Seasons

by Shannon Rose

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released November 12, 2012

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Track Name: Storm
Storm
Words and music by Shannon Rose

I hold my peace like a blanket about me
Curled on the couch I read until you find me
I’ll kiss your lips and I’ll pull you upon me
Outside the rain has been falling down steady

Already falling apart, apart, a part of me is
Already falling apart, apart

I’ll boil the water if you’ll make the tea and
I’ll do the dishes if you’ll do the laundry
I’ll be a good wife if you’ll always hold me
Outside the storm clouds are looking so heavy

Already falling apart, apart, a part of me is
Already falling apart, apart

With every crash of lightening we see
With every crack of thunder we feel
With every crash of lightening we see
With every crack of thunder we feel, we feel, we feel

Already falling apart, apart, a part of me is
Already falling apart, apart
Track Name: Open Water
Open Water
Words and music by Shannon Rose

Oh the old boat has been leaking
And the bailing isn't working

Save me on the open water
Oh save me on the open water

And bring me on, bring me on

I should leave him right where he left me
Crooked cabin, with the front door broken in

Oh help me through the open season
Oh please help me, it's the open season

And bring me on

If there's a red sky burning in the early morning
If there's a red sky burning in the early morning
If there's a red sky blazing in the early morning
If there's a red sky burning it's an early warning

Save me on the open water
Oh please save me on the open water

And bring me on

(He had a hunter's map
I'm never looking back
I'll tread until the dawn
Until you bring me on)
Track Name: Wild Wind
Wild Wind
Words and music by Shannon Rose

Keep your head up little one and troubles leave behind
Don't fall to pieces little one this all has been designed

Ooh a wild wind blows

All your bad dreams little one will melt just like a cloud
Keep your good thoughts little one when the world gets loud
See the flowers little one all soaking up the rain
If it showers little one you must do the same

Ooh a wild wind blows

You don't have to be afraid
You will always find your way
You don't have to feel afraid
You will always be ok

Ooh a wild wind blows
Track Name: Corners
Corners
Words and music by Shannon Rose

All out with your questions
I promise to give you my best
If all you are asking is
For the truth I will honour your request
For the truth I will honour your request

Shining a light to the corners tonight
And filling in all the old cracks
If we said goodbye to these shadows before
Why would we ever go back

My diary will remain open
Though I'll soon be turning the page
On sentences already spoken
On a language I'm too tired to explain
On a language I'm too tired to explain

Shining a light to the corners tonight
And filling in all the old cracks
If we said goodbye to these shadows before
Why would we ever go back

One day I'll bet it will be possible for us to forget
One day I'll bet it will be possible and we'll forget

Shining a light to the corners tonight
And filling in all the old cracks
If we said goodbye to these shadows before
Why would we ever go back
Shining a light to the corners tonight
And filling in all the old cracks
We said goodbye to these shadows before
And baby I ain't going back
Track Name: Oh Mercy
Oh Mercy
Words and music by Shannon Rose

Oh magic will I ever be whole
Cold logic forced my heart from my soul
Could ya call me when you’re ready to come by
And if those cold feet leave me, lull me till I’m fine

And there’s something easy coming over me
Till there’s an aching heartbeat and someone cares for me

Savage beast, bitter wine
Tastes much sweeter than mine
If I drink till I drown
Will I dream till I die

Oh mercy have you found a good home
Night fly-by, passing over the fold
Could you call me when I’m ready to let go
When I’ve got cold feet, cold hands, lull me, let me know

That there’s something easy waiting there for me
I see a new seed, new crops growing on the lea

Savage beast, bitter wine
Tastes much sweeter than mine
If I drink till I drown
Will I dream till I die

Savage beast, bitter wine
Tastes much sweeter than mine
If I drink till I drown
Will I dream till I die
Track Name: Why Me
Why Me
Words and music by Shannon Rose

The tap keeps on dripping and it’s getting later
The floor keeps on shaking with each passing freighter
And I’ve been trying to drown out the noise
But I’d have to sing at the top of my voice

Why me
I didn’t do anything
I’m innocent
And I have always believed

They said if I reached and gathered my mettle
I could leap with a bound from this ghetto
And the wings of the angels would sound
Though I thought there was noone around
So I’ll keep laying my prayers on the table
And I’ll keep trusting I’m equal and able
And I’ll keep waiting to see the advances
But I don’t seem to get many chances

Why me
I didn’t do anything
I’m innocent
And I was led to believe
That if you’re good
Then good things would come
Well I ain’t been that bad
Am I just not good enough

And I will kneel till I’m raw
And I will sing till I’m hoarse
And I will speak with the Lord
About lifting my cross

And I will kneel till I’m raw
And I will sing till I’m hoarse
And I’ll cry out to the Lord
How ‘bout liftin’ my cross

Why me
I didn’t do anything
I’m innocent
And I was led to believe
Why me, why me, why me
I didn’t do anything
I’m innocent
And I have always believed
Track Name: Under the Moon
Under the Moon
Words and music by Shannon Rose

Let's have one more dance
I feel like some romance
Like nights by the Eiffel
Let's wander and trifle

You balance the tightrope
And feed me your sweet trope
And I'll form like putty
To your form, get ready

Let's follow an avenue and give in to the yellow moon
Let's not be over it, let's just lay under it

On sand alabaster
My heart's beating faster
In love like a torrent
I'm feeling so foreign

And your hand in my hand
Let's float to the deep end
On sweet serenading
And slow promenading

Let's follow an avenue and give in to the yellow moon
Let's not be over it, let's just lay under it

I'm always hopin' the flower will open
And bloom in the city - it sure would be pretty...

