Forever

by Lomelda

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Ethan Jaynes
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Ethan Jaynes On another level, seriously. Can't believe I just found this. Favorite track: Columbia River.
Scott Steneker
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Scott Steneker such a good album! i love everything about this. her voice is unique and captivating. the melodies are wonderful. So good. Favorite track: New Age Lines.
Kaya Brennan
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Kaya Brennan Beautiful sounds !! Im hooked - this is one to keep . Favorite track: New Age Lines.
Jamison Barsotti
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Jamison Barsotti A very solid release from Lomelda. Reminiscent of Low but sometimes venturing into the bombast and spaceyness of a band like Lift to Experience. Hannah Read's lyrics and performance really tie the album together.

Unique and familiar at the same time. One of the best things I listened to from 2015. Favorite track: Columbia River.
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released October 30, 2015

Performed by Hannah Read, Andrew Hulett, and Zach Daniel
with guest performances from Diana Rudd and Josh Stone
Engineered by Tommy Read at Lazybones Audio
Released by Punctum Records

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Track Name: Brazos River
And on sleepless nights
Sitting on your porch,
Staring at the stars never sure what we were looking for,
Breathing in pipe smoke,
And philosophy
Till it burned to ash and reminded us of old memories,
Well I told you then
How it was so dark
The night I rode my bike down University Parks
To the suspension bridge
To await the dawn --
Standing above that river
I knew it wouldn't be long.

So we made a plan
To drive way up north,
Had to see those things that we'd never seen before.
The gray ocean fog,
Purple mountainsides,
Wildfires in fields and the pastel Utah sky
And the rolling hills
That go rolling on
And on and on and on, forever on.

And I don't know why, but I want to say, I feel at home with you.
I don't know why, but I want to say, I feel at home with you.

I know what it means to be alone, and I sure do wish I was home...
Track Name: Ebb Tide
[clarinet and classical guitar instrumental bliss]
Track Name: Spiritual Health
Chapped lips from keeping secrets,
Black eyes from staying up all night,
I go out looking for eternity
In paperbacks and orange street lights
And what you’ll say you heard the first time --
Their worn hands and young lovers’ hearts
Just keeping it down, keeping it down.
Forever is where I always start,
But I gave it up.
I gave it up --
The way they talk about their prayers,
I dream of moving to the city,
But is it in the universe plan?
And does it really mean anything?
I fall in love just like everyone.
Is it all we ever really want?
Just keeping it down, keeping it down.
I still want to ask you to come [stay],
But I gave it up.
I gave it up.
Would you let me walk forever
When darkness comes to keep me company?
You know the frustration of a foggy mind,
And I know all about humidity.
Is it fear? Are you afraid?
I am afraid.
Just keeping it down, keeping it down.
No fear in love but all the pain.
Track Name: Columbia River
Everybody tries to make me dance but I just want to sit still
And stare right at you with my strongest gaze. It's an innocent youthful thrill.
And hold your hand on my front porch swing when the summer night sends a chill.
And dream of driving way up north though I know we'll never get our fill.

Everybody tries to fall in love but I just keep making friends.
When I sort through the stars at night I'm looking for some kind of sign of the end.
If the sun won't rise when the morning comes I'll be ready 'cause I don't depend
On those things like philosophy and the sunrise, moon tides, pursuit of happiness.

I find that I wish I was home.
I find that I wish I was home,
Singing songs that I [you] already know
Instead of always writing [singing] my own,
And arranging the tones
In this city that reminds me I'm alone.

I find that I wish I was yours.
I find that I wish I was yours
And belonged to all the birds nesting on the porch
And all the trees along the river gorge
And every windswept metaphor --
All of yours until I am nothing more.
Track Name: New Age Lines
Golden sun on the rise, a new ache, a heavy breath,
Since my Great Aunt Lucy lost it in a dream in sleep -- by the morning, death,
I need a longer walk with green colored sidewalk chalk.

Golden song in my ear -- a whisper of tired souls
And mason jar memories and dirty night gowns and faces covered by soil.
And I need a longer walk with green colored sidewalk chalk,
The lonely way lovers talk with shadows the whole block.

Just a year ago we were young. Now we're old.
Just a year ago we were young, now we're old.
Well, how could we know but be among stories told?
When we left our home, we let those lines tell us where to go.

Reading maps and poems and open palms and maps and poems and open palms...
At Multnomah Falls again with no innocence left,
Just the age in the sound and the fear in my mind and the ache in my side.
I keep falling behind.
Track Name: Miles
When you drove over the river that's been running through my years,
Did you feel it like a lover whisper secrets in your ear?
Hear the nearness of a memory? Smell the ocean where we stood
Looking out into the distance at the sight of all we could?
All those miles miles miles miles miles.
All those miles miles miles miles miles.
And if it meant the most to me would you mind? Would you mind?
And if it meant the most to me would you mind? Would you mind the miles?
Track Name: Late Dawn pt. 1
If I lose my breath by the morning, please carry the tune
Of the dying song I used to sing in the throes of June.
Don't tell me that I'm being morbid. I know it will be soon
‘Cause I could feel my lungs -- they were failing at that beautiful view.
The sun disappeared behind that tree line, and you promised it would rise.
Now I'm not saying you were lying, but I don't think you were right.
If I never really become anybody,
at least when you see that I'm just a lifeless body,
maybe eternity will mean something new.
Track Name: Late Dawn pt. 2
[emotional guitar solo]

Can we wait for the sun? For the sun?
Track Name: Fear
I first felt the fear that phantom summer when my grandmother died.
I lived in her house for six months after always waiting for the sunrise.

I didn't know the world had ended and left without saying goodbye.
I didn't know the world had ended and left without saying goodbye.

I saw it again -- oil on canvas and a face staring right at me.
I swear there was a soul in two dimensions touching the tip of eternity.

I didn't know the world had ended and left without saying goodbye.
I didn't know the world had ended and left without saying goodbye.

I am still afraid. I am still afraid...

I've got a body with an irregular heartbeat and dreams of breaking vows.
Now I want to give this old world its handwoven funeral shroud.
Track Name: Forever
At the end of the day I just want to feel a warm hand
On my back leading me to the height of nightfall.

At the end of the day I just want to hear a whisper
Over the shivers from the scratching of a love song.

At the end of the day I just want to watch the sky fire
Burn to ashes like a prophecy for us all.

At the end of the day I just want to lay my head down,
Never again to wonder if there will be a dawn.

At the end of the day I don't think I'll mind,
No, I don't think I'll mind the end of the world.

Swollen fingers sway over the sidewalk.
Heavy shadows almost cover the whole block.
The silence of mourning, the talking all night --
Forever for lovers.
Forgiving the time, forgetting the time, forgiving the time,
Forgetting the time, forgiving the time...
Track Name: Universe
Give me your hand.
Don't give me that look.
Other worlds flying by,
Headlights want for nothing.
I'd let you in,
But I can't go any farther
Lonelier.
Give me a chance.
Calm down a moment.
I thought I was the only.
I thought it was everything.
When you held up my face,
I forgot to hear the hum --
The hum of the streets --
Forgot to see months behind, months ahead,
Lonelier.
Now I can't keep it together.
I can't go on forever.
No, I can't keep it together.
I can't go on forever.
Lonelier,
Lonelier,
Lonelier,
Lonelier.