on

     

    The curtains in the bedroom move

    I’d swear it’s you, whispering to me

    The sheets are almost wearing through

    And still they bear the feel of you

    I can still hold you near… after all these years…

     

    So maybe it’s time to heal

    And to think about moving on

    But I know I’ll be frozen here when

    Time marches on

     

    And I try to be strong as I push through my days

    But I just don’t belong here

    When everything I used to be was so entwined in you

    That I have nothing left inside- I’m living not alive

    And I will bear the cross of time…

  • 04:09 Lyrics
    She

    She is a loathsome creature

    She is the end

    She is the deadliest sin

    She is your friend

     

    But you left the door open

    You left the door open

    and you were not looking

     

    She gets in between

    She’s planting seeds

    She is pure white innocence

    She’s not what she seems

     

    But you left the door open

    You left the door open

    and you were not watching

     

    She is a lie

    She’s a fucking parasite

     

    But you left the door open

    You left the door open

    You were cool, waiting

    She never saw it coming…

  • 02:43 Lyrics
    Blood on the Statehouse

    I hate you

    I don’t even know your name

    But I hate you

    All the same

    Don’t step too close

    You might spread the disease

    I’m afraid that your stains could rub off onto me

    You’re an erosion of a civil society

    A subversion, perversion of sanctity

     

    And there’s blood

    On the statehouse floor

    God knows how we’re dying to spill some more

     

    I love you…

    think I forgot your name

    But I love you- I love you

    Yeah, we met on the internet yesterday…

    Should we make up a list of invitations

    Or rent a white limousine that can take us to Vegas

    Well it’s perfectly legal to be married by Elvis

    And God will be smiling in heaven above us

     

    And the blood runs

    On the statehouse floor

    God knows the souls He’s bleeding for

  • 03:24 Lyrics
    Say

    I guess I choked- the night we walked the beach alone

    I tried the words- another empty whisper

    There was nothing I could say- it’s all been said a thousand times

    A thousand different ways to push around the same old line

     

    How can I make it real?

    How can I make it new?

    How can I make you see the world

    The way I do?

     

    I feel too much- sometimes it’s paralyzing

    My heart goes numb just to keep from bursting

    You thought that I was cold- slipped your coat around my shoulders

    I’ve never been more alone… or more alive

     

    How can I make it real?

    How can I make it new?

    How can I make you see the world

    The way I do? (the way I do?)

     

    I wanted it to be perfect- pure and uncontrived

    I wanted to show you all the dreams that I’ve been painting

    with the colors in your eyes…

     

    How can I make it real?

    How can I make it new?

    How can I make you see the world

    The way I do?

     

    How can I make it real?

    How can I let you know?

    How can I ever say how much

    I love you?

  • 05:13 Lyrics
    Melodrama

    It's all over now

    No matter what you say

    The space between your lines

    Gives you away (you gave us away)

     

    It's all gone now

    Dissolved and washed away

    Teardrops stinging, bleeding

    Down the watercolor painting of our love

     

    Don't say another word

    You know you don't believe

    Just hold me in the stillness here

    Together as we breathe

     

    It's too late now

    The ending's compromised

    Betrayed to me in whispers,

    Softly shimmering reflections in your eyes

     

    It's no use now

    To question when you knew

    That moment in your mind- you decide

    This isn’t good enough for you

     

    So say your good-bye

    Don't drag it on too long

    The echoes in the stillness here

    Will die before you’re gone...

NOTES
"Awakening" is Elizabeth's first solo effort after years of fronting indie rock bands. Taking "solo artist" to the extreme, she wrote, performed, engineered and produced everything on the 8-song disc except drums (played by the superbly talented Greg Tourian) and a smokin' guitar solo by Dave Fitzgibbons of The Rafters.
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