Beginners

by Carly Taich

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1.
Intro 00:46
You might think I'm crazy But I'm sane as I'll ever be You might want to change me But you're barking up the wrong tree 'Cause I'm free 'Cause I'm free
2.
Beginners 02:48
Get out of my head Get out of my head I don't want your presence in my psyche Get out of my dreams Or more like nightmares Where we're hiding in the shadows of your bad deeds I'm just a beginner and it's awfully forward of you To trust my instincts When yours aren't what they used to be You have a nice face A warming embrace But I feel the ropes tied to your wrists Oh ignorance is bliss Da da da da da da da I'm just a beginner and it's awfully forward of you To trust my instincts When yours aren't what they used to be
3.
Why do you look at me like you’re afraid? I’m just a pilgrim finding my way Held under stresses I pick up the messes I’ve made I am no sunshine and I am no rain Pick out the pieces you find most humane Welcome the challenge, or bring on the fight I can delete and I can re-write Tell me tell me (oh) Should I put my heart in your hands? Tell me tell me (oh) Should I raise hell or bring down heaven? Tell me before I run the wrong way I really like you, the way you’re arranged But I still hold you expecting a change Paint for me truth, you can’t With a palate of gray Tell me tell me (oh) Should I put my heart in your hands? Tell me tell me (oh) Should I raise hell or bring down heaven? Tell me before I run Tell me before I run the wrong way I could see our portrait in the sky Partners in crime Changing lives one step at a time Now I might have to readjust my eyes But what a beautiful picture it could be So tell me… Tell me
4.
20 Hours 03:41
Ice cream melting down my chin I lick it off And feel it drip again Sun beats down upon our necks Burning naked breasts All part of the entertainment My what a crazy world Why don’t we go dancing in rain One by one these fields Of garbage turn to green grass Bending, breaking our backs No complaining I scream, we scream For the youth of America The music and the fans I cry, we cry Yes, the mess was made by us But we can try and make amends Man surfing on a crowd No water to be found Half a million sweaty people The first chord resonates Shrieks of joy are made Happiness appears so simple I scream, we scream For the youth of America Who trip and learn to stand I cry, we cry Twenty hours in twenty years What’s in your heart is in your hand I scream, we scream. I cry, we cry. Cause a hero leaves the world a better place than he found it
5.
This apathy's the death of me I'm drowning in a caffeine sea And as the dregs settle down We order another round This tragedy's got hold of me I hear that it happens every day But does that make it okay? Does that make it okay Well maybe she came at a time When life wasn't so easy Maybe blame isn't a game That a grown up should play But it's everyone's fault now And there's no turning back That's what they say This gravity's the best of me Where I'm standing on my own two feet Where soberly I'm still afraid of losing you But really I don't need you like I used to Well maybe she came at a time When life wasn't so easy Maybe blame isn't a game That a grown up should play But it's everyone's fault now And there's no turning back That's what they say You can't give your lover all she needs If you're sleeping in someone else's sheets And I love to break it to you That no one's happy for you And there is no excuse There is no excuse That's what they say
6.
The Feast 03:24
Mommy, sorry for the things that I've done You bury your cross to announce that we've lost, But I promise that we have won Find me, Bind me I'm a victim of recycled lies We should be on our way Thank you for the buffet Eat and run, we don't have much time Now here I stand on a wobbly stone Naked and covered in leaves Scared of what lingers behind hungry fingers Only God knows what hides in these trees Bone, Fallen stars Alone, With nothing but your scars Daddy, sorry for the things that I've sung You're easily bruised and I think I've confused Your red lips for my fiery tongue Find me, Bind me I'm a victim of recycled lies We should be on our way Thank you for the buffet Eat and run, we don't have much time Now here I stand on a wobbly stone Naked and covered in leaves Scared of what lingers behind hungry fingers Only God knows what hides in these trees Bone, Fallen stars Alone, With nothing but your scars Scared of what lingers behind hungry fingers Only God knows what hides in these trees
7.
When 03:19
