Phases

by Letter to Memphis

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05:04
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04:55
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03:33
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04:45
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02:42

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released August 26, 2014

Devon Cahill - vocals, ukulele, harmonica, percussion
Gene Starks - guitar, percussion
Paul Niehaus IV - bass, guitar, piano, organ, electric piano, percussion
Sarah Velasquez - violin, vocals

Featuring:
Mike Murano - drums 2, 6, 8, 9
Danny Banks - drums 5, 7
Adam Andrews - harmonica 7
Josh Melvin - vocals 2

Music and lyrics by Devon Cahill and Gene Starks
(except track 8, by Daniel McGowan and Devon Cahill)
Art and Design by Devon Cahill and Gene Starks
Recorded by Paul Niehaus IV at Blue Lotus Studio
Mixed by Paul Niehaus IV and Josh Melvin
Mastered by Brad Sarno at Blue Jade Audio

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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: Other Life
I just want to get something done
It's hard
but I try
Take it one step, two, three, four
It's hard
but I try
Be more zen
Present tense

Things were different in my other life
so busy inside
Hearts all over floors, can't keep it clean
so busy inside
I can be fine
down the line

But obsession with perfection is hastening the undoing of
everything that's fascinating
Simply put, I'm unraveling

I can feel my legs dangling
I know
I will fall
Get out of my head or else I know
I will fall
Take your time
It's a sign

So I'm keeping balance of my other life
Stay busy outside
Strive to keep it all so neat and clean
Stay busy outside
I will be fine
Oh down the line

But obsession with perfection is hastening the undoing of
everything that's fascinating
Simply put, I'm unraveling
I'm unraveling

I just want to get something done
It's hard
but I try
Take it one step, two, three, four
It's hard
Track Name: Rest Your Head
Goodnight sweeheart
Time has come to rest your head
Every night the moon is high
Lay and dream of what's ahead

Like endless seas
A garden of fig trees
A sky of white
and try with all your might
to dream in blue, green, purple air
and keep on heading somewhere
and it won't be just like before
You'll find what you've been looking for

When you were younger still
you would dream in shades of grey
But the time has come to sleep
to dream you're finally on your way

And when you do
I'll dream of you too
And we'll ignite
And try with all our might
to dream in blue, green, purple air
and keep on heading somewhere
and it won't be just like before
We'll find what we've been looking for
Track Name: Stay for the Season
Spring is here, the chill is gone
Things'll change, it won't be long
I've taken note all along
Of all the ways I've done you wrong

My future is bright, just like the sky
When summer heats up, so will I
And I'm not going to keep on standing by
When all I do is make you cry

I feel like I've worn out my welcome
Like a ten day heatwave

Stay for the season, I know you've got good reason
to call my stupid bluff and walk away
Stay for the season, I know you've got good reason
What can I do to make you stay?

Now autumn is here, the leaves are brown
I know damn well I've let you down
I'll be over on the other side of town
in case you ever want to see this clown

Now I feel bleak just like the clouds
This winter you don't want me around
You used to make me feel so proud
Now even when I whisper I feel loud

I know that I've worn out my welcome
Like snow from last week's storm

And if you ever see me, I might be too afraid see
To ask you once again to stay with me

Stay for the season, I know you've got good reason
to call my stupid bluff and walk away
Stay for the Season, I know you've got good reason
What can I do to make you stay?

Spring is here the chill is gone
Things'll change, it won't be long