Wildflower

by Elaine Emilia

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wild·flow·er
ˈwīldˌflou(ə)r/
noun
a flower of an uncultivated variety or a flower growing freely without human intervention.

credits

released September 19, 2015

1. -wildflower-
engineering & mixing: josh carney
ukulele/vocals: elaine graham

2. -feel sorry for the moon-
engineering: ryan shofron
piano/vocals: elaine graham
guitars: patrick nikiel
bass: stephen rooney
drums/drum editing: evan cardwell
mixing: ryan shofron, savy crowther, josh carney

3. -oh my-
engineering: sean lynch, josh carney
piano/vocals: elaine graham
mixing: sean lynch, josh carney
helping hands: emily gayle

4. -backstabber’s club-
engineering: adam sabnani, ryan shofron
piano/vocals: elaine graham
guitars: patrick nikiel, jacob taylor
bass: jacob taylor
mixing: ryan shofron, josh carney

5. -in between-
engineering: jeff fox, donley bennett
piano/vocals: elaine graham
upright bass: alejandro arenas
mixing: josh carney

6. -sometimes-
engineering: stephen rooney
piano/vocals: elaine graham
cello: cj pugh
upright bass: alejandro arenas
drums: shane evans
mixing: erica leggatt, stephen rooney

7. -tell me-
engineering: erica leggatt
piano/vocals/ukulele: elaine graham
upright bass: alejandro arenas
drums: matthew sichterman
mixing and editing: josh carney
helping hands: aidan harvey

8. -stardust-
engineering: evan cardwell
piano/vocals: elaine graham
upright bass: alejandro arenas
mixing: evan cardwell, josh carney
helping hands: emily gayle, isjeaneth cooler

9. -winter’s heartbreak-
engineers: aidan harvey, jacob resnick
guitars: patrick nikiel, jacob taylor
bass: jacob taylor
mixing: josh carney
helping hands: donley bennett

-let's spend the day together [bonus track]-
engineering: jonathan petrelli
ukulele/vocals: elaine graham
mixing: josh carney

all songs written and produced by elaine emilia graham
an album mastered by josh carney
all album artwork by the artist -LILITH-
cover editing by Caitlyn Frioli

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Track Name: Wildflower
i want to be a wildflower
i want to rise and grow and bloom
and in my space free to grace
no lady's lace or interstates
to hold as my doom
i want to bend but never break
wave but never turn
watch the world to learn
oh, i want to be a wildflower
and when it's time
i'll burn
Track Name: Feel Sorry For The Moon
verse one:

your love songs i sing with no emotion
look at love like a long lost ocean
when will i find the ship that includes you?
my heart beats, i can't hear a thing
with all this questioning
i want to scream, shut up
can't find the answer right now
rewind the clock, just turn it and turn it
how many times do i have to earn it?
enough to be deserving you
i know you're there out there
oh, somewhere
it's just a matter of time
or is it?
i exhibit i can take it most of the time
but watching the moon shine

pre-chorus:

by herself
in the dark nothing else
as bright as herself
it's how i feel
everything's so far
just come bring me a star and

chorus:

come feel sorry for the moon with me
starry laughter we can see and breathe
and try to make her feel better
with cloudy weather
come feel sorry for the moon with me
show her all that she can be
without him without him
her lost star
help me show her he can't be far

verse two:

the man in the moon is a lie
if he was there she wouldn't feel like she's died
she hasn't but it must appear that way to some
i know you're there out there oh, somewhere
it's just a matter of time
or is it?
i exhibit i can't take it most of the time
but watching the moon shine

(pre-chorus)

(chorus)

bridge:

like everyone she wants to fly
like everyone she needs to cry
like everyone she lives then dies

come feel sorry for the moon with me
show her all that she can be
without him, without him
without him, without him

