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1.
I dreamed about people in love Running through the streets late at night Looking at the stars up above But it ain't you and it ain't me They're just some random people That I saw on TV 'Cause I won't dream about you I won't let it go that far 'Cause if I can't live without you It's a guaranteed broken heart Most things ain't sure, most things change What was whole comes apart What was broke heals again But one thing I know, one thing I trust Is that you stay the same And you don't love me that much So I won't dream about you I won't let it go that far 'Cause if I can't live without you It's a guaranteed broken heart Don't touch my face Don't say my name Don't smile that smile Don't look at me that way 'Cause I won't dream about you I won't let it go that far 'Cause if I can't live without you It's a guaranteed broken heart
2.
Let these vines grow over me Let these branches be my bones Let this sun be all I need Let this dirt become my home But then There you are There you are, there you are, there you are Take this salt and scrub me clean No desire, don't grasp, don't cling Let these waters cover me Let there be a reckoning But then There you are There you are, there you are, there you are If you brought me pain Then pain is what I needed And if I can't be saved Then let me be defeated Because There you are There you are, there you are, there you are
3.
Draw my line in the sand Then watch the waves wash it away Say I'll be my own man But then I begged for you to stay Sat on my hands Like a child who can't behave And who can't understand Why I can't just have my way Don't stop, don't stop Swallow me whole Don't stop, don't stop Body and soul Don't stop till I'm no more Take me all the way down The deepest deep, the darkest dark Where I'll never be found And I can sleep beneath your heart Here with my kin Your belly full of all their bones And your sweet medicine Oh I finally found my home Don't stop, don't stop Swallow me whole Don't stop, don't stop Body and soul Don't stop till I'm no more Jonah, don't fight it Jonah, just be guided Jonah, just be broken Jonah, smashed wide open Don't stop, don't stop Swallow me whole Don't stop, don't stop Body and soul Don't stop till I'm no more
4.
Cut my hair and clean my mess Why won't you come back to me? Put on my best party dress Why won't you? Say my prayers down on my knees Why won't you come back to me? Be a good girl pretty please Why won't you? Oh my darlin, what else can I do? Drain the ocean for just one drop from you Oh my darlin, I'm undone Give me your kiss or let the end days come Shave my head and burn my hair Why won't you come back to me? Burn that dress I used to wear Why won't you? Beg the witches for a spell Why won't you come back to me? Don't care if I go to hell Why won't you? Oh my darlin, what else can I do? Drain the ocean for just one drop from you Oh my darlin, I'm undone Give me your kiss or let the end days come Oh my little angel Kicked me out of heaven Oh my little angel Sent me back to hell
5.
Will this be your new life now? Darkness longer than the day Darker than your dark, dark eyes Let it fade away Will this be your new life now? All the leaves wet on the ground Like you used to strip me down Let it fade away Watch the pavement I won't fall I don't need the sky at all I don't need to see your face Let it fade away Everything you could not say Every thread I picked and saved Now the pines will keep them safe Let it fade away Will this be your new life now? Will you float or will you drown Or will the witches show you how How to fly away?
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Far Away 04:15
I know you were right I know you had to go I know the house was burning down Even if it burnt slow But that don't make it easy No baby no Not with this fire That swallowed me whole Some people you can love up close Some people from afar And I guess the trick is knowing Which kind they are Of course I'm gonna love you For all of my days Heaven help me to do it From far away I know I was right I know I had to leave You were singing from a distant shore Never standing beside me But that don't make it easy No baby no Not with your sweet song In my blood and my bones Some people you can love up close Some people from afar And I guess the trick is knowing Which kind they are Of course I'm gonna love you For all of my days Heaven help me to do it From far away Show me a map, a star, a sign I'll find my way Let me come close enough to just Touch your face Some people you can love up close Some people from afar And I'm no damn good at knowing Which kind they are Of course I'm gonna love you For all of my days Heaven help me to do it From far away
7.
Well the first time you broke my heart It took me by surprise I thought all those songs 'bout love at first sight Were nothing but a pack of lies But then I kissed you beneath the stars I could have kissed you there for days I said please don't let this end But you just walked away Fool me once, shame on you Fool me twice, shame on me But I still ran back to your arms 'Cause baby, third time's the charm Well the next time you broke my heart I thought maybe you had changed We were older now but still somehow I felt exactly the same I tried hard to be gentle I tried hard to go slow But like a frost in early spring You turned cold, cold, cold Fool me once, shame on you Fool me twice, shame on me But I still ran back to your arms 'Cause baby, third time's the charm This time, oh this time I knew how it would end But this time, oh this time I couldn't wait to start again Fool me once, shame on you Fool me twice, shame on me But I still ran back to your arms 'Cause baby, third time's the charm
