THANK YOU,    FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART,  TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS ALBUM POSSIBLE.   © 2018 Music & Lyrics by Emily Walton                                                     Artwork by Liz Emirzian

THANK YOU,
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, 
TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS ALBUM POSSIBLE.

© 2018 Music & Lyrics by Emily Walton                                                     Artwork by Liz Emirzian

7. FOR YOU

How long has it been?
How long have we been us?
Are you losing track like me?
I don't mean that in the way you're probably thinking I do
'Cause, honey, this song's for you

Let's just take our time
Why rush to the finish line
We've got a good thing going
And I keep waiting for these feelings to change
But my love just keeps on growing for you

How did we get so lucky?
I don't know, and I don't really need to
It's all irrelevant
The elephant in the room is my love for you
For you, for you

Look at what we've done
We've built this thing together
Architects of our own love
So let the wind blow, let the rain fall
I will show them all what we're made of
For you, for you, for you, for you

8. LITTLE LONGINGS

There's a certain kind of song
That makes me feel fourteen again
And makes me think about
Falling in love with the boy next door
During a summer vacation
Where we both work at a fictitious ice cream store

His name would be something like Billy
His favorite pastime would be holding my hand
We'd ride our bikes to the beach
And draw hearts in the sand
During a summer vacation
Where falling in love was never part of the plan
Where falling in love was never part of the plan

Billy and me, we'd make a perfect pair
His parents would tell me how blessed they feel
We'd drive their car to the beach
With Billy behind the wheel
During a summer vacation
Where we had a million little longings to reveal
Where we had a million little longings to reveal

But the summer's ending soon, oh, oh
How many more nights can we spend staring at the moon, oh, oh?
Do I really have to go back to school
Now that I've found a love like you?
Now that I've found a love

There's a certain kind of boy
Who makes me remember my Billy
He was just an idea, so I shouldn't really mind
But during a summer vacation
I hear a song and I'm brought back to that time
I hear a song
And Billy's still mine

9. THE GAME

I am not cut out for this
Fake a smile, blow a kiss
Write a role, play the part
Feed your body, not your heart

I hear it's a part of life
They say I've really been missing out
They say, "Hey, what's the hesitation about?"

What they don't know...
What they can't see...

CHORUS:
I don't care who that guy is
Sitting at the back of the bar
He may be sweet, he may be smooth
He may be charming
I had a love, I had a love
Who would put that guy to shame
But now that he's gone
I wish I knew how to play the game

Bright red lipstick on my face
Brought a toothbrush just in case
Dress is short, so stand up tall
Drown your doubts in alcohol

I hear this is how it's done
They say it's easy as one, two, three
But I say, "Hey, what the hell is wrong with me?"

What they don't know...
What they can't see...

CHORUS

Can't tune out this voice inside my head
Saying, "Don't you know better, better, better?"
Can't block out the picture of him lying in my bed
And I don't want to
Oh, what's a girl to do?

I am not cut out for this
Just give in, close your eyes
Tell the stranger little lies

What they don't know...
What they can't see...

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10. SAVE ME

I fear I'm going through a change
I'm not who I used to be
My soul is speaking a new language
And my heart is beating a new beat

Don't come knocking at my door
'Cause I'm not here anymore
I'm at sea inside my head
I am drowning in my dread
And I am nearing my ocean floor

"Why don't you do something about it?"
You ask me, it's a constant refrain
That's easy for you to say
You're not locked inside this brain

Save me, save me

Sometimes there are nights
When the only resolution is your bed
And that's fine
A wasted day might be just what you need
For peace of mind

A deep sleep is a clean slate
At least that's what I pray
But my deep sleep
Only makes it harder for me to greet the day

CHORUS:
And I've been waiting on you to save me
Waiting on you
Waiting on you to brave me
'Cause I know I'm like a storm to get through
Save me, save me

I've been studying the line between
Independence and loneliness
And I've got my thinking cap strapped on
My research has shown
That being alone
Can be a mystifying thing
When you don't know where you've gone

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11. QUIET

Don't mind me
I'm just trying to be quiet
Don't mind me
Don't mind me
I just wanna hear the sound of my heart beat
For a while