(chorus)
Track Name: Oh My
verse one:

i need to get in touch with my feelings they haven't called for weeks
i need to learn to roll with the waves as they crash underneath
i need to try, try not to hide what i really think
'cause this caution that i drink, ruins everything

chorus:

but if i was a lion i'd risk it all
and if i was a tiger i'd take my fall
and if i were a bear, oh, i swear i wouldn't care
but where is my courage after all

oh my, oh my

verse two:

should i be tough and brave and
uncaring for others just myself ?
or should i love and laugh and live
sweet soul for someone else?
or could i find, find the balance
would that be enough?
though i'm mostly made of love
and why nots and could ofs

(chorus)

bridge:

because this forest is dark
and nothing makes a sound
and strength feels hard
when you've fallen to the ground
so don't place the blame on the creatures who are tame
for the bravest heart can make no sound

oh my, oh my
oh my, oh my
oh my, oh my

i need to get in touch with my feelings
i haven't called for weeks
credits
Track Name: Backstabber's Club
verse one:

you are venom
spread your words around
send all your sounds
take us downtown
the ones who've seen through the glue
the only ones who see it too
they never deserved you

chorus:

but hello, yes, i've seen what you do
yell out distress when nothing is given to you
and then you lead
lead the rest to your nest to do
whatever the backstabber's club
gets up to

verse two:

you're set dead on
target locked and loaded
stop the clock to reload it
outnumbering and closing doors
pretend you never meant it
actions scream louder than words
and your honesty's so pretentious

(chorus)

bridge:

your broken promises
let's be honest
this is a shame
your words ever so empty in their hopeless frames
it hurts my heart to know you'll never change

(chorus)

hello
hello
Track Name: In Between
intro:

i'll leave the tv on to keep me company
no one says the jump from one world to next
was ever easy
and now i'll wait and see
the world that waits for me
'cause i'm in between

verse one:

no one will see me
the speck among the stars
the piece of dust who says so
the blur of thoughts at large
and zero gravity
that floats reality
as i'm

chorus:

in between
the lines that continue their blurring
moving toward a world that's just stirring
hoping this star will be bright without burning
my eyes

verse two:

everything's floating
a traveler's haunting trail
the stars are trees all gloating
they've seen it all where they are
and lonely stars
are far apart
where i'm

(chorus)

bridge:

but did you know there's more than one setting?
there are different places and faces always forgetting
some planets won't let you stay
and some stars burn so bright they make you fade away
make you fade away
make you fade
away

outro:

i'll leave the tv on to keep me company
no one says the jump from one world to next was ever
easy
Track Name: Sometimes
verse one:

sometimes i love you
sometimes i don't
sometimes i need you
sometimes it feels like i won't
and i don't want to do this to you
but your love is caught in my throat
i know you say you love me
i feel like a burden you're forced
to hold

chorus:

it makes me feel so numb
i'm right under your thumb
oh, won't you see how far we've come
won't you see how much i love you

verse two:

you used to be so alive
so excited to make me yours
i was reluctant but i lowered my force field
for yours
and we used to be so close
and now i'm far away
you say you love me
i wish i knew what to say

(chorus)

bridge:

did the world turn out to be so different
than what you thought before
were we ever meant to be?
what do we have in store
should i stay or should i go
but i think i love you so
i love you so
can't you see i want you to know?
Track Name: Stardust
verse one:

your heart is cold
my gaze is warm
and i swear i would love you like a perfect storm
your eyes are bright
my heart is glad
your heart feels warm in the palm of my hand

i am here
there is nothing to fear
there is nothing to run far from
right here

verse two:

my hope is strong
you're feeling weak
my love lasts long and you still can't get that winning streak
i'll be your shelter
free of charge
and if you let me love you
could i really do much harm?

you feel like stardust
and i want this
you feel like stardust
Track Name: Winter's Heartbreak
verse one:

i need a little time now
the season's in it's prime now
the leaves have tried to show me how
to fall
and even in the sad spells
as the moon decides to slow down
it leaves me with the question if love could survive

chorus:

because even in the high tide
i've seen the bravest hide away
and falling from the far above
the forest showing signs of
the winter's heartbreak
i've felt the same
i've felt the same

verse two:

weather's getting colder
a tree grows one day older
and to celebrate let's hold her and never let her go
the clouds are growing tired
the wind rather expired
their feeling of inspire gone along with
all their frequent flyers

(chorus)