Lightning - EP

by Tamara Laurel

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Matt Baldwin TL starts off sounding like typical AAA until the lyrics kick in. More than her peers, she can vividly evoke specific settings and can articulate fleeting moods with resonance. She tops it off with a rich voice and a precise, heart-felt delivery. A credit to her style. Favorite track: Pathetic.
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1.
03:26
I've had too much wine For a Thursday night It's only 6 o'clock Too early to be kissing outside It's hard to fight it though When your eyes are that blue And I don't care if all New England knows That I want you Cause I do Bit of a breeze But it's the brightest April day Southbound tracks We're pulling away I bet they'd all agree I'm sitting way too close to you But I don't care if these strangers see That I want you Cause I do Oh, I do, Oh I want it to stay this dark Don't want you to see my eyes They're trembling and barely open Trying to keep the tears inside Oh I want you Oh I do I want you for me But your flight back to Chicago leaves in the morning Chandelier moon Dead of night Thinking if we don't sleep We can elude goodbye Before the magic disappears I want to leave you with proof And I don't care if the whole world will hear That I want you Cause I do Oh, I do, Oh Oh I, do I don't want to lose you darlin' I don't want to let you go I don't want to say goodbye I want you, you know
2.
03:34
I’ve been running and I’ve been screaming and I’ve been crawling after you I’ve been sayin’ that I don’t need it But damnit, I still do But you, you don’t know all the lengths I would go And I can’t help but think, how sweet it’d be You’ve been folding and You’ve been dark blue and You’ve been steady all this time You’ve been acting So apathetic But damnit I’m on fire And I, I don’t know where you sleep, where you go But I can’t help but think, how sweet it’d be I’m your wilton rose, I’ll get myself undressed, I will I’ll close my eyes until I love you a little less, I will Oh I believe How sweet it would be I’ll show you I’ve been patient and I’ve been worthy and I will let you bring me down You’re my sunset My masterpiece Slipping through my fingers now And I, I don’t know anything about letting go So I’ll sit here and think, how sweet it’d be
3.
I walk in slowly Got eyes for you only Gotta know, gotta see it through My heart beats faster My next disaster’s In stony eyes that belong to you And oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Your breathing’s a lovely sound And we’re all alone now My hand’s shakin at the thought Laid out in all my dreams You sittin' like a king in front of me My mind’s a mess, my judgment’s gone And yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Comin’ on like a wayward train Your bullet fired, your reckless aim Between the thing you want and I There is a line I need your eyes, your teeth, your skin I need your air for rescuin’ Between responsibility and fire There is a line Let’s cross it, yeah, yeah, yeah Drifting back in Only to go out again I won’t sleep at all tonight Keep on wishing Reminiscing ‘Cause there is a line
4.
03:55
Sun shining over your head, across the bluest sky Nose to nose, you say my name, baby one more time I remember running through the fear and all I remember every word, every single call I wandered around alone in a trance Smilin’ at strangers, swearin’ the world was dancing High, so high, playin back those tired eyes Lookin me up and down and, puttin your lips on mine, and I know it’s pathetic To be holding on like this Oh but you’re the only one That I can’t forget I can’t forget Early winter, bodies tangled, you’re quietly breathing The last time you’d ever kiss me and mean it Why, oh why, the doubt crept onto your face You never gave me a reason for wanting to throw it away, yeah I know it’s pathetic To be holding on like this Oh but you’re the only one That I can’t forget I can’t forget Oh, you shook off all of my love and You left it bit by bit I’m lying on the floor Surrounded by what’s left of it I know that it’s pathetic You’re gone and, I know it’s Pathetic, pathetic, I get it Looking me up and down and, putting your lips on mine and I know it’s pathetic To be holding on like this Oh but you’re the only one I can’t forget I can’t forget Oh I swore you were the one Did you forget? Cause I can’t forget Oh, you shook off all of my love and You left it bit by bit I’m lying on the floor Surrounded by what’s left of it I know that it’s pathetic You’re gone and, I know it’s Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic Baby I’m pathetic, pathetic, I get it
5.
04:20
Can’t believe so much time has passed When you’re standing still it sure goes by so fast Still feels like yesterday was the last Time you ever left Tried to change it but you had made up your mind You and me and Oklahoma had died I remember it pouring like crazy that night But I, I’ve tried to forget the rest I never liked the lightning Could feel it hit right inside of me My love for you is one last cigarette And I might be dying I might be dying Everyone smiles and they all say Save your tears girl, you’re just at that age Of moving and leaving and making mistakes Don’t you let him define you But they weren’t there when we’d fall asleep And they weren’t there on that empty uptown street When you said something simple that made me finally believe If they were, they’d be dying too I never liked the lightning Could feel it hit right inside of me My love for you is one last cigarette And I might be dying I might be dying Feels like I’m standing in the path of a train Tempting God and screaming out your name The tracks are trembling, I should jump out of the way But I, I think I’m dying, Oh I, I’m dying I never liked the lightning I could feel it hit right inside of me My love for you is one last cigarette and I might be dying I never liked the lightning I could feel it hit right inside of me My love for you is one last cigarette and I might be dying I think I’m dying

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The debut EP from Folk Singer-Songwriter Tamara Laurel

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released January 7, 2014

All songs written by Tamara Laurel McGuckin
Pathetic written by Tamara Laurel McGuckin, Graham Bockmiller, & Stephen Johnson
All songs arranged by Tamara Laurel McGuckin & Stephen Johnson
Produced by Tamara Laurel McGuckin & Stephen Johnson

There Is a Line, Sweet co-produced by Philip Allen at Harmony Studios
Dying co-produced by Luke Tozour at Timpani Studios
Recorded & Engineered by Philip Allen, Luke Tozour, Gavin Heaney; Additional Tracking by Nils Montan

Guitars, Drums, Additional Percussion, Piano, Mandolin, Harmonica, Background Vocals – Stephen Johnson
Banjo, Background Vocals – Philip Allen
Cello – Royel Strangely
Violin – Gabrielle Bouissou
Drums, Additional Percussion – Chuck Staab

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Tamara Laurel Los Angeles, California

Americana Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, Harmonica Hack.

Debut Album RUNAWAY now available

From Woodinville, WA

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