lyrics

EXHALE

Saved by the day just in time 
Just a little bit to let my head unwind 
Listen to sounds as they float about 
Lost in my head some of these days 
Found some good friends to show me the way 
Listen and you’ll stay engaged 

Two lonely sounds, two lonely sounds, float around 

Exhale all the air to make room for the new 
If you're thinking about someone they're probably thinking about you too 
Put one foot down so the other can move and 
Exhale all the air to make room for the new 

Luck’s still alive when I take my time 
The universe will smile when I’m caught in a bind 
Listen to the song as the chords change 
If you jump too soon you’ll throw the groove 
If you stay in that place you’ll miss the next one too 
Listen and feel the space 

Two lonely sounds, two lonely sounds, float around 

Exhale all the air to make room for the new 
If you're thinking about someone they're probably thinking about you too 
Put one foot down so the other can move and 
Exhale all the air to make room for the new 

If I wasn’t over there than I’d be right here 
And if I wasn’t right here than I’d be no where 
Listen and it becomes clear 
Not saying nothing new but it’s not really true 
Till you decide to follow on thru 
Listen

AND SO IT GOES

I lay in bed, every night 
With a song in my head 
Losing sight of what it meant 
When I first hummed along 
But here I am exhausting it 
Until night turns to dawn 
A heavy sleep comes easily 
When you turn the thoughts off 

It’s a sad time for looking up 
It’s a sad time for looking down 
It’s a sad time for anything 
When you don’t look around 

If you want give me a call 
I’ll be around 
I’ll try my best to remember to 
Leave my ringer on 
And if you want give me a call 
I’ll be around 
I guess time will tell if we finish well 
When I see you again 

It’s a sad time for looking up 
It’s a sad time for looking down 
It’s a sad time for anything 
When you don’t look around 

And so it goes, this time again 
As we come to a close 
You always knew but I doubted you 
So here’s to being friends

SIX YEARS

Stretch my arms so far so I can’t use them anymore, 
no I can’t use them anymore 
Why do I give and give till I can’t give it anymore 
no I can’t give it anymore 
But I’ve a weakness you know my weakness is just seeing you smile, 
it’s just seeing you smile 
But where’d it get me, where’d it take me 
I’m just spinning in the mud I’m just spinning in the mud 

What am I saying? Why am I complaining? 
Well I got legs of my own I guess I can walk alone 
Don’t think I’ll mind it the peace and quiet 
Well everyone I see they’ll be happier for me 
But I’ve got a secret, you know my secret, 
Well I can’t let you go you taught me everything I know 
So how do I walk away, how do I make that space? 
I want those memories to last can’t forget about the past 

So it’s come to be this crazy mixing 
of caring for someone while you help them load up the gun 
Repetition is key in learning these things 
Well I’m a master martyr I’ll no doubt suffer harder 
But I’ve got to keep it, you know I’ll keep it, 
just to give it back I can’t accept what you lack 
But when I say it I know I can’t blame it 
on you and you alone I need to come into my own

IN DREAMS

Well I sat in the chair it soaked me up till nothing was 
there you went right out of my mind 
Well I talk to myself to help me listen 
the dreams persist but no one even 
Cares if all you do is sleep 

But in my dreams I know no one’s there 
It’s just me alone in the chair 

Well your mind is on to everything searching for dots but never 
Connecting the words to your thoughts 
You’ve written them down cause it helps you think 
your writing’s a mess but the ideas 
Come through legibly 

And in your dreams you talk in your sleep 
Awake enough to respond to anything 

And I can’t go on and on 
Looking for love found under layers of trouble 
And I can’t go on and on 
Looking for love found under layers of trouble 

The thoughts at night when silence comes the ceiling the blinds the clock all becomes one incredible noise 
And the focus on them is hard to stop 
but the thoughts to stop simply 
adds to the volume 

And in our dreams we become anything 
Behind our eyes a movie screen

 

Liner notes

Recorded analogue at Reel Love Recording Co.  in Dayton, OH 

Produced by Kyleen Downes and Patrick Himes  
Engineered and mixed by Patrick Himes  
Mastered by Alex McCollough at True East Mastering 

All songs written by Kyleen Downes 
Arranged and performed with band 

Josclynn Garrison - bass 
Gub Pedrotti - drums 
Charley Skira - guitar 

Additional percussion by Patrick Himes 

Cover artwork by Jenny Jurcsisn 
Graphics by Charley Skira

released March 30, 2018 

thank you

photo tom gilliam

photo tom gilliam

photos tom gilliam

photos tom gilliam