When we've been together forever baby When we've been through hell and high water together now Darling, will you still laugh at my jokes in the morning? Will you still make love to me in the night? When we've had some babies together baby When those babies grow and leave us alone again Darling, will you still laugh at my jokes in the morning? Will you still make love to me in the night? You see, I've seen so much unhappiness I don't know if I dare give it a try Tell me baby, convince me darling That things are gonna be alright for us When we're old and the Geritol's no longer working, Babe When our days can be counted like hairs on your head Will you still laugh at my jokes in the morning? Will you still laugh at my jokes in the night? I've seen love end in unhappiness I don't know if I dare go it alone Tell me darling Convince me baby That things are gonna be alright for us When we've been together forever baby When we've been through hell and high water together now Darling, will you still laugh at my jokes in the morning? Will you still make love to me in the night? Will you still laugh at my jokes in the morning? Will you still laugh at my jokes in the night?
8.
Wildflower 03:41
They called her Wildflower In honor of the spring She didn’t know her power Until the season’s change Surrounded by cigarettes Styrofoam and rain She had settled for the Prospect of a deign They called him Root because He hid behind the scenes Pressured by bulbs and weeds And other natural things He grew inside his home And crawled among the earth So no one really saw His precious worth These treasures, garlands of beauty Trapped in the phrase They never knew me Find us, love what we’ve got to give Cause we have so much to give One day the temperature Began to sink real low Clouds hovered, birds requite And leaves died in the snow Root grew and peeked right through The land he knew as sky To find a wild flower Smiling at him through the pines These treasures, garlands of beauty Trapped in the phrase They never knew me Find us, love what we’ve got to give Cause we have so much to give And when the heat rose back The two stood in the open Debuted and welcomed by the world Like they’d been hoping Fear died and by each side They lived agreeably Wild and secure, Content to be and to be free
9.
Eggshells 04:06
To be frank I feel miserable Thinking about you without you And I should be elated to see you But I fear it will only make me more blue When expectations are not met "Do not fret" she says And I'm a diamond in the rough Do you see me, my love? I swore to never say never Or trouble in paradise Kiss me through your eyes Barefoot I'm walking on eggshells To be near you When will you realize? I've been watching the clock now For what seems like ages, 50 pages Baby we've been trying to relate so long Feels like we're on pause Is it a lost cause? When feelings hurt or times get rough Is love enough? And all I've wanted from the start Sooth my burning heart I swore to never say never Or trouble in paradise Kiss me through your eyes Barefoot I'm walking on eggshells To be near you When will you realize? In this heavy chest My heart beats for the East But it longs to go West And I swore to never say never Or trouble in paradise Kiss me through your eyes Barefoot I'm walking on eggshells To be near you When will you realize?
10.
The Lights on Providence they shine I'm gonna make 'em mine Make them mine We watch them twisting like a vine Impatient lines These summer nights Here comes Mabelie She's a friend to me Heart to hearts and late night shows Conspiracies that no one knows No destination for our driving Plans are boring you know this Let's stumble toward that black horizon See the lights on Providence The things we notice nights like these A cool breeze Silence dancing in the streets With every step I'll take my time So choose your poison And I'll choose mine Here comes Mabelie She's a friend to me Heart to hearts and late night shows Conspiracies that no one knows No destination for our driving Plans are boring you know this Let's stumble toward that black horizon See the lights on Providence The lights on Providence they shine I'm gonna make 'em mine Make them mine
11.
L'Chaim 03:14
We live a life of running through red lights You got a problem You should've thought twice We are a rainbow born of a storm Product of lightning So leave us a lone Now here we are in the aftermath Shutting our eyes Like we'll never look back Moment of silence Hard as a fall Better say nothing than something at all You would never ask about what you don't want to know I would never want to upset you so We drink some wine We toast to life And carry on like nothing is wrong We've got a life A life of our own now Take it or leave it I'll have mine medium rare With room to spare Let's see if we can make ours better than theirs You would never ask about what you don't want to know I would never want to upset you so We drink some wine We toast to life And carry on like nothing is wrong L'Chaim There's no one beside them L'Chaim To life L'Chaim At least we are trying L'Chaim To life L'Chaim To live like we're dying L'Chaim Tonight

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released November 16, 2012

All songs written by Carly Taich excluding When, written by Jo Littin-Taich.
Mixed & produced by John Harwood.
Mastered by Joe Carter.
Cover Design by Pat Kotula.

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Fearless folk-pop from Asheville, NC

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