CHORUS:
I'm gonna let the thoughts fall from my head
I'm gonna let the outside in
I'm gonna let the world think what it wants
'Cause what if it were true
Who we are is not what we do?
Who we are is not what we do

Don't mind me
I'm just trying to be quiet
I am trying to feel my body from the inside out
I'm tired of all the noise
And so sensitive to sound
So sensitive

CHORUS

Don't mind me
I'm just trying to be quiet
Don't mind me
Don't mind me
I just wanna hear the sound of my heart beat
For a while

12. THE ISLAND

Sit down, I wanna tell you a story
It's about how my heart became whole
When I found love, I found glory
I found a counterpart to my soul

We dove into the sea
And we found ourselves here
And now

CHORUS:
We are on the island
Good luck finding us
It's not on a map
And if we come back
You won't recognize us
'Cause we just blend together
Braving the weather
On the island, the island
The island

"So what do you two do to keep occupied
While you're on the other side?"
Well, I'll tell you
We're face to face with stars
We're face to face with our own love

It's like a mirror
And it gets clearer
With every day that passes by

CHORUS

What's lurking underneath the water?
Have we forgotten to check the waves?
Can we confront the unknown, the unknown
If we go it alone
In our new home?

Is this our home?
Am I your home?
You are my home

CHORUS
 

1. BE LIKE YOU

I wanna be like you
I wanna do the things that you do
I wanna see the world through your eyes
I wanna be surprised by the way the light moves
I wanna be like you

I wanna be like you
One of the fortunate few
I want my heart to beat like yours does
I want what never was to inspire something true
I wanna be like you

Why did I come undone that day?
How could I let you see me that way?
What if this is more than we bargained for?
What if I don't wanna be like you?
What if I just want you?

I wanna be with you
Wanna be one half of two
I wanna feel your hands on my skin
But I don't know how to begin
And I'm afraid of something new
But I wanna be like you

2. STILL

I take a walk outside
The wind is blowing in the trees
I happen by your house
It always used to feel so easy

And your mom's outside with her gardening tools
And she doesn't even see that I'm there
And I'm frozen by the thought
That you are in there somewhere

I gotta keep still
I gotta keep quiet
Still I feel and still I stay
You always got to have the final say
Anyway, anyway...

CHORUS:
Well, I got something to say about this
I wanna tell you all the things I miss, oh
You kept me safe, you kept me sane,
You kissed me in the rain
I was still, I was still

So it's been two years now
It seems like yesterday we met
I've had three other boys
And still I guess I can't forget you

'Cause I sleep each night
With my hand on my heart
And I dream that it's your heart instead
But I wake up, dear, 
With the ghost of you here in my bed

And yet I keep still
And yet I keep quiet
Still I'm here and still I'll stay
I never really knew the words to say
Anyway, anyway...

CHORUS

Oh, why don't you stop by my job no more?
Deliver daisies to my front door?
Oh, could it be 'cause we are not together?
How I wish that we were still together
Oh so lovely when we were together
Together, me and you
Oh, you

Keep still, oh, keep quiet
Still I love and still I may
At least until you have your goddamn say
Anyway, anyway...

CHORUS

3. KILLING TIME

I wake up early just to say I woke up early
I make my coffee, 'cause that's what grownups do
I take a shower, brush my teeth and my curly hair
'Cause I'm a grownup too

I check the mailbox, check the mirror, check the New York Times
'Cause that's what big girls do
I put on makeup and my socks and shoes
'Cause I'm a big girl too

But above all the noise
I hear a voice at the back of my mind
Saying, "You're just k-k-k-killing time,
Just k-k-k-killing time"

I take a walk as though I have somewhere to go
'Cause that's what people do
I try to smile at faces I don't know
'Cause I'm a person too

I write some emails, watch some TV, cook some dinner
'Cause that's what big kids do
I wash the dishes, turn the lights off, and I get in bed
'Cause I'm a big kid too

And in the thick of the silence,
I hear a voice at the back of my mind
Saying, "You're just k-k-k-killing time,
Just k-k-k-killing time"

