Come on Home

by Letter to Memphis

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released February 14, 2016

Devon Cahill - vocals, guitar, ukulele
Gene Starks - guitar, vocals
Paul Niehaus IV - bass, vocals, piano, organ, Wurlitzer, lap steel, mandolin, guitar, percussion
Sarah Velasquez - violin, vocals
Joe Meyer - drums (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Drew Lance percussion/drums (3, 8, 10)
Jake Brookman - cello (1, 3)
Natalie Huggins - vocals (4)
additional vocals on Track 1 - Drew Lance, Josh Melvin, Jackie Teuber

Written by Devon Cahill and Gene Starks (BMI) and Paul Niehaus IV (ASCAP)
Produced and recorded by Paul Niehaus IV at Blue Lotus Studio, St. Louis, MO
Mixed by Paul Niehaus IV and Josh Melvin at Blue Lotus Studio
Additional assistance by Rob Barnard
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

Album art by Janae French

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Letter to Memphis St Louis, Missouri

Letter to Memphis is an indie folk band from St. Louis, MO. Their sincere and heartfelt songs explore sounds rooted in wistful folkiness, with a little greasy honky-tonk, elements of jazz and bossa nova, and even a dash of rock 'n' roll, and themes ranging from the whimsical to the fervently emotional. River deep, mountain high. ... more

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Track Name: Anthem of a Wanderer
Seek and ye shall find
The land we've all been searching for
Seek and ye shall find
The peace we've been looking for
Hold on tight, keep moving
And we'll sing
ahh ahh ahh

Seek and ye shall find
The ones whose hearts inspire true
Seek and ye shall find
We're all under the same sky, stars, and moon, and sun
Look up and sing
ahh ahh ahh

Seek and ye shall find
The strength that lies within your soul
Seek and ye shall find
Inside yourself there lies the power,
Insight, love
So we extol
ahh ahh ahh
Track Name: Come on Home
I've been waiting all this time for you
To come on home
You found something else you wanted so
You had to roam

And I will drown in my own words
I don't even think I've been heard
And I will try
To say goodbye
Without a tear

I though maybe you would wait til I
Had fully grown
When it happened (late, not never) we
Had to atone

And I will drown in my own tears
I still don't think you know I'm here
And I will cry
You'll say goodbye
But you'll return

Got a call out of the blue one day
The colors shown
I need you to come and pick me up
And bring me home

Or I will drown in my own ruin
I hope that you can get here soon
So I can fly
I'll say goodbye
And I'll return
So I can fly
I'll say goodbye
And I'll return
Track Name: To the River
To the river, to the river, oh
To the river, to the river, yeah

Gauge says it's getting low
But you're all about go
You say you'll stop and fill the tank if you could ever come down

But I've got news for you
If you don't slow down soon
This ride will die before you've gone too far from where you came

Walk away, walk away
Into the rain, into the rain
Wash your pain right down the drain
I'll see to it you don't drown

I've been here before
Seven miles from shore
All this water you can't drink won't get you very far

Twice now you've sprung a leak
Cracked like a dried up creek
Twice now the dust gave in to wind and carried you away

Walk away, walk away
Into the rain, into the rain
Wash your pain right down the drain
I'll see to it you don't drown

To the river, to the river, oh
To the river, to the river, yeah
Track Name: Drawn to You
I had to, there was a magnet inside
You saw me and there was nowhere I could hide
Magnetically I'm drawn to you

Well I pushed you, but there was no way around
We couldn't be one but we made a sound
Hopelessly I'm drawn to you

Your fire glazed eyes
Your candid lullabies
You're drawn to me as I to you

Around we're dancing
On a cloud in orbit
Make a sound like lovers
Hear it loud like thunder

It's stitched in and woven into the design
It's been you in me since the dawn of time
Genetically I'm drawn to you

And now that we've started we're locked in time
Set in stone and wrapped in miles and miles of vine
Endlessly I'm drawn to you

Your morning rise
You know I'm wise
You're drawn to me, would you agree

Around we're dancing
On a cloud in orbit
Make a sound like lovers
Hear it loud like thunder
Track Name: Jason
Jason, why you sittin there so alone
Don't you know there's something out there for everyone
Jason, why you feelin so damn afraid
Worryin all day and night about the mess we made

And it was lonely boy meets girl
How quickly you became my world
Alone together we would be
Your face was all that I could see

