Beginners

by Carly Taich

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We're all beginners at something.

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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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Track Name: Intro
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
Track Name: Beginners
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
Track Name: The Wrong Way
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
Track Name: 20 Hours
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
Track Name: Love to Break it to You
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
Track Name: The Feast
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
Track Name: When
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?
Track Name: Wildflower
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
Track Name: Eggshells
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?
Track Name: Lights on Providence
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
Track Name: L'Chaim
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