Let's follow an avenue and give in to the yellow moon
Let's not be over it, let's just lay under it.
Track Name: Save Yourself
Save Yourself
Words and music by Shannon Rose

Wait here for you
So as not to
Leave what we made
Ransom's been paid

But I still hope that you'll come home
And I hope you'll come alone
And I hope we'll both live to
Laugh about what we've been through

If you can't save him you'd best save yourself

It's been so long
I was once strong
Now I'm fading
Too long waiting

But I hope that you'll come home
And I hope you'll come alone
And I hope we'll both live to
Laugh about what we've been through

If you can't save him you'd best save yourself

I woke up this morning
I awoke to fresh laid dew
I inhaled the morning glory
I exhaled my thoughts of you

If you can't save him you'd best save yourself.
Track Name: Oh No
Oh No
Words and music by Shannon Rose

Hollow as a heart who’s poured out all his life
You beat me one last sigh
I thought I saw a light, some old ember start to shine
But that was just some devil building a new fire in your eyes

Now tell me why I should sacrifice
My own still beating heart by tightening your vice

Oh oh no, I’m letting you know that if you go, you go

Broken as a beast, struck down by your own hand
You nod off your goodbye
I thought I heard you speak and I turned to drink it in
But your mouth was shut and drier than
An arid desert wind

Now tell me why I should sacrifice
My own still beating heart by tendering your price

Oh oh no, I’m letting you know that if you go, you go

I’ve opened up the windows wide
I’m airing out the place and I
Changed the locks this morning I
Changed your luck this morning I

Oh oh no, I’m letting you know that if you go, you go
Track Name: Winter Alibi
Winter Alibi
Words and music by Shannon Rose

I have watched the snow falling for hours
And the pile of down grow on the hedge
And the frosting spread in thick winds over the rooftops
And our old pine is dripping in diamonds, in crystal, and cold

This is my winter alibi
I keep to myself and I tell you lies
A woman can fall without a sound
Just as the snow falls to the ground

Out the window white gold falls from the heavens
As the words drift soft onto the page
It’s the quiet, the peace in the season that’s keeping me inside
But there’s nothing beginning, no stirring, no push to be warm

This is my winter alibi
I keep to myself and I tell you lies
A woman can fall without a sound
Just as the snow falls to the ground

But you know it’s better, I’m better, all better
It’s crystal clear
Yeah you know it’s better, I’m better
Do I sound sincere

This is my winter alibi
I keep to myself and I tell you lies
A woman can fall without a sound
Just as the snow falls to the ground
Track Name: Koenig
Koenig
Words and music by Shannon Rose

Out past the old mill and down to the riverbed
Koenig the king felt the sun shine upon his head
Tired, still he sailed
His mission had failed him and everyone
His ship and queen were gone
Nothing to do now he followed the water on a raft that he made
Got carried away

But the old river has no name

Koenig the king’s just an old ghost, a tired old ghost
If he knew he were lost he wouldn’t be lost, wouldn’t be lost

La la la la la

Men rise like kings when they’re trying to dominate
Fictions ring true when they’d rather not compensate for things that they break or
Things they erase

But the old river has no name

Koenig the king’s just an old ghost, a tired old ghost
If he knew he were lost he wouldn’t be lost, wouldn’t be lost

Come what may they will be holding tight
When it’s all gone away they will look for the light

But the old river has no name
And the old king has no shame

Koenig the king’s just an old ghost, a tired old ghost
If he knew he were lost he wouldn’t be lost, wouldn’t be lost
Track Name: If We Come True
If We Come True
Words and music by Shannon Rose

Sweet as the warm day
on warm skin
on warm beginnings

Night falls so easy
on warm wind
on warmer endings

This will be what follows all of our desire
This will be the shadow left behind the fire
This is how we'll feel if we come true
This is how we'll feel if we come true

Laid bare on cooled sheets
on cooled breezes
cooled down heartstrings

Morning's unveiling
in blue light
of blue veins resting

This will be what follows all of our desire
This will be the shadow left behind the fire
This is how we'll feel if we come true
This is how we'll feel if we come true

Weaker hearts get broken
The stronger go unspoken
If you get what you want you'll cool completely
And I'll regret what you got, when you forget me

This will be what follows all of our desire
This will be the shadow left behind the fire
This is how we'll feel if we come true
This is how we'll feel if we come true