Jason, with your headphones always on
Hours spent just blocking out your real life for your favorite song
Jason, always quiet and far away
Had love in your heart that you could not convey

And it was lonely boy meets girl
How quickly I let you be my world
Alone together we would be
Your face was all that I could see
And it was lonely boy meets girl
How quickly I let you be my world
Alone together we would be
Until I finally set you free

Jason, why you sittin there so alone
Don't you know there's somethin out there for everyone
Track Name: Home Tonight
Take my hand, just grab it
Come out the doorway
It took awhile, it's hard to feel
We're only halfway
I'll keep you on tenterhooks
You always give me the same looks

But baby baby baby
My heart was cold when we first met
Your heart was always there, it took me by surprise
When you smiled across the room I saw it in your eyes
Why were you so stuck on me
My heart so numb it's plain to see

Out of mind and out of sight
I'll wake you when I'm home tonight
You turned around so slow, does this mean that you are ready to go?
We'd been shot down and acted fools
I never guessed we'd see this through

And baby baby baby
My heart was cold when we first met
Your heart was always there, it took me by surprise
When you smiled across the room I saw it in your eyes
Why were you so stuck on me
My heart so numb it's plain to see
Track Name: Ol' Missouri Bluff
If you wanna come on down
We can make a sweet sweet sound
Sharing tales of love and woe
On a mountaintop plateau

Him and her and you and me
Singing all in harmony
Joining forces with the leaves
Underneath a shady tree

I don't need much to feel free
Someday I know we will be
Birds can fly and so can we
Time will come just wait and see

Finding what we're put here for
Never easy to be sure
But try and sing it loud enough
On an ol' Missouri bluff

We can do it anywhere
Home is where your hearts are there
Find it in your heart to share
Sing your song and let it blare

I don't need much to feel free
Someday I know we will be
Birds can fly and so can we
Time will come just wait and see

Come on now and take my hand
We'll go to the promised land
Oh how happy we will be
Come on clap along with me
Track Name: Time
Crossroads ahead, I know which way to go
I turn around to find you
Are you ready to follow?

I don't have time to waste or time to wait
This is my chance to shine before it's too late
I need to know right now
Are you with me?

We've both made mistakes and errors in judgement
But that was before
And I'm looking ahead

I don't have time to waste or time to wait
This is my chance to shine before it's too late
I need to know right now
Are you with me?

Oh, but I am so fond of you
Oh, but I am so fond of you
The time is slipping away and I have nowhere else to stay

And this is the last time that I'm gonna turn around
Please don't expect me
To carry your weight

I don't have time to waste or time to wait
This is my chance to shine before it's too late
I need to know right now
Are you with me?
Track Name: First Goodbye
The roof is on fire with smoke filled desire
And they can't get out cause it's over their heads
The sun hangs its crown as the dark creeps around
But stars they ignite in the weary sun's stead

Hearts beat in time and fingers intertwine
There's no escape from the deep of his stare
So she bats her eye and lets out a long sigh
The palpable air thick and rich without care
Logical reason ceases
Magic's control increases
Consequences don't apply
Until they've said their first goodbye

She feels inclined to show all her designs
That hang from the doorframe right next to her bed
He doesn't know so he smiles just for show
But he's hanging on to her every last word

The palpable air it has followed them there
But it moves aside as they commence their dance)
Boundaries dissolve as their bodies resolve
And they won't get out cause they're not in their heads)
Logical reason ceases
Magic's control increases
Consequences don't apply
Until they've said their first goodbye
Track Name: Letter to My Heart
This is a letter to my heart
Please kindly get off of my sleeve
I think it's best we spend some time apart
Because I feel so much sometimes it's hard to breathe

This is a letter to my heart
You've been just way too big right from the start
Let's find a way to work together and you can impart
A sense of urgency that I can do my part

And I was hoping oh so very hard that you could do me one good solid
Help me realize with confidence that what I feel is valid
Help me find the place to go
But please don't always let it show

This is a letter to my mind
Please understand some things you can't rewind
Can I switch you off like a radio?
Because you move too fast and I must take it slow

And I was hoping oh so very hard that you could do me one good solid
Help me realize with confidence that what I feel is valid
Help me find the place to go
But please don't always let it show

Please be kind to me
Please be kind to me
Please be kind to me
Please be kind to me

This is a letter to my soul
Bring all together so I can be whole
I feel if I can find the balance and some self-control
I'll be well on my way to finding out my role