El May

by El May

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released 19 January 2010

Written, arranged and produced by Lara Meyerratken
Mixed by David Schiffman
Mastered by Alan Yoshida at Ocean Way

Recorded in a variety of studios and homes in
Nasvhille, New York and Los Angeles

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Track Name: Fire/Freezer
This is not a surprise, this is ice on a sprain,
you're ready for rain

In the fire, in the freezer,
in the oak in the honey, in my hair

Stop looking for gates and just walk in
you're already here
don't turn around yet
When you have the view you have the view
you were waiting for
It's here you've found it

Don't look up or lose your place
It's not in someone else's face
I still feel you in every scene
You're everywhere
In everything

In the fire, in the freezer
In the oak, in the honey
in my hair

Do you think too hard to let your heart decide
If its still alright?
Did you take us out to sea and tip the boat
to check that we're alive?

Grecian urn, pealized sheen
You want perfect, you want clean
On display and left intact
We had gold and you buried that

In the fire, in the freezer
In the oak, in the honey
in my hair

This is not a surprise
this is ice on a sprain
you're ready for rain
Track Name: Don't You
In her dreams Pacific scenes, she's sunburned in her sandles
Where's the silver lining? I'm trying to find the bluebells in the bramble
The hemisphere you're nowhere near
is the one you wanna be in at this time of year
You tint the lens, you change the view

Don't you, don't you wanna be somewhere else
oh,
Don't you, don't you wanna be somewhere else
somewhere . . . . . .

In her dreams pacific scenes the pines the fur tree freeways
The windows down, the Puget Sound, she's driving with the DJ.
And heaven knows the other coast
is the one you tell yourself you love the most so you change the view
what will you take with you?

Don't you, wanna be somewhere else
oh
Don't you, don't you wanna be somewhere else

You are helped, you are held, by a great big hand
of the sun, you are loved, you are loved.

You are helped, you are held, by a great big hand
of the sun, you are loved, you are loved.

You are helped, you are held, by a great big hand
of the sun, you are loved, you are loved.
Track Name: Made of Water
Say it one way and play another
I know more that what you show me so why do you bother
For your own good
step up and let go
It's ok if you don't have the answers, you're not supposed to know

If you could sweat, if you could cry, we'd know you're made of water like anyone
Like anyone, like anyone

Here's decisions, here's the plan
what are you hiding in your hands?
Are you ready to be seen are you ready to be known

You fixate on the facts, what are you trying to keep intact
Could you sit on the floor with the pieces, and know nothing?
Or are you scared that if we see you sweat, and if you cry we'd know you're made of water like anyone

If you could sweat, if you could cry we'd know you're made of water like anyone
Like anyone, like anyone.

It's a curse and it's a crime the way you've rehearsed every line.
For everything you're ignoring, you've got a spin, you've got a story I wanna see you sweat, and if you cry we'd know you're made of water like anyone

If you could sweat, if you could cry we'd know you're made of water like anyone
Like anyone, like anyone.
Track Name: Draining a Lake
By the time that I've arrived
It would have lost it's grip
I was naming ocean liners
while you were jumping ship

When i was closer to the coast
I thought I knew it's shape
But I was painting sea boats
While you drained out a lake

I'm walking back along the shore
I draw a circle in the sand
and when i'm going back for more
I can't remember where I am

But wouldn't I know?
Wouldn't I know by now
Wouldn't I know?
Wouldn't I know by now?

I wanna run back to the sea,
Burning feet and heart and eyes
You're not coming back to me
'cos I'd know by now, wouldn't I ?

Wouldn't I know?
Wouldn't I know by now
Wouldn't I know?
Wouldn't I know by now?
Track Name: Decide on a Direction and Go
The colour's sliding off the page
It's calling you, you know it's there
You've got to try you'd rather wait
You've fallen into disrepair.
What's keeping you afloat - damage control to crisis
You've started to accept that you might like this

Pretty soon I'm by the bed, there's glass on your tounge
Temperature's read, my uniform's on
Emergency I'm wiping your brow
Is there anything else I can do for you now

If theres nothing holding you together, then what's holding you back?
Just decide on a direction and go, imagine that.
Well I can talk about it, but I still don't read that map

Sometimes it's easier to just take you in, than stay on track

Pretty soon I'm by the bed, there's glass on your tounge
Temperature's read, my uniform's on
Emergency I'm wiping your brow
Is there anything else I can do for you now

If there's nothing holding you together,
Then what's holding you back?
Just decide on a direction and go, imagine that. . . .
Track Name: Order in the Nothingness
I saw the number thirteen train, it was a year ago today
Facing you, we're in the square
Embracing while the people stare
It must have been a cleaner street, But you were well and deep asleep
You cried for what you couldn't hold, but i love you still, I love you still

Did you know regret and pain are just a way to stay the same?
Each setting sun will let you know
You've not begun 'til you let go
When you're unstuck and moving on
There's evergreen and disco songs
There's scraps of clues in every day
They're maps to use along the way

I wanna get you stuff !
I wanna show you things !
I wanna be enough, I wanna be enough

You knew the most when you were born
Before the fear you had it all
And now your baby looks at you
He's come to show you what to do
Surrender all and nothing less
There's order in the nothingness
No more tears connect the dots
A love appears it's not a loss

I wanna be the one
I wanna show you things
I wanna wake you up
I wanna be enough

Your silver eyes your little hands,
You draw the lines before you land
Above the sheets in cellophane
We might not meet that way again
And that's the part that feels like risk
Cos I might lose you in the shift
I hold my breath, I'm standing still
I'm waiting by the window cil
Are you still there? Or will the change
mean we won't meet that way again

I wanna be the one !
I wanna show you things !
I wanna be the one !
I wanna be. en.ough. !!

I wanna wake you up !
I wanna show you things !
I wanna be the one, I wanna be enough !
Track Name: I Remember
Doesn't matter what I say, or where I go
Doesn't matter what I think I know
Doesn't matter what I point to, where I've been
Doesn't matter what you told me so

Why do things get so dirty before we get to shine ?
And why do I hit the bottom before I start to climb ?

Then I remember your love light
This is the way back home

It feels like slipping slowly down but she'll be back,
Now I know that
Every thread is undone, and before too long I'm spinning - let go, hold on

It's a spiral staircase, this view again
I look skyward, is there a plan?
Why don't I throw the anchor, before I start to drift
And why do things get so heavy, just before the lift

Remember your love, your light
This is the way back home

Then I remember your love, your light
This is the way back home
Track Name: Hold Yourself
Lead you out by the arm, wished you back the whole time you're gone
A frame a song
Are you waiting in a sum of parts
until you've found
A reply that won't crush your heart and turn her 'round
SHe might see a dying field through dirty glass, but she never sees the stars,
Wake her up, they're aligned - this is your time to

Hold yourself
Hold yourself
Hold yourself
Hold yourself

Within seconds of the answer she'll change the scene
Hold yourself, I'm here , I'm here

Im overfilled
I'll fall and spill
Don't move until you

Hold yourself
Hold yourself
Hold yourself
Hold yourself