8.
You're old enough to know it's true this too shall pass But your weary heart's still fading fast Wishing all day long like that might bring him back But it won't  You can fake a smile Drown in sweet denial Or cry along when George Jones sings You can stare that phone down all night long But you ain't gonna make it ring No, you ain't gonna make it ring Maybe you've been thinking you should wait What if he finally sees it's a mistake? What if he still dreams about your open arms? Well, he don't  You can fake a smile Drown in sweet denial Or cry along when George Jones sings You can stare that phone down all night long But you ain't gonna make it ring No, you ain't gonna make it ring You don't have to want him back You don't have to live here in the past Go on, find somebody new I know you've done this all before So pick your heart up off that floor And do it all Once more You can fake a smile Drown in sweet denial Or cry along when George Jones sings You can stare that phone down all night long But you ain't gonna make it ring No, you ain't gonna make it ring
9.
I see it shining out of you Something that's whole and bright and true You don't see What I see You don't see You need to bury it down deep What can you do with my belief? I don't see What you see I don't see When people show you who they are Believe them Who taught you who you have to be? Who taught me to wait here on my knees? You don't need What I need You don't need When people show you who they are Believe them Let me keep my lie this one time Let me close my eyes this one time Let me keep my lie this one time Oh, believe them Believe them
10.
I held on as long as I could I was hurting but I still believed our love was good Now you're off Living your new life And I want you to be happy But sometimes late at night I wonder What if your heart will open up Wider than it ever opened up before And a new love comes rushin' through that door? It ain't easy knowing It won't be me I can't complain, it's been awhile I see you kiss her at the bar and I practice my best smile And I know I don't wanna know But the question eats me up inside And never lets me go What if your heart will open up Wider than it ever opened up before And a new love comes rushin' through that door? It ain't easy knowing It won't be me Guess I'll have to pack away all of this past Like I had to pack away everything else And I'll keep all this love to myself What if your heart will open up Wider than it ever opened up before And a new love comes rushin' through that door? It ain't easy knowing It won't be me Oh darling It ain't me
11.
Count out all the days Count out all the years Now that you're all alone Who do you wish were here? Did I waste all my love to wind up with nothing true? Or is there no wasted love 'Cause any love is something true Something true What gets left behind? What can you not say? What if the end of time Washes us all away? Did I waste all my love To wind up with nothing true? Or is there no wasted love 'Cause any love is something true Something true Oh, the fires will come Oh, and their guns There's nothing they can't do to us So I guess I might as well keep lovin' you Did I waste all my love to wind up with nothing true? Or is there no wasted love 'Cause any love is something true Something true
12.
Back in school they taught me to tell it slant Say something new, don't bore us all with cheap romance But then my bed was actually cold And my heart actually broke And I learned there was more than what's new You're my Rock, my spark, my candle in the darkness Half my heart, my shining star, my only wish And every Tired old cliche that I dismissed All it took was one damn kiss It just took you To make it true I keep on learning every day About what's real behind every cliche There's nothing they haven't seen So just hold on to your dreams And mean what you sing You're my Rock, my spark, my candle in the darkness Half my heart, my shining star, my only wish And every Tired old cliche that I dismissed All it took was one damn kiss It just took you To make it true What I lost, you lost too What I found I see in you You're my Rock, my spark, my candle in the darkness Half my heart, my shining star, my only wish And every Tired old cliche that I dismissed All it took was one damn kiss It just took you To make it true

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released October 18, 2019

All songs written and produced by Karen Pittelman

Recorded and mixed by Charles Burst at Figure 8, Studio G Brooklyn, Concrete Sound, and Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn, NY with additional engineering by Matt Marinelli

Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering, Brooklyn, NY

Cover painting by Amanda Kirkhuff
Graphic design by Elizabeth Daggar, Electrofork

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“Like Gram Parsons, Pittelman peels away the superficiality that much of country music has embraced and looks deep into its soul, its history, and its stories and makes it all her own….You do not want to miss this album.”—No Depression

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