Who Are You?

by emily jones

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Branton G When the lyrics are vague the expressiveness of her voice fills in the blanks. There's no fluff here: it's all feeling. I love the many facets of emotion Emily reaches. Looking forward to what she comes up with next. Favorite track: Nothing Was Ever Mine.
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Toby Robbins Amazing music from one of my favorite people. Essential listening for anyone of any species. Favorite track: Peter in The Mirror.
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released April 25, 2016

Engineered and produced by Brendan McGowan

Violin on "The Alley" by Christine DeMello Collister
Drums on "The Alley" and "They Flow" by Brendan McGowan

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Track Name: 9:30
maybe if You could
spit in my eyes
one more time
i didn't feel the
sand enough
i didn't taste the grime
the grit

You said go home stay
out of town
keep your new sight down
You stitched my mouth
said if i
sold You out
to the Pharisees
and i did
i did
my God, i did

but now i see You
now i see You

maybe if someone'd tell
me my crimes
this would make sense
'cause all i am seein' are trees
walkin' in lines
tell me where's the lie in this?
where is it?

"well how'd he get like this?" they demand
"muttered by a sinner's hand"
my mom and dad
they don't even know
their own Son of Man
Son of Man
son of a gun

but now i see You
now i see You

not John my Baptist
not Elijah nor one of the prophets
not John my Baptist
not Elijah nor one of the prophets

'cause now i see You
now i see You
Track Name: The Alley
i walked in
the alley
and i found my life
spread out before me

red paint the worn bricks
red paint the dead bricks

i always had disregard
for what you kept guarded
in your heart to grow me
and i'm gonna change you're dead view
i'm gonna liven you
there's more than one alley

and i saw you try to stop the bleeding
and you freaking suffocated my heart
at least you got what you wanted,
yeah you got it, beating like yours
like yours

i walked in
the alley
and i found my life
spread out before me

red paint the worn bricks
red paint the dead bricks

and i always got the best sound
when you'd yell down at me
in the alley
"don't you dare go down there!"
"man, she got some fire, don't she?"

and you don't even have to tell me
i'm just chasing
the light of my life
just as you sit back, and you sipped back,
and you watched my back
as i

i walked in
the alley
and i found my life
spread out before me

red paint the worn bricks
red paint the dead bricks

i'm gonna change your dead view
i'm gonna liven you
there's more than one alley
in this city, in this state,
in this world, in this universe
Track Name: Would Ya' Like This
would ya' like this?
would ya' light this?

i heard you don't like what i do
and i happen to
i got a problem with you

would ya' like this?
would light this?

and i, i might not be able to walk upright
do you wanna fight?
on second thought, i love you
could you give me ride?

would ya' like this?
would ya' light this?
Track Name: They Flow
they flow

now i'm sewing wrinkles into your skin
i'm adding words to your list
there's nothing left, there's barely left of your lips
there's nothing left, there's barely left of your lips
and no one but the winter is your friend
you warm yourself, your enemies
and i can tell you're past afraid
of yourself, of me

they flow

and your teeth, they guard the fire
you don't hesitate to call a liar
just like the rings of a tree
your words give no need to see
your words give no need to see

and i think your lungs are black
and i think spoke too much again

they flow
Track Name: Canyon
you're lying on your back in the ocean
just you and the sky, conversating your mind

purple and orange contrasting miles and days
the burn on your arm and the bruise on your leg are bathed

you'll find him in the stars
yeah you'll find him in the stars
and your peace is in the gaining dark
and you feel the waves in your lungs and heart
Track Name: Peter in The Mirror
we're awake
always
write us up, write us off
always
tattooed hands, dancing feet
pierced lips sing praise
these days

we're alive, awake

i'll keep warm, i've been warned
burning face, disgrace
day break

tear my hair, beat my face
no
i lost it, i broke

and then You looked at me
You saw me
and i was deaf to truth
'cause i was deaf to You
and i died
what i thought was death, i was dead

the life is blinding me
i can't see

i'm Peter
greet the mirror
Track Name: Je Ne Reviens Pas
eyes deep, white teeth
he's comin' at 'em
no noise, smooth voice
he's comin' Adam

je ne reviens pas

he wants, he's gone
he's comin' able
hot blood, only son
he's comin Abel

je ne reviens pas
Track Name: For The Trees
i can't see for the trees
i can't see for the trees
Track Name: Nothing Was Ever Mine
swollen lips give me up
all my fears beat me down

nothing
nothing was ever mine

i had all the knowledge and the working parts
but i got my hopes up from the start
living safe: don't be an optimist
because they'll turn back and ask,
"do you miss this?"

nothing
nothing was ever mine

crawl back home
a criminal

nothing
nothing was ever mine