I can't wait till the day
When a light bulb appears overhead
I can't wait till the day
When I choose to be happy instead

But while I wait, the clock is mocking me
He knows he's all that I can see
Winter, spring, summer, and fall
The days mean nothing at all

I write a song or two to try to fill the days
'Cause that's what lost souls do
I close my eyes, I clasp my hands, I hope it's just a phase
'Cause I'm a lost soul too

But above all the music
I hear a voice at the back of my mind
Saying, "You're just k-k-k-killing time,
Just k-k-k-killing time"
Killing, killing time
Killing, killing time, oh

4. A LOT OF THINGS

A lonely lady
Just sitting on her own
A lonely lady
No one is texting her iPhone
Facebook only makes her feel more empty than before
Tinder's a reminder that she's acting like a whore

Sure, in this day and age
If you wanna turn a page,
All you can do is scroll down
The 21st century is basically purgatory
An endless sea between us all

A lonely lady
Taking her lonely little walks
A lonely lady
Nobody flooding her inbox
No one understands her sense of humor anymore
The stories that she used to tell have since become a bore

If my worth on this earth
Is measured in retweets
Well, to hell with it all
Will I learn what life means
From staring at a screen?
And would you even answer if I call?

I'm leaving this all behind today
For fear that I might fade away

Well, put me in a time machine
And wipe the slate of my brain clean
I'm ready for a new reality

Let's look into each other's eyes, all right?
Let's smile, let's laugh, let's cry
Let's be uncomfortable
Let's not be scared of the sound of our own voice
Doesn't that sound good?

Because lonely isn't the only thing that we are
We are a lot of things, we're a lot of things
Put down the technology
And come and watch the sky with me
It is a lot of things, it's a lot of things

Lonely isn't the only thing that we are
We are a lot of things, we are a lot of things
Turn the volume way down low
And let's go watch the moon glow
It is a lot of things, it's a lot of things

Lonely isn't the only thing that we are
We are a lot of things, we're a lot of things
A lot of things, a lot of things, a lot of things
A lot of things

5. DAYDREAMING

Mother Nature, Father Time
Do you know why I'm
Walking around in a fog,
Chasing my tail like a dog?

From a window on a bus
I see two people who look like us
Holding hands, but her eyes are closed
Does he know, does he know

She's just daydreaming, daydreaming, daydreaming
Daydreaming, daydreaming, daydreaming?

And I keep standing still
I've got nowhere to go
And I keep staring into space
And all I can see is his face

Hello sky and hello stars
What do you think about this quandary of ours?
Dawn turns to day and day to night
I can't stop, try as a I might

I'm daydreaming, daydreaming, daydreaming
Daydreaming, daydreaming, daydreaming
Daydreaming, daydreaming, daydreaming, oh

From a window on a bus
I see two people who look like us

6. UNSHAKEABLE (How We Are)

My hair's too short, my hair's too long
My clothes, they suck, and they fit me all wrong
My abs are too weak, my arms are too strong
I hate it all

My bust is too big, my bottom's too round
My stomach is flabby, each and every pound
My thighs are too thick, no gap to be found
I'm feeling down

But I'm gonna try to let go
And I'm gonna try to know

CHORUS:
Would you tell me that I'm crazy
If I told you that my value is
Unshakeable?
Do you think that I'm a genius?
Do you think I've gone too far?
Do you know what I mean when I say
We're perfect how we are
How we are?

My hips are too wide, my eyes are too small
My body's too short, my body's too tall
My makeup doesn't hide my flaws at all
I'm exhausted

My face is too fat, my skin is a mess
I should exercise more, I should eat less
My mother never taught me how to dress
It's depressing

But I'm gonna try to let go
And I'm gonna try to know

CHORUS

I wonder why my hair is turning grey
Maybe it's because of all the terrible things I say to myself
I wonder why I can't see me
The way that I see everyone else
I really see everyone else

My ears can hear, my eyes can see
My hands can touch, my mouth can eat
My lips can kiss, my lungs can breathe
My blood can flow, and my heart can beat
Just hear it beat

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